IELTS Speaking is a one-to-one interaction between the candidate and an examiner.
NATURE OF INTERACTION
INTRODUCTION AND INTERVIEW-(4-5 MINUTES) : After introductions and identity check, the examiner asks the candidate questions about familiar topics.*
LONG TURN - (3-4 MINUTES) : The candidate receives a task card with a topic. She/He then has 1 minute to prepare and make notes before speaking about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.**
DISCUSSION - (4-5 MINUTES) : The examiner discusses with the candidate more abstract aspects of the topic in Part 2.***
*The candidate’s ability to communicate opinions and information on everyday topics and common experiences or situations by answering a range of questions is assessed.
**The candidate’s ability to speak at length on a given topic (without further prompts from the examiner), using appropriate language and organizing his/her ideas coherently is assessed. It is likely that the candidate will need to draw on his/her own experience to complete the long turn.
***The candidate’s ability to express and justify opinions, analyze, discuss and speculate about issues is assessed.