How to prepare for the IELTS speaking test?

  • I've been trying to prepare for so long. Could someone help me with this ?

  • Speaking test is an interview with the examiner which lasts up to 11-14 minutes. The test consists of 3 tasks. Task one is typically an introduction or an interview wherein the examiner asks the candidate for a personal introduction. The interview can go on for about 4-5 minutes. In the second task, a task card is given to the candidate containing a topic to speak on. 1 minute is given to jot down the notes and 1-2 minutes are given to talk on the given topic. At the end of the 2 minutes, the examiner can ask a couple of questions based on your topic. Task three is related to the previous task. The topic from task two is discussed in depth and in an abstract way. This task can end up for 4-5 minutes. In some cases, the speaking test is conducted on a different day. For more info check out

  • Hi there,
    One tip I can give you is to record yourself when you're practicing.
    Check if you’re pausing for long durations, or if you’re saying ‘umm’, or ‘oh’ a lot.
    Work on eliminating them.
    That will definitely help with your speaking.

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