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IELTS Speaking band descriptors to achieve 7+ band

Sometimes candidate tries to give broad elongated answers to the simple questions asked which is not correct but one should not stretch it too much. However, some candidates do averse of it, which is definitely not correct as many answers require further explanation. So, one should try to understand the question clearly first before answering it

Moreover, one can raise their band score by apprehending the judging standards. With the help of it, one can really overcome a number of problems. The IELTS Speaking band descriptors are explained below.

1. Fluency and Coherence

The candidates struggle with their fluency for most of the time in their test and sometimes there is a lack of confidence and repetitions. This is easily detectable in 2-min long cue card speaking. People also lose their logical flow of events at many parts of the speaking which can make it difficult to follow what the test taker wants to explain.

2. Lexical Resource (Vocabulary)

One may have enough vocabulary to explain the general questions and cue card but it is honestly basic and flexibility is limited. However one often struggles to find the appropriate words and mistakes with their lexis and collocations are fairly common.

For instance, when a person says:

“I want to travel to aboard…”. “to” should not be there and “aboard” should be “abroad”. There are many examples of such mistakes.

3. Grammatical Range and Accuracy

People do use some complex sentence structures in the speaking, but there are frequent errors in many of their sentences, simple and compound, during the speaking test. For example, in a question one says:
“…but I do not practice it when I’m younger”

This should be:
“…but I didn’t practice it when I was younger”

4. Pronunciation

People can often be understood during the discussion but there are a lot of explicit mispronunciations.

For instance, saying “addisional” rather than “additional”
“20 year go” rather than “20 years ago”.
Some people may cope up understanding one’s response in various positions.