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IELTS Speaking Questions

September 21st, 2011 in IELTS

The IELTS speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three parts – an interview, a speech and a discussion. The questions asked during the speaking test can repeat.

The following questions were asked during a  real IELTS exam. Practice answering them and try to frame questions of similar kind.


What is your name?

Are you working or studying?

Do you live in a city or a small town?

Can you tell me something about the recent changes in your home town?

Do you like the city you live in?

What, in your opinion, are the advantages of living in a city?

What is the meaning of your name?

Who gave you this name?

Who names children in your country?

Is there a special naming ceremony in your country?

How may I address you?

Cue card

The second part of the speaking test is a speech. A cue card will be given with a few questions. Test takers will be given 1 minute to prepare a speech that answers all of the questions given in the cue card.


Speak about the happiest event in your life.

Follow up questions

What events make people happy?

What events make elderly people happy?

Do you think that rich people are happy?