So now let's look at some of the "Don'ts", things you should not do for this part of the IELTS.
Okay, so what shouldn't you do in this section of the IELTS?
Okay, so I have "Don'ts" and an angry face. This is what you should not do.
So first of all, don't memorize answers. This is not the way to do well on the IELTS. Okay?
If you memorize answers, and if the examiner notices that you're sort of speaking funny and thinks you've memorized an answer,
they're going to change the subject.
So it's good not to memorize answers because you'll probably have a lot more difficulty if you do.
It's better, again, to spend your time learning vocabulary, practicing speaking with your friends,
practicing answering these types of questions, giving your opinion, but don't memorize answers.
Don't worry if you make mistakes. Okay?
If you make a mistake, if you can correct it and it won't take a lot of time - just quickly correct it.
If it's one of those mistakes that if you try to correct it, it's going to cause a lot of problems, confusion - just leave it.
It's okay if you make mistakes, just keep going. Okay?
Don't go off topic. So if you're talking about education, don't start talking about sports. Stick to what they're asking you.
Don't change the question either; if they ask you a question, answer that question.
Don't use too many "umms" and "ahhs". Okay? Some "umms" and "ahhs" are okay,
but if every question you're saying: "Umm, I think, uhh, ehh that umm, uhh really that uhh",
it's not going to get you a good mark.
So if you're one of those people who use "umms" and "ahhs" a lot, try to focus before the IELTS on using them less.
What you can always do is tape record yourself speaking --
listen to your strengths: what are you good at? And what are your weaknesses?
Be honest -- everyone has weaknesses. So listen and try to practice beforehand to fix those weaknesses. Okay?