Recent IELTS Exam Questions and Topics 2018

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  1. Marleen Charng says:

    Hi Liz,
    Just had my speaking test.

    Academic Test
    23 June 2018
    Hamilton, New Zealand

    Part 1:
    Introduce yourself.
    Are you living in an apartment or a house?
    Which room is your favorite room? Why?
    Have you had any food from overseas when you were little?
    Do you plan your holiday?
    Do you have any memorable holiday?
    Do you have any plan for next holiday?

    Part II
    Have you ever gone to street market?
    What did you buy?
    Which street market did you go?

    Part III
    1. In xxxx people visit the department store or small shop? Why?
    2. Some people like to purchase the famous brand and feel happy, why?

  2. Hi liz

    Thanks for your website


    Todays cue card mine is

    Public transport u used recent .WHAT WHEN WHERE HOW U FEEL USING THAT PT.





    LIZ, I speak fluently REST need your blessing for tomorrow REMAINING PART OF MY EXAM I.E ….LRW



  3. UKVI Speaking test
    BC – Nigeria
    22 June 2018

    Part 1
    What’s your name?
    What can I call you?
    Where are you from?
    What do you do work or school?
    What time of the day do you work best?
    Do you think people at work are friendly?
    Do you think going out with friends is better than going alone?

    Part 2
    Describe a fun even that didn’t cost you much
    Cue card:
    Where and when
    What you did
    What you spent your money on

    Part 3:
    Technology has affected our leisure activities nowadays compared to the past. Do you think this is good
    Do you think age affects leisure activities?

    These are the ones I remember.
    Some tips I can give after this:
    Confidence is key. Calm down, if you’re tensed you’ll make alot of mistakes. Don’t speak too fast,you’ll say less and will likely use low band score words.
    Thanks Liz, wish I had practiced with your site early.

  4. June 21,2018
    IDP Philippines
    IELTS Academic

    Part 0:
    Complete name
    Do you work or are you a student?
    Did you enjoy your work?
    Why did you like your work?

    Part 1:
    Do you like plant?
    Do you like receiving plant as a gift?
    What kind of plant do you like?
    Have you planted anything when you were a child?

    Part 2:
    Describe a magazine that you read.
    Why you like the magazine
    What are the content of the magazine
    When did you start reading it?

    Part 3:
    What kind of magazine do people read nowadays?
    What can people learn from reading magazines?
    Is it important to watch the news :local and International?
    Do you think social media will completely replace newspaper and magazines in the future?

  5. Shwetha says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for all your tips and videos.. You are doing a great job. I am following your lessons from few weeks.

    Today was my speaking test and below are the questions:
    Part 1 : Where do I live? How do I spend my time with family and friends? Whether I work or Study? And if I saved money when I was a child? Is it important for parents to teach their kids to save money?

    Part 2: A recent trip which I took using Public transport

    Part 3: More questions about part 2 namely- Types of public transport in our place, Advantages and disadvantages of using Public transport, How about transport helps people? How should government encourage people to use public transport? Should government revoke the ownership of Cars?

    I stammered in Part 3.. Also, I asked the examiner to repeat the question. Will this impact my score? I am very much worried about it. Could you please suggest?
    Also, tomorrow is my L/R/W test

    Thanks & Regards

  6. Subash Kandel says:

    Speaking Test
    British Council
    Step 1:
    Name,current education,job which you like and related to this topic
    step 2:
    lake or river in your country
    Step 3:
    Water activities

  7. Hello,
    Thanks for this website, it was very helpful for my preparation!
    Academic Test
    22 June 2018
    Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Part 1
    What is your full name?
    Do you study or work?
    How do you spend your spare time with family or friends?

    Part 2
    What you like to wear for special occasion?
    Why do you like it?
    Where did bought it?
    What people say about it?

    Part 3
    What do you think about informal and formal wear?
    Why big companies forced their employees to wear uniforms?

    Hope it will be helpful.

  8. Abhinav says:

    Hi Liz! Hope you’re in good health.
    I want to thank you for all your guidance and tips.
    I had my speaking test today. My examiner was a very friendly lady and was constantly nodding and smiling which made me quite comfortable during the test.

    21 June, 2018
    New Delhi, India

    Round Zero
    What is your name?
    What can i call you?
    Where do you live?
    Can i see your passport?

    Round 1
    Q1-Do you live in an apartment or a house?
    Q2-What’s your favorite room?
    Q3-Why do you like it?
    Q4-Do you plan on changing your accommodation in future?
    Q5-When you go out, where do you like to go?
    Q6-Do you like to go out alone or with someone?
    Q7-When you go out in a group, do you like to go in a large or a small group?
    Q8- You like spending time with your friends or your family?
    Q9-How do you like to spend time with them?
    Q10-Which place would you like to explore in future?

    Round 2
    Talk about a mathematics skill you learned in primary/elementary class.
    – followup question
    Q11- Do you like maths now?

    Round 3
    Q12- How can adults benefit from these skills?
    Q13-What can Government do to teach maths to adults?
    Q14-Which one is more important , mathematics or handwriting?
    Q15-Do you think computers will make learning maths less useful?
    Q16-You think computers will take over humans ever?

    I answered all these questions promptly, didn’t fumble, gave elaborated answers almost everywhere and in round 2, i even spoke for 2 minutes without halting in between.
    But i’m feeling a little apprehensive because she asked me so many questions. Is it normal? Should I be worried? Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Sure it’s normal to be asked lots of questions. Each question covers different topics and also tests different language functions. The number of questions you had is completely normal. Did you expect less?

      • Abhinav says:

        Thank you for the quick reply.
        To be honest, I wasn’t expecting so many questions in the first round. However, I got used to it in no time and answered to the best of my ability. And now that you’ve said its okay, I can sleep soundly tonight. 🙂

        I have my LRW on 23rd June, so I’ll post Writing Task 1 and 2 questions that day in a separate comment.
        Once again thank you.

        • Part 1 usually has about three topics and around 12 questions – so your test looks really normal. Yes, get a good sleep!! You need all the strength you have for the LRW test which is 2 hours and 40 mins without breaks. Good luck!!

  9. Ielts academic
    June 21,2018
    speaking test
    Do you live in house or apartment?
    which area of your home you like the most?
    have you ever received money from your parent for doing household work?
    have you ever given money to children?
    are you planning to change your home?why?
    have you ever saved money as a child?
    have you ever eaten foreign food during your childhood?
    what was the last foreign food you ate?

    describe a new sport you want to play;
    when did you first saw that sport?
    do you think foreign food will become popular in your country?

    where did you saw that sport?
    why did you saw that sport?
    why you want to play it?
    part 3
    do you think sports organization only focus to earn money?
    what business companies can learn from sports?
    why companies advertise a lot on sports?
    how advertisement on sports is benifical for companies?
    do young peoples like different sports than elderly?

  10. Jennifer says:

    Hi Liz/ Everyone,
    I just had the speaking test today, below the questions I was asked in the Academic IELTS:

    PART 1

    Describe the place where are you currently living in.
    Do you listen to music when you are studying or working?
    What kind of music do you listen to?
    Do people in the present listen to the same music that people used to listen in the past?
    Do you think music will change in the future?

    PART 2

    Describe an important event that you celebrated recently.
    Who you celebrated with?
    In which place did you celebrate?
    Explain why this was an important event for you.

    PART 3

    Why do people celebrate events?
    What kind of event s do you usually celebrate?
    Is it important to have a large number of people at an event?
    Why do people invite a lot of people to their weddings?
    How can be an event could be successful?
    Are international events positive for countries?
    What are some negative aspects of international events in countries?
    What could put in danger countries that serve as a venue for an international event?

  11. Jennifer says:

    Hi Liz/ Everyone,
    I just had the speaking test today, below the questions I was asked:

    PART 1

    Describe the place where are you currently living in.
    Do you listen to music when you are studying or working?
    What kind of music do you listen to?
    Do people in the present listen to the same music that people used to listen in the past?
    Do you think music will change in the future?

    PART 2

    Describe an important event that you celebrated recently.
    Who you celebrated with?
    In which place did you celebrate?
    Explain why this was an important event for you.

    PART 3

    Why do people celebrate events?
    What kind of event s do you usually celebrate?
    Is it important to have a large number of people at an event?
    Why do people invite a lot of people to their weddings?
    How can be an event could be successful?
    Are international events positive for countries?
    What are some negative aspects of international events in countries?
    What could put in danger countries that serve as a venue for an international event?

  12. Hello Liz my test was in ACADEMIC MODULE on 21st June at surat at 2:20pm
    Introduction : 1) app
    2) computer
    Cue card : Talk about TV service that you
    Follow up : which foreign television programs is popular in your country.

  13. Jennifer says:

    Hello Liz, thank you so much. Your website has been very helpful. I took my speaking test in Abuja, Nigeria on 21/06/18

    Part 1
    Where are you from?
    Do you live in a house or apartment?
    What’s your favorite room and why?
    Do you plan to change accommodation soon?
    Does it rain alot in your country?
    Did the rain ever change your plans?
    Do you enjoy being wet or dry?

    Part 2
    Talk about your first mobile/cell phone
    When did you get it?
    What did you do with it?
    How did it change your life?

    Part 3
    Do you use paper maps or electronic maps?
    Which do you prefer?
    Did you learn to use a map as a child?
    Do you think computer translations are becoming more popular?

  14. speaking test on 21 June, Academic, Malaysia
    Part 1: or work?
    2.why do you choose this major?
    3.about holiday? where do you go for holiday?
    4.Is it good to have a plan for holiday
    5.What is your next plan for holiday?
    6.Do you usually get bored?
    7.what are you doing when you get bored?

    cue card: Describe something you do for concentration on work/study?
    Part 3:
    1.which job need more concentration?doctor or managers?
    2.Is it good for children to have concentration?

    Many thanks Liz for useful website

  15. Hi Thank you for your tips and super cool website …my speaking exam 20 June .. Iran
    1- what do you do .. study or work?
    2 – the best time of the day ( for work )
    3- do you have good relation with people in work
    4 -what kind of outdoor activities do you like to do?
    5-why you like to do these?
    6- tell me about your hometown
    9what do you like most (about your hometown )
    10……….cue card ……… river or lake ……..
    11-do you the names of some water sports?
    12 – should children learn swimming? at which age?
    12 – why they should learn (if yes )
    13-what is the other aspects of swimming in children?
    14 – why rivers and lakes are important?
    15 – do you know some jobs related to sea and river?
    16- tell me how in some cities people commute between pars of river?

  16. A new topic posted today by an IELTS candidate:

    Today I’ve got speaking exam, Iran
    Part 1: Are you a student or are u working? What do you do? Have you ever recieved money from your parents for doing house works? Did you ever give money to a child as a gift?
    Part 2: a quiet place you like, where is it, how did you know about it, is it far from your home, why do you like it
    Part 3: is it easy to find quiet places in cities, where are these places, do you think elderlies prefer quiet places and young people prefer crowded and noisy places, why, what is your favorite foreign food, when did you try that for the first time, have you recently tried a special meal, how did you like that, do u think in future foreign foods are become more popular?

    Please post your topics at the bottom of the page in the comments box – thanks 🙂

  17. Hi
    Can anyone tell me the latest or recent questions asked ..pls . As I have the exam on 30th June. It would be helpful to me and others as well. Module – General training . I am particularly worried for Speaking and writing tests.

  18. Interview
    Where do you live?
    Do you live in a house or apartment?
    Which place of your house you like the most?
    Did you save money when you were a child?
    Did you ever save money for internal house building in childhood?
    Have you ever gifted money to a child?

    Cue card
    Describe a competition (dance,music,sports) you want to take part in,

    Follow up
    What is the importance of competition?
    Why parents avoid their children to take part in competition?

    Why reality show such as cooking and dance competition on television get popular?

    If someone fails repeatedly to achieve something, should he stop thinking about that?

  19. Hi guys,

    We need some new, up-to-date questions and topics posting. If you take your test, please post your questions or topics for all parts of the test.

    Thanks and Good Luck!!
    Liz 🙂

    • Surjeet says:

      Still i have been too waiting for latest question for more than weeks…..

    • Hi guys! I had my test this Saturday morning (16/06/2018) in Malta.

      Part 1
      What do you study/ what is your job? (In my case, studying)
      Why are you studying this subject?
      Why do you chose this school?
      How was your first day in that school?
      How often do you use maps?
      Do you think that is better use paper or electronic maps? Why?
      Do you question people on streets about locations?
      Have you eaten food from another countries in you childhood?
      Which foods from other countries are famous in your country?
      Have you recently tried food from another country?

      Part 2
      Which is your favourite song?
      When you first heard it?
      Why do you like that song?

      Part 3
      What kind of popular music is famous in your country? Why?
      Do you think that music nowadays is different from music in the past?
      In which ways do you think they are different?
      Do you believe people are born with music skills or they learn by training?
      Do you think that teaching music for kids is important? Why?
      Why do you think study music is good for children?

