New Resources Added – IELTS Speaking Topics
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is recognised by over 6,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
The IELTS is designed to assess English language skills at all levels, including Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Even if your English is at an acceptable level to perform well in the IELTS exam, it is important to familiarise yourself with the format of the test.
The Speaking Test lasts for 11-14 minutes and is in the format of a 3-part interview with an examiner. In part 1, there is a short introduction and then the examiner asks the candidate general questions on familiar topics, such as: home, family, work, studies and interests. In part 2 of the test the examiner gives the candidate a card which asks the student to talk about a particular topic and which includes points which the student can cover in their talk. The student is given 1 minute to prepare and should speak on the topic for around 2 minutes. In part 3, the examiner asks further questions which are connected to the topic of part 2. These questions give the candidate an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas.
There are now more than 20 IELTS speaking topics available for subscribers to download. These topics include key vocabulary and sample questions for part 1, 2 and 3 of the speaking exam. To view the list of topics, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
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