IELTS Speaking test strategies and tips
Tips for Part 1
- The questions begin on topics familiar to you to help you relax, as this should be easier for you.
- The topics may cover areas such as study, work, your home, hobbies, food, TV etc.
- Do not memorise sentences.
- It is better to answer each question, giving a reason for your answer.
Tips for Part 2
- You are given a topic by the examiner. The topics are unseen (although you will get one minute to prepare your talk).
- It is better to make notes in the one minute preparation time and just use your life experience for examples.
- The topics are non-academic.
Tips for Part 3
- This is linked to the topic you were given in Part 2, but consists of a more general discussion with the examiner.
- You may disagree with the examiner and give reasons.
- The most important thing is to express your opinions as clearly as you can.
- Provide examples to strengthen your arguments.