It's common for interviewees to prepare answers in advance but there are things that you should avoid doing.

To some extent you can predict the kind of topics that you might be asked to talk about in the IELTS interview. This means that it is quite common for interviewees to prepare answers in advance and learn them by heart. Then, in the interview if the topic comes up they will regurgitate (verb; repeat after memorisation) their answer – whether it answers the question or not. There are several problems with this approach. 

Firstly, it is usually very clear that an answer has been memorised as it sounds very unnatural to the examiner. Examiners have a lot of experience interviewing people and they can easily see when something isn’t quite right. If they suspect that the answer has been memorised they will probably interrupt your answer and move on to another question.

Secondly, if you have memorised an answer it is very unlikely that it will actually answer the question directly and this will be another signal to the examiner that something isn’t quite right.

In summary, you should avoid trying to memorise answers, but you can still prepare for the interview by thinking about possible topics and making sure you have the vocabulary and language to talk about the topics in general.



Hi, I want to learn to speak english but I have a problems with a preposition because I am no sure what is the correct place in the sentences, I read a webpage that said the preposition can´t be placed in at the end of sentences but I have seen several sentences with the preposition at end, can you help me with this issue? Where can I read about that.

Hello raul.rp265,

In very formal writing and speaking, prepositions aren't used at the end of sentences, but in most ordinary situations, and even many formal ones, it's very common to use a preposition at the end of a sentence.

On our site, there is a brief discussion of this in question forms on our verbs - questions and negatives page (see section 5. Questions with verbs and prepositions). I'd also recommend the Cambridge Dictionary's article on Prepositions, especially the Prepositions: position and stranding section (scroll down the page).

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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I'm looking for a native speaker to improve my English level because i'm going to take IELTS exam within 2-3 months . please help me out.

Hello sunny111,

I'm afraid we don't provide that kind of service here. The first thing I'd recommend to you is to see if there's an appropriate IELTS preparation class at the British Council in Bangladesh. I'd also suggest you check out TakeIELTS for some advice on preparing for the exam. Our Facebook page also has useful ideas from time to time.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

HI Evreryone i i am interesing in english can you tech me how do i learn english ? for answer thank you?

Hello solijonov,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! I would recommend you begin by reading our Getting started and Frequently asked questions page, where you will find advice and ideas on how to use our site.

Let us know if you have any other questions. Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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Hello, I can't watch the video, and I have tried many times, but it doesn't work. Could you give me a hand on it?

Hello chinahingis,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems watching the video. I have checked the page and it is working correctly, so there are really only two possibilities. The first is a compatibility issue with your device. Some devices, especially mobile devices such as phones and tablets, have problems with certain types of media. To check if this is the problem you should try using an alternative device (a laptop or desktop computer) and/or browser.

The second possible cause of your problem is related to your geographical location and local laws. Different places have different kinds of access to the internet; obviously this is not something we have any influence on.


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Hello Sir, l'm very interested in learning English. I'm an English teacher in a senior high school in my country, Indonesia. However, i always have a difficulty in undeestanding the conversation of English movie. What would you suggest for me? Thanks in advance