In this tutorial Ellen analyses the speaking band descriptors, covering all four band criteria.
- She explains what the characteristics of a band 9 and band 8 are and goes into depth describing bands 7, 6 and 5.
- She tells you what the examiner is doing during your speaking test and how no one portion of the test is more important than the other.
After this podcast you will have more information about the band descriptors and will be able to assess your own speaking better. Ellen also gives some advice for how to raise your score.
You can download or listen to the audio version here:
Read the full transcript here : https://www.ieltspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Transcript-331-Blog-Understanding-IELTS-Speaking-band-descriptors.pdf