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Hi All,

Will be reappearing for IELTS test tommorow, so had some last min questns. Help on these is much appreciated.



Can we change the topic assigned to us for speaking if we do not have much knowledge of it? If yes, is it taken well be the examiner?

Secondly, how is it considered if we speak slightly less than 2 minutes on the assigned topic.

am pretty nervous about the whole thing, since this will be second attempt

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Hi All,

Will be reappearing for IELTS test tommorow, so had some last min questns. Help on these is much appreciated.



Can we change the topic assigned to us for speaking if we do not have much knowledge of it? If yes, is it taken well be the examiner?

Secondly, how is it considered if we speak slightly less than 2 minutes on the assigned topic.

am pretty nervous about the whole thing, since this will be second attempt

Just relax and be yourself. Try not to attach too much importance to the session as you speak else you might panic and make things worse.

Speak slowly and coherently. The topics are very general, so you should be able to say something ..always better if you can talk for about 2 mins but typically, if you're doing well, they will ask you to stop within 45 secs to 1 minute.

Have a good night's sleep, avoid last minute preparation and Good Luck !

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they are not checking your iq level, they are simply giving you a topic to see how you talk about it, your vocabulary etc. and they make you talk, its not like they give you a topic and then you start, they ask you questions like do you have kids, do they go to school, do you think kids in school should wear school dresses or not, or something like do you have a garden in your house, do you like flowers, how do they make you feel, which flower do you like, do you like going ot the parks etcetc.. they are simple questions, do not worry about it, speak confidently, smile and if you do feel nervous tell the person, they wil make sure you will feel comfortable before they start evaluating you

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Hi All,

Will be reappearing for IELTS test tommorow, so had some last min questns. Help on these is much appreciated.



Can we change the topic assigned to us for speaking if we do not have much knowledge of it? If yes, is it taken well be the examiner?

Secondly, how is it considered if we speak slightly less than 2 minutes on the assigned topic.

am pretty nervous about the whole thing, since this will be second attempt
My suggestion would be to be very casual in talk. Dont feel like talking to an IELTS instructor, think like talking to your friend and answering friend's question. So when we answer to a friends question, we will give personal touch in our answers, not just sticking to answer

E.G a question "How much time you spend on Internet"
Typical straight forward answer" I spend time on Internet for xxx hours a day"

Answer with casual and personal touch "mm today we cannot think a day without internet, I spend atleast 4 hours a day. [smilingly] you know this is act my wife complain me saying that I'm spending more time with internet rather her..."

So your answer is casual, personal touch, gives room to talk bit length and also creates a good atmosphere between you and interviewer. So interviewer is humorous and friendly will take further conversation in a direction and that would be more convenient for you to handle.

This is my way, I handled speaking test.

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Hi All,

Will be reappearing for IELTS test tommorow, so had some last min questns. Help on these is much appreciated.



Can we change the topic assigned to us for speaking if we do not have much knowledge of it? If yes, is it taken well be the examiner?

Secondly, how is it considered if we speak slightly less than 2 minutes on the assigned topic.

am pretty nervous about the whole thing, since this will be second attempt
I will not suggest changing the topic assigned (unless ofcourse they ask you something out of this world which is highly unlikely)..they are not checking your IQ..they are more interested in your Spoken English...
just remain calm and composed and speak in a simple,clear and audible voice.you need not even use heavy headed words..just be yourself and have a bang...

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thanks guys!!! Everyone on this forum is so very concerned and helpful.
Jus to update all, that our ACS result has come positive for 261312. So the first step is done, IELTS is next.

Thanks again for the help ...

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One more thing, don't try to make up things because invariably you are going to go wrong. I was asked which was the last concert I had been to and my experience there. I bluntly told the examiner I have never been to a musical concert in my life. The examiner moved on to the next topic.

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