In the IELTS Speaking test, the examiner may ask you about your everyday life. You will often hear these kinds of questions in Part 1 but sometimes in Parts 2 and 3. When talking about everyday activities, candidates often make make mistakes with collocations (words that naturally go together).
Here's a quick tip for candidates who need Band 6.5. According to the official IELTS marking criteria, you need to have a wide enough vocabulary to talk about a range of different topics. However, you don't have to use many "less common" words and phrases like with higher bands.
I received an email from Gurpreet in India. Gurpreet writes: "How can I get band 6+ in speaking?". This is a very general question and cannot be answered in one blog post. So I'm going to rephrase it as: "How good does my English need to be to get band 6+?"