The IELTS Speaking test will take between 11-14 minutes. It consists of three sections.
- Part 1: Informal interview questions about yourself, family, work, study or hobbies.
- Part 2: You will be given a topic card with three points to talk about. You will have 1 minute to prepare speaking points, and 1-2 minutes to speak continuously, addressing all parts of the task.You will be asked discussion questions relating to the topic from two.
- Part 3: You have a longer discussion on the topic. The examiner will ask you further questions connected to the topic in Part 2.
In the IELTS speaking test, you will be assessed on:
- Your oral fluency and response to the questions
- Your coherence
- Your vocabulary
- Your grammar
IELTS Speaking is much more than a test of your English language skills because there is a social and psychological component to it; you’re not talking to a computer as you are in the PTE Academic.