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Tips for the IELTS speaking test

The IELTS speaking test is broken up into three separate parts. Each part gets progressively harder.

The candidate enters the examiner's office, and they simply greet each other.

1.Then the examiner will ask the candidate some questions. The first questions will usually cover three subjects and you will be asked 12 questions in total. The time limit will be about 4-5 minutes.

These questions will be on familiar subjects such as where you live, where you work or study. The examiner will ask about familiar topics such as your hobbies, the weather, and what you do for fun.

2. After this part, the examiner will give you a card. A topic will be written on it and you will be expected to speak on the topic for two minutes. 

You will get a piece of paper and a pencil, and you will be given a minute to read the question and makes notes on how you want to answer it. Then you speak. You are expected to cover the points raised on the card and to speak for the full two minutes. When doing this part just speak until the examiner tells you to stop! This tests your ability to speak in a logically organised way on a subject using English. 

This takes 3 to 4 minutes.

3. The final part requires that you have a two-way conversation with the examiner on the same topic you spoke about in Part 2

Now instead of a monologue of 2 minutes, you will discuss with the examiner the subject. The examiner will ask questions and you will need to answer them and agree or disagree with any statements they make. This takes about 4 minutes.

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