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  • (Music) Hi, guys.

  • I'm Jessica Beck from All Ears English and the amazing podcast downloaded over 9,000

  • times a day called (laughs) IELTS Energy, so check that out.

  • Today, uh, I'm going to give you guys some phrases you can use to get higher scores on

  • the speaking test for fluency and coherence, okay?

  • Now, um, in natural speaking, just normal day-to-day speaking, I don't use a lot of

  • high level linking words, okay?

  • It's just, it doesn't feel natural.

  • Uh, but unfortunately guys, on the speaking test the examiner does listen for a variety

  • of linking words, okay?

  • If you only use phrases like, "And, and, because, because, I think, I think, I think," if you

  • only use phrases like that and you repeat them and they're easy, okay?

  • It is impossible to get a seven or higher for fluency and coherence, okay?

  • The key there is linking words.

  • You have to have a variety and a range, okay?

  • So today I'm going to give you some awesome, excellent, interesting phrases that will not

  • only help you impress the examiner in your fluency and coherence scores, but also for

  • vocabulary, okay?

  • All right.

  • Uh, when you introduce an answer, um, you can use some more formal phrases like, "In

  • the first place, blah, blah, blah."

  • Okay?

  • You could also, when you're introducing another reason or another idea, you could say, "In,

  • in the second place."

  • That's fine too.

  • But when you're beginning an answer say, "In the first place, da, da, da."

  • Another really awesome phrase to use on any part of the exam, parts one, two, and three,

  • um, (laughs), you can say, this is a native speaker thing, you can say, "Put it like this,

  • blah, blah, blah."

  • So if the examiner says, "Um, how often do you exercise?"

  • (Laughs) You can say, "Well, let's put it like this, not as often as I should."

  • (Laughs) So again, you're fulfilling that interesting vocabulary requirement for a seven

  • or higher and you're also introducing organizing your ideas in a native speaker interesting

  • way, okay?

  • Um, when you're introducing your opinion in speaking part three, try to use more formal

  • phrases.

  • Just like you do in writing task two, all right?

  • So phrases like, "I'm of the opinion that, blah, blah, blah.

  • Um, to my mind.

  • In my mind, blah, blah, blah.

  • I firmly believe blah, blah, blah."

  • Okay?

  • All of those phrases, those four phrases I just said are excellent to use in speaking

  • part three, because a lot of candidates just use say, "I think, I think.

  • I believe, I believe."

  • Okay?

  • So set yourself apart.

  • Be unique.

  • Make the examiner notice you, that you deserve a seven or higher, okay?

  • So those are phrases for introducing opinion.

  • Um, if you're introducing another example or idea you could say, "Um, secondly," of

  • course, or, "In addition.

  • Moreover.

  • Furthermore."

  • You could also say a phrase like, "Yet another example of this is," or, "Yet another reason

  • is," okay?

  • That yet another example of this is.

  • Just that phrase shows amazing vocabulary, and organization, and grammar, okay?

  • So these phrases fulfill a lot of things the examiner is looking for, okay?

  • And a really cool way to summarize a long answer, for example, in speaking part two,

  • or if you feel like you talked for a long time in speaking part three, (laughs), you

  • could say, "Yeah, so that about sums it up.

  • That's what I think."

  • Okay?

  • So that phrase, "Yeah, so that about sums it up."

  • Um, and if you say it like I do, then it's also hitting that seven or higher for pronunciation

  • because you have that natural stress and rhythm.

  • All right?

  • So I'll give you some advice guys.

  • Watch this video a couple times or more than (laughs) a couple of times, several times.

  • Write down these phrases, practice using them in your own IELTS answers, okay?

  • And guys, these, these recommendations today, they're very specific and they're directly

  • linked to what the examiner's looking for to give you a seven or higher on speaking.

  • All right?

  • For more tips, tricks, and advice please visit our website, and

  • try out our IELTS preparation course, Three Keys IELTS.

  • That's all for me guys.

  • Have a wonderful day.

  • (Music)

(Music) Hi, guys.

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