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IELTS Speaking band descriptors that are public version across the world. The blog is provide most important resources for IELTS speaking module. One can take as a opportunity of the huge amount of information to get ready for IELTS test.

An IELTS examiner check examinee speaking band score with these properties and information, such as IELTS Speaking band scores scheme and how they are calculated:

  1. Pronunciation
  2. Grammar
  3. Vocabulary or Lexical Resource (LR)
  4. Fluency and Coherence.

In this blog we discuss about speaking band description available here. For the first time we details all the four form band score 0-9 and their detail description criteria depend on score.

Band Fluency and coherence
9
  • Always speaks confidently with only self-correction and avoid repetition.
  • Don not any hesitation is content related to find words or grammar.
  • Fully speaks coherently with appropriate structures.
  • Appropriately develops subjects.
8
  • Speaks smoothly with only occasional repetition or self-correction.
  • Usually hesitation is content-related and only rarely to search for language.
  • Frequently develops themes coherently and appropriately
7 ·

  • Speaks at length without noticeable loss of coherence
  • May demonstrate language related uncertainty at times, or some repetition or self-correction
  • Uses a variety of connectives and dialogue markers with some flexibility.
6
  • Willing to speak at length, though may lose coherence at times as an occasional repetition or self-correction or hesitation
  • Not always suitably uses a range of connectives and speech markers.
5
  • Frequently maintains flow of speech but uses repetition, self-correction / slow speech to keep going
  • May overuse definite connectives and dialog markers.
  • Produces simple speech fluently, but more complex communication causes fluency problems
4
  • Cannot respond without noticeable pauses and may speak slowly, with frequent repetition and self-correction
  • Links basic sentences but with repetitious use of simple connectives and some breakdowns in coherence
3
  • Speaks with long pauses
  • Has limited ability to link simple sentences
  • Provides only simple responses and is frequently unable to convey basic message
2
  • Often pauses lengthily before the most words and little communication possible.
1
  • No communication possible
0
  • Does not attend.

The next table concern with the band score 0-9 and their detail description criteria depend on score of vocabulary.

Band Lexical resources (Vocabulary )
9
  • All the topics uses vocabulary with occupied flexibility and accuracy.
  • Precisely practices idiomatic language.
8
  • To convey precise meaning a wide range of vocabulary resources readily and flexibly.
  • To uses less common and idiomatic vocabulary skillfully, with occasional inaccuracies
  • Effectively paraphrase.
7
  • Vocabulary resources flexibility discuss a wide range of topics
  • Less common and idiomatic vocabulary uses.
  • Awareness of style and collocation, with some incorrect choosing.
  • Efficiently uses paraphrase
6
  • Enough vocabulary to discuss topics at length and make meaning clear instead of inappropriateness paraphrases successfully
5
  • Generally manages to talk about familiar and unfamiliar topics but uses vocabulary with limited flexibility.
  • Need attempts to use paraphrase but with mixed success.
4
  • Able to speak with familiar topics but can only convey basic meaning on unfamiliar topics and makes common.
  • Mistakes in term choice.
  • rarely attempts paraphrase
3
  • Simple vocabulary uses to convey personal information.
  • Less familiar topics has insufficient vocabulary.
2
  • only products inaccessible words or memorized utterances
1
0

The next table concern with the band score 0-9 and their detail description criteria depend on score of Grammatical range and accuracy(GRA). This type mainly focus how a examinee use grammar and its accuracy.

Band Grammatical range and accuracy(GRA)
9
  • Full range of structures uses  naturally and appropriately
  • Regularly structures separately from ‘slips’
  • Distinguishing of native speaker speech
8
  • A series of structures uses flexibly
  • A majority of sentences without error with inappropriacies or basic or non-systematic errors
7
  • A range of complex structures uses with some flexibility
  • Frequently produces without error sentences, yet some grammatical mistakes carry on
6
  • A mixture of simple and complex structures uses, but with limited flexibility
  • Recurrent mistakes with complex structures
  • Although these rarely cause problems
5
  • Basic sentence yields forms with practical accuracy
  • A limited range of more complex structures practices, but these contain errors and may cause some comprehension problems
  • Positive features of Band 4 and some, but not all, of the positive features of Band 6.
4
  •  Basic sentence produces forms and a few correct simple sentences but secondary structures are rare errors are frequent and may lead to misunderstanding
3
  • Tries basic sentence forms but with limited success, or depends on speciously memorised utterances.
  • Makes several errors except in memorised expressions
2
  •  Basic sentence forms cannot  produce
1
0

The last table contain information with the band score 0-9 and their detail criteria depend on score of Pronunciation. This kind of speaking part  focus how a examinee pronunciation with the accuracy or pauses or lengthily.

Band Pronunciation
9
  •  A full range of pronunciation features uses with precision and subtlety  sustains flexible use of features throughout is easy to understand
8
  •  A extensive range of pronunciation uses features
  • Sustains flexible use of features, with only occasional lapses is easy to understand throughout; accent has minimal effect on intelligibility.
7
  •  All the positive features shows Band 6 and some, but not all, of the positive features of Band 8
6
  • A range of pronunciation uses features with varied control
  • Some effective use of features but this is not sustained can generally be understood throughout, though
  • Mispronunciation of individual words or sounds decreases clearness at times
5
  • Often produces basic sentence forms with reasonable accuracy
  •  A limited series of more complex structures uses, but these usually contain mistakes and may reason some comprehension problems
  •  The positive features shows all of Band 4 and some, but not all, of the positive features of Band 6
4
  • A incomplete range of pronunciation usages features
  • Attempts to control features but lapses are frequent mispronunciations are frequent and cause some difficulty for the listener
3
  • Shows some of the features of Band 2 and some, but not all, of the positive features of Band 4
2
  • Speech is often unintelligible
1
0

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