1. In IELTS speaking, you are scored in relation to the following criteria:
-fluency and coherence
-grammatical range and accuracy
2. When you answer, neither give a one-word answer nor provide short answers. You are there to show that you have the ability to communicate well in English. Such one-word answers won't enable you to receive high scores.
3. Should you need a few seconds to think before you speak, then you could use phrases like "Well, let me think about that for a moment." or other similar phrases so you'd be able to give yourself time.
4. In IELTS speaking, it is important to keep in mind that you don't get marks on WHAT you say, but on HOW you say it.
Next week, you'll be seeing our tips whenever you need to express or justify opinions in the IELTS speaking module.
Other IELTS speaking tips:
- 4 Tips for Providing Information in the IELTS Speaking Module
- 4 Tips for Expressing and Justifying Opinions in the IELTS Speaking Module
- 3 Tips for Speculating in the IELTS Speaking Module
- 3 Tips for Expressing a Preference in the IELTS Speaking Module
- 5 Tips for Narrating in the IELTS Speaking Module
- 4 Tips for Comparing and Contrasting in the IELTS Speaking Module
- 2 Tips for Summarizing and Explaining in the IELTS Speaking Module
- 3 Tips for Discourse Repair and Fluency in the IELTS Speaking Module