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2019 part 2 IELTS speaking test questions by topics asked in recent tests. 

New Topics May – August 2019

 

 

Describe a singer that you like.

You should say:

– Who he/she is

– Where and when you heard him/her sing for the first time

– What types of song she/he sings

and explain why you like his/her music

 

Describe a friend or a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal.

You should say:

– What this person is

– What this person encourage you to do

– What this person have help

and explain why this encouragement help you to achieve the goal

 

Describe a quiz program or game show on TV you like.

You should say:

– What it is

– How you know it

– What it is like

and explain why you like it

 

 

Describe a time that you invited family or friends to have dinner

You should say:

– where you had it

– what you talked about during the meal

– what you ate and drank

and explain why you had this meal with your friends.

 

 

Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future.

You should say:

– what sport it is

– When and where would you do it

– What preparations and equipment you would need

and explain why you would like to try this sport

New Topics Jan– May 2019

 

 

Describe a useful skill you learned in a math class from your primary/high school

You should say:

-What the skill was

-How you learned it

-Who taught you

And why it was useful to you

Now let’s talk a bit more about Maths

  • Do you think everyone needs to learn maths?
  • When do people use maths in their daily life?
  • Why are some people better at learning maths than others?
  • What methods can be used to make math class more interesting?
  • Can computers help us to study math?
  • Do you think some teachers are better at teaching maths?

 

Describe something important that you lost in the past

You should say:

  • When this happened
  • Where you lost it
  • What it was

And explain why it was important

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about losing things

What kinds of things do people often lose?

What are some reasons why people lose things?

What can we do to prevent losing important things?

What should people do if they see something valuable lying on the street?

What are some ways to find lost items?

What kinds of people may lose things often?

 

Describe something you do to help you concentrate

You should say:

-What it is

-How often you do it

-When you started doing it

– And explain why it helped you concentrate

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about concentration

  • Is it important for children to learn how to concentrate?
  • Who is the best person to tech children to concentrate?
  • What kinds of jobs require high concentration at work?
  • What sort of things distract people at work?
  • Do you think it is possible for people to do more than one thing at a time?
  • What can employers do to help their employees concentrate?

 

Describe an important decision made with the help of other people

You should say:

– When it happened

– Who helped you to make the decision

– What the decision was

And explain how you felt about it

 

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about advice

  • What sort of major decisions do young people need to make?
  • When young people need to make a decision, should they listen to some advice?
  • Should we trust the advice given by strangers when making decisions?
  • Who makes worse decisions, men or women?
  • Why do some people not like making decisions?
  • Do you think it is advisable to listen to others’ advice when making decisions?

 

DESCRIBE A TIME WHEN YOU HAD TO TAKE SOME MEDICINE

You should say:

–    When it happened

–    Who gave it to you

–    Why you had it

And explain how you felt about it

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about medicine.

Where can people get medicine in your country?

Do people buy medicine online?

Should medicine be free for those who cannot afford it?

Why do some people dislike taking medicine?

Is herbal medicine popular in your country?

Do you think some people take too much medicine?

 

DESCRIBE A HAPPY EXPERIENCE YOU HAD BEFORE

You should say:

–     Where you were

–     Who you were with

–     What you did

And explain why you felt happy

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about being happy

  • What sort of things make people happy?
  • Do you think money is the most important thing to be happy?
  • Are children generally happier than adults?
  • Is it important for people to be happy with their jobs?
  • Is job satisfaction more important than a high salary?
  • What can lead to job satisfaction?

 

DESCRIBE SOMETHING IMPORTANT THAT YOU LOST IN THE PAST

You should say:

–     When this happened

–     Where you lost it

–     What it was

And explain why it was important

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about important things.

  1. What are some common things people lose?
  2. What kinds of people lose things often?
  3. What can we do to prevent losing important things?
  4. Can technology help to prevent us losing things?
  5. Do you think people should have insurance to cover lost items?
  6. What should someone do if they find something valuable on the street?

 

DESCRIBE AN INTERESTING ANIMAL

You should say:

–     What it looks like

–     When you saw it for the first time

–     Where it lives

And explain why it is interesting

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about animals some more.

  • What types of animals are most common in your country?
  • Are their more or fewer wild animals than in the past?
  • What should we do to protect endangered animals?
  • Should experiments be conducted on animals?
  • Why do some people refuse to eat animals?
  • What will happen when some species of animals disappear from earth?

 

Describe a time that you were shopping in a street market

You should say:

–     When it was

–     Where you were

–     What you bought

And describe how you felt about the shopping experience

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about shopping

  • Where do most people in your country like to go shopping?
  • Why do some people prefer street markets over shopping malls?
  • Do you think the goods sold at discount stores are good value?
  • Do people in your country like shopping in big malls?
  • Why do some people like to buy expensive goods?
  • Are famous brand name products always good quality?

