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IELTS Speaking Test

The individual, face-to-face Speaking assessment remains an essential part of IELTS.

 

Research includes aspects relating to:

  • • communicative, authentic communication
  • • validity
  • • progressive levels of difficulty
  • • structural organisation.
Title Researcher Published
Topic development in the IELTS Speaking Test Paul Seedhouse and Andrew Harris, Newcastle University, UK IELTS RR 12 2011
The relationship between test takers’ listening proficiency and their performance on the IELTS Speaking Test Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, University of Bedfordshire IELTS RR 12 2011
The role of interactive communication in IELTS Speaking and its relationship to candidates’ preparedness for study or training contexts Ana Maria Ducasse, Latrobe University and Annie Brown, Australian Council of Educational Research IELTS RR 12 2011
The revised IELTS pronunciation scale Sacha DeVelle, Research and Validation Group, Cambridge ESOL RN 34 2008
The interactional organisation of the IELTS Speaking Test Paul Seedhouse, Newcastle University and Maria Egbert, University of Southern Denmark IELTS RR 6 2006
Exploring difficulty in Speaking tasks: An intra-task perspective Cyril Weir, University of Bedfordshire and Barry O’Sullivan and Tomoko Horai, Roehampton University IELTS RR 6 2006
An investigation of the effectiveness and validity of planning time in Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking Test Catherine Elder and Gillian Wigglesworth, The University of Melbourne IELTS RR 6 2006
An investigation of the lexical dimension of the IELTS Speaking Test John Read, University of Auckland and Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington IELTS RR 6 2006
Applying lexical statistics to the IELTS Speaking Test John Read, Victoria University of Wellington RN 20 2005
Converting an observation checklist for use with the IELTS Speaking Test Lindsay Brooks, University of Toronto RN 11 2003
Revising the IELTS Speaking Test: Developments in test format and task design Lynda Taylor, Research and Validation Group, Cambridge ESOL RN 5 2001
Revising the IELTS Speaking Test Lynda Taylor and Neil Jones, Research and Validation Group, Cambridge ESOL RN 4 2001
The impact of gender in the IELTS oral interview Kieran O’Loughlin, The University of Melbourne IELTS RR 3 2000 SiLT 19 2007
Interviewer style and candidate performance in the IELTS oral interview Annie Brown and Kathryn Hill, The University of Melbourne IELTS RR 1 1998 SiLT 19 2007
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