Hi. I'm Rebecca from engvid, in today's lesson, I'll give you 10 important tips to do well and to get a higher score on the speaking section of your IELTS exam.
Or actually on any oral speaking test where you're sitting with a live examiner.
Okay? So these tips don't apply actually to the TOEFL where your answers are recorded,
but it's for any English exam where you're sitting with a real examiner, okay?
Now, the IELTS, of course, the speaking section of the IELTS test is about 11 or 14 minutes long, has three different sections, and so on.
And the IELTS is an exam which is a...it's an English proficiency exam, it's used for immigration purposes, for example, to Canada and Australia.
It's used for admission to universities where English is the medium of instruction, and it's also used for professional certification purposes.
So lots and lots of people, millions of people do the IELTS exam, and if you're one of them, these speaking tips will really help you.
They're general tips; they're not about the specific sections, they apply to all sections of the speaking test, okay? Let's get started.
So, the first point is: during your speaking test, be formal.
By that, I mean treat it like a job interview, and just as in a job interview,
you'll be on your best behavior and so on, behave that way, don't take it very casually. Okay?
Take it seriously and be formal.
Next, give a full answer whenever possible.
Now, remember and just think about it: you have about 11 to 15 minutes to use the best English that you know and that you've studied all your life. Okay?
So, obviously, you want to try to show off during your English test.