Speaking Tips & Tricks

Some tips and strategies to help you succeed on the speaking exam are provided in this section:


1. General Tips and Strategies for IELTS Speaking

2. How to practice IELTS Speaking

3. How to practice IELTS Speaking Part 1

4. How to improve your band score

5. How to improve your Fluency and Coherence



Pronunciation is the last one. And for pronunciation, you don't really need to worry about your accent. It's not about the accent. Everybody, almost everybody who takes the IELTS speaking section has some kind of accent. Which is just the normal influence of your native language on your speaking in English.

Pronunciation is more about whether or not you have problems that make you difficult to understand. Sounds that do not really sound like English at all or words you mispronounce. Any sentence, any patterns in your speaking that really make it tough for your examiner to comprehend what you're saying, that can be a problem on the IELTS.

Idea of speaking

A final important point is that the examiner is not scoring you on your ideas. The examiner is not going to check whether or not what you said is true or false. You shouldn't say things that seem unreasonable or unusual or strange. But you don't always need to give your true opinion or say things that are 100% factual.

Understanding the question

Another point to consider is that in some cases, you may not really understand what the examiner has asked you to do. You may not understand the question. In those cases, you should ask for clarification. Because you cannot really answer a question that you didn't understand. It is perfectly fine to ask for clarification on the IELTS exam.

You can also do this, you can ask for clarification to give yourself more time to think. Maybe you did understand the question, but you just don't know what to say about it. This can be a strategy for giving yourself time. You just don't want to do it too much, you can't ask for clarification certainly on every single question, and you probably don't wanna do it more than a few times during your IELTS speaking exams.

More tips and tricks for improving your speaking band score will be provided later on in this section.