The IELTS Speaking Module Part 1

The IELTS Speaking Module

The speaking test is the first module of the IELTS exam, usually done a day or two before the remaining modules if you are taking the paper based (PB) version of the IELTS exam. It will be for 11-14 minutes with few questions varying from general questions to familiar topics.

What is the purpose of the speaking Module of the IELTS Exam?

The purpose of the speaking test is to hear you communicate fluently in standard English-Language. Essentially to also access Your construction of sentences, use of grammar, vocabulary and your ability to express yourself and your ideas will be generally accessed and evaluated.

The speaking module is divided into the three parts as follows;

Speaking Part 1: Introduction and Interview

Here the IELTS examiner will introduce him/herself, ask about your name and verifies your identity by checking your ID. The examiner will ask you three questions bordering on three areas;

  1. Maybe your work or studies
  2. Maybe activities that you like doing during your free time
  3. Maybe your views of public related issue, like transport section

None of the above question will require any prepared answers, or technical approach. The main purpose of the first part of the speaking module, is to get you prepared, warmed and get ready to speak.  

Strategies for passing part 1

  • Get ready to make good impression from this very beginning
  • Maintain eye contact with the examiner and be mindful of your body language
  • Before now, you should practice answering questions about familiar topics (people, places, activities and things)

Part One Practice questions

Record yourself, answering all the questions below; ensure you speak calmly, clearly and correctly. Try to spend about 30 seconds answering each of the questions.

  • What do you like to eat?
  • Do you prefer to cook, order takeaway food or eat at restaurants? If yes, why; if no why not?
  • What types of food are popular in your country?
  • What food have you encountered when traveling that you cannot get at home?

Also answer the followings;

  1. What do you usually do in the morning?
  2. Where do you spend most of your time during the day?
  3. What do you like to do in the evening?
  4. What do you do at the weekend which you would not normally do during the week?

Instruction: Practice the above IELTS part one question samples by recording it and send it to +2349037672796 through WhatsApp for assessment.