IELTS Speaking: How can I get 9 in IELTS Speaking

IELTS(Internation English Language Testing System) is a leading English language proficiency test for higher education, university admissions, employment and global migration which is managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.

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IELTS Exam has 4 modules:

1- IELTS Listening

2- IELTS Speaking

3- IELTS Reading

4- IELTS Writing

IELTS Listening & Speaking exam is mainly the same for both academic & general training modules.

While for IELTS reading & writing, Pattern is different.

IELTS Speaking exam is an interview-style assessment where the candidate is asked several questions about their personal lives.

In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about IELTS speaking exam & how you can score a better score.

IELTS Speaking Sections:

Speaking test is of approx. 11 to 15 minutes & is divided into 3 parts:

Part One:
– General Introduction in which the candidate is asked questions verbally about your life.

Part Two:

  • You are asked to speak on a topic which is called “long turn”. Basically, a topic is given to you in written form, test-taker can make notes before speaking.

Part Three:

  • This Part involves discussion in which test-taker will be asked several questions which allows you to explore the same topic in more detail.

IELTS Speaking Exam Essential Improvement Test Tips:

1- Repetition of Sentences

If you cram the sentences, you’ll definitely make this mistake


Listen to English songs, Web Series, Movies, Audiobooks with lyrics, subtitles which will give you a few more words & thoughts.

Think about anything around you and start speaking about it. 

2- Pauses in speaking

Don’t create a Pause longer than 3 seconds. Learn how to use connectors.

Instead of um, aa use connectors like I think, Such as, so that, because, while etc.

3- Qualitative words

By Qualitative words, I meant good words that you know exactly when to use.

4- What Cue card demands

Like Favourite Dress colour, favourite food. Make a list of keywords that often in the cue cards & practice card every day.

5- Try to make a story

 When you don’t know much about the topic, try to make a story. But not personal stories and cook up a story Like last summer you went to a place and certain things happened.

6- Speaking is a self-confidence

Your hesitation can kill your chances of getting 7+ band score. How to gain confidence?

Read it aloud!

Providing Special Communication class once in a week and get your skills assessed by us for at least 45 minutes of your speaking. 

IELTS Speaking Topics- Part 1


Giving Gifts







Keeping in Contact


Cold Weather



Musical Instruments



Your Country 





Free Time 

Your Favourite Place




Daily Routine

School Days










Your Home



Text Messages

Older People

IELTS Speaking Topics- Part 2


New Experiences

A Journey

Helping Other People




Childhood Friends


Ideas at Work


Electronic Devices

A Family Member

Keeping Fit and Healthy



A Celebrity

A Friend


Historic Places

A Hobby

Bodies of Water


A Teacher


A Memorable Event

Something You Own

An Interesting Story

A Special Event

A Popular Teacher

A TV Programme

A Time You Helped Someone




Historical Buildings

A Song

Celebrity Culture

A Surprise

Schools Subject


A Disagreement

A Short Trip

Something You Would Like To Buy

IELTS Speaking Topics- Part 3

Learning New Things


Community Service


Producing Food

International Meetings

Influence of Friends

National Celebrations

Ideas and Education

Sporting Competitions

Technology at Home

Genetic Research

Health and Modern Lifestyles

Games and Competition

Choices in Everyday Life




Teaching of History

Leisure Time

Water-Based Leisure Activities

The Internet 





Family Celebrations


Healthy Food 


Helping Other People

Being Polite



Art Classes






Q- How long is the speaking IELTS test?

IELTS Speaking test is 11-14 minutes long and is divided into three parts. Candidate needs to answer questions about themselves and their family. Although it’s same for both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests.

Q-Is IELTS Speaking test easy?

IELTS Speaking test is not an academic test. Sometimes people treat it like an intelligence test and forget to use the right words.

Q-How many questions are there in IELTS Speaking?

IELTS Speaking test takes 11-14 minutes and consists of an interview with the examiner. Examiner asks several questions to the candidate about their life, general topics.

Q- Can I use slang in IELTS Speaking?

In the IELTS Speaking test, the candidate is supposed to represent normal conversation between 2 people and you shouldn’t use overly formal language. Use of Slangs won’t be appropriate. So, speak pain spoken English.

Q- Does accent matter in IELTS?

In the IELTS Speaking test, You don’t need a British accent, American accent, Australian accent. Just need listening capabilities, skill of using the right words.


Q- Why is IELTS Speaking recorded?

IELTS Speaking test is a formal interview not like any normal conversation. Whole test is recorded and is used to assess the examiner, not the candidate.

Q- How can I be confident in IELTS Speaking? 

Read it aloud and practice speaking. That’s the only way.

Q- What should be avoided in the IELTS Speaking test?

Silence. Different cultures have different attitudes to silence, but for English speakers, the attitude is one of near-zero tolerance.

Memorised answers. 

Answering the wrong question.

Saying ‘I don’t understand’ …

Saying too much or too little.

Poor pronunciation.

Not using the right words


Q- What are the common topics in IELTS Speaking?

  • 8 Most Common Topics IELTS Speaking Part 2. In the IELTS™ speaking test session, you are asked to explain something common and global. …
  • People. On this topic, you can talk about an older person you admire. …
  • Places. …
  • Experience. …
  • Feeling. …
  • Habits. …
  • Preferences (Preferences) …
  • Objects.

Q- Can I retake IELTS Speaking only?

No, it is not possible to retake individual IELTS Speaking test. Unfortunately, you will have to retake all four sections of the exam.

Q- What should I wear to IELTS Speaking interview?

  • For women, remember to stick with comfortable shoes not high heels. For men, no need for a necktie, Formal button-up shirt will make you look relaced while appearing professional.

Q- What is the average score in the IELTS speaking exam?

 Score will be from 0 to 9 for each part of the IELTS test, listening, reading, writing, speaking. You can score whole 5.0,6.0,7.0 or half( 5.5,6.5,7.5) bands in each part of the test.

Consider an Online IELTS preparation course. 

O2 masters usually provide individual classes for both Academic and General Training. The main goal of O2 masters is to make a candidate enjoy learning and improve day by day.

I hope we’ve answered all your queries, if any doubt, share it in the comment section below.

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