Before going into the room, take three DEEP breaths!
Do not worry about mistakes - everybody makes them! Instead, think about communicating well.
Do not worry about your accent. Just speak clearly.
Avoid slang or very informal language. We only use such language with our close friends.
Say NAMES slowly. If you say a name in your own language, you MUST explain it!
Do NOT use difficult words or expressions unless you are 100% sure you know how to use them right. If you use words at the wrong time, your score will be lower!
Make good, clear sentences to express your meaning.
Do not speak either too fast nor too slow.
You cannot ask questions on Part 1 or Part 2, but you SHOULD ask questions on Part 3 if you do not understand.
Do not change the topic. The examiner will think you cannot speak enough on that topic and will give you a lower score.
If you don't know much about a topic, talk about something related to that topic, then explain the connection.
Do not memorize answers to prepare for the test. The examiner will hear that you are not speaking naturally and will change the topic.
Practice speaking with a watch. You should use about 4 minutes for each part of the Speaking Test.
Practice speaking with a friend. Your friend can surprise you with all kinds of questions.
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