IELTS Speaking is an interactive discussion and interview of candidate with the examiner.
Areas of Assessment
Each worth 25 % for IELTS speaking.
- Fluency and Coherence– flow of language and connection of ideas.
- Pronunciation – way in which language is spoken.
- Lexical Resource – uses a wide range of vocabulary with very natural control.
- Grammatical Range and Accuracy – flexibility and accuracy with very rare minor errors.
IELTS Speaking Parts
There are 3 parts.
Part 1 – Introduction and Interview
- Time Allowed – 4 to 5 minutes.
- Confirm your identity in this part.
- General questions on familiar topics will be asked, e.g. hobbies, interests, relations and studies.
- What do you do ? (I am an accountant.)
- What does your job involve? (I handle financial data of a multinational company in Lahore.)
- Do you enjoy your job? (Most of the times. Its very challenging to handle and manage data but I always wanted to interact with people and to know about them.)
Part 2 – Individual long turn (Monologue)
- Time allowed – 3 to 4 minutes.
- Your talk will be about a topic given you on a task card.
- Preparation time will be 1 minute.
- Talk for 1-2 minutes on the given topic.
- Examiner may ask questions on the topic.
Describe the member of your family who is the most successful.You should ask
- Who this person is
- How often you see each other.
- What this person does.
I think that the person who is the most successful in my family would be my father. I think also that the answer to the question ‘Who is the most successful person in your family?’ basically depends on what you think ‘success’ means, so, my answer is in the context of working life, rather than personal life. And that’s why I’ve chosen my dad. He has a job that is rewarding. He feels like he’s accomplishing something, that is obviously personally and professionally satisfying, but he also feels like he’s contributing to society in a positive way, which is a quality that a lot of jobs these days seem to lack and is something that I gauge success on.
It’s a bit hard to explain exactly what he does, but basically he works for a charitable organisation that runs retirement homes for old people, especially old people who haven’t got much money. It’s a management job, but working in a context which is really worthwhile.
His success is due to a lot of different things basically … finding the right job for him, one that suited him and his personality as well as his qualifications, and the goals that he wants to reach in his working life. But he’s also just worked hard over a lot of years, which means that it’s more likely that he’ll be successful, I guess, if success comes from hard work, which it often does.
I see my dad very regularly, about once a week. We often eat breakfast together before we go to our respective workplaces, so, yes, I think that I’d have to say he was the most successful because he enjoys what he does, as well as making a decent living out of it and I admire that in him. I think that in a work context this is what success means.
Part 3 – Discussion (Explanation & Expansion of Part 2)
- Time allowed – 4 to 5 minutes.
- Ideologies and philosophies will be checked in this part by asking wide range of questions.
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