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Video-call speaking test

What is Video-Call Speaking Test?​

Some of our IELTS test centres are delivering the IELTS Speaking test via video calls. This means greater flexibility in delivering IELTS Speaking tests, along with increased availability.​

You will take the Video-Call Speaking Test at an official IELTS test centre with the same high standard of identity verification. The test will be exactly the same as the in-person Speaking test in terms of content, scoring, timing, level of difficulty, question format and security arrangements. ​

Delivered by an IELTS Speaking Examiner, the Video-Call Speaking test will maintain the face-to-face feature of the in-person Speaking test.​

You can learn about the Video-Call Speaking Test in this video:

Useful tips for test takers:

  • At the start of the test, the Invigilator will be with you to check and set up the test: testing the connection, checking the headphones and sound levels, verifying your ID with the Examiner and ensuring that you are comfortable to start the test. 
  • You will need to read the part 2 questions on the screen, so bring your glasses if you use them.
  • Tell the Examiner if you cannot hear what they are saying at any point, so that they can repeat themselves.
  • Ring the bell on the table at any time, if you need help from the Invigilator.
  • When the test has finished, the invigilator will come and collect you from the test room.

The Video-Call Speaking test is as simple as that, so sit down and make yourself comfortable in the test room! Click here to see the Video-Call Speaking test day journey.

The Video-Call Speaking Test is available to selected countries and test venues only, please contact your local test centre for more information.

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