Focus on fluency-Speak at your natural pace. Do not try to rush
through the text as it will negatively impact your fluency. Make sure
to take pauses at full stops and mark the commas and semi-colon.
Remember to raise your voice at the end of a question.
Speak clearly-Many people make the mistake to fake a British or
American accent. You are not scored based on your accent so keep
your natural tone and pace. Raising your tone on contrast words, by
reading them in a slightly louder voice and falling tone at the end of
the sentence will improve your score.
Keep speaking-If you realized a mistake, don’t stop! Just keep
speaking otherwise the microphone will stop recording after 3
Track the clock-Always bear in mind that time is limited for
reading, only 32-41 minutes, allocate the specific amount of
for each section with practice. Pay attention to the timer, move
on when spending too much time.
Grammar/Vocabulary! Expand your vocabulary and remember
the words that frequently occur together.
Grammar matters! There are hundreds of rules, make sure you
are familiar with the most common ones before taking a test.
Practice makes perfect-Practice improves your skills concerning
summarizing, skimming, locating keywords and guessing the
meaning of new words.
Be great at taking notes
All the recordings will be played once only, for that reason, you should
practice and improve your note-taking skills when listening Always keep
tracking your schedule by paying attention to the timer after you finish
Listen a broad range of topic
Practice with extensive listening, to expand the range of topics and
Practice with intensive listening, to hone your skills of catching every
word from the recording.
Concentration is key
No matter what happens, always try to concentrate on the task you are
This section consists of either:
Two summarizing questions and two essay
Three summarizing questions and one essay
Practice before attending the test, to develop a
proper methodology and to have various templates
Regularly check the timer when answering.
Always prepare some time for revision.