IELTS Speaking Test

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Good morning/afternoon. My name is _____________. Can you tell me your full name
please?
Thank you.
Can I see your identification, please?
Thank you, that’s fine
Now I’d like to ask you some questions about yourself.















The examiner will now choose two of the following boxes. These are examples

Let’s talk about your home town
or village.
What kind of place is it?
What’s the most interesting part
of your home area?
What kind of jobs do the people
in your town/village do?
Would you say it is a good
place to live? Why?
Let’s talk about what you do. Do you
work or are you a student?

Work
What’s your job? Why did you
choose that kind of work?
How long have you been doing it?
Are there things your don’t like
about it? What are they?

Study
What subjects are you studying?
Why did you choose those
subjects? How long have you been
studying them?
Do you enjoy them? Why?
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Family
Can we talk
about your
family?
Do you have a small
or large family? How
much time do you
spend with them?
What things do you
do together?
Language
Learning
Let’s talk about
learning English.
How long have you
been learning
English? Where did
you learn? What is
easy/difficult? What
opportunities do you
have to speak? Is it
important?

Accommodation
Let’s move on to
talk about
accommodation.
Where do you live?
How long have you
lived there? What
kind of
accommodation
would you like?
Leisure
Let’s move on to
what you do in
your spare time.
Hobbies and
interests? When/how
did you become
interested? How do
you spend your
holidays? Is there
anyplace you would
like to visit? Why?
Daily Routine
I’d like to talk
about your daily
routine.
Are all your days the
same? Typical day?
Typical weekend?
What would you liket
to change? What is
the balance of
work/study?
Festivals
Let’s talk a little
about the
festivals in your
country
What are some
festivals in UAE?
Any special food or
activities? What do
you enjoy most? Are
festivals important?
Food
Moving on to
talk about food…
What kind of food do
you like? What are
typical UAE foods?
Is cooking a man’s or
woman’s job? How
do you like foreign
food?
Visitors
Now I’d like to
talk about
visitors to your
country.
What should visitors
to UAE see and do?
What kind of tourists
visit UAE? How has
tourism changed the
UAE?
Please note these
are possible
questions. Practise
these, as they may
come up in the test!!
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Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one or two
minutes. Before you talk, you will have one minute to think about what you
will say. You can make some notes.

Here is a paper and pencil for you to make some notes if you
wish, and here is your topic.

Describe a teacher who has influenced you. Say where
you met them, what subjects they taught, why they were
special and how they influenced you.

Describe a family member who has influenced you. Say how long you have
known them them, why they were special, how they differ from the other
family members, and how they influenced you.

Describe a story, book, or movie that had a big impact on you. Describe what
it was about, what effect it had and why it was so powerful.

Describe a place you visited that had a big impact on you. Say when you
went and how long you stayed. Describe the impact the place had on
you and why.

Describe an event in your life that had a big impact on you. Say when it happened
and what the circumstances were. Describe how it affected you and why.

Describe a friend in your life that had a big impact on you. Say how long you
have known him or her and how he or she affected you.

Describe a person you would most like to meet. Describe this person and state
why you would most like to meet him or her. What effect would the meeting
have on you? What would you say.

Describe a time in your life that was difficult. What was the problem? What were
some of the things that helped you to overcome this problem? What did you learn
from this experience, and what advice would you give others.

Describe a time in your life when you helped someone else with a problem. What
was the problem? How did you help the other person? What did you learn from
this experience, and what advice would you give others? Would you help in the
same way?


Please note these
are examples only.
The question in
the exam may be
different!
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We’ve been talking about a teacher who influenced you and I’d like to discuss with
you one or two more general questions related to this

Development in Education
Describe developments in
education in your country
Compare the experience
of your parents
What changes are coming?

National Education
What are your countries aims for education
What is the importance of extra-curricular activities

Styles of Teaching
Describe different styles of teaching
What is your preferred method of learning?
Should learners be grouped by ability?



Other examples

Part 2 Part 3

Describe a parent What is the role of parents in today’s society
Describe a friend Is friendship the same in every country?
Describe a place Should we spend money on national parks?
Describe a book Are writers respected in your country?
Describe a movie Is censorship of movies a good idea?
Describe a problem Is modern life becoming easier or more complicated
Describe a happy event How can we increase the role of the family?




The topic in Part 3 is related to the
topic in Part 2. So if, for example,
Part 2 was about a teacher, then
Part 3 might be about Education
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Describe a time in your life that was difficult. or movie that had a big impact on you. what subjects they taught. Describe how it affected you and why. you will have one minute to think about what you will say. What was the problem? What were some of the things that helped you to overcome this problem? What did you learn from this experience. Say where different! you met them. Describe a person you would most like to meet. Please note these Here is a paper and pencil for you to make some notes if you are examples only. Describe the impact the place had on you and why. Say when it happened and what the circumstances were. Describe this person and state why you would most like to meet him or her. Describe what it was about. and here is your topic.3-4 mins Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one or two minutes. Describe a time in your life when you helped someone else with a problem. Say when you went and how long you stayed. Describe a family member who has influenced you. Say how long you have known them them. Describe a place you visited that had a big impact on you. and how they influenced you. Describe a story. Describe an event in your life that had a big impact on you. how they differ from the other family members. why they were special and how they influenced you. You can make some notes. and what advice would you give others. Describe a friend in your life that had a big impact on you. book. What was the problem? How did you help the other person? What did you learn from this experience. What effect would the meeting have on you? What would you say. why they were special. wish. what effect it had and why it was so powerful. Say how long you have known him or her and how he or she affected you. Before you talk. and what advice would you give others? Would you help in the same way? . The question in the exam may be Describe a teacher who has influenced you.

then Part 3 might be about Education 4-5 mins National Education What are your countries aims for education What is the importance of extra-curricular activities Styles of Teaching Describe different styles of teaching What is your preferred method of learning? Should learners be grouped by ability? Other examples Part 2 Describe a parent Describe a friend Describe a place Describe a book Describe a movie Describe a problem Describe a happy event Part 3 What is the role of parents in today’s society Is friendship the same in every country? Should we spend money on national parks? Are writers respected in your country? Is censorship of movies a good idea? Is modern life becoming easier or more complicated How can we increase the role of the family? . Part 2 was about a teacher. So if. for example.! We’ve been talking about a teacher who influenced you and I’d like to discuss with you one or two more general questions related to this Development in Education Describe developments in education in your country Compare the experience of your parents What changes are coming? The topic in Part 3 is related to the topic in Part 2.

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