10 consigli per il tuo test di conversazione IELTS

Potresti essere nervoso per il tuo IELTS Speaking Test, ma con questi 10 consigli dei nostri esperti IELTS e molta pratica, sarai sulla buona strada per ottenere il punteggio IELTS di cui hai bisogno.

Sia che si tratti dell’esame IELTS scritto che di quello online al computer, il test di conversazione faccia a faccia è composto da tre parti.

Parte 1

Nella parte 1, avrai una conversazione di 4 – 5 minuti con un esaminatore IELTS circa la tua persona. Gli argomenti potrebbero includere:

  • Lavoro
  • Famiglia
  • Vita privata
  • Interessi personali

Parte 2

Nella parte 2 del test di conversazione, svolgerai un colloquio su un argomento specifico per 2 minuti con l’esaminatore IELTS. Avrai 1 minuto per prepararti per questa sezione.

Parte 3

Nella parte 3, avrai una conversazione con l’esaminatore IELTS sull’argomento indicato nella parte 2. L’esaminatore ti farà domande basate sulle tue risposte nella parte 2.
Quest’ultima sezione dovrebbe richiedere circa 4-5 minuti per essere completata.

Come si dice spesso, la pratica rende perfetti, quindi combina questi 10 consigli con molta attenzione e sarai sulla buona strada per ottenere il punteggio di cui hai bisogno nel tuo test di conversazione IELTS .

Suggerimento 1: non memorizzare le risposte

Non memorizzare le risposte, specialmente nella parte 1. La lingua memorizzata non fornisce all’esaminatore i mezzi necessari per valutare con accuratezza le tue abilità linguistiche in inglese. L’esaminatore inoltre sarà in grado di dire se hai memorizzato le tue risposte e questo potrebbe influenzare il tuo punteggio finale.

Suggerimento 2: non usare parole troppo importanti o difficili

Potresti aver voglia di stupire l’esaminatore con parole complesse nel tuo Speaking Test. Per sicurezza, però, evita di usare parole che non conosci, in quanto esiste una maggiore possibilità sia di commettere errori, sia di pronunciare erroneamente le parole, oltre al rischio di usarle nel contesto sbagliato.
Questo tipo di errori potrebbero poi pesare sul punteggio finale.

Suggerimento 3: utilizza una vasta gamma di strutture grammaticali e di vocabolario

Quando gli esaminatori IELTS valutano le tue capacità di parlare, ti mettono in contrasto con i seguenti criteri di valutazione:

  • Scioltezza e coerenza nel parlato
  • Risorse lessicali
  • Adeguatezza e pertinenza delle strutture grammaticali
  • Pronuncia

Prova a utilizzare una diversa varietà di strutture grammaticali e di vocaboli, mostrando che puoi farlo in maniera flessibile.

Suggerimento 4 – Non preoccuparti del tuo accento

Non verrai valutato negativamente in base al tuo accento. Se riesci a comunicare in maniera efficace, non c’è nulla di cui preoccuparsi. Con un test di conversazione faccia a faccia come questo, l’esaminatore può capire il tuo accento, a differenza di una macchina dotata di intelligenza artificiale.

Suggerimento 5 – Pausa per pensare

Non c’è nulla di male nel fare una breve pausa per pensare. Lo facciamo tutti per elaborare delle risposte alle domande che ci vengono poste, anche nella vita quotidiana.
Puoi usare delle piccole frasi per concederti il ​​tempo di pensare durante il test di conversazione – frasi come:

  • That’s an interesting question…
  • I have never thought about that, but…
  • Let me see…
  • That’s a good point…
  • That’s a difficult question, but I’ll try and answer it…

Suggerimento 6: evitare l’uso di riempitivi

Parla con sicurezza ed evita di usare parole di riempimento come:

  • Like
  • You know
  • Umm
  • Ahh
  • Ehh
  • Well

Usando queste parole nel tuo test di conversazione IELTS, stai dimostrando all’esaminatore che non puoi ancora accedere alla lingua o alle tue idee direttamente in inglese.

Suggerimento 7: estendi le tue risposte

Prova a rispondere alle domande dell’esaminatore per intero. Estendi le tue risposte e non aspettare che l’esaminatore ti chieda una domanda. Quando le tue risposte sono brevi e schiette, questo mostra all’esaminatore che non riesci parlare in dettaglio di un argomento.

