Speaking

IELTS SPEAKING QUESTIONS

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Describe your home.
Q What is your favourite spot there?
Q Let’s talk about shoes.
Q Do you like comfortable or fashionable shoes?
Q Why is it so?
Q What is your favourite type of shoes?
Q How often do you buy shoes?
Q Is price important when you chose shoes? Why?

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Talk about a prize that you would like to win. Please say
Q What is the prize?
Q What do you need to do to win it?
Q How would you feel after winning?

Discussion

Q  Are prizes given to children in school important to them?
Q Will forcing children to study help them achieve anything?
Q Is it good to give rewards to children? Why?
Q How can an employer show appreciation to the best employees? Why?

Interview

Q What is your full name
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Where do you live now?
Q Describe your home.
Q What are its advantages and disadvantages?
Q What is your favourite room at home? Why?

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Q Talk about a recent event where you gathered with your friends. Please say- What was the event?
Q Why was it special for you?
Q hat were people’s remarks after the event?

Discussion

Q What made that event memorable?
Q Do you like shopping?
Q When do people usually go shopping in your country?
Q Do you think technology changed our food production?

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Describe the place where you live.
Q Do you like it there? Why?
Q What can you do there?
Q Is it a good place to raise a child?
Q Will you stay there in the future?

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Q Describe a city that you have visited recently. Please say- When and where was it?
Q What did you do there?
Q What did you like or dislike about it?

Discussion
Q
Did you go there by yourself or with somebody?
Q Why do most people live in cities?
Q Why were cities established where they are?
Q Do you think city planning is important? Why?
Q Why are there better education offers in cities?

Q What type of people live in cities?
Q What are the main differences between cities and small towns?
Q Would you prefer living in a city or a small town with family?

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Why did you chose this job?
Q What kind of food do you like?
Q When do you usually eat this food?
Q Lets talk about the weather.
Q What is the weather like in your country?
Q What weather do you like more, hot or cold? Why?
Q Do you talk about the weather with your friends?
Q Do you think you can live in extreme hot or extreme cold conditions? Why?

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Q Talk about your best school friend. Please say- How did you meet him/her?
Q Describe him/her.
Q What did you do together?
Q Why do you remember him/her?

Discussion

Q Do you think it is hard for people to be in contact with friends?
Q What is the most common way to communicate with friends?
Q Why do you think Internet is useful for that?
Q Why do you think people can care more about friends than family?

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Do you enjoy your study?
Q What are your future plans?
Q Do you like the nature?
Q Do you like camping?
Q Do you often see advertisements on TV or the Internet? Why?
Q Do you like seeing advertisements on the road?
Q How do advertisements influence people?
Q What do you think about living in the countryside?

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Q Describe a book that you have read recently. Please say- What book is it?
Q When did you read it?
Q What was it about?
Q Did you enjoy reading the book?

Discussion
Q
What is the importance of books?
Q Do reading habits change as people grow older?
Q What will be the role of books in the next 25 years?
Q Is reading books more beneficial than watching films or TV? Why?

Interview
Q
What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q How do you usually relax?
Q Where do you prefer to relax? Why?
Q Do you like to travel?

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Talk about a country that you would like to visit. Please say- Why would you like to go there?
– What time of the year do you want to go there?
– What do you like about the place?

Interview– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the home where you live.
– Do you think it is a good place to live in?
– What do you like the most about your home?
– Is it a good place for children?
– Do you think it is good for study?
– If you have to study for a long time what do you do to concentrate?
– Can you concentrate when it’s noisy or only when it’s quiet? Why?

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Talk about an important letter that you have sent to someone. Please say

– Why did you send it?
– What was it about?
– To whom did you send it?

Discussion

– What types of letters do you usually send?
– Do you think people these days mostly use letters, e-mails, phone or SMS(text messages)?
– What is the best way of sending letters, using mobile phone or e-mail?
– What presents are good to give to people in your opinion?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the area where you live.
– Do you like the place where you live?
– Is this area good for children?
– Do you like to visit parks or gardens?
– When was the last time you visited a park or a garden?
– What kind of weather do you like?
– Do you like to talk about the weather?

