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IELTS Speaking Questions

The questions provided below are current. You can expect to encounter 70-80% of these questions in your speaking exam, and in some instances, all of them might come up. By engaging in thorough practice, you can effectively equip yourself for the exam ahead.

About IELTS Speaking

How you will be graded in the speaking exam?

Fluency

It evaluates how smoothly and coherently the candidate speaks. It includes the ability to maintain a flow of speech without undue hesitation or repetition and to link ideas together logically

Lexical Resources

This examines the range and accuracy of vocabulary used by the candidate. Examiners look for the ability to use a variety of words and phrases appropriately and effectively.

Grammatical range

This criteria focuses on the candidate's control of grammar and sentence structure. It includes the ability to use a variety of grammatical structures accurately and appropriately.

Pronounciation

Pronunciation refers to the clarity and accuracy of the candidate's spoken English. It involves the ability to produce sounds, stress, and intonation patterns that are easily understandable to a native English speaker.

Each criterion is scored on a scale from 0 to 9, with half-band scores possible (e.g., 6.5, 7.0, 7.5). The scores for each criterion are then averaged to determine the candidate's overall speaking band score, which ranges from 0 to 9.

Part 1 Questions

In the beginning, both the candidate and the examiner exchange introductions. Subsequently, candidates respond to inquiries covering various aspects such as personal background, family life, profession/education, hobbies, and related familiar topics. This segment typically spans 4-5 minutes.

Introduction

  • Introduce yourself please?
  • What is your name?
  • What is the meaning of your name?
  • Who gave you the name?
  • Do you have someone with the same name in your family?

Living

  • Where are you living now?
  • Do people of different age groups live in your area?
  • What do you like most about where you live?
  • What is the neighborhood like where you live?
  • Do you have any friends there?
  • What can be improved in the area where you live?
  • Do you know any famous people in the area where you live?
  • Do you intend to stay in this area in the future?

Sunglasses

  • Do you often wear sunglasses?
  • Do you spend a lot of money on sunglasses?
  • Do you give sunglasses as a gift?
  • When do you wear sunglasses?

Bored

  • Do you often feel bored?
  • When would you feel bored?
  • What do you do when you feel bored?
  • Do you think childhood is more boring or adulthood is more boring?

Gifts

  • What gifts do you want?
  • Are you good at choosing gifts?
  • Have you given other gifts made by you?

Favourite Color

  • What is your favorite color?
  • Do you think color is important in your daily life?
  • Are there any colors that have a special meaning in your culture?

Hometown

  • Where is your hometown?
  • Do you like your hometown? Why?
  • How long have you been living in your hometown?
  • Do you believe it is a proper place to grow up? Why
  • How could your hometown be improved?
  • Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
  • Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
  • Will you be moving away from your hometown?

Fishing

  • Do you live in a house or a flat?
  • Why do you live in an apartment/house?
  • How long have you lived there?
  • What do you like the most about it?
  • What is your favorite room? Why?
  • Can you describe the view from your windows?
  • Do you plan to live there in the future?
  • What are the advantages of living in your own home?
  • What kind of accommodation do you wish to have in the future?
  • Can you tell me about your house when you were a child?

Crowded place

  • Is the city where you live crowded?
  • Is there a crowded place near where you live?
  • Do you like crowded places?
  • Do most people like crowded places?
  • When was the last time you were in a crowded place?
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Fishing

  • Is fishing popular in your country?
  • Do you like eating fish?
  • Have you ever been to a place with lots of fish around you?
  • Have you ever seen any movies with lots of fish?

Memorizing

  • What do you have to remember to do every day?
  • Is it easy for you to forget to do these things?
  • Are you good at memorizing things?
  • How do you help yourself to remember things?
  • Have you ever forgotten something important?

Hobby

  • Do you collect anything as a hobby?
  • Do you keep things for a long time?
  • Why do some people like collecting things?
  • Do boys and girls collect the same things?

Robots & AI

  • How do robots affect our lives?
  • Are you interested in robots?
  • Did you like any films about robots when you were a child?
  • Do you use robots in daily life?
  • Will you feel comfortable in a car driven by a robot?

Cakes and Desserts

  • Do you like cakes or any other desserts?
  • Do you know how to bake a cake?
  • Why do some people not like eating sweet food?
  • Are there any traditional desserts in your country?

Work / School

  • How do you go to work/school?
  • How far is it from your home to work/school?
  • What is the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
  • Do you think people will drive more in the future?

Famous People

  • Do you pay attention to famous people in the news?
  • Do you think news reports about famous people are always true?
  • What kind of famous people do you often see in the news?
  • Who is your favorite celebrity in your country?

Tea / Coffee

  • Do people like tea and coffee nowadays?
  • Do you prefer tea or coffee to serve your guests?
  • When was the last time you had a cup of coffee?
  • Do you usually buy your coffee in a coffee shop?

Cinema

  • Did you usually go to the cinema when you were a child?
  • Do you often go to the cinema with your friends?
  • Do you still like the same kind of movie you liked as a child?
  • What genres of films do you like?
  • Do you think going to the cinema is a good way to spend time with friends?
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Subject

  • What subjects are you studying?
  • Why did you decide to study those subjects?
  • Do you like your subject?
  • Do you prefer to study in the mornings or the afternoons?
  • Do you miss being a student?
  • Is it exciting?
  • Are you looking forward to working?
  • How much time do you spend on your studies each week?

Subject

  • Do you want to change your major?
  • What changes would you like to see in your school?
  • What work do you do?
  • Do you like your job?
  • Why did you choose to do that type of work (or that job)?
  • What technology do you use at work?
  • Who helps you the most? And How?
  • Do you want to change to another job?

