Many people say that it is not good to memorize the answers in speaking test. But what is the right way to prepare for it?
What you can do is prepare to do different things – practise explaining, describing, arguing, disagreeing, etc. The best way to prepare is by talking, though. Make sure you speak as much as you can, so that you feel comfortable and natural speaking in English.
How to overcome the tensionin IELTS speaking test especially when talking to a foreigner?
the best way to overcome tension is to do something many times. Talk to foreigners if you can. If you can’t, talk to Chinese friends or classmates. Ask them to give you a mock IELTS test, with all three parts of the test. Do this again and again. If you have done the test 10 times at home, it will be much easier in the real exam.
I always feel frustrated and confused, because I think these questions are quite hard to generate answers in part 3, Could you give me some tips?
Listen to the questions and give your answer. As you do this think about what else you can say: You can explain your answer, perhaps with examples. You can expand your answer with more details. You can rethink your answer, giving the other side of the question.There are many ways to generate answers, but the only important thing is to keep generating good English!
Q：考了这么多次，我总是差了那宝贵的0.5啊，到底写作5.5 和6分的区别在哪里! whats the difference between the band 5.5 and 6?
In China, the reason many candidates fail to reach band 6 is that they don’t answer the whole question in task 2, they have spelling or grammar errors that make reading the answers difficult or they are using language that is too simple. You can read on the band descriptors what you have to do to get a band 6 or higher for each of the bands. You can learn about the band descriptors here:
would you tell me how to improve my speaking and writing when my listening and reading is good enough?
A：你并不是孤单，这是大多数中国考生的通病.对于口语和写作这两大主观题部分，请练习做到 create your own English!
The most important thing is to be active. Many students try to improve speaking by listening more or by learning more words. The important thing though is to actually speak! Make yourself speak as much as you can and practice writing essays. The more you use English, the easier it will be to keep using it.
Are there any recommendedstructures for the writing? There are many ielts guide books and some of which give us some templates and structures. Could I use them when I write my essay?
A：当然可以用，但是要做到妙用： Yes, you can use a general structure. However, try not to use a template that gives you long passages to remember. Many students use these templates and it is very obvious when they have been used – especially if the examiner has seen it 10 times already.
Use a structure that gives a logical way to answer the question. Don’t memorise whole sentences in a structure however, just words, phrases and the general structure itself.
Q：N or F or NG， 作为一个选择障碍患者，每次遇到这种题真的是欲哭无泪了，求助!Do you have some advice to distinguish N or F from NG ? Sometimes it is really hard to tell for me.
A:必须承认这类题真的不好答，但是我们可以尝试排除法，先来判断T or F，然后...
Obviously the first thing to do is check if something is true or false. The first check should be to look for the same words in the question as in the text, then to see if that gives you the answer. Then look forsimilar words: for example, if the question says “the building is red”, look for words like ‘structure’, ‘wall’, ‘scarlet’, ‘ruby’ etc. in the text.
Q： 听力考试中，我总是在抓芝麻丢西瓜， 到底怎么才能抓到重点信息啊?How toeffectively capture the key points in listening materials?
One of the most important things to do is to focus on the questions. In each test you will have time to read the question paper before you listen.
While you read, I would recommend writing suggestions in English or Chinese as to what the answers might be. This could be like: “date” “地点”. Listen for these words during the test.