01. Introduction to IELTS
02. IELTS Reading
03. IELTS Writing
04. IELTS Listening
05. IELTS Speaking
06. Test-taking strategies
07. Practice tests and feedback
08. Final review and exam day preparation
09. Exam day
Final Exams

Mock Exam 1 – IELTS Academic -Speaking 1


The Speaking section of the IELTS Academic is composed of 3 parts:

Ex 1 – Introduction & Interview: The examiner asks you questions about general subjects (family, work or studies, hobbies, interests) for 4 to 5 minutes.

Ex 2 – Individual Long Turn: The examiner gives you a card asking to speak about a specific subject and to include certain specific points. You have 1 minute to prepare a 2-minute speech.

Ex 3 – Two-way Discussion: You discuss with the examiner some general, abstract problems, linked to the subject of Ex 2 for 4 to 5 minutes.

The Speaking section of the IELTS Academic evaluates your oral comprehension and your coherence, fluidity, vocabulary, and pronunciation.



[This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself and checking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.] this interview feels more like informal conversation with 5 questions …    


Interviewee: I studied Japanese language at the University of Cambridge. So, I spent most of my time revising the thousands of characters, called Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji--those are the characters that are borrowed from the chinese language. What else? Oh yes, a lot of grammar classes as well, some speaking classes … and I think we spent a large portion of our time studying Japanese culture, because it is in fact very different from Western cultures and it is important to learn Japanese culture to be able to blend when talking with natives. There were a lot of lovely Japanese restaurants in Cambridge, and sometimes we would all go out to eat together and try to communicate with the chefs and the wait staff. They loved it and it was really good practice for us!