Speaking- (Academic and General Training Paper)
There are 3 parts to the speaking test.
Part 1: Where an examiner will ask you basic questions about yourself more like a general introduction. A simple question-answer round.
Part 2: A cue card round with a topic written on a piece of paper and corresponding questions related to it.
Part 3: Where more similar questions associated with the cue card topic are asked. A broader discussion is followed in this round.
The speaking test extends till 14 minutes or so and not more than that. In total, it takes about 11-14 minutes.
Part 1 and 3 lasts for about 4-5 mins while Part 2 is 3-4 mins. Timings of the test are strictly monitored by the examiner. A certified IELTS examiner will take your speaking test. You’ll interact with that person and on the basis of how well your spoken English is, you’ll receive a band score from 1-9.
Speaking Format- Academic and General
*Takes about 11-14 minutes.
No. of Questions
Part 1 - 11-12 questions based on different topics.
Part 2 - A cue card round with prep time for 1 minute & 1-2 minutes to speak on the topic given.
Part 3 - Around 5 or more questions will be asked.
*Scoring depends on parameters as mentioned:
Range of grammar
Accuracy with the tenses
Usage of lexical resources
No. of sections
The speaking test consists of 3 parts.