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Talk about a recent celebration (a wedding, a party and so on) that you have attended. Please say

– What was the reason for the celebration?
– What were you doing there?
– Did you enjoy the celebration?

Discussion

– Do you think people spend a lot of money on weddings these days?
– Do you think people get married late nowadays? Why?
– Do you think attending such events is important? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Is this place safe for children?
– Can you read maps?
– How often do you use a map?
– What do you prefer, paper or electronic maps?

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Talk about a family member with whom you like to spend time. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Why do you like to spend time with him/her?
– How often do you meet?

Discussion

– What do you think about social media?
– What are its advantages and disadvantages?
– Do you believe in online friendship?
– Do you prefer to spend time with family or friends?

Interview

– Did you learn to ride a bicycle in your childhood?
– Is it easy to ride a bicycle in your country?
– What are the benefits of riding a bicycle for a child?
– Is it safe to ride a bicycle on roads?
– What type of music do you like?
– Do you still like the same music that you liked in your childhood? Why?

-Where did you live most of your life?
– What do you like about your hometown?
– Is it a safe place for kids to grow up?
– Does your job involve a lot of writing?
– Do you prefer handwriting or typing? Why?
– In what situations do you still use handwriting? Why?

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q What do you do?
Q Would it be better to raise a child in a big city or the countryside? Why?
Q Did you ever think about living in the countryside?
Q Do you like to have snacks between your normal meals? Why?
Q Do you eat different types of snacks at different times? Why?
Q How do you choose what type of snack to eat?
Q How often do you use online social networks such as Facebook?
Q Do you think such social networks are popular in your country?
Q Do you think people will continue to use them in the future?

Interview

Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q What subject are you studying?
Q Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
Q Do you like reading books?
Q What type of books do you read?
Q Do you like to read history books?
Q What history book did you read recently?
Q Do you like swimming?
Q Do children like swimming?
Q Can most people in your country swim?

 

Discussion

Q What are some special features in the car you want to buy?
Q Do you think technological development changed the way we live today?
Q What types of technology are used at schools?
Q Why do you think young people like to study technology?
Q Do you think technology plays a more important role than teachers nowadays?
Q How did technology change the way people communicate? Why?

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Talk about a song that you liked in the past. Please say                                                                                                                                        Q What was the song?
Q Why did you like it?
Q Do you still listen to it?

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Talk about a dinner with a friend that you had recently. Please say:

Q Describe your friend.
Q When and where was the dinner?
Q What were you talking about?

following Speaking questions:

Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Did you learn to ride a bicycle in your childhood?
Q Is it easy to ride a bicycle in your country?
Q What are the benefits of riding a bicycle for a child?
Q Is it safe to ride a bicycle on roads?
Q What type of music do you like?
Q Do you still like the same music that you liked in your childhood? Why?

 

Do you often use public transport?
– Do you use taxis or buses?
– Have you ever taken a long distance trip by bus or taxi?
– What do you think about the public transport facilities in your city?

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Talk about an article you read recently in a magazine or newspaper. Please say
Q What magazine/newspaper it was
Q When you read the article
Q What it was about
Q What subject are you studying?
Q Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
Q Do you like dancing? Why?
Q Did you take dance lessons?
Q In the future, would you like to learn dancing?
Q Do you like to watch others dance?

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q What subject are you studying?
Q Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
Q Do you like reading books?
Q What type of books do you read?
Q Are you reading a book presently?
Q Would you like to write a book in the future?

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Describe a family that you like (not your own). Please say

Q How do you know this family?
Q Where are they from?
Q Why do you like them?

 

Talk about a photo that influenced you very much. Please say

– Who was the photographer?
– When and where was it taken?
– How did it affect you?

