Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll learn how to naturally introduce all of your answers for IELTS Speaking.

If you go directly into your answers, you sound more like a student.

Sounding like a student gets you a 6 on IELTS Speaking.

To sound more native and natural, introduce your answers using certain fillers and phrases.



Speaking Part 1

Use informal fillers, such as those in IELTS Energy episode 413.

This is one factor that helped 3 Keys’ student Tania go from a 5.5 to a 7.5 in IELTS Speaking.

These fillers include:

well, so, you know, and yeah

Speaking part 2

Check out another video on our YouTube channel- IELTS Speaking Part 2 Trick: How to Introduce your Answer.

Basically, don’t say, “Today I will talk about…”

That’s what a student says, and it’s not natural at all.


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Introduce Part 2 by saying how you felt, or what you thought, when you saw the topic card.

For instance, if asked to describe an achievement you are proud of, you could say:

OK, so, this was a thrilling card to get because…

Speaking Part 3

If it’s something you have a strong opinion about, you could say:

You know, I’ve thought long and hard about that…

Or, if it’s unfamiliar, you could say:

Wow, this is something that’s never crossed my mind.

Practice these phrases in your next IELTS Speaking answers!

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