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IELTS Speaking


The speaking test takes 11-14 minutes and consists of an interview with an examiner.


The interview is recorded.


The speaking test has three parts



Part 1
Introduction and interview
Examiner introduces him/herself and checks your name.
The examiner then asks you questions on general topics.
4–5 minutes
Part 2
Individual long

Examiner gives you a written task card. You have 1 minute to think (take notes) before you have to speak for 1–2 minutes.

Examiner asks one or two questions at the end of your talk.

3–4 minutes (including
1 minute
Part 3

Discuss with the examiner more abstract issues and concepts which are thematically linked to the topic of your talk in Part 2.

4–5 minutes

Why is IELTS important?


More than 10,000 organisations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the test you can be confident that it is recognised by educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.


As one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing 30 years ago, IELTS continues to set the standard for English language testing today. Governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom use IELTS to process immigration applications. 


How does IELTS work?


IELTS has been developed by some of the world’s leading language assessment experts and will test the full range of English skills needed for

success in your new job or study placement abroad.


You’ll be assessed on the following elements:


  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking