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Speak IELTS! Your Guide to Spoken English

Spoken English is simple

In speaking, we use a lot of one-syllable words like ‘I’ ‘think’ ‘you’ ‘are’ ‘great’. We don’t say ‘It is my personal belief that you have superior qualities’. One mistake that IELTS Academic candidates make is in trying to pack their speech with academic jargon. It doesn’t make you sound clever: it only increases the work the listener must do to understand you. Keep it simple and use plain language,

Spoken English is cultural:

Spoken English involves two people,
Spoken English is where new words are tested and learned
Spoken English is about more than just words
Spoken English is social
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