How can I score 9 bands in IELTS speaking?
As the other three modules, the IELTS Speaking module too requires strategies to excel in it. In order to understand how to score high in IELTS speaking module, one needs to be equipped with the knowledge of how it is going to be marked. The speaking module in an IELTS test is marked on 4 criteria:
Four marking criteria of a Speaking module are:
- Fluency and Coherence
- Lexical Resource
- Grammatical Range and Accuracy
Fluency and Coherence:
Under this head, a candidate is assessed on how fluent he is in English speaking or fluently he can conversate in English. Along with this, how logical the ideas are and how well these ideas are connected using different kinds of cohesive devices or connectives.
Under lexical resource, the vocabulary of the examinee is verified, as to what level of vocabulary is a part of his speech- beginner, intermediary or advanced. This head does not expect perfection but it also accepts certain errors and repetitions.
Grammatical Range and Accuracy:
This criterion covers the grammar assessment of the speech. It checks the range of sentence structures used in speech, such as if it is a simple sentence or complex. Moreover, it also undertakes the accuracy of sentences, be it a form of verbs, prepositions, and so on.
Pronunciation is a vital component of a language. Hence, pronunciation is an important marking criterion in speaking. Under this, MTI is also accepted as a common thing. MTI-mother tongue influence, which, according to many is considered a negative feature of a language speaker, however, it is accepted even at the scale of Band 9, though, it must not be too much to be noticeable.
Common Tips for Speaking exam:
- Be confident
- Make sure to paraphrase the question while answering
- Use connectives
- Never give one-word answers
- Always give a reason or an explanation to every answer
- Always try to speak at length.
- Always maintain your own natural accent, rather than picking or using an artificial accent.
- Try to bring a variation in sentence structures and vocabulary.
- Avoid repetition of all sorts.
Speaking Test Format
An IELTS Speaking test comprises 3 sections:
- Sec 1- Here the candidate is asked questions regarding self, family, friends, hometown, country, likes, and dislikes. The candidate is asked a total 0f 3 sets of 4 questions each. The answers must include paraphrased questions with an explanation or a reason to answer.
- Sec 2- Section 2 involves speaking on a topic, which is generally called a “Cue-card” where a candidate is given a minute to prepare and 2 mins to speak. It is generally a topic on a past experience or some possession. The candidate is required to speak it in the form of a topic or story.
- Sec 3-This section is termed a follow-up or discussion part. In this particular section, questions are asked related to section 2, which is the topic of the q-card. In this part, as the name suggests, the candidate is expected to give long answers, as in a discussion.
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