The IELTS speaking test is a crucial part of the assessment, lasting between 11-14 minutes and comprising three sections:
Part 1: Informal Interview This section involves answering questions about yourself, your family, work, study, or hobbies. It sets the tone for the rest of the speaking test.
Part 2: Topic Card You will receive a topic card with three points to discuss. You have 1 minute to prepare your points and then 1-2 minutes to speak continuously, addressing all aspects of the task. Following this, you will be asked discussion questions related to the topic.
Part 3: Extended Discussion In this section, you engage in a more in-depth discussion on the same topic. The examiner will ask you further questions connected to the topic discussed in Part 2.
In the IELTS speaking test, your performance will be evaluated based on:
- Oral fluency and your response to the questions
- Coherence in your responses
- Vocabulary usage
- Grammar proficiency
Difference between IELTS Academic and IELTS General Speaking Sections: It’s important to note that the speaking sections in both the IELTS Academic and IELTS General exams are identical. The format and assessment criteria remain the same.
Speaking Test Sections:
- Small Talk
- Two Minute Presentation
(For comprehensive guidance, refer to our linked YouTube video or explore our sample material.)