IELTS Speaking Test Lessons

The IELTS speaking test is a one on one interview between the candidate and the examiner. The test is in three parts and is the same for both General and Academic candidates. It takes between 11 and 14 minutes. The examiner records the test so that it can be double checked by a different examiner if necessary.

So that you can achieve success in the speaking test, we have created the lessons below.

Part 1

In Part 1 the examiner will ask the candidate about general topics such as hobbies, lifestyle or where they live.

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Part 2

In Part 2 the candidate must talk about a topic for up to 2 minutes. Before the candidate talks, they have 1 minute to plan what they are going to say and can make some notes. There are a very wide variety of topics which the candidate can be asked to talk about but they generally relate to the candidate’s personal experience or opinions, such as talking about a trip they have been on or a person who they like.

Part 3

In Part 3 the examiner will ask the candidate more general questions related to the topic of the long turn in part 2. These questions can be more abstract and difficult.

We have online courses with extra lessons, assignments and quizzes that can help you progress further. Find out more below.

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