This article addresses every part of the IELTS Speaking test and demonstrates the most common IELTS speaking mistakes done by candidates during each part. Every IELTS candidate wants to score 8 or above bands in speaking. I have myself scored 8 bands and based on my experience, I am elaborating on the facts which will help you to overcome the fear of IELTS speaking and score good bands in your IELTS speaking test.

Common Speaking Mistakes
Common Speaking Mistakes

One of the major hurdle to score good band score is confidence. Those who have got good confidence will certainly be able to express the examiner with their speaking abilities. This trait is god gifted however can manipulate to impress the next person by overwhelming confidence. The next thing is to speak in a nice tone, focus on the letters and try to read anecdotes and find your mistakes. Generally, we do not care about the accent and wavelength required while speaking certain words. For example, the word “School” is spoken in many ways. But the correct way is to stress on “cool” while speaking. This acoustic logic is applicable for other words too. Thus focus on how to speak them correctly. Other major criteria are thought building which plays a major role in your overall speaking. Try to avoid mediocre thoughts instead impress them with stunning thoughts. Although it is difficult, but not impossible.

Let us understand some common mistakes which are done during IELTS speaking

Before Starting your IELTS speaking test

Reach to your examination center prior to your listed time. Make sure you reach timely and report immediately to the officials. This will make you comfortable with the environment and adjust as per the speaking exam. Do not talk too much with other candidates as it may distract you and can affect your speaking in the examination. Instead remain focused and calm. Drink a glass of water before going in front of the examiner as it will calm down your nerves. The overall motive is to adjust with the niche.

Speaking Mistakes in Part 1 of IELTS speaking test

In this part of the test, the examiner asks simple questions about your life. This part is the most scoring part as you will only answer your name, family, job/business and your daily routine. In addition, you can be asked to tell about your hobbies, latest book you have read, your city etc. Be specific to your answer and answer an add-on which gives a great impression to the examiner. For instance, when asked about your hobbies tell the examiner since when you are doing this, what have you achieved, why you like it and what are your future plans. This will make the answer interesting and will allow you to score well in your part 1 IELTS speaking test.

Speaking Mistakes in Part 2 of IELTS speaking test

In this part, you will be asked to speak on a topic for about 2 minutes. The examiner will give you a topic and you will have to speak on the topic for 2 minutes. Here the key is management. You will be given a one minute time to jot down some notes about the topic, use this time wisely and make sure you enlist everything which you want to speak about this topic. For example, If you are given a topic with 4 questions, write a)…. the major point of your answer b)…major point of your answer c)…major point of your answer d).. the major point of your answer. The next important thing is the start, always start with present continuous like “I have been doing….” this will allow you to elaborate on the topic more. Remember to use your enlisted point and then explain this point in a variety of types.

Speaking Mistakes in Part 3 of IELTS speaking test

In this section, you will be asked some general questions and based on your answers you will be questioned and judged. In this section, concentration is important as the examiner expects a near perfect answer from you. Normally, candidates forget the question and diverge from the topic question. Thus the key is to listen carefully, inculcate the question and then answer. When you answer make sure that you speak not too fast and not too slow. Instead, speak in a calm manner. This will not only increase the time of speaking but also allow the examiner to listen to you carefully.

I hope this topic will help you with your IELTS speaking test.

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