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  1. Hello,
    I took ACADEMIC IELTS on 5th May, South Korea

    Writing Task1- Table chart which illustrates the average annual distance by seven different travel (bus, taxi, bicycle etc.)

    Writing Task2- it is waste of money and time researching past; it is more important study issues which affect the world today. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    For me, Taks2 was so trick.. quite unfamiliar one 🙁
    And I’m waiting for my speaking test but so nervous. I supposed that all topics are changed..

  2. Shivika says:

    writing task 1: April 2018 Canada
    You are planning to go for a picnic with your friends and one of your friend offered you her help. write a letter to your friend explain what arrangement you have already made? suggest some activity for the day of picnic. say how she could help with arrangements.

    Please help me in solving this take. Give some Samples.

  3. Speaking Test
    Brisbane Australia
    3 May 2018
    General Training

    Where are you from?
    Do you work or study?
    What do you do at your work?
    How was your first day at job?
    What entertainment activities are available for children in your country?
    Do children get bored with same activities? Why?
    Is it difficult for parents to find new activities?
    Do you like plants in your house? Why?
    Did you look after any plant when you were younger?
    Plants can be a good gift to you or not? Why?

    Cue Card: A comic actor who is popular in your country
    Who is he?
    What type of person he is?
    How you come to know about him?
    Why he is popular?

    Are your family members and friends like this actor?

    Why film personalities are famous?
    Do you think youngsters try to Copy film stars?
    What are benefits and drawbacks of it?
    Are famous personalities rich in your country?
    How they spend their money?
    Do you think they spend money wisely?
    Why children love to visit circus?
    Do people get chance to meet famous personalities in your country?
    I have forgotten rest of them……🤔

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Another three questions were:
        When did you first try an international food?
        Do you think youngsters in your country prefer to eat international food these days?
        Did you ever try an unusual food?

        Liz thanks for your support. I didn’t prepare this particular cue card. But, I prepared all others mentioned by you. So, I was able to answer this cue card well.

        • That is the right technique. When you prepare enough cue cards, you can use ideas from others and adapt them to the topic you get. Fingers crossed for your results 🙂

          • Sudhakar says:

            Hi Liz,

            In the question shared above, by Comic actor, do they mean “Comedian” or any actor from Comics/Cartoons? Please clarify.


            • As you see, it is about an actor. But your choice doesn’t actually matter because your choices and ideas are not marked in IELTS speaking.

      • Pratibha says:

        Hi Liz,
        Thanks again for your valuable tips.
        Here are some questions from the test I took
        Academic module
        Writing task 1- Line graph depicting changes in % of three population groups in Japan (0-15,15-65,over 65) from 1960 to 2040.
        Writing task 2- Organised tours to remote areas of the world are increasingly becoming popular. Do you think this has a positive/negative impact on the native people and environment and why. Give examples.( I may not have reproduced the exact sentence).
        Few questions on Hometown
        Cue card- Talk about any rule which you had to follow in your school.
        Did you agree/ disagree with it and why.
        Further discussion about relevance of rules and regulations in family/ school.

    • Kashap says:

      Thanks for sharing 🙏

  4. Today was my speaking test
    On 28 April
    Location India
    Who long this place is from ur town.
    Do u like long distance traveling.
    Do u often travel by plane.
    Could u like to go to space.
    Tell about ur hometown.
    Is there any interesting place.
    Talk about a photograph of you some has taken
    Who took this photo
    Why u like this photo
    Is it easy to take photo graphs in these days.
    Is it important to be professional photographer to take photos.
    Can people save digital photo.
    More questions related to photography that I forgot.
    Thanks dear Liz your website is very useful.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • I got the same questions about the photograph (P2 and P3). P1 : do I like to read newspaper? is there any ads that I like on TV when I was young?

        Location: Indonesia, Test date: 21 April 2018

        Your website and youtube channel helped. Thank you, Liz

  5. Gabrielle says:

    Hi Liz.

    A cousin of mine took the exam a week ago and he shared some insights to me regarding the exam because i’ll be taking it this coming May.

    In the READING part, he mentioned the part where he needs to choose between:

    •Evidently Seen
    •Probably Seen
    •Not Seen

    And we were so confused with this type of question as we haven’t tackled it before. I hope it helps and may we ask if you can share some pointers with this type of question. We can’t find anything like that in the web. Thank you!

