IELTS Speaking

The speaking test takes 11-14 minutes and consists of an interview with an examiner.

The interview is recorded.

The speaking test has three parts:

Part 1
Introduction and interview
Examiner introduces him/herself and checks your name.
The examiner then asks you questions on general topics.
4–5 minutes
Part 2
Individual long
turn

Examiner gives you a written task card. You have 1 minute to think (take notes) before you have to speak for 1–2 minutes.

Examiner asks one or two questions at the end of your talk.

3–4 minutes (including
1 minute
preparation
time)
Part 3
Two-way
discussion
Discuss with the examiner more abstract issues and concepts which are thematically linked to the topic of your talk in Part 2. 4–5 minutes