Don't use "I think" too much. "I think" gets very boring.
This is another thing ESL students often love to do:
they want to get more time and have more time to think of an answer so they use these types of sentences in order to give themselves more time,
they might say: "Oh, that's a good question."
It's okay to say that, but don't say it for every question. Okay?
If you need to buy that much time, don't just keep saying: "Oh, that's a good question.
Yeah, that's an interesting question. That's a good question."
It's not going to help your mark. If you use that, use it once.
Okay, don't worry if you have an accent. We all have accents.
It's okay if you have an accent.
In terms of your pronunciation mark, the main thing they're looking for is that you speak clearly and they can understand what you're saying. Okay?
Oh, I think I said this twice, yes. So this is a very important point; I've wrote it here twice.
Don't worry if you make mistakes. Okay?
Treat this almost like a conversation.
You know, it's good to support what you're saying, it's good to make clear arguments.
And so don't get too worried about this section of the IELTS.
Practice is the most important thing.
Practice giving your opinion to your friends, to your family, to anyone who will listen to you.
Practice in English.
And if you want to see some of the questions you may get, come visitwww.goodluckielts.com.
This site is wonderful, it has many good tips on how to do well on the IELTS and it also has good practice questions.
So maybe do some of those practice questions, and tape record yourself while you do them. Okay?
Another thing you can do is you can come visit us atwww.engvid.com.
We will have a quiz there that will check to make sure you know how to do your best on the IELTS.
Okay, so until next time, good luck on the IELTS. I know you're going to do great.
Just practice, take a deep breath, and you're going to do fine.
So take care, and until next time.