How to feel more confident in an IELTS Speaking Test
Here are some tips to help you feel more confident when you go for your IELTS speaking test:
you should know exactly what to expect in the 3 parts of the speaking test, and you should have read the suggestions on this website about how to answer.
Lots of practice:
a student who has practised answering all of the questions in from the latest IELTS speaking books, as well as the questions on our weixin site, will feel much more confident than a student who hasn't.
Write it down:
when studying at home, you have time to prepare 'perfect' answers to practice questions; write your answers down, and ask someone to help you check and improve them.
start by reading the answers you wrote down (like an actor uses a script), then gradually stop using the script.
Record yourself: this allows you to analyse the quality of your answers, as well as your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.
Focus on ideas: it's difficult to think about grammar when you are speaking, so I advise students to stop worrying about grammatical structures, and focus on expressing good ideas (which means good vocabulary).