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.
Many candidates want to know if it is easier to get a high band in the speaking test with some particular examiners than with others. Well, the answer is "No, it shouldn't be." The IELTS scoring criteria is standardized and examiners are trained to be reliable and fair in their assessment of candidates.
In this post I'm going to give you five useful phrases you can use in Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking test. These phrases will help you to organise your answer better. When you connect your ideas and thoughts well, this makes a good impression on the examiner and you will do well in the Speaking test.
Many IELTS candidates think that studying sample model answers for the speaking test will help them. And yes, it's true, model answers can give you a good idea of how to respond to the examiner's questions. They can also help you to develop your opinions on different topics. However, there are a few things you should remember.
In the IELTS Speaking test, you don't need an opinion on everything. In this post, I'm going to present a simple phrase that you can use if the examiner asks you about a topic that you have never thought about. If you are ready to answer in this way, you will not feel so nervous before your test.
If you want a high band in the IELTS Speaking test, you need good pronunciation. But you don't need to change your accent. Just pronounce words correctly and make sure the examiner can understand you. The problem for many learners is that English spelling is 'non-phonetic', which means that many words aren't spelled the way they sound. In this post I'm going to present 5 words which are often pronounced incorrectly by IELTS candidates.