Part2的重要性IELTS Speaking: the importance of part 2
Students often ask me what will happen if they do badly in part 2 of the
speaking test. Is it still possible to get a high score?
Yes, in theory, it is still possible to get a reasonably high score (maybe
band 7) if you do badly in part 2, but you would need to give excellent answers
in part 3. In practice, candidates rarely recover from a bad part 2; I don’t
remember anyone who made a mess of part 2 but suddenly did a fantastic part
My advice: You should consider part 2 as the core of your speaking test. It’s
your best chance to show how good your English is, and it’s the examiner’s best
chance to listen carefully to your use of language. In fact, it’s probably the
point at which most examiners get a clear idea of what score to give you.
3 所以我觉得口语最重要的部分是PART2，大部分考官会在PART2 大概知道要给你多少分
雅思口语是否要用复杂句 complex structures?
Students often worry that they need to use “complex structures” in the
speaking test. But what is a complex structure?
This website explains the difference between simple sentences, compound
sentences and complex sentences. You’ll notice that compound and complex
sentences are much easier than they sound! I’m sure you use them all the time
without realising it.
Here’s my advice: stop worrying about the need for “complex” grammar.
Instead, focus on expressing your ideas well. As you explain your ideas in
detail, you will naturally produce longer sentences which contain a variety of