      The test was faster than I thought and the examiner was very kind and friendly.

    • Dilshod says:

      HI guys yesterday I entered my speaking exam 18/06/2018.AT 2:40 IN UZBEKISTAN
      PART 1:
      1.what is your name you live in a house or flat
      3.which room is your favourite room
      4.about 4-5 questions are about punctuality and time management
      5.about my future plans
      DESCRIBE a sport that you have only watched and you would try yourself

      • Thanks for sharing 🙂

        Other students: Please post your topics in the comments box at the bottom of the page. Don’t post it as a thread or reply to me.

  20. Meghana says:

    For some reason my comment from Wednesday got lost. I assumed it was awaiting moderation but I couldn’t find it. Nonetheless I had my speaking test on Wednesday 06/06
    Part 1
    Your full name
    Do you work or study?
    What do you work as?
    Why did you choose that area?
    Do you enjoy your work?
    Were you happy the first day of your job?

    Part 2
    What is an animal you found interesting?
    What animal? Why? How you first came about the animal?

    Part 3
    What do you feel about animals being kept in the zoo for protection?
    Do you think the Govt. Can do something to protect animals?
    How do you think govt. Can protect animals from poachers, hunters and people who kill animals for prey?
    How do you feel about animals being used as beasts of burden or for human needs especially for carrying burden?
    What about domestic animals who are used for meat and other purposes?
    What can be done to protect animals from extinction?
    Do you think there is anything we can do at our level to protect certain species from extinction?
    Do you think the relationship between humans and animals are changing or will change in the future?

    It went pretty well except for part 2 where I felt I was given less time to prepare or talk about the topic. Is it normal for examiners to give you less than or exactly 1 minute to talk about the topic in the cute card??
    The other sections were much better and I felt I handled them well.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It is not possible for an examiner to give you less than 2 mins to talk in part 2. If you stop after 1 min, the examiner can move on. But if you continue talking, the examiner can’t stop you until 2 mins is up. The examiner can’t interrupt you in part 2. The 2 mins talk time is your right by the rules of IELTS. For the preparation, the time MUST be 1 mins. It is almost impossible for candidates to calculate time in the speaking test. The examiner has the clock, not you – nerves make you feel that time passes quicker than it really is. If at any time, you think your test was not fair and your results not representative, you can ask for a remark.

      • Sukhbir kaur says:

        I gave my speaking test today in amritsar ,,,
        Examiner was very nice ,
        Intro , habits of saving money , interaction between parents and children and same ques relating to children
        Talkative person you know
        Difference between formal and informal talks
        How do business negotiations interact
        What qualities should be there
        My speaking went very well .. now waiting for result

  21. Ietls ukvi academic speaking test 8/6/2018

    Part 1
    What’s your name ?
    What can i call you ?
    What do you do ? Do you work or study?
    Do you write?
    What type of things do you write?
    Do you prefer to type or write down using pen and paper ?
    Do you travel?
    Have your ever traveled by a plane ?
    Cue card topic
    Talk about a river/lack in your country
    You should say where the river is?
    Why is important ?
    Describe how it looks ?

    What are the water related activities that you know?
    Is it important for children to learn swimming ?
    From what age can children be taught how to swim?
    Can you tell me about some jobs related to rivers and water?
    Do you think it’s beneficial for a country to includer rivers in their tourism?
    Do you think it’s a good idea to travel people between the cites using rivers ?
    Mention one advantage and one disadvantage for using rivers to travel people between cities?

    In the alst Question i said I couldn’t think about the advantages and my min is preoccupied by the disadvantages , the examiner frowned upon me and it felt bad , do you think it’ll affect my markes ?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner should not have frowned at you. You did nothing wrong. The speaking test does NOT involve marking ideas and does NOT involve marking task response. If you gave only one disadvantage, it’s 100% fine for IELTS speaking. So, don’t worry about it 🙂

    • Thanks for your sharing 😊. Could you share writing essay and task types?

      • Task 1 was a tabel for coco butter production among 5 areas in 4 years
        Task 2 something about newspapers and internet as a source for news
        You’ll probably find them in the comment of those who took their exam in 2/6/2018 , would be better to check the comments because I cannot remember the exact wording of the exam

  22. Ashpreet Kaur says:

    Ielts (academic) 7june 2018
    Writing task 1- It was a line graph describing three modes of transport in one city
    Writing task 2-some people believe that teenagers should concentrate on all subjects while others think they should focus on subjects in which they are best and find intersting.discuss both views nd give ur opinion

  23. Hi from Turkey,
    I had my ielts exam today 07.06.2018, İstanbul. academic, basically.
    Speaking p2, location question, favourite
    P3, advertisement
    P1, music, celebrities, money.
    Writing t1, line graphic,x line: 1990 to 2010, 3 different transport, y line: population of users..

    T2, teenagers: giving attention on school lesson
    Or focusing their interest. Discuss.

  24. I looked up your website for practicing all possible questions on the speaking test. The good news is I got my cue card question from the lot of questions on your website, however, the follow up questions were different. Here are the questions I was asked:

    Cue Card: Describe a water body (river, lake etc) in your country. Discuss its relevance, why its important and how do you see the future of it.

    Follow up questions: Why do you think people like to go near water? How often did you visit this water body? How do you think river bodies are being affected by pollution? Do you believe the levels of sea are rising due to global warming?

    Another random question came up in the introduction: Discuss about an app that you’d like to download on your phone, but haven’t already.

    Thanks so much Liz! Your website helped me get my target score.

  25. Maftoon says:

    Hi there! I have recently pass the written part of my test
    Module: Academic
    Location: Tashkent , Uzbekistan
    Date: 07.06.2018
    Task 1:
    The line graph reveals information about commuters usage of three different types of transportation in one city from 1990 to 2010
    Types of transportation: Bicycle, Train, Car
    Task 2:
    Some people think that teenager students should concentrate on each subject equally, while other think that they should choose what they are interested in. Discuss both views and give your opinion

  26. Sonia grover says:

    New delhi india
    Today was my LRW
    Writing task 2 topic was
    Some people think that the teenagers should concentrate on all subjects of school. Others believe that the teenagers should focuse on those subject in which they are best or which are more interesting. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  27. Hi Liz. I took IELTS General Speaking on 31st May and LRW on 2nd June
    Location- Pune, India
    Speaking- Introductory question- Are you a student or working? Why did you choose this profession? What do you do basically?
    How often during your childhood you tried food from foreign countries?
    What about now?
    Do you think the consumption of foreign food is going to increase in coming days?
    Cue card- Describe a song you like the most.
    What this song is about?
    When did you hear it first?
    What do you like the most about it?

    Discussion on music these day in you pr country. What type of music is popular? Do you think the choice varies with gender? What about old time music? What is the difference? Where do the children in your country learn music for the first time? How learning a musical instrument can help?
    I think I did well and speak for the expected time on the questions. however, I am worried as I used a Hindi word ‘Masala’ as a slang in the conversation. Do you think it is going to have a big impact on my score?

    For Writing
    Letter- You recently Lost your driving license and somebody found it and returned it back to you. write a letter thanking that person. Explain why the license is important to you and ask few questions about how did he or she find it. How would you like to thank.

    Essay- nowadays, people move from one country to the other for finding jobs Some people think children of these families suffer because of this while others think it is helpful for them. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    I have been following your site for learning and it helped me a lot. Thank you Liz.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your speaking score is based over the whole test, not just on one answer or one word. However, if you use your own language in the test, it’s best to paraphrase it “which means …”. Glad my site was useful 🙂

  28. Hello Liz,
    I appeared for my General Speaking Test on June 06 in Delhi.

    The questions were –
    Part 1 – where do you live, how far is it from here?
    – Let’s talk about jobs – have you ever been into a Part time or a Full time job?
    I answered I have never been into a part time job since beginning I’m working with the same organisation full time
    Then the question was Why?
    – What are the factors that people consider towards a good job? And since I answered about perception of people, different perspectives next question was
    – Do you think the perception of people change with age?
    Clue card –
    Talk about a good experience you had from a shop or a company, where it was, why you liked it?
    Part 3 –
    – Is it true that the shops or stores which have expensive products will offer better experience to its customers?
    – How does companies benefit by providing good services?
    – Apart from the skills and training you just mentioned, does companies need to make adjustments to products they offer?
    – Are people reluctant to visit the stores where their experiences are bad?

    I hope this will help others, my advice is to remain calm during the test (the anxiety would always be there), practice to speak with friends/family. Be confident, and during preparation once you believe that you can speak with confidence and without hesitation, try to learn/enhance your vocabulary.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Remaining calm and being confident are definitely essential in IELTS speaking. For this reason, some people take the test more than once to battle nerves. Thanks for sharing your tips 🙂

  29. Hi Liz
    Sorry for posting late
    General Training
    Brisbane Australia

    Writing 1
    You couldn’t find a book you need to read in your local area shops. Write a letter to shop owner in another town to enquire about the book. (Don’t remember exact words)
    1. Give details of book you need
    2. Why you need it
    3. How will you pay for it

    Writing 2
    Adults do very less excercise these days. Some people think that showing sports events on the television such as Olympic and international tournaments can be the best way to encourage adults to do excercise. Others believe there are other effective ways to do so. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  30. Hello Liz,
    Thanks a ton for your great help with useful tutorials and tips.

    I’d gave my speaking on 6th June, Ahmedabad for GT. Here are the questions.

    Part 1
    Where are you from
    Do you work or study
    What time you like to work
    Do you read newspaper
    Does anyone read newspaper in your family
    Do you read newspapers online
    What do you often read in newspapers

    Part 2
    Talk about vacation destination you would like to take away from home
    – what is the place
    – with whom you would like to go
    – what you would like to do there

    Part 3
    How people plan their vacation
    which is good to go on vacation or stay home
    Vacation should plan by self or by travel planner
    What kind of place people choose to go on vacation
    People should spend lots money on their vacations or not.

    it went well and I’ve answered all the questions with proper length without any hesitation. Expecting my 7 or above.

    Wholeheartedly Thanking you for your guidance. 😊

  31. thank you so much mam..I have learnt a lot from this website.

  32. Rama khadka says:

    June 4
    Section 1: Do u work or study?
    do u use map?
    Where do live home or apartment?
    Which room do u like the most in your home?
    Have u guide to anyone?
    Had you saved money when you were child?
    What had changed in money saving behaviour now than in childhood?

    Section 2: what would like to replace?
    why do u want to replace it?

    section 3: do u think u can replace your accomodation sooner?
    why do people frequently replace any thing?
    is it good to replace?
    do u think youth generation are more forward to replace the things?
    Why people don’t like to do online shopping? Why they still like doing shopping in shopping mall?

    I was so shocked that she asked me a lot type of question which arent relevent with each other. However, I answered fluently.
    But in cue card topic in section 2, I answered that I want to replace my current accomodation because it don’t have sufficient facility, as I need for my daily life such as water , no balcony , no free space in front side and blah blah….( is this answer right?) Do they concern about the content? or just they see how fluently and correctly we deliver speaking skills? After leaving test room, I realized that can accomodation be replaced? Did she asked me a lot of question because I answered something else?please tell me, is my answer relevant to this question? I am so much worried about it 🙁
    Thanks in advance

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 What do you mean the questions were not relevant to each other? I see nothing wrong with your questions. You had the topics of home, maps and money in part 1. This is 100% normal to have three topics. In part 2 you had a current topic and in part 3 your questions were connected to consumerism which is your part 2 topic. For your part 2 topic, you can interpret your cue card as you wish – it doesn’t affect your score.

    • Parneet says:

      My test is on 5/6/18
      N my topic was
      A website you like
      How often uh visit it
      When you come to know about it
      Why uh like it

  33. Bharathy says:

    Ielts academic-June 2

    Task 1 pie charts
    Task 2 – international tourism is becoming a major industry. People think it causes only more tension than the anticipated understanding between different countries . ? Agree/disagree?

    Your full name?
    How can I call you?
    What do you do? Do u work or study?
    Why do u want to study this particular course ?
    Did your parents gave money when you were a child?
    Will u give money to a child ?
    How did your primary school teachers influence you?

    Cue card – your favourite song
    Why you like it ?
    When did you hear it ? Etc

    Questions related to music
    Why do you think music is important ?
    How important is music in your society ?
    Is it possible for everyone to learn music or is something that one is born with ? Why ?
    Why do you listen to music ? Etc

    That’s all I can remember . Pray for me . I hope so I will crack this exam with good grades .
    Thank u so much Liz

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Good luck with your results 🙂

    • We have the same question in writing.
      Can you share the ideas you wrote on task2?
      I have no idea so i knew that my answer was irrelevant, i was off topic probably.


