We all know that it can be difficult to speak when you are put on the spot. Especially if it is about something that doesn't interest you or its a topic on an IELTS cue card that you would not normally talk about in daily conversations.
What can I do to prepare for my IELTS speaking test?
Firstly understand the IELTS test format.
Know what your current speaking level is, this can be done by taking IELTS classes online who specialise in IELTS exams. Revampenglish.com can help you understand what level you currently are and can advise you what you need to practice if you need a higher IELTS band score.
Look at the IELTS speaking assessment grid to understand what each IELTS band level consists off. They are the same for IELTS general and IELTS academic.
It can take many hours of study if you need to improve your IELTS band score, so plan your hours into the week, well in advance of your test.
Apart from having IELTS classes online and IELTS practice tests, watch television, listen to music, time yourself speaking from an IELTS cue card topic, record yourself and playback so you can self assess.
Find yourself an experienced IELTS teacher to support and advise you.
If you have a friend or family member who speaks good English let them help you too.
You can download free IELTS resources at www.revampenglish.com to get you started.