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What are the key differences between IELTS speaking mock tests and the actual test?

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  • Test Environment

    • IELTS speaking mock tests: Often conducted in a simulated environment, sometimes without a live examiner.
    • Actual test: Conducted face-to-face with a trained examiner, creating a more authentic test atmosphere.
  • Feedback

    • IELTS speaking mock tests: Feedback may come from automated systems or instructors, focusing on performance aspects.
    • Actual test: Immediate feedback is provided by the examiner, including comments on fluency, coherence, vocabulary usage, and pronunciation.
  • Timing and Flexibility

    • IELTS speaking mock tests: Often more flexible in terms of scheduling and duration, allowing for multiple practice attempts.
    • Actual test: Strict timing and a fixed structure, following specific time limits for each part (e.g., Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).
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