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IELTS Speaking sample questions

July 19th, 2011 in IELTS

The IELTS speaking test takes about 15 minutes. There are three tasks – an interview, a short speech and a discussion. You will usually be asked questions about yourself, your work/studies, friends, family, interests and beliefs. It doesn’t require a lot of efforts to do well in the IELTS speaking test. All that you need to do is to familiarize yourself with the kind of questions that could be asked.

Here are some questions that were asked in an IELTS test held recently.


What is your full name?
Are you working or studying?
Do you like your job?
Why do you like your job?
Is there anything that you don’t like about your job?
Where do you study?
Which is your favourite subject?
Do you like science subjects?
How do you travel to your college?
Is it a good college?
Do you like pets?
Do you think pets are important in our life? Why?
Do you think people should protect animals? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a neighbor you know very well. Please say:
Who he / she is?
What do you like about him / her?
How did you meet him / her?

The topic for discussion was related to neighbors. The points that needed to be discussed were:

1. Why do we need neighbors?
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having neighbors?
3. How often do you meet your neighbors?
4. Are your neighbors involved with social work of some sort?