The three parts of the IELTS speaking test

The three parts of the IELTS speaking testThe three parts of the IELTS speaking test all require you to speaking English, but each part assesses you in different ways. Which part of the test is assessing your formal vocabulary? What happens if I don’t talk for 2 minutes in Part 2? When is intonation (the sound of your voice) most important?

In this lesson, we will look at each part of the test, looking at what you are being asked to do, how you should respond and some techniques to help you achieve the best result. Each of the three parts of the speaking test are similar in length – Part 1 is 4 to 5 minutes, Part 2 (including the time for the examiner to give you the instructions and time for you to prepare your answer) takes about 3 and a half minutes, and Part 3 takes between 4 and 5 minutes.

OK, ready to learn more about the three parts of the IELTS speaking test? Click the first lesson in the table below to get started!