February 27, 2011

3 Tips for Discourse Repair and Fluency in IELTS Speaking

1. Well, let's face it. We all make mistakes. There will be times when we'd be inaccurate when it comes to some "factual" matters in our speaking test. If that happens, don't worry about it.

2. Make use of phrases such as "...or rather...," or "...I mean...," among others, if ever you find yourself stating some "factual" mistakes. Focus more on speaking fluently.

3. Finally, never mind any "grammatical" mistakes. Well of course, grammar is also important in IELTS speaking, but in this case it would be better if you rather concentrate on speaking fluently, i.e., clearly and without hesitation. Remember, fluency is one criteria your examiners check in your IELTS speaking test.

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