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Don't get over-emotional

It's good to express your emotions but don't lose control!

In an interview situation it’s always good to express yourself and to convey your feelings, however there is a limit.  You don’t want to put yourself in a situation that causes you to become over-emotional and perhaps lose control – this could jeopardise the success of your whole interview.

In order to avoid this, think about the kind of things that you may be asked about in an interview that could cause you to get emotional – a pet that died recently, an exam you failed, an argument you had with a friend. By thinking about them in advance you can mentally prepare yourself to talk about them, or our best advice would be to try to avoid talking on these sensitive subjects altogether and wherever possible answer the question using a different example.


i took the ielst test for the 3rd time but i still cannot get a score 7 on my speaking test. please help. i really need it. my skype accnt. ------------------------.

yes the speeches without emotional is like a food without salt.
if the emotion become more it sour the speeches, like the salt sour the food.
it has a specific limit must to be in it.

i hope i will get good job by using this tips)

I just get idea how i will attempt my IELTS test and i Hope this video help me out

I got a bad fever last time when i took the speaking exam. I just had my pills before I went there, so consequently i sweat out and looked ill during the test which obviously imposed a negative impression on the examiner ( maybe he thought that I was reciting)T.T It was a 5.5, i thought i did a good job though !!! !! I am so sad because I had a band 6 a year ago with no preparation at all - -#

Hello. I am going to take IELTS exam in 3 weeks. I did 4 months ago but my score was 5.5. I want to get band 6. I really worry about my speaking skill, as the former time, when waiting for the examiner, I was very anxious and finally, I could not speak well. Can you give me some advice to be confident in next time. Thanks so much!

I am worry so much from speaking And writing because the subject i saw in ILets Exams practice most of them are hard to write about and about speaking when i am in stress i forget all the vocabulary i already know.

i am also the same condition . :(

Hello Mai Saleh,

I'm afraid I can't suggest a cure for your stress, but I can tell you that you are not alone in feeling that way.  Very few people take an exam without feeling stressed.  One thing that might help is to remember that, in speaking, it is more important to communicate effectively than to produce language with perfect grammar or vocabulary.  Mistakes are much more acceptable when speaking so try to relax and concentrate on expressing yourself as fluently and in as interesting a manner as possible, rather than worrying about the language you should or should not use.

To help with your writing, you might take a look at the British Council's Take IELTS pages.  On the writing test page you can find links to different aspects of the exam and to useful tips and suggestions.  I hope these will help you.

Best wishes,



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