How are IELTS Speaking band scores evaluated?
Many of us (aka IELTS candidates) walk into the test room without knowing what the examiner is looking for in the test. We just answer question by question the way we think it is right, ending up not getting the band score we expect. Knowing how the test is graded may not help you to speak better but you could change the way you speak, giving out responses that demonstrate all the requirements of the band score you need.
As per public version IELTS band descriptors, examiners will determine candidates' band score based on 5 aspects, which are grouped in 4 criaterion areas:
- Fluency and Coherence
- Lexical resource
- Grammatical range and accuracy