Sometimes the examiner asks you some questions in the IELTS speaking module that you don’t have the answers. And this is not a pleasant thought. We all know that IELTS exam is important. But, what can we do in these situations? You can have a look at some of the ways to respond to a difficult question.
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1. Answer it with another question:
Answering a question with another question is a great way to
buy some time to think of the answer. You get a question like, ‘What
developments of green energy are there in your country?’ you could simply ask, and
‘what is green energy?’ It will give you some clarification on the topic and
will give you some time to answer differently!
2. Try to shift your response:
If you encounter such a question that you don’t have any
clue about then you can shift your response. For example, if the examiner asks
you a question regarding waterskiing, then you can respond by saying, ‘I don’t
know anything about waterskiing, but I do know about alpine skiing.’ See the
way you carefully shifted the topic to your favourite topic. Now you can answer
fluently answer the question.
3. Giver logical reasons as to why you don’t know the answer to a particular question:
By giving proper and logical explanations as to why you
don’t know the answer, it will show your fluency in English. That what is
needed to be examined after all! They do not want to judge your knowledge, but
your fluency in the English language.
4. Apologize and move on
Human beings might not know everything; after all, you are
not Google right? In the speaking test, if you encounter such a topic that you
are completely clueless like international laws, UN security policy, then you
can simply apologize and move on. Respond politely and say, ‘I am sorry, this
is an area I am unfamiliar with.’ And you can move on to another question.
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