Hi, there. My name is Emma, and in today's lesson, we will be looking at how to do well on the speaking part of the IELTS.
The speaking part of the IELTS is divided up into three sections.
Today, we're just going to be looking at section No. 1.
First of all, I will explain how to do well -- oh, sorry. First, I'll explain what happens in Part 1 of the IELTS.
And from there, we'll look at some things you should do to do well and some things you shouldn't do.
Let's get started.
What happens in Part 1 of the IELTS?
Well, first of all, the speaking Part 1 of the IELTS is for both those taking the General IELTS exam and the Academic.
Whether you're taking the Academic or the General IELTS, it's the same test with the same questions.
It lasts between four to five minutes.
It's made up of first an introduction. The examiner is going to introduce himself or herself. Then, you will introduce yourself. For example, "Hi. My name is Emma. Nice to meet you."
There's an introduction. And then, the examiner is going to ask you some questions about yourself.
These questions aren't that difficult. Usually, they're about where you're from. For example what city you were born in, where you grew up.
They might be about work. They might be about what you study, about your friends, about your hobbies, food, sports, and another thing I don't have up here, family. Family is also common on this part of the IELTS.
Usually, the examiner, after introducing himself or herself, they will talk to you about two of these topics.
Now, the way they mark this part of the IELTS is they're looking specifically for pronunciation. Can they understand what you're saying? Do you pronounce things well?
They're going to be looking at fluency. What's "fluency"? Well, do you go, "Uh, um, uh, uh" a lot during the test? Or do you speak very clearly, in a very nice rhythmic way?
Do you use organizers or transitions? "First of all, secondly, finally." Do you use words like this? "Another reason."
Or do you have problems speaking at a normal rate? They look at that in fluency.