IELTS Speaking test is the test most difficult test for non native English speakers. In this IELTS Lesson Series you will learn a step by step plan on how to get a perfect 9 score in IELTS Speaking Module. Know all about the IELTS speaking Exam – Task 1, Task 2 and Task 3. This lesson will give you a deep understanding of this module and prepare you to get a better band in your speaking test. This is the 1st lesson in this IELTS course, stay tuned for more lesson that would give you a good practice to get your desired score in IELTS exam.
Complete Lesson Transcript : –
If there’s one test that I feel the most stressed about is speaking part. Hi everyone, my name is Hridhaan and in today’s lesson we are going to be talking about, IELTS speaking test, yes, you heard it right. Speaking part is one such part where people fumble a lot, people get nervous a lot and people start feel quite, quite under-confident. The moment they enter the room of the examiner. In today’s lesson we’re going to be talking about first, this is part one of speaking test, in this lesson we’re going to be talking about first how to, how to understand the structure and what speaking test is all about and in the second part we’re going to be talking about the tips and tricks of the speaking test. Let’s get started with this one. The first thing that I have for you is, the “duration” of the speaking test. The speaking test basically lasts for 11 to 14 minutes in total, from the moment you enter into the examiner’s room, to the moment you come out of the room, it takes about 11 to 14 minutes. But what we also need to remember is we don’t have to worry about this time duration, it will take whatever time it has to. It is just for the examiners to note that it shouldn’t kind of elevate from 15 minutes in total basically. So just for our basic understanding the total duration of the speaking test is 11 to 14 minutes. Let’s come to the next part, the next part is, “number of parts”. There are a total of three parts on the IELTS exam, part one, part two, part three. In a little while we will understand what is, part one, two and three are all about. But the basic information is, there are how many parts? Three parts in total, absolutely. Let us now start talking about these three parts basically, what each of these three parts are about in detail. The first part is called the introduction part, what is it called? It’s called the introduction part. I will just write it for you here. In the introduction part, you come into the room and the examiners starts to, start to question you about your personal life. Don’t think about the number of time one gets divorced and personal questions, not those kinds of question, basic personal questions, ‘where you are from?’, ‘what do you do?’, ‘what are your hobbies?’, ‘what are your future plans?’… These are the various different kinds of questions that appear on part one of the introduction, part one which is the introduction of the speaking test. In this the examiner basically asks repetitive questions. These questions are about, ‘what your name is?’, I’ll just write it for you here, these questions are most of the times the same they, they are about your name, they are about your family, they are about the job or study that you do or what you study, they are also about your hobbies and finally this question can also be about, about your future aspirations. So these are most of the times repetitive and you must prepare the answers of these questions already before entering the room, not scripted but at least you should know what you’re going to be talking about if the person asks you a question on these basic five pointers, in the introduction part one. Let’s move on to part two. Part two has a lot of names, but let me simplify it to you, it is basically called, “the topic card round”, what is it called? Topic card or “cue card”. So there’s a card, there’s a card, there’s a piece of paper, the examiner gives that piece of paper to you, when that examiner gives that piece of paper, it has one question on it and it has a couple of cues as well, cues means certain points that you have to talk about, you have to keep in mind that those topic, that topic card is basically what that entire speaking test is, speaking part two is about. Basically in that part, you have to speak on that topic for a minimum duration of ‘two minutes’. We need to understand something very important here, why does the examiner or IELTS want us to speak for two minutes? It has a very important purpose, imagine if you are if, if in your mother tongue he wants to, you want to take somebody’s test, do you, do you think that the person speaks better language of the person speaks less of that language or would you have better judgment of Person’s fluency, if the person speaks more, of course you will give more marks to the person, you will think that the person knows language more if the person speaks more and that is what this, this part of speaking test will test. The test wants you as a candidate, candidate to speak as much as possible to make use of as many vocabulary as you have. As, as, as many words that you have, to make use of clear pronunciation and most importantly forgetting all the rules, just