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Dr.Arian Karimi IELTS Speaking : The 1st Step (Getting Started)
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The IELTS Exam
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Dr.Arian Karimi IELTS Speaking : The 2nd Step (Get to Know the Exam)
In fact, there are 3 sections in the IELTS Speaking part:
The first section is an interview during which the examiner asks you very general questions to give you the chance to talk about yourself.
In the second section you are required to talk on a subject for between 1-2 minutes.
In the third and final section the examiner will ask you questions on the topic from section 2.
some notes :
The Speaking test is identical for both the Academic and the General exam.
The Speaking test is recorded.
The test lasts between 11-14 minutes.
You do the test on your own.
During the Section 1 'interview' the examiner will ask you simple 'getting-to-know' you questions.
In the Section 2 'long turn' you are required to speak for between 1-2 minutes on your own. The examiner will give you a card with the instructions for your talk. At the end of your talk the examiner will ask you a question or two about the topic.
You are given 1 minute to prepare what you are going to say and you can make notes.
During the Section 3 'discussion' the examiner will ask you questions on the same topic you talked about in Section 2.
The examiner will not explain the meaning of words or phrases in Section 1 or 2. However, because Section 3 is designed to be a discussion between you and the examiner, you are able to ask for an explanation.
The examiner is not permitted to discuss the test with you.
This part offers a clear explanation of how to view each part of the Speaking exam.
How does the IELTS Speaking exam relate to real-life situations?
The IELTS Speaking test has its own special rhythm and it helps to respect that rhythm. That is, the test gets harder as it goes along and that each part of the test asks you to speak in a different way. One way to think about this is to see how each part of the test reflects a different social occasion. The general idea is that you can use the everyday speaking skills you have in your own language to help you in the exam – it’s not really the case that you need lots of “exam” skills.
Part 1 – small talk
– who are you?
This is the easy part. Small talk is what we do at social occasions to be polite. You meet someone new and you chat to them. The idea is that they want to know a little bit about you to see if you are their sort of person. Say too little is rude, say too much is just boring. It may help to think of the examiner as someone you want to start a relationship with!
Exam tip: Don’t try and do too much. The examiner has lots of questions to ask you here (around 12), and the questions are meant to be simple. The hard questions come later, save your energy for them in part 3.
Preparation tip: Learn to make some eye contact. This is difficult for some candidates. Very nearly 100% of the most confident speakers I know make eye contact and this is one part of the test where you should be confident.
Part 2 – the get together – do you remember the time…?
You get 1 minute’s thinking time and need to speak for 2 minutes .You are now out with a friend, someone you know quite well, and you are talking together about stuff – things from your life. If you were in the UK, this would happen in a pub. You sit together and because you know each other quite well, you don’t need to talk all the time, you sit silently for a bit and then you start telling stories. This cue card is really just asking you to tell a story from your life:
Describe a meal you remember. You should say:
what the different dishes were
and say why you remember that meal.
Exam tip: How do you tell a good story? Some people find this harder than others. Detail is the answer. What detail do you need? As ever with IELTS, the clue is in the question: the cue card tells you what details to use with the who/when/where/what questions. Be smart and use the cue card to help you.
Preparation tip: By all means find some practice cue cards and see what sort of topics you may need to talk about. My best suggestion though is to look through the pictures on your camera roll. What you will see there are the ideas you need to use – people, things and events in your life – you are always talking personally in this part of the test.
Part 3 – the interview – are you good enough?
It seems the hardest part of the IELTS. Unlike part 1, the questions are thinking questions and that means you need to think and speak at the same time – tough. Unlike part 2, you get no thinking time,but the good news is that you’ve had 10 minutes to warm up.
The test format is very similar to a standard interview. Here are some questions to see if you “think on your feet” in English. You should already be prepared because the questions follow the topic of part 2, but this is the one area of the test that you may need to use speaking strategic competence.
Exam tip: As the one who has done lots of oral examining (not IELTS), I can tell you the best strategy is answering the question completely, but surprisingly almost no one do it. Moreover, adding the phrases like “I don’t know” and “I’m not sure” can be the most intelligent way to expand your ideas appropriately.
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Is it wriong to ask the examiner for more explaination of a word which I don’t understand completely?
In order to make the exam fair for everyone the examiner works from a script during Part 1 and 2.
The examiner will repeat the question for you in Part 1 and will try to make the instructions clear in Part 2. However, it is not common for the examiner to explain the meaning of words or expressions. In Part 3, however, the idea is to have more of a free-flowing discussion about the topic and you will be allowed to ask for clarification in this section.
Useful expressions to ask for making the subject more clear:
Sorry, could you repeat that?
Could you say that again?
when you understand, but need the confirmation try the followings:
Are you asking whether …
Do you mean …
Best of Luck with Your Exam