IELTS Speaking Section Critieria

In the IELTS speaking section there are 3 tasks namely:  short answer questions, prepared speech and a discussion.  The test is quite short; it takes a maximum of 15 minutes and is recorded.  It is then assessed by a second examiner to ensure a fair score.  Usually,...
Speaking in PTE and IELTS Tests

Speaking in PTE and IELTS Tests

The Rule of Thumb dictates that in IELTS, speaking is usually the highest score, whilst in PTE it is the lowest score.  This has more to do with how the PTE test is marked and with the algorithms programmed into the computer and less about your ability to speak...