being fluent. Because it is not just about grammar, it is also about fluency. Are you able to communicate your ideas? This is what part two basically checks on the IELTS test. Please make sure that you speak for a minimum of two minutes before, in the IELTS speaking part two. A lot of people say, I do not have the watch, so how do I get to know if two minutes are over? Don’t worry about it, continue speaking, there is gonna be a stopwatch, if the watch is visible, well, anyway it’s gonna be visible, but if it’s not visible, the examiner and if you’ve spoken enough, the examiner will stop you automatically. And if the examiner stops you automatically, that is a good sign, that means you have spoken enough to the standards of the examiner and IELTS and they want to continue the conversation, the interview by asking you a couple of more questions. One very important thing that we need to remember is it, is not a UPSC or any competitive exam, it is an exam that tests, not your general knowledge, but your knowledge of English language, especially speaking. It is nothing about your content knowledge or knowledge of a particular subject, it is about can you speak English? And if you can speak English fluently, without any fears and confidence, you automatically get a better band on the exam, so make sure that you keep in mind that, rules are not everything, above rule, come fluency, so make sure that you keep that in mind. So part two is about topic card, you get a topic for the, for this you have to speak for a minimum duration of two minutes. Another thing, very important thing that you have to keep in mind is, you get preparation time in topic cards round. The preparation time, prep time is one minute. Please make sure that he utilized this one minute basically to prepare better for the IELTS speaking part two. A lot of people right, start writing a script, but look at it, look at it this way, can you write a complete script in, in just one minute, for something that you have to speak on for two minutes? Nobody can, unless you are a Chetty or a robot from any other film. So make sure, that you utilize this time and write just the key words that you want to speak about, talk about. So make sure that you, you’d that you do that correctly. Let’s move on to part three, part three is called the “discussion round”, what is it called? It is called the discussion round. In part three, the examiner asks you one, two or three questions that are related to part one. For example, if in part one the topic was ‘traffic jam’ so the person, the examiner will ask you questions that are related to part two, that are related to the topic, that are related to traffic jam, so you do not have to worry about basically what will come in that because at least you know the context, if the context is traffic jam, the person will ask you questions related to traffic jam only. Another very important thing that we can keep in mind here is, again, my content knowledge is not checked, if you do not know the answer, just say I do not know the answer. Although there is language exponents and components that are used in that. So we’ll have a lesson on that as well for you to understand how to answer questions like that. But important pointer hear is, in part three discussion round, you have to speak again as much as possible, it’s not content knowledge, but it’s about speaking whatever you know about it, basically having a one-to-one conversation. For example, is this lesson scripted that I’m teaching? It is not scripted, I’m just talking about the basic ideas, my understanding of a particular subject and that is what you have to do as well, you have to talk about your basic understanding of that particular subject whatever you know and those questions are quite personalized as well, it’s not about, it’s not about, what are the traffic rules in in the UK? It’s not about that, it is about what is your opinion of the traffic jams that are, that are growing on roads these days, so these are personalized questions, all you have to do is, speak from your experience. Let’s recapitulate what we did in this lesson, the duration of speaking test is 11 to 14 minutes, number of parts are three, part one is about introduction, you will be asked questions on these pointers, most of the times people are asked questions on these pointers, you can prepare your answers accordingly, in part two, it is called topic card, you will be given a topic, you will have one minute to prepare and you will have two minutes to speak on that topic, and finally in part three, it is called the discussion round, in this discussion round you will have, you will have a one-to-one discussion with the examiner, you will get into a conversation and you will ask and answer questions. This was all about IELTS speaking part 1, 2 & 3. In the next lesson we are going to be talking about certain very important tips that I have for you, which will help you get better at your IELTS speaking part 1, 2 & 3 test. Thank you very much for being with me in this video and I hope you enjoyed the lesson. In case you have any questions, please comment down below in the in the comment section and I will cater to that. God bless and may all your dreams come true.