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Current IELTS Speaking Test Questions 2020

The latest questions being asked in the IELTS speaking test in 2020 are now emerging. May to August 2020. I have confirmed that all the questions from the start of the year and from the end of 2019 are still in the test.

PART 1 IELTS speaking test questions 2020

IELTS SPEAKING questions MAY 2020 PART 2
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ARE YOU WORKING OR STUDYING? 

Your Work:
Q1: What kind of work do you do?
Q2: Why did you choose to do this type of job?
Q3:  Is there anything you do not like about your job?
Q4: Will you do this job for a long time?

Your Studies:
Q1: What kind of course do you study?
Q2: Why did you choose to do that course?
Q3: Is your course very interesting?
Q4: What will you do when you finish your studies?

Let’s discuss where you live:
Q1: Do you live in a city or a town?
Q2: What is the best thing about where you live?
Q3: Do you know many people who live near you?
Q4: How do you think your city/town could be improved?

Let’s talk about parks
Q1: How often do you go to a park?
Q2: What activities do you do in a park?
Q3: Do you prefer small parks or big parks?
Q4: Do people in your country like going to parks?

Now let’s discuss breaks from work or study
Q1: What do you usually do during a break?
Q2: Do you prefer a long break or several short breaks?
Q3: How often do you take a break?
Q4: Why do you need to take a break?

Let’s now discuss numbers and maths
Q1: Are you good at maths?
Q2: How often do you need to use maths?
Q3: What is your favorite number?
Q4: Are you good at remembering phone numbers?

Let’s talk about science classes
Q1: Do you like learning about science?
Q2: Did you study science at school?
Q3: What kind of science classes did you take at school?
Q4: Do you think science is important?

Now let’s discuss history
Q1: Do you like learning about history?
Q2: When was the last time you read about history?
Q3: Did you like history when you were young?
Q4: Have you ever been to any history museums?

Let’s talk about scenery
Q1: Is there good scenery in the area you live in?
Q2: Do you like to take photos of scenery?
Q3: What scenic places are there in your country?
Q4: When you travel, do you like to stay in hotels with scenic views?

Now let’s discuss cakes and desserts
Q1: Do you like to eat dessert?
Q2: Have you ever made any cakes?
Q3: Do you like eating cake?
Q4: What desserts do people in your country like?

Let’s talk about art
Q1: Do you like art?
Q2: Have you ever visited an art gallery?
Q3: Is there any artwork on the wall in your home?
Q4: Have you ever had any art classes?

Let’s now discuss pens and pencils
Q1: Do you usually use a pen or a pencil?
Q2: When was the last time you bought a pen or pencil?
Q3: Have you ever received a pen or pencil as a gift?
Q4: Do people in your country prefer to use pens or pencils?

Now let’s discuss spending time by yourself
Q1: How often do you spend time by yourself?
Q2: What did you do last time you were by yourself?
Q3: Do you like spending a lot of time by yourself?
Q4: When do you usually spend time by yourself?

Let’s talk about laughing
Q1: How often do you laugh?
Q2: Do you like to watch funny movies or TV shows?
Q3: Are you the kind of person who makes other people laugh?Q4: Do you think it is important to laugh with friends?

Let’s now discuss water sports
Q1: What water sports do you like doing?
Q2: What kind of water sports do you want to try?
Q3: Have you ever done any dangerous water sports?
Q4: Are water sports popular in China?

Let’s talk about running
Q1: How often do you run?
Q2: Where do you usually go running?
Q3: Did you like running when you were a child?
Q4: Do you think running is a good way to stay healthy?

PART 2 & 3 IELTS speaking test questions 2020

MAY to August 2020

Describe a person you read about in a book.

You should say:
what book you read
who the person is
what the book says about the person
and explain what sort of person this is.

Describe someone who you have lived with before.

You should say:
who this person is
when you lived with this person
why you lived with this person
and explain how you felt about living with this person.

Describe an interesting neighbor.

You should say:
who this person is
how you know this person
how often you see this person
and explain why you feel this person is interesting.

Describe a creative person that you admire.

You should say:
who this person is
how you got to know this person
why you think he or she is creative
and explain why you admire this person.

Describe a new friend you made recently.

You should say:
when it happened
who the friend is
how you met
and explain how you feel about your friend.

PLACES

Describe a place where there are many decorations.

You should say:
what place it is
where it is located
what decorations it has
and explain how you feel about this place.

Describe a lively place.

You should say:
where this place is
who you went there with
what you did there
and explain why you think it was lively.

Describe a place you visited that is affected by
pollution.

You should say:
where it is
when you visited this place
what kinds of pollution you saw there
and explain how this place is affected by pollution.

Describe a city you went to recently.

You should say
where it is
when you went there
why you went there
and explain how you felt about it.

Describe a tall building you like or dislike.

You should say:
where it is
what it is used for
what it looks like
and explain why you like or dislike it.

Describe a method that helps you memorise things.

You should say:
what this method is
when you started to use it
how you use this method
and explain why it helps you memorise things.

Describe a book that you would like to read again.

