Same Test. Same Examiners. Same Experience.
How does the video-call speaking test work?
The Test takers will take their Speaking test via a video call by an IELTS Speaking examiner, enabling a real-life, real-time, two-way interaction. The Video-call Speaking test will be exactly the same as the in-person Speaking test in terms of content, scoring, timing, question format and security arrangements. You will be able to see your examiners face, hear them speak, and have a live conversation with them, asyou would in-person.
On the test day
- Plan to arrive at your test centre at least 30 minutes before your test and bring your valid Identification Document (ID) you registered with.
- A member of the staff will guide you to your Speaking test room and verify your identity.
- You will be taken into the test room and logged into the computer by a member of staff.
- You will also be required to wear a headset
- You can expect crystal clear sound, secure fast connections and real-life conversation.
During the test
- Speak clearly all the time.
- Tell the Examiner if you can’t hear and they can repeat themselves.
- Do not touch anything on the table unless asked to do so by the Examiner.
- Avoid touching your face, mouth or any stationery items during the test as this may affect the sound quality.
- The topic for Part 2 of the test will appear on your screen and you can make notes.
- The Examiner will tell you when the test is finished, and the connection will end.
- The invigilators will be there in case you need any help.