IELTS Speaking test is exactly same for both version IELTS Academic and IELTS General
Speaking test consist of 3 part and its duration is 15 minutes
Part 1  known as introductory part contain 3 to 4 question about yourself or your country. Examiner surely let you know about topic on which he will ask you questions.
For example examiner may say
Let’s talk about you
  • Do you work or you are a student?
  • Where do you work?
  • What you like about your job?
 Here you need to give short answer and allow examiner and wait for examiner to ask you more question. Many candidates made a speech on every question just like they are talking about a cue card which is not a right way to follow. You should wait for the next question you will see there is when why what coming your way to add more details.
Part 2 namely cue card, you will be given a topic followed by 4 questions and you need to make a speech for at least 2 minutes.
For example IELTS Speaking cue-card
  • Describe a historical place you should say
  • What it is?
  • Where is located?
  • When you first visited that place?
  • Explain some interesting facts about it.
Above mentioned IELTS Speaking cue-card has 4 question which belongs to W family (what where when why) it will be always like that every IELTS Speaking cue-card must contain w family questions and you must answer all of them
You should be aware of that if your speech doesn’t last for 2 minutes then there is nothing to worry about as long as you have covered all questions and your speech is relevant to the topic that means you have done a good job. Sometimes examiner stops just after 1 minute and if you experience something like that, please don’t worry and keep doing well./
Part 3 Discussion Topics IELTS Speaking Test part 3 is quite to its part 1. You have 3 to 4 questions to answer, as in part one examiner introduce topic followed by relevant question similarly same practice will be repeated in part 3.
Part 1 consists of short questions whereas part 3 got complex question which may cover one or two question together.
For example
  • What kind of music is popular with young people in your culture?
  • What do you think influences a young person’s taste in music?
  • How has technology affected the kinds of music popular with young people?
You may have notice all three question mentioned not quite long in length but they do require you lengthy answer to explain it properly and some of them do have 1 or 2 things to talk about.  Here you try to give relevant answer and always remain attentive to listen the question properly.