  6. Ramandeep kaur says:

    Hey liz..
    Ur site has been really helpful for me.. My result is out and i have scored band score 7.5.. N i got band score 9.0 in listening😃. M really happy. I appeared in the examination on 14th (Patiala, India) Academic ..
    Speaking topic-
    part-1- general introduction
    Leisure time
    the public place where you like to spend time with family and friends.
    Youth clubs
    Public clubs
    Interests of different age groups
    Involvement of parents in hobbies

    Writing topic- task-1-
    it was a graph about 5 rivers that are classified according to their chemical composition. In 1990 and 2000
    Why more and more people are choosing skin surgeries these days.
    According to you are these operations good or bad..
    P.s.-Sorry i dont remember the exact question

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Well done with your results 🙂

    • Shagufta says:

      Wow weldone with your listening module would mond sharing how did you manage to achieve that band in listening I would appreciate your help

  7. Olagunju Timilehin says:

    IELTS Academic Module 26th April 2018 Nigeria (Ibadan)

    Que Card

    Talk about a Successful Businessman that you know.

    You should say
    1. Who the person is.
    2. What you admire about this person.
    3. Why you think this person is successful.

  8. Hello everyone!

    Date: 26/04/2018
    Module: Academic
    Venue: Astana, Kazakhstan

    Writing Task 1: Bar charts with the number of female and male pupils who studied different subject in one school in 1995 and 2010

    Writing Task 2: The key to solving the environmental problems is for the present generation to sacrifice their convenient life for the sake of future generations.


    Part 1: Where do you live? Is there anything interesting to see in your hometown? Do you use dictionaries? Do you think a dictionary will make a good present? How many hours of sleep do you usually get? Do you think napping during the day is a good idea? Do you agree that elder people need more sleep than younger people?

    Part 2: Describe an important event in your life which you celebrated

    Part 3: Do you think it is important to celebrate events? What are the main events in people’s life? Do you think it is better to watch an international event that is happening in a different country online or be present at the event? Do they contribute to the understanding between cultures and how?


    Section 1: Enrolling to evening courses
    Section 2: A festival map
    Section 3: Discussing courses at an art college


    Section 1: Coelophysis dinosaur
    Section 2: Seeing under the sea
    Section: Something about technology at work places

    The last two sections in Reading were extremely long and difficult.

  9. Anathasia says:

    Today I sat Forbes the academic test
    Venue: riyadh
    Writing task 1: 2 bar charts about the number of pupils in 4 different subjects of males and females in 2 years 1995 and 2010.

    Writing task 2:
    The key solution for the environment is for the current generation to live a less comfortable life to benefit future generations.

    To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    Speaking part1
    Do you work or are you a student?
    What training did you do for this job?
    Will you need to do any training related to your work in the future?

    Do you like it when it rains?
    Does it rain much where you live?
    Has it ever rained when you were outside without a raincoat or an umbrella?
    Do you think rain affects the way people behave?

    How well do you remember friends you had at elementary school?
    Are your friends today mostly the people you work or study with?
    Do you enjoy chatting to your friends online?
    When you meet your friends, what do you like to do?
    Part 2:
    Describe a car journey you remember well.
    You should say:
    Why you made the journey
    Who was with you
    How long the journey took

    And explain why you remember this journey so well.

    Follow up questions:
    Do you think you will make this journey again?
    Do you generally enjoy traveling by car?

    Part 3:
    How effective is public transport in your country?
    How could public transport be improved?
    Why should governments encourage car drivers to use less cars?
    The future of transport:
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of having driverless cars?
    Will there be soon the need to invent new modes of transport such as flying cars?

  10. Ramya
    Academic IELTS Test
    26.04.2018, Yangon, Myanmar

    Writing task 1: Two maps relating to a town. Summarise and make comparisons.
    Task 2: Is it important for public money to be spent on promoting healthy lifestyle to prevent illness than spending money treating people who are ll. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    speaking: Part 2: An important event that you celebrated.
    How did you celebrate it?
    Whom did you celebrate it with?
    Part 3: National events and international events.
    Should a country host international events.

    Thank you Liz for all the help.

  11. Hi liz,
    Venue: Hyderabad
    Test: Academics
    Date: 25/04/2018

    Personal info
    Why students don’t like strict teachers…
    Part 2-cue card
    About famous person u like
    Who was he/she
    Why he is famous
    Why did u like
    Part 3
    In your country who all are famous
    Why only these people
    All popular people are happy?

  12. Hello Liz
    I’d like to thank you for your wonderful videos
    I had my speaking test today 25th April
    Part 1: about my name and my job, how you sped our holidays when we are children and now.
    Part 2: talk about a traditional product
    Part 3: about traditional products and how can they increase national income and main differences between traditional and modern products

  13. Hi Liz,
    First of all, Thanks to you for this great website.
    Its very helpful to all the students.

    I had speaking exam in 19th April, 2018
    Location : Ahmedabad, India
    Type : GT

    Part 1:
    What is your full name in passport?
    Where are you from?
    What you do?
    Do you have friends?
    How often do you meet to your friends?
    Do you have friends in your working place?
    What you like to do when you meet your friends?
    Do you have any friend from primary school with whom you still in touch?
    Do you read newspaper?
    What would you prefer to read in news paper?
    Do you read news online?On which website?
    Do you talk about news with your friends?

