I failed to speak more than 1.5 min on part 2. Will it affect my band score?

by Harry

Hi...

I failed to speak more than 1.5 min on part 2. will it affect my band score? Rest was quite normal.

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Nov 01, 2015
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Not speaking for 2 minutes
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Harry,

It's not really possible to answer how band scores might have been affected without hearing your whole test.

There is no specific band reduction for not speaking for 2 minutes.

There are lots of different criteria you are graded on so the the examiner will take account of many things throughout the whole test and decide the band score based on that.

So I wouldn't worry about it. If you did well throughout the test it may not be an issue.

Good luck

Nov 05, 2015
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Don't worry
by: Anonymous

Hi buddy,
Just so you know, it doesn't matter if you are unable to speak for 2 minutes exactly in the second part of the speaking test. I found myself in the same situation but anyhow achieved a perfect 8. If you speak fluently and don't take unnecessary pauses, you are most probably going to score an 8 or even 9.

Dec 03, 2015
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It happened to me too
by: Camila

The same thing happened to my. My topic was to describe a situation where I had to wait for something, so I started talking about waiting for the speaking test (because I arrived early). I finished pretty quickly and the examiner signalled me to keep on talking but I couldn't come up with anything more. I think that was a hard question, so I am posting so you can practice what you would answer.

Overall, I was very fluent and I think I spoke good, but I am worried about my result..

Dec 12, 2015
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bad day
by: Anonymous

Please Camilia, This same happened to. me as well, so update me about your results, I took the exam yesterday

Dec 17, 2015
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Gone off the topic...
by: Ahsan

I was fluent, didn't stopped talking.My grammer was correct I spoke with an american accent..does it matter if your answer to the question is wrong?

I asked her to repeat the question and she did but then again i got off the topic or my answer was not justifying her question.

Dec 21, 2015
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upload your results plz
by: Swetang Patel

The same thing happened with me so please upload ur results so that i can calm my self!

Jan 04, 2016
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Advice
by: Anonymous

Hi mate,

I consider that the confusion which happens during thinking about the question does not make any difference as long as you can show the examiner how fluent you are

And i would mention an important note - you can make up stories as it is not essential to be honest if you look for a high band.


Jan 09, 2016
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I got 6 bands
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem. In the exam, I spoke on cue card for 45 seconds and very slowly after that i stopped. Examiner asked me to speak up more but my fluency and grammar was good. So i got 6 bands

May 29, 2016
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Help
by: Anonymous

Hello, in my speaking test I have done good in part 1 & 3 but in my cue card I spoke in past and she has asked me in present then what will happen how many bands she will give. Plz help me

May 31, 2016
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Help
by: IELTS buddy

It's not possible to predict your band score. You are marked for your performance over the whole speaking test, not just part 2.

Sep 19, 2016
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ielts test
by: Anonymous

I overall score got 4.5. Because of speaking test. I am getting confused in speaking part. That's why I just got 3.5 in speaking part. That's very shameful :(

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I didn't do well in the speaking test - Can I still get a band 5?

by Tim

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately I didn't do parts 2 and 3 well. I answered all the questions in part one but spoke for one minute in part 2 and could answer only 3 questions out of 6 in part 3.

Can I hope for 5?

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Mar 20, 2015
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Getting a 5
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

It is really not possible to predict what score you may get, but yes it is still possible to get a 5 based on what you have said.

It really depends how well you did with the questions you did answer and how you did in the minute you spoke for in Part 2.

You'll really just have to wait and see.

Good luck

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Will finishing before the two minutes in part 2 of the speaking test affect my score?

by Stavros

On the second part of my IELTS speaking test, i finished before she told me to stop. i have spent around 1.30 seconds.

Until then my speech was fluent. She asked me to continue but finally after two sentences she told me to stop, no extra time.

The fact that i finished before the two minutes will affect a lot my grade?

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Nov 02, 2014
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Finishing before the two minutes
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Stavros,

It is really difficult to tell someone if something like that would affect the overall final score.

You are graded on a lot of things and your performance throughout the whole test.

However, you say you spoke for 1.30 minutes and then when you were asked to speak you carried on till the time was up. So that is 2 minutes so it is not likely it would really impact on your score.

