Skipped IELTS Speaking Test

by con gau
(bang kok)



I have an important question, my friend said he took the listening, reading and writing tests but skipped the speaking test because he had urgent business to attend to.

I thought that means his ielts results would have been cancelled, but he told me that he received a 7.5 overall, how is this possible? he skipped the speaking test yet they still marked him based on the other 3?

Could it be that he lied about getting the result?

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Jan 14, 2018
Not taking speaking test
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Con,

I'm not sure if you can still get a score if you choose not to take the speaking test. It may be the case that they still give you an overall score with the modules that you did take i.e. the average.

However, what that person told you regarding their score cannot be correct. It would still have to be an average of the four scores.

So say for example they got the top score of 9 in the reading, listening and writing, they would get 0 for their speaking. So the average of that would be 7 (6.75 rounded up).

And it's quite difficult to get three nines if he's not a native speaker anyway, so that average is likely to be lower. So I don't think he has told the truth.

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