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How to score in speaking IELTS

Familiarity with the criteria or scoring factors in speaking the IELTS test is one of the factors for the success of language learners in this field because by focusing more on these factors, they can spend more useful time to improve their level.

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There are four scoring factors in speaking, each of which affects the final score by an equal amount (a quarter or twenty-five percent).

According to the speaking band descriptor table, the examiner gives each of the above four factors a score between 1 and 9 (technically and linguistically, it is very unlikely that the distance between these factors will be more than two points: Take five, but get a score of seven or eight in pronunciation (.

The important point is that according to the speaking band descriptor, after the examiner scores, the score does not round up mathematically and upwards (like the oral score). It rolls downwards!

Note: Be sure to work hard on your weakest factors and improve them, because it is not possible to cover the extreme weakness of grammar with, for example, a sharp increase in lexical knowledge.

Introducing scoring factors in speaking

1) Fluency and Coherence, (no excessive pause, unnecessary repetition)

2) Lexical resource or vocabulary, correct and appropriate words and high level (high score of seven is only for those who use high level words related to the subject: collocations, idioms and words that are not used but related to the subject)

3) Grammatical Range and accuracy or grammatical structures and correct use of sentences, correct grammar and high-level score above seven is only for those who use complex grammar fluently and extensively and naturally: dependent clauses, types of conditions,

4) Pronunciation (Note that pronunciation has nothing to do with British or American ل accents, but rather “stress”, “intonation” and “chancing”).

Note: In general, unlike writing, “how to say” is more important in speaking than “what”.

According to the descriptor table, the examiner gives each of the above four factors a score between 1 and 9 (technically and linguistically, it is very unlikely that the distance between these factors will be more than two points: for example, someone in fluent Take five but get a score of seven or eight in pronunciation)

The important point is that according to the speaking band descriptor, after the examiner scores, the score does not round up mathematically and upwards (like the oral score).

Rather, it turns down!

For example, if you get 7 in three factors but in one factor 6, then your score will be 6.5 and not 7!

Lesson for you: Be sure and seriously work on your weakest factors and improve them: You cannot cover the extreme weakness of grammar with, for example, a sharp increase in lexical knowledge.

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