IELTS Speaking Recent Exam Question

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Where do you stay now?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– How long did you live there?
– Describe your favorite room.
– Why is it your favorite place?
– Do you think people smile a lot nowadays?
– Are their smiles artificial or genuine mostly?
– When do you usually smile?
– Why is that?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a person who came up with a new idea or invention, whom you know well. Please say

– Who is that person?
– Where and when did you meet?
– What was his/her idea or invention?

Follow up question: Why did you appreciate it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– How can people innovate or make new discoveries?
– How do they come up with these innovations?
– At what age do children learn to form their own opinions and make decisions?
– Who helps them?
– Why do they start having their own opinions at a certain age?
– Do you think their opinions are likely to be similar to their parents’ opinions?
– Why is that?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe the city you are living in now.
– What do you like or dislike about it?
– Why is it so?
– What languages do you speak?
– What do you do to learn another language?
– Would you like to learn another one?
– Do you think English is a difficult language to learn?
– Why do you think so?
– Let’s talk about voice.
– Do you think your voice changed since you were a child?
– Do you have a voice similar to someone in your family?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a movie you watched that you liked. Please say

– What was the movie?
– Why did you like it?
– Would you recommend it to a friend?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of movies do people usually watch in your country?
– Do you think watching movies is a good way to relax?
– Do you think the way people watch movies nowadays is different from the past?
– What do you think an actor has to do, to become famous?
– Do you think actors earn a good salary?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Let’s talk about the place where you live.
– What things don’t you like about your hometown?
– Let’s talk about haircuts.
– How long have you had your current haircut?
– How often do you get a haircut?
– Have you ever had an unpleasant haircut experience?
– Do you like to change the colour of your hair? Why or why not?
– Let’s talk about walking.
– Do you walk a lot?
– Do you walk more now than you did in the past?
– Do you think people will walk more in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a place where you read and write, apart from your home. Please say

– What place is this?
– How often do you visit it?
– Why do you like this place?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Can you tell me about some other places where you can read or write?
– Why do you think home can be a convenient place to study?
– Do you think that children can create a disturbance to your study at home?
– Some people think that a public park can be a great place to study. Why?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your work?
– What are your responsibilities there?
– Would you like to work there in the future?
– Does your job require full concentration?
– What do you mean by concentration?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about advice you received from someone that was very helpful. Please say

– What was the advice?
– Who gave it to you?
– Why was it helpful?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you often get advice from older people?
– Do you like to give advice to others?
– Why don’t many people follow good advice?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you like to hang pictures on the wall?
– How often do you go to art galleries?
– Did you like art lessons in school?
– Let’s talk about numbers.
– Can you memorise phone numbers easily?
– Did you like studying math in school?
– Why is that?
– Are numbers important for your current study?
– Why or why not?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an incident where someone apologised to you. You should say:

– Who was it?
– When was it?
– What did the person say?
– Why was this incident memorable to you?

Follow up question: Do people in your country apologise often?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What kind of apology means more to you, words or actions?
– Why are people selfish?
– Should we be more thoughtful?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Is it important to enjoy your work?
– Do you like the people you work with?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you felt happy. Please say

– What made you happy
– Where you were
– Who was there with you
– And why you felt happy about this.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What things can make you happy?
– Do you think money makes people happy?
– What kind of people do you think are most likely to be happy?
– Is there a connection between a person’s age and their happiness?
– Do you think old people are happier than young people?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like cakes and sweets?
– Do you like spending time by yourself?
– Do you like your house? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a uniform that you wore in the past. Please say

– Describe it.
– Where and when was it?
– How did you feel about wearing a uniform?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Who bought it for you?
– Why is it important to wear a uniform?
– Does the fashion industry influence the dressing style of younger people?
– Is children’s dressing style influenced by their peers?

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you prefer working in the morning or afternoon?
– Has your job changed recently?
– Do you go to parks?
– What do you usually do at the park?
– Did you play in a park as a child?
– Do you laugh a lot?
– Do you make people laugh?
– How do you do it?
– When was the last time you laughed?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about an important journey that was delayed for some reason. Please say

– Describe the journey.
– Why was it delayed?
– How did you feel about it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Let’s talk about travel.
– Do you like to travel?
– Do you do it often?
– What mode of transport do you use?
– What is the difference between modern transport and the old transport?
– What impact does it have on people and the environment?
– Do you prefer using your own car or public transport?
– What is the importance of traveling?

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