Recent IELTS Exam Questions and Topics 2017

Share your Recent IELTS Exam Questions: 2017


All recent exam questions and topics for 2017 are posted in the comments boxes below. 

After your IELTS test, please help other students by posting the IELTS questions and topics that you got in your test. Post your topics in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

When you post your topics and questions, also add:

  • The type of test – Academic or General Training
  • Date of test
  • Location of test

Thank you from all of us

  • Please use this page for posting exam questions and topics only.
  • Do not use this page to post me questions. Thanks
  • Some topics relate to 2016. Check the date of posting.

Notice 2017 !!!!!

Please note that I have now put comments into pages. This means if you want to see older comments from last year, please do to the bottom of this page and see the “Older Comments” red link – click it and you will see more exam questions from before.

Posting Answers

Please use this page for posting questions rather than answers. IELTS have not published answers to recent tests and any answers shared by students are estimated not actual.

Main IELTS Pages

Develop your IELTS skills with tips, model answers, lessons, free videos and more.

Sharing is caring...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail this to someonePin on Pinterest


  1. LittleHelpFromSerbia says:

    Dear Liz and students,

    Thank you for sharing everything on this wonderful website.
    My teacher and this blog were the greatest support I had during my preparations.
    Liz, thank you for your unlimited love, huge patience and unconditional support. 🙂
    I want to say to everyone that this blog has literally everything they need to be successful on the IELTS. I used exclusively information from this website. 🙂

    My exam was today – 13 August in Serbia, Academic module
    Writing task 1 – 2 pie charts about visitors from 7 different areas of the world who came to Australia in 2008 and 2012, and a table about the most common reasons of their visits in 2012. Units are measured in percentage.
    Writing task 2 – Crime is a problem all over the world and there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    SPEAKING – all questions have already been reported by students on this blog 🙂
    PART 1
    Where is situated a town where you live?
    Questions about housework. Which chores do you do? Which of them you dislike and why?
    Questions about watching TV. How often you watch TV and what do you usually watch it? Did you watch TV when you were a child?

    PART 2 – A quiet place you often visit

    PART 3
    General questions about the noise and the silence
    Which silent places people visit?
    Is there a place in the world without noise?
    Where people who work can escape from noise?
    Are nowadays the levels of noise higher than they were in the past (because of the modern transportation systems, factories, etc.).

    This is all I can remember now. 🙂
    I wish you all luck. Be brave and smile. 🙂

  2. Seda Öztekin says:

    Hi Liz
    I had my speaking exam on 18th august 2017 in İstanbul, Tutkey.
    My guestions were:
    My home, the place where i live
    Music and enstruments
    Music lessons on schools
    When Do children should leave their parents?why?
    Materials Of houses
    Wasting energy in houses and solutions
    On card:
    Describe a home or house that i visited before. Why i liked?
    Those are all i can remember
    Wish everyone a good luck!

  3. I took my LWR test on 19 August @ Angamaly by IDP.
    L and W was easy speaking test will be on 21st.
    Writing topic – Many people think having enough money brings happiness but others think too much money can bring problems. Do you agree or disagree….
    I would like to thank you for your support and help…….

  4. I had my Ielts Academic exam on 19th august
    In writing task 2 the topic was
    Rich countries are helping poor countries through money,but they should also help them in other ways
    Do what extent do you agree or disagree

    I have written i agreed and given examples of africa
    And i have written around 2 pages is this okay for 6 bands ?

  5. Akinyemi Ganiyat Omotunde says:

    Hi Liz
    I had my test today 18/08/2017 in Nigeria GT
    Listening , section 2 was tough, 7 questions on map, other sections were OK

    Writing A letter to neighbour that has been helpful, tell the person goodbye and that you are moving to a new area
    Tell her how much she has being helpful to you
    Tell her what you will miss about the area
    Invite her to come visit you in your new area

    TASK 2
    Some people make use of machines rather than work that they can do with their hands. Does this development have more advantages or more disadvantages.

    I may not phrase the questions well but its something similar to this

    Will be glad to share my result when it comes out.

  6. Hello Liz.i just want to thank you from the core of my heart for this amazing material of ielts.i took my test today at Lahore Pakistan.task 1 was bar chart comparing some global production in Asia Europe and rest of world.task 2 was about important for cities to have large outdoor public places such as parks , do u agree or disagree?give your personal example.
    Liz i haven’t quoted any example as i completely i have to suffer more for this?please tell me.
    speaking went good.
    section one included questions whether i study or work.and more questions about dreams.
    cue card topic was about wrong decision i made in past .
    last section included further questions about decision making
    please tell me about the penalty of not giving example.thank you 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 You don’t need to give examples. It’s your choice how you explain and develop your main points.

  7. Dear Liz

    Finally, I took my IELTS test on 17th August. I want to thank you for all your efforts, contributions and helps. Your website, videos and lessons were the essential part of my preparation. Specially I studied for speaking part of my exam with the help of your model answers, advices and other students’ comments.

