Fri, 23 January 2015
AEE IELTS: Think You Need to Speak Fast on the IELTS? It's a Myth! How to Bring Your Best Intonation to the Test
Do you try to speak fast to sound like a native English speaker?
Today, Lindsay and Jessica discuss why you shouldn’t leave your heart behind on the IELTS Speaking Section!
Nobody expects you to sound exactly like a native speaker. People just want to understand you. So if you’re talking too fast and trying to sound like a native, you might actually become more difficult to understand.
Speed is not important. If you speak with clarity and confidence, you will always sound better than if you’re in a rush. You have to be able to relax, pause between sentences, and use intonation and emotion.
If you want a high score on the Speaking Section, the examiner must be able to understand what you’re saying. Intonation is important — practice expressing your feelings so you DON’T sound like a robot!
How are you going to speak English with your heart?
Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Category:All Ears English -- posted at: 5:00am EST