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, question format and security arrangements.
Delivered by an IELTS Speaking Examiner, the Video-Call Speaking test will maintain the face-to-face features of the in-person Speaking test.
You can learn more 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.