SPEAKING

  • 3 Parts
  • Number of questions depends on the examiner.
  • 16-20 minutes

~This module is the same for both Academics and General training~

This section has 3 parts.It is the only session in the IELTS test where the candidate directly interacts with a trained examiner and is usually conducted on the same day, or up to 7 days before or after your test date for paper based test.However, for the computer delivered test,it is generally taken on the same day , before or after the 3 modules of the exam.

TASK 1 ; INTRODUCTION AND INTERVIEW

<< approximately 5 minutes >>

The examinee and examiner introduce themselves.The Latter then begins by asking general questions to the former regarding their family,hometown,works,studies,likes and dislikes and so on.

TASK 2 :CUE CARD

<< approximately 4-5 minutes >>

A cue card is handed, which contains a main topic and a few sub-questions.The candidate is given 1 minute to prepare on the topic and can take notes if they wish to.They are, then asked to speak for 2 minutes about the same,covering all the sub questions.The examiner later asks a couple of questions and moves on to the next task.

TASK 3:FOLLOW UP OR DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

<< approximately 4-5 minutes >>

The invigilator and the entrant are involved in a series of discussion of more abstract issues to embolden the candidate to navigate through ideas and concepts rather than just relating facts.The follow up questions are predominantly linked to the topic specified in task 2.

And that wraps up the IELTS exam.