You should say:
what book it is
what it is about
when you read it for the first time
and explain why you would like to read it again.

Describe an advertisement you have seen recently.

You should say:
when where you saw it
where you saw it
what was advertised
and explain how you felt about it.

Describe a technology product you used before.

You should say:
what it is
when you got it
when you use it
and explain why you like it or not.

Describe an art or craft activity you did at school.

You should say:
when you did this activity
what this activity was
how you did it
and explain how you felt about this activity.

Describe the weather that you do not like most.

You should say:
what sort of weather it is
when it normally occurs
why you do not like it
and explain how this type of weather makes you feel.

Describe a time when you were misunderstood.

You should say:
when it was
who misunderstood you
why you were misunderstood
and explain how you felt about it.

Describe a time you needed to use imagination.

You should say:
what the situation was
why you needed to use imagination
what you imagined
and explain how you felt about it.

Describe a time when you felt nervous.

You should say:
when this happened
who you were with
what you were doing
and explain why you felt nervous.

Describe a time someone or something made a lot of noise.

You should say:
when this happened
who the person was
what kinds of noise it was
and explain what you did when you heard noise.

Jan-April 2020

Describe a family member you spend a lot of time with
You should say:
Who this person is
What kind of person he/she is
What you usually do together
And explain why you spend a lot of time with him/her

PART 3: [model answers here]
Let’s talk more about families living together
Q1: What are the benefits of younger and older generations living together?
Q2: What are the disadvantages of younger and older generations living together?
Q3: Do people in your country prefer to get help from family members of friends?
Q4: Is it important to visit family members often?

Describe a person in the news who you want to meet

You should say:
Who this person is
How you know about him/her
What he/she is like
And explain why you want to meet him/her

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about people in the news
Q1: What kinds of people, in your country, are usually in the news?
Q2: Are stories about celebrities in the news always true?
Q3: Why is the news often about famous people?
Q4: Could superstars bring positive influence to the public?

Describe a person who taught you something
You should say:
Who this person is
What he/she is like
What he/she taught you
And explain how you felt about him/her

PART 3:

Let’s talk more about learning
Q1: What qualities do you think a good teacher should have?
Q2: Do you think young people learn faster than old people?
Q3: What do you think is the best age for children to go to school?
Q4: Do people in your country prefer to study alone or in groups?

Describe a time when you helped someone
You should say:
Why you helped
How you helped
Where you helped him/her
And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about children and help
Q1: What kind of help should parents give to their children?
Q2: Should parents help their children with their homework every day?
Q3: Should parents give their teenage children dating advice? Q4: Can children provide any kind of help to parents

Describe a time when someone apologized to you
You should say:

  • When it was
  • Who this person is
  • Why he or she apologized to you
    And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:

Let’s talk more about apologizing
Q1: On what types of occasions do people usually apologize to others?
Q2: Do people in your country like to apologize?
Q3: Do you think people should apologize for anything wrong they do?
Q4: Why do some people refuse to apologize to others?

Describe a piece of important news you got by text message or email
You should say:

  • What it was
  • When you got it
  • Who you got it from

And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about messages
Q1: Do you think traditional letters are a good way to send messages?
Q2: In what situations is it better to make a phone call than send a message to someone?
Q3: In your country do people prefer to send email or text messages?
Q4: Is technology having a negative impact on communication among people?

Describe a team that you were a member of

You should say:

  • What the team was
  • Why you joined it
  • What you did in it

And explain how you felt about being a member

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about teams

Q1: What are some reasons why people join teams?
Q2: What causes disagreements within a team?
Q3: Do you think it is good for children to join a team?
Q4: What skills do team leaders require in the workplace?

Describe an important journey that was delayed
You should say:

  • What the purpose of the journey was
  • Why it was important
  • How it was delayed

And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about travelling
Q1: How do people usually travel long distances in your country?Q2: In what ways can traffic conditions in a city be improved?
Q3: Do you think people will still drive a car if public transportation is free?
Q4: How can transportation in rural areas of your country be improved?

Describe an occasion when you could not use your mobile phone
You should say:

  • When it was
  • Where it was
  • Why you could not use your mobile phone

And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about mobile phones
Q1: Is it necessary to have laws on the use of mobile phones?
Q2: Should young children have mobile phones?
Q3: Do people in your country prefer to use a computer or a mobile phone?
Q4: Do you think mobile phones could totally replace computers in the future?

Describe an occasion when the weather prevented a planned activity
You should say:

  • When it was
  • Why it prevented your activity
  • What you did instead

And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about the weather

Q1: Can the weather have any impact on people’s daily activities?
Q2: Why do people do different kinds of sports in different seasons?
Q3: What kind of weather do people in your country like most?Q4: Is the weather in your country changing?

Describe a change that could improve your local area
You should say:

  • What it is
  • How the change can be made
  • What problems it might bring

And explain how you feel the area will benefit

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about local areas
Q1: What are some of the main problems in local areas?
Q2: What are the best solutions to these problems?
Q3: Do people in your country like joining social groups in their community?
Q4: What are the benefits of living in a friendly community?

