In this series, I am going to tell you some of the amazing hacks and tricks to speak fluently in the IELTS Speaking Test Part 2, which is Two Minutes of Speaking on the given topic.
The test goes like, the examiner will give you a placard, on which the topic and 3 or 4 points are mentioned. These are the points that you must have to include in speaking. 1 minute is given to you for preparing your topic and 2 minutes is for speaking.
Just relaxed, I am here to give you the perfect hacks and tricks to complete this test like a boss. Just follow my steps and I’ll lead you to achieve your goal in minutes
Most importantly, your accent is not important. South Asia usually suffers from a lack of syndrome, where our dialects do not speak Western accents. Okay, it might be right when trying to date a Westerner appointment, but for the IELTS test, there is no accent.
This blogpost will solve all of your common mistakes and I make sure to share with you some skills and strategies that will help you achieve a score of 8 or more in the IELTS test.
Let get started, but before that, I want to share my experience with you all. I scored 8.5 / 9 in the IELTS test, and for the first time, all other Australian Yours readers scored similarly or even higher.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a skill of your English Knowledge, your English vocabulary, your listening/understanding capacity and so on. Like any other skill, you can wisely prepare for the IELTS test. If you only focus on key elements, you can quickly dismantle and learn.
Sub-Hacks For Speaking Test Part 2:
These are my tips, that I called Sub Hacks for Speaking Fluently on the topic.
- Answer each Prompt/ Point given to you on your Task card.
- Invert Details.
- Add Story.
Talk on each point for 30 seconds, which makes 2 or 3 lines approximately.
If you add on the details about your own experience, it will help you the most.
Last but not the least, if you can find the relatable story about the topic, do share. It will add more of 30 seconds in your speaking.
Taking my example, if the topic is of about the cultural wedding in your country.
I’ll share every possible detail with the examiner, as it was my personal recent experience on my Brother’s wedding. Your own experience can help you a lot in speaking.
In my opinion, it is very difficult to talk on a topic but very easy to tell someone a story about it.
What do you need to understand first?
In two minute of speaking on the given topic, these are the most crucial points you need to understand first.
- Fluency does not mean speed.
- Accent/Tone Is the Key to winning over.
- You don’t have to hesitate you share what you want, but it should be on point
- It doesn’t matter if the examiner makes you stop or you stop after 1.5 minutes.
Now First Thing First: Fluency doesn’t mean cramming or the fast speed. Fluency in IELTS means to convey your point clearly to the other examiner without being delayed. To practice your fluency for English speaking, try using these hacks for a week, and share your results with me in the comment section below:
- Start Thinking In English
- Talk To Yourself In English
- Focus On Flow Not On The Grammar.
- Try English Tongue Twisters.
- Repeat After What You Hear
Do these exercise thrice a day for a week. I am sure you can get amazing results immediately.
The Quality of Tone:
The second thing comes with the Tone in which you speak. Remember that the examiner has nothing do with your story that you tell on the given topic. But they need to understand the complete whatever you said.
The sound calling or the tone/accent whatever you name it forms a major difference between good speakers and excellent speakers. No one tells you this! This will require some training, but if you don’t know, would you do it?
Intonation is the way we focus our attention on specific words, which can create a better mental vision in the listener’s mind. Let’s say: “I live in a big house on the other side of New York.”
Put stress and intensity on BIG and New York, it will change the complete image of this sentence.
Normally, the listener must process words to understand what he is talking about. However, by adding Tone to your speech, the listener’s mind will automatically create an image of your house and its location. As a result, the listener’s mind will think you are an excellent speaker, and you will get a high score. That was the most secret hack which I just shared with you.
Other things you can practice for the better tone is below:
- As mentioned above, Emphasize on specific words (common noun) more.
- Focus on the “Th” and “R” sound more.
- Don’t afraid of doing mistakes.
Practice these exercise a week before your IELTS, you will feel the results on your speaking skills visibly.
Talk On Point
When the Speaking Part 2 starts, the examiner handover a Task card on which the topic and related queries will be mentioned. Then the examiner will give you a 1 minute for preparation.
Here I want to mention, don’t be overconfident, try to write down the main points about the given topic and prepare well for the speech.
Play around the prompts given that makes topic much easier to explain.
- When you start speaking about the topic, try to pick the simple present tense.
- Don’t go beyond or against the topic.
- Stick to your experience and make it simple yet creative.
However, the Task card can be like these:
Topic: What season in the year you like the most;
- When it is?
- How long it stays?
- What is the special thing you like about it?
Pro Tip: Never try to be complex. Remember that complex always wins over simple. Prepare it well, to the point and in a simple way possible.
Stick To Your Watch Is Not Necessarily
Feel free to talk about the topic which you have given. It totally fine if you go beyond the 2 minutes in speaking and examiner stops you. It’s actually happened with me when I was giving the test, the examiner stops me.
However, it is also normal and fine that you finished your speaking in 1.5 or 1.7 minutes by saying that’s it.
- Be confident and be natural in what you are saying, don’t be afraid or shy.
- Stick to your saying about the topic.
- Play around the prompts.
Final Take On Speaking Part 2 Exercise:
Speaking tests require more structure than anything. You do not need to speak quickly, but you must be clear and accurate. Take the time to collect your thoughts and then choose the correct word. In terms of consistency.
If you talked for a full two minutes and slipped slightly at the end, that is no big deal, the examiner will not judge your slip, but they will judge based on all your performance you did.
Try my Prop Tips and hacks in Speaking for 2 Minutes Test.
Hope to see you all in the next lesson.