Speaking Tips IELTS

Speaking Tips for IELTS

Here are top 15 tips to crack IELTS exam from BRZEE Academy. Make the most of them. All the best!

IELTS Speaking is a formal conversation wherein the candidate is required to speak at length about the questions which are presented to them by the examiner. The conversation which lasts for around 14 min is recorded for future reference. In order to excel in this test, there are certain dos and don’ts which you should follow.

  1. Speak flawlessly

You should have a good command on English language and should be able to speak in a flawless and fluent way. The syntax of your speech should be articulate and well framed.

  1. Enhance your word power

You should have a rich vocabulary and mind-blowing word list so that you can woo the speaker by your charm of words. The best IELTS coaching institute in Gurugram BRZEE Academy is enriching the word power through easy and fun-filled activity.

  1. Use idioms and phrases

Apart from this, using idioms and phrases is an icing on the cake. They play a pivotal role in getting brownie points.

  1. Beware of syntax of sentences

Not to mention, the sentences should be grammatically correct so that the examiner is contented with your answers. The structure of sentences should be a mixture of simple, compound and complex types. The more complex sentences you use, the more you score.

  1. Speak loud and clear

There should be a clarity in your pronunciation. You should be loud enough so as to sound confident.

  1. Speak impromptu

Do not memorize your answers. They will not help you. The examiner is smart enough to catch that you are not giving an extempore. Nevertheless, since some of the questions are expected, there is no harm in practising those common questions. In this way, you can save time in preparing and pondering on the content.

  1. Speak forcefully

This implies you should give your opinions on any issue firmly. You will be judged on your communication skills.

  1. Ask for clarifications

Whenever you want the question is not comprehensible, ask the question again.

  1. Remain calm

Calmness is the virtue which is difficult to grasp. But it can do wonders to a person who is full of anxiety and restlessness. You can achieve phenomenal results just by staying as calm as a cucumber.

  1. Answering why questions

The examiner usually asks why for simple questions. You should try to understand the reason why he asks such questions. He wants to judge your conversation skills and so for simple answers he asks the question ‘why’.

  1. Filling gaps

Many students find it extremely difficult to overcome the pauses during the speaking session. They can be readily done by using certain phrases like: interesting question indeed, Moreover, additionally, Besides, in addition to this, I never thought about this before, I can say for sure that….If the questions are opinionated then you need to say, in my opinion, as far as I am concerned, According to me, I think. In order to give contrasting views you can say however, nevertheless, notwithstanding the fact that, In contrast, on the other hand etc.

  1. Warm up sessions

Many students feel that by merely attending classes they will score a high band. There is much more to English as a language which should become a necessary mode of communication for you in your everyday lives. You should talk, think, write and read-only in English in order to get conversant with this language. Only then, can you expect a good score from your examiner.

  1. Flaunting your grammar and vocabulary

It’s okay to use difficult words and complex structures in grammar only if you are sure of using great words or complex structures. If you are not sure about using them then please don’t use them incorrectly in your conversations. You will end up getting low scores because of the wrong use of vocabulary and grammar. You should learn to use the right word at the right time and in right place.

  1. Referring to Past year questions

It’s important to use past year questions for practise. At  BRZEE Academy the best IELTS coaching centre in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, in every speaking class, past year questions are asked from students and then the feedback on their problem areas is provided with respect to better vocabulary, relevant idioms and phrases and correct use of grammar. Students have been highly benefited from this exercise.

  1. Saying something is better than saying nothing.

You should answer every question. It doesn’t matter whether you have any idea about it or not. As far as you are making an effort to speak, the examiner is happy as he too needs to get opportunities to judge you. So, even if you do not have any idea about a particular topic, you should say something or the other.

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