IELTS SPEAKING Part 3
IELTS Speaking Part 3 provides you with a chance to really show off your ability to speak on a particular subject flexibly, in detail and in depth.
This is where the examiner would like to hear more complex functions such as speculating, evaluating and justifying 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.
You can expect some scripted and some impromptu (made up) questions based on your last answer.
How can I answer Part 3 questions?
There’s no break between any of the speaking parts so you have to stay focused. As said earlier, you will need to give longer and more detailed answers. To help you, you can use this 3-step model (O.R.E) by giving your opinion, reason and example or a 4-step model (O.R.E.C) which is opinion, reason, example and consequence.