In the Speaking test, you have a discussion with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.
The test is 11 to 14 minutes long with three parts. In Part 1, you answer questions about yourself and your family. In Part 2, you speak about a topic. In Part 3, you have a longer discussion on the topic.
There are three parts to the test and each part fulfils a specific function in terms of interaction pattern, task input and candidate output.
The Speaking test is the same for both Academic and General Training tests.