Have you ever wondered what a Band 9 candidate sounds like? Listen to this sample answer. As you listen, pay attention to the natural way that she speaks.
Notice how often she uses natural conversation fillers and pauses (hmm, well, umm), qualifiers (a bit, a little, really, quite, etc.), different tenses, less common and idiomatic vocabulary (for example, he really stuck to his guns – 6:18). Of course, the candidate is a native speaker and you are not expected to speak with the same accent as hers, but the video will give you an idea of the fluency you need to get a very high score in the IELTS Speaking test. Many of the features of her speech are explained in my tips and IELTS Speaking Test Preparation materials.