What is IELTS Speaking Test ?

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The Speaking test takes between 11 and 14 minutes ,and consists of an interview with an examiner. You have a discussion with a certified Examiner. it is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.

IELTS Speaking test is Divided into three parts.

In first part ,you will answer questions about yourself . Some general questions about you and a range of familiar topics, such as your home, family, work, studies and interests. (4-5 minutes)

Test takers are given a card which asks them to talk about a particular topic. They have one minute to prepare before speaking up to two minutes. The examiner may then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test. (3-4 minutes)

Example : Describe an email you received which was very important to you.

You could say: when you received it, who sent it, what it was about and explain why it was important to you.

You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Test takers are asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions give the test taker an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas. (4-5 minutes)
  • Part 1 : Introduction And Interview
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading

Part 1: describe, summarise or explain the information in a graph, table, chart or diagram
Part 2: write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem

An interview, 15 minutes
Part 1 Introduction and interview
Part 2 Individual long turn (you have to talk about a topic)
Part 3 Two-way discussion (The examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic of Part 2.)

4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
Section 1: a conversation between two people
Section 2: a monologue set in an everyday social context
Section 3: a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context
Section 4: a monologue on an academic subject (e.g. a university lecture)
Each section is heard once only

3 long reading passages, 40 questions, 60 minutes
Each section contains one long text. Texts are from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.

Some Other Information of IELTS Speaking Test

Below some essential information about the IELTS speaking test.

  1. The speaking test is face to face with an examiner
  2. The same is the academic The Speaking Test is the same for both academic and general training tests.
  3. Speaking test is the same for everyone. If you are doing Computer Deliver IELTS, you will still face an interview with the examiner
  4. Speaking test is recorded so that you can ask for comment later if you want
  5. The examiner who asks the questions will decide your results.
  6. The examiner who asks the questions will decide your results.
  7. There are four Creating criteria :
  • Fluency & Cohesion (25%)
  • Vocabulary(25%)
  • Grammer(25%)
  • Pronunciation(25%)

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