- IELTS Speaking
Part 3 follows on immediately after Part 2.
In Part 3, you and the examiner discuss issues related to the topic in Part 2 in a more general and abstract way and, where appropriate, in greater depth.
First in Task 3, the examiner will ask you to discuss in more depth some aspects of your topic from Task 2. As usual in the Speaking Test, the examiner has a standard script. The examiner will say:
Thank you. Can I have the topic card, the pencil and the piece of paper back, please? Thank you.
In space [ A ], the examiner will say the topic from Part 2, and in space [ B ] the examiner will give you a more general but related topic. For example, if the topic from Part 2 was your favourite films, then in space [B] the examiner could say entertainment and leisure.
Part 3 lasts 4–5 minutes.
This part tests your ability to explain your opinions and to analyse, discuss and speculate about issues.