Saturday, March 6, 2010


As you know, there are 3 parts in the Speaking sub-test : Interview, Speech and Discussion.
The questions are predictable.

If you speak well, just go over it and prepare an answer in you head for every question. If you have someone to practice with - do it, if you don’t - I suggest that you record yourself. You can do that using your PC or voice recorder or even one of those MP3 players that can tape you as well.
To get the feeling of real IELTS Speaking test you can listen to sample of test and look at the questions and the transcript of the tapes.

Best advice to those who speak not so well:
  1. Write your answers on a piece of paper.
  2. Memorize them.
  3. Speak to yourself - ask questions and answer with whatever you wrote. It will improve your pronunciation and make you more confident. This is how you overcome the initial shock of speaking English.
  4. Practice a lot with you wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend, at first you may look at your paper and then don’t - test your memory.
One more important thing - in Speaking you can not receive half band, like 5.5 or 6.5. Your score will be full band, like 5 or 6.

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