What happens in the IELTS Speaking test?
IELTS Speaking is the one part of the test which is taken in a separate, private room where you will be 1 on 1 with an examiner. The test lasts just 11-14 minutes and it includes three sections. You can learn more about the IELTS Speaking section under “Speaking Test Format” further up this page.
How do I improve my IELTS speaking?
Try to immerse yourself in the English language and practice speaking if you can when you are out and about in Canada. The more you are used to the language, the more comfortable you will feel speaking on test day. The top tips on this page are also a great place to start when it comes to doing well in your IELTS Speaking section.
How do I prepare for IELTS Speaking?
Start by understanding the IELTS Speaking section format. There are three parts to the Speaking section of the test, and it really helps to have an idea of the kinds of things you will be asked in each section. Here are some of the types of questions you might be asked in the Speaking section of the exam.
You can also find lots of useful preparation materials for your IELTS Speaking section in our “Prepare for IELTS” section. Plus, we have some free online practice tests as well, for you to practice your Speaking in an exam-like setting.
How can I practice for IELTS Speaking?
Try finding a study partner to practice with. This will help you get used to speaking English out loud, and practice responding to what someone else is saying in conversation.
How do I pass the IELTS Speaking test?
You cannot fail the IELTS Speaking test (so long as you attend). You are simply scored from 0-9 based on the level of English you are able to show in your exam. To improve your score, it is worth practicing beforehand and following our top tips on this page!
What do I bring on IELTS Speaking test day?
For your speaking test, you do not need to bring anything particular. If you need to make notes in a section of the test, a pen or pencil as well as paper will be provided to you.
What questions are asked in the IELTS Speaking test?
IELTS Speaking part 1 includes questions about yourself and your family, Speaking part 2 will be a topic that is chosen by the examiner and Speaking part 3 is a more in-depth conversation about the topic from part 2. Read more about the IELTS Speaking test topics in our blog.
How can I improve my fluency in IELTS Speaking?
Read our blog for some top tips on how to build your vocabulary ahead of your IELTS Speaking test. This, along with plenty of practice speaking English, will help with your fluency on test day.