Describe a time when you were excited
You should say:

  • When it was
  • Where you were
  • Who you were with

And explain why you were excited

PART 3:
Let’s talk about celebrations

Q1: What personal events do people usually celebrate?
Q2: How do people celebrate their personal events?
Q3: Do you think it is necessary to spend a lot of money on celebrations?
Q4: Do you think the government wastes too much money on celebrations?

Describe a crowded place you went to
You should say:

  • Where you went
  • Who you went there with
  • Why you went there

And explain how you felt about this place

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about crowded places

Q1: Do people in your country like to go to crowded places?
Q2: How can the problem of traffic congestion be solved?
Q3: Why do people still like to live in big cities?
Q4: Do you think cities will be even larger in the future?

Describe a difficult challenge you met
You should say:

  • What the challenge was
  • When you met it
  • How you responded to it

And explain why you think it was difficult

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about challenges
Q1: Do you think parents should give kids challenges?
Q2: What challenges do you think children might benefit from most?
Q3: What is the most challenging thing for adults?
Q4: Do you think its beneficial for senior citizens to have challenges?

Describe a new skill you learned recently that you think is important
You should say:

  • What it is
  • How difficult it was to learn
  • How you learned it

And explain why you think it is important

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about skills
Q1: What skills are important for people these days?
Q2: What is the difference between skills required in the past and those at present?
Q3: Do you think teamwork and communication skills are important?
Q4: What kind of skills might become more important in the future?

Describe a uniform (in a school or company) you have worn
You should say:

  • Why you wore the uniform
  • What it looked like
  • Who bought it for you

And explain how you felt about wearing it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about uniforms
Q1: Do you think students should wear school uniforms?
Q2: What types of occupations should wear a uniform?
Q3: Should companies ask for employees’ opinions about the design of uniforms?
Q4: Do you think it is becoming more popular for people to wear uniforms?

Describe a live performance you have seen
You should say:

  • What it was
  • When you saw it
  • Who you were with

And explain why you watched it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about live performances
Q1: What’s the difference between watching a performance live and watching it on TV?
Q2: Do people in your country prefer live music concerts or live sports?
Q3: Should the government provide money to promote traditional performances?
Q4: Do you think learning drama or dancing is helpful for children?

Describe an article on health you have read
You should say:

  • What it was about
  • Where you read it
  • Why you read it

And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about health
Q1: Do you think people in your country are generally healthy?
Q2: What can governments do to improve people’s health?
Q3: What activities can schools organize for children to keep fit?
Q4: Do you think people are healthier now than in the past?

Describe a time you saw an interesting animal
You should say:

  • What it looked like
  • Where you saw it
  • What it was doing

And explain why you think it was interesting

PART 3:
Let’s about pets
Q1: Do people in your country like taking care of pets?
Q2: Do you think it is safe for animals to live in cities?
Q3: What problems are caused by keeping pets?
Q4: Is keeping pets becoming more popular?

Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first
You should say:

  • What it was
  • Where you bought it
  • Why it was difficult to use at first

And explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about products
Q1: What kinds of products are most popular in your country?Q2: What kinds of products do young people think are useful but old people may not?
Q3: Are people, in your country, buying more products than in the past?
Q4: What problems is consumerism causing nowadays?

Describe a job that you would not like to do in the future
You should say:

  • What it is
  • How you know about it
  • Why you think it is undesirable

And explain why you would not like to do it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about jobs
Q1: What kind of jobs do young people like doing in your country?
Q2: Do people in your country prefer physical work or mental work?
Q3: What factors should people take into consideration when choosing jobs?
Q4: Do people in your country like to work in other countries?

Describe a successful small company you know about
You should say:

  • What sort of company it is
  • How you know about it
  • Why you think it is successful

And explain how you feel about it

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about companies
Q1: What types of companies are most common in your country?
Q2: What are the important factors in making a company successful?
Q3: What kinds of qualities should a successful businessman have?
Q4: What kinds of new businesses are emerging in your country?

Describe an ideal house or apartment that you want to live in
You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it is like
  • Who you would like to live there with

And explain why you think it is ideal

PART 3:
Let’s talk more about homes
Q1: Do people in your country prefer to live in a house or an apartment?
Q2: Is the cost of housing rising in your country?
Q3: Why do many people like to live in cities?
Q4: Do you think living in the countryside will be more popular in the future?

I also recommend you look at questions from 2019 September to December for part 1 and part 2&3 as it is highly likely these questions are still in the test! These are below:

PART 1 IELTS speaking test questions 2019

  1. A Work: let’s talk about what you are doing:

What sort of work do you do?

Do you like your job?

Do you work harder in the mornings or in the afternoons?

Do you miss being a student?

         B.Studies: let’s talk about what you are doing:

  • What are you studying?
  • Do you enjoy studying?
  • Do you prefer to study in the mornings or in the afternoons?
  • Are you looking forward to working?

