In this special series of blogs on building fluency for IELTS,I have previously written on the four fluencies required in IELTS. As customarily understood, people identify the term fluency only with speaking fluency.But in this series of blogs I broke these myths and established that fluency is not a phenomenon just meant for speaking. It is also required for other modules of IELTS – reading, writing and listening. Since you are reading this blog, it indicates that you are an IELTS aspirant and want to achieve a high band score in IELTS. it is recommended to read this entire series of blogs.
We have discussed the basics of speaking, reading,writing and listening fluencies, their barriers and ways to combat these barriers. Please read the blogs titled How can I develop speaking fluency to score high in IELTS – Part I to read about hesitation and fear related barriers; how can I develop speaking fluency to score high in IELTS – Part II to read about the barriers related to fillers, repetition and mistake correction; How can I develop reading fluency to score high in IELTS to read about reading fluency barriers and ways to overcome; How can I develop writing fluency to score high in IELTS to read about writing fluency barriers and ways to overcome; How can I develop listening fluency to score high in IELTS to read about the listening fluencies.
Let’s discuss the external barriers now. These are of two types – gross and subtle. There are some gross external barriers. The gross barriers may come in the form of friends, siblings, street hawkers shouting etc. Say your friends come to your home and insist for a movie. Or your siblings are watching TV while you are studying. The honking in the streets, street hawkers shouting, playing kids at home etc. All these are also external barriers. These barriers are recognized easily by the candidates.
There are some subtle external barriers. You are sitting in a quiet room and your phone screen blinks. There is a message notification and you open the message and respond to it.You may think that it would take less than a minute and I will take one extra minute to complete the test. But what you need to understand is that it has taken a larger mind share. Then there are many such activities which act as subtle barriers.
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