Mon, 2 February 2015
Did the IELTS examiner ask you a difficult question?
Did your mind just go blank?
Today, Lindsay and Jessica share 6 phrases to help you fill that time void!
If you get asked a question that you can’t immediately answer during your IELTS exam, you don’t want to go silent. It’s important to keep speaking even if you need a moment to decide how to answer the actual question.
Native English speakers use many different phrases to help them do this. It’s important to understand that using a time-filling phrase won’t hurt your score. In fact, it’s likely to improve it!
Here are a few phrases to use if you need a moment to think about how to answer a question during your IELTS exam:
Other simple and common English time-fillers:
Which phrases do you plan to use, and why?
Tell us what you think in the comments section below!
Direct download: AEE_IELTS_How_to_Buy_Time_on_the_Speaking_Test_with_6_Key_Phrases.mp3
Category:All Ears English -- posted at: 5:00am EST