IELTS – The speaking component
The IELTS speaking test takes around 15 minutes and is in the form of an
interview. The interview will most probably seem like a friendly
conversation which typically covers some aspects of your past, present
and future situations. The interviewer will direct the conversation through
questions which mostly focus on you and your opinions.
The interview has four main sections:
¨ some general questions about yourself
¨ a discussion of topics of general interest
¨ a role play
¨ a discussion of your future plans
and a conclusion
It is important that you relax and speak as confidently as you can.
Candidates who are difficult to draw into the conversation may not achieve
their potential band score simply because they haven’t been able to
demonstrate the level of language they are capable of producing.