How to Approach Section One of the Interview
29 Jun 2014 admin
There are a variety of questions and prompts the examiner will use to get you to talk in the IELTS speaking test. In this section of the interview, the examiner will attempt to break the ice and set a friendly atmosphere by throwing in easy questions that are based on the CV that you will be asked to fill out before the test.
- Be very careful with what you write on your CV, especially on the part where you will be asked to write down your interests as this could serve as a springboard for discussion in this part of the test, and may influence the examiner’s choice of topics for the second part as well.
- It’s NOT WHAT you say, but HOW you say it! In the IELTS speaking, you will be graded for four different things: fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy and pronunciation.
- Focus on the task. Think what the examiner is asking you, and respond with precision.
- Talk directly to the examiner. Don’t be afraid to make eye contact.
- Smile at the examiner. This will put both of you at ease and make you both more comfortable.
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Categories: IELTS Speaking