Most of you may have a very good speaking ability. And you think you have the chance to get that 7 or above band score that you need. But you actually have to know the following few things before you can get this score.
Understand the structure of the exam
The first thing we need to know is the structure of the exam and we can do this by finding out how they score students. If you don’t know how it is scored. You could have a near-native ability in English. But not actually answer the questions correctly. The examiner then cannot give you those high marks. And this is why it is extremely important to understand and follow the structure of the exam.
Focus on all areas equally
Following on from what has been said earlier about fluency being 25% of the IELTS exam, vocabulary will be another 25%, your grammar range and accuracy will be another 25% (read our articles about grammar and accuracy) and finally your pronunciation will be 25% (check out our article about pronunciation here), therefore it is so important that you focus on all four areas equally.