IELTS Speaking is one of the four modules of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. The IELTS Speaking test assesses a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in English through a face-to-face interview with an examiner.

The test consists of three parts, each designed to evaluate different aspects of the test-taker’s ability to speak in English. In Part 1, the examiner asks the candidate general questions about themselves, their family, work/studies, interests, etc. The purpose of this part is to assess the candidate’s ability to speak fluently and coherently on familiar topics.

In Part 2, the candidate is given a cue card with a topic and is given one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The candidate must talk about the topic, develop and support their ideas, and demonstrate their ability to organize their thoughts effectively.

In Part 3, the examiner asks the candidate questions related to the topic in Part 2, as well as more abstract questions related to broader issues and ideas. The purpose of this part is to assess the candidate’s ability to speak more abstractly, express opinions, speculate and hypothesize, and engage in discussion.

The Speaking test is scored on a scale of 0-9 based on four criteria: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation. The examiner assesses the candidate’s ability to speak spontaneously and coherently, use a wide range of vocabulary and grammatical structures accurately, and produce clear and intelligible speech. The Speaking Band Score is reported along with the scores from the other modules of the IELTS exam.

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