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Why wasn't I able to get band 7 in Speaking IELTS (Dos in Speaking IELTS)

Have you taken the IELTS recently? Are you wondering why you didn't manage to get your target score?

You may find some clues here:

IELTS Speaking: Dos

1. Self-correction is highly recommended. Once you realise you've made a mistake, you can immediately repeat your sentence from the beginning to correct your mistake. However, if you have already gone further, just go ahead and forget about it. Another important tip regarding self-correction is that you shouldn't go for it if you think you will get into trouble by going back. Just keep going and you will certainly have the chance to impress the examiner.

2. Eye contact is a must-do. Of course there is no mark for it but you will feel more comfortable, so does the examiner. By eye contact you bridge the gap between you and the examiner and this will make a friendlier atmosphere. Beneficiaries will be you and your score.

3. Body language and facial expressions can significantly help you speak more fluently and impressively. This will help you sound more natural and more confident. So, next time you'd like to say you are/excited about something. Don't just say it, but show it on your face.

Aug 10, 2016 1:09 AM
Comments · 4

Grateful for your entry

August 10, 2016

If you are interested, find Don'ts here:

August 10, 2016

To Jack

That is a great suggestion. I appreciate your contribution. 

August 10, 2016

If you have nothing in your brain to the question, you can think about "why, what, how, who"....etc. to formulate your ideas again and articulate your statement.


Thanks for your suggestion.

August 10, 2016
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