    Type of Test: General
    Date of Test: May 31 (Speaking) and June 2 (L/R/W)
    Location of Test: Chennai

    Part 1
    1) How often you get bore?
    2) What you do when boring?
    3) Where you like to go?
    3) With whom you would like to spend time, family or friends while boring and why?
    4) Do any changes on your activities to get rid of bore,between childhood and now?
    5) Where people of your country,usually go when bored?

    Part 2
    1) Describe about the song which you like the most and other factors like,
    Why you love the song?
    What is the reason for it?

    Part 3
    1) What types of music available in your country?
    2) In your country,where you will learn music?
    3) Do you think old and young people have different taste on music and Why?
    4) Does music can only learn by people who are with inborn qualities and Why?
    5) Why still some musician cannot shine though they are master of musical art?

    Task 1
    1) Write a letter to thank a person who posted your lost driving license.You should talk about the following in your letter.
    – Describe Why driving license is much important?
    – Asking about the place,where he found the license
    – Inviting him for a meet to thank

    Task 2
    1) Some people believe that parent moving to other country for a work,will give a beneficiary to the children and other people believe that it will affect the children growth.Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    Over all I performed well Speaking,Reading,Writing but unfortunately I couldn’t do well my listening as other segments.Because I lost the flow of audio at Section 3 thus I didn’t answer four questions and followed by its effect I missed first two questions of Section 4 too. How ever I managed by answering section 3 as its objective question,where as Section 4 is fill in the blanks so I left empty.I am worried a lot.

    Thanks LIZ,your transcript helped me to prepare for the exam and I personally used those all module questions for self practice. Hope the Best 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 In order to keep your place in the listening test, you MUST learn to underline key words in the questions and hold them in your mind. You should keep your mind open for the key words of the next few questions so that you can jump forwards if necessary. The IELTS listening test is designed for key words (some of which might be paraphrased) to help you locate your place in the recording.

  35. Cristina says:

    I am from portugal, but I am living in Darwin, Australia.
    I have done my Academic IELTS on 2nd of June.

    The examiner checked if I was doing General or Academic, so the questions were harder, I thought listening was similar for both…

    Are you working?
    What time of day do you work better?
    How many hours of sleep do you need?
    older people need more hours of sleep them younger?
    Do you often read newspaper? Why?
    Do you read newspapers online?

    Topic 2:
    The holiday of your dreams

    Part 3:
    What types of tourism most people enjoy doing in my country?
    What’s the difference between staying home or going traveling
    What benefits do employee have in taking holidays and travel?
    What benefits do employer have giving good conditions to employees go on holidays?

    Part 1: Two pie charts showing the percentage of electricity usage in different sectors.

    Part 2: International Tourism is a good business but can lead to “fights” instead of understanting between tourists and locals. To what extent do you agree/disagree.

    I can’t remember about reading and listening parts.

    Thank you Liz for your site.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner doesn’t base topics on GT or Ac for speaking. The examiner might, however, choose to ask challenging questions to someone with a better level of spoken English – this is because it will help draw out a higher level of English and a broader range which is needed for a high score.

  36. IELTS – BC – GT – Vancouver, Canada
    Jun 2nd

    – Do you live in an apartment or house?
    – Any plans to move?
    – a recent vacation
    – do you plan the vacation
    – do you wear a watch
    – why is punctuality important

    Cue card: A person who talks a lot

    – have I talked to anyone about this person
    – do I talk a lot
    – is communication important
    – jobs that don’t require communication skills
    – any demerits for being a good communicator

    Writing Task 1 – write a letter to the building manager about a bicycle parking issue
    WT 2 – Some Stay-at-home parents think they need to be compensated by the government, do you agree or disagree?

  37. 2/jun/2018 – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

    1. Do y live in a House or apartment?
    Do you plan change in the future?
    Where do you spend your Holidays?

    2. Quite place you like.
    Where? How y found it?

    3. Reasons prefer quite place?
    Why people would like some kind Of noises?
    People would like noises to study for example?

    Writing General:
    Test 1. Explain to manager of the bulding: 1. Why y go to work by bike. 2. The problem y have with the bycicle parking. 3. Suggestion to solve the problem.

    Test 2. Some parents, specially mothers, stay at home instead working, and some people think should receive a salary for that. Do y agree or not?

  38. General training module:
    Test location : Coimbatore, India
    Date : 3/06/2018

    Speaking test:
    PART 1:
    1. Interesting places in my locality.
    2.Favourite wild animal
    3, Importance of zoo for children

    PART 2:
    Recent development in your city

    PART 3:
    1. Questions about public transportation system
    2. Importance of new developments in a city
    3. Old and new buildings in a city

    1. Write a letter to the someone who found and sent your driver licence which you have lost in a public place

    2. Many people move to foreign countries for their job. Children of their families are benefited by this, some people believe that this affects the children badly. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    For speaking test, the test was over in just 10 mins. The interviewer interrupted me while i was answering to move on to next question. so, i felt quite tensed while answering them. However, i remember making some grammatical errors while talking. Will it have a bad impact on my score?
    I would really value your feedback on this matter.

    Thank you for your wonderful collection of preparation materials for ielts. It really helped me a lot in my preparation.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Grammar counts for only 25% of your marks in both speaking and writing. Your speaking score is based on your overall performance, rather than individual questions or parts.

  39. Mohammad Najjar says:

    I took the exam on the 2nd of June in Qatar.

    section 1: about a near by library and its activities (phone call)
    section 2: 2 students prepare a presentation
    section 3: about shopping assistant, and certain shops features.
    section 4: about fairy tern bird (endangered)

    passage 1: about a village in Africa and farming system implemented (distribution of crops kinds over the year).
    passage 2: about Alexandria (Egypt) artifacts under water and the method used to rescue them.
    passage 3: about Emotions theories (darwin 6 emotions and scientists experiments, facial expressions …etc).

    task 1: a table of Cocoa production in several regions (Asia, Africa, South America…etc).
    task 2: people still prefer newspaper to internet as a source of news.

    -In which time of the day you prefer to work.
    -If prefer reading newspaper, if any of the family does.
    -Task 2: speak about a season of the year you prefer, what will be the weather, what you do in it, and why you prefer it.
    -Task 3: questions about global warming.

    The exam was very difficult.
    Listening: new question type: gives you a list of long sentences, and then the names of the shops. When they mention a shop you need to investigate which sentence applies (in listening the mention several features for the shop, it wasn’t easy at all. I missed a lot).

  40. Ielts General, Test Date:- 2 June 2018
    Jeddah, KSA

    Part -1
    Questions about plants
    Indoor Plants
    Describe special clothing/ dress you prepare and wore on a special occasion.
    Arguments about different dress codes, uniforms at work places.
    Argument why soldiers wear special and same uniforms despite they are not fighting all times .
    A bit tough since the start but hope to get 8 band.
    Human language , its evolution and various scientists and societies arguments
    Letter to someone who found your lost driving license and returned to you.
    Thanks him, Tell why its so important, and how you would like to thank him
    Now a days, , many families migrate to other countries due to employment. Some people say it benefit the children of immigrants families, other say, its more difficult for the children of these families
    Discuss both views and give you opinion.

  41. Hi, Liz

    3 June 2018
    Seoul, South Korea

    Part 1
    -What is your full name?

    -Do you live in a house or an apartment?
    -Which room do you like the most in your house?
    -Do you plan to move another place in the future?

    -Do you often use maps?
    -Do you prefer electronic map or paper map?
    -Who taught you how to use a map?
    -Did you ever ask people for directions?
    (or Were you asked to tell other people for directions?)

    -Save money
    -Did you save money when you were young?
    -How can parents teach children to save money?

    Part 2
    – Describe a website that you use regularly
    When you found it
    What it is about
    How often you visit it
    And explain why you like this website

    Part 3
    -What kinds of activities do people enjoy for entertaining on the internet?
    -Why people watch movies on the internet at home?
    -What do you prefer watching TV or the internet programs?
    -What do you think of TV added the function of the internet?

  42. Kamaldeep says:

    I took ACADEMIC IELTS (IDP) on 2nd June, India

    Writing Task 1- Three Pie charts shows the received exports of some regions from three Latin American countries in 2004

    Writing Task 2- Some people use technology to take advice for their medical problems rather than seeing to doctor
    Why this is so
    It is positive or negative development according to you.

    Listening- Part 1( information about canoe course), Part 2- (volunteer activities in plant care center), Part 3-(Discussion on positive and negative impact of technology), Part 4- (Survey on birds counting)

    Reading- Passage 1- (Bovine Species), Passage 2- ( Communication between trees), Passage 3- ( Lie-detection dramas on TV)

    Speaking- Cue card- how you trying to concentrate during study/work
    – What do you do
    – When and Where you doing this
    – How you feel after it

    Follow ups were-
    – Concentration is necessary for children during study(why/why not), during sports(why/why not)
    – Concentration during work
    -Which jobs are required full concentration
    – What are the factors of affecting concentration during work

    Hope this would be helpful.

  43. I had my LRW exam today, GT, BTW in Lima-Peru

    The listening was easy I guess… which make me feel even more nervous… dunno why…
    The writing test was OK, though… reading… I got panic 🙁

    TASK 1
    Write a letter to the building manager explaining that you had problems with the parking,

    -state that you use your bicycle to go to work
    -explain what is the problem
    -give some solution to the problem

    TASK 2,
    The government should pay a salary to women who are raising their children and do not have a job. Do you agree or disagree?


  44. Just took my Academic speaking test today June 2, 2018 @ Medina, KSA

    Part 1:
    Do you work or study?
    Did you make friends when you were studying?
    Do you like seeing animals in the zoo?
    What is your favorite wild animal?
    Did u ever had a pet?
    Do you enjoy physical activities?
    Are teenagers in your country involved in physical activities?

    Part 2:
    A perfect holiday
    -where you would go
    -with whom
    -what you would do

    Part 3:
    How technology changed the way people plan their holidays nowadays?
    What would you consider when choosing a holiday destination
    How important it is for employees to take holidays from work?

    This is all I could remember. Hope this helps others 🙂

  45. Academic – Saudi Arabia
    Speaking Test – 1 June2018
    What’s your name?
    Where do you live?
    Do you work or study? What is your work?
    Questions about sports that you played when you were young.
    Describe the sports.
    Do you still want to play that sport?
    Do you want to go outdoors?
    Questions about cooking and fast food.
    Which do you prefer, eating in restaurants or preparing meals at home?
    Why do people like fast foods?
    Preparing fresh meals or rather buy from restaurants?
    If someone asks you to eat out, would you say yes or just eat at home?

    LRW – 2 June 2018
    Writing task 1 – table about the production of cocoa beans measure in tons in different regions
    Writing task 2 – More and more people are reading news from the internet, but most of the people likes reading news from a newspaper. Give your views.

    Reading is about bamboo trees, haast eagle and about the rise of computer science.

    Sorry, I can’t remember much on listening task.

    Thank you very much, Liz! I hope I’ll get my desired band score this time.

  46. Michael says:

    Date: June 2nd 2018
    General Training

    A letter to the building manager at work to inform about problems with parking your bike
    -why you started to use bicycle to go to work
    – What is the problem
    – suggest the solution of the problem

    An essay:
    People especially mothers very often decide to stay at home to look after their family instead of going to work. Do you think government should pay them the salary for it?

    2. Speaking
    2.1 – whats your name where are you from
    -do you often use maps
    -are paper or digital maps better
    -did you use to save some money when you were a child
    -how parents should teach children how to save money
    2.2 tell me about last street market you were in
    -where was it
    -why did you go there
    -what did you buy
    2.3 – do you like going to the street markets. Why
    – something about quality vs. prise of the item. (Didn’t get the question very well)
    -why people buy brand things?
    -do people buy things which they don’t really need?
    – i think there was something else but I don’t remember

  47. Completed by GT IELTS in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Writing Topics:

    Task1: writing a letter to building manager regarding a problem parking your bicycle.

    Task2: Do you agree or disagree that stay at home moms should be a paid a salary by the government.

    Task2 was quite tricky indeed, Speaking test to happen in 4 hrs, fingers crossed

    Speaking topic was
    A skill that you have learned outside the school
    My friend topic was a time when you had to be polite
    For writing part 1
    Table showing Production(synonym?) of coca beans in 6 different region…
    Part 2
    Many people are using internet for reading news,but many think newspaper will still remain major source of news….
    Do you agree or disagree…..
    Thankyou liz your blog and videos really helped me….
    Hoping to get an overall 7.5 bands….

  49. Joyce O says:

    Thank you so much Liz,
    I took my listening ,reading and writing test today and it went well because you taught me well.

    Writing questions –

    Task 1- you recently lost your driving licence and someone sent it back to you. Write a letter to him/her stating

    How important the licence is to you

    Ask how he/ she found it

    Say how you would love to thank you him/her

    Task 2 – Nowadays ,people are moving to other countries to seek jobs. Some people think it affects the children of such homes negatively while some others think it is beneficial to them.
    Discuss both sides and state your opinion.

