How to be Perfect in IELTS SpeakingMonday, April 08, 2013
When it comes to the IELTS speaking test, it's not the writing or listening portion fort test takers where they are on their own, nobody is asking what they are doing.
But, in the speaking portion you proved that you are a real person with human interaction and more lively presentation.
Think about any situation of your life where you are judged orally like public presentation, official meeting and job interview where you feel uncomfortable by thinking how the listeners perceive your oral responses.
It`s always a fear what the others thinking about your speech but whatever the perceptions you need to speak in different situations of your life.
The IELTS speaking section is nothing but a similar situation like your personal life experience of giving speech and interviews.
You can only see the facial expressions of the examiner while you speak but you never know what score you are getting there.
So, the first rule is judge yourself, are you confident enough that you speaks well by giving a proper answer of every question you have been asked during that session.
It`s may be a bit of anxiety for you as you have been scored for your voice but isn`t it same in your real life where people are getting you credit on what you speak. Off course , you are what you speak.
Speaking is a lifetime skill need to develop, ex, how you make people comfortable with you while you speak with them, allow them to clearly understand your thoughts, answer their enquiries to the point and moreover satisfy the thirst of listeners.
But knowing all these IELTS speaking is a horrible experience for most of the candidates, You are mimicking accent like native English speakers but you are getting low band score. Here are some ground-breaking techniques that can guarantee your success during IELTS speaking test:
Are You Practicing Properly?
That`s a question of million dollar. Many candidates say how can I practice where I am living in a situation where no one is there to speak English with me.
The answer is simple, follow the preparation techniques of cricketers which is termed as shadow practice. Use a mirror in your home and speak on any topic continuously in front of it, think the your image inside the mirror is the listener. Notice are you getting fluent or not pronouncing a word properly.
Consider you are the mirror of your success, the judge of your achievements ad failure because this tip don't require a native English speaker. In fact, it does not require any fee or trouble .
Just practice 15 minutes a day in your home or office, and you will be ready to go for IELTS exam. And when you get your real IELTS score by flowing this technique you recommend others to practice it like this.
Are You Speaking Academically?
In our daily life we are using a lot of slangs and information words to communicate with others, In the world of IELTS these are strictly forbidden. For example, in British slang people say “inne” instead of “isn`t it” which is harsh to listen in a formal environment.
Being cool doesn`t mean you are suing local slangs rather follow how important persons in the English society speaks in their interview.
Try to be friendly with the examiner as you know them for a long time. That means developing a short tem relation.
Don`t you think the word “relation” have some acquaintance with the word “respect”. Without respect a relation can never be built. This relation will help you to overcome shyness that may hinder you to speak fluently.
Are You an Understandable speaker?
Saying each word clearly necessarily not present the clarity of your speech. You need to clarify what you just said because we never know the thoughts bubbling inside you.
A candidate may say “I am interested in travelling to rural areas instead of cities”. The question arrives in mind by listening that is “why rural areas?”.
So, the opinion should be supported with additional sentences like “Because I like to sooth my nerve with the tranquil pasture of village environment and release from the stress of urban life.”