Here some simple tips that could make a difference to your score:
Here are some tips to help you feel more confident when you go for your IELTS speaking test:
• Be prepared: you should know exactly what to expect in the 3 parts of the speaking
test, and you should have read the suggestions on this website about how to answer.
• Lots of practice: a student who has practised answering all of the questions in all
eight Cambridge books, as well as the questions on this site, will feel much more
confident than a student who hasn’t.
• Write it down: when studying at home, you have time to prepare ‘perfect’ answers
to practice questions; write your answers down, and ask someone to help you check
and improve them.
• Speak aloud: start by reading the answers you wrote down (like an actor uses a
script), then gradually stop using the script.
• Record yourself: this allows you to analyse the quality of your answers, as well as
your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.
• Focus on ideas: it’s difficult to think about grammar when you are speaking, so I
advise students to stop worrying about grammatical structures, and focus on
expressing good ideas (which means good vocabulary).