Must do Warm-Up
If a football player plays a game without doing warm-up like running or stretching up first then what will happen? The answer to this question is maybe that player will have a terrible game or may injure themselves. A student who is going to appear for the speaking test should warm up by speaking English at least before 24 hours of his speaking test. This makes a huge influence on the ability of a student on his communication in English. Tell your family and friends to communicate with you only in English.
Do Practice at Home
Like any other skill speaking is just a skill which needs practice. Many times student says that they don’t have anyone with whom they can speak but nowadays there are a lot of ways to practice English. Many people want to practice their skills in English Speaking just find them. There are several ways to find your English speaking partner like Facebook pages, iTalki, Google hangouts.
Do Ask The Examiner
Generally, students hesitate to tell the examiner to repeat the question but if a student is not able to understand the question then they can tell the examiner to repeat the question politely and formally, that could you please repeat the question or imparted, please. Some times one is not able to understand the ascent of a person so they may request the examiner to repeat the question but the thing to notice is that student should not ask the examiner to repeat every question. You can ask the question occasionally but not every time. Rather than focus on one word and give a wrong answer it is better to ask the examiner to repeat the question The important thing is not to ask the examiner to repeat every question or to explain every word.
Do Extend your Answers
Giving short answers in IELTS is not a good thing, a student should elaborate on his answer. By answering why from their self can help to elaborate the answer. Answer why from your side whether examiner asks or not. Develop your habit from very initial to add why from your side, do not give a short answer like yes or no. There are 3 ways to elaborate your answer 1 explain why 2. Add comparison 3. Speak about the opposite side the argument 4.give an example, by this one can expand his answer. Especially in section 3 try to answer in 4 to 5 lines.
Do Consider Grammar vs Fluency
Grammar and fluency both are important aspects of the speaking test. On the bases of both score are given so losing in one means deduction of scores. Many students are always conscious about their grammar and this become hurdle in their natural pace of speaking which results in the deduction of the score. For this student should record himself and do listen to it again and again after that, he can correct his self grammatically and also he can check his fluency. Try to speak on your natural pace and find your mistakes by recording it.
Do Take Time to Think
If examiner asks you question about the thing you are not sure then do not afraid, just take a moment to think and in that period you can do this thing by adding the phrases. For instance:-
- That’s a difficult question. Let me think for a second…
- That’s a very interesting question. Let me think for a moment…
- It’s very difficult to know exactly, but perhaps…
- It’s difficult to say. I think…
- I don’t know for sure, but I would say….
But you should make sure that do not start your every sentence with these phrases.
Do Correct yourself
Many students have a myth that correction answers by yourself are having a negative effect on the examiner but correcting yourself shows that your awareness about your mistake and know the grammar. Some think that it will alert the examiner about the mistake which will affect the score but this is not true.