Finally, most importantly, practice.
So you know the types of questions you're going to get.
A lot about what you do for work, what do you study, how many people are in your family -- these types of questions.
Now, it's important to practice your answers.
Practice with your friends. Practice with a mirror. Practice, practice, practice.
It's very important that you practice answering these types of questions before you do the IELTS.
Now, let's look at some of the "don'ts", some things you shouldn't do in the IELTS.
What are things you shouldn't do?
Now, we're going to look at a list of what you shouldn't do. So "don'ts".
Don't do this. Don't speak with a monotone.
I already mentioned this. Don't speak where your voice is flat.
Don't speak like, "I have a mother and a father." Don't say things like that.
Speak with enthusiasm. Not monotone.
Don't give yes/no answers. "Do you have a family?" "Yes." That's a horrible answer." It's more -- "Have you traveled to China?" "No."
These types of answers are not the ones you want to give.
Expand. Make your answer longer, even if you have to lie.
It's okay to lie on the IELTS as long as you speak. That's the most important thing.
Do not repeat the question. If they say, "Do you like sports?" "Yes, I like sports." You're wasting a sentence.
Instead of repeating the question back to them, find a better way to say it.
"Do you like sports?" "Yes. There are many sports that I find very fun and interesting." Don't repeat the question.
"Do you have a family?" "Yes, I have a family." It's not a good thing to do.