Now let’s discuss your Home/Accommodation

  • Do you live in a house or an apartment?
  • What are the differences regarding where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
  • Which room does your family spend most of the time in?
  • How long have you lived there?

Let’s talk about your Hometown

  • What is the name of your hometown?
  • Is it a big city or a small place?
  • How long have you been living there?
  • Is there anything you dislike about your hometown?

Let’s talk about teachers

  • What kinds of teachers do you like?
  • Did you have a favorite teacher at high school?
  • What’s the difference between young and old teachers?
  • Do you want to be a teacher in the future?

Now let’s talk about friends

  • What sort of people do you think make good friends?
  • Do you keep in contact with friends from your childhood?
  • Do you think you are a good friend to others?
  • Do you prefer to have a lot of friends or just a few close ones?

I’d like to discuss movies

  • What’s your favorite movie?
  • Do your friends like this movie?
  • What kinds of movies do you think young people like?
  • Do you want to be a movie star?

Let’s talk about animals

  • Have you ever kept any pets?
  • Do you like to go to the zoo?
  • Have you ever seen any animals in the wild before?
  • What wild animal do you like most?

I’d like to discuss languages

  • What languages can you speak?
  • Do you think it’s difficult to learn a new language?
  • Will you learn other languages in the future?
  • Why do you learn English?

Let’s talk about voices

  • Has your voice ever changed?
  • Do you enjoy recording your voice and listening to it?
  • Do you like the sound of your own voice?
  • Does your voice sound similar to your parents’?

Now let’s talk about jeans

  • Do you like wearing jeans?
  • How often do you wear jeans?
  • Did you wear jeans when you were a child?
  • Why do you think jeans are popular?

Let’s talk about haircuts

  • Do you like having your hair cut?
  • How long have you had your current haircut?
  • Have you ever had an unhappy haircut experience?
  • How often do you have a haircut?

Now let’s talk about walking

  • Do you walk a lot?
  • Do you walk more often than in the past?
  • Where do you usually take a walk?
  • Do you think people will walk more in the future?

Let’s talk about concentration

  • What do you do to help yourself concentrate?
  • When do you need to be focused?
  • What may distract you when you’re trying to stay focused?
  • Is it difficult for you to stay focused on something?

Let’s talk about the Countryside

  • How often do you go to the countryside?
  • When was the last time you went to the countryside?
  • Would you like to live in the countryside in the future?
  • Do people in your country like to live in the countryside?

Tiredness

  • What things make you tired?
  • What do you do when you feel tired?
  • Who do you prefer to talk to when you feel mentally tired – your friends or your families?
  • Do you want to talk to strangers when you feel mentally tired?

Sun

  • Do you like sunshine?
  • What do you do on sunny days?
  • Have you ever used sunscreen?
  • What activities are not suitable on a sunny day?

Amusement park

  • Do you like amusement parks?
  • How often do you go to amusement parks?
  • What do you usually do at amusement parks?
  • Do you think the amusement park is important?

Forest

  • When was the last time you went to a forest?
  • Do you like going to a forest if you are free?
  • What do people generally do in a forest?
  • Do you think forests are important to us?

Eating

  • How often do you eat with your family?
  • Do you like eating healthy food?
  • Do you eat out a lot?
  • Do you prefer eating at home or at a restaurant?

Makeup

  • Do you often wear makeup?
  • What does wearing makeup mean to you?
  • Do you give makeup as gifts?
  • What do you think when you see a man wearing makeup?

Island

  • How often do you go to an island?
  • What do you like to do when you are on an island?
  • Are there many islands in your country?
  • Do you want to live on an island if you have a chance?

Trust

  • Who do you trust most?
  • Have you ever lost trust in some people?
  • What kinds of people do you trust?
  • Do you trust artificial intelligence?

Shopping

  • Do you like going shopping?
  • Do you shop online?
  • Does shopping take you a lot of time?
  • What’s the best part about shopping?

Perfume

  • Do you like perfume?
  • Do you use perfume?
  • Would you ever give perfume as a gift?
  • Is wearing perfume popular in your country?

Reading

  • How often do you read?
  • What kinds of book do you like to read?
  • What was your favourite book or story when you were a child?
  • Do you like E-books?

Apps

  • What apps do you often use on your phone or computer?
  • Do you often use apps on your mobile phone?
  • Do you want to develop an app yourself?
  • What kinds of apps are popular in your country?

Sport

  • Do you prefer watching or playing sports?
  • What’s the most common sport in your country?
  • Do you think it is difficult to learn a new sport?
  • Are there many celebrity athletes in your country?

Time Management

  • How do you organize you time?
  • Do you make plans every day?
  • Would you say you manage your time well?
  • Are you ever late for anything?

Travel

  • Do you like travelling?
  • Where would you like to travel for a vacation?
  • Who do you often spend holidays with?
  • Do you prefer traveling alone or in a group?

Litter/ Rubbish

  • Do you think it’s important to keep our cities clean?
  • What do you do when you see rubbish on the street?
  • Do you ever throw litter on the ground?
  • Do you think plastic bags are a serious environmental problem?

