How To Study For The IELTS Speaking Exam | 5 Ways

How To Study For The IELTS Speaking Exam | 5 Ways
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    - [Tiffani] Every year, over three million ESL learners
    take the IELTS exam.
    But the truth is, everyone has a different study style.
    There are five different ways
    to study for the IELTS speaking exam,
    and today I will teach you all of them.
    Welcome to Speak English with Tiffani.
    I am teacher Tiffani, let's jump right in.
    Number one, the note-taking style.
    This style is used by the learner
    who likes to hand-write their notes
    and highlight all key information.
    It focuses on the use of books, other English resources,
    and reviewing all of the information.
    Let's meet Muhammad.
    He's from India and the reason why
    he's studying for the IELTS speaking exam
    is because he wants to study in Europe for graduate school,
    and his study style is note-taking.
    The first thing he should do is
    read a lesson from the book he chose
    about the IELTS speaking exam.
    Let's pause really quickly.
    One thing you have to remember is,
    there are hundreds of possible
    questions that could be on this exam
    and it is impossible to memorize
    all of the answers for these questions.
    Categories are the best things to study,
    categories or formulas that are related to the questions.
    You need to find a book that teaches you
    categories instead of just questions.
    You're welcome to get my e-book
    How to Pass the IELTS Speaking Exam
    by clicking the link in the top right of the screen.
    I discussed it in a previous video.
    Or you can get any other book but remember,
    they need to focus on categories or
    formulas for answering questions.
    Let's keep going.
    He should make sure that he understands
    the principles of the lesson.
    The second thing he should do is,
    highlight the important points from the lesson.
    He should find the parts that will be
    helpful as he prepares for the IELTS speaking exam.
    This is very important.
    After he's found those highlights,
    he should write the highlighted portions in his notebook.
    Remember that writing is important to his study style
    because it will help him remember the information.
    Everything that he highlighted needs to go
    directly into his notebook.
    The fourth thing he should do is,
    connect the highlighted portions with
    something else he already knows.
    Remember that making a connection
    is another way to help him remember.
    From the previous screen where he wrote
    all of the highlighted information, now what he did,
    he chose his hand to connect with the information.
    There are one, two, three, four,
    fives pieces of information related to
    the relationship with others, the category.
    He chose D for describe, one, two, three for the first,
    second, and third characteristic,
    and he chose O for the outcome.
    These are the pieces of information
    important for using to respond
    to a question in this category and he used his hand.
    What's gonna happen is,
    he should memorize the highlighted information
    and the connection.
    This step will have a big impact
    on his ability to remember the information
    when he takes the exam.
    After he's memorized,
    the sixth thing he should do is apply what he memorized.
    This step will give him the opportunity
    to create his own answers based on
    what he learned from reading and
    highlighting information from the book.
    Let's look at his answer a little closer.
    The question they ask him is,
    do you get along with your colleagues?
    Very quickly, colleagues,
    this word just refers to people you work with,
    people you work with.
    In English we say, colleague.
    Again, colleague.
    What does this come from?
    This category is relationships with others.
    Remember, he's memorized this, relationship with others.
    He has this memorized by the connection
    he made with his hand.
    Let's look at his answer.
    He says, "Yes, I get along well with my colleagues."
    He answered D.
    Why?
    He described colleagues.
    Then he says, "The three main characteristics
    of our relationship are trust, honesty, and teamwork."
    You got it?
    He answered number one, number two,
    and number three for this category.
    Finally, "So, I feel like my relationship with my colleagues
    will continue to get stronger and the years go by."
    I feel like, now he's talking about the outcome.
    So he did it correctly using his study style.
    The last thing he needs to do is practice.
    However, in order to practice properly,
    he needs to make sure his answers
    are good and his grammar is okay.
    In other words, he needs someone to help him.
    The problem is, he doesn't know where to find a native
    English speaker in his country, but there is a solution.
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    Let's keep going now to number two, the verbal style.
    This style is used by the learner
    who likes to speak more when they are studying.
    It mainly focuses on using repetition
    to remember the information that was studied.
    Let's meet Anh.
    She is from Vietnam and the reason why
    she is studying for the IELTS speaking exam
    is because she wants to get a job in Australia next year,
    and her study style is verbal.
    The first thing that she should do is,
    find a lesson in the book she chose
    about the IELTS speaking exam.
    Then, she needs to read the main points from the lesson
    out loud, that's right, three times.
    Remember, this is the verbal style
    so speaking is the most important.
    The second thing she should do is,
    create a song, a rap, a jingle,
    or something like that from the lesson.
    She should find the parts that will be
    helpful as she prepares for the IELTS speaking exam.
    Here, Anh has chosen to pick the ability category
    and there are three points from this category
    that she chose from the lesson.
    She made a song or a jingle to go along with it.
    Her jingle, I'll do it really quickly for you, is,
    ability, ability, tell me all about it.
    Ability, ability, what's yours about?
    Ability, ability, when did it come?
    Ability, ability, now tell me how.
    This is the jingle that she chose
    to make in order for her to study for her test,
    but you can choose whatever jingle you want.
