IELTS SPEAKING Part 3
IELTS Speaking Part 3 is about your ability to pull together different skills. Here are some points you need to consider:
- Can you connect the words in your speech, i.e. are you aware of the features of connected speech?
- Do you normally use idioms and phrasal verbs where a fluent speaker would?
- Is your vocabulary range good?
- Do you sound natural (this includes good use of intonation, clear pronunciation, word and sentence stress)?
- Do you have original ideas? Are you an expert on the subject?
- Do you organise your ideas well?
- Do you use functional language?
- Are you using a variety of sentences: simple, complex and compound sentences?
- Are you able to evaluate, speculate and justify ideas and opinions?
This speaking section is not about you and your life, like IELTS Speaking Part 1 and Part 2, but more about abstract and general ideas.
What happens in Part 3?
After you have been asked to talk in a bit more detail about a topic in Part 2, the examiner will go on to probe a little more about your ideas on the subject. You will be asked 5-6 questions and it will be around 30 seconds to 1 minute per answer. So you really need to expand your points here and give some examples. Knowing the vocabulary on the topic is also useful so it’s a good idea to do your research on the topic and make a list of useful vocabulary.
You can expect some scripted and some impromptu (made up) questions based on your last answer.
How can I answer Part 3 questions?