Another thing: Don't speak quietly.
A lot of students, they're nervous, and they're shy, so they talk like this.
And the examiner has to really listen.
They can't hear what they're saying, and so you're not going to do as well if you talk quietly.
Talk with confidence. Talk loudly so they can hear what you're saying.
Finally, the most important point: Don't worry about being perfect.
You do not have to speak perfect English to do well on the IELTS.
Even if you're aiming for a mark of nine on the IELTS, a bandwidth of 9 -- sorry.
If you're looking for the mark of nine, you do not need perfect English.
You can make mistakes. If you make a mistake, that's okay.
If you can correct it easily, do so.
If you try to correct it and you're going to make more mistakes or you're going to take a lot of time, it's okay; just leave it.
If you make a mistake, continue to talk. Move on.
There's a chance that the examiner didn't even hear that mistake.
And they expect you to make mistakes.
If you make a mistake between using "a" or "the", if you make a mistake in terms of grammar, it's okay.
Native speakers make mistakes, too. People are used to hearing native speakers, ESL students make mistakes.
You do not have to be perfect. I can't say that enough. Don't worry about being perfect.
If you're wondering the types of questions you may see on the IELTS, and if you want to practice with a friend or even in front of the mirror,
I strongly recommend you visit the website www. goodluckielts. com.
On this website, there are more tips, as well as practice questions for Part 1 of the IELTS.
And information, too, on the writing section, listening section, and reading section.
I also invite you to come and do our quiz atwww.engvid.comwhere you can practice some of these tips that we've talked about today.
So until next time, take care.