  50. Navkiran says:

    2 June GT India
    Hey Liz. First of all i want to thank you for your efforts you are making. I took my test today and i am expecting 8+ in LRW.
    Writing: letter to a person who returned your lost licence.
    Essay: people are moving to foreign countries for jobs. Some think that this would have advantages for children. Others think the opposite. Discuss both the views.

  51. Hello,

    I took ACADEMIC Speaking test on the 1st of June 2018 in Munich, Germany.

    Part 1: Various small questions
    How far away is the place you live in from the test centre ?
    Is the place you live in interesting?
    What is your favorite wild animal?
    Did you ever had a pet ?

    Part 2: Cue card => Talk about something you have learned elsewhere than in college or highschool.
    – what did you learn ?
    – how did you learn it ?
    – why is it something important?

    Part 3: Learning as an adult
    – Do you think there is an age limit to learning?
    – Is it a good thing to learn new things?
    – Do you enjoy learning?
    – Is it sometimes difficult to learn new things?
    – Why do you think is it important to continue learning as an adult ?

  52. Hi Liz

    I had my speaking test on 25th May 2018 in Chandigarh (India).

    Part 1

    1. What’s your full name?
    2. Where do you come from?
    3. How far is your hometown from exam venue?
    4. What makes your hometown special?
    5. What did you want to be in your childhood?
    6. Would you ever change your job in future?
    7. What kind of jobs people do in your country?
    8. Which is your favorite wild animal?

    Part 2
    Cue Card
    A day out which cost you nothing.

    You should say:
    1. With whom did you go?
    2. What activities did you do?
    3. Things that cost you very less money.

    Part 3
    1. Where do people usually go for outings?
    2. Does weather affect outings?
    3. Why do some people like to relax at home during holidays?
    4. Why do homemakers like to go out.

  53. Apurv Raval says:

    Hello Everyone,
    I had speaking test today at 12 pm in Surat.
    First was introduction and she asked by what name should I call you?
    Then she asked about Plant/ Plantation.
    Do you have any Plant in your home?
    Have you done any plantation? How you feel about that plant.
    Then she ask about Maps. Have you studied maps? Which map you prefer paper or electronic.
    Topic I was given to speak about Party which is memorable.
    After speaking on Party she asked about type of Party children do and Adults do.
    What children like more in party food anything else.
    Overall it seems to be good.
    Tomorrow L,R,W…..

  54. Hi everyone.
    My friends (5 of them) took speaking test today in different centers in Iran, Tehran. 1st June 2018
    General training

    Cue cards:
    1. Public place that need improvements
    2. Sth that your friend has done and you want to do it
    3. Street market in your city (open-air market)
    4. Math skill that you learnt in elementary/primary school
    5. A family photo that you like

    Good luck everyone. Thank you Liz for your great website 👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  56. NIKITA MEHTA says:

    Date: 1st Jun2 2018,
    Location: Surat, India
    Module: GT- British Council

    Part 1:
    -Whats your name?
    -Do you study or work?
    – Do you have good friends where you are studying?
    – Do you like long trips? Why? How often do you go for long trips? What are the adv-disadv of long trips?
    – Which is your favorite wild animal?
    – Do you like to see them in the zoo?
    – Will you like to have a pet? Why/Why not?

    Part 2:
    Describe something which you have learned outside of college or school
    – What is it? – When and where did you learn it – How did you learn it – How it benefited you?

    Part 3:
    – What do children learn from their parents
    -Do you think learning is the most important thing in person’s life?
    – Do you think today’s generation has more knowledge compare to old generation?
    – Do you think that today’s generation uses their knowledge wisely?
    – Which is the best time for children to start school?
    – What do children learn from play? ( I couldn’t understand this question properly so I answered by saying that if you asking about the indoor and outdoor plays then ……)

    Overall it was a good speaking test, Hoping for the band above 7.

    Thank you for providing rich collection for the preparation of IELTS.

  57. GT (1/6/2018), Stockholm

    Part 1: 1. can you tell me your full name?
    2. are you a student or working?
    3. why you choose this profession?
    4. How was your first day at work?
    5. do you often get bored?
    6. what you do when you are bored?
    7. why are people get bored so much these days? (something like that)

    Part 2: Street market
    1. where it is?
    2. why you choose it?
    3. what did you buy?

    Part 3: 1. where do you go for shopping?
    2. which mall you preffer to go?
    3. perent should teach kids about savings?
    4. is there difference in man and women shopping?
    5. shopping has any bad impact in socity, and why?

    There were 3/4 more question but ubfortunatly I forgot. As far I remember, somthing about marketing product.

    Wish me luck for Tomorrow’s R,L & W.
    By the way, thank you Liz for this awesome website.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Lots of luck for tomorrow! Keep your eye on the clock for reading and writing !

  58. Hi Liz. Here are my test details.

    Test: British Council- General Training
    Date: 01.06.2018
    Location: Bangalore, India

    Part 1:
    Where do you work?
    Do you wear a watch daily?
    What is the importance of punctuality in your culture?
    How do friends help each other?
    Do you like to stick to a plan while travelling?
    What things do you keep in mind while planning a trip?

    Part 2:
    Cue card: Talk about a situation when you helped someone.
    -who was it?
    -how did you help?
    -why did you help?

    Part 3:
    How do grandparents help?
    What is your role in helping your family?
    Do you participate in household work?
    What is the need and importance of international cooperation among countries?

    Fingers crossed for my L/R/W test tomorrow..

  59. Test:GT-IDP
    Location: India



    what is your full name
    where are you from
    do you work or study
    what do you work as
    why did you take this profession
    how do you feel about the first day at work
    In your childhood, did you eat more foreign food
    do you eat foreign food now
    do you feel the next generation will have more foreign food

    Cue Card-Explain a situation where you have helped someone at work or study

    – what was the situation
    – how did you help

    Section 3

    any other situation where you have helped a friend?
    is teamwork important at work?
    any other factors which affect teamwork.
    do you feel older people talk more to their family than friends?
    do you feel grandparents play a role in the life of their grandchildren

  60. Hi Liz!

    Your website is a great help for us.

    I took my speaking test (General) today at Baroda, Gujarat, India.

    Part 1:
    Introduction, full name and what should i call you?
    What do you do, work or study?
    Why did you choose this field to work in?
    Lets talk about rain,
    Do you like rainy weather?
    How much does it rain where you live?
    Do you like your hometown?
    Where is it located?
    Lets talk about holidays,
    Tell me about a vacation you remember the most, and why?
    Do you like to plan your holidays?
    What things do you keep in mind when you are planning a holiday?
    Lets talk about sport,
    what kind of sport do you like?

    Part 2:
    Describe a sport which you have only watched and you want to play.
    – where did you watch
    – why you want to play
    – how did you get to watch it
    – what do you like about that sport

    Part 3:
    Follow up questions about the topic 2, the questions mainly comprised of
    Is money the only motive behind this big international sporting events?
    Apart from money what all they could aim for?
    What a businessman can learn from a sportsman?
    Why are sportsperson being offered so much money for the endorsements?
    What kind of endorsements the sportsperson should’t do?

    I hope this helps. I feel like i did well. I kept talking almost all the time, and she had to stop me. Lets hope for the best!

    All the best.

  61. General Training on 31 May 2018 at Vadodara,India
    British Council

    General questions:
    1) Full Name
    2) Work Or Study
    3) Hometown
    Do you like rains?
    Duration of rains in your country?
    Do you like a wet climate OR dry one?
    Do you use Map?
    Which one (electronic or paper)? Reason?
    Did you get yourself trained in using map?

    Describe an instance where you helped someone in work OR study

    Part 3:

    How can family members and friends be helped?
    Do grandparents like to help grandchildren?
    Do children help their parents?
    DO many people live in extended family in your country?

    Workplace team:
    What will happen if the team members are not at same level? ( Follow up question) how to mitigate such issue?
    What skills are required to have a successful team?
    Can the skills be acquired by formal training or are gained only by experience?

  62. Durgesh Patel says:

    Test: General Training -IDP
    Date: 31 May 2018
    Location: India, Gurgaon

    Part 1:
    Name, ID, Greetings

    Where do you live?
    do you like cities? Why /Why Not
    Do you get bored?
    How do you avoid boredom?
    What do you do when you get bored?
    When was the last time you were bored?
    >> I believe it was more about why ppl get bored and how one can avoid it….

    Part 2:
    Topic: Describe your favorite animal
    what type of animal it is?
    When did you first learn about it ?
    Why do you like it?

    Part 3:
    Do you like animals as pet?
    Do you think animal should be kept in zoo?
    What is your opinion on keeping endangered animals kept in zoo?
    How can i support the cause for helping endangered animals?
    What can an ordinary person do to support an animals which are going to extinct?
    What do you think government should do in regard to endangered species?

    Hope it helps…it was my first attempt and it seems to be an easy exam …advised which worked for me to keep my composure is to be natural and do not overthink about a topic or question…Relax and take it easy…present the best version of yourself and all the very best to those who are going to appear in future..
    Thank you Liz for all your help and work.

  63. Ielts General
    31 MAY 2018

    About work
    Use of MAP regularly
    A thing which u would like to replace

    About consumerism and waste by people

  64. I have given speaking test on 31/03/2018 at Chennai for general training
    Questions asked to me as follows
    Exercise – Running, gym
    Child hood physical exercises
    Future will you increase
    Youngster awareness
    Pet animals
    Not then ask reason
    Any idea to have pet animals in future
    Favourite will animal
    Seen wild animal in zoo

    Speaking part 2
    An activity with older people

    Did you tell the stories that your grandparents tell to anyone? What their feeling?

    Part 3
    Need for meet between people
    Outdoor meet why
    Parents both going to work is it not a problem
    Comparison on Time for meeting the relations between youngsters and old people
    Child care necessities for such parents going to work
    Hi Liz,
    I got part 2 question from the list that you have given for may 2018 latest topics. Hope will get the essay also from the topics shared by recent posts.

    Thanks.for your help again

  65. Hi Liz,
    I had an another test today as I didn’t get required score in writing last time. I missed my target by .5.

    IELTS General, 31st May 2018.
    Brisbane, Australia 🇦🇺
    Speaking questions were:
    Part 1 questions were almost same to the questions I got in last test on 5th May.
    Do you work or study?
    What do you do at your job?
    How was your first day at job?
    Did you try any foreign food when you were a child?
    Have you tried any new food recently?
    Do you think youngsters in your country prefer foreign food these days?
    Will this trend continues in future or not?
    What kind of places you enjoy during one day outings?
    Tell me about a place you visited during one day outing?
    Do you prefer visiting alone or with someone?
    What is good for children- playing video games or having outdoor activities?

    Part 2
    A party you enjoyed
    1. What it was about?
    2 When and where it was
    3. What happened in the party
    4. What did you enjoy about it
    Part 3
    What people do in your country in their leisure time? I replied – they visit their friends and relatives. She asked
    Do they visit their friends and relatives on getting invitations or without any invitations?
    Do they prefer visiting on weekends or any day?
    Did people in past had more leisure time than these days?
    Do you think there should be a balance between work and life?
    Can employers play a role in having a balanced life of their employees?
    Thanks Liz for your cue card list. It helped me a lot. 😊

  66. Hi Liz,
    I had an another test today as I didn’t get required score in writing last time. I missed my target by .5.

    IELTS General, 31st May 2018.
    Brisbane, Australia 🇦🇺
    Speaking questions were:
    Part 1 questions were almost same to the questions I got in last test on 5th May.
    Do you work or study?
    What do you do at your job?
    How was your first day at job?
    Did you try any foreign food when you were a child?
    Have you tried any new food recently?
    Do you think youngsters in your country prefer foreign food these days?
    Will this trend continues in future or not?
    What kind of places you enjoy during one day outings?
    Tell me about a place you visited during one day outing?
    Do you prefer visiting alone or with others?
    What is good for children- playing video games or having outdoor activities?

    Part 2
    A party you enjoyed
    1. What it was about?
    2 When and where it was
    3. What happened in the party
    4. What did you enjoy about it

    Part 3
    What people do in your country in their leisure time? One of the 3 points in my reply was – they visit their friends and relatives. She asked
    Do they visit their friends and relatives on getting invitations or without any invitations?
    Do they prefer visiting on weekends or any day?
    Did people in the past had more leisure time than these days?
    Do you think there should be a balance between work and life? Why?
    Can employers play a role in providing a balanced life for their employees?
    How communication technology ( mobiles, internet,etc.) has affected a balanced life?
    In other words- What are benefits and drawbacks of using this technology in balanced life?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Good luck with your writing test!! See all tips and model essays on this page:

      • Kamaldeep says:

        I had my speaking test today

        Test type-(academic)
        Date- 31/05/2018
        Location- India

        cue card – how are you trying to concentrate during study/work
        – What you do to concentrate
        – When and where you do it
        – How you feel after it
        Q- Apart from it anything else you do to concentrate

        Follow ups were-
        – Is it necessary for children to concentrate in study(why/why not), in sports(why/why not)
        – Concentration during work
        which jobs are required full concentration?
        What factors affect concentration during job?