    To be honest, I didn’t do very well on my speaking exam. But it’s okay. I don’t regret because I did my best during my preparation and on exam. In fact, my general english background isn’t very well and of course it highly affected my IELTS preparation. At least, my speaking examiner was very helpful and polite. She did almost everything in order to help me, but as I mentioned before – sometimes things just don’t go very well, it’s the way the ball bounces 🙂
    My listening, reading and writing part were ok, I guess. When I get my answers, I’ll share them on your website, immediately!!! 🙂 I hope I’ll be able to reap the rewards.

    Well, about questions..

    Speaking part 1.
    Very common and general questions about my studies, dreams (ocean of thanks for your model answers), fruits and politeness.

    Part 2.
    It was the worst part, unfortunately.
    Decribe a time you went to a crowded place.

    Part 3.
    Technology, its influences on our life, work-life balance, why people can’t make time for themselves nowadays, why people stand in a long lines.

    Thank you again and again for everything, dear Liz. It’s just impossible to take for granted your efforts. Hopefully, I’ll share my good results with you as soon as possible. I try to think positively 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing your topics 🙂 I’m glad to hear you had an encouraging examiner – it does help. I’m also pleased that you found my website helpful 🙂 Wishing you all the best with your results 🙂

  8. Hi! I took IELTS academic module today in Ukraine.
    Speaking part:
    Do you work or study?
    What do you study? What is the most interesting from your study? Are you going to use gained knowledge in the future.
    Question about jewellery. What do you wear them, did you by jewellers as a present to someone. Why do you think people save jewellery for a long time? What kind of jewelleries do you like?
    Are there any historic person which you are interested in?
    Card: Explains some positive new that you revived from someone: when, who was that person, how do you feel about that, where do you usually hear a good news.

    Additional question- What news are usually presenr by international mass medismedia? Do you think that positive news are better than bad ones? Do you think that news are becoming worse and worse nowadays?
    What kind of events people in your neighbourhood usually celebrate? What is a tradition of sekebrating some events in the family in your country?
    Thanks for your website!it helped me a lot! Good luck to everyone!

  9. Samah kannas says:

    Hello ,I would like to thank you a lot liz for this useful website and I would like to share here my speaking test questions
    I sat my exam (acadimic version) today which is 19/8/2017 in the UAE ,ALAIN city
    *Part 1
    -What’s your full name ?
    -Where are you from ?
    -Do you work or study ?
    -What do you study ?
    -Do you usually remeber your dreams when you wake up ?
    -Do you like to know about ather people dreams ?
    -Do you believe that dreams have meaning ?
    -Would you like to study or know more about dreams ?
    -What do you think or feel about robots ?
    -What you would feel if you were in car which a robot is driving ?
    -Did you like robot when you as a child and when you saw them on TV/cartoons?
    *Part 2
    Describe a shop that opened in your city/town
    You should say :
    Where it is
    What it sells
    Who would go there
    and why do think this shop would be successful
    *Part 3
    Questions like
    How shops can attract cotumers
    How the younger people would be attracted to a shop
    Do you think that online ads would attract the youger people or the older people
    And finally how do you think that price and quality would affect on a costumer to purchase a product
    That’s it thanks and I wish all the student who are going to set the exam good luck ☺

  10. Hi, Liz!

    Today, on the 19th of August, I took my IELTS exam, General Module, in Moscow, Russian Federation.

    The writing task 2 was:
    Many things that used to be done in the home by hands are now being done by machines.
    Does this development bring more advantages or disadvantages?

    I was shocked a bit to get such a tricky question. Having thought for a while I decided to use the model of whether advantages outweighed disadvantages (with an opinion). My thesis statement contained an opinion, however, I didn’t use the verb “outweigh” in my vocabulary having used instead of that structures like “I consider this development beneficial” and so on.
    How do you think it was the correct choice of the essay type and wording?

    I wrote 2 body paragraphs and only at the end of the test I noticed that my first body paragraph, which was about advantages, appeared to be twice longer than the BP2. It contained about 7 sentences, most of which were long and complex. Regretfully, I didn’t have enough time to change the structure, although I remembered clearly that you advised in your advanced essay lessons to break such long paragraphs about pros/cons in 2 parts.
    What do you think will the decrease of the score be due to the structure problem above?

    Liz, thank you so much again for your advanced IELTS lessons, they improved my understanding of the aims of the essay greatly.

    In the second part of the speaking session, I was given the question which I have already seen somewhere on the Internet about the experience I had eating foreign food.

    I made a good story and as I told everything I decided to finish my speech with a conclusion. I think that I spent about 1:30 – 1:50 minutes for the second task. But as I stopped, I was confused by the face of the examiner: she tried to show me that it would be better to continue speaking, as she pointed with her eyes on the recording device. I got the idea, but it took me about 5-7 seconds to overcome my confusion and invent extra ideas regarding the topic.

    Why did the examiner show me that I should continue? And will my short loss of confidence and the long pause effect my fluency score?


