Understanding IELTS Speaking

After some bio-metric test you will go into the room where a native or non-native English individual will sit tight for you to begin the talking session, don’t get astonished if s/he doesn’t get energized seeing you, they are prepared for unbiased articulations all through the test.


There are 3 sections to the Speaking Test:

1. Introduction/meet: around 10 inquiries in 4 to 5 minutes.

2. Short introduction: talk for 2 minutes with 1 moment to plan.

3. Discussion: around 5 inquiries in 4 to 5 minutes.




Section Duration Information
Part 1 Introduction/ interview 4-5 minutes After self introduction and identification conformation the examiner will put forth broad inquiries on well-known themes, for example home, family, work, studies and interests. This area should enable you to unwind and talk normally.Eg.

Personal background and information

  • ·       Are you a student or do you have a job?
  • ·       What do you like most about your study?
  • ·       What kind of job do you prefer after graduation?
  • ·       What is your major?
  • ·       What do you do for living?
Part 2Individual long turn  3-4 minutes You will be given a task card which asks you to talk about a particular topic, including points to include in your talk.A minute to prepare and make notes shall be provided You will then be asked to talk for 1-2 minutes on the topic.The examiner will then ask you one or two follow up questions on the same topic.



Describe a time when you tried a new food
You should say:

  • ·       what food it was
  • ·       where you ate it
  • ·       what it tasted like
  • ·       and explain whether or not you liked this food


Part 3Two-way discussion  4-5 minutes The examiner will ask you further questions which are connected to the topic of Part 2.Eg


  • What do you understand when someone says a healthy diet?
  • What are the advantages of being a vegetarian?
  • Why do you think people choose to become vegetarian?



Band Descriptors

Your scoring is based on four categories known as “Band descriptors,” which IELTS uses to assign Speaking Band scores.


• Fluency and Rationality

  • ability to impart sensibly, obviously, and without trouble in English
  • focus on the message s/he wishes to pass on as opposed to the language
  • how well a speaker’s thoughts bode well together


• Lexical Resource

  • ability use words properly (in the correct setting) and precisely (with the right significance)
  • can precisely rework the analyst’s inquiries fluidly


• Grammatical Range and Precision

  • use a wide scope of linguistic developments fittingly and precisely


• Pronunciation

  • feel for local like cadence or pitch designs
  • “effortless” for a local English speaker to get it

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