Then, they mark you also on vocabulary.
Do you use words like "good, bad" a lot? Those are very low-level words. Or do you use high level words that really show off your vocabulary?"
The final thing you're marked on is grammar and accuracy.
For example, do you only use the present tense for the whole test or are you able to correctly use the present tense, the past tense, present perfect, future?
How well is your grammar?
Don't panic. Maybe you're weak in grammar. Maybe you make some mistakes in grammar.
But you're marked equally on these four components?
Now, let's look at some tips on how to do well on Part 1 of the speaking part of the IELTS.
What are some of the things we should do to get a good mark in Part 1 of the IELTS for speaking?
Well, we have a list here of dos.
These are things you want to do.
The first thing that's very important is when you first meet the examiner.
If you're very nervous, and you don't make eye-contact, and you look at the floor the whole time, you're not going to do well on the IELTS even if your English is pretty good.
It's very important to present yourself with confidence.
You want to go into that test and know you're going to do well.
If you think you're going to do well, you're going to do a lot better.
If you think you're going to do badly, you're probably going to do badly.
Think you're going to do well, and be confident.
Another important thing is be friendly. You want to smile.
Body language is actually very important in the IELTS.
You want to make eye-contact. Don't look at your feet. Don't look at your hands. Look at the examiner.
But you don't have to stare at them. Just look at them when you talk.
Another thing a lot of students forget is they don't act excited when they're answering questions.
What do I mean by this? Well, they talk with a monotone.
For example, "Do you like playing sports?" This is a common question on the IELTS.
A student might respond, "I really like playing basketball. Basketball is a good sport."
If the examiner hears that, you're probably not going to get a good mark.
You should act excited about what you're saying.
"Yes. I love sports. Basketball is my favorite. It's, you know -- I love watching basketball. It's a lot of fun to play."
If you seem excited, you will do better.