    Part 2:
    Cue Card :
    Describe a traditional product of your country that you bought?
    You should say
    – What is it ?
    – How is it made?
    – When did you try it first time?
    – What do you like it?

    Part 3 :
    – Tell me another products of your country
    – What do you prefer to buy traditional/International Product
    – What tourists prefer to buy(International Product/Domestic Product)
    – What are benefits of hand made products?
    – Difference between quality of product which is made handmade & which is made in machinary

  14. 21/04/2018
    Writing 1: The table about the income and expenditures of Southoe Hall, rooms for hiring over the period of three years
    Writing 2: All fathers should be entitled to the time off from work when their children are born. What is your opinion?

    Reading 1-text: Text about first telegraph and Morse code (true/false/ng + fill the gaps)
    Reading 2-text: Bizen ware (Japanese pottery) (headings/yes/no/ng +fill the gaps)
    Reading 3-text: Dinosaurs (why some species are so big and reasons for their death – presented various theories of scientists) / yes/no/ multiple choice/ fill the gaps with words from box)

    Speaking: 1 – Name (meaning)/Traditions in the country when name is given/Why this name/ How popular this name is in your country/Popular names in your country/Why did you choose this subject for studying/
    Speaking: 2 – Describe an interesting place in your country that few tourist visit.
    Speaking: 3 – Impact of tourism on the environment (littering)/Why tourists behave so badly when travelling/ What is the main attraction for tourists: freedom from the law in their motherland or other tradition/culture.

  15. Hello everyone!

    Test date: 21/04/2018
    General / Lviv, Ukraine
    Writting task 2 topic:
    “Nowadays people have free access to music and films online. Is this a positive or a negative development? Provide relewant examples from you own experience.”

    Speaking topic was “Talk about an event you have recently celebrated.”

  16. Hello Liz, i had my speaking test today in Nigeria. (Academic ielts)
    part 1.
    -Do u work or study? wheredo u work?
    -what degree or certificate u had to get?
    -Are there other things u need to do to progress in your career?
    -what is your daily meal time like?
    -is there any difference in your eating habit btw now and when u were a child.
    -is there someone u like to eat with.
    -do u prefer tp cook or eat out? why
    part 2.
    Talk about an interesting person u know that is a foreigner. either u met in person or u heard about the person.
    who this person is?
    what the person does?
    why this person is interesting to you.
    part 3
    -what is the difference btw products made by international companies and the local products. And why is there difference
    -Advantages and disadvantages of working abroad
    -will cultural differences affect international companies
    -why is it essential for countries to come together and help each other.

  17. Hi Liz,
    Type of test: Ielts General
    Speaking part 1
    Some general question about where you live and about travelling.
    Would like to travel to space?
    Speaking part 2 – cue card
    Which era of history you find interesting-
    What is the era?
    Why you find it interesting?
    Do other people also find it interesting?
    It was more about history.
    Benefits of studying history.
    How can you find job after studying history?
    And some more.

    Thanks for your efforts. You are doing good work. Lots of health and happiness to you.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Wishing you luck for your results 🙂

      • Thanks liz. Your videos were quite helpful. I am confident about my L,R,S module but bit concerned about writing. I didn’t practice writing much and moreover, I was not keeping well since friday. So, on Saturday by the time writing started I was feeling very lethargic as I couldn’t eat properly because of my tummy trouble. So , just keeping my fingers crossed.

  18. 21 April 2018
    General Training
    Peshawer Pakistan

    Hello liz,
    Hope you are doing well with your health. My best wishes are always with you.

    1st section about reservation form
    2nd section about tutorials
    3rd section about Rockets assembly (university project)
    4th lecture

    3rd section about ancient Egypt and pyramid history

    Task1: write a letter to a builder who has done recently some work at your home and now there is a slight problem with it
    -what is the problem
    -how the problem effecting your life
    -what you want him to do

    Task2: now a days, more and more movies and music are available on internet at free of cost
    -this is positive or negative development
    Give valid reasons to explain it

  19. 21 April 2018 Oklahoma City, ELS

    Listening: The recording was played on tape on loud volune. No headphones. So that was one shock. The last section was about bees and their use of optics. Which I found slightly difficult.

    Writing :
    Task 1 : Complaint to bus manager about poor service
    Task2: Some people have hobbies requiring technology and others don’t. Explain both views and give your opinion.

    What is your full name?
    Where are you from?
    Where do you currently stay?
    What is the distance from where you live to the exam center?

