2 Assessment Criteria
To prepare IELTS speaking module, you had better to understand the assessment criteria of IELTS speaking test. Only if you understand the criteria very clearly, your time and your effort can reward the top efficiency.
IELTS speaking test consists of 3 parts.
Part 1: Introduction and interview:Candidate talks personal information, like at first meeting.
- 4-5 minutes
- Questions based on script, driven by examiner
- General topics, like home, family, or hobby
Part 2: Individual long turn: Candidate delivers monologue of 1-2 minutes on given subject.
- 3-4 minutes
- Based on topic card, one minute to prepare notes
- monologue of 1-2 minutes
Part 3: Discussion: Candidate has chance to answer more advanced questions.
- 4-5 minutes
- Questions' topic usually expanded from Part 2
- The maximum question number is 7, the real number depends on your proficiency level
The key points you exercise are fluency, coherence, and pronunciation. Please focus on these details:
- Express ideas clearly and coherently without hesitation
- Vocabulary size and ability to use of it in right way
- Grammar knowledge, range and accuracy
- Easy to understand with right grammar, no matter with accent
- Use features of pronunciation naturally, like intonation and stress
Details of assessment criteria can be found at IELTS Official Web Site
In speaking test, candidates should show vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in right way, and avoid any mistakes as possible.
Speaking score is a reflection of skill and performance. For those who want to up speaking score in tight time frame, familiarize recent questions and accumulate relevant vocabularies in advance will increase the chance to get a better band.
In following sections we will present related resources to help candidates study IELTS speaking test.