Are you afraid of ILETS speaking because of your accent? Actually, it isn’t the major reason for reduction in marks! In this passage, we will be looking at the 3 common mistakes in which candidates often overlook, yet these are very important to be kept in mind!


1. Don’t recite the content!

When you are reciting something, it may result in a lack of interaction or wrong focus in question:


Examiner: Could you tell me about a book you recently read?

Answer: The little prince is a book written by a French writer, which was published in 1943. It is one of the best-selling books ever published with more than 300 translations in different languages and dialects.


You should talk about what you think about the book or how the book inspired you, instead of introducing the book like a history examination which only focus on providing background information.


2. Don’t skip the question even if you don’t know how to answer it !


Examiner: Could you tell me about one mysterious city that you know?

Answer: I don’t know any mysterious cities. Sorry.


You should never refuse to answer a question, instead, you may try the following strategy:


Answer: I don’t know about any mysterious cities, but I do know a city named Venice which is so fascinating that everything there looks like a work of art.


Even though you are not answering ‘the mysterious city’, you are still following the topic ‘city’ which is still acceptable.


3. Don’t ask for a change of question!


Examiner: What is your ideal home be like?

Answer: I don’t know what an ideal home is. Can I change the topic?


It is an examination which candidate should not ask directly for a shift in question.



By bearing the above tips in mind, you can be more confident in interacting with the examiner!