  67. Deshani Nadesha Abeykoon says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thank you so much for the help! I had my speaking test today. I have included the details below. LRW exams are scheduled for 02/06/2018

    Type of Test : General Training
    Date of Test : 30/05/2018
    Location : Colombo (Sri Lanka)

    Part 01:
    Can I know your full name?
    What can I call you?
    Can I see your identification?
    Do you study or work?
    What sort of work do you do?
    What time of day do you work best? why?

    Part 2: Describe a Perfect Vacation
    – Who would you take
    – Where would you go
    – What would you do
    – Why would it be a perfect vacation

    Part 3
    It was more about vacation and sleeping habits
    Why do you think taking a vacation is important?
    Some companies provide paid holidays for employees. What were my thoughts?
    How does taking a vacation affect how I work
    How many hours of sleep do I need? Why?
    Do I do anything special to have a good night’s sleep?
    Does it help to take a short nap during the afternoon?
    Do you think older or younger people need less sleep? why?

    Liz, I managed to talk through everything but I couldn’t talk for 2 minutes in part 2. I managed to speak for only about 1.5 minutes, I managed to cover all the aspects required in the cue card. Do you think it will have a big impact on my score?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your fluency score will be based on your overall performance. You do not need to cover all points on the cue card – the examiner doesn’t care if you use one prompt or all prompts – it doesn’t affect your score.

  68. just had my test today GT Speaking Lagos Nigeria

    Was about special event and dress i wore
    dress code in formal setting

    Thank you Liz and team; will update you with my band 9 soonest

  69. Cherry bajacan says:

    Location: Philippines
    May 30,2018

    Part 1: do you live in an apartment or house?
    Why do you live in a flat?
    Do you think you will move in the future?
    When you were a child did you try eating other cuisines from other countries?
    Did you ever try tasting other cuisines now? Why?
    Do you use maps?
    When did you learn to use maps?
    What do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
    Did you ever try asking other people for directions?

    Part 2- describe a comic actor popular inyour country

    1. Why do you think comic actor become popular?
    2. Do they earn much?
    3. Why do you think film actors become popular? you think children imitate filmactors?
    5. Do you think its a good way imitating them?
    6. What other forms of entertainment are popular in your country?
    7. Do you think circus have play an important role in your country?
    8. Do you think children should always watch edcational clips? Why?

  70. Hi ,

    I had my Speaking Test on today the 30th of May.

    PART 1

    1. Where are you from ?
    2. Do you live in an apartment or a house ?
    3. What is your favourite part of your house?
    4.Why is it your favourite part? Would you pl
    5. Do you like plants?
    6. Did you plant as a child?
    7. Have you planted recently?
    8. Have you eaten international food recently ?
    9. Do you think people in your country like international food?
    10. Do you think people will be inclined to International food in the future?

    PART 2
    1. Write about something interesting that your friend did?
    a.Wwhat did she do?
    b. Why did she do it ?
    c. Did she enjoy doing?
    d. Would you try to do it and why ?

    PART 3 .
    1. How much does Popular people infulence young people ?
    2. Do you think young people should be encouraged in life to be ambitious?
    3.Do you think people listen more to family and friends? What role do you think parents play here?
    4. Who do you think older people listen more to family or friends ?

  71. Academic. May 30, 2018. Philippines.

    Full name?
    Where is your hometown?
    Whats interesting in your hometown?
    Do you write?
    Do you write as a child?
    Which do you prefer, writing or typing?
    Do you think writing will change in the future?
    How many hours do you sleep?
    Does older people need more sleep?
    Do you think it is okay to take a nap during the day?

    Describe an occasion with visitors

    Which do you prefer, bringing vistors at hotels or inviting them at home?
    How do you welcome visitors?
    How hospitable are the filipinos? (Based on my answer on the 1st question)
    What other services does a hotel offers?
    Do you think it is okay to offer a food that youve been keeping at home for a very long time to your visitors? (She gave an example like spam or any canned foods/imported foods)

    Thanks for this useful website liz.
    However, i had some problem with part3. There were answers that i used pronouns without reference so my examiner got very confused and she asked me which is which.
    What i did was i answered the question again with a clear noun.
    Do you think it will greatly affect my band score?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 If your grammar mistakes affect understanding, it will impact your score for grammar. However, grammar only counts for 25% of your marks.

  72. Location: Mumbai, Date: 30 June, 2018.

    Just got done with speaking test. After introduction, I was asked some questions about savings: Did you as a child used to save money. and follow up on that.

    Cue card: A sport that you have only watched. Pointers: Which sport, when did you see it, who did you see it with. Do you actually plan to play in in near future.

    Part 3: Sports in India and why sporting events are important at local level.

    I feel I did not do well. I could have had done much better. 🙁 Written on 2nd June. Fingers crossed.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Good luck on the 2nd!!

      • Lydia Zakrevska says:

        Hey I’m Lydia from Armenia. Just filished my (Academic) Speaking test. May 30 13:45

        Part 1
        Where you from ?
        Where do you live ?
        What is your favorite room ?
        What do you think will you move to house ?

        Part 2

        How are you trying to Concentrate during studdings/ work

        1 what you do to concentrate
        2 where you get it from
        3 don’t remember (sorry)

        Part 3

        Why is it important to teach children how to concentrate from a young age ?
        What parents should do ?
        Is it important to concentrate?

        Hello Liz ! Thanks a lot for shearing ! That’s all I can remember from my test. Good luck everybody 💜

  73. Hello! Maa’m
    Thank you very much for your help.god bless you😘 30th may,2018
    I ‘m Divya from India(surat)
    Academic test
    British council
    I had done my speaking test today.
    LRW will held on 2nd June.
    Well,Followings works are my imaginary work.but the meaning of questions must be same.
    What is your name?
    Where r u come?
    Do you work or study?
    What r u studying?
    Why did u choose this field?
    What is the best time to do study for u?
    Do you like sports?
    Which type of sport did u enjoyed?
    How are they important?
    Do u did any exercise when u were child?
    What type of exercise do you did?
    How is it important?
    What all the people of country do the exercise ?
    Talk about a river/lake or water surrounding place in your country
    What it is?
    How longer it is?
    What important it is?
    How often did you look it?
    What types of activities done near water?
    Should children teach to swim?why?
    What should we do to keep the water clean?
    What types of jobs are available for water?

  74. D CHANDRA SEKHAR says:

    IELTS – GT
    Location – India

    Speaking Test,

    Part 1-
    Do you work/study?
    Where do you work?
    How is your relationship with colleagues?
    Lets talk about writing, what kind of writing you do?

    Part 2:
    Cue card – Talk about a recent service you have received at a shop etc
    what is the service, whether good or bad etc

    Part 3:
    Is service important for you when you visit a shop?
    What should be service people’s attitude like?
    Is face to face interaction is better than over phone etc for service personnel?
    Did you always receive good service?

  75. karamdeep mann says:

    cue card i got on 29-05-2018 in Ielts Academic

    Describe an occasion when you received a good services from company/shop.
    do u recommend it to your friends or family.

  76. Rakesh Rastogi says:

    Speaking Test : GT
    Location: India

    First Section:
    Name followed by what can I call you?
    How far do you live from this place?
    What is the mobile phone app you use the most?
    Is there an app you wish you had?
    Did you ever want to develop your own app?
    Do you think mobiles are used for the same reasons as they were earlier?

    Section 2
    Cue Card on – A favourite photo of you.. when was it taken, who took it and why is it so special?
    Follow up – do you like being in photos? Based on my reply, the examiner asked me which one would I prefer more, being in front of the camera or behind it.

    Section 3
    What is your opinion on cameras in mobile phones?
    Do people use mobiles more for photos or to talk?
    With the advent of digital technology, has printing of photographs become redundant and based on my answer she asked me if it will happen in the future.
    Do people get to engrossed while clicking photos on holidays?
    Do you think this habbit needs to change?
    What is your take on the manipulation of photographs in today’s digital world?
    Can photographs we see around be trusted (this was again based on my answer)

  77. Anjula Dias says:

    28 05 2018
    Colombo Sri Lanka
    Speaking Test

    Task 1 :
    My self
    Do you work or studying?
    Why do you like your profession?
    Do you have to talk a lot during your work?
    What are other professions that have to talk a lot ?

    Task 2
    Cue card
    Person who like to talk a lot?
    How do you know him?
    What he is talking about?

    Task 3
    Should children talk a lot to express their ideas?
    Do you think parents should teach them to talk?
    Should children be quiet and listen to others?
    Places that children have to be quiet?

  78. Sukhdeep singh says:

    My exam was chandigarh..part2 was talk about a trip u went by public transport..
    Why chose this public transport?
    With whoom?
    What did u enjoy?

  79. I had my speaking test today and I have a query :

    I did well in Part 1 and 3 , infact I used heavy words fluently with good grammar, but I did not speak very well in Part 2 , infact I spoke less than a minute. Please let me know how much can this affect my band score.

    Here are the questions from my test
    Part 1:
    What’s is your name
    How far do you stay from this place
    How interesting is the place where u stay
    How often you use dictionary
    Do u use electronic or paper dictionary
    How would you feel if you paper dictionary as gift
    How often do you travel
    Have u experienced a plane journey
    Will like to travel more in future

    Part 2
    Describe an occasion you held at your home
    Who attended
    What did you offer
    How did you feel
    ( Not able to share exact wordings)

    Part 3
    How do you greet people ?
    Why is it important to make people warm and welcomed while greeting someone at home ?
    What is the most important thing as per you when you stay in a hotel ?
    Should the staff at hotel be trained ?
    Do u think staff should be refreshed with training ?
    Why do u think a host country should welcome it’s visitors and how ?
    Should we adapt things from the culture of the country we are visiting to ?

    That’s it…I think I was asked to many questions part 3 because I did not speak enough in part 2.

    Thanks Liz for all your learnings through this website and YouTube channel !!!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Part 2 is your chance to show greater fluency and take control of the language you present to the examiner. So, speaking for only about 1 mins is a wasted opportunity. However, fluency is marked over your whole performance in the test, not just in part 2. So, you did well in the other parts, your score might not be strongly impacted.

    • Thanks for sharing!

  80. Toshiro M. says:

    Asia, May, 2018 (from what I can remember)

    Part 1:
    1. Full name
    2. Tell me about where you are currently living. (I wasn’t sure whether this was about my neighborhood or city. I wish they would be more specific.)
    3. Will you move in the future?
    4. Have you recently taken a vacation?
    5. Do you plan your vacations very much?

    For number 2: Describe a situation you planned but then changed.

    Part 3: Is it a good thing to change your mind?
    Why do people change their minds?
    Do older people change their minds more often?
    How does emotion factor into people changing their minds?

    I hope this helps you prepare for the exam!!!!!!

  81. I had my exam today.
    what’s your name?
    do you live in apartment or house?
    whats your favorite room?
    which one you prefer?
    do you like to grow plants in the house? do you know how?

    part 2
    talk about your dream job
    what is it?
    what skills it requires?
    how did you hear about it?
    why people might like it?

    part 3
    what common jobs are at your country?
    why people like them?
    what are the most paid jobs?
    can one have a career and be with his/her family? or they have to give one for the other?

  82. Module: General Training
    Date: 24 May
    Location: Moscow, Russia

    Part I – where are you living? how far from here? do you work or study? what do you do at work? do you think what you do will change in the future? what kind of things do you write? will the things you write change in the future?

    Part II – describe a popular person

    Part III – what makes people popular? should celebrities be role models for younger generation? why some people stay popular for long?

    Task I – You attended a conference on behalf of your company. Write a letter to your manager about possibility of doing a presentation on this conference.

    You should say:
    – why the conference was helpful
    – what your presentation will be about
    – why people will be interested to see it

    Task II – Some people think that large international sporting events only brings drawbacks, and that it is not worth hosting them.

    Do you agree or Disagree

  83. Hi ,

    I took the speaking test May 23th 2018 ,

    Part 1 include it topic like work, food in my home country and international food.

    Part 2 was about to speak about an specific interesting animal

    Part 3 continue to speak about animals , why we should protect them and how ,and some similar environmental questions.

  84. JohnPaul says:

    UKVI Academic
    May 24, 2018
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Writing Task 1: About students enrolled in science subjects, and the breakdown of those students studying in different science subjects namely, biology, physics, and computer science.

    Writing Task 2: An increased of consumer goods production resulted to damage to natural environment.
    Why is this the case?
    What are the solution to the problem?

