IELTS Academic Speaking
In the Speaking test, you have a discussion with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.
The test is 11 to 14 minutes long with three parts. In 1st Part, answer questions about yourself and your family. 2nd Part, speak about a topic. In 3rd Part, you have a longer discussion on the topic.
There are three parts to the test and each part fulfils a specific function in terms of interaction pattern, task input and candidate output.
The Speaking test is the same for both Academic and General Training tests.
|Downloadable Speaking Sample tasks|
|Speaking Sample Task Part 1 – Prompt (PDF, 21KB)|
|Speaking Sample Task Part 1 – Recording (MP3, 631KB)|
|Speaking Sample Task Part 1 – Transcript (PDF, 12KB)|