Which part of IELTS Speaking is most Important?
Are all the parts of the IELTS Speaking Test equally important?
The IELTS Speaking Test is graded by your performance in all parts of the test. The examiner will check your English language using the 4 making criteria for each part of the test.
Scoring Based on below criteria
What is fluency and how can I make it score better?
This is how well you talk. Try to talk in the exam and answer questions fully.
Speak at a steady pace (not too fast and not too slowly).
Also try not to repeat or correct yourself too much. This is where practise comes in!
What is coherence and what is the examiner looking for?
Coherence means making sense and answering the question properly. Your answer needs to make sense!!! Also use words in your sentences like connectives (and, but, however, therefore etc.) and discourse markers (anyway, right, so, well, etc.)
E.g. (Well, he didn’t like bowling very much, but he did try it again on my birthday.)
What is Lexical Resource and what is the examiner looking for?
This means the words you use, the vocabulary!
Examiners want to hear a range of words used properly. (e.g. house, apartment, accommodation…)
Use collocations- like expensive restaurant, interesting activities, and technical employers. This will improve your score.
What about grammar?
This is the third one the examiners mark.
You need to use verb tenses like present perfect and present continuous.
Also try to use complex sentences. For example “I took the cat to the vet after I found him sleeping in the garden”.
What is pronunciation and what is the examiner looking for here?
Pronunciation is how you say words and sentences.
To get a good score you need to be understood well by the examiner.
You need to speak with a nice natural rhythm. Also you need to put emphasis on the strong vowels in words, and the strong words in sentences (e.g. I went to the doctor, yesterday.)
Will I get a low score if I can’t think of many ideas?
The IELTS speaking test only assess your English language, not your ideas. This is very different to the IELTS writing test. IELTS Writing assesses your ideas, your answers, how you develop the ideas and how you present them. IELTS Speaking only tests your vocabulary, grammar, fluency and pronunciation.
How can I improve my score for the speaking test overall?
Insider tips that will guarantee you get a better band score in your IELTS speaking test. Ready?
1- Try to tell a story! When you tell a story about something that really happened to you to is actually the truth, you’ll probably find it easier to keep talking. Moreover, stories are also interesting for the examiner!
2- Try to add examples. Examples are great tools to help you clarify your idea and give the examiner a better understanding of what you actually mean.
3- Take IELTS mock tests and get evaluated by actual IELTS examiners. This is probably the most important tip that I can share. Getting feedback from an examiner can help you understand if you are ready for the actual test
It’s really important to practise your speech with other people as much as you can. You can work with other students and practise many conversations topics.
A lot of people just focus on speaking practise and this is only half of the game.
You need to read too!
Reading is the best way to learn new words and to see grammar being used correctly.
If you read regularly you will improve your vocabulary and grammar, and then you can speak to put it into use.
I hope this helps you. Next time we will give you some more tips. Remember to practise speaking a lot, but also to read!