    Speaking Task
    all about work and the motivation to work

    Cue card
    What place you want to live and work, how did I know about the place, and did I visited it already

    Speaking part 3
    about the happiness of the people, if it is the job of the government for people to be happy, and what are places that have a happy people.

    Sorry, but the speaking part one and three is something like that. I hope I help others by posting this, as this website was a big help to me in my review.

    Thanks Liz

  85. Hi liz
    Your website is very helpful .
    Today i got my result and i achieved required bands
    My speaking topic was party you enjoyed
    Who was with you were
    What you did

    Thank you for your lessons

  86. General training, Saudi arabia
    Date: 24/5/2018

    Part 1:
    1) Do you live in a house or in a flat?
    2) Which room do you prefer?
    3) Have you ever saved money for someone else?
    4) Would you give money to other people as a gift?
    5) What kind of food from pther countries did you try when you were a kid?
    6) Have you tried any food from other countries recently?
    7) what kinds of food are popular in your country?
    8) Do you think people would eat more or less food in the future?

    Part 2 “cue card”:
    Talk about an outfit you wore in a special occasion.
    1- what was this outfit?
    2- From where you did you buy it?
    3- how it made you feel?
    4- what did people say about it?

    Part 3:
    1- do you think there are any changes when it comes to what people prefer to wear nowadays than in the past?
    2- when and where do people in your country wear formal clothes? Why?
    3- what do you think about globalization? Does it affect fashion nowadays?
    4- Do you think that people would wear different clothes in the future or there would be changes in fashion trends?

  87. Ielts General Training
    BC Hochiminh City, Vietnam

    Writing Task 1: You are invited to the old classmates party organized by an old friend. In your letter, you should talk:
    – You will be participate in
    – Tell something about your life
    – Ask some information about other friends who will possibly join

    Writing Task 2: Some people argue that reading is the best way for graduates to improve their knowledge but others think that there are better ways for adults to do that. Discuss both views and tell your idea.

    Speaking Part 1:
    Do you work or study?
    Tell me the first day at your work.
    The importance of being on time?
    Watch and Maps
    Speaking Part 2: Tell something that your friend has done and you try do do. You should:
    – What did your friend do?
    – How did he/she enjoy it?
    – Tell why you want to try.
    Speaking Part 3:
    – Should schools teach children about ambition?
    – … I can’t remember.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Can u tell me what was ur answer in speaking part 2? I cant seem to think of any. It would be a great help if ull share yours so i’d have an idea. Thankyou

      • Manpreet kaur says:

        you can tell indoor or outdoor activity

        • You can talk about something your friend did and you also want to do that.
          For instance,
          1. Your friend bought a expensive perfume and he likes it a lot. You also want to buy the same.
          2. You and your friend went for a vacation and your friend tried a paragliding and he enjoyed that. You also wanted to try that….
          3. Your friend always completes his assignments on time and he is happy about that. You wanted to try that….

          There are many options you can create…

  88. Maitri Paul says:

    I just completed my IELTS exam today i.e. 24th May 2018 in India. I had my Speaking exam yesterday on 23rd May 2018.
    I appeared for the Academic part of IELTS.

    Writing Task 1 – Two bar charts were there representing the no. of male and female students taking up certain Science subjects at a particular University at the years 1992 and 2012.

    Writing Task 2 – The increase of use of production of consumable goods is causing damage to the nature.
    Why does that happen?
    What is the solution to it?

    Speaking Part 1 –
    How far is your house from where you ate currently located?
    What kind of outdoor activities do you like to do?
    Did you participate in any sort of outdoor activity when you were a child?
    Did you enjoy that?
    How much did you involve in outdoor activities?

    Part 2 – Tell me about your favorite picture someone has clicked for you.
    – What was the picture?
    – Where was it taken?
    – Who took it?
    – Explain why you feel different towards this photo?
    – Do you look at your pictures a lot?

    Part -3
    Let’s talk about pictures. So how do you feel about photographers?
    – Do you think someone should be photographers professionally to click good pictures? If yes why? And if no, why?
    – Do you think Passion is important for photography?
    – How do you feel about the photographers of newspaper?
    – Do you think both news and pictures are important in newspapers?
    – But some say pictures can be manipulated. How do you feel about that?

    And that’s the end of the Speaking Session.

    Well your site and YouTube videos helped me a lot for preparation of My IELTS since I didn’t attend any sort of tutorial for that.
    I am already hoping for a band of 7.5-8.

    Thank you 🙂

  89. feli d s says:

    i just did my ielts test on 24th May 2018 in Bali
    for speaking
    part 1: what is your name, full name, do you work or study right now?
    part 2 (the cue card) : explain something that made you happy recently (with who, when,..)
    part 3 : do you think money can buy happiness? (another questions related to money)
    *im sorry i couldn’t tell the exact questions of the test but hopefully it will help
    Thankyouu liz for your blogg, it really helped me a lot!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Glad my website was useful 🙂

      • Hi Liz,
        I gave my IELTS on 12 May and I just received my results.
        I got an overall band score of 8.5. I would like to thank you for your immense help in my IELTS prep. I prepared myself and tried different sources to study; but this website has been one of the most important resource for me.
        I wish you all the good health and happiness, for your service to the english speaking community.
        Thank You

  90. Basim Al-Jawahery says:

    Date: May 24, 2018
    Venue: Russia, Moscow
    Module: General

    Writing Task 1:
    Recently you have returned from a conference that was very useful. You want to make a presentation at work.
    Write a letter to your manager, in your letter:
    – why the conference was useful
    – what your presentation is about
    – why the presentation is interesting to your colleagues.

    Task 2 Some people think that large international sporting events cause many problems to the host country and it is not worth holding it.
    Do you agree or disagree?

  91. Arisa Lleshi says:

    IELTS Academic Test
    Albania Test Center, Tirana
    Speaking Test 18th of May 2018 ( I posted it some days before )
    Listening, Reading and Writing – 24th May 2018
    A conversation between a Charity Representative and a potential Volunteer woman (telephone call) 9 questions
    A natural garden map -> find the unnamed building A Education Center , B Italian Garden , C American Garden, D Chinese Garden etc, 6 questions
    A conversation between a tutor and a tutor about a marketing essay – Multiple Choice 15 Questions
    A flip chart of Rubber Documentary 10 questions

    1st passage of animal eating behavior : Rats in the main topic.
    Main Idea of A-E paragraphs 5questions
    Fill in the gap ( No more than one word) 5 questions
    2nd passage : Evolution of human diet
    Fill in the headings for each paragraph 6
    Fill in the gap no more than two words 4
    3d passage : Map invention – The person who invented the map Gerhard Mercator
    Fill in the gap no more than two words 9
    True of False, Not Given 8 questions
    Which of these scientists said …… a- b- c-

    Task 1: Two bar chart. Chart 1 showed the %of male and female to the total of students in a university between 1992 to 2012.
    Chart 2: Illustrate 3 most favorite subjects of students in one university; particularly biology, physics, computer science
    Describe the graphs and compare where relevant.
    Task 2: There is an increase in production of consumer goods and this has damaged the nature.
    Why is this happening? What could be done for this ?
    Support your answer with personal evidence examples of your own.

    Hope it is helpful…


  92. Vangelis says:

    Academic IELTS
    Date 24/05/2018
    Greece- Athens

    Writing task 1: there were 2 line graphs one showing the percentage of males and females for 2 specific years (1992 and 2012) who choose to participate in a science subject in a University and the other the percentage of which kind of subjects (biology, computer science and one more which I cannot remember) they had participated the same two years.

    Writing task 2: An increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage of our natural environment. What are the causes and solutions?

    Reading: 1.Ontogeny of pine cone opening behaviour in the black rat, Rattus rattus. 2. Mackinder Geographical Pivot of History. 3. Something about human evolution, fire and food.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Do you still remember the listening sections

      • Vangelis says:

        no, I had trouble with my headphones during the exam. I was tested as a candidate with learning difficulties and apparently comes with a cost. Their equipment was old and of poor quality, pretty disappointing if you consider the amount of money I gave, to provide me with rubbish technology. I changed 2 pears of headphones but still had trouble. The sound was kinda electronic and without depth, with lots of background noises which were distracting me

  93. Academic Test – Albania
    Tirana Test Center

    A conversation of a charity receptionist and a potential volunteer woman.
    A natural garden map
    A conversation between a marketing tutor and a student (multiple choice questions) part 3
    Flipchart on Rubber documentary

    A passage of animal eating behavior, precisely talking about brats.
    Main idea of A-F paragraphs
    Fill in the gap no more than one word
    True, false or not given
    A passage : evolution of human diet
    Fill the headings for each paragraph
    Fill in the gap no more than two words
    A passage of map invention – the person who invented the map Mac….
    – fill in the gap no more than two words
    – true, false or not given
    – which of these scientists has said… – a – b – c

    Task 1: two bar charts. Chart one showed the % of males and females to the total of students in a university between 1992 and 2012
    Chart 2: illustrated three most favorite subjects of students In one university, particularly biology, physics, computer science
    Describe the graphs and compare where relevant.
    Task 2: There is an increase in production of consumer goods and this is damaging the nature. Why is this happening? What could be done for this? Support your writing with personal evidence examples of your own.

  94. India

    Academic 24/05/2018

    Writing .
    Part 1
    Two graphs , one comparing males and females at an university and other one compares percentage of top three subjects opted by students.

    Part 2
    Increase in usage of consumer goods production and it’s effects on environment.
    Why ?
    How to control ?

  95. Sudhakar says:

    Hi Liz,

    Took my LRW today in Chennai. It was pretty good, except for the time mismanagement in writing. I was only left with 15 mins to complete letter writing, after completing essay. I’m quite confident about my part 2 though. Had enough words, 2 main ideas along with relevant supporting sentences and examples. Paraphrased the introduction & it had conclusion….

    Writing 1: Attended a conference on behalf of your company, you are willing to give a lecture on that to your colleagues. Writing a letter to maanager.

    Writing 2: some people believe that organizing international sporting events causes lot of problems to hosting you agree or disagree?

    Speaking on 26th.

  96. Ann Mathew says:

    Im Ann from India.I just had my LRW exam now May 24 2018.
    Writing task 1 was two bar graphs one showing the %of university students who studied science in the yr1992 and 2012 and other one depicting the three most popular science subjects the same yrs.
    Task2: The increasing production of consumer goods damages the natural environment. Why is this case?What can be done to reduce this problem?

  97. Naz Yuzbasheva says:

    Hi, Liz!
    Today I had my LRW exam.
    Center: Barattson( idp)
    Module: Academic
    Writing topics:
    Task 1: 2 bar charts comparing the gender of students studying Science Subjects and Science Subjects chosen by them.
    Task 2: Increase in the production of consumer goods results in damage to natural environment.
    Why is that?
    I’ll post speaking questions tomorrow after the exam 🙂
    Thank you for such an invaluable website, Liz! 🙂
    And What solutions there are?

  98. Hi Liz i had my speaking yeaterday the may 23.
    Part 1
    Do you work or study
    What do u do at work
    Did you enjoy your firat day
    Going out
    What is the most interesting place you went out
    Which is your favourite place for outing
    Do u like to go out or with some friends
    Where would u like to go out in the future
    Does it rain geavily whwre you live
    Do u like to get wet in rains
    What do u prefer living in wet areas or dry
    Part 2
    Cue card: building

    Part3 historical buildings
    Do u like to visit historical buildings
    Why do ppl visit historical buildings
    What is the other reason why ppl visit historical buildings
    Should these historical buildings be free entry or paid ones
    Should maintaining the buildings be govt priority
    How can we keep the historical buildings clean…(this was because i said if the entry is free ppl will litter around)
    I forgot the last question..

  99. Mohammed Elfaki says:

    Hi , i had my speaking test today in khartoum , Sudan .
    : what is your name
    how can i call you
    do you regulary use maps ? |
    what types of Maps you prefer , paper or electronic ? why ?
    did you feel boring regulary ?
    what do you do when you are boored ?

    part 2 : describe a situation in which you have helped someone else .
    who is the person ?
    why you have helped him/her ?
    what did you feel thereafter ?

    part 3 :
    How different nations help each other
    how grandfather/mother can help their grandsons ? and vice versa ?
    do you think the world would be better if we have one single international language ?
    thanks liz for your valuable help !

  100. PRINCY Eliz says:

    Test date-22/5/18
    Academic speaking
    Name,do you live house/apartment
    Favorite room
    Question s about Raining
    Which season is better rainy or hot
    Would you like to go out when it’s raining?why
    2-An interesting Job you would like to do
    3-imp of career guidance in highschool
    Special skills should learn in school for better job in future
    At what age a student must think about his career
    Thanks Liz for your guidance…

  101. Speaking test: 22/05/2018 Ernakulam, India
    Part1: House, Fav room, Job, Fav Subject, teacher, the way of teaching
    Part 2: Sport activity you want to do
    Part 3: Adv sports, sports in india, need and interest( youngsters and old people)
    sport and society, amateur games (adv & disadv), Extreme loyalty (adv & disadv)

  102. Monkey d luffy says:

    Hi liz , i would like to share my speaking test questions , it wa son 23/5

    Section 1 : where do you live ? In a house or — i forgot that
    Are you planning to leave your current home and why ?

