This article will focus on IELTS speaking strategies for part 1 in the IELTS speaking exam. Most of the times candidates are not able to score good, due to lack of knowledge on how to perform well in your IELTS speaking exam. Even if you are not a native English speaker, you will definitely be able to score well after you finish reading this article.

Many times IELTS candidates are not able to score good band even after rigorous training. This article will highlight all the reasons for not scoring good bands in IELTS speaking. In addition, this article will elaborate on how to get good bands (8+) bands in speaking. If you read this article till the end, you will definitely be able to score good bands in your IELTS speaking exam.

Time for you to embark on learning these strategies

1. Always remain calm before your exam, anxiety will always ruin your performance.

Some candidates face lack of confidence while facing an interview. This also applies to when a candidate is appearing for speaking exam. Anxiety before your speaking exam will result in loss of your confidence level. If you remain calm and keep your mind relaxed and think that you are meeting an old friend and will talk to him in a friendly manner, then it for sure that you will score well in your IELTS speaking exam.

2. Part 1 speaking covers your introduction, make sure you practice good while providing your name, job description, family etc.

Part 1 speaking always consist of your introduction. Make sure you are aware of what to speak about your own details. These details include a. giving your passport to the examiner while in the exam. b. telling your full name c. what do you do for living d. how many family members e. your job profile f. what do you like(color, food, sports etc) g. what you do not like.

3. Always maintain the flow of speaking when you answer the question.

If you maintain the movement of your speaking is maintained properly and there are no pauses, then it 100% sure that you are going to get good band score for this criteria. If you speak flawlessly, you will impress the examiner that you have a good rhythm of speaking in English. The best trick to speak inflow is to speak neither too slow but slow. This will give time to your brain to think about what you are going to speak and what you are speaking. Once you practice maintaining this flow then it is for sure that your dart exactly hit on the target.

4. Always remain confident about what you are speaking of.

It does not matter if the candidate is speaking true or false. What matters is the level of expertise the candidate has at the time of
IELTS speaking exam. The candidate must remain confident of what he or she is speaking, even if you are saying false try to give examples and make things in your favor. Examples are your best friends in the IELTS speaking. Not only it will impress examiner but also you will be able to speak well as it is your own example.

5. Listen to the questions carefully and instill the questions as soon as you listen to them.

Most of the times, the candidate gets confused and timid, when sits in front of the examiner. This actually increases anxiety and most of the times the candidate comes under such extreme pressure that it is hard to speak his or her name. It sounds funny, but it happens with most of the candidates who do not practice before attempting their exams, so keep practicing to avoid such situation.

6. Do not hesitate to ask the question, if you are not able to understand it.

IELTS Candidates have full right to ask the question again if the question has not listened properly. If you are not able to understand the question, then also you can ask the examiner to repeat the question, this way you will get a second chance to think about it and answer well for the question. But, make sure you do it once or twice if you do it more than this number, the examiner might think that the user is unable to understand the question in English and you may lose band score. Thus, it is better to listen carefully then asking the examiner again and again.

7. Never move your hands while speaking.

Body language plays an important role. A positive attitude and communication will result in a positive band score. When you enter the examiner room, enter with a smile. When you answering the speaking questions, never move your hands. If you move them, it will give an impression of low confidence and a sign of stress. Therefore, try to place your hands between your legs and remain calm while speaking and expressing your views.

8. Never show any overconfidence while speaking, speak as you speak regularly.

Some candidates are so friendly that they do take it as any personal talk as they usually. This to some extent is good as it removes the burden and stress of the exam. But, if you go too far then it alleviates the decorum of the exam. Hence, do not behave as a friend with your examiner, be professional and remain calm as the context is an examination, not a friendly meeting.

9. Try to be gentle and calm, do not try to divert the topic question and stick to it, while answering the question.

Do not show your emotions while speaking. If you show emotions like anger and anxiety you will lose band score. Therefore, remain on the topic and do not show any emotions.

10. The first impression is the last impression.

The first impression is the last impression, this applies when you do good in your first speaking section. If your part 1 goes well,
there are strong chances that you will get attuned to the context and will score well. As soon as you finish your part 1, the examiner gets an idea of your speaking skills. However, it is part of the entire speaking test, so performing continuously well will improve your band score.

I hope this article gives a strong insight into attempting IELTS speaking exam. Please give your feedback and suggestions for this
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