Why is the IELTS speaking test recorded?


The IELTS speaking test is recorded for two main reasons

The first reason is to help examiners assess your English language level, especially in terms of fluency and pronunciation. Even though the IELTS Speaking test is a face-to-face interaction, many people are still very nervous during their test. As a result, they may speak a bit faster than usual or they may not pronounce words as clearly as they normally would when talking to friends.

Another reason is that the test can be sent to UK Visa and Immigration in London if a candidate needs to apply for a UK visa. The UK authorities then have access to the recording in order to make a final decision on whether or not a candidate’s English meets the required standard.

For these reasons, it is important that candidates make an honest attempt at speaking English during the test, even if their answers are not perfect!


Speak with a louder than usual voice, especially for soft-spoken individuals, 10% more than your normal – Think about it like you are speaking to your grandpa.


Send your Part 2 MP3 to [email protected] we will give you a free score estimate and let you know if you are loud enough. 

2 Responses to “Why is the IELTS speaking test recorded?”

  1. Nilufar

    Hello, I am looking forward to participating in speaking practice IELTS test, as you said during the examination everyone who is in the first time there can embarasse

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