IELTS Speaking

IELTS Speaking

The last part of the IELTS is Speaking section. IELTS Speaking takes 15 minutes; during which you will have the interview with an examiner.

The first part is a conversation on a common theme: where do you want to study or work, what is your favourite animal, colour or flower. It should be remembered that it’s not necessary to give too common answers to the questions. Try to diversify your answer with the examples and more specific information. Even if you don’t have a favourite colour or animal, you can easily say this and argue your position. It will also be counted as a response. It’s not important for the examiner what you say; it is important how you present the information.

The second section of the conversation is an answer to the give question on a particular Topic. You will be offered a cue card. To prepare the answer you will be given 1 minute. That’s enough time to analyze your response and try to organize it logically.

Here are some tips for Second part of IELTS Speaking:

  • read the task carefully
  • write a short plan of your thoughts and try to cover all the points in your speech
  • use as much vocabulary as you can

The third task of IELTS Speaking is a dialogue with the examiner. Often its topic is identical with the previous question, so the examiner will ask you further questions about the same topic. You are expected to give answers with logical reasoning, so you should not just answer the question, but also complete it with examples.

Everything you need to know about the third part of the IELTS Speaking exam:

After a detailed description of the structure of IELTS Speaking we will give you some useful and effective tips:

  • Don’t try to use memorize phrases without detailed understanding of them
  • Show your rich vocabulary. It will bring you an extra point and make a good impression on the examine
  • Try to use only formal English. Slang is absolutely unacceptable in this type of conversation
  • Try not to repeat the question during your response, use as many synonyms as you can
  • Diversify your answers using examples and personal experience
  • Correct your mistakes as quickly as you can.  If you make a mistake and can correct it immediately – do it. This will show that you are able to control your speech
  • If you do not understand a question, ask the examiner to repeat or explain it. Because if you begin to answer the question, which you don’t understand, the answer will be disconnected
  • Non-verbal communication is very important. Don’t forget that the examiner assesses you and you should try to prove yourself as a good conversationalist. Eye contact can help you to make a good impression from the conversation with you


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