Nov 14, 2014
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Ambiguity about your speaking
by: Dr.Prabhakar Reddy

If you have answered your part 2 in speaking coherently, naturally, fluently without any fumbling and if your grammar is accurate, I don't find any reason why you would be degraded though had run out of your steam before the scheduled time of 2 mins. Have no worry. Feel positive. You will succeed.

Jan 12, 2016
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Part 2 was completed before 2 min by me
by: Anonymous

Same problem ..i spoke for less than 2 mins ..rest of the prompts were covered by me... actually i speak with fluency and speed but with accurate grammar...due to good speed of speaking..i really didn't realise that my 2 mins were not done yet...is there any problem..will it affect my bands badly.

The rest, the examiner was happy with my part 1 and part 3.

Jan 12, 2016
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Less than 2 mins
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

I can only really refer you back to the comments I left Stavros.

It's really not possible to say anything about your score.

As an example, if someone spoke excellently for 1.5 minutes, but someone spoke for the full 2 mins but very badly, the first person's part 2 is likely to get viewed more positively. But the rest of the test needs to be taken into account anyway.

The point is you are marked on many criteria over the whole test so it is not possible to know the impacts, if there even is an impact, of one thing in one part of the test.

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I didn't speak at all in part 2 in speaking

by barnawi

I didn't speak at all in part 2 in speaking. How bad can that effect my score?

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Sep 20, 2015
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Speaking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

It will affect your score as that is a whole section that you did not speak for.

However, it is not possible to know in what way as we have no idea how you did in the rest of the test.

If you did very well in the rest of the test, it will push your score up, but if you did badly in all the test, it will push your score down.

So I am afraid it is impossible to answer your question and you will have to wait for your result.

Good luck

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Did I speak enough in IELTS Speaking Part 2?

by anarov orkhan

Hello

I had a speaking exam 3rd july. I want to know what if I failed to speak more in 2nd part.

He asked me to speak about a thing that I want to buy in the future. I told him just about a red Ferrari because its my childhood dream. I collected its pics from chewing gums. I prefer it because of speed and comfort.

I just don't know what to say more and talk around all these stuffs. There was a silence approximately 3-5 seconds. Then he asked me questions from 3rd part.

I just wonder what do u think?

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Jul 05, 2015
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by: IELTS buddy

Hi Anarov,

It's really not possible to know if it was enough or not.

There is not a fixed point in time whereby your score will get reduced. You are graded on your performance in various aspects over the whole test so it's not really possible to know if anything you did in that one part affected your score.

If what you did say was spoken well, but then you were sightly short it is not likely to impact on your score negatively.

If he went onto part 3 it may be that you were nearly at the end of your part 2 time anyway.

You really just need to wait for your result.

Good luck

Jul 19, 2015
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will it effect on band score
by: manu

I just gave my speaking on 17 July my first and 2nd part was good but last was not soo good.I gave all answer but not properly will it effect on my bands.examinar write 6 after my passport no.what does it mean?

Jul 19, 2015
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IELTS Speaking
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

It is not possible to know how you did in your test without hearing it, which obviously I can't do.

I have no idea why your examiner wrote 6, but they will not let you see your band score. There could have been another reason for it, such as writing down the timing in the test.

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My IELTS Speaking Test Experience

by mazhar bilal
(islamabad, pakistan)

British Council IELTS: Speaking issue!

Hope all of you are fine.
I appeared in speaking test today.

The first section (short run) goes well.

Then comes the second section (long turn) and I am really disappointed from my performance. I speak only 1 min. and then stopped.

My mind was all blank and I think examiner was expecting me to speak more. However, I think the topic assigned to me was a bit difficult:

"what positive thing u have learned from your family member?"

Will stopping while speaking be penalised or not.

The third section (cross questioning) also goes well.

Regards.

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Oct 22, 2012
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suggestion!!
by: Jahanzaib

I'm going to give my Speaking exam on 1st of November. Any suggestion for me?

And your topic was a bit difficult one, really hard to describe, but any way wish you good luck. hopefully you will get good band.

"was the examiner Gora or Desi"
I have also exam in Islamabad.

Sep 25, 2014
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Will stopping while speaking be penalised or not
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

It is impossible to know whether your issue of stopping affected your score without hearing your whole test and knowing how long you really spoke for.

You should try to speak for the full 2 minutes. However, if you did very well in the other two parts of the test it may not really affect it.

