In Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking test, the examiner will give you a topic card and ask you to talk about it for 1-2 minutes. In this model answer, the candidate talks about a situation when she was late.
In Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test, the examiner will ask about 12 general questions about three familiar topics. The first topic will often be your work or studies. Watch a few sample answers in the video below. Remember that these are just sample answers -- don't memorise them word for word. You have to sound natural in the test.
In today's post, we are going to watch Part 3 a Band 8 answer. In the video, the candidate is asked questions about famous people and the media. Notice that to get Band 8, you can still make a few mistakes, but overall you need to speak quite fluently, connect your ideas well and avoid unnatural hesitation.
Have you ever wondered what a Band 9 answer sounds like? Well, IELTS have published an example. Notice that to get Band 9, you DO NOT need to completely avoid hesitating and self-correcting. That would be unnatural. This candidate hesitates sometimes, but she does this because she is trying to think of ideas, not how to express them in English. So she still gets a very high score for Fluency and Coherence.
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.
In this post I’m going to share a video of a ‘Band 5.5′ candidate answering questions in Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test. This example shows you why it is important to extend your answers if you want to get a high band. Below the video, I’ve included the examiner's comments.