IELTS Speaking Test

IELTS Speaking Test | Overview

In the IELTS Speaking test, you have a discussion with a certified IELTS Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get. The IELTS Speaking test is 11 to 14 minutes long with three parts.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 1

You answer questions about yourself and your family.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2

You speak about a topic.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 3

You have a longer discussion on the topic.

There are three parts to the test and each part fulfills a specific function in terms of interaction pattern, task input and candidate output. The IELTS Speaking test is the same for both Academic and General Training tests.

IELTS Speaking Test Videos

Below you will find examples of IELTS candidates who score Band 9, Band 8, Band 7, Band 6 and Band 5 in their IELTS Speaking tests. These OFFICIAL IELTS speaking videos are produced by the IELTS test administrators - so watch and learn!

Note the format of each section of the speaking test, the time allowed, and the instructions provided by the examiner. This format is fixed - it does not change - it is the same in every test - in every country.

Good luck with your IELTS speaking test preparation!


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