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  1. Thank u mam a lot for valuable tips .speaking test – 14 August at jalandhar (acdemic)part 1 – what is your name .where you live house or apartment . what is your favorite room. Is mood of the people changes as per weather. Part 2 plan you changed recently. What it is .why you changed it . how you felt. Part 3 today is rainy day ,do you think that people would change their plan .some people change their plan under the influence of others is it good . how some people change . some people change quickly and some slowly ,which one is better . At last she also told me best of luck for future

  2. hello,
    speaking test -14th august
    Jalandhar,India

    when i entered the room, the examiner’s recording device was not working, so she told me to wait outside was saying sorry again and again, it said its ok, then one man came and replaced that device, she called me in room after waiting 5 to 7 minutes, she was saying sorry i had to make you outside ..😆😆
    then she greeted me and allowed me to take a seat
    part- general interview about name, study, subjects,why you choose that subject, that college
    and
    do you save money??? did u save money when you were child,?? how u saved??
    should parents teach their childen how to save money?? and why???

    PART 2
    sport u watched but never took part in…
    what that sport?
    where u watched?
    why you want to take part??
    Part 3- all about sports again,

    what sport famous in India,
    why some people are die hard fans of some teams,
    what are advantages and disadvantages of that..

    at the end of speaking,she stood up and shaked hands with me.. and said all the best with smile,what does that mean????

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I do not understand your concerns at all. The first problem with the recording device was perfectly normal. If the recording device is not working, the test cannot be conducted. The last concern you mentioned about how she said goodbye is her being polite to you. This means you had a polite examiner who followed procedure – I see no problem in that.

    • I’d say u had a friendly examiner with simple questions 🙂 Good luck though 👍

  3. Hello Liz,
    Hope your doing well. You and your website are a great help while preparing for the IELTS modules.

    I attended my Speaking Test yesterday, it was an enjoyable experience.
    My topics were as follows:
    Part 1
    Study or Teach?
    Career choices as a child, why?
    Future career choice, why?
    Physical exercise, why?
    Childhood physical exercise
    Pros and cons

    Part 2
    Describe an unusual meal
    When where?
    With whom?
    What was it?
    What was unusual about it?

    Part 3
    Restaurant
    Why people eat there?
    It it value for money?
    My preference and why?
    My thoughts on food raw and processed coming from around the world?

    That’s all I can remember. I did notice my examiner kept asking more and more after every answer at times she said why before I had completed my sentence(part 1 & 3). It was quite challenging to stop my train of thought and insert new info, but it was fun.

    Once again Thank you and may God bless you.
    Warm Regards

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It’s great that you had an interactive speaking test. It should be fun and enjoyable 🙂

  4. Hi Liz,
    I had my speaking exam on 12 August 2018, in Toronto, Canada.

    Part1: she asked me about 4 different topics

    1. Where do live House or Apartment?
    2. Do you move to house in future?
    3. Which room you like the most?
    Now lets talk about some food?
    1. When you are child did u had many foriegn foods? and WHY?
    2.Did you think in future there will be more foriegn foods in your countrty?
    3. Did you recently had any foriegn food outside?
    Now lets talk about teachers?
    1. Do you have any favorite teacher?
    2. Do you think its easy to rember your childhood teacher names?

    Part2 – Cue card

    Talk about math lesson which u learned in Elementary school?
    Why you learned and how did you leanred
    and explain how you are using it now?

    Part3 –

    1. Do you think Maths is intresting subject?
    2. Do you think teachers can make Maths as intresting to children?
    3. Why Maths is intresting its just plain numbers?
    4.Do you think technology will replace humans in future?
    5. Do you think are computers are impacted on us wrongly?

    these are the few i remember?
    But Liz i never heard about this type of maths questions is it a new topic?

    Thanks,

  5. Hi Liz,
    Thank you for your website.
    the following lines are my speaking exam in Iran on 13 Aug 2018
    part 1: do you work or study? do you have relationship with colleagues? Do you have exercise in your work place?
    Part 2: Describe a latest development in your area?
    part 3: What’s the most popular public transportation in your country? Which one can be used as a leisure?What’s you normal exercise in your country? What was it at your school?
    Do you agree to allocate money on public sports building? why? why some people are disagree about it?

  6. Hi Liz,
    You are doing a great Job.
    I had my IELTS speaking test yesterday, August 12th in Lagos, Nigeria.
    Here are my questions:

    Part one
    Do you work or study?
    What time of the day do you work best, morning or evening?
    Why?
    Types of apps available
    Which ones are the most downloaded and why do people download them?
    What type of app would you like to have on your phone or computer?
    What type of app would you like to create?

