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- The examiner is determining your English level. If you want to get a high score, your answers need to be long enough for them to determine that you have a strong command of the English language.
- I recommend that you say about 5 sentences for every question. It’s ok if it’s a little short, and they will cut you off it it’s much longer, but you want to make sure that they know how well you speak.
- Use idioms. The IELTS loves idioms, try to use at least 5 throughout your exam. Spread them out, try to use 2 in part one, 2 in part two, and 2 in part 3 (yes, I know that equals 6, that means you can miss one). I recommend that you memorize 15-20 that you use and practice with them all the time, that way when you are in the exam it will be easy for you to use 5 ( or 6). That way by the time you take the exam you’ll easily be able to chose one of your go to idioms no matter which question they ask you.
- Don’t keep repeating the same words or phrases. Don’t say I like, I like, I like. Say I like, I enjoy, I prefer. Show variety in your sentences and vocabulary.
- All of your sentences should not be short. It’s ok to have 1 short sentence, but you want at least half of your sentences to be long or medium.
- Use strong phrasing. Don’t use baby language. Ex. I like school. My teach is nice. She smiles a lot. Everyone likes her. Instead say, “ I truly enjoyed school, My teacher was very kind, she always smiled. My classmates and I really enjoyed her class.
- Use strong vocabulary. The easiest way to use better vocabulary is to learn new adjectives.
- Describe things. Describe what you’re talking about, don’t be general, paint a picture.
- It’s ok to stretch the truth. Your answers do not have to be 100% accurate. They should sound true, but it’s ok if you add something or make something up to improve your answer.
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