Contractions and Pronunciation in the IELTS Speaking Test
Hello IELTS Buddy,
Academic IELTS questions:
My question is about contractions in speaking sections of academic IELTS. Is it good idea to use I'll, we'd, etc.?
What about words such as wanna, gonna, etc.?
Also, one native speaker said that in daily life some phrases are not pronounced as it is written in transcription, e.g. "Do you like..." can be pronounced jә/ju laik..., or "a cup of tea" – әkәpә ti:.
Is it not a good idea to pronounce them like that?
2) Pronunciation like Native Speaker
Does it affect my speaking section score, if I pronounce some sounds not like native speakers, but with different versions.
I mean, sometimes I pronounce the sound i like ә or e, e.g. the word "system": I've got used to pronounce it like sistem or sistәm (the last vowel sound).
Also, sometimes I mistakenly pronounce æ sound, instead a:.
Does this mispronunciations affects my score?
Best regards, PullingOne
Problems with Pronunciation
I have trouble speaking words with 'S' and 'SH' sound, for eg. I pronounce SHERIDON as SERIDON.
This is something I have since birth and after trying a lot, I still can't discriminate.
Please suggest if I should tell the examiner about this problem prior to test or how should it be handled.
American Accent in IELTS Speaking
Hi IELTS Buddy,
I am Jane from China. I am here to inquire some quesions about the speaking part of the exam.
Does it matter about the accent of the students? For me I speak English in American accent and I can speak fluently. But can this accent be accepted by the examiners? Or only the British accent is acceptable?
I appreciate your help,thank you!!