    Let's see what happens after that.
    She needs to memorize the song she created.
    This step will have a big impact on
    her ability to remember the information
    when she takes the exam.
    This is very key for the verbal style.
    After she's memorized,
    the fourth thing she should do is,
    say it while looking at herself in the mirror.
    By looking at herself say it,
    the information will become more ingrained in her memory.
    This term ingrained just means to stamp or to remain,
    to stamp or to remain in her memory because
    her style is the verbal style.
    After that, she needs to apply what she memorized.
    This step will give her the opportunity
    to create her own answers based on the
    song, the rap, or the jingle she created from the lesson.
    Let's look at her answer a little closer.
    The question is, can you sing?
    Remember, the category she studied was ability.
    This is the category and the jingle she made is right here.
    Let's see how she answered the question.
    She said, "Singing is an ability that many people desire."
    She told us about the ability.
    Many people desire it.
    Then she says, "Personally, I think that I am an
    okay singer because growing up,
    people always told me that I sang very well
    in choirs and when I did the occasional solo."
    Real quick, occasional.
    Let me explain what that word means.
    Occasional just means sometimes, just means sometimes.
    She actually answered what's yours about
    and when did it come in this section right here.
    Finally she said, "My dad has an ear for music
    so I think I may have gotten my ability to sing from him."
    Last part is tell me how and she
    answered it in this section.
    She did a great job.
    Let's keep going.
    She needs to practice.
    She needs to make sure her answers are good
    and her grammar is okay.
    She needs to find someone to practice with
    before she takes her exam.
    Remember I said before,
    this is a very important step.
    Now let's go to number three, the auditory style.
    This style is used by the learner
    who likes to listen more when they are studying.
    It mainly focuses on using audio files
    to remember the information that was studied.
    Let's meet Asnee.
    He is from Thailand and the reason why
    he is studying for the IELTS speaking exam
    is because he wants to move to England
    to expand his business and his study style is auditory.
    The first thing he should do is,
    find a lesson in the book he chose
    about the IELTS speaking exam.
    Then, he needs to record himself reading the lesson
    or the categories out loud.
    This is very, very important.
    He needs to record himself.
    The second thing he should do is,
    listen to the recording he made of himself.
    He should listen to the recording
    at least three to five times.
    Remember, repetition is important.
    This will help him learn and understand the information.
    The third thing he should do is,
    shadow, or mimic, or copy the recording he made of himself.
    This step is similar to memorizing,
    but it focuses on repetition as a way
    to remember the important information.
    After he's finished shadowing,
    he needs to apply what he listened to.
    This step will give him the opportunity
    to create his own answers based on
    the audio file he created.
    Let's go into his answer.
    Let's say the question he gets is,
    has your hometown changed since you were a child?
    The information he recorded of himself is right here,
    these three pieces of information.
    The category that was chosen when he studied was
    a change from the past to the present,
    a change from the past to the present.
    This is the category that he studied.
    When he has a question in that category,
    he learned that he must first say yes or no.
    Did he do that?
    Yep, he said, "Yes, my hometown has changed
    since I was a child."
    He answered the first part.
    Then he needed to describe the past.
    Let's see.
    He says, "In the past, my hometown was very peaceful
    and quiet because at that time,
    the people in my hometown would always come home
    and just relax on their porches."
    Yes, he answered the second part, describe the past.
    I wanna explain something really quickly.
    Porches, this is just the front portion of a house
    where people sit down.
    This is a house.
    On the front portion of that house,
    there's sometimes an area where people can
    come out and sit in a chair.
    They can sit in a chair.
    That area is called a porch.
    Let's keep going.
    Now he needs to give three similarities.
    He says, "The three main differences
    that I notice about my hometown
    when I compare it to the past are
    the increase in skyscrapers, more tech industries,
    and more hipsters."
    Yes, he did give three differences
    in this section right here.
    Very quickly, skyscraper.
    A skyscraper is just a very tall building.
    It is called a skyscraper because
    the feeling is that the building is
    literally inside or in the clouds or in the sky
    so we call that a skyscraper, a very tall building.
    A hipster.
    A hipster is a very common word we use in America.
    A hipster refers to a person,
    but it's a person who really cares about trends and fashion
    so they are very trendy.
    They like trends and fashion.
    Let's keep going.
    He answered that very well,
    but now he needs to practice.
    He needs to make sure his answers
    properly answer the question so he
    needs to find someone to practice with
    before he takes the exam.
    Now let's go on to number four, the buddy style.
    This style is used by the learner
    who enjoys studying with others
    more than studying alone.
    It mainly focuses on explaining and quizzing each other
    on the information that was studied.
    Let's meet Alanza and Yara.
    They are from Brazil and the reason
    why they're studying for the IELTS speaking exam
    is because they want to become
    fashion designers in New York,
    and their study style is the buddy style.
    The first thing they should do is,
    read through the lesson together.
    They need to make sure that they
    both understand the main points of the lesson.
    Then what they're gonna do is,
    explain the lesson to each other again.
