IELTS Speaking Test

The IELTS speaking test lasts about 11 to 14 minutes. It has 3 parts, and it’s worth 25% of your IF1 TS score .

However, the speaking test is very unique because it’s much shorter than the other sections. Specifically, the  IELTS writing test (1 hour), the IELTS listening test (45 minutes), reading (1 hour), and the speaking test (11-14 minutes).

The speaking test is shorter but it gives you more opportunities to practice more basic skills.

Let’s talk more about the IELTS Speaking test.

About the IELTS Speaking test

IELTS speaking test is a face to face with an examiner in a room test. There is only one IELTS speaking test for all students.  The Academic General Training candidates take the same IELTS speaking test. And If you are doing computer-delivered IELTS, you will still have a face to face test with the examiner online.

The speaking test remains the same for everyone. The speaking test is recorded in case, you wanted to ask for a remark if you wish later. Also, the examiner who asks the questions will decide your results at the end of the test.

The test take not less than 11 minutes and not more than 14 minutes.  The person who will do the speaking test for you controls the time and length of your answers.

The Parts Of The Speaking test.

As we have said that the test is between 11 to 14 minutes long and it has three parts. And these three parts of the speaking test are as following:

Part 1 = questions and answers 4 to 5 mins

 In this part, the examiner will ask you questions about yourself, your family, your work and your interests. And you have to answer them in 4 to 5 minutes

Part 2 = a talk for 1-2 mins with rounding off questions for 1 min.

In this part, You will be given a task card that asks you to speak about a particular topic and includes points that you can cover in your talk. You will be given 1 minute to prepare your talk. You will then speak for 1-2 minutes.

Part 3 = discussion 4 to 5 mins

In this part, you will have a longer discussion on the topic. The examiner will ask you some questions connected to the topic in Part 2. So you have to get yourself ready.


At the end, you have to know that the IELTS test will be so easy if you had enough practice before the test. You can see the latest versions of the speaking test in IELTS the New IELTS Speaking Actual Tests 2020. This book has some fresh questions for the speaking test with model answers. You can use these questions to test yourself. Good luck with your upcoming test. You can also check The Best IELTS 14 Speaking Materials 2020 for more Speaking materials.