Examiner Comments: IELTS Speaking Part 3: Hobbies
Band 6This candidate is able to keep going and is willing to give long answers, though he sometimes does not directly answer the examiner’s questions. There is some hesitation and repetition in his speech, however, and this limits his fluency. He uses a range of discourse markers, though not always appropriately or accurately (but on the other side; in nearest future). His vocabulary is sufficient to discuss the topics at some length, and in spite of some uncertainty (how to say?) and some inaccurate word choice (It’s of course not very well for family and for health), he generally conveys his ideas and opinions effectively. He attempts to use a mix of simple and complex structures, but his control of grammar is rather variable. Omissions of verbs, as well as minor errors, become quite frequent towards the end of the test, although these rarely impede communication. His grammatical control is the weakest aspect of his performance in this part, but his range of structures is sufficient for the higher band. His pronunciation is his best feature. It is generally clear, although occasional words
are difficult to catch. He maintains effective use of stress, rhythm and intonation, despite lapses.
In this part, the candidate’s performance reaches Band 6.