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Recent IELTS Speaking Test Questions

Speaking Part 1

What do you do in your free time?

Do you enjoy reading?

Do you have any creative hobbies like painting, writing, or music?

Do you have any active hobbies like sports, hiking or dancing?

Do you prefer to do your hobbies alone or with other people?

Do you read or write stories or poems?

Do you play a musical instrument?

Would you like to learn to play a musical instrument?

What hobbies are popular in your country?

Do you like computer games?

What did you usually do on your birthday when you were a child?

How do you normally celebrate your birthday now?

Is your birthday now still as important to you as when you were a child?

Do you think it’s important to give someone a card when it’s their birthday?

Do you think the price of gifts/presents is important?

What do you study?

Why did you choose that major ?

What is your best subject ?

What was your worst subject at school?

Do you prefer to study alone or with other people?

Did  you have a favourite teacher?

What is your favourite food?

Do you normally eat healthy food?

Do you enjoy cooking?

What meals can you cook?

What is a traditional meal in your country?

Do you eat fast food?

What foods do you like from other countries?

What fruit and vegetables do you like?

Do you think you are a healthy person?

Have you ever been on a diet?

Do you think English will be important for you in the future?

Would you like to learn any other languages?

What work do you do?

What is the most important part of your job?

Do you work with other people or alone?

Why did you choose your job?

What do you like about your job?

What do you not like about your job?

Do you work long hours?

Do you think work-life balance is important?

What is your journey like to and from work?

Do you enjoy shopping?

How often do you go shopping?

Do you like going to shopping centres?

What do you think about online shopping?

Do you enjoy shopping at traditional markets?

What is your dream job?

 How often do you play sports or do exercise?

What sports are popular in your country?

Did you play sports at school?

Do you prefer playing sports or watching them?

How often do you watch sports?

Have you ever been part of a sports team or club?

What type of exercise do you enjoy doing?

Do you have a favourite sportsperson?

Do you like watching the Olympics?

What new sport do you want to try?

Do you like the area where you live?

Do you live in a house or an apartment?

What is your favourite room in your house?

What facilities do you have in your neighbourhood?

What do you like about your country?

Tell me about the people in your country.

Where is a good place to visit in your country?

Is family important to you?

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Tell me about somebody in your family.

Do you live with your family?

How often do you spend time with your family?

Do you prefer spending time  with family or friends?

How often do you talk on the phone with your family?

Have you celebrated something special with your family recently?

Who do you admire in your family?

Do you like art?

Do you think art classes are necessary?

What benefits can you get from painting as a hobby?

Do you like taking photographs?

Do you like photographs of yourself?

Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take photos?

Do you prefer to take photos with a phone or with a camera?

Do you prefer to take pictures of people or of scenery?

Do you take many photographs when you travel?

Have you put any photographs you have taken on the walls in your house?

How often do you use a computer?

What do you use computers for?

Do you use a mobile phone a lot?

Is it OK for children to have mobile phones?

Do you like modern technology?

What modern technology don’t you like?

How often do you use the Internet?

Do you use social media sites?

What is your favourite website?

Is it bad to use the Internet too much?

How much money do you spend on clothes?

What types of clothes do you enjoy wearing?

Do you prefer summer clothes or winter clothes?

What would you wear to a formal event like a wedding?

Are you a fashionable person?

  Speaking Part 2

Describe a time when your computer broke down.

You should say - When it was - What you were doing 

What you did about it - And how you felt about it.

 

Describe a trip you took by bike.

You should say - When and where the trip was

Who you went with - Why you went by bike

 

Describe an experience when you got bored when you

were with others

You should say - When it was - Who you were with

What they did -  explain why you felt bored

 

Describe a skill you can teach others

You should say - what it is -when you learned it

how you taught others -how you feel about this skill.

 

Describe a time that you needed to use imagination.

You should say - when it was - why you used imagination

what you imagined -and explain how you felt about it.

 

Describe a time when you waited in line for a long time.

You should say - when it was - where you were

why you were there - and how you felt about it.

Describe an occasion when you wasted your time.

You should say - where you were - when it was

what you did -  explain why you think it was a waste of time.

 

Describe a time when you tried a new food for the first time.

You should say - what you ate -Where you ate it

What it tasted like -  explain whether or not you liked this food.

Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he  didn’t want to do.

You should say - Who he or she is –  What you wanted him to do

How he reacted -  explain why you encouraged him

 

Describe a wild animal you have seen.

You should say - What it looks like

Where you can see it - Explain why you like it

 

Describe a time when you got close to wild animals.

You should say - where you were -what the animals were doing

who you were with -  what your reaction was

 

Describe a time when you got lost.

felt when you got lost

 explain how you eventually found your way.

 

Describe something important that you lost.

You should say - When this happened - – Where you lost it

What it was - And explain why it was important

 

Describe a city you've been to and want to visit again.

You should say - when you visited there

what you did there - how long you stayed there

and explain why you would like to go back.

 

Describe a time when you saw a child behaved badly in public.

You should say - where it happened - what the child was doing

how others reacted to it - and explain how you felt about it.

 

  Speaking Part 3

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