IELTS Speaking is a one-to-one 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.
  • Speaking test varies from 11-14 minutes.
  • Assessment of candidates takes place through their performance in the test.


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.

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