提前准备问题的答案,面试时再背诵出来,这种情况很常见,但是有一些事情是你应该避免的。

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.

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Why can't I watch the video? Is there any kind of block in mainland China?

Hello supremetina,

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

yes , I think so, but could you give some demonstrations for the oral exam. thanks very much.

Hello neng_bao,

For advice and materials on IELTS, including practice tasks, sample answers and mock exams, take a look at the British Council's site for IELTS candidates - TakeIELTS. I'm sure it will be very helpful.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

The actor is so cute~haha