Ch 11: IELTS Speaking Section

About This Chapter

Get a quality understanding of the speaking section of the IELTS Academic exam using the informative articles and lessons in this short chapter. This comprehensive overview ensures you know what to expect in the speaking section and helps you excel on the day of the test.

IELTS Speaking Section - Chapter Summary

This chapter can effectively boost your knowledge as you prepare to take the speaking section of the IELTS Academic exam. Engaging articles explore different parts of the speaking section, and short lessons improve your understanding of the concepts you will be expected to grasp. Completing this chapter will help you:

  • Understand the structure and scoring of the three parts of the speaking section
  • Feel confident that you can complete the interview in Part 1 of the test
  • Speak at length with the examiner in Part 2 of the speaking section
  • Take notes for the IELTS long turn speaking task
  • Discuss an issue in Part 3 of the exam
  • Pace yourself and manage mistakes when speaking
  • Pinpoint and correct errors in your speaking
  • Organize information for your speech

Navigate the lessons and articles in any sequence you'd like, and revisit them as often as needed to improve your knowledge and readiness to take the speaking section of the exam. If you develop questions about topics covered in the articles and lessons, be sure to send them to our experts via the Dashboard. All resources in the chapter are available around the clock, enabling you to study whenever your schedule permits. Access them using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: IELTS Speaking Section
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IELTS Speaking Section: Structure & Scoring

1. IELTS Speaking Section: Structure & Scoring

The Speaking section of the IELTS measures a candidate's oral mastery of the English language. Learn more about how this portion of the exam is structured and graded by examiners.

IELTS Speaking Section - Part 1: Examiner Introduction & Interview

2. IELTS Speaking Section - Part 1: Examiner Introduction & Interview

The IELTS is an assessment used to evaluate an individual's command of the English language, and it includes a Speaking portion that is divided into three parts. Read on to find out more about the content, structure, and grading system used in Part 1 of this section.

IELTS Speaking Section - Part 2: Long Turn Speaking

3. IELTS Speaking Section - Part 2: Long Turn Speaking

Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking section is a challenging test of a student's ability to form and express cohesive thoughts and arguments. Read on for more information about the structure and scoring for this part of the test.

How to Take Notes for the IELTS Long Turn Speaking Task

4. How to Take Notes for the IELTS Long Turn Speaking Task

Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking section requires candidates to speak at length about a selected topic. Read on for a detailed look at how to best prepare for this challenging portion of the exam.

IELTS Speaking Section - Part 3: Discussing an Issue

5. IELTS Speaking Section - Part 3: Discussing an Issue

In Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking, a test taker must discuss an issue with the examiner. Learn more about Part 3 of the test, and pick up some tips on how to prepare for it.

How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

6. How to Pace Yourself When Speaking

It's perfectly normal to start talking faster when you're nervous, but it does make you harder to understand. Here's how to get it under control and maintain a regular speaking pace.

Managing Mistakes While Speaking

7. Managing Mistakes While Speaking

Do you get tongue-tied while you're speaking? Does one small mistake throw you completely off your game? Learn some strategies for managing your mistakes in the moment and getting back on track in this lesson.

Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking

8. Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking

It's not always easy to hear mistakes in your own speaking. In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for improving your own spoken English even if you don't have anyone else to practice with.

Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

9. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.

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