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1. Instruction for IELTS Speaking Practice Test - IELTS TEST PRO

In the first place, you will choose one of the topics in Part 1, Part 2 and 3 that you desire to practice in the IELTS Speaking Practice Test. With each topic, there will be a range of diverse questions with model answers and a list of vocabulary related to that topic. In order to get an overall perspective of the IELTS Speaking Practice Test as well as other skills, IELTS TEST PRO facilitates you with all these features with many other functions appropriate for your IELTS journey with ease.

2. Frequently asked questions in IELTS Speaking Practice Test (FAQs)

2.1. How much time is allotted for IELTS Speaking?

The IELTS Speaking practice test as well as IELTS Speaking actual test will generally lasts 11 to 15 minutes:

  • Part 1: You will be asked several questions about yourself and familiar topics such as home, family, study, work and interests. This part lasts 4-5 minutes.
  • Part 2: You will be given a card and asked to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare and make notes and up to 2 minutes to talk. You will not be interrupted during this time, so keep speaking. 
  • Part 3: You will be asked further questions related to the topic in Part 2. This part, which lasts 4-5 minutes, gives you a chance to discuss more abstract issues and ideas.

2.2. How is IELTS Speaking score calculated?

Certificated IELTS examiners will assess and score your performance throughout the test. You will be scored on the four criteria: 

  • Fluency and Coherence: 

– Effort or Ease of speaking

– Hesitations

– Use of connectives and discourse markers 

– Ability to develop a topic

  • Lexical Resource:

– Range of Vocabulary 

– Accuracy 

– Use of idiomatic vocabulary/ collocation

– Paraphrase

  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy:

– Simple and/or complex structures 

– Flexible use

– Mistakes and impact on understanding

  • Pronunciation

– Range of features 

– Control of features

– Easy to understand 

2.3. How many questions are included in IELTS Speaking?

In the IELTS Speaking part 1, around 7 to 12 questions on different familiar topics. You should just answer these questions with 1 or 2 sentences only.

In the IELTS Speaking part 2, you will be given a cue card with a topic and 3-4 hint questions, and you will talk about this topic in 1 to 2 minutes.

In the IELTS Speaking part 3, in around 4 to 5 minutes, you will be asked 4 to 6 questions related to the topic in the IELTS Speaking part 2. In this part, your answers should be elaborated with more clarifications and examples. 

Therefore, when you do an IELTS Speaking Practice Test, take this into consideration so that you can well-prepare yourself to confront any difficulties. 

2.4. In IELTS Speaking part 2, can I myself choose a topic to talk about?

The answer is, unfortunately, no. You will be given a random topic for the IELTS Speaking part 2, so there will be no chance for you to choose a desired topic to talk about. As a result, try to do the IELTS Speaking Practice Test as much as possible in order to dominate this task.

2.5. Will my IELTS Speaking band score be deducted if I ask the examiner to repeat the questions?

No, definitely. It’s possible for you to ask the examiner to repeat what he or she has just mentioned if you haven’t caught the idea. Also, there will be no minus point for asking so. While doing IELTS Speaking Practice Test, you should also prepare some structures to ask for clarification such as:

“I’m sorry I didn’t quite catch that, can you say that again please?”

“Sorry, could you repeat the question please?”

“I’m a little confused about the word ___. Can you tell me what it means?”

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