每个考鸭身边总有一些英语大神----备战一周，几乎是裸考上阵，却顺利拿下7.0；而有些老烤鸭n战都卡在5.5，口语小分迟迟上不去~A large number of candidates appear in IELTS speaking test but their band scores differ, for example, some get Band 7 or above while somereceive Band 6 or below.差距到底在哪里呢？So, what is the dissimilarity with a candidate who scored Band 7and not Band 6 or Band 5? There must be some differences in the way thesecandidates prepare for the exam.在备考期间找到差距，补足短板才能更有效地提分~Unlessyou understand this difference, you won’t be able to improve your band score in IELTS. Let us understand these differentiating points in detail.
一、拓展回答Extending your Answers
有一些问题不在话题卡上，而是考官想到哪就问到哪，尤其是在考生背答案痕迹明显时，考官更是会改变问问题的角度~Questions other than cue card are also the ones where you need to speak more, though not for 2 mins but forspecifying reasons along with examples, tosatisfy the examiner.回答不能只是简单的答一句话就结束了~Avoid giving a one liner or one word (yes or no) answer.如果暂时没有思路就paraphrase考官的问题，利用这个时间拓展答案~It would actuallybe the worst case if you only say “yes” or “no” but don’t paraphrase thequestion and extend it fully.
同时，回答不能跑题~However, you canalso keep this thing in mind that extending answer doesn’t mean that you can go off-topic and say just anything which hasnothing to do with the question (what, where, when, how etc.).
举个栗子~Fo rexample, Examiner asks you below question: How do you spend your weekends?
Following are examples of a bad answer:
I go for movies.
【Another Not a Good Answer】
I go for movies. Last night, I saw an interesting film with my family and I think it has inspired me a lot. I think that movie has been directed well and one can find alot of humorous stuff in it.
【Good Answer】Let’s see what a good answer can be:
I usually spend my weekends going out for a movie with my family and sometimes with myfriends. This is because I feel that watching a movie refreshes my mind fromthe busy week days I have and rejuvenates(使更有活力) me to continue my work with good spirit in the next week.