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Tips Avoiding counter questions - as much as possible.

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Part three of the IELTS speaking test can be challenging for some candidates due to counter questions asked by the examiners. Generally, it often happens because your responses are either unclear or open-ended (you leave scope for asking, why or how this happens).
The trick to avoiding counter questions is to be more specific. Detail out the reasons and give examples (general, not personal). This way you will be using at least 3-4 sentences for each response. One way, you are providing clear responses, so the examiner does not need to ask for clarifications. Secondly, you are investing more time on each answer, so the examiner does not have enough time to ask many questions (remember, the overall length of the speaking test cannot be greater than 14 minutes).

The same trick can be used in Part 1 as well but not to avoid counter questions. Speaking 3-4 sentences will count toward speaking in length.
Of course, usage of correct grammar, pronunciation needs to be accurate as much as possible.

Hope the trick will help you in your speaking test.
 

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