Do I have to tell the truth in my speaking test??

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edited September 2016 in Speaking
There's an old saying in English, "Always tell the truth; it's harder to remember a lie."  

I believe this is true.  If you make up a story, it's harder to add the facts.



Now, while you are not marked on the 'truthfulness' of your answers in your IELTS, TOEFL or TOEIC speaking test, I believe that it's hard enough to respond to a question, let alone making up a story as you answer it!

Here's the point: become familiar with a wide range of questions that are asked in your speaking test and 'be ready to give an answer'.  If you were going on a job interview, you would spend a lot of time planning answers to questions you think might be asked.  It's the same with your speaking test.

There's another old saying in English: "The harder I work, the luckier I get".  So, get to work, read a variety of past speaking test questions and practice answering them!

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