    • Thanks for sharing your topics, Anton. You were right to treat your writing task 2 as an “adv outweigh disadv” essay. It is the same essay but with paraphrased instructions – so well done for spotting that. It is best to have equally developed body paragraphs because it means that each point is sufficiently developed. So, it might affect your score for CC, which is 25% of your mark. But hopefully it won’t affect it too much and hopefully you’ll do well on the other marking criteria as well as task 1. I’m glad my advanced lessons helped 🙂

      In speaking, you have 2 mins to showcase your English through a talk. If you finish early, the examiner will indicate that you have a chance to add more – this means you have a chance to impress with more language. If your only long pause was at that time, don’t worry about it. Your speaking score is based on an overall performance only.

  11. Hi Liz. Today my test passed. WRITING 1 is about 2 pie chart and table visitors coming to Australia. Writing 2: crime is a problem all over the world and there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. Agree or disagree?

  12. My LRW test was today.19 August
    At Thrissur , kerala India

    Writing task 1
    Write a letter to restaurant manager
    Task 2
    Enough money brings happiness. Too much money may not bring happiness
    Agree or disagree?

    My speaking is on 21st August.

    Thank you liz ….

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Good luck with your speaking test. Be chatty and friendly 🙂

    • Bharat Sharma says:

      I have got the same questions. I had my exam today in ambala, Haryana

      Bharat sharma

    • Rimpy Saini says:

      I also had LRW today. The writing tasks were:
      Task 1
      You are going to repair in your home and your home is nearby a restaurant. Write a letter to the manager
      1. Tell him the repair details.
      2. Explain what problems it can cause to his restaurant.
      3. Suggest some ways to deals with the problems.

      Task 2
      People think that money can bring happiness but having enough money more than required leads to some problems.
      Do you agree or disagree?

      I explained task 2 on two aspects (academic+professional requirement and economically sound for country as more revenue more developed nation)and agreed to the notion above said

      I found reading a bit tough.

      As far as listening is concerned,
      section 1
      was a conversation between a buyer and dealer about purchase of refrigerator.
      Section 2
      It was a topic related to eyesave campaign sort of

      Section 3
      Analysis of a project by two students

      Section 4
      A topic about wild boar and red deer..


  13. Hello liz,
    I’m from egypt I examined the written academic today
    I’d like to know your openion about how i structured the essay
    The topic was ” the crime is spread all over the world and nothing to be done to prevent it
    To what extend do you agree or disagree ?
    In the introduction i said ” it’s agreed that no one can prevent crimes from hapening , but efforts shpuld be done to reduce the percentage of the crime ”
    And then in the followin paragraphs i offered the suggetions to reduce it
    One was that prevent the violent thrkough the media materials
    The second was give chance to previous criminals to reduce reoffending
    What do you think of the strcture
    Or I’m off topic.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your answer is fine. However, your score isn’t only about your ideas, it’s about how you present them – how you use them and explain them. Anyway, good luck!

  14. Hi Liz,
    I took my test Academic test today in Wellington, NZ. These are by far, what I’ve remembered…

    Part 1
    -Name, do you work or study, where do you live
    -What can you say about kids playing indoor games or spending time on the computer
    -Think of two people you know that are related (describe how are they related and how they look like)
    Part 3
    -Who has more influence on an individual, parents or friends? Why?
    -Do you think there is a cultural factor when it comes to parents’ influences?
    Part 1 -Primary School Application
    Part 2-A house being advertised on the radio
    Part 3-two students talking about their farming project
    Part 3-The Psychology of Color
    Part 1: Barrel
    Part 2: Bristlecone Pines
    Part 3: Extinct animals in Australia
    Task 1: two tables showing the average working hours of workers in Greece, the UK, the Netherlands compared to other European countries
    Task 2: To what extent do you agree or disagree essay. The topic is about computers in the classroom.


  15. April Sam O. Cuenca says:

    IDP Philippines–Davao City, Philippines
    August 19, Academic Module

    Hi, Liz. I’ve posted the questions that were asked during my speaking test. Just recently, I’ve finished the LRW tests, and I feel that it would be nice for others to see the writing questions that were given during the tests.

    Writing Task 1: The tables gives information about the average hours worked by part-time and full-time men and women in three countries in Europe in 2002 and compare them with the European Average.

    Writing Task 2: For centuries, important parts of education have remained such as reading, writing and maths. With the advent of computers, some people think that computer skill be made as a fourth skill to be added to the list.
    To what extent do you agree?

    These are the writing questions. 🙂 Again, I would like to thank you Liz for establishing this wonderful website.

  16. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for the great content. I’ve purchased the advanced video classes as well and recommend them to all.

    Today in Fortaleza (Brazil) the speaking test was:

    Part 1: work or study, what you do, wheather;

    Part 2: wheater (favorite wheater, proper clothes, places, how do you feel);

    Part 3: more on wheater (forecast, dealing with rain, whether impact on people’s mood).

