Must Know Information for IELTS Speaking

  • There will be 3 parts in IELTS Speaking exam, and the total duration of the speaking test is 11-14 minutes.

 

  • In case of both computer based test and paper based test. Speaking is always face to face.

 

  • IELTS Speaking test is all about showing the examiner how you communicate in English. 

 

  • You need to keep speaking until the examiner stops you. To do this, you will have to extend the answers. This website has given some special techniques for extending your answer. Make sure you go through our detailed guide on IELTS Speaking section.

  • Speaking part 1 is about introducing yourself, your home, your study, your hobby etc. The examiner will ask you about these stuffs. Its duration will be 4-5 minutes. 

 

  • In Speaking part 2, the examiner will give you a paper, written a topic on it. There will be 4-5 bullet questions on the topic. You will be given one minute to prepare your answer, followed by speaking for 1.5 to 2 minutes. Your performance in this part will mainly depend on how well you can use this one minute.

  • You cannot change the topic. Whatever the topic you are given, you have to speak on it. However, don't panic, it's a language test, not a knowledge test. Therefore, the topics will be very common, so that everyone can talk about. 

 

  • Speaking part 3 is more about discussion type questions. The examiner will ask for your opinion or discussion on a particular issue. You will be expected to discuss as much details as possible.

  • You can extend your discussion by using examples. However, if you don't find a true example, it's okay to make up one, as long as it's relevant to the discussion.

  • If you don't understand the question, you can cordially ask the examiner to repeat this for you. This website has an extensive discussion how you can do it.

  • Your accent is not a problem for your score as long as it is understandable. The examiner will see how clearly you can communicate in English. He/She will judge your pronunciation, not the accent.

  • How you dress or how you use your body language will not impact your score. The examiner will only see how well you can communicate in spoken English.

We have discussed some very special tips and strategies for IELTS Speaking section. Click here to go through the details.

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