Your performance over the whole test is graded, so it is not really that you do one thing and then your score suddenly drops. It is not as simple as that.

Thanks

Sep 04, 2015
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interviewer cut off answer
by: Anonymous

hi there,

i just settled my IELTS examination recently, but i'm too curious and worried with my speaking part.

The interviewer asked rapid questions and somehow my point was cut off by him/her in the middle, where i think i don't have enough time to complete my sentence.

Is it ok, or how they evaluate actually? Can i get best score for my speaking part?

Sep 07, 2015
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interviewer cut off answer
by: IELTS buddy

I think you are worrying too much.

If the examiner cut you off then they will just have wanted to move onto the next question.

Some candidates don't say enough, but if you were getting cut off you must have been saying plenty.

It's really impossible to give any comment on your score or evaluation though or to know if they way you spoke was having any impact on this.

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can I get an IELTS band 6? I only spoke for 1 minute in part 2.

by Sumit

Hi,

Will it be easy for me to get 6 bands in speaking?
I do part 1 and part 2 pretty well but I only speak for about 1 min in part 2
I make few grammatical errors.

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Jun 16, 2014
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Speaking for one minute in IELTS Speaking Part 2
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

Nobody can predict what score you will get, but speaking for less than two minutes in part 2 doesn't automatically mean you can't get a band 6.

You are assessed on your performance across the whole speaking test. It will depend on lots of things, so you'll just have to wait for your score and see.

Good luck

Jul 09, 2014
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Spolen
by: MD>OHIDUZZAMAN

i have completed IELTS but i can not get good score for speaking. what should i do..

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Is my IELTS speaking band 6 because I could not speak for 2 minutes?

by Rajesh

Hi,

I have given IELTS academic test 2 times and have scored 6 and 6.5 in my speaking.
I remember that in both the exams I was short on my cue card topic.

What I can recollect is that the test in which I got 6, I finished my topic much earlier and examiner was still waiting for me to go on talking which I tried after a long pause in a very nervous state.

My other sections were fine except that I fumbled at places and repeated few phrases.
My target score is 7 in each section.

Could you tell me the reason for my poor score in speaking? Is it because I could not speak for 2 min?

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Sep 20, 2015
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Not speaking for 2 minutes
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Rajesh,

As I've said to numerous people who have asked a question in this forum about making an error in one part of the test, it is really not possibly to judge how this may affect your score.

You are given a band for your performance over the whole test, so it is really not possible to know exactly how your score may be influenced if you did not do your best in one part or in answering one question.

So this means for anyone to know anything about your score they would need to listen to your whole test, which obviously we can't do.

However, it does seem unlikely that your band score would drop from 7 to 6 just because you did not speak for the full 2 minutes.

This suggests that you are doing things throughout your test that are leading the examiner to grade you as a band 6.

This means you may well be a band 6 speaker, so you need to carry on practicing so you can get up to a band 7.

Good luck

Sep 25, 2015
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Speaking pour
by: Ashok

My english is very bad 3 time ielts exam.my req 5 bend but note speaking note good.

Sep 30, 2015
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i could not speak for 2 minutes
by: Anonymous

My english very poor

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I only covered one of the points in the IELTS speaking part 2. Is this a problem?

by kissy
(montreal, quebec, canada)

Hi

I just finished my speaking test today.
I feel horrible about my part two because i didn't have time to cover all the 3-4 questions, in fact i was still at question 1 when the evaluator stopped me!!!

I am fluent in english and I heard that It's good to elaborate my answers in this test, but I didn't know how short 2 minutes can be!

I was horrified when the evaluator told me my time was up, OH GOSH i really need a 7 for my speaking and i don't have time to retake this exam because my application for my visa will expire this month.

HOW much do i get penalized if i only covered 1/3 of the questions in part 2? Can someone give me an idea? Should I book for the re-test right now??

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Jan 10, 2015
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IELTS Speaking Part 2
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Kissy,

I think you are worrying too much about this. That wouldn't necessarily stop you getting a 7. The examiner will look at your performance across the whole speaking test.

Also, if you look at the IELTS public band descriptors you'll see there is not a specific penalty for not speaking about all the points on the card.

Looking at it in a more positive way, the fact that you managed to talk about only part of the prompt for so long suggests you are competent at speaking so you may have performed well overall.

