The exam is divided into three parts, and it lasts approximately 15 minutes.
In Part 1 of the exam the interlocutor asks each student a question or a couple of questions about their life or background.
Part 2 of the exam is a two-way conversation between candidates. Candidates are given prompts in different topics such as the environment, economy, the media, etc to talk about. Their ability to evaluate, speculate and give opinions is tested.
Part 3 of the exam is know as the long turn or the solo part. Here each candidate takes turns to answer a written question and is asked to talk non-stop for about 3 minutes.
Videos of the Speaking Paper
There are a some videos available on Youtube for you to watch: