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What’s so difficult about the IELTS Speaking Part 1?
What can you do to prepare?
Today, Lindsay and Jessica discuss some tactics for avoiding the dangers and allowing yourself to stand out!
Speaking Part 1 of the IELTS includes questions about yourself. You will be asked about three topics, and though it may seem like simple stuff, the danger is that you might become too relaxed and start using one-word answers.
You want to do better than that. In fact, ideally your answers will be 2-4 sentences each!
How can you do come up with that? Do some brainstorming. Think of the question words. Question words can help you think of better answers.
Vocabulary is also important in Speaking Part 1. If you want to achieve a higher score, you will need to use a range of vocabulary, including slang and idioms. The examiner wants to hear that you know more than what’s in your textbook. A good strategy is to have a short list of slang and idioms ready to use.
What are some good English slang words or idioms that might be helpful to have for Speaking Part 1 of the IELTS test?
Let us know in the comments section below!