IELTS Speaking Overview:

The IELTS speaking test will take between 11-14 minutes. It consists of three sections.

  1. Part 1: Informal interview questions about yourself, family, work, study or hobbies.
  2. 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.
  3. Part 3: You have a longer discussion on the topic. The examiner will ask you further questions connected to the topic in Part 2.

Watch an IELTS Speaking Simulation Here:

In the IELTS speaking test, you will be assessed on:

  1. Your oral fluency and response to the questions
  2. Your coherence
  3. Your vocabulary
  4. Your grammar

Here is an overview of the IELTS speaking section:

What’s the difference between the IELTS academic and IELTS general speaking sections?

The speaking sections in both versions of the IELTS exam are the same.

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