IELTS: Speaking 1: Speaking module overview
This section aims to give students an overview of what they will encounter in the speaking exam.
- An interview takes place between one examiner and one candidate for between 11 and 14 minutes.
- The candidate’s speaking is assessed on fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, and pronunciation.
- A band mark is awarded between 1 and 9 with 9 being the highest.
Speaking test format
|Part 1||Examiner and candidate introduce themselves, candidate answers general questions on familiar topics e.g. family, job, studies, free-time etc.||about 4 to 5 minutes|
|Part 2||Candidate asked to speak on a given topic (information is written on a task card) for 1-2 minutes. One minute of preparation in which the candidate can make notes is allowed.||4 minutes|
|Part 3||Discussion on more abstract issue related to the chosen topic in part 2 of the test.||about 4 to 5 minutes|