AEE IELTS: Why Does the Examiner Stop Me on the Speaking Test?

StopWhy does the IELTS examiner stop you on the speaking test?

Today, Jessica and Lindsay talk about why this happens, and why you shouldn’t worry about it!

 

It can be frustrating if the IELTS examiner asks you a question, and you begin answering it, and then they stop you while you’re speaking.  You might think that you made an English mistake, or the examiner doesn’t like your answer.  But that’s not what’s happening.

Timing is the issue.  The examiner has only a certain amount of time to ask you about specific things.  As part of their job, they must stop you – and it has nothing to do with the quality of your English, or your answer.

Don’t let an abrupt interruption like this cause you extra anxiety!  Expect it to happen, and don’t take it personally.  All tests have to follow their timing.

 

Do you think being interrupted while you’re English speaking might cause you anxiety?

What do you plan to do about it?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  • AlUribe2020

    Hi Lindsey. Where were you? I couldn´t download the two last podcasts, wht were wrong with the site? At last I could make it today.
    Have you read my question about the English tests? I really would like to know which one is the best for me or anyone.

    • It was down !!!

      • AlUribe2020

        yes, it was down

  • AlUribe2020

    Hi Lindsey. Where were you? I couldn´t download the two last podcasts, wht were wrong with the site? At last I could make it today.
    Have you read my question about the English tests? I really would like to know which one is the best for me or anyone.

    • It was down !!!

      • AlUribe2020

        yes, it was down

  • The IELTS examiner stops me in the speaking test due to timing . He / She has only a certain amount
    of time to ask me about specific topics . I shouldn’t worry about it ! I should be calm without extra anxiety .

  • The IELTS examiner stops me in the speaking test due to timing . He / She has only a certain amount
    of time to ask me about specific topics . I shouldn’t worry about it ! I should be calm without extra anxiety .

  • Attila Cheng

    During TOEFL exam, it has Speaking section. You speak to a computer, from beep to beep. And it terminates you after a certain amount of time. So TOEFL is even tougher.

  • Attila Cheng

    During TOEFL exam, it has Speaking section. You speak to a computer, from beep to beep. And it terminates you after a certain amount of time. So TOEFL is even tougher.