Below is a full IELTS Speaking Test to give you practice before your real test. The practice test examiner will ask the questions and you must answer them.
- Read through the instructions before you listen to the test video
- Listen to the questions, pause the video and answer the questions.
- After you finish your test, try to improve your answers before you listen to the band score 9 model answers for this test
- pen and paper: for making notes for speaking part 2
- phone or recording device: for recording your answers so you can play it back and check your speaking
- a timer: for controlling the time in each part and making sure you don’t take more than 14 minutes for the whole test
- Have your materials ready (phone, pen, paper, timer)
- Press record on your phone, start your timer and press play on the video below (do this at the same time). Keep your recording device and timer going throughout the whole test. The test will take between 11 and 14 minutes.
- Part 1
- there will be 12 questions – you must answer each question immediately
- after each question, pause the video and record your answer
- don’t take less than 4 minutes or more than 5 minutes to answer all part 1 questions
- if you finish in under 4 mins, you answers are too short
- if you didn’t finish all 12 questions in 5 minutes, your answers are too long or you hesitated too much before answering
- Part 2
- in part 2, you have 1 min to prepare a talk and your talk must last from 1 to 2 minutes
- have your pen and paper ready
- the cue card (topic card with prompts) will be shown on the screen
- in the video, you will be given one min to make notes – use your pen and paper to prepare your talk
- in the video, you will be given two full minutes to talk (a skip button will appear after 1 minute so you can move to part 3 if you finish early but try and speak for the full 2 minutes)
- Part 3
- there are 5 questions in this part – you must answer each question immediately
- you should give long, detailed answers with examples if possible
- after each question, pause the video and record your answer into your phone
- don’t take less than 4 mins or more than 5 minutes to answer all part 3 questions
- After your test has finished
- listen back to your recording and check your answers – see how you could improve your answers
- read through the transcript and check you have understood all the questions correctly
- listen to the speaking test model answers and see how you can improve your answers
Speaking Part 1
- Do you live in a house or a flat?
- Which is your favourite room?
- Can you describe it?
- If you could improve one thing in your house, what would it be?
- Do you enjoy watching films?
- What kinds of films do you like most?
- Did you watch much TV as a child?
- Are foreign language films popular in your country?
- How would you greet someone who was visiting your house?
- Would you greet an old friend and a stranger in the same way?
- How do you meet new people?
- Do you think first impressions are important?
Speaking Part 2
I’d like to move on how. I’m going to give you a topic to talk about. Here is some paper and a pen. You’ll have one minute to make notes and then you’ll need to speak for 2 minutes. I’d like you to talk about a holiday you recently had. Please start making notes, I’ll let you know when it’s time to begin talking.
A Holiday you Recently Had
Describe a holiday you recently had
You should say:
- Where you went
- Who you went with
- What you did there
- And why you enjoyed it
Speaking Part 3
- Now I’d like to talk more about holidays and travelling.
- If you had the chance to travel anywhere, where would you go?
- Why do you think some people like to travel alone?
- Do you think travel has changed much over the last few decades?
- How does travel change people?
- Do you think there are any disadvantages to modern travel?
- Model Answers for the above practice speaking test
- Speaking Topics & Questions for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
- How to improve your IELTS speaking at home
- IELTS Speaking Band Score Descriptors
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