    Part two
    Describe an important event which you celebrated in the past.
    you should say
    -what it was
    -when
    -where it was held
    -who you celebrated with
    Explain why the event was so important to you

    Part three
    Should people celebrate every event?
    Some people are of the opinion that birthdays should not be celebrated… do you agree or disagree?
    Have you ever attended an outdoor event before?
    Which one do you prefer, indoor or outdoor events?
    Tell me about an outdoor event you attended as a child.
    Do you think people spend too much money on events?
    Give an example of an event that people spend too much money on?
    Are there advantages in hosting an international event by a nation?
    What are the advantages?
    What are the disadvantages?

    These are the questions I can remember.
    Your IELTS blog is the best.
    Thanks Liz.

  7. Hi Liz
    I had my exam on August 11.

    Writing Task 1

    Bar chart show the expenditure of young people on five different products in two period.

    Writing Task 2
    Quality of life in some big cities is becoming worst. What is the main cause of this problem and suggest solution.

    Speaking
    Part 1 About work and study, then some question about animal
    Part 2 Describe one time that you have visitor come to your house
    Part 3 How to improve hospitality in your country.

    My exam went quite well. Your website helped me a lot. Thanks Liz

  8. Radwanahmed says:

    Hi liz first of thanks for your kind help 😊.today i faced my speaking test,now i describing it
    P-1do you live in house or flat
    Which is your favourite room
    Did you move in the future
    Which places do you like to day out
    Do you like to day out alone or others
    P-2 describe something that has done by your friend and you also interested yourself
    P-3is more chance to young people to do something new
    Why young people are interested to do new things
    Is it good to new things
    Etc like 2 or 3
    Okay,mam in que card myb i talk like 1.45 sec and then said that’s all
    Then examiner ask me one question
    Does it make any problem?
    Can i have a possibilty to get 6?
    Thank you once again dear mam

  9. Shintimon says:

    India, August 2nd 2018
    Academic module.
    Writing questions.
    Task 1. Process type. Manufacturing of three different teas.
    Task 2. In some countries it is illegal for companies to reject job applications because of his/her age. Is it a positive or negative development?

  10. Hello Liz
    I had my ielts exam on 11 of August. Here are my test questions
    Reading
    Passage 1 coffee shops in London
    Passage 2 artist and liers
    Passage 3 desertification
    Writing
    Task1 2 bar graphs that compare the percentage of students going to schools and colleges with respect to their gender in four regions of world in 2000.
    Task 2 some people think that it is the responsibility of companies and private individuals, not government to clean up the pollution they have created. To what extent u agree or disagree.
    Speaking 1
    She asked about my name , country of origin, do you work or study. How often it rain in your country. Do u like rain. Did rain made changes in your plan. With whom you spent your time what and what u do.
    Cue card : tell about a special item that u wear on some special occasion .
    Speaking 3: formal and informal dresses, why fashion changes so quickly.
    That’s all
    Thank u Liz for your help.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Yes, I had the very same tasks for Reading and Writing in my exam on 11.08.2018 in Manchester, academic. In Speaking I certainly had different questions, but not different from those listed by other exam-takers before (Do you live in a house or flat, your favorite room, why? What do you do on a day out? A recent day out you remember? Do you like to go on my own or with others? On the cue card the question was about a thing I won and I would like to replace, why and whether it would be difficult to do so? The third discussion was about consumerism- whether there is such a behavior, is it good and bad, and why? do young people buy more than older people and why? is there a competition going on among young people, do i know any who do it, etc…)… Can’t wait for the results to be published 🙂

  11. Shagufta yamin says:

    Hello Liz
    I had my ielts exam on 11 of August. Here my test questions
    Reading
    Passage 1 coffee shops in London
    Passage 2 artist and liers
    Passage 3 desertification
    Writing
    Task1 2 bar graphs that compare the percentage of students going to schools and colleges with respect to their gender in four regions of world in 2000.
    Task 2 some people think that it is the responsibility of companies and private individuals, not government to clean up the pollution they have created. To what extent u agree or disagree.
    Speaking 1
    She asked about my name , country of origin, do you work or study. How often it rain in your country. Do u like rain. Did rain made changes in your plan. With whom you spent your time what and what u do.
    Cue card : tell about a special item that u wear on some special occasion .
    Speaking 3: formal and informal dresses, why fashion changes so quickly.
    That’s all
    Thank u Liz for your help.

  12. Moga,punjab
    11 august speaking test
    Describe a public place where you visited and you think need some improvement.

  13. Abdullah Ocakküçük says:

    Hey everyone,

    I got my Speaking Test on 10th of August in Istanbul, Turkey. Here are my questions regarding the speaking test.

    Part 1: General questions about myself. Whether I work or study? How was my first day in the office? Then, she directed me the questions about holidays. What is my favorite holiday? Do you make plans before I go to holidays? What is the most important thing when I plan my hoildays. Do I like to check maps? Do I ever take cources to learn how to read maps? Which one is more useful; the paper map or electronical map?

    Part 2: I have been given a clue card to talk about the mobile phones and the biggest difference that made me in my life. I also had to talk about, when my first phone was bought? Who bought it? Why?..