    Section 2 : talk about a job that you would like to do in future , why , what skills you need to learn , is it difficult or easy ..

    Section 3 : ALL questions were about jobs , common job in your country , highly paid job , jobs require sacrifices , and so on

    Thanks liz for your all great efforts

  103. Jaya Bajaj says:

    I had my speaking test today at Anand India.
    Introduction section:
    1) what’s your full name?
    2) are you working or you’re a student?
    3) what kind of work you do ?
    4) how was your first day at work?
    Cue card:
    describe a situation when you had to hange your plan?
    1) why you had to change your plan?
    2) what did you do after changing the plan?

    Follow up questions: 1) what do you think why people change plans?
    2) why it is important to adap to changes ?
    3) why do old people don’t change their plan?
    4) is gradual change advisable or rapid change?

  104. Sachini Dasanayake says:

    IELTS General
    Location :Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Speaking part 1: Do you live in a house or apartment, if house what is your favourite room. Then, about holidays. What was the best holiday, is it important to plan your holidays, any future holidays that I am planning.
    Part 2 :Describe a visit to a street market, what did you buy, what was the experience like.
    Part 3:Comparing shopping in a large place to small shops. Where people in your country go shopping and impacts of it.

    Thank you so much Liz for your website. I find it very useful.

    • Sachini Dasanayake says:

      oh and in part 1, there were some questions about whether post card or email is good. and how do I feel about receiving post cards. And whether writing letters will be a thing of the past.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Glad my website was useful 🙂

    • NOOR AL-HASANI says:

      I have the same topic in my test which was on the 12th of May in Canada.

  105. Princess Cadungog :) says:

    May 21, 2018

    Part 1
    What’s your name?
    What can I call you?
    How often do you use a dictionary?
    What do you prefer a printed dictionary or an electronic one?
    How would you feel if someone gives you a dictionary book as a gift?

    Part 2
    about technology that i want to use except computers

    ff up question: tell me about your first cellphone

    Part 3
    how can technology help in the work place?
    some people believe that life would be better without technology, what is your view about this?

    Thank you liz for your tips.
    this is my second time to take ielts… I only need a .5 with my writing… previously i scored 6.5 in W 8 in L 7 in both R and S… I purchased your task 2 advanced lessons hopefully this will help me to achieve my desired score of 7 in all areas.

    God bless your health.

  106. Ielts academic
    India -Vijayawada 22-05-2018

    Speaking –
    Where are you from.
    How far .
    What you do ?
    Gifts/presents importance in your culture. ?
    Do you got one ? Do you like it ? Who gave you ? Did you gave any one ? Why it’s important?

    Popular Person /celebrities.
    Why popular , what do you like. Why people like him ,do all if your friends like him.
    Why do people make them pop .

    Can ordinary man make same as or grow as a celebrity.
    Why some people stay in hearts in for ever in public
    What make them so special , how they grow as a leader.
    Why people get inspired by them , why they just follow and why can’t everyone get to become a leader by inspiring from leaders .

    Liz , I didn’t gave a proper answer to last question, she repeated it twice. Rest all went well. Will I loose a lot ?

    Thanks .

  107. Appeared in Ielts Speaking today: 22/05/2018:

    1: About your home
    2: Which room you like
    3: Are you going to change your house in future
    4: Do you plan your holidays
    5: Recent holidays you went

    Part2: Describe a quite place
    1 :Do young people like quite place or older
    2: types of house noise
    3: which area has more noise city or countryside?
    4: can you find quite place in city?
    5: describe noise issues with neighbours and how can you deal with those

  108. General / 22 May 2018 / Colombo

    First of all, thank you very much Liz, your tips were very helpful.

    Below are the questions for the Speaking test.

    Part 1:
    How far from here to home-town?
    Do you like your hometown, why ?
    What do you think about Apps?
    What are the apps you use regularly?

    Part 2:
    Describe a situation where you were happy about a good service (Shop)
    Where is the place?
    What happened and why do you think you were happy?

    Part 3:
    How do customers behave when they are not satisfied ? are they powerful ?
    What can businesses do to ensure customer satisfaction?
    What are the consequences of the satisfaction?
    How can businesses ensure the long-term retention?

    Thanks again Liz..

  109. I appeared for speaking test on 13th may,Idp ,centre Vafodara ,Gujart,India.

    Part 1.
    What do you do?
    What exactly yours duties at workplace?
    Do you have friends there?
    Do you like receiving gifts?
    Was there any gift you didn’t like?
    What is the best gift you have received far?
    Part 2.
    An occasion when you saved money for someone.

    PART 3.
    do you like spending a lot of money?
    What are the reasons ,people spend a lot of money?
    What do you think ?men or women are better at saving money?
    What are things for which youngsters spend a lot of money?
    Why family members sometimes have different views when it comes to buying an extensive item?

    Some of the words are different as i don’t remember exact questions ,but the meanings are the same.

  110. 22/05/2018 (ACADEMIC)
    Location: Karachi, Pakistan

    Where Do you live
    Whether you study or work somewhere
    what is your job nature, what are your responisbilities
    what do you think about plant
    have you ever done planting
    what do you think if someone gift you plant

    Tell something about childhood friend – when you first met …

    Did technology has impact on your friendship
    whom you will consult first if you have to discuss something or need advice, friend or family
    what do you think about teenage friendship

    PS: these are the questions which i faced today in my exam, now i have to prepare for my L:R:W, and this my second time, I appeared in ielts within a month because i scored 5.5 in Writing … Now i am hope i will score better than the previous :(, Fingers crossed

    Thanks LIZ ,

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Make sure you plan your writing properly. Failure to plan will result in you making unnecessary mistakes. Also keep your eye on the clock and manage your time well. If you need more training for writing task 2, get my advanced writing task 2 lessons: Good luck 🙂

  111. Shilpa Saxena says:

    I had my speaking exam on 21 may..
    Questions asked
    How far this place is from where you live?
    What is interesting in your part of the town?
    How long have you been living here?
    Cue card
    Describe something you do not learn at school or college?
    What is it
    Who taught you
    How easy or difficult to learn it
    Why it is important for you
    What is your idea about adults going out of their home( I could not understand the intention of this question)
    What are the lifeskills both girls n boys must learn
    I started answering ….like politeness… Examiner interrupted that politeness is a quality not a lifeskill
    What do you think about the elderly people learning new things

    Test was overall good. Hoping for the bestest .thanks dear Liz… For sharing so much of valuable information

  112. HI liz.
    Today was my speaking test and she asked me questions about
    What is you favourite pet ?
    Did have any pet in your childhood?
    And some question about job
    What is your favourite occupation?
    which kind of jobs are famous in your country?
    In the 2 part…
    A special occasion a visitor came to you home/
    where he/she come from ?
    who is he/she?
    what did you do on that day ?
    And more question related to this topic
    lIZ, i speak with confidence i’ve also used advanced vocabloury
    but in one question i said at the end i don;t know what say more about it
    now i’m scared that she might decrease my score?
    but i did well in my speaking section

  113. Anisa Istiqomah says:

    Hello Liz!
    Thank you so much for sharing useful study materials, it helped me during my IELTS Test preparation. Let me share my test topics

    May 19th, 2018 – Academic – Jakarta, Indonesia

    Writing 1 = we were given a table and a line graph
    Writing 2 = the topic was emerging technology. Does it reduce or increase the gap between rich people and poor people

    Speaking 1 = hometown, favorite city
    Speaking 2 = outside activities
    Speaking 3 = the role of parents for kids, explaining the best age to learn both for kids and adults

    The examiner was really curious that she always asked me “why?” “really?” “for example?”
    it was almost like a real conversation that I didn’t feel nervous at all.
    But I’m still waiting for the result. Once again, thank you, Liz!

  114. Location-Nigeria
    Speaking Test 21st of May 2018
    Question- What’s your name? Do you study or work? Tell me about your job, why did you choose this job? As a child did you have the opportunity to taste the food of other countries?

    Cue Card* Describe an Animal you like, you should say; What you like about this animal, When you first heard about it, and why you like it.

    Follow up Questions. What do you think can be done to protect endangered animals?, Do you think the zoo is a perfect place to keep them?. why do you think so? What do you think the Government can do to protect endangered animals? what can we as individuals do? Should we hurt animals? Why should we not hurt them? Do you think it’s right for people to use animals for work? why do you think its not right?

  115. laveen thakurwani says:

    Topics were
    Your full name
    Work or study
    Why u choose this field
    How was your first day at university
    Then topic was travel
    Have u travel recently
    What are the factors u think before travelling
    Where u would like to go in future
    Do u use maps
    U use online or paper map
    Do u ask any direction from the other people
    Cue card define a magazine
    People prefer reading magazine or newspaper
    Which is common
    What skills journalist should have
    Are there jobs interesting
    The news what they publish always correct
    Do they modify the news

  116. IELTS Academic
    19 May
    Japan, Osaka

    What’s ur name?
    Where are you from?
    Do you like ur home town? Why?
    Do you like to exercise? What? Why?

    Describe a season you like
    Which? Why? What do you generally do?

    Generally Do people like hot season?
    Does people benefit from living in cold place?
    When people work outside, which is better hot or cold?
    Is there a limited time job?

    Sorry I can not remember very well, especially part3….

  117. Iziengbuwa says:

    May 20th..Academic Speaking..Lagos Nigeria.
    Task 1..What’s your name?
    Where are you from?
    Do you live in a house or a flat?
    Task 2..First phone and what made it special.
    Recent phones and old phones.
    Task 3..Do you prefer phone map or paper map?
    Do people prefer calls or text messages?
    Internet or calls..
    Language Translation or Language classe..
    Online meetings or one on one meetings?
    Thanks Liz..

  118. Sanaz Ramezani says:

    Hi Liz!
    I had my speaking test today in Iran.
    Thank u for all your help and sharing useful insights.
    Date of exam: 5/20/2018
    Here are my questions:
    Part 1:
    What time of day is better for you when you want to study?
    Do you read newspapers?
    Who else in your family reads newspapers?
    Do you write anything?
    Do you prefer writing by hand or typing?
    Did you write when you were a child?

    Part 2:
    Describe an important lake, river or sea in your country

    Part 3:
    What water-related sports activities do people in your country do?
    Should sports be included in student’s curriculum?
    Why our oceans are in danger?
    Why people prefer to visit other places rather than visiting oceans?

  119. I did Academic, in Catania (Italy), 05/05/2018
    Speaking questions:
    Pt1: The young and physical activity, how can parents involve their children into sports and similia.
    Pt2: Describe a story you’ve been told recently. Who told you, why is it relevant, how has affected you.
    Pt3: How internet has changed storytelling.

    Writing: task 1, describe a diagram representative the production of electricity from coal.
    Task 2: Some people say Internet is not necessary to live a life to the full. What do you think?

  120. Hiiiii
    Test center : Iran
    20 may
    Work or study ?
    Which University ?
    Why this University?
    How was your first day of University?
    Do you like plants?
    Are you good at taking care of plants?

    A plan than you have to change it
    Do you get bored alot ?
    What do you do when you get bored ?

    Task 3:
    Why some people change their decisions?
    Rapid change is better or gradual change ?
    Are rapid changes devastating for society?
    Do you agree that all old people don’t change their plans ?

    Thanks for your useful website dear Liz

  121. Nilufar says:

    Academic IELTS
    Writing Task 1: Bar chart about use of land and trees in truffle production in 3 states of Australia
    Writing task 2: In some cultures the old age is highly valued, while in others youth is more valued. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • We had the same essays here too.
        With regards to Speaking.
        -Where do you live
        -News from newspapers or website
        -Free time, better with your family or alone in your room
        -If the weather conditions influence your mood?
        Cue Card
        Describe a special occasion in which you go out and didn’t spend much money
        And then 3-4 questions about people in my country. Where they prefer to go, why? Is there any beautiful place close enough for a day trip etc.

        The reading was challeging compared to the sample tests. I almost run out of time!

  122. Hello, guys

    Academic module
    Test date: 19th May
    Location : Moscow,Russia

    Writing task 1: usage of land and trees for truffle production in three states of Australia
    Writing task 2: some culture value old age higer, another value youth more. Discuss both views and give your opinion

    Speaking :
    Card task : describe a party you enjoyed
    Do you like to make plans?
    Do you like to take care of plants?
    Is it important to be on time in your country?
    What do you think about keeping work -life balance? Who do you think is responsible for keeping this balance- employer or an employee?
    What children usually do at the parties? What do you think they enjoy the most at the parties?

    Thank you for your work,Liz! Your materials helped me a lot !

