Academic/General IELTS Speaking test

 

The IELTS speaking test is the same for General and Academic IELTS

  • 11 to 14 minutes
  • Speaking is most of the time on a different date before the written component of the test
  • 3 parts

Part 1

Introduction and familiar discussion 4-5 minutes

Part 2

Long turn 3-4 minutes prep 1 minute and talk for 2 minutes on a topic written down on a cue card. Answer 1 or 2 follow up questions

Part 3

Topic discussion: discuss in greater depth more general and abstract questions related to the topic of part 2 (long turn) 5 to 7 questions 4-5 minutes

Marks

1 to 9 on 4 assessment criteria:

  1. Fluency
  2. Lexical range
  3. Accuracy
  4. Pronunciation

Band descriptors overview Speaking

IELTS Speaking Test Example 

Have a look at the video of the IELTS speaking test to familiarize yourself with the whole speaking exam.

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Speaking Part 1

Have a look at Part 1 of the Speaking exam

Speaking Part 1 topics

Have a look at the different topics and questions asked during Speaking Part 1 and prepare your self for the test.

Speaking Part 2

Have a look at Part 2 of the Speaking exam.

Speaking Part 2 topics

Have a look at the different topics and questions asked during Speaking Part 1 and prepare your self for the test.

Speaking Part 3

Have a look at Part 3 of the Speaking exam

Speaking Part 3 topics

Have a look at the different topics and questions asked during Speaking Part 3 and prepare your self for the test.

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