    Part 3: This part was a bit funny for me because I was amazingly relaxed. The examiner asked me at what age mobile phones are given to the children. What is the difference between the previous times and now -of course regarding the mobile phones-. I have been told to talk about some disadvantages of mobile phones -which was my favorite question- What will happen to modern technology in the near future?

    These are the questions I remember so far. I hope everyone gets what s/he deserves. 🙂

    Many speacial thanks to you, Liz! Your videos and blogs have been so useful for me. Take care everyone.

    PS: I really need to get an excellent point so I do not want to take the test again 🙁

    • Thanks for sharing 😉 Fingers crossed 🙂

      • hi liz,
        sharon here from New zealand . actually I am having my exam ON 18 AUGUST 2018 but as I am pregnant and my health was not that good i didnt prepare well … can you please suggest me some useful things so that i can go through before my exam. i will be very thankful to you.

        • There are over 300 pages of free lessons and tips on this website. Please use them to prepare. Accessed through the RED BAR at the top of the website. Good luck!

  14. Hello Liz , thank you for being one of the pillars in achieving my desired band of 8777.
    I appeared for IELTS on 28 july and speaking was on 1st August.. My experience of Speaking part :
    Good evening!
    Please have a seat. But I said after you.
    She said about herself in recorder and then started with it.
    What is your name?
    May I have your identification please?
    Do you work or study?
    What are your job responsibilities?
    Do you wear watch?
    Do you like being punctual?
    What if someone makes you wait?
    Cue card was favourite comic actor
    Although my throat was drying and was almost gone blank of ideas, she act as saviour for me by asking do you like any other comic actor . Thus she saved me somehow.
    Part 3 was amazing , I had a great discussion with her. It was on celebrities , should they be paid more, why they are paid huge amount. Lastly she asked what children do to entertain themselves. I gave example of my daughter. At that moment She abruptly picked the recorder and said thats the end of speaking session.
    After putting the recorder down she showed me thumbs-up …. That was the most relieving moment for me. As I could figure out that I have been able to impress her. Thanks to almighty for blessing me.
    For Writing section:
    I focused on the structure of essay and one idea per passage and developed that idea with reasons and examples. And in conclusion gave my opinion with complex structure. I guess that paid off.
    I am here to thank you for your website for contributing to my sucess … And hope you get well soon(I have come to know only through comments) … God bless you keep up the good work 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing your topics and tips 🙂 Well done with your results 🙂 Thanks for your best wishes for my health 🙂

  15. hi Liz,

    Thanks for your valuable lessons. I’ve just sat my IELTS in August and the speaking part went as follows:

    Part 1: What’s your name? Where are you from? Are you working or studying? Why did you take that job?

    Part 2: The cue card:
    Talk about an activity you do to keep you focused on things

    What is it?
    When and where do you do it?
    Do you do always repeat the same thing?

    Part 3:
    The judge asked me about things I do to keep me from being bored.
    Do you think children need to learn how to concentrate themselves? Why?
    Do you think technology makes it harder for us to concentrate on things nowadays?
    Can technology, i.e. AI take away our job in the near future?
    Should robot take our job for better performance because they are not distracted by the same thing we are?

    Writing:
    Task 1: 2 bar charts.
    1st chart: Bar chart giving information of school-aged boys and girls in secondary school across 4 regions: Europe, Africa, Latin America and East Asia.
    (4 pairs of bars with Europe topping the chart with 100% girls and 98% boys in secondary school. LA and EA are in the middle with roughly 50-60 percent whereas Africa stays far behind others)

    2nd chart: Bar chart showing percentages of university students (male and female) in the same four regions. Europe: 50 percent for both genders, Africa (< 10%), LA and EA (20-30%).

    The second chart is highly correlated with the first one because education is a time dependent variable.

    Task 2: Some people believe that a good way to reduce crime is longer sentences. Others may think there are alternative ways to this problem.

    Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
    You should write at least 250 words.

    (I think I could afford to write 450 words for part 2, I hope that wasn't too long).

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 You should aim for between 270 and 290 words in task 2. You are not automatically penalised for a long essay, but it won’t help your score, and could increase the number of errors or affect the relevancy and focus of ideas.

  16. Hi liz, your website really helps me a lot.
    I had my exam on 11 august in Indonesia.

    Part 1
    Well part 1
    – do you work or study?
    – why do you choose that kind of job?
    – how was your first day at work?
    – what kind of playing you like in a day out?
    – where is the place you want to go in the future?
    – do you prefer going out alone or with friends?
    – do you remember teacher in elementary school?
    – do you want to be a teacher when you were kids?

    Part 2 : something happen which make you happy
    – what?
    – when & where?
    – who was with you?
    – why?

    Part 3, I’m forget about the questions, but it contains 5-6 questions about happiness related to money, relationship and work.

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