IELTS Speaking Test

Updated: Nov 14, 2021

IELTS Preparation

When you are speaking in Part 2 to the examiner, and you pause because you are not sure what to say.

What should I do?

Firstly, do not worry too much, we all need to pause at times while speaking.

But a good thing to do so you don't have a long silence.

Is to use 'filler' words, these words will help you fill the pause and make you sound more like a native speaker.

But don't use them too much.

15 common English words that you should know and can use while your thinking.


Um, er, uh



Basically, actually, seriously

You see

You know

I mean

You know what I mean?

At the end of the day

Believe me

I guess, I suppose

Or something

Ok, so

Right, uh huh

You can find online IELTS speaking classes and eBook lessons to help you prepare for IELTS speaking topics

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