IELTS speaking section is the same for both academic and general training versions. The IELTS speaking section has 3 parts. I am going to describe the 3 parts in detail.
Examiner is the person who asks the questions
Candidate is the person who answers the questions
IELTS Speaking Part 1:
The IELTS speaking part 1 is going to last for 4 to 5 minutes and the examiner is going to ask about 10 to 11 questions from the candidate. The questions asked in the speaking part 1 are general questions about the candidate’s life. The candidate will have to answer the question in complete sentences. The candidate may ask the examiner to repeat the questions which he fails to understand.
IELTS Speaking Part 2:
The examiner will give a task card to the candidate. On the task card there would be atopic along with some questions. The candidate will get 1 minute to prepare his or her presentation and then the candidate will have to speak on the topic for 2 minutes. The candidate will have to design his or her presentation in a way that he or she answers all the questions presented on the task card along with talking for complete 2 minutes.
IELTS Speaking Part 3:
In the IELTS speaking part 3 the examiner will ask you some follow up questions regarding the topic which was given the part 2 of the speaking section. The examiner will want to know your opinion regarding the topic. This part will last for about 4 minutes.
There are some tips to get a good band score in the IELTS Speaking section
Try to add a story in every topic you get
Never memorize your speech
Revise your tenses
Do not get nervous
Never give one-word answers
Do not stop talking unless the examiner stops you
Maintain eye contact
Do not be over confident