Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Ielts Speaking!

The IELTS Speaking test is the same for both the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests. And has a total time of 11 – 14 minutes, The Speaking test may be on the same day or up to seven days before or after the other modules of test.
Test uses the following factors to assess your ability to :
  • Communicate your opinions and information on common topics
  • Speak for some time on a given topic
  • Organise your ideas in a logical manner
  • Express and justify your view points
The Speaking test is made up of three sections 
Part 1
Introduction and interview
4-5 minutes
First of all examiner will introduce him or herself and ask you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity. Following this examiner will ask you simple questions on common topics, e.g. home, family, work, studies and interests.
Part 2
Individual long turn
3-4 minutes
In this section examiner will give you a task card which would require you to talk about a topic, including points given in Q card to include in your discussion. You will be given one minute to prepare and make notes. You will then be asked to speak for about 2 minutes. The examiner will then ask you one or two questions on the same topic.
Part 3
Two-way discussion
4-5 minutes
In the final section which is the most difficult; examiner will ask you further related questions of Part 2 topic.
You will be marked on the four criteria which are :
  • Fluency and coherence
  • Lexical resource
  • Grammatical range and accuracy
  • Pronunciation

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