In IELTS part 2 you get 60 seconds to plan. What’s the best strategy?
Q: What’s the best way to use those 60 seconds planning time in IELTS speaking part 2?
A: The one you are most confident with and have practised the most! Follow these do’s and don’ts to find the strategy best for you.
Don’t: Go into the exam without a strategy and hope for the best.
Do: Go into the exam with your favourite strategy that you have carefully chosen, practised at least twenty times and which you are very happy with. Do: Feel confident in the exam.
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Do: Choose your preferred strategy or experiment with two or three. Then practice it with at least twenty part 2 questions.
Do: Time yourself. Give yourself the full 60 seconds. Answer the question fully as you would in the real test.
Don’t: Wait to practice with your teacher in class. You can do effective planning practice with a mirror, a friend, or the recorder on your phone.
So you only have one week till the test; no problem you still got enough time to practise this twenty times.
Good luck with your test!