作者：Simon 来源：ielts-simon.com 2015-05-18 16:11
Can we use "you" to talk about people in general?
In the speaking test, it's fine to say something like "when you go on holiday, you have the chance to relax". But in a written essay, I would prefer to change this e.g. "when people go on holiday...".
在口语考试中，when you go on holiday, you have the chance to relax这样的说法没有问题。但在写作考试里，我更倾向改成when people go on holiday。
In the speaking test, what should I do if I understand the question but I have no idea what to say in my answer?
You could use this formula: "Well, I don't really know much about... because..., but I suppose..." In other words, you admit that you don't really know what to say, you explain why, then you invent an answer anyway.你可以使用这个句型：Well, I don't really know much about... because..., but I suppose...。
Is it ok if my pronunciation is a mix of British and American English?
Yes, that's fine. Just focus on speaking clearly.
Can we use quotations in writing task 2 and the speaking test?
Personally I don't recommend including quotations because it's difficult to use them in a natural and relevant way. It usually seems like the student has 'forced' the quotation into his/her work, and this won't impress the examiner.