Common Problems in IELTS Speaking Test

Are you going to take IELTS speaking test? Are you prepared for it? Well, if you are not prepared for it then you really need to spend time to equip yourself with all necessary speaking skills which your examiner or interviewer might look for and score you for.

 

Often, candidates do not manage to do well in this test because they encounter problems which are common. Here, we have listed down some of the commonest problems which you need to resolve before you take this test.

 

No proper introduction

 

The first few questions would be about you, your studies, work, interests, family, friends etc. There will be some common questions which the interviewer might ask most of the candidates.

 

Therefore, it is important that you shall prepare for the same. You will have to make sure that you get the right answers for all the expected questions. Creating answers beforehand and practicing a little with respect to how to answer will surely help you out.

 

Create proper introduction for yourself

Be ready with the answers for some of the expected questions

Frame short or long answers

Choose words correctly

Make use of correct grammar

Speaking Fast (is not fluency at all)

 

Remember, speaking fast is not fluency. If you are good at speaking then it really doesn’t make any sense to speak fast. Speak slowly but distinctly so that your words shall be more audible and understandable for the listener. It is also important that you shall maintain your pitch, maintain proper rhythm. Often, candidates think that they can impress the interviewer if they speak fast or give answers to the questions more quickly but this actually leads to confusion. This might disturb the interviewer. So, be very careful and speak as audibly clear as you can.

 

Ask for a change of question

 

It may happen that you come across a question which you do not know the answer of. Your interviewer might ask you a question which can be difficult for you to answer. So, in such cases, it makes sense to ask your interviewer to give you a different question. Nine times out of ten, the examiner will change the question or may ask you if would like to skip it. Remember, this can create some bad impression but its effect dwindles down when you answer other questions well.

 

Show confidence

 

Your speech, your words shall reflect confidence. If you go nervous then it is all over for you. Yes, you will not be able to get a good score at it. Most of the candidates get a low score because their words do not show confidence. They may falter when they speak. They may not think properly and do not actually know what they are saying. In short, they do not answer the questions as they should be.

 

If you are taking IELTS speaking test then be prepared for it first. Because only after IELTS preparation you will be able to overcome the problems associated with it and you will be able to gain a good score in it.

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