When it comes to the IELTS speaking test, there are several things you need to know. In this article, we are going to reveal several tips you can try to use. Of course, you will need many practices to make a perfect speaking performance. You can do these things at home for sure.
24-hour English warm-up
Going into an English class without speaking English after a few days will be a hard thing. Most students at least need 15 minutes to warm-up before class and showing their ability in class. And before you are taking the test of speaking in IELTS, it is important to warm-up first for 24 hours. It sounds a bit crazy but it will make a huge difference.
Speak a little English every day
It is like practicing in your daily life. If English is not your native language, you will really need this session to make your verbal English much better no matter you take the general or IELTS academic. You can talk to your friends for sure. But if there is no one to talk to then you may try the internet for sure.
Give the full answers
When it comes to the speaking test session, you will be asked with a topic or two by the examiner. In order to answer each question, you need to give a full answer and you cannot just say “yes” or “no”. Besides it does not satisfy the examiner, how would you show to the examiner if you are good at speaking then? It is important to answer the examiner with examples and explanations.
Learn the types of questions
There are various types of questions when it comes to the speaking session. Memorizing answers is not recommended because the examiner will immediately know if you do that. Spontaneous answers are much better for sure. This is why you need to know and figure out the type of questions given to you. Some of them need examples and your own opinion. In some cases, you will also be asked to comment on other’s opinion while talking about the pros and cons of a case. There will be also questions where you need to make a comparison about the past and future.
Get used to the native speakers
Most English teachers would speak in a very unnatural way to their students. Some of them will speak emphatically and very slowly. On the other hand, that is not how the native speakers would speak especially when you take the speaking test in IELTS. To overcome this thing, you may go to the internet and listen to the video on how the native speakers will speak. Of course, it will be more difficult to understand.
More than anything, understanding how the native speakers sound will help you a lot to get a higher score in both speaking and listening tests. IELTS test is about testing your ability about English at the advanced level. This is why it is very important to get yourself used to anything about the native when it comes to IELTS general.