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.






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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
  • 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 exam!