6 IELTS Speaking Tips

1. Avoid unfamiliar vocabulary. A lot of test-takers try to use vocabulary that may be unfamiliar when taking the IELTS. That increases the risk of making mistakes, stick to words you are comfortable with and used before.

2.There is no right or wrong answer in the interview section. The examiner does not have to agree with your opinion. Many students think there is a right or wrong answer to the interview questions, there are not. The examiner is looking at how fluent you are and if your answers are grammatically correct.

3. Ask the examiner to repeat the question. If you are unsure on what the examiner is asking, don't be afraid to ask that he or she repeat the question. However, you don't want to ask the examiner to repeat every question.

4.Avoid giving short answers. Do not give simple yes or no answers. If you notice your answer is short, you can extend your answer by giving examples that support your opinion and examples from the opposite sides point of view.

5.Practice answering different types of questions and how to support your answers. Before taking the test you should practice speaking about the following. Giving your opinion on different topics, sharing examples to support your topics, sharing examples that contradict your opinion, evaluating someone else’s opinion, speaking about cause and effect and speaking about hypothetical situations.

6.Don't rush when speaking. Many test-takers tend to rush when speaking in a non-native tongue. If you need a moment to think about your answer during the interview section let the examiner know that you will need a few seconds t to think about the question. However, avoid doing that for every question you face during the interview section.

The most important tip for the IELTS speaking test is to practice your speaking skills before taking the test. By practicing and listening to recordings of you answers you will learn more about your speaking patterns and how you can improve your speaking skills.