Skills for the IELTS Speaking Module

The IELTS speaking test will be conducted in three parts, which will be described in.

Part 1.  Introduction and Interview

     In the introduction of part 1, the examiner will first greet you and then introduce himself or herself and will invite you to do the same. your identification will also be checked here.
SKILL Greeting the interviewer and introducing yourself.
Phrases you could use:

  • Good afternoon. My name is (name)
  • Hello. My name  is (name) but most of my friends call me (shortened version of name/nickname)
the interview section of part 1 will follow with question related closely to your own personal life and then continue with further question that are related to your wider experience. Initially you may be asked about your background or your home or what you are currently doing. The question may extend to topics related to your country, such us customs or lifestyle and your personal involvement with these.
  • You will need to give relevant factual information related to yourself
  • you will also need to be able to be express your opinion or your attitudes towards a familiar issue without relying on the interview to help you.

The idea is for you talk and gives as much information as you can. Even if you are not sure what the interviewer is asking you, do your best to give an answer. Do not simply answer 'yes' or 'no'. Do not, however, memories response. If you appear to be reciting from memory, the examiner will disregard what you are saying and ask you another question.
Before you begin preparing for the interview section of part 1, you may wish to make a list of topics related to your country, culture, lifestyle, personal interests etc. Once you have completed such a list, think about possible question you could be asked that relate to the skill of this part of the test. You can gain further practice by answering question you could be asked from the following task cards.

Part 2.  Individual Long Turn

In part 2, the examiner wants you to have a long turn speaking on your own that lasts between one and two minutes.
You will be given paper and pencil as well as a topic written a general instruction related to given topic and several suggestion of what you should include in your long turn. You will also be given a minute to think about and/or make some notes on what on you are going to say. The examiner will tell you when to begin. Speak as clearly as you can, and try to present your ideas in a logical way. If you speak for more than two minutes, the examiner will ask you to finish. Then you may be asked some further question before the examiner begins the discussion in part 3.
In part 2, the topic will be reasonably easy to talk about. You can prepare for this part by choosing sample topics such as a favorite book, or film or television program, a special friend, or even type of animal you like. Make notes about what you would like to say. Study the suggestion for useful phrases in this part to help you organize your speech. Then present your ideas to a partner. Even if you feel that you have do not very much to say about the topic, try to keep talking. Practice speaking for up to two minutes. For further practice. select one of the practice Task Cards. Study the suggestion about what you should say and give yourself one minute to prepare and jot down ideas before presenting you ideas to a partner.

practice Task Cards A
Describe a famous person whom you admire
You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what he or she is like 
  • the length of time you have admire  this person
  • for what this person is well known.
  • and explain the reason why you look up to this person. 

practice Task Cards B
Describe a place that is very special to you
You should say:

  • where is this
  • what is it like there 
  • how often you go there
  • how you feel when you are there.
  • and explain why this place is important to you.

Part 3.  Two-way Discussion

In part 3, the interviewer will converse with you in greater depth on particular, more abstract topic. This two-way discussion will be linked by theme to the topic you spoke about in part 2.
During this part, the interviewer will allow this discussion to become more complex by asking you a series of question. you may have to give answers that describe, compare, evaluate, justify or speculate on ideas related broadly to an issue.
In order to prepare for part 3, select on of practice Task Cards and ask a partner to discuss the given question suggestion with you. Try also to think of further topic that may be include. in your discussion answers, try to included. In your discussion answers, try to include some of the suggestion for useful phrases related to the skills required for the two-way discussion.


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