    Describe a photo taken of you that you like?
    Why do you like it?
    What is the photo about?
    Where was it taken and who took it?

    Does capturing special moments require innate skills?
    DO you like taking pictures?
    Do you think taking photo takes your attention away from enjoying the moment
    DO you think people still prefer photographs

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Even I faced the same situation… where listening audio was played on speaker… I appeared from California…I was dumbstruck..l I didn’t prepare myself for listening on speaker.
      Mainly the issue with speaker is audio echos.

      Liz, how to prepare to deal with such condition?

      • It’s such an unfortunate situation. My main advice is to avoid centers that use speakers. Contact each center and ask them what they use – then choose one that uses headphones. Hopefully IELTS will eventually get the message that speakers are completely inappropriate in 2018!! Unfortunately, IELTS is also quite deaf to the wishes and recommendations of their customers and show little desire to improve their test conditions 🙁 My other very strong feeling is about test centers that fail to put a clock in the test room for the listening, reading and writing – another stupid oversight by IELTS and showing a lack of standardisation! Headphones and clocks cost little compared with profits of IELTS as a company! Excuse my rant – I do feel strongly about these things !

    • I too had taken the GT exam on April 21st 2018 in ILSC,San Francisco and did receive exactly the same topics as AB mentioned in both Listening and Writing.

      However for Reading there was a passage about Enrollment of a child into daycare, Great North museum of Hancock and Global Plant Clinic,from what I can recall.

      For Speaking I talked on the below topics:
      1)Where do you live
      2)How long you’ve been living here
      3)Do you like long distance travel
      4)Would you go to space if you got an opportunity
      5)Which wild animal do you like?
      6)Do you have pets?

      1)Describe a childhood toy you liked?
      2)Who gave it to you?
      3)With whom did you share it?
      4)How was it close to you?

      Part3:About toys
      1)What should parents consider when buying toys for their kids
      2)Should all the toys be educational
      3)Should kids be allowed to play with toys irrespective of the gender?
      4)Whats the link between toys and movies
      5)Is it solely for the purpose of making money.

    • Thank you for sharing the tasks, but are you sure it was “explain both views…” – not “discuss both views…” ?

  20. April 22, 2018
    Module: Academic
    Place: IDP, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


    PART 1

    -Where do you live?
    -How long have you been living there?
    -What do you like about your home?
    -What do you prefer most, reading news in the newspaper or on the Internet? Why?
    -How often do you check time? Why?
    -Have you ever been late for an important meeting? How did you feel?

    PART 2

    Describe your perfect home
    You should say:

    -where it would be and why
    -what would you want to see there
    -explain why it is a perfect home for you

    PART 3

    -What are the main differences between houses in your country and in western countires?
    -Should one be allowed to have more than one house? Why?
    -(Above question) Would yo say so about places where there are not enough houses to live?

  21. City moga(punjab)
    Maninder kaur
    Academic Idp

    Reading and listening was quite tough for me
    Task 1 verticle bargraph of four countries who fill application to a european contry.
    Task 2 some people have vehcle-free days in which private cars motorcycle and trucks are banned to move. While public transport is permitted to move such as bicycle bus and taxi .Is benefits outweigh drawbacks.

  22. Raminder says:

    Hi Liz,
    I have taken IELTS (BC) GT exam on 21st April,2018 in Chandigarh, India.

    Writing task 1: Recently, your Builder have done some work in your flat. Write a letter telling him:-
    1) What was the work done?
    2) Why you are not happy about it?
    3) What do you want to do about it?

    Task 2:- Nowadays, many movies & music are free to download online. Is it a negative development or positive development?

    I have my listening exam on 23rd April. Will post that as well.


    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Abdallah says:

        hi Liz,

        I have taken the same exam and my results are
        L 8.5
        R 9
        S 8
        W 6!!!
        i was really shocked by my writing score , I need to know what went wrong
        as i have mentioned i’ve taken the same exam and the task 2 was about movies and music are free to download online , is this a negative development or positive?
        in this task i’ve written about the advantages and disadvantages of movies and music being free to download online … my question , is it correct that this task was about advantages and disadvanatges ?

        thanks alot for your great support

        • I don’t usually answer questions on this page, but for you, I will. The instructions in your writing task 2 were “Is this a positive OR negative development?”. It did not say “Write the positive AND negative developments”. It said “OR” and this means you choose. It did not ask you to present both. So, the problem was that you didn’t follow the instructions. You changed an opinion essay into a discussion essay – that was the mistake that cost you valuable points.

          • Abdallah says:

            thanks for your kind support
            I’ll retake the exam and I’ll make sure this time I understand how to distinguish between essay types
            I’ll go through your advanced writing videos
            thanks a lot for being kind enough to answer

    • How does your speaking test went today?
      Can you please post the questions??

