Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Always Be Confident (ABC) in front of the Examiner!

How can you do it and why does it help your score on the IELTS?

Find out today.

This ABC (Always Be Confident) strategy especially helps on the Speaking test and the Writing test.

If you are starting to feel uncomfortable you can use this strategy.

Check out this video about how to take up more space when you want to increase confidence.

What to do:

  • Sit up straight: This will automatically change your brain and body chemistry. You will appear confident. Put your shoulders down and back. Face the person on their level.
  • Remember that your opinion is never wrong: No one is going to judge your opinions. Don’t doubt yourself because when you do that you will lose the specificity. If you have an idea or an opinion that pops up then say it. Don’t second- guess yourself. Own your ideas!
  • Your life is excellent material: Use your own experiences. Tell stories. That is the only resource you have to come up with strong examples. This is for the formal and informal parts of the exam. Even on Writing Task 2 you are asked to support your ideas with personal opinions.  Go into the exam with the mindset that you are a rock star and that you want to share your stories and your experiences.

-Jessica Beck, IELTS Energy Podcast

Need a little extra help?

In our course the 3 Keys IELTS Success System we offer a speaking test success day plan as a special bonus where we show you what to do to remain calm and confident on the day of the exam while you are waiting to go into your speaking test.

We also have an entire module called The Anti-anxiety Plan which gives you 3 steps to deal with anxiety on the test.

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What is your biggest challenge with confidence on the IELTS Exam?

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