Part 1 lasts for 4 to 5 minutes and begins with introduction. The examiner then asks a number of questions about familiar topics such as your studies, work, hobbies, interests, etc.
Part 2 lasts 3 to 4 minutes and is based on the candidate giving a short talk. You are giving a card with a familiar topic and several prompts. You then have one minute to make notes on what you want to say before speaking for two minutes on the topic given. You do not have a choice of topic but the topics are based on your own experience, such as a person or place you know, or an event or activity you have experienced. The examiner may ask you a brief question at the end.
Part 3 lasts for 4 to 5 minutes. The questions in Part 3 will be connected to the topic of Part 2. They allow you to discuss more abstract issues and ideas. Part 3 is a discussion between you and the examiner.
You are expected to be able to respond to questions on familiar and unfamiliar topics and to speak at length. You are assessed on a nine-band scale for fluency, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.
NOTE:The Speaking test is the same for both IELTS
Academic and IELTS General Training tests.
In the IELTS Speaking test, you will have a discussion with a certified examiner.
It will be interactive one on one discussion and as close to a real-life situation.
The Speaking test is 11-14 minutes long and is in three parts.
|Part 1||You will answer questions about yourself and your family.|
|Part 2||You will speak about a topic.|
|Part 3||You will have a longer discussion about the topic introduced in Part 2.|
You will have to find a study partner to help you practise one on one.
Practice and make your practice as realistic as possible as in an exam.
Remember, you need to speak fluently, clearly and accurately. It is important to say as much as you can.
Remember it is Recorded so,you should learn to be much fluent,spontaneous,clear and loud.
Do not prepare answers in advance.otherwise test is invalid.
Record yourself if you can so that you can go back and check your performance.
Record and listen to your Speaking Ability
Assess your recordings and review your test with others.
→How you spoke.check your fluency.
→Does you speech sound natural?
→Did express yourself clearly and loudly.
→Use the audio recordings and transcripts in the internet to gain an insight into the test format.
→Remember all what we have discussed is just a sample and need not to be imitated unless you are given same topic luckily.
FOR EXAMPLE IF THE CUE CARD IS…
IN THIS CUE CARD ,I SUGGEST YOU TO REMEMBER KEYWORDS SUCH AS ,
1.A GIFT.—————-A BOOK/BICYCLE/PLAY STATION.
2.WHAT?—————-A BOOK/A LAPTOP /COMPUTER.
4.WHEN?—————-ON MY BIRTHDAY/ FESTIVAL.
5.WHY?——————WAS MUCH USEFUL/COSTLY/FAVOURITE ONE/DESIRED GIFT.
HERE IN THIS CASE ,IT HAS BECOME EASY FOR YOU TO SPEAK.
SO BETTER REMEMBER THE KEYWORDS AND MAKE SINGLE WORD ANSWERS IN YOUR MIND AND THEN ELABORATE THEM.
ALSO REMEMBER IF YOU MISS ANY OF THESE THEN FORGET ABOUT SCORES/BANDS.
REMEMBER YOU NEED NOT TO WORRY ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE SPEAKING FACT/FAKE.
ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR ENGLISH ,TRY TO MAKE IT AS GOOD TO HEAR AS IT CAN BE, LIKE..
→ALL MY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WERE PRESENT.
→MY PARENTS BOUGHT ME A WONDERFUL CLOTHES(ATTIRE/OUTFIT).
→A HUGE CAKE WAS ORDERED,VANILLA FLAVOURED.
→MY MOM COOKED NICE BIRYANI FOR US ALL.
→I PLAYED AND ENJOYED WITH ALL MY COUSINS.
THIS MUCH IF YOU CAN MANAGE TO SPEAK ITS ENOUGH,BUT YOU NEED TO PUT GOOD VOCABULARY INSERTED IN THESE SENTENCES.
HERE I SHOW YOU HOW TO PUT GOOD VOCABULARY
PROBABLE ANSWER.(LOOK AT THE UNDERLINED VOCABULARY).
→IT WAS ON MY 15TH BIRTHDAY,
→ON THAT DAY IT WAS AN UNFORGETTABLE AND OVERWHELMING EXPERIENCE FOR ME BECAUSE ALL MY MATERNAL AND PATERNAL UNCLES AND AUNTS WERE PRESENT.
→MY MOTHER PREPARED A VERY TASTY FINGER LICKING FEAST FOR ALL THE GUESTS,A HUGE CAKE WAS CUT AND SERVED FOR US.
→I WAS GIVEN NUMEROUS GIFTS ,OUT OF WHICH WAS MY FAVOURITE GIFT SENT BY MY UNCLE ONLINE.
→I RECIEVED IT ON THAT DAY AS IT WAS PREORDERED WAS LITERALLY STUNNED BY DISCOVERING THAT ITS A BRANDED NEW LAPTOP,OH MY GOD!.
→I WAS ALWAYS LONGING TO HAVE A ONE OF MY OWN, AND GOD HAS LISTENED MY PRAYERS,I WAS ON THE NINTH CLOUD.
→IT WAS A WELL CONFIGURED,INCLUDED A GRAPHIC CARD TOO, AND TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS A TOUCH SCREEN MODEL.
→I WAS OBVIOUSLY FASCINATED AND PROUD WITH THE GIFT GIVEN TO ME.
→IT PREFERED/SUPPOSED IT WAS A VERY CRUCIAL GIFT NEEDED AT THAT PERIOD OF LIFE , BECAUSE THOSE WERE JUST INITIAL DAYS INTO MY COLLEGE LIFE.
→THAT NIGHT I COULD NOT RESIST MY SELF AND COULD NOT EVEN SLEEP.
→AND NOW TODAY AFTER A GAP OF FOUR LONG YEARS , I STILL HAVE IT AND USE DAILY IN MY NECESSITIES.
→I THANK MY UNCLE FOR THE WONDER MACHINE EVER.AND I AM BEING A VERY LUCK PERSON TO BE TAKEN CARE OF.
→NOW CAN YOU MAKE OUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NORMAL VOCABULARY AND A MATURED VOCABULARY.
→ALL THEY EXPECT FROM YOU IS GOOD AND FINE VOCABULARY,FLUENCY,GIVE THEM AND THEY GIVE YOU BANDS/SCORES YOU DESIRED.
14.PARTICULARY IN THE CUE CARD SECTION ,TRY TO KEEP SOME INFORMATION SAVED FOR THE NEXT QUESTIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE MOSTLY RELATED TO THE CUE CARD OR TOPIC IN IT.SEE BELOW FOR AN EXAMPLE OF RELATED QUESTIONS THEY POSE.
FOR EXAMPLE :
→DO YOU PREFER GIVING OR TAKING GIFTS? WHY?
SO IF THEY ASK THIS KIND OF A QUESTION ,THEN THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING LEFT FOR YOU TO ANSWER.
THEY MIGHT ASLO ASK QUESTIONS LIKE,
→HOW IMPORTANT IS GIVING GIFTS IN YOUR COUNTRY?AND WHY?
→WHAT GIFTS WERE YOU EXPECTING IN YOUR CHILDHOOD?WHY?
→IS THE TREND OF GIVING GIFTS CHANGED OVER THE TIME?HOW?
SO THESE KIND OF QUESTIONS ARE FRAMED AGAINST YOU USUALLY.SO BE PREPARED KEEP SOMETHING LEFT IN YOUR BRAIN TO ANSWER THESE KIND ALSO.