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.


This video is well worth watching it as it shows us what can't be done in an oral examination . 
As I see it the man wasn't spontaneous and lack improvisation.

 Ya..I agree with you. It's not a good way memorize answers for an interview. If it is a written exam we should memorize something. I think we can face an interview with our general knowledge. 

Great ! good advices

Great ! good advices

Perfect, i will put them in practice for my next interview,,,, thanks a lot . :)

wohoaaa.... i am preparing for my answers also.. hmmm thank you for this vid.. 

that will help , interviews always about the game of nerves . no one knows what happen next

If I did not prepare answers ,How could I pass the Examination? Thak you for advise

I'm Anju. 
No matter you intend to go abroad or not, doing IELTS will benefit you lot. It will give you a clear idea about your level of English in the English Speaking community in the whole world. 

Clear distinction between the the way of communication. First one looks very unrealistic while next one seems to be fair enough to convince the interviewer. You can get a topic of your choice only if you have good luck, so memorizing anything doesn't work well. So we should have the topics prepared point wise but we should have our way to explain the facts. The easiest way of explaining the things clearly is, just make the statement short and simple. You will find yourself little boring in starting conversation but as time goes, you will feel more confident in speaking the matter. The only thing we should keep in mind is that we must not use the irrelevent sentence during talk. Using a lot of filler should also be avoided. If you use small but meaningful sentences it will not left a chance for filler. The Jagons and idom and phrase should also be avoided as much as possible.