It’s your IELTS speaking test and you’re able to give extended answers to your examiner’s questions; you even give your examiner the impression that it’s easy for you to keep talking.
If that was your real speaking test, your examiner might be looking at an IELTS band score of 7.0 or higher for your speaking.
Here’s what it says in the public version of the official IELTS descriptors for spoken fluency:
- IELTS band score 7: “[Candidate] speaks at length without noticeable effort…”
If you need to improve your spoken fluency for the IELTS test, it’s important to give yourself more opportunities to speak in English. Here’s one suggestion for how you could do this:
- Arrange a regular time with one or two other IELTS candidates to speak English.
- Decide beforehand what topics you’re going to talk about; have a look at the posts in the ‘IELTS speaking topics‘ category of our blog for some possible topics.
- Have a set time, e.g. 30 minutes, when the rule is ‘English only’.
- At the end, think about how easy it was for you to talk about your chosen topic; if it was difficult, think about why it was difficult (e.g. was it difficult because you didn’t have enough vocabulary?)
Take a step towards getting the IELTS speaking band score you need: call, text or email a friend today, and arrange a time to get some spoken fluency practice.
See our IELTS tutoring options to find out more about how we can help you improve your English for the IELTS test.
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