IELTS Speaking overview


Analysing IELTS Speaking exam videos worksheets

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IELTS Speaking overview

Share everything you know about IELTS Speaking, then use the suggested topics below to extend your discussion


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Suggested topics

  • How many examiners and candidates in one test
  • Entering the examination room
  • ID
  • Names
  • Speaking Part One
  • Speaking Part Two
  • Speaking Part Three
  • Timings
  • Topics
  • Kinds of question/ Types of question
  • Task sheets/ Written questions
  • Length of answers
  • Silence/ Thinking time/ Preparing your answers
  • Changing topic
  • Ending answers
  • Links between the different parts/ Similarities between the different parts
  • Differences between the three parts
  • What you can do if you are not sure about something
  • Examiner’s reactions to what you say
  • How your performance is marked/ graded
  • Good tactics
  • Good language
  • Good ways to prepare

Make notes on the topics above as you watch a candidate taking a complete mock IELTS Speaking test, then compare what extra information you found out (including anything you changed your mind about since your previous discussion). Your teacher will tell you if you can use the form below to help you make notes. 

Did the video that you watched include these things?

  • Yes No questions/ Closed questions
  • Difficult questions (questions about hypothetical situations/ imaginary situations, questions about things that the candidate doesn’t remember well, etc)
  • The candidate not understanding a question
  • The candidate still not understanding a question after it is repeated
  • The candidate not being able to answer straightaway (wanting to check something first, needing thinking time, etc)
  • The examiner interrupting the candidate

What would you do in each case?


Before Speaking Part One

Entering the room



Names and ID





Speaking Part One

Starting Part One








Kinds of questions



Follow-up questions



Changing topic



Ending Part One



Speaking Part Two











Task sheet, paper and pencil








Changing sub topic



Ending the presentation




Kinds of questions



Speaking Part Three

Starting Part Three








Kinds of questions



Follow-up questions




Changing (sub-)topics



Ending Part Three



General/ Through the exam

Length of answers







Silence/ Thinking time


Other difficulties/ challenges


Examiner’s reactions



How you can perform well/ show your level



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