Good luck

Jan 14, 2015
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A Non Issue
by: Anonymous

Absolutely a non issue regarding answering all the prompts for part 2 speaking. Examiners are clearly trained to not consider this as important. Examiners are looking for ratable language which can be gotten even if you spent the whole two minutes on one prompt -- so don't worry about not getting to all the prompts. Trust me, I know.

Jan 17, 2015
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Thanks!
by: kissy

Thank you guys!!!

It's such a comfort reading your comments, I really hope you are right and that the evaluator won't look too much into it :(

The result should come out next friday so we will know by then, the wait is BRUTAL, I'm so anxious and i keep checking the website for result even though I know it won't be available for another week...

It sucks that IELTS doesn't have an express result kind of service, I would gladly pay an extra fee to get my result ASAP!

Cheers ;)

Feb 06, 2015
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Band score
by: Anonymous

What score did you get?

May 23, 2015
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taught block while speaking
by: jinu

Hi I had finish my speaking module today but I feel little worry about the warm up and discussion where I faced Lack of ideas. will that will affect the band score bcoz I need 7

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Please help - I'm worried about two things that happened in the speaking test.

by nnenna
(Nigeria)

Hello,

pls. I just had my speaking test last Sunday. On the 2nd part, she had to tell me that I should speak more. Pls, what did that imply. Secondly, she kept scribbling figures which were on 3 columns. Any idea what that meant? Because, I saw the marks of people before me. Was @ tenterhooks.

Please,explain :(

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Nov 01, 2013
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Speaking for less than 2 minutes in the speaking test.
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

It may have been that you spoke for less than the 2 minutes. They ask you to speak for 1-2 minutes but you should aim to speak for the full 2 minutes if you can.

So the examiner will have been encouraging you to speak for longer. If she does this then you should try to say more. It doesn't mean your score it getting reduced.

Obviously I don't know what she could have been writing. You shouldn't see yours or other people's scores. It may have been timings as the examiner obviously has to keep track of things to make sure the test does not over run.

Jun 15, 2016
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Speaking Test Help!
by: Fatima

Hello.

I just took my speaking exam today and I noticed that the examiner kept interrupting me between my answers and wouldn't accept any of my opinions.

For instance, she asked me whether people would prefer watching television or reading the newspaper for the daily news and I said that TVs are better because you can hear the audio and watch the it along with the video but she kept interrupting me and then asked me why not newspapers? And I repeated my answer, but then I mentioned that maybe it just depends on the person.

If they connect more with words and like to read, they can do that too. But she wouldn't accept that! I even asked her to repeat the question!

During Part 2, I believe I spoke for at least one minute but she kept signalling me to speak more, but my topic wasn't all that elaborate to speak about.

Also even in task 3, she wouldn't let me speak enough to really "show off" my English skills and voice my opinion. She never let me finish any of my sentences! Even the last question! Just as I was about to end my answer, she just spoke over me saying "This is the end of the speaking test"

I'm so nervous! I don't want to spend another $170!

Jun 15, 2016
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Speaking Test Help!
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Fatima,

In part one they examiner may just ask you some 'why' questions to get you to extend your answer. It's nothing to worry about and nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing with you.

In part two you should speak for the full 2 minutes - that is why you would have been signaled to carry on. As long as you spoke till she stopped you it's ok.

In part 3 that examiner may have to interrupt you just to move the test on to the next question. That probably just means you said enough, not that there was a problem.

The test finished at a fixed time so the fact she ended it does not mean there was a problem either.

It doesn't sound like you need to worry - just sounds like a normal test.

Jul 06, 2016
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Speaking Test Help!
by: Fatima

Thank you ieltsbuddy! I received an 8.5 in speaking, and 8.5 overall thanks to your website!

Jul 07, 2016
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Speaking 8.5
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Fatima,

Great! well done.

Nov 26, 2016
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Second part
by: Anonymous

I sat for Ielts exam recently. In my speaking test, I was not able to talk for long. Examiner waited for some time before moving to other parts. I think I did well in part one and two. Will this affect my mark. I need to get 7.

thanks

Nov 27, 2016
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Second part
by: IELTS buddy

It's not clear which part you are saying you did not do well in as you say you did well in parts 1 and 2 in your message but you gave you message the title 'second part'.

But anyway, it's really impossible to predict a score without hearing the test so you really need to just wait for the result.

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