Smiling

  • Do you like to smile?
  • How often do you smile?
  • Do you smile when you are having your picture taken?
  • When do people smile to others in your country?

Cities

  • Do you like the city you are living in now?
  • Which city have you been to recently?
  • Which city do you want to go to next?
  • What kinds of city do you like?

Weather/ Season

  • Which season do you like best?
  • What’s the weather like in your city?
  • Does the weather in your country change often?
  • Do you like it when it’s raining?

Drinking water

  • Do you like to drink water?
  • Do you prefer to drink bottled water or tap water?
  • Do you drink much water every day?
  • Do you prefer to drink hot water or cool cold water?

Visiting relatives

  • Do you visit your relatives often?
  • When was the last time you visited them?
  • What do you do when you visit them?
  • Do you prefer visiting your relatives, or your friends?

I’d like to ask you some questions about medicine

  • Did you take any kind of medicine when you were a child?
  • Do you take any kind of medicine now?
  • Would you buy medicine online?
  • What do you think of herbal medicine?

Now let’s talk about Foreign food

  • Have you ever tried foreign food?
  • Do you like to try new food?
  • What kinds of new food have you tried recently?
  • What kinds of foreign food are popular in your country?

Let’s move on to the topic of transportation

  • What is the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
  • Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
  • How often do you take buses?
  • Is driving to work popular in your country?

Now let’s discuss sports

  • Do you like to watch sports on TV?
  • Do you play any sports?
  • Do you have a favorite sports star?
  • What kinds of sports are popular in China?

I’d like to ask you a few questions about plants

  • Do you keep plants at home?
  • Did you grow any plants when you were young?
  • Do you know anything about growing plants?
  • Do Chinese people send plants as gifts?

Let’s discuss letters

  • Do you write many letters?
  • Do you prefer to write letters by hand or to use a computer?
  • What do you usually write about?
  • Who do you usually write to?

Now let’s talk about music

  • When do you listen to music?
  • How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
  • What kinds of music do you like to listen to?
  • What is your favorite kind of music?

Let’s move on to the topic of being bored

  • What will you do when you feel bored?
  • When you were young, what would you do if you felt bored?
  • What kinds of things are boring to you?
  • Do you think young people are more likely to get bored?

Let’s discuss saving money

  • Did you save money when you were young?
  • Have you ever given money to other children?
  • Do you think parents should teach children to save money?
  • Do parents give children pocket money in China?

Now let’s talk about maps

  • Do you often use maps?
  • Who taught you how to use a map?
  • Do you prefer electronic maps or paper maps?
  • When did you last use a map?

Let’s discuss watches

  • How often do you wear a watch?
  • What was your first watch like?
  • What kinds of watches do you like to wear?
  • Do people still wear watches in your country?

Now I’d like to ask you about gifts

  • How often do you buy others gifts?
  • Do you like to send expensive gifts?
  • What kinds of gifts are popular in your country?
  • Why do people send gifts?

Let’s talk about rainy days

  • Does it rain much in your country?
  • Is there any part of your country where it doesn’t rain much?
  • When does it rain most in your hometown?
  • In which season does it rain most in other parts of your country?

Now I’d like to ask you questions about cities

  • Do you like the city you are living in now?
  • Which city have you been to recently?
  • Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
  • What kind of cities do you like?

Let’s talk about colours

  • What’s your favorite color?
  • Do you like dark colors?
  • Are there any colors you dislike?
  • Do you usually wear clothes in your favorite color?

Let’s discuss cooking

  • Have you ever cooked?
  • Do you like cooking?
  • Do you want to learn how to cook?
  • Is it difficult to cook Chinese food for you?

Now let’s move on to talk about drinking water

  • How often do you drink water?
  • What kinds of water do you like to drink?
  • Do you drink bottled water or water from water machines?
  • Do you feel you drink enough water?

Now I’d like to talk about holidays

  • What kinds of places do you like to go on holidays?
  • Who would like to go on holiday with?
  • Where do plan to go for holidays in the future?

Let’s discuss morning routines

  • What do you do in the mornings?
  • Is breakfast important?
  • What is your morning routine?
  • Do you like to get up early in the morning?

Let’s talk about movies

  • Do you watch movies?
  • How often do you watch movies?
  • What kind of movies do you like?
  • Do you prefer to go to a movie alone or with others?

Now let’s talk about paintings

  • What do you know about paintings?
  • Have you learned drawing or painting?
  • Is it important to hang pictures at home?
  • What kind of paintings do you like?

Let’s move on to the topic of parks and gardens

  • Are public parks very important in your country?
  • Do you think there are enough public gardens or parks in your hometown?
  • What do you think are the benefits of having gardens in the city?
  • Why do people who live in cities like public gardens?

Let’s talk about photos

  • Do you like to take photos?
  • Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take photos?
  • How often do you take photos?
  • In what situations do you take photos?

Now let’s discuss shoes

  • How often do you buy shoes?
  • Have you ever bought shoes online?
  • Do you know anyone who likes to buy a lot of shoes?
  • What’s your favorite type of shoes?