Q Where do you live now?
Q Do you live in a house or a flat?
Q Describe the place you live in.
Q Do you plan to stay there for a long time? Why?
Q Are there any transport facilities near your home?
Q Do you have any entertainment places in your city?
Q How do you spend weekends?
Q Do you like arts?
Q Do you like movies?
Q How often do you go to the cinema?
Q Did you visit an art gallery before?
Q When was the last time?
Q Do you have any special plans for the next weekend?

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Describe an interesting animal that you saw for the first time recently. Please say

– What is it?
– Why was it interesting to you?
– What did it do?

Discussion

– What was your reaction to its behavior?
– Why do you think people become vegetarians?
– What should be done to lower cruelty to animals?

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Describe a memorable dinner with friends. Please say

Q Who did organize it and why?
Q What kind of food was served?
Q What was the main topic of conversation?

Q What do you like the most in your home? Why?
Q What changes do you want to make in your home?
Q How do you communicate with you relatives and friends?
Q When did you get your first mobile phone?
Q When a mobile phone shouldn’t be used? Why?
Q Do you like to send or receive postcards?
Q What type of cards do you send to your friends or family?
Q What kind of music do you listen to?
Q Do you think your taste in music changed with time? How?
Q Do you prefer live concerts or recorded music? Why?
Q Would you like to attend a live concert of your favorite band?

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Talk about an instance when you received some good news. Please say

Q What was the news?
Q How did you receive the news?
Q What did you do after that?

Q Do you like it? Why?
Q Is there a public transport available near your home?
Q Do you intend to live there for a long time? Why?
Q Do you like flowers?
Q Do you have any plants in your home?
Q What kind of plants are there?
Q When was the last time you bought a plant?
Q Have you ever had a garden?
Q On what occasions do you use flowers in your country?

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Talk about a happy event from your childhood that you remember well. Please say
Q what event it was
Q what happened and when
Q how you felt at the time

Q Let’s talk about music.
Q What kind of music do you like? Why?
Q Did your taste in music change with time?
Q Why do you think it is?
Q Do you prefer live concerts or records? Why?

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Describe an application or software that you are using on your laptop/mobile device. Please say

Q What does it do?
Q Where and when did you find it?
Q Why do you use it?

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Talk about a mistake that you made in the past. Please say

Q What was the mistake?
Q Where and when did you make it?
Q What did you learn from it?

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Talk about a person whom you met recently and like. Please say

Q When and where did you meet?
Q Why do you like him/her?
Q Would you like to spend more time with this person?

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Describe an application or software that you are using on your laptop/mobile device. Please say

Q What does it do?
Q Where and when did you find it?
Q Why do you use it?

Q What skills do you think are important for children to learn?
Q Is it different from what they would like to learn? Why?
Q How is it different from what they should learn?
Q What does a child learn from mastering a difficult task?
Q Who are more important in shaping a children’s characters, parents or teachers?
Q Why do you think so?

Q Do you work or study?
Q What do you like to do on a sunny day? Why?
Q What activities can people do on a sunny day?
Q What did you do in school on a sunny day?

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Describe a decision you had to make in the past, which impacted positively on your life. Please say

Q What was the decision?
Q Why did you make it?
Q How did you benefit from it?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do there?
– Do you have a plan to change your job in the future?
– Why?
– What do you do in the morning?
– What time of the day do you enjoy the most?

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Describe something that you wanted to do, but haven’t done yet. Please say

– What is it?
– Is it difficult or easy to do?
– Why do you want do it?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about people’s goals and plans.
– Do you think many people have a goal in their life?
– Is having a goal important? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your town or city.
– Does it rain a lot in your city?
– How do you feel when it rains?

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Describe a situation when you helped someone. Please say

– What was the situation?
– What did you do to help?
– What was the result?

Discussion

– How did you feel about it later?
– Let’s talk about helping people.
– Should younger generation be more helpful?
– What do you think about unpaid jobs?
– Do you support volunteering?
– Why do you think so?

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