In the IELTS Speaking test, it helps to use some emotion when you express yourself. This will help you sound more natural and potentially improve your score for Fluency and Coherence. How can you speak with ’emotion’? Tip 1: Use hand gestures Making deliberate, controlled movements with your hands can help you to speak with emotion.…
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+?"