A student pointed out that I often use the word 'get' in my sample answers for IELTS speaking. For example, I wrote "most people get a good feeling when they help others" in this lesson.
So, is it acceptable to use the word 'get' or is it too informal? Here's my answer:
The word 'get' is used so often in spoken English that no native speaker (or examiner) will even notice that you've used it. In fact, it might even help to make your speech sound more fluent and natural if you use 'get' in your speaking test.
Note: 'get' is fine in the speaking test, but I would normally avoid using it in the writing test.