Like in any other tests, to get the highest score the candidates need to fulfill the set of scoring criteria set by the test maker – in case of IELTS™ Speaking module this is described in Speaking Band Description published on their official website www.ielts.org. Here is part 3 (last one) of the tips and tricks to accomplish a high Speaking score in IELTS™ test.Here are Tips To get IELTS Speaking 7.0 Score (Part 3)
What many candidates do not realize is that pronunciation does not only measure how well one can create the right sounds but also the use of stress and rhythm, controlling the pace, rising and falling intonations. No matter how great one’s range of grammar and vocabulary, yet if his/her speech cannot be understood well due to problems in pronunciation, what is the point? Imagine when in a job interview a candidate always responds to the questions in a flat tone, small stuttering voice, without any stresses or emphasizes, it will not impress the recruiter, isn’t it? So do not let your nerves or anxiety interferes, feel at ease, relax!
General Strategies to Improve the Quality of the Interview
Overall, what IELTS™ speaking candidates must always remember is that IELTS™ is a LANGUAGE test. There is no right or wrong answer as long as ones can express their idea using the appropriate use of language. Try not to force the brain to come up with sophisticated answers. Candidates can provide sufficient details to support their answer which do not have to be reasons, explanations, or examples. They can always use analogies, comparisons/contrasts, or even imaginary scenario. Here are sample interview scripts that can illustrate the use of strategies, tips and tricks highlighted in this article.
Q: How different are the clothes you wear now from those you wore 10 years ago?
A: Well, I’m afraid I’m not that fashionable. You see, to be honest I don’t really care about my appearance, except when I have to attend an important occasion at school or with my family. So I’d say what I wear now is not much different from my favorite outfit back then when I was in elementary school… mostly T-shirts and jeans.. yeah. When it comes to buying formal or fancy clothes, I would leave it to my mum’s taste.
Q: Describe an important achievement that you are really proud of.
A: Ok, I’m going to tell you about my best achievement in playing a monster collection game called Pokemon Go. Firstly, the widespread news about this trending app made me curious about the game, so I decided to download and install it on my smartphone…
As can be seen from these sample responses, ideas do not have to be very complex. Focus on simple ideas that you know more and would be happy to talk about, personalize it with your own experience, or even your vivid imagination, anything you can elaborate with. Surely it takes a lot of practice to be better at this, especially with a partner or tutor that can give you their comments and feedbacks on your whole performance. In short, to succeed achieving a high band score in IELTS™ speaking, you have to keep practicing until you get used to it.
There you go. I hope you are inspired and become more confident in improving your IELTS™score Want to improve your English skills? Please contact our SUN English staff at (62-21) 4585 5238. (Adapted from How to Get Band 7.0 and above in IELTS™ Speaking Module written by SUN English team) (NRK)