口语考试分为三个部分：第一部分、第二部分和第三部分，考试时间为11到14分钟。每次考试都是单独进行的，也就是说，一对一，除非你是为UKVI参加雅思考试，否则绝不会成对或分组进行。 NEVER 为了完成考试，你不需要随身携带任何东西，除了你的大脑。 在第二部分，也被称为“个人长转弯”，你将得到一支铅笔/笔和一些纸，以便写下你的笔记。请注意所有的考试都有记录。别担心，这是为了让考官可以审查一个候选人，如果他们想，也为考官自己被监视，以确保他们做他们的工作正确！！
第一部分 - 自我介绍
4 – 5 Minutes
This is sometimes referred to as “The interview” because the examiner typically asks you questions to find out about you and your likes and dislikes, habits, culture etc. They are known as ‘Familiar’ topics. You should answer each question fully and use extended answers wherever possible. This part is a chance to introduce yourself, use vocabulary that is very common and well-known (My name is…. etc) in order to relax yourself and prepare for the rest of the exam.
Part 2 -The individual long turn
3 – 4 Minutes
In this part you are given a topic card that could be about anything, see the Part 2 examples in the app, and are given 1 minute to make some notes on what you want to say. Make sure that the moment you are given the topic card you start your notes or, if you have a question you ask it immediately. Once the time has started it will not stop. You must then speak for 1 to 2 minutes about the topic shown or until the examiner stops you. It is MUCH better if you can complete the 2 minutes!
Part 3 – The two-way discussion
4 – 5 minutes
This last section of the exam, although still being a question and answer session, can be looked at as more of a discussion between two people. The examiner will ask questions that are related to the topic card in part 2 and ask you for your opinion, thoughts and hypotheses and to identify things. Similarly to Part 1, you should also giving full sentences and extended answers.
You are assessed in four categories; Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource (Vocabulary), Grammatical Range and Accuracy and Pronunciation. Each of these categories are marked between 0 and 9, with 0 being the lowest and 9 being the highest.
Fluency and Coherence
Mainly, this measures whether you hesitate or repeat yourself too much as well as whether what you say is ‘Coherent’, or in a logical order. The more you hesitate and repeat yourself, the lower your mark.
This measures the range of vocabulary you have and whether you can use less common words and idioms. If you use the same kinds of words for all your answers you won’t get a high score in this element.
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
In this part you are measured on the range of grammar you use. So, what this means is; do you use different types of sentence? Are they simple or complex? Are the tenses correct? etc. The more complex sentences you can use (and that are correct) the higher you score will be. That not to say you shouldn’t use some simple sentences too!
This section is measuring how you speak. Examiners are measuring you on the pronunciation of words as well as your emphasis or stress on some words, your intonation, your groupings and your speech rate.