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Test takers take Listening, Reading and Writing sections for IELTS on a single day. IELTS Speaking test always occurs either before or after these sections. For IELTS Speaking section, the test taker gets a time limit of 11-14 minutes. Within this fixed period of time, one has to think and speak to the interviewer.
IELTS Speaking section requires a complete package of vocabulary, skills, and experience in speaking English. For scoring a higher band like 7, test takers need constant practice. Many perform poorly in this section out of nervousness.
Compared to other sections in IELTS, speaking section has been allotted with the least time limit. IELTS speaking section is divided into 3 tasks. In Task 1, test taker has to give a general introduction around home, education, and work to the examiner. For Task 2, test taker has to draw a card for choosing a topic to talk about. After choosing a card, the test taker has to talk on a topic for 4-5minutes. In Task 3, examiner discusses Task 2 with the test taker.
As there is a stringent time frame, test taker has to make a proper plan before speaking. Every minute counts in IELTS speaking section. Examiner marks test takers on basis of four criteria
Each criterion carries 25% of total marks. Within 11-14 minutes, test takers get a minimum time to prepare. Without absolute confidence, it is not worthy to appear for IELTS.
Next issue that appears for each examiner is related to accent. This exam is taken by those who want to study or migrate to English speaking nations. Examiner beforehand knows about language ability of test taker. It is advisable not to pretend any accent to impress test takers. Similarly, test takers focus wisely on learning vocabulary and its usage.
In IELTS speaking section, test takers get nervous about the exam pattern. If you don’t understand the question then ask the examiner to repeat it. Even if you make a mistake try not to panic-stricken for the rest of exam.
In IELTS speaking, test takers usually score a mid-range band like 5 or 5.5. With a little push, test takers can easily score good marks. With a regular habit of speaking in front of a mirror, test-taker overcomes fear for the interview session. It is advisable to answer any question calmly to make the examiner understood properly.
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