Worried About the Speaking Test of IELTS? Here’s How to Ace it

Even though you might not show it, we know how worried you are for your IELTS test. Yes, it’s true, a lot of people have to let go of their dream jobs just because they were unable to get a Visa abroad as IELTS wasn’t good to them. Well, you can surely escape this sort of bad luck if you listen carefully (or, maybe read) to what we have to say.

So, although you might think that your English writing, reading, and listening skills are doubtlessly better than those of your friends’ who recently failed their IELTS exam. However, we know you fear to fail the Speaking section of your upcoming IELTS test. This is the reason why we’re here today, to help you get better prepared for the Speaking section. So, go ahead and read on if you wish to discover some easy ways of acing your IELTS test, without having to get anxious about the Speaking part, of course.

  • Here’s What to Do If You Don’t Know the Meaning of a Word Examiner Just Said?

Having English as your second language makes it quite predictable that your vocabulary is not that vast. Due to this, it is possible that you might not know the meanings of certain words that the examiner may use. So, in order to efficiently face situations like these, you need to practice some key phrases and learn to use them strategically. For instance, if you don’t understand a word, don’t hesitate or keep quiet, just be confident and use a key phrase like: “Excuse me, can you kindly repeat the question? I couldn’t get it, actually.” Through phrases like these, you can give the impression you’re fluent in speaking English, even if it’s your second language.

  • What if You’re Unable to Answer the Question?

Even if you don’t know the answer to a certain question, or you think it was difficult, you need to answer it no matter what. Keep in mind that it’s important to respond quickly because it’s a test of your speaking skills. In case you don’t really know the answer to a question, you can always use conversation fillers. Conversation fillers are sentences that won’t allow you to drift away from the topic, while, at the same time not answering it directly. Such as, if the question is “what will you do if you get mugged?” to this you can say, “Well, now this one’s a serious question. Obviously getting mugged is not something that I would expect to happen in a sate as secure as …”

  • Get to Know How to Answer The WH-Questions:

An IELTS examiner might respond to your answers with a ‘why’ or ‘how’. No need to worry or act confused, it’s the examiner’s job to keep you talking and you have to do just that. So, no need to get alarmed, just maintain your flow of speech and you’re good to go.

  • Remain Calm and Focused 

This one is the most important as most of the candidates tend to stray away from the topic being discussed. Keep in mind that it’s nothing but a test of your speaking skills, stay calm, and answer the questions in a direct yet casual tone.

  • Practice at Home and Record Yourself

In order to get better prepared for your IELTS Speaking test, practice your speaking skills at home. You can also record yourself and listen to the recording afterward to see if there is any problem in your speech.
These were some basic techniques that you can employ in your IELTS Speaking test. We assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
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