Let’s talk about sunglasses

  • Do you like to wear sunglasses?
  • Where can you buy sunglasses?
  • Do people in your country wear sunglasses?
  • Do you think people should wear sunglasses when they are in the sun?

Let’s move on to the topic of weather

  • Do you prefer dry or wet weather?
  • What kind of weather do you like most?
  • What’s your favorite season?
  • What kind of weather is typical in your hometown?

PART 2 &3 IELTS speaking test questions 2019

Describe a person who is good at his or her job

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • What his or her job is
  • How he or she likes the job

And explain why this person is good at the job

Let’s talk more about job performance.

  1. How can people improve their job performance?
  2. What skill set should a manager have?
  3. Do you think what people learn in university is going to help them in their future job?
  4. How well do young people usually perform on their first jobs?

Describe a person who often travels by plane

You should say:

  • Who he or she is
  • Where he or she goes
  • Why he or she travels by plane
  • And explain how he or she feels about it

Let’s talk about travelling by planes more generally.

  1. What are the advantages of travelling by plane?
  2. Why do some people prefer to travel by train?
  3. What are the disadvantages of living near an airport?
  4. How is working at an airport different from working in other places?

Describe something useful you borrowed

  • You should say:
  • What it was
  • When you borrowed it
  • Who you borrowed it from
  • And explain why you borrowed it

Let’s talk more about borrowing things in general.

  1. What kinds of things do people borrow from each other?
  2. What are the things that people don’t choose to lend to others?
  3. Do you think people will share more in the future?

Describe a leisure activity you do with your family

  • You should say:
  • What it is
  • When you do it
  • How you do it
  • And explain how you feel about it

Let’s talk about leisure activities in general.

  1. What leisure activities are popular in China?
  2. What leisure activities are becoming more popular in China?
  3. Do people have enough time for leisure activities?

Describe an experience when you played an indoor game with others

You should say:

  • What you played
  • Who you played it with
  • Why you played it
  • And explain how you felt about it

Let’s talk about indoor games.

  1. What indoor games do children like to play nowadays?
  2. What indoor games are becoming more popular in China?
  3. Do people prefer to play indoor games or outdoor games?

Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Why you were sleepy
  • Why you had to stay awake
  • And explain how you stayed awake

Let’s talk more about sleep.

  1. What kind of people lack sleep?
  2. Why do people feel sleepy a lot nowadays?
  3. How do people keep awake when they are tired?
  4. What occasions do people need to keep awake even though they feel tired?

Describe an occasion when you celebrated an achievement

You should say:

  • What you achieved
  • How you celebrated it
  • Who you celebrated it with
  • And explain how you felt about it

I’d like to talk some more about achievement.

  1. How do Chinese people celebrate their family events?
  2. Why is it important for sports fans to celebrate when their favorite team wins?
  3. Do people prefer winning in a team or on their own?

Describe advice you received on choosing a course or job

  • You should say:
  • What it was
  • When you received it
  • Who you received it from
  • And explain how you felt about it

Let’s talk more about decisions.

  1. What are the most popular university courses to study?
  2. Why do young people find it hard to make career choices?
  3. Who is the best person to advise young people on choices for study or careers?

Describe an experience when you got bored when you were with others

You should say:

  • When it was
  • Who you were with
  • What they did
  • And explain why you were bored

Let’s talk more about experiences.

  1. Why do people get bored?
  2. Why are people less interested in reading books nowadays?
  3. Are all boring jobs going to be done by robots in the future?

Describe a time you enjoyed a free day off work or school

You should say:

  • Where you were
  • What you did
  • Who you were with
  • And explain how you felt about it

Let’s talk more about free time.

  1. Do people nowadays have more free time than in the past?
  2. What do people like to do when they have free time in your country?
  3. Do you think most people are able to manage their free time well?
  4. What’s the difference between the things people did in their free time in the past and the things they do nowadays?

Describe a special day that you remember well

You should say:

  • Where you were
  • Who you were with
  • What you did
  • And explain why you remember it well

Let’s talk more about special occasions.

  1. What sort of special occasions are common in your country?
  2. Do people spend too much money on their birthday parties or weddings?
  3. How much do you think people should spend on their birthday parties and weddings?

Describe a time when you met someone for the first time

You should say:

  • Where you met him or her
  • When you met him or her
  • What you talked about
  • And explain how you felt about it

Let’s talk more about friends and friendship.

  1. Do you think it’s strange to make friends online?
  2. Why do some people have few friends?
  3. Which is more important, new friendships or maintaining old ones?
  4. How do companies welcome their new employees in your country?

Describe a place (not your home) where you read and write

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it is like
  • How often you go there
  • And explain how you feel about this place

Let’s talk more about reading and writing.

  1. Which do you think is a more important skill, reading or writing?
  2. Who needs to have good writing skills?
  3. Do you think people get more information from words or pictures?

Describe a school you went to in your childhood

You should say:

  • Where it was
  • What it was like
  • What you learned there
  • And explain how you felt about going there

Let’s talk more about education.