    Good luck everyone!

  123. Adedokun Rahmat Tolulope says:

    General Training
    Abuja, Nigeria.

    part 1

    What is your full name?
    What can I call you
    Do you work or study?
    Where do you work? self employed.
    Let’s talk about music
    Do you like listening to music when you are working and studying
    Do you download music or buy CDs?
    Do you think your choice of music will change with in future
    How is music important to you?

    part 2:

    describe a good customer service u receive
    where u received it
    where is the shop or company located.
    where u satisfied with the service
    explain y d service is good.

    part 3

    what are qualities of a good customer service
    is customer service important in every organisations
    Are customers always right
    which is better, sending customer report online or face to face?
    what will d future of a company with good customer service like?

  124. General Training
    19 May 2018

    Part 1
    1a. Basic introduction ( Name and where you live)
    1b. Do you use a wristwatch and how often?
    1c. Do you keep to time when you have an appointment?
    1d. Do people in your country keep to time?
    1e. Did you save as a child?
    1e. How can parent teach children how to save?

    Part 2
    Cue card
    2. Talk about a plan you made and later changed?
    2a. What was the plan
    2b. When you changed your mind
    2c. Why you changed you mind
    Explain how you felt about it

    Part 3
    3a. Why do people change their mind
    3b. Do people prefer a sudden or gradual change
    3c. Why are people emotional to change rather than being rational

  125. I did my test today in Tokyo, Japan.

    Writing task 1
    Table 1: the average number of people in Australia who visit cinema between 1994 to 2000 and frequency of visits.
    Line graph: Average number of a visit by four different age groups

    Writing task 2
    Some people believe the technology available to an individual can increase the gap between rich and poor and the others believe the opposite effect.

    Part 1

    Part 2
    A competition that I have taken part in the past
    when it happened and how?

    Part 3
    General questions which related to competitions
    which kind of competitions are popular nowadays./Why?
    Which type of occupations needs competition? Why
    How TV involved with the competitions and why?
    Have you ever saved money in your childhood?
    Why should children learn to save money? How?

  126. Academic May 12. Kerala. Speaking Part A. What is your name ? Where do you come from? Where do u live, in a traditional house or an apartment? Which is your favourite room? Would you leave your home in future and why? In which city u would like to go in future and why? What is the importance of planning ? What would you do if u have to wait for someone? How people in your culture value time?
    Why some people are always late?
    What do you think the best way to avoid being late ?
    Part B
    Cue card -A product u want to replace
    What is the product
    Why u want to replace
    What u did to replace it
    PArt C
    Why some people buy new product rather than repairing it?
    What it can cause ?
    What are the impacts of frequent shopping on earth?
    What measures can government do in order to solve this problem?
    Why youngsters like to buy new products?
    How shopping affects economy of a country?

    Thanks Liz for your website .

  127. Hi Liz,
    Exam date-19 May,2018(academic)
    1.Where did u visit on holidays recently
    2.Where would u like to visit in future
    3. Do u plan before travelling to any place
    4.Is planning important before visiting any place
    5.How often do u use maps
    6.Which are better-paper map or electronic map
    7.Do u ask strangers for directions
    Cue card-Any competition in which u would like to participate in future
    I don’t remember follow ups

    A line graph on trains reaching stations on time
    Some people think that we are becoming independent of each other while other people say that we are becoming more dependent on each other. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Include any relevant example.

  128. arisa lleshi says:

    Speaking Questions – May 18

    What do you do? Do you work or do you study?
    I would like to talk about sleeping. How many hours do you sleep and which range of hours do you think it is best for you?
    Do you thing elder people need to sleep more?
    What hours are the most productive for you at work?
    Cue Card
    Do you pass time with older people?
    What do you do with them?
    When do you meet them?
    Why do you think you want to stay with older people.
    Part 3?
    How often do you meet older people?
    Do you think youngsters spare time with their family? Why?
    In what outdoor activities do you think families in your country would like to enroll?
    Why is it a good to stay close to old people ?
    Do you think old people can help in a family?
    – I will share Reading Writing and Listening questions on May 24th.

  129. Hello yesterday was my test in ambala [india] my speaking 1 part relate to study and sleeping and cue card topic was a perfect holiday vacation and follow up questions related to vacation or holiday

  130. Dawinder Singh says:

    Speaking Exam
    Exam Date: 16th May, 2018

    Part 1: Some general questions about work, study and family.

    Part 2: Talk about an unusual meal ?
    When did you eat it ?
    Where did you eat it ?
    With whom you had the meal ?

    Part 3: Some general questions about the market food, homemade food, traditional food ?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Speaking exam
      Exam date: 16th May,2018
      Aktobe, Kazakhstan

      Part 1: Questions about study/work, accomodation

      Part 2: Talk about the job you are interested in.
      What is it?
      How you know about it?

      Part3: Questions about jobs, jobs in your country

  131. Ielts speaking
    May 18 New Delhi
    Part 1- some general questions about work music,children doing study more or making friends
    Part 2-describe a place in your hometown/city where you like to go with
    your friends
    Part 3- questions about spending time with friends, events where large number of people gather

    • Hey liz! my whole test was good but in the last part3 I spoke ‘’matlab” for a second its a Hindi word for “means” Will it affect my overall score??

      • It is never a good idea to use non-English words in an English test. But your score is based on your overall performance, not on one word.

      • Hi megha, don’t worry I spoke Matlab twice in my speaking test and still scored 7, if you have give the rest of the test confidently, I’m sure you’ll get good bands.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

  132. GARVITA BANSAL says:

    Speaking : General questions..
    What is your full name?
    What can I call you>
    Do you work or study?
    What do you work?
    Let’s talk about music..
    Do you like listening to music when you are studying or working?
    Do you download music or buy CDs?
    Do you think your choice of music will change with age?
    How is music important to you?

    Now let’s talk about tourism..
    What do you think countries should do to attract tourists?
    What is one training that can be given to hotel staff that will be helpful for tourist?
    How is tourism important for international exchange?
    Any incidence you remember where you can say tourists are willing to learn culture of different countries?

    Cue card : Tell about an event where people have gathered at your place?
    Who were the people?
    What was the event?
    How did you feel about it?

    Follow up questions : Do you like when people come to visit you?
    How important it is to meet people?

  133. Test Date: May 12/2018
    Type: Academic
    Location: Calgary, Canada

    Writing Task 1: Daily salt intake by men and women in USA in 2000. Summarise and key features.
    Task 2: some countries have prisons for prisoners. Other think education is the best way to make people not commit crimes.
    To what extent do you agree.

    Speaking: All questions related to sports.
    do you play any sport? if yes why?
    Que Card: Discuss a game that you have watched only by yourself.
    What was the game? why did you watch that by yourself?
    Do you want to play it and why?
    Part 3: Discussion about how games effect our society.

  134. Academic IELTS
    12 May, 2018
    Islamabad, Pakistan

    01 General Information
    Importance of being on Time.
    02 Describe a Competition or Event you had participated.
    03 Discuss on competition, trends of competition. and other related questions.

    01 A conversation between a customer and shopkeeper about furniture.
    02 A talk about the strawberry farm.
    03 A Discussion between a professor and Student about a project related to Laboratory.
    04 A long presentation about the sustainability.

    01 Paragraph about the light (Candles to Edison’ invention)
    02 Paragraph about the Biotechnology usage in production process and its causes
    03 Paragraph about the leadership among men and women.

    01 A table shows the results of a survey about the sports interest among the residents of A European Country in different three years.
    02 Some people believe that older people are happy in this current modern world. While, Others argue that elders were quite favorable in the past.
    Discuss both views and give your own.

    Thanks Liz for your great website.

  135. Hello,

    I had my test on 12th May (General).

    Task 1: You are planning to go on a holiday in another country. Write a letter to your friend asking him/her to join. Include following in your letter.
    – why you need a holiday
    -your holiday plans
    -why you need your friend to join with you

    Task 2: The number of old people are increasing in many countries. Some people think this causes problems, while others think old people play an important role. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Include examples.

    – What’s your job / how was your first day there / why did you select that job / do you like it
    – Do you like plants / how do you look after them / did you grow any plants when you were young / do you like to receive a plant as a gift / why
    – Do you always wear a watch / why / do people in your country work on time / why / do you like to work on time / why
    – Are there any historic places in your country / do both locals and foreigners visit them / why do you think we should visit them / do you think if it’s ok to charge an entrance fee/ how to avoid people destroying them
    – Do you think if the external appearance of a building is important / what about the internal / reasons for each

    Cue card
    Describe a building that you like. Include the following in your answer
    – how did you get to know about this building
    – its appearance
    – what is it used for

    – a telephone conversation between a lady and a real estate agent asking for suitable rental apartments
    – a conversation between two students regarding a presentation on sports injuries
    – a lecture on how supermarket aisles are arranged. Three types of supermarkets. Advantages and disadvantages of each design. What sort of things stored in different areas (ie front, rear, middle shelves)

    – Info on tickets to enter museums (group / individual tickets)
    – A paragraph on Aesoph’s tales, how to interpret them with science
    – A paragraph on carpooling

    Thank you Liz for your website.

  136. Deepthi says:

    Exam date 12 may 2018
    Location Chicago
    Type General

    Dear Liz,

    Many thanks for all your suggestions through this website. It was of great help during the exam. Below are the questions for my exam.

    Writing task 1
    Your friend sent a guide book to you. You went to a vacation last week. Write a letter to your friend telling him about the vacation you went to.
    Mention about
    How you enjoyed your vacation
    How the guide book was helpful to you
    How you are going to return it

    Writing task 2
    Many parents think that it is good to teach the children about value of money.
    Why do you think is it important to teach them the value of money?
    What are the ways that can help children in learning about the same?

    Basic introduction
    Do you use apps on your phone
    What kind of apps do you use
    Why do you think people use apps for
    Part 2
    Talk about a famous personality in your locality
    You should speak about
    Why this person is famous
    When and how you met them
    What do you think makes him/her famous
    Part 3
    What kind of adverts are famous in your place
    Why do you think so
    Why do you think the celebrities are famous
    Are celebrities an inspiration to the younger generation
    Some people think celebrities are not to be taken as inspiration. Why do you think so

    Suggestions from my experience:
    Keep a close watch on the time during writing.
    DO NOT take more than 20 mins for task 1.
    Task 2 is important and you will definitely need more time. Organise your ideas before starting to write.

  137. Pritash says:


    Test date: 12-May-18
    Test center: Arlington, Virginia, USA

    Speaking cue card: Talk about something which you own and want to replace.

    Writing task 2: Why is it important to teach children about money? In what ways can we teach them about money?

    A couple of things:
    1. The test center had a loudspeaker, no earphones
    2. Only pencils were provided, no pens
    3. It is possible to change your speaking test timings if you mail them 1 week in advance.

  138. Mohamed says:

    Part 1:
    * Study or work
    *pleace you want to visit
    * live in cities
    * Free time with who and what you do .
    Part 2: Someone you met recently and you want to meet him again (How why …
    Part 3:
    1- how to be a good communicator
    2- what different between a a formal and informal communicator.
    Writing task 1:about line chart museum visited .
    Task2 :aboutThae parents should attend class to children care ,agree or disagree

  139. Academic Test
    13 May 2018
    Thrissur, Kerala

    Part 1
    Name, place, work/study
    Importance of being on time in your culture
    How do you spend your free times?
    With whom?
    I gave my own answers , but the examiner still kept asking why over and over🤢

    Part 2
    Cue card: describe a sport activity which you have only watched till today and would like to do in the near future.
    What activity?
    Where you watched?
    Why do you want to do that?

    Follow up questions regarding sports channels, team loyalty and its importance, adverse effects of team loyalty, why do local communities go for other sport activities like kabidi
    I am extremely worried as the examiner raised ‘why’ too many times🤢

    Thank you Liz for all your videos and lessons 😊

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner asks “why” in order to hear more English. It means you are not offering enough English. The examiner does not care about your ideas or the ideas in your answer. The examiner wants to learn language – lots and lots of language. If you don’t expand your answers, you are not offering enough English. Always make sure you have the right aims when you enter the speaking test – ideas are not marked, fulfilling the answer is not marked, being on or off topic is not marked. Only language is marked.

      • Filipp Mozolevskiy says:

        Really? Being off the topic does not influence your score? Does it mean that you cant talk about whatever you like?

        • Being off topic does not affect your score in IELTS speaking. You are marked on your language, not your ideas. But if you change the topic completely the examiner will presume that you are trying to manipulate the test to produce memorised answers – that will be a very bad thing. For example, if you are asked to talk about sport, but you decide to talk about the weather as your whole topic – the examiner will not accept this. But if your topic is sport, and you expand your talk to talk about other sports, other people’s opinions of sport, future developments in sports, sports on TV, sports for children etc etc – then it’s good – you are sticking to the main topic and expand your talk. Do you understand?

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