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How to Prepare for IELTS – Speaking

How to Prepare for IELTS – Speaking

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How to prepare for IELTS – Speaking
Details of the speaking test2Part 1 4Part 2 6Part 3 10General tips for speaking 14
Make sure you have a copy of the
How to prepare for IELTS – FAQs booklet
inaddition to this booklet.
How to prepare for IELTS – Speaking
Details of the Speaking Test
Test Format
 There are
three parts
which take the form of a one-to-one interviewlasting between 11 & 14 minutes:
Part 1 Introduction & Interview (4-5 minutes)
Part 2 Individual long turn(3-4 minutes)
Part 3 Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes) The interview tests your
to perform the
following functions
provide personal and non-personal information
express & justify opinions
make suggestions
express a preference
make comparisons & discuss contrasts
relate personal experiences
repair conversation & paraphrase
Test Procedure
 The test is conducted by
one examiner
. He or she asks all thequestions and assesses you. The test is recorded. You will be taken tothe examiner’s room where you will be asked to sit either opposite theexaminer. The examiner will then begin recording the interview andstart the test.
How to prepare for IELTS – Speaking
Assessment Criteria
Fluency & Coherence
Being able to keep going, to talk at a natural speed without unnaturalpauses and hesitations.Being able to link ideas and language together clearly.
Lexical Resource
Having sufficient vocabulary to express yourself on both familiar andunfamiliar topics.Being able to deal with unknown or difficult vocabulary.
Grammatical Range & Accuracy
Being able to use a variety of grammatical structures appropriately.Making as few grammatical mistakes as possible.Being understood despite grammatical mistakes.
Being able to use English pronunciation features like stress andintonation naturally.Not causing the examiner any problems in understanding what you aresaying.
You will receive a score between 1 and 9 for each of the above criteria. These scores will be converted into one final score between 1 and 9.
*IELTS Scores Explained is a resource available in the Self AccessCentre (SAC) in the IELTS section. The speaking materials are onpink paper in a black binder. A DVD accompanies this material.

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