IELTS SPEAKING TEST: EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW

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The IELTS Speaking test is intended to measure a variety of abilities. The questions and themes are not designed to assess your intelligence. It is not important to possess the knowledge of the topic but to possess the knowledge of the language- English.

The speaking part of the IELTS consists of 3 parts:

  1. The first part asks you to speak on general topics, like, self-introduction, description about your friend/ family/ town, Description of your neighbours. You will mainly have to speak about the people you know and places you know in the first part. This part lasts about 5-6 minutes. And to be a confident person is an important aspect for this. Confidence is an essential parameter for judging.
  2. In the second part, you will be asked to describe a certain topic decided on the spot by the examiner, followed by the third part in which you will elaborate on the topic you’ve been asked about in the former part. 
  3. In part 3, you will have to dive into the topic and provide relevant reasoning and explanation and put your opinions.

Common topics in IELTS speaking

Speaking part 1 topics : 

  • Personal introduction
  • Family introduction
  • A specific city description
  • Description About the neighbourhood
  • Work description
  • Food
  • Any country
  • A brand
  • Your favourite sport
  • A well-known celebrity
  • Plans for future

The topics for part 1 are not limited as they usually are of general interest and can be altered and change over time.

Speaking part 2 topics :

 You will be given a topic on the spot, and you will get a minute to prepare for it. Then the ‘Talk’ will begin. Keep speaking as long as you can. Try to be clear about your opinions and ideas.

Some common topics for part 2 can be as follows :

  • Describe a movie you recently watched ( who are the leads, What is the plot, what is the message, songs etc.)
  • Describe a favourite book( theme of the book, setting of the book, about the author etc.)
  • What is your dream destination ( why is it your dream destination, your favourite spot in it etc. )
  • Describe your favourite person on the planet. ( who are they, why do you like them, what is the relation, how do they motivate you etc.)
  • Talk About a Time When You Visited a Farm or Met With a Farmer (when you met the farmer, where you met the farmer, What do you think about farmers)
  • Describe a short Journey that you often take but do not like ( where you go, when you go there, why you go there, explain why you do not like this trip)
  • Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future ( What is it, Why do you like it, Explain why you think it is perfect)
  • Talk about a law on environmental protection ( what is it, How you first learned about it, Who benefits from it, Explain how you feel about this law.
  • Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line ( when it was, How long the queue/line was, what it was about, how you felt about waiting in this long queue or line. )

May 2021 To August 2021 Cue Cards With Answers Updated

Speaking  part 3 topics:

In speaking part 3, The examiner will ask you detailed questions on the topic you were speaking about in part 2. It will be more like an interview sort of thing. They will ask a WHY for your every answer. It is essential to stay confident in this stage as this is the most crucial one. The examiner will judge you on your promptness of speaking. Try to avoid fillers as much as you can.

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