The IELTS General Training and Academic Speaking test is an English conversation between two persons that is the candidate and the certified examiner. Speaking test will not be on the same day of your other test modules that is Listening, Reading and Writing. It will take place either before your test or after your test within 7 days. It is the shortest of the components of the IELTS test and it will last only 11 to 14 minutes. During the speaking test you have to answer some questions asked by the examiner who will check your level of English based on your answers. This test will be in English language only.
The IELTS Speaking Test is the same for both the General Training and Academic modules. The Speaking test will be recorded and will be verified by other examiners for final marks.
The Speaking Test is divided into 3 sections:
Section 0 – This section carries not weightage to your final band score. It will only include your identity verification. You just need to provide your passport to the examiner when asked for. Also, examiner will cross check your name with passport. After that, examiner will share test details which also includes introduction of your examiner and examination center. Everything will be recorded in a recorder.
Section 1 Section 1 begins with some general introductory questions. Although there are no standard set of questions for this but still question will be related to your personal information, education, Job, business, home, village, hometown, etc only. Questions will be similar to the type of questions one would ask when meeting someone for the first time. Finally the examiner asks a series of questions
The IELTS General Training Speaking test is the shortest of the components of the IELTS test – only 11 to 14 minutes. In this short time you have to convince the examiner who will be speaking with you of your level of English.
The IELTS General Training Speaking Test is the same for both the General Training and Academic modules. The test is conducted with 1 examiner and 1 candidate. The Speaking test is recorded. The Speaking Test is divided into 3 sections:
Section 2 Section 2 will be for cue card. Cue card is nothing but a paper with one question written on it. The examiner will give the candidate a card with a subject and a few guiding questions on it. The student gets 1 minute time to prepare the cue card and for this a plane paper as well as pencil is provided to the candidate in order to make some brief notes. The student must talk for 1 to 2 minutes on this subject. The examiner decides on the exact length. After the candidate’s talk the examiner will ask 1 or 2 brief questions in order to finish off the section. This section is considered as the toughest round by most of the candidates as they do not get ideas on cue card. Cue cards do not require any special knowledge about the subject. You have to speak and show your skills related to the topic. No facts or figures will be asked related to the topic.
Section 3 This is the last round of speaking task. In this round the questions will be realted to cue card which you prepared in the section too. No doubt this section will have question where your opinion should be asked. This section decides your final score. If you perform well in this section then you can get more than 7 Bands in IELTS Speaking test. These questions will be more demanding and will definitely require some critical analysis on the part of the candidate. Last question will be a bit tough and sometimes out of topic in an indirect way.