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Important Tips about IELTS Speaking Test

Probably you have some stress about your IELTS exam, especially about speaking. Because seriously it is the hardest part and will be harder if you have not been ready. But with these tips we guarantee that you can pass your exam and much better, you can be a good speaker.

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In face to face or online IELTS exam, you must pass three parts. Familiarly with them can be useful to prepare for exam.

Part 1

In this part you have 5 minutes to speak with IELTS examiner to talk about yourself. It includes these subjects:

Your family life

Your job

Your personal life and habits

Your interests

Part 2

In part 2, you deliver a card, a subject printed on it. Then, you have 1 minutes to take notes about it. After that, you must speak about it in 2 minutes.

Part 3

In this part, you must have a discussion about topic that you had in part 2 with examiner and more detailed. Part 3 should to long for at least 4 minutes.

Now, let to have some very important and helpful tips about these three parts.

Tip 1:  the memorizing sucks!

Don’t memories the answers; especially in part 1. When you do it, the examiner can’t approximate your skill level, and it’s not in your benefit at all. Memorize that examiner may say to you that you memorized the answers, and it surely effect on your band score.

Tip 2: don’t use big and non-familiar words!

You may want use any word both simple and common words, for impressing the examiner, but it’s a high risk. First of all, you may don’t pronounce correctly, and also may you use an unfamiliar word in wrong way. At last, this effects your score.

 Use an area of vocabulary that are relevant to the topics.  The list of topics will be come in tip 10. In this way, you can make a vocabulary list and a map in your mind for words and phrases that are connected and relevant to the topics. 

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Tip 3: Use a wide range of grammatical structures.

When examiners test your speaking skill, score you by these factors:

Smoothness and solidarity

Word power

grammatical range and accuracy


Try to use a wide range of grammatical structures by using simple and complicated sentences to explain what you want to say. Know your mistakes in your dialog with friends; or record your voice and try your ability of detecting your mistakes. If you hear a mistake, correct it. You have challenging your ability of using literal of different grammatical structures; so, it’s important to use right verbs for different times.

Tip 4: don’t mind your accent

The IELTS examiner by taking a face to face speaking test, understands a wide range of accents. So, unlike machine, they can understand different accents. If you can have a good communication, so there is no problem. but be aware of sounds you have problems in them and be sure that you use stress and intonation, because English is a stress-based language. Practice with your friends, if they couldn’t

understand you, they will tell to you.

Pause so think

A short pause for thinking to what you want to go is harmless. We all do that for processing the questions. You can use

 phrases that give you time. Diction like:

That’s an interesting question

I never thought about that before, but…

Let me see

That’s a good point.

That’s a difficult question, but I try to answer it

Tip 5: don’t use filler materials.

Don’t use these:


You know






Tip 7: stretch your answers Try to answer completely to the questions.

Extend your answers and don’t wait for examiner to ask you new questions. Mean, take long to your answers and be active in answering. If you say short answers, examiner think that you cannot speak about the topic, in detail. If the examiner says “why”, they want you to give a reason for your answer and extend it.

Tip 8: smiling helps pronunciation

Smiling effects on your nervous status, so it helps you in speaking. Be sure to pronounce clearly. Open your mouth much enough to out sounds clear. When we smile our mouth will be bigger and sound of our voice will be much clearer. Clear pronouncing shows to examiner that you can use of the wide range of the features of pronunciations.

Tip 9: Don’t speak monotone

Sometimes when we speak, we make a smooth, monotone, with little alteration sound. This, don’t help to your presentation and recognition of important parts of your speaking will be harder for audience. Emphasis on parts of words and some pause between your talk, can be charming for your examiner. When we enforce on some words, comparison will be easier. Also, it increases the action of conversation. So, remind that:

Don’t talk monotone

Use stress and tone for emphasis

Use your hands for pointing and helping to conversation rhythm.

Tip 10: Practice the usual subjects of IELTS

The Part of 2 of IELTS speaking test, requires you to speak about a specified topic about 2 minutes. Practice the special subjects of IELTS, with your friends and family; for improvement and learning the related words.

These is the common topics:

Tourism and travel




Family life

Sport and recreation

Crime and punishment

The internet

Advertising and retail

Use these tips in these topics for increasing your self-confidence.

Practice makes perfect, so with hard practice you can earn your band score you need.

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