IELTS Speaking

Module format

IELTS Speaking consists of interaction between the candidate and an examiner. The three parts give the candidate the opportunity to use a range of different speaking skills. IELTS Speaking is recorded.

Timing

11-14 minutes

Marks

Candidates are assessed on their performance throughout the test.

PART

Nature of Interaction

Timing

1

Introduction and interview

After introductions and identity check, the examiner asks the candidate questions about familiar topics.

 

4 – 5 minutes

2

Task

The candidate receives a task card with a topic. S/He then has 1 minute to prepare and make notes before speaking about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.

 

3 – 4 minutes

3

Discussion

The examiner discusses with the candidate more abstract aspects of the topic in Part 2.

 

4 – 5 minutes


 

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