  1. What’s the difference between current teachers and those in the past?
  2. What’s the difference between being taught by teachers and by AI?
  3. Are there any differences between private schools and public schools?
  4. Are there any differences between international schools and local schools?

Describe a place you remember well that is full of colors

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it is like
  • What it is used for
  • And explain why you remember it well

Let’s talk more about colours.

  1. Is the color of clothing important for most people in your country?
  2. Should text-books be colorful?
  3. What colors do people often choose when decorating their houses?

Describe a beautiful sky you enjoyed seeing

You should say:

  • Where you saw it
  • Who you saw it with
  • What you saw
  • And explain how you felt about it

Let’s talk about the sky more.

  1. What kind of people are interested in stars?
  2. Should children know a lot about stars and planets?
  3. Is technology helpful for star watching?

Describe a picture or photograph you like in your room

You should say:

  • What is in it
  • Where it is
  • How you got it
  • And explain why you like it

Let’s talk about photography.

  1. What are the advantages of taking photos with smartphones?
  2. Do you think photographers are artists?
  3. What are the benefits of children learning to paint?
  4. Can anyone become a famous artist through hard work?

Describe a popular product (e.g. food, handicraft) made in your region

You should say:

  • What it is
  • What it looks like
  • How it is made
  • And explain why it is popular

Let’s talk more about popular products.

  1. What sort of food is popular throughout the world?
  2. Why do people buy imported products?
  3. What sort of products does your country export?

Describe a gift that took you a lot of time to prepare

You should say:

  • What it was
  • Who you gave it to
  • How you prepared it
  • And explain why you spent a lot of time preparing it

Let’s talk more about gifts.

  1. How do people usually choose gifts?
  2. Why do some people find it hard to choose gifts?
  3. Do you think practical gifts are always better than other ones like cards and flowers?
  4. Do people give the same gifts as they did in the past?

Describe a toy you liked in your childhood

You should say:

  • What kind of toy it is
  • When you received it
  • How you played with it
  • And explain how you felt about it

Let’s talk about toys more.

  1. Why do advertisements influence children?
  2. Should advertising aimed at kids be prohibited?
  3. Do you think parents should buy more toys for their kids or spend more time with them?
  4. What’s the difference between the toys kids play with now and those they played in the past?

Describe a film you would like to share with your friends

You should say:

  • When you watched it
  • Where you watched it
  • Whether you like it or not
  • And explain why you want to share it with friends

Let’s talk about films more.

  1. What kinds of films are popular in your country?
  2. What kinds of films do young people not like to watch?
  3. Do fewer people choose to watch movies in cinema than people did in the past?
  4. Do you think cinemas will disappear in the future?

Describe a time when you did not tell a friend the truth

You should say:

  • When it was
  • Where it happened
  • Why you did not tell the truth
  • And explain how you felt about it

Let’s talk more about telling the truth.

  1. Do you think mutual trust between friends is important?
  2. Do you think people need to tell the truth all the time?
  3. Why do children tell lies?
  4. What should parents do it their children tell lies?

Describe a female leader you would like to meet.

You should say:

  • Who she is
  • What she does
  • What she is like
  • And explain why you would like to meet her

Part3

  1. Do women have more responsibility for taking care of children?
  2. Do you think there is equality in the workplace for men and women nowadays?

Describe an important technological product you bought.

You should say:

  • What it is
  • How you use it
  • Why you bought it
  • And explain why you think it is important

Part3

  1. What do you think is the most important equipment in the workplace?
  2. Which technological product do you think is most useful at home?
  3. Do you think there will be no teachers to teach in schools in the future?
  4. Do you think some technological products make people lazier? Why?

Describe a product or application which is based on artificial intelligence

You should say:

  • What it is
  • What it is used for
  • How it is used
  • And explain what you think of it

Part3

  1. How will artificial intelligence affect our lives?
  2. Will artificial intelligence have emotions in the future?

Describe a piece of software you use often

You should say:

  • What it is
  • What  it is used for
  • How do  you know about it
  • And explain why you use it

Part3

  1. What are the advantages of using instant messengers?
  2. Will instant messengers replace Email?

Describe a TV program you liked when you were little.

You should say:

  • What it was;
  • When you watched it;
  • How you knew it;
  • And explain why you liked it.

Part 3

  1. What’s the difference between children’s games nowadays and the past one?
  2. What are the advantages of the children’s games nowadays?

Describe a city you once went to with your family.

You should say:

  • What the city was
  • Why you went there
  • What the city was like
  • And explain how you felt about it

Part3

  1. What kind of city do you like?
  2. What are the advantages of living in a city?
  3. Why do many people nowadays prefer living in suburbs?

Describe a place where you read and write

You should say:

  • Where it is;
  • How often you go there;
  • Who you go there with;
  • And explain how you feel about this place.

Part 3

  1. Which is more important,reading or writing?
  2. Who needs to have good writing skills?
  3. Where can people get more information, words or pictures?

Describe a school you went to in your childhood.

