Pronunciation can be difficult! Many agree that this is one of the most challenging skills to learn in English. Word stress, sentence stress, short vowels, and long vowels – the list goes on and on. Learning accurate and clear English pronunciation requires years to master. And to improve your IELTS Score, you need to demonstrate clear and accurate speaking.
25% of your Speaking test score is based on pronunciation. As an IELTS expert, “Doctor IELTS” will tell you about five things you can do!
- Use the appropriate language
There is a ‘structural language’ that you can prepare in advance, and that can be used for any topic. Here are three examples:
Firstly, I’m going to tell you about…
As I mentioned before…
As a result…
Having this language at your fingertips gives you two advantages. Firstly, it sounds impressive to the examiner. Secondly, pre-prepared language gives you that little bit of extra time to focus on topic.
- Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
The more you speak the stronger and more coordinated your voice will be. You may think this is repetitive and boring, but adding some repetition drills to your study plan can really help you improve your pronunciation.
I would suggest finding a room where you can speak loudly. Then, you can repeat, repeat, and repeat as loud as you want.
- Fluency and Coherence
Fluency and Coherence are measurements of a speaker’s ability to communicate logically, clearly, and without difficulty in English. The speaker can focus on the message she wishes to convey rather than the language needed to say it. Coherence is related to fluency, but slightly different. It measures how well a speaker’s ideas make sense together.
- Lexical Resource
Lexical resource means usage of Vocabulary. You will be assessed on your ability to use words appropriately (in the right context) and accurately (with the correct meaning).
- Grammatical Range
You should try to use a wide range of grammatical constructions appropriately and accurately. You need to avoid grammar errors. However, you can only reach a very high band score if you can also demonstrate that you have mastered complex sentence structures, verb tenses, and other advanced grammatical features.
If your grammar skills are limited, or you have a lot of grammar mistakes when you speak, it is especially important that you record yourself when you answer practice questions. Listen for errors that you make regularly and think about how you can fix them.
These five tips will help you speak more confidently and clearly. Improving your pronunciation will take you one step closer to achieving the IELTS score you want.
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