This video is designed for anyone who want to achieve a score of 7.0 -9.0 or higher in the Speaking and Listening modules on the Academic IELTS exam. The majority of candidates aim to get at least 6. 5 in order to study at university, to apply for a visa or to have proof of a good level of English. This video aims to develop your speaking and listening skills up to and beyond this level.
In Part 1 of the Speaking test, the examiner asks you some general questions about your personal situation. These may include questions about your occupation (or the way you spend your time if you don’t have an occupation). It’s a good idea to prepare some ideas for speaking about this. What can you say that is interesting or unexpected? Can you give some opinions as well as the basic information?
In Part 1 of the Speaking test, the examiner may ask questions about your free-time activities and entertainment interests. Questions of this type may begin the interview, or they may follow on from other questions, for example questions about your occupation or the place where you live. It’s a good idea to prepare some ideas for speaking about these things and the other typical Part 1 topics which you will meet later in this book
Part 1 – Introduction and interview
In this part, the examiner introduces him/herself and checks your identity. Then the examiner asks you general questions on some familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies or interests.
Part 1 is 4–5 minutes long.
What skills are tested?
This part tests your ability to give opinions and information on everyday topics and common experiences or situations by answering a range of questions.