Number one -- very, very important -- take notes.
You're given one minute where you get to look at the question,
and you're given a pencil and you can take notes, do it. Take notes.
A lot of ESL students, they think, "Ah, I don't really want to take notes, it's a waste of time.
I know what I'm going to say in my head."
What happens is while they're speaking,
they forget certain key points and they go off topic; they don't stay organized.
Your notes are very important because they keep you on topic and they keep you organized which is one thing you're marked on.
Another thing that is very important -- actually this --, write keywords.
When you're making your notes, don't bother writing sentences of what you're going to say.
You only have one minute. Just write keywords, important words that will help you to remember what you want to say.
It's very important to cover every point that is on the card.
In our previous example it said: "Describe a museum that you have visited."
And it said: "Where was the museum?" I think it said: "What do you remember most about the museum? And why were you at the museum?"
If you get these three questions, make sure you answer each question.
And what's a good way to know you've answered each question? As you talk, point.
For example: this is to point as you talk, put your finger on the point you're talking about.
If this says: "Why did you go to the museum?"
Point at this while you talk about that point, and then move your finger to the next point as you talk about it.
This will help you to remember what you've said, and to keep you on track.