IELTS Speaking Practice I Free Best Practice Tips and Tricks I Sir DP
IELTS Speaking Practice I Free Best Practice Tips and Tricks I Sir DP
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Speaking  Fillers (IELTS Speaking Practice)

Using speaking fillers in IELTS Speaking Practice enables the candidate to have some valuable time to think about what they are going to say rather than just rushing in and making lots of mistakes!
Most of the time, while talking to our friends or colleagues, we forget words while giving a response to someone. In IELTS Speaking Practice such situations, we use fillers to continue smooth and effective communication. A filler word is an apparently meaningless word, phrase, or sound that marks a pause or hesitation in speech. Fillers are also called ‘Discourse Makers’. Let’s learn some filler words that can be used in communication.

a) To be honest

b) Well

c) I hadn’t thought about that before. Give me a moment to think, please

d)It’s difficult to say

e) It’s funny you should ask that

Following phrases and idioms can be used as fillers. 

1. Wow

This is an expression of surprise or happiness that comes out unexpectedly.
E.g. Wow! You have amazing artistic skills.

2. Actually/basically

It is used while explaining concepts or facts from the initial stage.
E.g. Actually, Mr. Ram is our very first client.

3. You know/you see/I know/I see

It is used for creating familiarity between the concept and the listener.
E.g. You know, they are working for the last 20 years for our organization.

4. I mean/you mean

It is used to confirm the understanding of something.
E.g. You mean, the event is postponed?

5. Come on

It is used to motivate people.
E.g. Come on guys, this is the moment for which we were waiting.

6. Well/By the way

This filler indicates that the subject of discussion is going to change on a certain step.
E.g. The event was really awesome. By the way, when are our lectures starting?

7. Believe me

It is used to convince someone regarding something.
E.g. Believe me, I will complete this assignment.

8. How shall I put it?

This phrase indicates that the speaker wants to convey something but the words are becoming shorter and unorganized in his/her mind.

E.g. This concept is very challenging to put down, how shall I put it?

9. It’s on the tip of my tongue.

This is a very popular phrase used when a speaker is not able to recollect the very well-known word.
E.g. The name of that cricketer is on the tip of my tongue.

10. Now, let me think.

This phrase asks for a small gap of a few seconds for a speaker to think about certain things.
E.g. How did we allocate this activity, let me think?

10 ways to say ‘’ I DON’T LIKE IT”
  • That’s not for me.
  • I’m not into it.
  • I’ll pass.
  • I’m not found of it.
  • I’m not crazy about it.
  • I don’t appreciate it.
  • I’ve had enough.
  • I’d rather not.
  • I’m not a big fan of it.
5 Ways to say beautiful
  • Lovely –  Very beautiful or attractive
  • Attractive –  Pleasing or appealing to the senses
  • Glorious –  Having great beauty and splendour
  • Gorgeous –  Dazzlingly beautiful
  • Exquisite –  Of extreme beauty
Singular Plural
Child Children
Deer Deer
Goose Geese
Knife Knives
Leaf Leaves
Fool Feet
Wife Wives
  • Generous
  • Amiable
  • Considerate
  • Gentle
  • Gracious
  • Benevolent
  • Amusing
  • Comical
  • Entertaining
  • Farcical
  • Gleeful
  • Good-humored
  • Amused
  • Blissful
  • Bright
  • Charmed
  • Cheerful
  • Ecstatic
  • Ascertain
  • Acquire
  • Detect
  • Discover
  • Encounter
  • Locate
  • Chief
  • Critical
  • Crucial
  • Essential
  • Fundamental
  • Primary
  • Absolutely
  • Actually
  • Certainly
  • Extremely
  • Genuinely
  • Honestly

Tip 1 :  Don’t memorize answers.

Tip 2 :  Don’t use big and unfamiliar words.

Tip 3 :  Use a range of grammatical structures.

Tip 4 :  Don’t worry about your accent.

Tip 5 :  Pause to think.

Tip 6 :  Avoid using fillers.

Tip 7 :  Extend your answers.

Tip 8 :  Smiling helps pronunciation.

Tip 9 :  Don’t speak in a monotone.

Tip 10 :  Practice common IELTS topics.

MUCH__________ V/S_________ MANY

1. MUCH is used with                           1. MANY is used with

UNCOUNTABLE nouns.                     COUNTABLE nouns.

2. E.g. Money, sugar, love.                   2. E.g. Books, car, houses.

3. E.g. I don’t have much                     3. E.g. How many books

money.                                                      have you read?

4. This room doesn’t have                    4. This room has many

much spaces.                                           windows.


Little  –  Tiny, cramped

Cool  –  Chilly, icy, frosty

Dangerous  –  Precarious, hazardous

Break  –  Shatter, Rupture

Funny  –  Hilarious, Humorous

Awful –  Terrible, dreadful


Damage  –  Impair, harm, hurt

Dangerous  –  Hazardous, perilous

Dead  –  Deceased, daybreak

Decay  –  Spoil, rot

Deduct  –  Remove, subtract