From July 2020, some of our IELTS test centres will start delivering the IELTS Speaking test via video call. This allows test takers to have more flexibility and a wider choice of IELTS Speaking test slots.
Test takers will take their Video-Call Speaking test at an official IELTS test centre with the same high standards of identity verification. They will be examined by an IELTS Examiner in another location, communicating via the laptop screen using headphones.
The Video-Call Speaking test has exactly the same features as the In-Person Speaking test in terms of content, scoring, timing, level of difficulty, question format and security arrangements.
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.