The Speaking Module takes between 11 and 14 minutes and consists of an oral interview between the candidate and an examiner. All interviews are recorded on audio recording.

About the Speaking Test

In Part 1 candidates answer general questions about themselves, their homes / families, their jobs / studies, their interests, and a range of familiar topic areas. This part lasts between four and five minutes.

In Part 2 the candidate is given a verbal prompt on a card and is asked to talk on a particular topic. The candidate has one minute to prepare before speaking at length, for between one and two minutes. The examiner then asks one or two rounding-off questions.

In Part 3 the examiner and candidate engage in a discussion of more abstract issues and concepts which are thematically linked to the topic prompt in Part 2. The discussion lasts between four and five minutes.


How the Speaking Test is marked

Click on the links to access the Online Practice Tests,

Speaking :  Practice 1    Practice 2     Practice 3

(Further instructions will be provided during the course)

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