  23. Hi all,
    i gave IELTS general today. i would like to share some questions that i remebered.

    Test date: 21 April 2018
    venue : surrey, Canada
    type: General

    Part 1
    Tell me about your self,
    Describe a place where you currently live?
    Some question About music eg.. when why you listen music**** (sorry forget exact question)

    PART 2
    Describe a perfect holiday / vacation away from home?
    who would you like to go with
    where would you go
    what will you do

    some basic follow-up question according to answer

    part 3

    5-6 questions regarding holidays
    sorry i forget exact questions.
    some agree disagree question.

    Last week you took a long bus trip. you and all passenger were dissatisfied with bus service.
    write a letter to Manager of the bus company
    when you took bus and from where
    explain why you and all passenger were unhappy with the service
    give some suggestion to improve service

    Some people prefer hobbies that require technology, while some people hobbies does not require technology.

    discuss the both views and give your opinion.

  24. Type of test – general training
    Date of test -21st April 2018
    Location – Mississauga, Canada

    Writing task 1
    Last week you travelled in a bus, but you were not satisfied by the service.please write a letter to the manager to inform your concern
    – When was the trip ?
    – Why did you and other passengers were not happy about the service ?
    – please suggest what can be done in future

    Task 2 :
    Some people prefer to have hobbies that needs technologies, but others prefer to have hobbies without technology. Please discuss both sides and and specify your opinion.

    Speaking –

    Task 1 :
    What is your full name ?
    Where are you from ?
    Do you work or study ?
    What do you do as part of your job ?
    What training you had taken to do your current job ?
    Is there any training needed in future for your job ?
    What is your daily meal plan ?
    Would you eat outside frequently ?
    How was your food preferences in your childhood?

    Task 2 :
    The thing you have reached any of your relative/friend recently.
    – whom did you teach ?
    – what dud yay teach ?
    – was it easy to teach ?

    How did you feel after teaching him/her ?

    Task 3 :

    Couple of questions related to task 2.
    Is it possible for every one to learn any skills ?
    Is practice important to learn any skills ?
    If anyone thinks that if they can learn any sill, then will that help to learn ?
    Do countries need universities ?
    Is it possible to achieve success without university study ?
    Will university study helps to learn anything other than academic subjects ?

    I don’t remember the reading ang listening questions …..

  25. Hi Liz,
    Thanks a ton for being so helpful. Your website is a treasure house for anyone attempting this exam. Your videos helped me immensely!

    Type: General
    Date: 21/4/2018
    Location: Pune,India

    Essay task 1:
    Your builder recently did some work at your home but you are not happy with it. Write a letter to your builder explaining:
    What you are not happy about
    How it can be rectified
    No need to write and address, just begin with Dear…..

    Task 2:
    Music and films are easily available online for free.
    Is this a positive or negative development?

    I am attempting my speaking test today.

    Thanks once again.

  26. I had taken ielts today.
    Center: Austin, Texas.

    Listening was difficult with lot of mcqs.
    Reading was very easy.
    Writing topics:
    Write a letter to bus company manager to complain bad service.

    Some people prefer to have hobbies that include technology while others prefer to avoid technologies. Discuss both views.

    Part 1
    Questions about time
    Questions about secondary School

    Part 2
    Cue card on a school rule which I hate
    What’s it
    What is the punishment if u break it
    Why u hate it

    Part 3
    Workplace dress codes good or bad
    Should govt oversee how parents upbringing their children

  27. Hi Liz,
    Thank you for creating an useful website for preparing for IELTS exam with videos, tips and recent exam questions. It is and will help many students to prepare for the test.
    I had my speaking test on the 19th April and my LRW test on the 21st of April.
    Type : General
    Location: Madurai
    Date: 21/04/2018
    Section 1 fill in the blanks about booking a course
    Section 2 Hobson Park in New Zealand, choose the best option and label the map
    Section 3 Two match tutor speaking about a maths project, choose the best option
    Section 4 Topin on Marketing, fill in the blanks.
    Section 1 Part 1 was about Greyhound Buses and Part 2 was about parks and campfires.
    Section 2 Part 1 was Paternity leave entitlement and Part 2 was about a company policy for new joiners.
    Section 3 was about an Egyptian archaeologist.
    Task 1: Write a letter to your builder about a recent work he had done and you are not happy about the work he has done.
    *what was the work
    *why you are not happy about it
    *what would you like him to do
    Task 2: Recent days films and music is available online free. Is it a positive development or negative development.
    Speaking: 19th April 2018
    I am not remembering the exact questions.
    Part 1:
    What is your name?
    Do you work or study?
    Did you receive any training for your work?
    Will you need training related to your work in the future?
    Have you traveled on a boat?
    Do you like traveling on a boat? I said no so she asked me why not?
    Do you think that many people in your country would have traveled on boats?
    Will you buy a boat in future?
    Cue Card:
    Talk about a person who is a good parent.
    *who is that person
    *from when do you know this person
    *why do you think this person makes a good parent
    Part 3: Parenting and teenagers
    Do you think we should give freedom to teenagers
    Has parenting changed from before and now
    What skill is important for parenting

