How part 3 of the IELTS speaking test is conducted 

The last part of the IELTS speaking test is known as the discussion. This article will briefly explain how part 3 of the IELTS speaking test is conducted. It will show you how the examiner will lead into part 3 of the IELTS speaking test. It also shows you how they link part 3 to the long turn which you will have just finished.

What the examiner will say – PART 3

Examiner: You’ve been talking about … (part 2 topic) … and I’d like to ask you some more general questions that relate to the topic you just spoke about.

THE EXAMINER WILL THEN ASK QUESTIONS FROM THE PART 3 QUESTION SETS

The examiner has 3 sets of questions to choose from and they should select 2 of these.

There are 3 questions in each set and the examiner will usually ask an additional follow up question for either one or two of the main questions.

N.B. THESE QUESTIONS SHOULD BE RELATED TO THE TOPIC THE CANDIDATE SPOKE ABOUT IN PART 2.

Topics that are often used in part 3 of the IELTS speaking test include the following.

  • Animals
  • Crime
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Poverty
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • The media

The examiner will be very clear that the test is now finishing and will say something similar to the following.

Examiner: Thank you very much. That’s the end of the speaking test …

 

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Damon Bailey

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