    Good luck to all

  17. Academic – August 18, 2017

    Task 1
    Public transportation

    Task 2
    Describe a situation when you felt exited and explain why

    Task 3
    Dangerous situations
    Why people take risks?

  18. Hi Liz,
    I had Speaking Test day before, 16/8/17 in Islamabad, Pakistan
    1. Do I like music instruments
    2. did you learn to play music instruments in childhood
    3. do you like house hold work?
    4. did you help your mother for house hold work in childhood?
    5. explain any new shop open in your area?
    6. What do you think about -ive and +ive impacts of shopping?
    7. Who often go for shopping, or who takes shopping as a leisure activity?

    I did two mistakes, 🙁 I said, ‘My name is……….’.. and Liz, I used twice word ‘No’ in my answer, (But I spoke complete sentence(s) as well in my answer), will it impact my score?

  19. manpreet maan says:

    Ielts academic
    Chandigarh on 16th August
    Part 1
    Q1:what is your name?
    Q2:where are you from?
    After that topic he asked me some question On dream and friends. …
    Part 2: describe a two people from the same family
    Part 3: all the questions Related to family. .

  20. Hello
    I need your opinion please,
    Today in my speaking exam Part2 the question was
    Described something you received without payment like free ticket or free product
    What is it
    Why you received it
    What did you do to receive it

    I talked about my friend’s gift in my birthday.
    He surprised me
    and I did nothing to receive it as he gave it to me as a gift
    . .is it considered right or off topic
    Thanks in advance

  21. MEHREEN SOHAIL says:

    Hello liz,
    Today was my speaking test
    location: Pakistan, Karachi
    module: academic

    Part 1: related to my house and watching tv shows
    part 2: describe any future plan other than study and job
    part 3: why planning is important, why some people do not plan their future, when people in your country start planning, what is the impact of parents in children future, is it right to force a child in choosing his career?

    Thank you Liz for helping. Really appreciated.

    Tomorrow is my RLW test. Please kindly give me guidance related to writing part. I want to achieve 7 band. I have practiced many essays but till I am not confident. Please provide me tips.


  22. Hi my speaking tesr was today..
    Part 1 was abt common topics like neighbours
    Routine life
    And so on..
    Part 2
    A conversation you had with an unknown person
    Part 3
    Why people chat
    Do women speak more than men
    Advantages of face to face conversatins
    Why somr peopke prefer to tell their problems to a stranger rather than their frnds or relatives
    Is there any benefit of discussing our problem to others…

    And Mam thanks for ur excellent tips and videos….it really helped me…hope my qusuons will be helpful for someone else…
    Tmw is my rest of the exams…
    Thanks once again..

  23. Jun Castillo says:

    8/18/20 Philippines
    Speaking Part 1
    Speaking part 2
    Describe a family member who made you proud?
    Who this person?
    When this happen?
    What this person did?

    – I think i did go off topic because I was talking about how proud i was with my father when he bought me a laptop?

    Will this affect my score?

  24. April Sam O. Cuenca says:

    Academic Module–Davao City, Philippines
    August 18, Speaking Test
    Hi, Liz! I want to thank you for giving individuals the chance to share their speaking questions. I’ve been able to see and review the speaking questions. Part 1 questions was all about the fruits and luckily I’ve been able to practice these questions thanks to your website. Here are the questions during my test!

    Part 1:
    What is your name?
    Where do you live?
    Do you work or are you a student?
    What is the most interesting part of your course?

    Do you like fruits?
    Do you like it when you were still a child?

    What fruits are popular in your country?

    Did you cook a meal that has fruits as part of its ingredients?

    Do you enjoy the experience of cooking?

    PART 2: Describe a leisure activity that is near or on the sea.

    Part 3: General questions about sea and travel.

    Why do people like to spend time in the beach?

    Why do children like to spend their time in the beach?

    Do you like travelling by sea? Why?

    Do you think that travelling by sea will be common in your country? Why or Why not?

    Products are transported regularly, do you think that transporting it by sea are common in your country? Why?

    Will it be more prominent in the future? Why do you think so?

  25. vishwas jog krishna says:

    Part I: Name, Work, Leisure, Children, Robots
    Part II: Describe a book u read which you want to read it again in future

  26. Today was my speaking
    1. Do you watch television
    2.children are in great pressure why
    3. Do you think you watch television most
    Cue card
    Most important speech given by anyone
    Who is it?
    Why you like it?
    Where it was ?
    4.why children dont listen speech there diffrence between visiual speech or normal speech
    6 why people get confused in speech
    7.speeches are important why

  27. 17/08/2917 São Paulo, Brazil

    Hello. Your full name.
    Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
    What I like about it.
    My dream house.

    Do you like fruit?
    Favorite fruit?
    If I ate fruit as a child.
    If I cooked something with fruit.

    Part2 Card
    A Time when I arrived early.
    Where. When. Why did you arrive early.
    How did you feel.