  28. Venue : Pune , India
    Test : General Writing
    Date : 21 .04. 2018

    Task 1:
    Write a letter to builder . You had some task done by him for your home and you are disappointed.
    Include the following:
    Explain what was done?
    Reason for disappointment
    What do you expect the builder to do now?

    Task 2:
    Nowadays films and music are easily available online for free.
    Is this development advantage or disadvantage?


  29. Arulpruthiviraj says:

    Hello Elizabeth,
    Thanks a lot for your tips
    type of test – Academic
    Date of test- 20,21/04/2018
    Location of test- Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Conducted by IDP
    Speaking module:
    Where are you from?
    What do you do?
    Say more about your study?
    What is the best time to study?
    How often you use dictionaries?
    Which do you prefer digital or printed dictionaries?
    How many hours of sleep do we need?
    Who need more sleep? Younger or older people?
    Is it healthy to sleep during day time?
    Cue card
    Describe a public place that you think need improvements?
    What the place is
    When do you go there?
    What do you like and dislike in the public place?

    Do city people need to pay for public services?
    What is the advantages of living in city?
    Why do people move far away from their home to live in other places?
    What do you prefer, city or countryside? Why?

    Pollution and other environmental damage causes by developing country and country which is becoming richer? This problem can not be avoided
    To what extent do you agree?

  30. Date:21Apr2018 Place: Hyderabad
    Writing task 2 : Ads,Dads and opinion of Vehicle-free days in cities.
    Writing task1: Barchart of 4 countries students applied to Europe universities.

    Speaking topics: a famous business person
    Other topics: Frds, latest businesses and discussion on that.

    Thanks for your tips, Helped me a lot

  31. Hello Liz:)

    Test date: 21st April 2018
    Country: Malaysia
    Module: Academic

    Writing Task 1: Line Graph
    The graph shows population of people by age group in Japan in 1961, and a forecast to 2040.

    Writing Task 2: Positive/Negative
    Organised tours are going to remote places and communities more and more. Do you think this a positive or negative development for the local people and the environment?

    Speaking (17/4/18)

    PART 1:
    Where do you live
    How long
    How far is it from there to here
    Have you ever taken any part-time or full-time jobs
    What did you want to work as when you were a child
    Do you use any phones or device frequently.
    What apps are most commonly used
    Why do you use them for
    Would you like to own any other app
    Would you like to create an app

    PART 2: Describe a photo taken of you that you like
    who took the photo
    why did you remember it
    Reasons why you like it

    PART 3:
    Do you think it requires special skills of a person to take photography at important events.
    What are some of the examples of important events.
    What are the qualities of a good news photographer.
    Do you think that paintings can be replaced by digital copies in the future.
    Do you think the idea towards digital image will change given the knowledge of editing.
    Do think images or written articles is more powerful.

  32. Hi Liz. Your videos and tips have been very helpful. Thank you for everything.
    I took Academic IELTS in Canada (Saskatchewan) just today (4/20/18)
    Speaking Test:
    Part I
    Questions about myself, work, news and newspapers
    Part 2: Cue Card
    Talk about a mail/letter you received
    Who sent you the letter
    What the letter is all about?
    When did you receive it
    Part 3:
    questions about letters in the past and in the future
    questions about written materials

    can’t remember all the questions. that’s all i can spare for now. ill have LRW tests tomorrow. Pray for me. Much Thanks

  33. Jawad Yaqoob says:

    Venue: Jeddah
    Date: April 20, 2018
    Speaking Test
    Part 1:
    Do you work or Study?
    Where do you work?
    Does your work require some level of training?
    What are your views about the rainy weather?
    Do you think the rain affects the behavior of people?

    Part 2: Explain an occasion when you helped someone.
    Who was the person?
    Why did you help him?
    How did you feel after that?

    Part 3: How can we encourage our children to help others?
    How do you see countries helping other countries? Does it have an impact on their relationship?
    Do you have an idea what is the source of funding of large-scale charitable organizations like US AID?
    Do you think the larger organizations work better than smaller NGOS?

