Test format (11-14 mins)
The Speaking component is the same for both versions of IELTS (Academic and General Training). There are three parts. The test is recorded.
Part 1: Introduction and interview (4–5 minutes). The examiner introduces him/herself and asks you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity. The examiner asks you general questions on familiar topics (e.g. family, work, studies and interests).
Part 2: Individual long turn (3–4 minutes). The examiner gives you a task card that asks you to talk about a particular topic and which includes points you can cover in your talk. You are given one minute to prepare your talk, and you are given a pencil and paper to make notes. You talk for one to two minutes on the topic. The examiner then asks you one or two questions on the same topic.
Part 3: Two-way discussion (4–5 minutes). The examiner asks further questions that are connected to the topic of Part 2. This gives you an opportunity to discuss more general issues and ideas.
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