SPEAKING

The Speaking test takes between 11 and 14 minutes and consists of an interview between the test taker and a trained and certified examiner. 

 

The speaking consists of three parts:

Part 1

Candidates answer general questions about themselves and about a range of familiar topics, such as their home, family, work, studies and interests. This usually takes 4 to 5 minutes.

Part 2

Test takers are given a card which asks them to talk about a particular topic. They have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to 2 minutes. The examiner may later ask a few questions on the same topic to conclude this part of the test.This part takes 3 to 4 minutes.

Part 3

 

Test takers are asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions give the test taker an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas. This takes 4 to 5 minutes

 

How The Speaking Test Is Assessed

 

Examiners use a set of very detailed criteria for these areas. Markers consider 4 criteria- Fluency and coherence, Grammertical range and accuracy, lexical resource and pronounciation.

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