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BEST TIPS FOR IELTS SPEAKING PART – 3
When candidates cover his/her monologue Part in 2 minutes, further examiner lead towards the 3rd part, i.e ‘Follow Ups’. These are questions which you need to answer with your own opinions and you need to suggest according to the demand. For example, if Part 2 was related to helping someone, they might ask you in depth with the more complex questions.
HERE ARE SOME USEFUL TIPS TO BE GOOD AT ‘FOLLOW UPS’
1. Don’t answer in hurry and over it quickly
Speaking continuously in a foreign language is somewhere tiresome, candidates usually are not habitual of speaking in another regional language for the long time. Might you feel stressed before the examination and because of that you may frequently answer every question of the examiner in a hurry. Lots of students do this because they want their examination to get over soon. They utter very short answers, but one should not do that. Keep in mind to answer each question in an accurate answer with a proper reason and example in it.
2. Keep in mind that the examiner will trap you
Part 1 is really just a warm-up and Part 2 is a monologue, so Part 3 is the examiners chance to really test you and stretch your language abilities to the particular limitations. Main point to keep in mind that in this part examiners always ask you the question in which you wouldn’t be able to speak appropriate answers ‘as well as you hoped’. They keep on increasing the level harder until you can’t answer the questions. They don’t mean to be cruel towards the candidates, this is just their trick to test one’s capabilities related to the language.
3. Don’t hesitate to say them pardon or repeat
Often, there are some words in some questions that one may not understand, but don’t get scared after facing this type of situation as candidates are allowed to ask the meaning of the words which they face to be difficult, but can’t urge them to tell you the meaning of whole sentence. You can also ask them to repeat the question.
4. Don’t sit like a Statue!
There can be any of the questions for which you may have no idea to answer. Don’t worry it often happens. During this face you should take time to think and try to answer accordingly. Make an attempt, as you have been speaking for 15 minutes and one question is not going to lower your marks for the whole test. Worst thing you can do is can stay still and answering nothing against the question asked.
In this case, one should always think to push himself/herself to limit of your abilities. It’s ok! to admit that you don’t have any idea related to the particular question. Simply say “I’m not really sure about this. However, you should not do this for every question. Remember that!
5. Think about what structure the examiner is testing
Examiner always tend to know that are you capable for using various structures or not. Don’t worry about putting in plenty of structures as possible into your answers because they will ask particular questions to test specific grammar structures.
For example, if Part 2 was about mobile phones, they might ask you deeper, more complex questions about mobiles like:
How have mobile phones changed the types of relationships people make?
Some people think that children should not be allowed to use mobiles, do you agree?
How has mobile phone use changed in the last 10 years?
How will mobile phones change in the future?
These could be answer as like this:
How have mobile phones changed the types of relationships people make? – opinion/past/present
Some people think that children should not be allowed to use mobiles, do you agree?- evaluating someone’s opinion
How has mobile phone use changed in the last 10 years.- past to present (perfect tenses)
How will mobile phones change in the future?- future/prediction
If you could add any new feature to a smart phone, what would it be?
So, this was all about the tips that would be beneficial for you to score more with the Part 3.