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!