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IELTS speaking test in Australia

October 12th, 2012 in IELTS

The IELTS speaking test takes only about 15 minutes. During those 15 minutes you have to impress the examiner with your speaking skills. Your performance is rated on the basis of your fluency and pronunciation skills. Accent isn’t very important so don’t worry about it. You don’t require any special practice to do well in the speaking test. The questions are general in nature. You just need to give descriptive answers. Avoid one-word answers at any cost.

The IELTS speaking test questions often repeat sSo it is always a good idea to find out which questions were asked in recent IELTS tests.

The following questions were asked in an IELTS speaking test recently held in Australia.


hat is your name?

Could you tell me what your full name is?

Do you like your name?

Have you ever wanted to change your name?

What are you doing?

Do you like your job?

Is there anything that you don’t like about your job?

Have you wanted to change jobs?

Who names babies in your country?

Could you tell me something about the naming ceremony in your country?


The test takers were asked to talk about a day off. A cue card was given with the following questions:


Where would you like to go?

What would you like to do?

Whom would you like to go with?

How do you usually feel at the end of a holiday?


The topic for discussion was related to the topic for speech. The questions that were discussed were the following:

Would you rather have a single long holiday or many short holidays in a year? Why?

Do you think that men and women like to engage in different activities during their holidays? Why?