The last part of the IELTS is Speaking section (structure of IELTS). It takes 15 minutes; during them you will have the oral interview with an examiner.
The first part is a conversation on a common theme: where do you want to study or work, what is your favorite animal, color or flower. It should be remembered that it’s not necessary to give too common answers to the questions. Try to diversify your answer with the examples (Sample on the official site) and more specific information. Even if you don’t have a favorite color or animal, you can easily say this and argue your position. It will also be counted as a response. It’s not important for the examiner what you say; it is important how you present the information.
The second part of the conversation is an answer to the proposed question on a particular subject. You will be offered a card with the task: to prepare the answer you will be given 1 minute. This is enough time to analyze your response and try to organize it logically.
Here are some tips for organizing this part of IELTS Speaking:
- carefully read the task;
- write a short plan of your monologue and try to explain all the points in your speech;
- use as many thematic vocabulary as you can.
The third task of IELTS Speaking is a dialogue with the examiner. Often its topic is identical with the previous question, so the examiner will ask you further questions on this topic. You are expected to common answers with logical reasoning, so you should not just answer the question, but also complete it with examples and conclusions.
Everything you need to know about the third part of the IELTS Speaking exam:
After a detailed description of the structure of IELTS Speaking we will give you some useful and effective tips:
- don’t try to use memorized phrases without detailed understanding of them;
- show your rich vocabulary. It will bring you an extra point and make a good impression on examiner;
- try to use only formal English. Slang is absolutely unacceptable in this type of conversation;
- try not to repeat the question during your response, use as many synonyms as you can;
- diversify your answers using examples and personal deductions;
- correct your mistakes as quickly as you can. If you make a mistake and can correct it immediately – do it. This will show that you are able to control your speech;
- if you do not understand a question, ask the examiner to repeat or explain it. Because if you begin to answer the question, which you don’t understand, the answer will be disconnected.
- non-verbal communication is very important. Don’t forget that the examiner assesses you and you should try to prove yourself as a good conversationalist. Eye contact can help you to make a good impression from the conversation with you.
How to prepare to IELTS Speaking?
Listen more British television (for example Channel 5) and radio broadcasts. In this case, they will enrich your vocabulary and linguistic abilities. Also it’s very effective to go to the training courses for the exam, which will not only help in learning the secrets of successful results of IELTS, but also help to make new English-speaking friends.