Speaking Phase 3: Two-way discussion

I have discussed in detail about the speaking test as a whole, speaking assessment criteria as well as part 2 that is individual long turn. Today let us know something about Part 3 which is a two way discussion.

In this last phase the examiner will ask you questions related to the topic in part 2. These questions are in more depth and in general and abstract way.This is an opportunity for you to express yourself fully. You have 4 to 5 minutes to develop and raise your ideas.

Skills Tested:

This part tests your ability to explain your opinions and to analyse, discuss and speculate about the given issues.

Example Question

Let’s consider first of all how people’s values have changed.

• What kind of things give status to people in your country?
• Have things changed since your parents’ time?

Finally, let’s talk about the role of advertising.

• Do you think advertising influences what people buy?

Example Answer

 To win the match start your preparation now.

  • Start living in English. Eat, drink, sleep and think in English. Talk to other candidates in
    English while you are waiting for your turn.
  • Most people are nervous in the Speaking test, and the examiner understands
    this. If you have an attack of nerves, pause and say, “I’m sorry, I’m very nervous.
    Can you give me a second?” Then take a deep breath and carry on.
  • Don’t learn your answers by heart. The examiner will spot this and will give zero
    marks for prepared answers.
  • Don’t get too stressed about getting everything absolutely correct. Everyone
    makes mistakes – including native speakers.

    Source: http://www.ielts.org/



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