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Fluency and Coherence in Speaking

IELTS Speaking band criteria: Fluency and Coherence In this blog post, I am trying to explain one of the speaking section marking criteria, Fluency and Coherence. In general, these two terms are related and consists of 25% of your overall speaking band score. What is Fluency? Now, the first question to raise in your mind is what is fluency? Many candidates misunderstand fluency with the pace of your speaking. But that’s just misunderstanding. Fluency has nothing to do with the speed at which you can speak. Native English speakers can also speak at slower pace but with proper tone and intonations. It’s the ability to maintain a flow of proper …

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Punctuations in English writing

Rules for Punctuation marks in English Punctuation is an essential component of effective writing. It is extremely important for making your writing more clear and improper use of punctuations can make your writing difficult to understand or read. So, it’s important to know how to use these punctuations (colon, semi-colon, hyphen, etc.) Once again, I have this great infographic from Grammar.Net and they clearly explain how to use these punctuation marks. I have added my extra notes to make it more clear. [Infographic provided by Grammar.net] Further explanation for Writing Punctuation marks in Written English 1. Full Stop (Period): The full stop is used to mark the end of a …

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Speaking advice: Use adjectives describing personality

This post explains how you can expand your talk with the help of deeper explanation. Instead of simply listing adjectives, make a habit of expanding and explaining every adjective with a short sentence. Learn this art in this particular blog post.

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Speaking advice: Use fillers

This post gives you some common fillers and explains its importance. This post also explains how to use them in a natural way by giving sample responses to few questions. I strongly advise you to make a list of your own fillers and use them in your daily English conversations. That’s the best way to improve and use them automatically.

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IELTS Speaking Advice for part 1

This blog post explains how you should start your practice with IELTS speaking part 1. Here, I am posting three very important tips that may be very helpful in not just in part 1 but throughout the speaking test. Try them yourself and share your experience in the comments area.

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