IELTS GENERAL SPEAKING
- The speaking test usually takes place after the other parts of the test.
- It is an 11 -14 minute test of your ability to speak in English.
- It is one to one speaking interview which is recorded at the same time.
- The speaking test has three parts :
Round 1(3-4 minutes): The examiner asks general questions about yourself and everyday situations.
Round 2(3-4 minutes): It is a monologue where the examiner asks to describe a simple topic. The candidate is expected to prepare the topic for one minute and speak for another two minutes.
Round 3(4-5 minutes): This section is an extension of the cue card question where the candidate expresses his opinion on topics closely related to the cue card question.
IELTS General Training Speaking is evaluated according to the following criterion.
|Fluency||If one is able to talk at length or not.
If one is able to talk without pauses and hesitation.
If one is self-correcting or not.
If one is well understood or not.
If one is using connectors or not
|Lexical resources||If one is paraphrasing and using a range of words.
If one is using collocations or not.
If one is using less common vocabulary
If one is avoiding errors
|Grammar Range and Accuracy||If one is using a range of sentence structures.
If one is using a range of Grammar Tenses.
If one is avoiding errors.
|Pronunciation||If the language is well understood.
If one is able to use intonation.
If one’s accent does not affect understanding
If one uses accurate words and sound pronunciation.