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IELTS speaking test questions

September 19th, 2012 in IELTS

The IELTS speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three parts: an interview, a little speech and a discussion. The questions asked in the Speaking test are general in nature. You don’t require any specialized knowledge to answer them. And because Speaking questions often repeat, you should familiarize yourself with the questions asked in recent IELTS tests.

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


What is your full name?

What should I call you?

Can I have a look at your identity card?

What are you doing?

Where are you coming from?

Do you enjoy reading?

Do you think children should cultivate the habit of reading?

In your opinion what are the advantages of reading?

Do you know how to use a computer?

Do you think computers are useful?

What do you like to learn about computers?

Cue card for speech

Test takers were asked to talk about the kind of clothes they like to wear. They had to say:

Where they buy their clothes from

How often they buy new clothes

Why they like to buy clothes


The topic for discussion was related to clothes. The questions were:

Do you spend a lot of money on clothes?

Do you think people judge others by their clothes?

What is your opinion about fashion?

What are the positive and negative sides of fashion?