11. HOW TO DO WELL IN THE IELTS SPEAKING EXAM
Here are some tips to help you prepare for your IELTS speaking exam using Languagelab.com
Part 1 – Introduction and interview
In this section you will be asked questions about yourself.
- Example Questions:
- Can you tell me something about your hometown?
- Could you tell me a typical day of yours?
- What do you usually do with your friends?
- What are you planning to do in the next five years?
- Avoid short answers.
- Question: Where do you come from?
- Good answer: I’m from Bogota it is biggest city in Colombia, one of the biggest of Latin America.
- Bad answer: I’m from Bogota.
Part 2 - Speaking for 1 to 2 minutes
The examiner will give you a card with some information on it. You will be given one minute to prepare, then you have to speak about this topic for two minutes.
Question: Describe a holiday you had.
- What to say:
- how you travelled
- what activities you did on holiday
- who you went with
Part 3 - Two-Way Discussion
This section lasts between 4-5 minutes, you will participate in a discussion with the examiner based on the topic in Part 2.
- You are likely to be asked questions based on your experience or opinion of the topic in part 2.
- Avoid short, yes/no answers.
- Use anecdotes to help make a point or express an opinion.
- Refer to stories in the news.