IELTS Speaking Test: Magical tips and Important things to keep in mind while sitting in the IELTS Speaking exam. Many candidates are scared of the Speaking Section of the IELTS Exam. But, it's just a matter of proper practice and awareness about the IELTS Speaking Test.
Let us throw some light on the things that you should keep in mind while preparing for the IELTS Speaking Section Which would make you more confident when you sit for the IELTS Exam.
1) The first and the foremost thing is being aware of the timings, score and pattern of the IELTS Speaking test. The IELTS Speaking Test consists of three parts:
Part 1: Introduction
In this part, the examiner asks you to introduce yourself, asks about your hobbies etc.
Tip: It is recommended to give your answers in 'Yes' or 'No' first and then continue with an explanation.
Part 2: In this part, the examiner will ask you to speak on a topic given in Task Card.
You have to speak for 1-2 minutes on this topic. Most of the candidates find this part tough. The candidate will be given 1 minute to prepare and pen down their thoughts and then they can speak.
Tip: Pen down the points may be in the form of words which will remind you while speaking and be natural while speaking.
Part 3: This part is the discussion part.
Here, you have to talk to the examiner for 3-4 minutes. This discussion could be on any topic, maybe on the topic given in Part 2.
Tip: Try to share some personal experiences on the topic. This would make the discussion more unique and you will also feel more comfortable with the examiner.
2) The second thing to keep in your mind is to be unique and authentic. Don't speak prepared answers that you might have prepared for any of your exams. Be spontaneous while speaking. When you speak prepared answers, the examiner will come to know and that will affect your score.
3) The third thing to keep in mind is to vary your pitch while speaking and avoid speaking in a monotone. Varying your pitch while speaking makes you sound natural and you will also become more comfortable in your speech.
4) The fourth thing to keep in your mind is the usage of good vocabulary. So, try learning new words every day and try using them in your daily speech, so that you sound natural and fluent while giving the IELTS Exam.
5) The fifth thing to keep in mind is to keep calm and don't panic while you commit any mistake while speaking. Keep calm and speak slowly. Don't try to speak too fast. If you commit any mistake while speaking, correct it without being panic. This will show that you are aware of what you speak.
6) The sixth thing to keep in mind is to ask again if you don't understand the question. Yes, you can say "I am sorry, could you please elaborate?"
7) The last thing is to take care of the grammar. Listen to the question carefully and be alert about the grammar used in the question.