The speaking component assesses candidates use of spoken English. Every test is recorded. Speaking is also one of the interesting modules of the IELTS test in which you do not need to write or read anything. It tests your speaking level how much you able to speak the English language. It seems like an interview in which examiner will ask you the number of questions around 15-20 minutes. The speaking module has three 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 the number of questions varies.
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 up to 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 allow you 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