IELTS Energy 36: The BIGGEST Myth About Academic Writing and Speaking on the IELTS

Do you know what the biggest myth about writing and speaking on the IELTS is?

What should you do if the questions that you get on the IELTS speaking test are too broad?

You should talk about examples from your personal life.

Tell your own stories. Think about your most recent experiences from the topic.

For example:

Q: Do you enjoy exercise?

A: Yeah just yesterday I was going on a bike ride and I saw cherry blossoms.

Don’t be afraid to “boast” about yourself.

Also use linking phrases to get a higher fluency and coherence score. Examiners listen for them.

Use linking words like:

  • “In fact…”
  • “Indeed”
  • “Actually”

What questions do you have about the IELTS exam?

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