J Make sure you are familiar with what happens, and what skills you need to show, in each part of the test.
J Practise speaking English as much as possible in groups and in pairs, both inside and outside the classroom.
J Read the instructions carefully. What is the purpose of your talk? Who are you (supposedly) talking to? How can you make your audience feel “included”?
J Speak clearly.
J Use all the opportunities you're given in the test to speak, and extend your responses whenever possible.
J Ask for clarification of instructions or a question if you're not sure.
J In Part 2, be prepared to initiate discussion as well as responding to what your partner says.
J Make full use of the time so that the examiner who is listening hears a lot of your English.
L Don't prepare long answers in advance, or learn and practise speeches.
L Don't try to dominate your partner or interrupt them abruptly during the speaking test.
L Don't leave long or frequent pauses.