The speaking test is divided into 4 parts and takes about 12 minutes to complete.

Your responses will be recorded and marked by a British Council examiner. Some useful advice includes: 

  • Make sure you understand the question and respond appropriately and fully.
  • Try to explain or expand your answers.
  • Make sure that you speak clearly into the microphone and monitor time carefully.
  • Before test day practise speaking as much as you can - do not worry too much about mistakes - instead, focus on whether your message was successfully communicated.
  • Record yourself speaking: try to improve your vocabulary, pronunciation and reduce your hesitations. 

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