How is your IELTS speaking band score calculated? This is an important question for any IELTS candidate because many mistakes can be avoided by knowing what the examiner is looking for and how your speaking is graded. This post gives you a brief outline of the grading criteria, how band scores are calculated and how examiners typically grade the speaking.
The 4 grading criteria
Fluency and coherence
How fluently you speak and how well you link your ideas together
How accurate your pronunciation is
How accurate and varied your vocabulary is
Grammatical range and accuracy
How accurate and varied your grammar is