IELTS speaking is a component of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, which assesses the proficiency of non-native speakers in the English language. The speaking section of the IELTS exam measures an individual’s ability to communicate effectively in spoken English.

The speaking section consists of a face-to-face interview between the candidate and an examiner, which is divided into three parts and lasts for approximately 11-14 minutes.

In Part 1, the examiner asks the candidate general questions about themselves, their background, interests, and daily life.

In Part 2, the candidate is given a task card with a topic and prompts, and they have one minute to prepare and then speak for up to two minutes on the topic.

In Part 3, the examiner asks the candidate follow-up questions related to the topic in Part 2, and the discussion focuses on more abstract and complex issues.

The IELTS speaking test assesses a candidate’s ability to speak fluently and coherently, use appropriate grammar and vocabulary, and express opinions and ideas clearly and logically. The examiner assesses the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a range of situations and contexts, from everyday conversation to academic or professional settings.