    Is it important to arrive early?
    Being late in meetings and with friends. What is the difference?
    Why people are always late?

    Talking about time:
    Technology is to save time, but some people feel that they are actually wasting time. Why?
    Some People feel bad about doing nothing. Why?

  28. IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics for August 2017

    See a list of topics that have been reported by students this month.

    To prepare for IELTS speaking you should prepare both common topics and recent topics. You can also find common topics on this page:

  29. (Academic ) Sylhet, Bangladesh
    Exam Date: 17/08/17
    Part 1:
    TV channel
    Childhood TV program
    Transportation system
    International sports events

    Part 2:
    Describe a swimming place where people like to go in your hometown

    Part 3:
    Leisure activities of native people
    Cultural and other festival related to international relationship
    Who likes to spend more time on sports
    What will be the future of festivals
    ( Too many questions, I’v forgotten 3-4 more questions)

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Exam date: 18 august 2017, academic module, Turkey
      Mine was the same: “describe a swimming place where people like to go in your hometown”
      who should teach swimming to children? parents of professionals?
      do you think that swimming lessons should be placed in primary school curriculums?
      what are the advantages of learning how to swim professionnaly?

  30. hi liz,
    firstly i thank u, your videos and tips helped me a lot. I do like to share my speaking test which might help others.
    Academic-aug 17-hyderabad
    part 1
    Where r u frm?
    house or flat?
    do u like ur house?
    whats ur dream house like to be? (not exactly)
    when did u feel a beautiful sunshine and why?
    is sunshine useful or not?
    do u prefer a place with sunshine or not and why?
    Do u like ur bdays?
    wat do u do on ur bdays?
    which bdays are considered important in ur country?
    Im sry i didnt remember all exactly bt questions are like these only
    part 2
    describe a cake which made u feel special
    you should say
    1.what type of cake?
    3.y did u feel spl?
    part 3
    is celebrating an event necessary? y?
    what different type of foods are served in ur country on occasions?
    is money wasted on foods in these occasions?
    high amount of sugars nd fat foods are consuming now a days? ur opinion?
    is advertisements responsible? is banning them is a solution?
    is tax burden on these kind of foods makes less consume?
    im sry if im wrong bt the question are similar to these
    questions are repeating so kindly prepare all the models. i think dis is the best website to prepare for ielts. once again thank you liz
    hv a nice day ppl nd all d bst for those who r preparing for ielts.

  31. shoaib manzoor says:

    GT Speaking Test
    15th August 2017 Pakistan

    Part 2 Topic

    Describe the an event from the history :

    When it was happened
    who were the participant
    why it was important

    Liz please tell me. was i corrected if i discussed my result declaration ceremony as mu historical event ?

  32. Tanmoy Das says:

    General Training – 17 August 2017 – Speaking – Dhaka, Bangladesh
    I had my Speaking today. My exam time was 3.20; reporting time was 2:50. However, the examiner was more than 1 hour late. So, he was in a hurry to complete my Speaking test, I assume. My speaking test’s length was less than 8 minutes, I think.
    Dear Liz,
    the examiner tried to finish conducting the speaking test as quickly as possible. He interrupted me several times.
    Do you think his hurry will impact my speaking score?

    Questions (so far I can remember)
    Part 1: Politeness, Apartment
    Part 2: Greatest Invention
    Part 3: whell vs other invention,
    1. Do we already get the greatest invention, or we might get more greatest invention in future?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It is normal for the examiner to interrupt your answers. That happens to everyone. But no IELTS speaking test can last under 11 mins. All IELTS speaking tests MUST last between 11 and 14 mins.

  33. Raman Toor says:

    Hi Liz..
    speaking exam date 12 august
    part 1
    study and mirror
    part 2
    Free product
    part 3
    what type of free products company give?
    is giving the free products a tactic tu lure people to buy more products?
    what do u think Giving free gifts are way of advertisement?
    what free services should be given to everyone by government?
    #Liz… i want to ask that i did not give the correct answer of last question….i said transport should be free then he again repeat the question then i said that government gives service of bank accounts nd give pension in old age….then he himself said that do u think so education should be free…then i answer it

    plz tell me how much will it effect on my band score??

  34. Zaid Alhamid says:

    I sat the exam in the 12th of August 2017 Jordan

    1. Listening test
    The first section was about accommodation(blanks), the second section was about fire in a building, the last questions were about palm tree abd its uses (filling blanks)
    2. Reading test
    First passage about
    Second passage about Egyptian ancient canal
    Last passage about ape right (giving them right equivalent to human rights) including different scientists opinions and so on.

    3. Writing
    Task 1
    3 pie charts, one 1984, second 1994, third 2004 about the percentages of students following courses.
    Task 2
    Encouraging children to avoid fast food, the responsibility of the school or the parents. Discuss the two views.

    4. Speaking
    Part 1 familiar topics regarding my job, my residency
    Part 2 recent change in home or school
    Part 3 general questions about the effect of changing hone, the education , advertisements.