    I might have missed some questions but I have covered almost 90% of them. The test went well and the topics shared on this blog helped me a lot.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 See if you can remember more of your part 1 topics and questions 🙂

      • Jawad Yaqoob says:

        I don’t think he asked me any other question in Part 1. Most of the times he had to stop me while I was answering the questions to ask another question. I am not sure if it is a good sign or bad one.

        Writing Test:
        Letter: Write a letter to a builder to complain about the work he has recently completed in your apartment.
        Essay: These days movies and music is available online free. What do you think about this?

        • The aim in speaking is to keep talking until the examiner asks a new question – that’s the best way to demonstrate fluency.

  34. Sharing my questions from the speaking test I took on April 17 in New Delhi.
    Part 1:
    Do you work or study ?
    Are you friends with people at your workplace ?
    Do you own a dictionary?
    Do you think writing a dictionary would be interesting ?
    If someone were to give you a dictionary as a gift, what would you think of it ?

    Part 2:
    Talk about a TV show you enjoyed.

    Part 3:
    Waht’s your favourite wild animal ?
    Is it important for children to be close to animals ? (something on those lines)
    Have you visited a zoo ? Do you think watching animals on tv channels is good enough as a substitute ? Are they educational programmes ?
    What do you think about role of television educational programmes in children’s lives ?
    A question about technology in classroom.. how can it be imrpoved
    Is television the best medium for news ?
    News – something about the content’s good vs bad..
    Do you think news can ever be shown as absolute truth ?

  35. Location :Singapore
    Date : 20/04/2018
    Thanks to everyone for sharing their experience here. Here’s what I got today.
    All the best everyone.
    Special thanks to Liz for all information and tips for IELTS. 🙂

    Part 1:
    1. Tell me about your hometown?
    2. What’s special about your hometown?
    3. How long have you been living there?
    4. How do you feel about your secondary school? Do you think you enjoyed more at secondary school?
    5. Do you still have friends from secondary school?
    6. Who is the most important teacher at your school?

    Part 2
    Talk about a traditional product from your country.
    What is it?
    When did you first buy it?
    Did you like it?
    Follow up:
    What are the other major traditional products in your country?

    Part 3
    1. Do you think tourists prefer to buy traditional products when they travel?
    2. How has globalization affected traditions and culture in your country?
    3. Do you think governments should enforce traditional craft industry?
    4. Will the traditions and cultural events remain in future?

  36. IELTS Academic Module
    14 April, 2018
    First part was about the history of sugar
    Second part was about Digital Literature and its use
    Third part was about quantitative research and theory-based researches in thr field of business
    Part 1: a line graph showing the proportions of waters with good quality in the 4 areas of the UK.
    Part 2: Some people prefer to have cosmetic surgery to look more attractive. Why do you think they do this? Is it negative or positive?

  37. Test centre chennai
    Date 19 april
    Part 1
    About home town
    Whats special about it
    How long you were in the city
    About food habits
    When do you eat
    Do you eat outside or at home
    Why do you eat outside
    Food habits changed from the past or not

    Part 3
    An occassion some one appreciated your work
    Who appreciated it
    Why it is so special

    Part 3
    Appreciation necessary
    Children should be appteciated
    Is it good to appreciate children
    Will the expectation increase for children after appreciation

  38. khan Md Akibur Rahman says:

    I had exam today at afternoon. I was emotionally exited so I don’t clearly remember the questions but the topic.
    center: FuturEd, Banani, Dhaka.
    Duration: 10 minutes
    1st Part

    a. My Name
    b. Two or three question on physical exercise
    c. My feelings about advertisment
    d. One advertisement I remember in my childhood
    2nd Part
    Que card on a day out
    a. When and where you went?
    b. Why you went there?
    c. Why it was enjoyable for you?
    3rd Part
    a. Where people usually go on a day out in your country?
    b. What is your experience on a day out and staying at home?
    There were two or more question, but I don’t remember clearly. sorry for that.
    But overall it wasn’t that difficult I thought it would be.

  39. I attended speaking test for My Academic Module Test in Dhaka , Bangladesh on 18th April.
    My Speaking Test Questions, as far as I can recall are :
    Part 1 :
    What’s your name ?
    What do you do ? work or study ?
    What is your job ?
    Does your Job need some sort of training ?
    Do you think you need training in future ?

    Part 2:
    Tell me about a tourist attraction in your country that not so many people visit
    Part 3 :
    Tell me some popular tourist attractions in your country
    What are the things tourist consider to visit a place ?
    Should the government charge for tourist places ?Can not it be free for local people ?
    Is security and accommodation for the tourists to have a visit to a place ?
    Do you think the place you mentioned in cue card will attract more visitors in future ?

