Dont’s Of The Speaking Section

Sometimes it is better to know what not to do rather than knowing what to do. So, here are the Dont’s Of The Speaking Section-:

    1. Don’t speak in a monotone. Speak with enthusiasm.
    1. Don’t give yes or no answers.
    1. Don’t repeat the question. For example-:Do you like sports. Yes I like sports. Prefer,Yes there are many sports I find fun and engaging.
    1. Don’t go off the topic.Don’t expand too much that you forget the topic. For e.g. Don’t start with Toronto and lead to education and technology.
    1. Don’t say I don’t know. You should know about yourself.
    1. Don’t speak too quickly or too slowly.
  1. Practice speaking in environments you get nervous.

Don’t worry about being perfect. Even if you are aiming for a band 9. You don’t need to perfect. If you make mistakes and can correct easily. Do that. If you can’t do that, don’t. It might be possible the examiner did not even noticed it.


Do’s Of The Speaking Round

You may do your own experiments or try out the tested ones. Follow the ones given below and succeed.

  1. When you meet the examiner, present yourself with confidence. Go in the test knowing you will do great. Don’t be over confident rather be optimistic.
  2. Be friendly.
  3. Body language is very important. So make eye contact and look at them but then don’t stare.
    Don’t talk in a monotone. Be a little excited about what you are speaking.
  4. Don’t use simple easy boring low level words. For example-: I like Indian food because it is tasty. Good thing to do is look at the topics they will ask you. E.g. Food. Find vocabulary related to food. For example. Cuisine. So you may say, I love Indian cuisine because of the spices.
  5. Don’t overuse “I like”. Instead use I enjoy. Or may be I really love. I prefer sports etc. You may use others as well.
  6. Expand your answers. May be the examiner asks you some questions. Example-:Do you love playing sports? The answer you may say is no. Avoid doing this rather explain in detail. Don’t just say yes or no. Example-: Where are you from. I could just say I am from Almora. This won’t help. Expand the answer. I am from Almora and it is one of the most beautiful hill station. Don’t be too large but then neither too short. One way to expand is by giving example. What is your favorite food. I love Indian cuisine. I like rajma. They make it using this and that.
  7. Practice. You know the types of questions they will ask. Practice a lot. Practice at places where you feel the pressure. With people that make you tensed.

Remember, practice and practice a lot. You are always just one step away from success. So, take the first step.

What Is Speaking Section?


Speaking section takes place in the first part of the IELTS. This section is common for both the general as well as the academic aspirants. Similar questions are asked to both of them and wraps up in at most five minutes. It starts with introduction. First, the examiner introduces himself/herself and then asks for your introduction. Questions concerning you are asked in this section. They are usually about your growing days? Or may about your academics or your family? There may be some queries regarding your favorite sports or food ? Questions about your work also pop up.
Now, what does the examiner looks for, while asking these questions?

  1. FLUENCY-: What the examiner is trying to find out here is whether you can make some effective conversations or not. So, avoid doing “umm” or “aaaa” while speaking. When the examiner checks for your fluency they also check whether you start from some topic and end in there or you wander.
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Reading Test Tips


1. True / False / Not given questions are by far the most difficult types of question to answer as they are designed to trick people into thinking about the answer and giving their deduction as an answer.

2. Many students are generally very good at reading tests – they are very good at spotting the key words in a question, finding those keywords in a text, reading around the key words and finding the answer to the question. However, as with the listening test, in the IELTS reading test the words in the questions are often not the words you will find in the answer. As a result you have to look for synonyms of key words as well as the actual keywords. Consider a word like ‘correct’ – among others, possible synonyms include:

a. Right
b. Accurate
c. Exact
d. Truthful
e. Spot on
f. Proper
g. Acceptable
h. Accepted

Depending on the context, only some of these synonyms might apply. You need to be aware of for these words as well as the keywords you are looking for. In addition, consider antonyms – words with the opposite meanings. A sentence like ‘It wouldn’t be wrong’ would mean ‘correct’ in certain contexts. As you can see, you will need a fairly deep understanding of vocabulary. 084390 00086 , IELTS Band7, 323, GMS Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

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