Video Games

  • Do you play video games?
  • What kinds of video games do you like to play?
  • Is it good for young people to play video games?
  • Do you often watch others play video games?

Singing

  • Do you like singing? Why?
  • Have you ever Learned how to sing?
  • Who do you want to sing for?
  • Do you think singing can bring happiness to people?

Part 2

The candidate receives a task card containing prompts and is tasked with speaking on a specific topic. They are granted one minute for preparation, during which they may take notes if desired, before speaking for a duration ranging from one to two minutes. Following the candidate’s presentation, the examiner may pose one or two additional questions related to the same topic.

Describe a job you don't want to do in the future.

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Where you knew it from
  • Whether the job is difficult or not
  • And explain why you don’t want to do it

Part 3

The examiner and the candidate delve into a conversation regarding more conceptual topics that are thematically connected to the subject explored in Part 2. This discussion spans approximately four to five minutes. The Speaking test evaluates the candidates’ ability to effectively communicate in English, considering factors such as Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, as well as Pronunciation.

Do you think Al will take over many jobs?

What would you say are the important factors to be considered when choosing a career?

Technology will make some people unemployed. How can this problem be solved?

Is it common in your country for people to move to other cities because of work?

Part 2

Describe a place in your country that you think is interesting.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how you knew it
  • what special features it has
  • and explain why you are interested in it.
Part 3

How can people access travel information?

Do people have different personalities in different regions of your country?

What causes the differences between different regions of your country?

Is an excellent tourist destination also a good place to live?

Part 2

The candidate receives a task card containing prompts and is tasked with speaking on a specific topic. They are granted one minute for preparation, during which they may take notes if desired, before speaking for a duration ranging from one to two minutes. Following the candidate’s presentation, the examiner may pose one or two additional questions related to the same topic.

Describe an interesting person you never met but would like to know more about him/her.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you knew him/her
  • why you think he/she is interesting
  • and explain how you feel about this person
Part 3

The examiner and the candidate delve into a conversation regarding more conceptual topics that are thematically connected to the subject explored in Part 2. This discussion spans approximately four to five minutes. The Speaking test evaluates the candidates’ ability to effectively communicate in English, considering factors such as Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, as well as Pronunciation.

Are there any differences in the relationship between you and your friends and between you and other people?

Do people feel lonely in crowded cities?

Can clothing tell and reveal a person’s personality?

Why do individuals from the same family have different personalities?

Part 2

Describe a time when you helped someone

You should say:

  • Where you helped him/her
  • Why you helped him/her
  • How you helped him/her
  • And explain how you felt about the experience.
Part 3

Should people be very kind when they help others?

Should children be taught to be kind to others?

What kind of advice should parents give to their children?

Can children provide any help for parents?

Part 2

Describe a time you decided to wait for something?

You should say:

  • when it happened
  • what you waited for
  • why you made the decision
  • and explain how you felt about the decision.
Part 3

Do people in your country like to take public transport?

Why do some people like a slow-paced life?

Is being patient good for people? Why?

Are people less patient now than people in the past? Why?

Part 2

Describe a time when someone asked for your opinion?

You should say:

  • who asked for your opinion
  • why he/she wanted to know your opinion
  • what opinion you gave
  • and explain how you felt when he/she asked for your opinion.
Part 3

Why do some people dislike giving their opinions?

Are there any apps designed for collecting opinions about products or services?

Why do people like to express their opinions on the internet nowadays?

What are the advantages of sharing opinions on the internet?

Part 2

Describe a person you know who is from a different culture?

You should say:

  • who he/she is
  • where he/she is from
  • how you knew him/her
  • and explain how you feel about this person.
Part 3

How can we get to know people from different cultures better?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of cultural diversity?

How can traditional culture and other cultures coexist?

Part 2

Describe a time when you received money on your birthday?

You should say:

  • when it happened
  • who gave you money
  • why he/she gave you money
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Part 3

Why do people rarely use cash now?

Do you think it is helpful to give money as gifts?

When do children begin to comprehend the value of money?

Should parents reward children with money?

Is it good and necessary to teach children to save money?

Part 2

Describe a historical period you would like to know more?

You should say:

  • when it was
  • what you are interested in
  • what you have known
  • and why you would like to know more.
Part 3

Why do people sometimes go to other cities?

Why are historical cities popular?

Do you think tourists may come across bad things in other cities?

Part 2

Describe another city you would like to stay in for a short time?

You should say:

  • where the city is
  • whom you will go there with
  • what you will do there
  • and explain why you will stay there for a short time.
Part 3

Is it important to have a break during work or study?

Are there more activities for young people now than 20 years ago?

Do adults and children have enough time for leisure activities nowadays?

What sports do young people like to do now?

Part 2

Describe a movie you watched recently and would like to watch again?

You should say:

  • what it was about
  • where you watched it
  • why you like it
  • and explain why you would like to watch it again.
Part 3

Where do people usually watch movies?

What are the differences between watching movies at home and in a cinema?

Are actors or actresses important to movies? Why?

Why are there fewer people going to the cinema to watch movies nowadays?

Part 2

Describe an outdoor activity you did in a new place recently?

You should say:

  • What the activity is
  • Who invited you to participate in it
  • Whether you asked for help in the activity
  • And explain what change you had in the activity
Part 3

Do people go outdoors more or less now?

What can people do outdoors besides exercising?

When do people usually go outdoors to get close to nature?

What can people do to get close to nature?

Part 2

Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions.

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • how you knew him/her
  • what this person does
  • and explain why you think his/her ideas or opinions are interesting.
Part 3

How do inventors and philosophers come up with new ideas?

Do you think children should have their own opinions?

Why do children often have opinions similar to their parents?

Do you think teachers influence students’ opinions?

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