  35. Hi Dear Liz,

    Here are the questions of my today exam:

    16 Aug.
    Module: General Training
    Where do you live?do you live in an apartment or a house?
    Do you like your home?
    What does it mean to be polite?
    Has the definition of politeness changed over time in your country?
    what kind of jewelry do you like?
    how often do you wear them?
    Have you ever given a jewelry to someone as a gift?

    Talk about a situation where you had a conversation with some people you didn’t know

    why do you think people chat?
    Do women chat more than men?
    what are the advantages of having a face to face conversation?
    ِDo you think there is any difference between the friends in social media and actual friends?
    why don’t some people use social media?

  36. Speaking test
    What is your full name
    Where are you from
    In which part of the country is it?
    Is it interesting place?
    Would you live in there in the future
    Do you remeber your dreams
    Do you like to hear other’s dreams
    Do you like learn more about dreams
    Which types of shoes do you like comforable or pretty one?
    Did you buy any pair of shoes online
    Why did you buy it from online

    A situation where you were not allowed to use your mobile phone
    What was the situation
    When it happened
    How did feel about it

    Any other people know about this
    In which situations people use cell phone
    What are the other advantages of mobile phone
    What is the difference between using mobile phone by younger people and older people
    Do you think when people speak loud on the mobile phone then they disturb to the other people

  37. Hello Liz
    Academic , Delhi NCR 16/08/2017
    I appeared for my speaking test today..


    What is your name?
    U work or study?
    Do you work hard?
    Do u have one best friend or many friends
    Do u play any musical instrument?
    Should children be taught music in school?

    Part 2
    Any important historical event

    Part 3

    1.Y are museums important?
    2.Entry to musuems should b free? Y or y not?
    3.What would you want to display from this generation to coming generations in a museum?

    4.Something we should learn from past?
    5.N how is it beneficial for us today?

    My part 1 and part 2 went fine but I got confused in question 3 of section3 n started fumbling. Will I be able to score 6.5 after this blunder? Please guide Ms. Liz.

    Thank you

  38. 16 Aug
    Speaking test Pakistan
    Part1 music,dreams
    Part2 describe about importance of history and when and where you went for it,who told you
    Part 3 history related questions

    In part 2 I spoke about festival which I attended in Mohatta Palace (old palace in Pakistan) it about ancient books . culture and heritage of sindh (province of pak) was displayed here
    May I go right?

  39. Academic IELTS
    Test Location- Singapore
    Date-12th August 2017

    Listening (Since I am hearing impaired person, so I have to answer 3 sections only.)
    Section 1- events and exhibitions in festival
    Section 2- Gardening practice for children
    Section 3-Town plan

    Passage 1- Noise
    Passage 2- Psychology (patience and fairness experiment between human and Chimpanzee)
    Passage 3- Leo Tolstoy’s work (very difficult)

    Task 1- Map of floor plan of one conference in 2009 and 2010
    Task 2
    Solving environmental problems is responsibility of international organisations. But others believe that it’s the responsibility of one’s nation government. Do you agree or disagree?

    Part 1
    Where do you live?
    What do you like about your area?
    Will you continue to stay in this area in the future?

    What kinds of shoe do you wear?

    Do you like to have one friend or many other friends?

    Part 2
    Describe the moment that you have been waited . I spoke terribly. 🙁

    Part 3
    In which situation, people should be patient?
    Becoming impatience could lead to new inventions?

    I am pretty depressed on my speaking. I got unfriendly examiner and he made faces after hearing my answer. This is my fourth attempt.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Sorry to hear your examiner wasn’t friendly. It is something all students need to be prepared for. You still need to be chatty, open and showcase your English, regardless of how the examiner behaves. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you 🙂

    • I am stock on the questions from 3rd part? I have no idea what to answer😣 can you share with as what did you say on your’s exam?

  40. Hello Liz 🙂 Thank you so much for your endless help and guidance .
    I appeared in my IELTS SPEAKING test in Pakistan on 15th Aug, and these are the topics i got.

    Part one.

    Do You wish to continue this job in future?
    which Fruits do you like?
    What kinds of fruits u liked being a child?
    Why is it important to have fruits?
    Have you ever cooked something with fruits?
    Do u know who your neighbors are?
    Have your neighbors ever helped you?
    What do people think about having a young or an old neighbor,which is better?

    Part two.

    Describe the time you found the CLEVER SOLUTION TO A PROBLEM (something like that)
    Who is he?
    What solution was suggested?
    Why do u think it was a clever solution?
    Describe a Situation where you were clever dealing with the problem?

    Part three.
    Are children born clever or become clever with their experiences?
    Are Children more clever nowadays than in the past?
    Are Clever Children more happy?
    Role of school in making children clever?
    How internet can influence the children becoming clever?
    After the introduction of INTERNET AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,why is it widely used nowadays?

