The Speaking module remains same for both the Academic and the General Training versions of the Test.
The IELTS Speaking Section is designed to evaluate your Verbal skills in a variety of situations. These situations are similar to those you may meet at University in an English speaking environment. You will be expected to speak in front of your colleagues in tutorials and discuss issues relevant to your area of study. The duration of the entire test is 11-14 minutes and it is conducted by a certified examiner.
The Speaking Test is divided into three sections:
Section -1 (4 -5 Minutes)
The candidate and the examiner introduce themselves. Candidate then answers general questions about themselves, their home/ family/ job/ education/ interest and a wide range of familiar topics.
Section -2 (3-4 Minutes)
The candidate is given a cue card (with prompts) and is asked to talk on the given topic. The candidate has 1 minute to prepare, they can make some notes if they wish, before speaking for 1-2 minutes.
Section -3 (4 -5 minutes)
The examiner and the candidate engage in a discussion of more abstract issues which are thematically linked to the topic in section 2.
Speaking section is evaluated on the following criteria:
|Fluency and Coherence||(25%)|
|Grammatical range and accuracy||(25%)|
The IELTS Speaking section is intimidating for many, but if you prepare well, it doesn’t have to be! It’s important to understand different question types and formulate an approach for each one.
At AURA, we make this daunting task simple for the students by incorporating the following strategies:
The Trainer customizes the entire Program as per the students requirement.
We provide extensive practice by covering the past questions of all the three sections of speaking.
We train our students under real examination situation and give them equal opportunity to express themselves. With continuous encouragement and practice, the most fearsome task turns into an interesting one.
Tips and Techniques to master the Speaking Section:
- The most important thing you can do to ace your IELTS Speaking section is to speak Englsh regularly.
- Use appropriate sentence structure.
- Speak clearly and naturally. Pay attention to what you are saying.
- Talk loud enough so that examiner can hear you, as it is a face-to-face communication.
- Focus on accuracy.
- Express your opinions clearly because you will be assessed on your ability to communicate effectively.
- Incorporate a wide range of vocabulary in your speech as people generally use less than they know due to fear.
- Be confident and positive in your approach.