The second part of IELTS speaking is the Speech. The examiner gives you a card with a topic and 3-4 questions on it. Then you have 1 minute to prepare a little speech in your head, if you want you may write the main points on paper. After one minute ends, you should start talking and keep going for 1-2 minutes.
Here is an example of such card from IELTS official site:
Describe a teacher who has greatly influenced you in your education.
You should say:
As you can see, your main task here is to DESCRIBE things. So try to do that as well as you can.
It is very important that you say something about EVERY question that is on the card.
The best thing is to say 2-3 sentences about every bullet. This way your speech will take at least one minute – the minimal time you have to speak.
A good way to practice (requires 2 people) is to give someone a copy of your card and to start speaking. Ask him/her to put V on bullets you’ve talked about. Then look how many bullets you’ve missed in your speech. If you study alone, you can record yourself and then listen and check for missing bullets.
Practicing with a clock is a very good idea. You need to get a feeling of “how long is 2 minutes”. When you will speak in front of real examiner, it is best that you don’t look at your watch and if you have practiced enough – you won’t have to.
تمامی حقوق مادی و معنوی این اثر متعلق به وب سایت آموزش خصوصی زبان انگلیسی بابک عبادی است و در صورت استفاده از آن نام آموزش خصوصی بابک عبادی و ذکر لینک www.english-ebadi.com را فراموش نکنید.
- what subject they taught
- what was special about them
- and explain why this person influenced you so much