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The IELTS Speaking Test is 11 - 14 minutes long

The Speaking section assesses your use of spoken English.

You will speak face to face with an IELTS examiner in a small quiet room.

There are 3 parts to the IELTS Speaking Test.

Part 1

The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have 1 minute to prepare before speaking for up to 2 minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test.

Part 3

You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

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