More about IELTS Speaking test

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It is the final part of the exam and does not need to be taken on the same day as the other modules of IELTS.It is a one-to-one interview with a specially trained examiner. The candidates will be lead through 3 parts of the test:

*An introduction and interview.

*An individual long turn, where the candidate has to speak for one or two minutes on a specific topic.


*A two-way discussion thematically linked to the individual long turn.

The interview will last for 11 to 14 minutes.

IELTS Speaking part 1:

4-5 minutes of introduction and interview.

A candidate must answer the number of general questions which will be asked by the examiner. You must be prepared to introduce yourself and talk about the things which are personal to you. Example, your family, your studies, how do you spend your free time etc.

IELTS Speaking part 2:

3-4 minutes of Individual long turn.

In this task you will receive a card from the examiner that asks you to talk about an event, person or object. You will be given 1 minute to prepare to speak, after which you will have to talk about the topic for 1-3 minutes and the examiner will remain quite. The examiner will then ask 1-2 rounding-off questions.

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IELTS Speaking part 3:
4-5 minutes of Two-way discussion.

This is the last part in which you will discuss with the examiner about the issue related to the topic in the card. This discussion will be on less personal topics. Example, in part 2 you might have spoken about your favorite teacher, in part 3 you might have to speak about the education system in your country.

How is IELTS scored?

The assessment of the performance will be done based on the following criteria:

Fluency and Coherence: Were you able to express your ideas and opinions clearly and coherently, without long hesitations?

Lexical Resources: Did you use a wide range of vocabulary?

Grammatical Range and Accuracy: Did you use a verity of structures in the sentence and made very few mistakes that were minor?

Pronunciation: Can one understand what you speak? Did you use the English pronunciation features naturally?

IELTS nine-band score comprises of the overall results that is translated into a score.

You can read more about IELTS here

Also read more about IELTS Writing test here

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