You’ve done everything possible. You had language exchanges, watched online videos, maybe talked to native speakers, and maybe you even had sample test with your tutor!
Still, the thought of the IELTS speaking exam creates worry.
It’s normal, but how can you improve this?
Every student would like to approach IELTS speaking test with confidence they will get a high score. There are many methods to prepare for IELTS, but some are more efficient than others.
MyTestHero is the first online IELTS speaking test which connects you with real IELTS examiners.
The MyIELTSHero ( online test + score + feedback)
MyTestHero Is Available Anywhere
There is a high chance that if you’re planning to take IELTS exam, you don’t live in an English-speaking country. It’s often hard to find quality tutors in foreign countries. In fact, professionals offering mock IELTS tests are rare even in the largest American cities.
Video tutoring can be accessed regardless of your location. As long as you have internet connection: you’re good to go!
Using a laptop or mobile from anywhere to take a test also means that you save a lot of time. Usually if you want to find out your test score you need to book with a centre and travel. This is expensive and takes a lot of time…
MyTestHero enables you to take the practice speaking test anywhere you are and any time you choose.
MyTestHero Gives You Immediate Feedback
Normally you need to wait up to two weeks for your IELTS results after your test.
This is really frustrating! It means you have to wait 2 whole weeks just to know your score. You won’t even get to know what you did right or wrong.
Without immediate feedback you’re wasting time. You continue to follow old, faulty speaking ways, while you could already be improving.
MyTestHero sends you your personal feedback form after 24 hours — what…? Yes, wait just one day and you’ll know your score + some clear examples of your mistakes and how to fix them.Without immediate feedback you’re wasting time. Click To Tweet
MyTestHero connects you with real IELTS examiners
We work with experienced IELTS examiners — tutors who worked with thousands of English students, examined people on all levels of English, from all over the world.
All our examiners have worked directly for the British Council for a minimum of 2 years before they give you your test and feedback.
It’s hard, if not impossible, to get advice and personal attention of an IELTS examiner if you don’t live in an English speaking country or not attend a specialised, IELTS-focused course. Even if you do find a person like this, it will be hard to arrange with them to have a mock exam with you.
A real examiner knows the procedure of the speaking exam very well. This enables them to exactly replicate the experience of taking IELTS, which is of an immense benefit for you as a student.
Your personal tutor who has known you for a longer time may treat you lightly, and give concessions when you go overtime or when stress makes you make mistakes. But, this is not what will happen during the real speaking test. Examiners need to follow procedures, keep a close attention to timing, and can’t give the candidates second chances.
Practice IELTS test requirements through mock exams to lower the stress during the real test. Click To Tweet
The sooner you get used to the test’s requirements, the more disciplined you will be with the speaking tasks during the exam. This increases your chance of success.
MyTestHero gives you professional feedback
You know that feedback is an essential element of deliberate practice. However, we don’t mean any kind of feedback, but constructive criticism — a comment on what went wrong along with solutions for how to correct the mistakes.
At MyTestHero we use the same system used at official IELTS examination centres. This will allow you to see what examiners are taking into account during the test, and familiarise yourself with the type of information they are looking to receive from you.
Constructive criticism specific to IELTS can only be delivered by professionals.
Tutors working at MyTestHero are experienced IELTS examiners who have filled thousands of feedback forms in the course of their career. Not only are they able to notice faults quickly, but also judge their severity against the IELTS test requirements.
On top of that, as experienced teachers, our tutors can recommend efficient ways of practice to help you quickly reach the desired level of speaking.
MyTestHero Helps You To Be Less Shy
There are many learners who don’t feel comfortable with speaking. While reading, writing or listening come easy to them, when they are asked to opening their mouth… suddenly all the grammar disappears, and vocabulary dissipates into thin air!
If you are one of these learners — don’t worry! — this is perfectly normal. Speaking is the only activity in language learning that requires interaction with another person. It’s not easy for shy individuals to speak to new people, and adding a barrier of a foreign language makes such an interaction an even bigger challenge.
However, if your goal is to rock the IELTS speaking exam you will need to trick the shy part of your brain.
IELTS speaking exam is like going to a new country. It worries you because it’s a new situation, and because you know a lot depends on your performance. We can’t change how important IELTS exam is to you. But, you can train yourself to be more comfortable with taking a test, so that you can focus on your speaking with less worry.
Get used to the exam, and perform better — worry free.
This is best achieved through practice, and the most effective practice is one that recreates the exam situation as closely as possible. If you are learning with a tutor, ask them to pretend to be your examiner and closely follow the steps and tasks in IELTS speaking exam.
Going through this set up a few times will help you to relax and prepare you for what will happen on your “big day”.
Are you ready to take your speaking to the next level?