Speaking Phase 1: Introduction and interview

I have introduced you IELTS speaking phase II and phase III earlier and today I will talk about phase I. I know it must be discussed earlier. : )

You know that length of IELTS speaking test is 11-14 minutes which will be recorded in case if you need it to be remarked.

  • phase I is about 4-5 minutes long.
  • the examiner introduces him/herself and checks your identity.
  • examiner asks you general questions on personal/everyday topics for example your family, home, education, work, studies, interests,  hobbies.
  • It then continues as an interview

Skills 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.

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Let’s talk about your home town or village.

• What kind of place is it?
• What’s the most interesting part of your town/village?
• What kind of jobs do the people in your town/village do?
• Would you say it’s a good place to live? (Why?)

Let’s move on to talk about accommodation.

• Tell me about the kind of accommodation you live in?
• How long have you lived there?
• What do you like about living there?
• What sort of accommodation would you most like to live in?


Source: http://www.ielts.org/



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