2nd Oct 2019
IELTS speaking test part-1 is same for both the IELTS Academic and General Training Modules. It usually takes 4-5 minutes to take the test. It’s simply an interview about test taker's basic information, such as home, town, study, or hobby. Candidate should give the information in a small talk style interview.
Following are the questions that are usually asked in the IELTS speaking Part-1
In speaking part 1, test takers will also be asked questions in familiar topics. The IELTS speaking part 1 is the easiest part of the speaking test. So, it is important to make sure the candidate gets the full marks on this part.
There are four assessment criteria that are used while making evaluation. These are-
1. Fluency and Cohesion: In this section the interviewer checks if the candidate can talk without any pause and hesitation.
2. Grammatical range and Accuracy: Candidates’ ability to use different types of sentences are checked. The examiner wants to make sure the candidate can use different tenses, voices and sentence structures.
3. Lexical Resources: It focuses on the range of vocabulary that candidates use. It’s important not to speak repetitive words to get higher score.
4. Pronunciation: Pronunciation accounts for 25% of the candidates’ score. Pronunciation and accents are not the same. Accent is not judged at all. Pronunciation is based on these things, clarity, speed and intonation.
Tips to get a high score on IELTS speaking part-1
Finally, don’t allow your nerves to get better of you. The test is mainly about you and you should always be confident about yourself.
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