    Liz, i did awesome in the first two sections, but i found some difficulty in answering couple of questions in part three as CLEVER child was a new topic for me,though you had mentioned it in the list of summer topics,yet i dint anticipated it well….well thanks again

  41. IELTS speaking test questions
    Date: Tuesday 15th August 2017
    Location: Nigeria
    Part 1
    Where do Live
    Do you wish to live there in the future and why
    Do you know how to play any musical instrument
    Do you think is easy to learn how to play musical instruments

    Cue Card
    Describe a cafe you recently attended
    You should say
    Why you went to the cafe
    When you went to the cafe
    What you ate
    And Explain why you like or dislike the cafe

    Part 3
    Do you think is good for people to invite others when the celebrate an event
    Do you think people’s social lives relates to their personalities
    Why do you think people invite others when they are celebrating an event

  42. prashanthi says:

    Test taken on 29′ july’ 2017 in saudi arabia
    where are you from?
    what kind of place it is?
    what is your opinion about dreams?
    if u are given a chance would you do indetail study about dreams?
    Speak about two people who belong to same family but influence your life
    How often do they meet?
    How do they look like?
    Who are they?
    What do you say about personality?
    Do we inherit our personality?
    Task-1 Pie diagram about different vehicles travelling over a bridge in UK.
    Some people say that educational qualifications are important for successful life ,where some other say that educational qualifications are not necessarily important for successful life
    Discuss both the views and give your opinion supported by your own experiences.

  43. Hi Liz and subscribers!
    I am from the Philippines and I had my speaking exam (Academic) this morning and these were the questions:
    Part 1
    -What do you do? (Do you study or work?)
    -What do you do after work?
    -Do you prefer having a bestfriend or a lot of friends?
    -How often do you see your friends?
    -Do you wear watch when you were a child?
    -How important are watches in your profession?
    -Why do you think people buy expensive watches?
    Talk about an intresting talk you have heard.
    Part 3
    -Have you experienced conducting talk to children (same question pertaining to adult audience?)
    -what do you think are the things needed for a talk/speech to be effective?

    Godbless you Liz and continue to be a blessing to others 🙂

  44. Dear Liz,
    Thank you so much for your blog and videos, without your help I would not have made the score I recently got. I took my test on July 29th and got my result today – (L: 9, R: 9, W: 7.5, S: 8). Below are the questions that I remember, and I have one question regarding my score if you can help one last time 🙂

    Writing part 1:
    You live in apartment, and there is a construction going on in the adjacent building. Write a letter to the building manager complaining about the problems you are having
    with the construction.

    Writing part 2:
    Some people say that leisure time is important for having a good life, while others believe that money is important. Do you agree? Is there any other important factor for
    leading a good quality life?

    Part 1:
    Tell about your home, where do you live?
    Do you like your apartment?

    Do you like your neighbors?
    How well do you know them?
    Is it good to know your neighbors?

    Part 2:
    Describe a news that you heard recently, explain
    what the news was?
    when did you know it?
    how you got to know about it?
    how did you feel about it?

    Part 3:
    How important is covering local news as compared to international news?
    Is local news very important to be broadcasted internationally?
    What kinds of news is important to be broadcasted and why?

    My Question to you:
    As you see my scores are good (L: 9, R: 9, W: 7.5, S: 8).
    I missed writing by half a point to be able to get 20 points for Australia immigration 189 visa. I remember doing well on the writing section, but to my surprise got 7.5. I saw on IELTS website that if the difference between sections is more than 2 points, it is automatically re-evaluated by a senior examiner. But since my scores fall within the 2 points they may not be reevaluated. Do you think it is worth trying a reevaluation for 0.5 points in writing? I know it is very subjective for your suggestions, but I am looking for that 0.5 point push to cross over to 8. Your valuable thoughts will really help me. Thanks in advance!

  45. Academic 12th August , Canada

    writing task1
    Piecharts of graduates who work at an engineering company
    Task 2
    Many countries host Olympics and international football events by spending lot of money, some people support this while some others disagree .Discuss both views and give your opinion

    Talk about your favourite type of clothing

  46. Hi Liz,

    Thank you for the valuable information and guidance that you share with all of us. It is really helpful !

    In return, please find below the IELTS topics for the academic test (August 12th, 2017 in London):
    – Listening:
    1) Telephone conversation between a lady and a letting agent; arranging a day to view a rental house.
    2) A fire warden gives a list of important tasks to his team about the safety measures of a building.
    3) A conversation between two students about their school project (types of birds).
    4) A presentation about an exotic tree.

    – Reading:
    1) The history of chocolate
    2) How the ancient Egyptians transfer large pieces of stones from one place to the other.
    3) A discussion about giving ‘human rights’ to the great apes.

    – Writing:
    A) Task 1: Analysis and comparison of 3 pie charts which displayed a number of different types of academic courses and their popularity among the students.