    The one explaining should be the
    only one that's looking at the book.
    The other person should not be looking at the book.
    This will help them learn and understand the information.
    After that, they need to quiz each other on the lesson.
    This step is important because it will
    help them see which parts of the lesson
    they need to review again.
    After they've quizzed each other,
    they need to apply what they studied together.
    This step will give them the opportunity
    to create their own answers based on what they studied.
    These ladies studied how to describe a person.
    They studied that lesson, that category.
    This is an example answer they could give for a question.
    The question is, who is your best friend?
    Since it says best friend,
    it's talking about, you got it, a person.
    They're gonna apply what they studied together.
    The first thing is name and relation.
    One of them said, "My best friend's name is Samantha Smith."
    Very good.
    They gave the name of the person, Samantha Smith,
    and the relation, best friend.
    Let's keep going.
    Now they need to give three details.
    "Three details about her are she is
    from a small town in Michigan,
    she majored in Computer Science with me in university,
    and she enjoys listening to country music."
    Yes, this answered the three details.
    Finally, general opinion.
    "In my opinion, she is the best friend anyone
    could ever ask for because she has
    been there for me through thick and thin."
    We've answered the question, that part,
    giving her general opinion.
    Very quickly, through thick and thin.
    This is a very common expression in America
    or in English in general.
    This expression just means in good times and bad times,
    good times and bad times.
    It means that person is there with me,
    that friend is always supporting me
    in the good times and the bad times.
    Through thick and thin.
    Great.
    She did a great job.
    They did a great job of doing that.
    The next thing is, practice and corrections.
    They need to check their grammar and their answers.
    They need to find a native speaker to practice with
    before they take their exam.
    Remember, I told you guys about the
    free 15 minute tutoring session.
    They also need the same thing.
    Let's keep going.
    Number five.
    Number five is the visual style.
    This style is used by the learner
    who needs more visuals when studying.
    It mainly focuses on using images,
    videos, and other visual resources
    to study and learn new concepts.
    Let's meet Yongjae.
    He is from South Korea and the reason
    why he's studying for the IELTS speaking exam is because
    he wants to become a famous neurosurgeon,
    and his study style is visual.
    The first thing he should do is,
    read a lesson from the book he chose
    about the IELTS speaking exam.
    He should make sure that he understands
    the principles of the lesson.
    The next thing is,
    he should draw out the concept
    or find images to match the lesson he studied.
    Let's see right here.
    He studied the category of describing your favorite
    and he chose to draw out the concept.
    The first thing right here is, a general statement.
    What he did was he drew this to
    represent a general statement that everyone agrees with.
    For your favorite, he chose to draw a smiley face.
    This is a visual trigger for him.
    Finally, for three reasons why,
    he just chose to write or draw out the number three.
    After he's done this,
    he needs to create flash cards from the images
    he created or found.
    He's making flash cards for the category right here
    using the drawings he did in the previous step.
    On the back, this is the information for that category.
    This step will have a big impact
    on his ability to remember the information
    when he takes the exam.
    Now he needs to memorize.
    He has to memorize the information
    by using the flash cards to practice.
    By memorizing what is on the flash cards,
    the information will become more ingrained, or stamped,
    remember that word, in his memory.
    After he's memorized, he needs to apply what he memorized.
    This step will give him the opportunity
    to create his own answers based on
    the flash cards he created from the lesson.
    Let's look at it a little closer.
    Remember, the question is, what is your favorite sport?
    Remember, the category he studied was favorite.
    Favorites, this is the category that he studied.
    We have his drawings over here.
    He did the first drawing of the general statement,
    then his favorite and three reasons.
    Let's see if he actually answered each.
    What is your favorite sport?
    For the general statement, he said,
    "There are many types of sports all over the world."
    Check.
    Next, let's see for his favorite, he said,
    "However, my favorite sport is basketball."
    Check.
    Finally, for the last one for three reasons, he said,
    "The top three reasons why basketball
    is my favorite sport are because
    my dad taught me how to play, it is a team sport,
    and it requires good hand-eye coordination."
    He gave one, two, and three.
    Check.
    Really quickly, hand-eye coordination.
    I want to explain to you all what this expression means.
    It refers to the way one's hands and eyes work together
    to accomplish a specific goal that
    requires speed and accuracy,
    something that requires speed and accuracy.
    These two things working together.
    We say hand-eye coordination.
    Great.
    The next thing he needs to do is, practice.
    He needs to make sure his answers
    are good and his grammar is okay.
    He needs to find someone to practice with
    before he takes his exam.
    If you would like to keep studying with me,
    you can get my e-book,
    How to Pass the IELTS Speaking Exam by going to the link,
    speakenglishwithtiffani.com/ebooks.
    You can find any e-book,
    but this book right here will help you
    by teaching you the categories
    and also the formulas for answering the questions
    so that you can pass the IELTS speaking exam.
    Don't forget about the free 15 minute
    English tutoring session that Cambly wants to give you
    by clicking in the link in the description.
    Watch the next video lesson on the
    left side of your screen.
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