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Learn how to answer a task card in IELTS Speaking Part 2

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The IELTS Speaking is a 14-minute long test, where the examiner asks the candidate a set of questions divided into three parts. The second part of the speaking test requires the candidate to speak on a given topic for 1-2 minutes.  Do you want to know how you can manage talking for 2 minutes fluently? Read on to find more about it. What is Part 2 of IELTS Speaking? This section called as 'individual long-turn' requires the candidate to speak on a topic, given in the task card, for about 1 to 2 minutes. Which means, the examiner does not interrupt and you, as the candidate, will have to maintain speaking fro the full 2 minutes.  What is a task card? A task card or a prompt card, is a piece of paper which will have a main statement given, along with 3- 4 sub-points which the candidate will have to develop in his/ her speaking.  Let's have a look at one such task card. Here on the card, the main statement says, 'talk about a course that you would like to do if you had enou

Do you know how the IELTS essay writing is evaluated?

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The IELTS writing task 2 is an essay writing question which requires careful planning and proper structure when being written. So how is an essay assessed by the examiners? The IELTS essay has 5 major question types. No matter what the question type is, the IELTS essay needs to follow a particular structure. You may wonder why we should have a fixed structure. Well the answer is that IELTS essays are evaluated based on 4 assessment factors. So what are these factors? Assessment Criteria- IELTS WRITING TASK 2 1) TASK RESPONSE This criterion checks whether you have responded to the question asked. That is, have you given your opinion. For instance, look at this question. Example: These days, many students go abroad for higher studies. Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? Here, there is a statement given which basically introduces the main theme of the essay: which is "students opting to go outside their country to continue their studies". Along with that, the t