    B) Task 2: A discussion essay about the increasing number of children who tend to eat junk food. Some claim that school should educate children about the effects of junk food in their health but some others believe that education starts at home. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    – Speaking:
    1) First part: general questions about yourself (origin, work/studies, things you do on your free time, friends, i.e. do we need more than 1 best friend and why, what do you usually do with your friends, dreams, i.e. how often do your remember your dreams, do you believe they have a meaning, would you like to learn more about the dream interpretation).
    2) Second part: 1-2 minutes talk about a pleasant day in the country side.
    3) Third part: a few more questions about the life in the country side (comparison with the past, i.e. has it changed, what type of people are better suited with a life in the country side, comparison between the city and country life).

    Good luck to everyone who is getting ready for his/her exams!

    Thanks again Liz!


    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Lis thanks for your website it is very helpful , in your opinion did I answer the question ? Question was some people think that it is the responsibility of school to encourage students not to eat junk food . Some people think that it is the responsibility of parents . Discuss both views and give opinion. In the 2 essay I wrote that educational establishments should provide healthy meals in cafes and canteens and implement. Policies ( banning to use unhealthy food during breaks ) because student use majority of their time at schols. For parepenta I wrote that they play also a vital part in discouraging them to use food which contains harmful ingredients ( hamburgers ,) by communicating with them , devoting enough time and buying fresh vegetables and fruits and carefully look after their health in order to prevent obesity and life threatening diseasesDo you think essay 2 not answering the question ?

  47. Academic
    12th August 2017 ( L, R, W, S)

    Writing Task 1
    – 3 pie charts: percentage of student taking difference courses in Salisbury College from 1984, 1994, 2004

    Writing Task 2
    – school has social responsibility to discourage children from eating junk food. Others think it is the parents responsibility. Discuss both views

    Part 1:
    – House/Apartment
    – Birthday
    – Politeness

    Part 2 : describe the TV drama series that u like to watch

    Part 3:
    – soap drama that is popular
    – western vs local drama in your country
    – why is it popular
    – younger vs older choices of drama series
    – will the trend changed
    – advantages vs disadvantages

    Hope this helps 😊

  48. Rima Blogera says:

    13 Aug 2017
    IELTS Speaking Test in Tehran

    Part One
    Do you work or study?
    What part of your job is so interesting to you?
    Talk about sunrise.

    Part two
    Talk about an unknown person you talked with

    Part three
    What is the effect of social network websites on our life


    test date: aug 13 2017
    can i know your full name?
    where are you from?
    are you a student or do u work?
    how often do u buy shoes?
    what makes people buy expensive shoes?
    did anyone present u a watch?
    how many of them do u own?

    topic card
    describe a person whom did u find polite in ur life
    who is he?
    when did u meet?
    why did u find?

    3rd section
    do respecting people depends upon the place where you live

    hi liz thats far i can remember i have some douts about my speaking module today plzz clear my douts
    in the first section i didnt answer one question fully then examiner asked me the continuous question then i answered it like example do u work or do u study i answered i graduated recently and i stopped she than asked me graduated in which stream? then i answered in civil engg
    in second section i continued to speak for more than one minute and after i finished she asked me do you want to speak some more about this topic then i continued to speak for the next 10 to 20 seconds. what does this mean?
    And in the third section i answered all the question but FOR one question i answered irrelavently and she notified me and then i gave her the correct answer

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It seems you were not prepared for your speaking test. You need to know the format of the test before you take it. It is normal to be interrupted in part 1. It is normal to be encouraged to talk more in part 2 if you finish before 2 mins have finished. It is fine if you misunderstood something. None of that affects your score. Using basic English will get you a lower score. Your aim is to showcase your English.

  50. Hi Liz,
    Your site is so helpful, structure for each module is very well explained. All your videos are such a great tool. You are doing an amazing job. I recommend your site to everyone preparing for the test. You Rock.

    • Thanks 🙂

      • Hi Liz..
        Exam date : 12 August 2017
        -part 1
        -part 2
        Famous personality
        -part 3
        Do you think whole world can become celebrity?
        Other famous person in your country
        What types of Traits should be in celebrity ?
        Many more related questions
        Dear liz.. Please clear my one doubt tht examiner asked me one question do you like to wear watch?
        Then I replied tht no I don’t like to wear watch very honestly…because I always use my mobile phone to watch I gave wrong answer?

        • Thanks for sharing 🙂 There are no wrong answers in speaking – the examiner will mark you on fluency, grammar, vocab and pronunciation – nothing else.

  51. Academic – taken on 12 August 2017 – Chandigarh

    1. Conversation between and lady and a real estate agent for renting a furnished house
    2. Discussion between 2 students discussing pigeons in Melbourne City
    3. Discussion about kinds of Pigeons continued
    4. About tree climbers in an island in Indonesia

    1. History of the Olympic Torch
    2. About a chain of stores in New Zealand – named “Farmer”
    3. About Termites

    Task 1 – Diagram about recycling of Cans – 9 stages shown in pictures – (was an easy one)

    Task 2 – Some people think that it is necessary to travel to learn about other countries. Other feel same can be learnt though TV and Internet. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speak Your Mind