Suggerimento 8 – Sorridere aiuta la pronuncia

Sorridere può aiutare a calmare i nervi, che a sua volta aiuta la tua pronuncia. Assicurati di enunciare chiaramente, rispondendo precisamente e senza divagazioni per raggiungere il successo nel tuo Speaking Test.

Suggerimento 9 – Non parlare in monotòno

Mettere l’accento su determinate parole o espressioni, e mettere in pausa le sezioni del tuo discorso può rendere la conversazione con l’esaminatore IELTS più coinvolgente. Aumenta anche il flusso e il ritmo della conversazione, quindi ricorda:

  • Non parlare in monotòno
  • Varia l’intonazione per aggiungere o togliere enfasi
  • Usa le mani per gesticolare e aiutare il ritmo della conversazione

Suggerimento 10: esercitati su argomenti IELTS comuni

La parte 2 del test di conversazione IELTS richiede di parlare di un determinato argomento per circa 2 minuti. Informati sugli argomenti tipici richiesti nell’esame IELTS e pratica questi argomenti con amici, familiari o colleghi in modo da migliorare e apprendere il vocabolario associato a ciascun tema specifico.

Gli elementi sui quali è possibile esercitarsi per il test di conversazione includono:

  • Turismo e viaggi
  • Educazione scolastica
  • Trasporti
  • Ambiente
  • Vita familiare
  • Sport e tempo libero
  • Crimini e pene
  • Internet
  • Pubblicità e vendita al dettaglio

Tradotto da qui.

 

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Learn English with the News: Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy

Italy is full of archaeological wonders, and it seems like every day they dig up something new that we’ve been living on top of for who knows how many years. Watch the video and check out the accompanying exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered in Italy | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

Full Text:

A beautiful and remarkably well preserved mosaic floor from ancient Rome has been discovered by archaeologists in northern Italy. The stunning discovery, made in the township of Negrar, north of Verona, comes almost a century after the remains of an ancient villa were found on the site. Pictures of the floor posted by the town’s officials show its intricate patterns and colorful detail, much of which has been preserved perfectly through centuries. The floor was buried under a vineyard in the hilly region, officials said. They wrote that after countless years of failed tries, archaeologists had found part of the flooring and foundations of the Roman Villa located north of the capital, discovered by scholars over a century ago. The town will now work to ensure the floor can be seen by the public, officials said, but they warned that the result will not come soon and significant resources will be required. Ancient sites in Italy are starting to slowly reopen as the country comes out of its lengthy coronavirus lockdown. Before the pandemic hit Italy and forced nationwide closures, the famous House of Lovers in Pompeii was reopened after 40 years following an ambitious restoration project.

 

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Learn English with the News: Study shows negative thinking linked to dementia in later life

A new study shows that having a “glass half empty” mentality could bring on dementia later on in life. Check out the accompanying ESL language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored. 

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Now that you’ve had a listen, let’s put your knowledge to the test with some of our vocabulary and comprehension exercises:

Study shows negative thinking linked to dementia in later life | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Study shows negative thinking linked to dementia in later life | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Study shows negative thinking linked to dementia in later life | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

 

Full Text:

Are you a pessimist by nature, a “glass half empty” sort of person? That’s not good for your brain. A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive difficulties and a greater quantity of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. Negative thinking behaviors such as thinking too much about the past and worrying about the future were measured in over 350 people over the age of 55 during a two-year period. About a third of the participants also had a PET brain scan to measure the quantity two proteins which cause Alzheimer’s disease. The scans showed that people who spent more time thinking negatively had more proteins, worse memory and greater cognitive decline over a four-year period compared to people who were not pessimists. The study also tested for levels of anxiety and depression and found greater cognitive decline in depressed and anxious people, which echoes prior research. But protein deposits did not increase in the already depressed and anxious people, leading researchers to suspect repeated negative thinking may be the main reason why depression and anxiety contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. It is “important to point out that this isn’t saying a short-term period of negative thinking will cause Alzheimer’s disease,” said Fiona Carragher, who is chief policy and research officer at the Alzheimer’s Society in London. “We need further investigation to understand this better. The study’s final take-away is that optimists also tend to have better coping skills and are better problem-solvers. They are better at what we call proactive coping, or anticipating problems and then proactively taking steps to fix them.

 

And that’s it for today’s English lesson, where you can improve your English with the news and current events. Do you have any comments or special requests for us for the next edition of Learn English with the News? Be sure to leave any feedback you have in the comments section below, as we would love to help you on your quest to learn the English language!

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