You should say:

  • Where it was;
  • What it was like;
  • What you learned there;
  • And how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. What’s the difference between the teachers nowadays and those in the past?
  2. What’s the difference between being taught by teachers and being taught by AI?
  3. What’s the difference between private schools and public schools?

Describe a time when you taught an older person something new.

You should say:

  • When happened
  • Who you taught
  • Why you taught this person
  • And explain how you felt about it

Part3

  1. Do you think old people know more things than young people? Is it easy for old people to use new technology?
  2. Why do some old people refuse to use new technology?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages for old people to use a smart phone?

Describe a time that you visited a park.

You should say:

  • When you visited it;
  • Who you went there with;
  • What you did there;
  • And how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. Why should we keep parks clean?
  2. Why is it necessary to have parks?
  3. Why is walking dogs prohibited in some parks?
  4. Why is walking on grass forbidden?

Describe an interesting conversation you had with a stranger.

You should say:

  • Who this person was;
  • What the conversation was about;
  • Why you had this conversation;
  • And how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. What’s the difference between face to face conversation and phone conversation?
  2. Which one do you prefer? Face to face or phone conversation?
  3. Are there any disadvantages of face to face conversation?

Describe a time when you heard a stranger talking on the phone in a public place.

You should say:

  • Where you were
  • When it was
  • What the stranger was talking about
  • And explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. Should people be banned from talking aloud in public places?
  2. Is it bad to talk on the phone in public places?
  3. Why do you think some people talk aloud on public transport?
  4. Why do some people always break rules in public places?

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

Now let’s talk a bit more about concentration

  1. Is it important for children to learn how to concentrate?
  2. Who is the best person to teach children to concentrate?
  3. What kinds of jobs require high concentration at work?
  4. What sort of things distract people at work?
  5. Do you think it is possible for people to do more than one thing at a time?
  6. 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

Now let’s talk a bit more about advice

  1. What sort of major decisions do young people need to make?
  2. When young people need to make a decision, should they listen to some advice?
  3. Should we trust the advice given by strangers when making decisions?
  4. Who makes worse decisions, men or women?
  5. Why do some people not like making decisions?
  6. 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

Now let’s talk a bit more about medicine.

  1. Where can people get medicine in your country?
  2. Do people buy medicine online?
  3. Should medicine be free for those who cannot afford it?
  4. Why do some people dislike taking medicine?
  5. Is herbal medicine popular in your country?
  6. 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

Now let’s talk a bit more about being happy

  1. What sort of things make people happy?
  2. Do you think money is the most important thing to be happy?
  3. Are children generally happier than adults?
  4. Is it important for people to be happy with their jobs?
  5. Is job satisfaction more important than a high salary?
  6. 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

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

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

  1. What types of animals are most common in your country?
  2. Are their more or fewer wild animals than in the past?
  3. What should we do to protect endangered animals?
  4. Should experiments be conducted on animals?
  5. Why do some people refuse to eat animals?
  6. 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

Now let’s talk a bit more about shopping

  1. Where do most people in your country like to go shopping?
  2. Why do some people prefer street markets over shopping malls?
  3. Do you think the goods sold at discount stores are good value?
  4. Do people in your country like shopping in big malls?
  5. Why do some people like to buy expensive goods?
  6. 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

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

Now let’s discuss friendship in general.

  1. Is it important to have friends during children?
  2. Do you think teenagers should have lots of friends or just a few good friends?
  3. What are some reasons why some teenagers don’t have any friends?
  4. What can parents do to get their teenage children to socialise more?
  5. Are teenagers influenced more by their peers or their parents?
  6. 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

Let’s talk some more about.

  1. What environmental problems does your country have?
  2. How can we protect the environment?
  3. Is it important to teach students about environmental protection at school?
  4. Do you think it is necessary to make environmental protection a government priority?
  5. What is your understanding of global warming?
  6. 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

Now let’s talk a bit more about acquiring goods

  1. What types of things do young people like to buy?
  2. Do you think people buy things that are not necessary?
  3. What are the benefits of advertising?
  4. Do you think people like to see ads on TV?
  5. What should parent do when their children ask for things their friends have?
  6. 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

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

Now let’s talk a bit more about friends

  1. Are people influenced more by their friends or their parents?
  2. Are people influenced by famous people?
  3. Do you think it’s better to have lots of friends or just a few close ones?
  4. Is it possible to make true friendships online?
  5. What can we you learn from our close friends?
  6. 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

Now let’s talk a bit more about speeches

  1. What kinds of people get invited to give speeches?
  2. What is required to be a good public speaker?
  3. Why do people feel nervous when it comes to public speaking?
  4. Are there any ways to feel less nervous?
  5. Do you think all people feel nervous when giving speeches?
  6. 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

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

Let’s talk some more about quiet places

  1. Is it hard to find quiet places in cities?
  2. Is it always quiet in the countryside?
  3. Do older people tend to live in quieter places than young people?
    Now let’s move on to talk about noise.
  4. What sort of annoying noises do neighbours make?
  5. How would you deal with noisy neighbours?
  6. 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

Now let’s talk a bit more about old buildings

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