Time duration- 11 to 14 minutes
The speaking test has three parts as follows:
PART 1 (4- 5 min)
The candidate is expected to speak about himself and everyday situations.
PART 2(3- 4 min)
The speaker has to deliver a 2minute talk on a topic provided by the examiner.
PART 3 (4- 5 min)
The examinee is expected to speak on general but more abstract topics that are related to Part 2 talk.
How is the speaking test marked?
The speaking is marked on the four features of your language: fluency and coherence, vocabulary, grammar and accuracy, and pronunciation.
Details of Part 1:
- Respond briefly to the introductory questions.
- Make sure you can talk about your home town and your studies, hobbies etc.
- Listen to the question forms and the words that the examiner uses. These will help you to form your answer.
- Build some list of phrases and topic banks.
- Try to improve the way you describe things by adding adjectives.
- Don’t memorize long answers and form short crisp sentences while speaking.
- Speak to the point and do not beat about the bush.
Details of Part 2:
- Read the whole topic carefully first.
- Choose an idea that you can talk about for up to two minutes.
- Frame your sentences using appropriate tenses.
- Build a mind map
- Stick to the topic
- Introduce the topic clearly at the start of your talk.
Details of Part 3:
- Give a full answer to each question and take the initiative.
- Think about how topics can be developed so that you are ready to explore the questions you are asked.
- Answer each question directly. Don’t talk about something unrelated to the examiner’s question.
- Try to link your ideas, so that your speech flows well.
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