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: Currently, my job is … working for an energy supplier in the United Kingdom. It’s your average 9-5 Monday through Friday office job, but I’m really happy to have found something full time. I’m working in the marketing department, and so I am helping develop the company’s social media portfolio. So I spend my time creating ads to post on Facebook, or I try to interact with our customers on Twitter. Sometimes, I get asked to take pictures or assist the photographer during photo shoots, which is pretty nice. I like getting to do several different things at my job, it makes going into work a pleasure, instead of torture.