 

DESCRIBE A COMPETITION YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN

You should say:

–     What the competition is

–     How you know about it

–     What you need to prepare for it

And explain why you want to attend it

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about competitions

  1. What kinds of competitions are popular in your hometown?
  2. What factors can lead to success in competitions?
  3. Why are there many competition programs on TV nowadays?
  4. Do you think competition is important in the work place?
  5. What kinds of jobs or work should not involve competition?
  6. What do you think about those people who win a competition?

 

DESCRIBE A CHILDHOOD FRIEND OF YOURS

You should say:

·       When you met him/her

·       Where you met him/her

·       What you did with your friend

How you felt about the friend

 

PART 3: Now let’s discuss friendship in general.

  • Is it important to have friends during children?
  • Do you think teenagers should have lots of friends or just a few good friends?
  • What are some reasons why some teenagers don’t have any friends?
  • What can parents do to get their teenage children to socialise more?
  • Are teenagers influenced more by their peers or their parents?
  • Is it good to keep in touch with friends from childhood?

 

Describe a person who helps to protect the environment

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How this person protects the environment
  • What difficulty this person has faced

And explain how you feel about this person

 

PART 3

Let’s talk some more about.

  • What environmental problems does your country have?
  • How can we protect the environment?
  • Is it important to teach students about environmental protection at school?
  • Do you think it is necessary to make environmental protection a government priority?
  • What is your understanding of global warming?
  • What are some ways to address global warming?

Describe something that was given to you that you really needed

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Who gave it to you
  • Why you need it

And explain how you felt about it

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about acquiring goods

What types of things do young people like to buy?

Do you think people buy things that are not necessary?

What are the benefits of advertising?

Do you think people like to see ads on TV?

What should parent do when their children ask for things their friends have?

Is consumerism important to a country?

 

Describe a time that you wore a type of clothes for a special occasion

You should say:

  • What the occasion was
  • What you wore
  • Where you brought the clothes

And describe what other people at the occasion thought of your clothes

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about a clothing

1)         Does personality affect what clothing people choose what to wear?

2)         When should people wear formal clothes?

3)         Do people wear formal clothes more often than before?

4)         What clothes do university students wear for their graduation ceremonies?

5)         Where can you buy formal clothes in China?

6)         How popular is buying clothes online in China?

 

DESCRIBE SOMETHING INTERESTING THAT YOUR FRIEND HAS DONE BUT YOU HAVEN’T

You should say:

·       What it was

·       Where your friend did it

·       When your friend did it

And explain why it was interesting

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about friends

  • Are people influenced more by their friends or their parents?
  • Are people influenced by famous people?
  • Do you think it’s better to have lots of friends or just a few close ones?
  • Is it possible to make true friendships online?
  • What can we you learn from our close friends?
  • Do teenagers learn more from their friends or their parents?

 

DESCRIBE AN INTERESTING TALK OR LECTURE YOU HAVE HEARD

You should say:

·       When you heard it

·       Where you heard it

·       What it was about

And explain why you think it was interesting

 

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about speeches

What kinds of people get invited to give speeches?

What is required to be a good public speaker?

Why do people feel nervous when it comes to public speaking?

Are there any ways to feel less nervous?

Do you think all people feel nervous when giving speeches?

How important is body language when giving speeches?

DESCRIBE A GAME THAT YOU PLAYED IN YOUR CHILDHOOD

You should say:

·       What the game was

·       When you played it

·       Who you played it with

And explain how you felt about the game

 

 

PART 3

Let’s talk about games

1)           What kinds of games do children play these days?

2)           Why do people play different kinds of games after they grow up?

3)           Do you think winning is the most important goal when playing games?

Now let’s talk more about games

4)           Do parents in your country encourage their children to play games?

5)           What kinds of games do children play at school?

6)           What games  are most popular with adults?

DESCRIBE A QUIET PLACE YOU FOUND

You should say:

-where it is

-when you found it

-how often you go there

and how you felt about the place

 

PART 3

Let’s talk some more about quiet places

Is it hard to find quiet places in cities?

Is it always quiet in the countryside?

Do older people tend to live in quieter places than young people?

 

Now let’s move on to talk about noise.

What sort of annoying noises do neighbours make?

How would you deal with noisy neighbours?

Do you think there should be more laws to control the amount of noise people can make?

 

Describe a building you like

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it is used for
  • What it looks like

And explain why you like or dislike it

 

PART 3

Now let’s talk a bit more about old buildings

  • How do people in your country feel about old buildings?
  • Do old people and young people in your country have the same attitudes towards old buildings?
  • Is it important to preserve old buildings?
  • What are some ways to preserve old buildings?
  • How do old buildings affect the appearance of a place?
  • Should there be laws to control the design of buildings.

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2019 ielts speaking questions

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