Saturday, 29 November 2014

Speaking section in IELTS exam

As you must be knowing, there are 4 sections in IELTS Test.

  1. Reading.
  2. Writing.
  3. Listening.
  4. Speaking.
In this article, we will get familiar with the Speaking Test.

Format of Speaking test in IELTS Test.
In this test, you need to interact with the examiner face to face. Duration of this test is 10 to 15 minutes. Speaking test is divided into 3 parts as described below.
  1. Part 1 - In this part, examiner asks you about yourself, family and friends. He may also ask you about your likes and dislikes, why you want to appear for IELTS Test.
  2. Part 2 - In this part, Examiner asks you to speak about a topic.
  3. Part 3 - In this part, there is a detailed discussion about the topic that you have spoken about in step 2. Examiner may ask you some questions based upon your arguments or statements.
You may find sample speaking tests at below urls.

Now let us get into details about each part.

Part 1 - How to impress the examiner in introduction section.
As I said above, part 1 is also called as introduction part. You are asked to introduce yourself, your family and friends. You can do lot of practise on this part, as there are no surprising questions in this part. You may talk about your educational background, your employer, your hobbies, likes, dislikes. You may talk about your favourite food, sport, sports person etc. Remember that first impression is the last impression. So be excited. Look at examiner when you are speaking. Don't stare at him. Don't let examiner feel that you have mugged up the speech. To know about sample questions that may be asked to you, please follow this link.

Part 2 - Speech on general topic.
In this part, you have to speak on any topic that your examiner gives you.

Part 3 - 2 way discussion the topic you spoke on in part 2.
In this part, you will have 2 way discussion with examiner on the topic you talked on in part 2.

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