The speaking component assesses candidates use of spoken English. Every test is recorded. It has three separate parts .
Part 1 –( INTRODUCTION) the examiner will ask general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, (e.g home, family, work, studies likes ,dislikes and interests) this part lasts between four and five minutes and number of questions vary.
Part 2 –(CUE CARD) A candidate will be presented with a cue card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare about this topic before speaking and you have to speak for upto two minutes . The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.( e.g interesting place , favourite food)
Part 3 –(FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS) A candidate will be asked further questions related to the topic of Part 2. These will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.
IELTS Speaking – Marked
The Speaking test is marked by certificated markers, who are regularly monitored to ensure their reliability. All answer sheets, after being marked, are further analysed by Cambridge Assessment English.
- BAND 0 – Did Not Attempt The TEST
- BAND 1 – Non USER
- BAND 2 – Intermittent USER
- BAND 3 – Extremely Limited USER
- BAND 4 – Limited USER
- BAND 5 – Modest USER
- BAND 6 – Competent USER
- BAND 7 – Good USER
- BAND 8 – Very Good USER
- BAND 9 – Expert USER