  40. Hi,
    Exam date:17/04/2018
    Test center:Bangalore, India
    Module: Speaking
    Personal Questions and Eating habit
    Describe the time when you are teaching someone
    1.who and when you met
    3.what you taught
    time keeping and time management

  41. IELTS Module:General
    Date of Test: 17-04-2018
    Place: Karachi
    SKill: Speaking (The remaining test is on 21st April)

    Part 1:
    What is your name?
    What shall i call you??
    Where do you stay?
    How far is it from the test center?
    Is your place a good part to live?
    Do you like traveling to long distances?
    Have you traveled long distance?
    Are you planning to do long distance travel
    Do you want to travel to the space?

    Part 2:
    Cue Card
    Some visitors visited you recently.
    What did they come for?
    How did you feel when they visited you?
    What did you do for them during their visit?

    Part 3:
    How in your part of the world guest are welcomed?
    Do you think it is a good thing to meet people?
    Do you think the trend of visitors coming to meet other people is decreasing?
    How can people from other country can help you to settle in when you are visiting?
    Do you think adapting to other countries culture helps in living there?
    Do we need to adapt completely to other countries culture or we should draw a boundary?

  42. Dear Liz, thank you so much for all of this priceless knowledge that you are sharing with us.

    Speaking test date: April 16th, 2018
    Test type: General
    Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Part 1:
    Do you work or study
    What do you do
    Making friends at work
    Time of day you’re most productive
    Writing letters
    Apps, most popular app in my country

    Part 2:
    Describe a happy event from your childhood that you remember well.
    You should say:
    – What the event was
    – When and where it happened
    – What you saw or did
    – And explain why you remember this event so well

    Part 3:
    Talk about a national event.
    Why it’s important to celebrate national events.
    Government wasting money on national events.

    I couldn’t remember the exact questions, sorry.

  43. Simranjit kaur says:

    Hii Liz…
    Your website is really so helpful…
    Speaking Test – 14/4/18
    At- Moga India

    What is your name?
    How can i call you?
    What is the meaning of your name?
    Who gave you this name?
    Is there a ceremony for naming a child in their country?
    Are there common names from the place you come from? Why?
    Tell me about your first day at sec school?
    Tell me about the teachers who was most imp. To you?
    Do you have any contact with your School friends?

    TALK about a recent purchase you made
    What was item?
    Why you wanted to buy?
    How you felt?

    What are the things people frequently buy in you country?
    What are the differences between street market and shop?
    Is quality of the products was better in past than nowadays?

  44. Ben Mathew says:

    Type: General
    Date of Test: 24 March 2018
    Location: Kottayam, Kerala, India

    Questions that I faced were like these

    Part I
    Where do you come from? How far is it from here?
    Is there a custom of giving gifts in your country? in which all occasions?
    Speak about your last gift? who gave it? why you like it?…

    Part II
    Speak about a Sportsperson you admire
    Who it is?
    About the sportsperson
    What is it that you like about the person?

    Part III
    Is India good in sports? which all?
    Why was India good in cricket and…
    speak about an advertisement you remember seeing in childhood
    the effect of sports persons on children


  45. Hello Liz,
    I trust that you’re doing great, I took my IELTS test last Saturday, and I can’t thank you enough for all your tips, and your awesome website. It had been enough reference for me to review for a week before the exam. Here are the test questions appeared on the exam(as far as I remember).

    Manila, Philippines

    (Part I)
    Whats your full name?
    Do you work or study?
    What work do you do?
    Do you exercise?
    How often do you exercise?
    Are you planning to do exercise in the future?
    Do you think young people still do exercise?

    (PART II)
    Which season do you like the most?
    Whats the weather like?
    What do you do in that season?
    Whom you enjoy it with?

    (Part III)
    Aside from Farming, what other types of business are affected because of the weather change?
    What will happen to the business?
    What will happen to the employees?
    Was weather change a good or a bad thing for business?

    Listening Test topics are about Maps, kind of Whales, and Salt history.
    The only topic I remember for Reading is the topic for Scientists study Asteroids and taking it to Earth.

    Writing Task 1: Changes in the percentage rate of Broadband Internet users in 4 Countries.
    Writing Task 2: What Advanced Science cannot do, that Music and Arts can do? Discuss both sides. (I forgot the exact question) 😀

    Again, Thank you so much for all of your help! You’re an inspiration, God bless you Liz 🙂

  46. Type:Academic
    Date of test:14 April,2018

    Task 1: The graph shows the river water in UK that are classified for good chemical quality between the years 1990 and 2002.
    Summarise the information including main features and make comparisons where relevant.

    Task 2: The number of people interested in cosmetic surgery is increasing in order to improve their physical appearance .
    Why do people do operations to change the way they look?
    Do you think it as positive or negative development?

  47. Karina Rima Melati says:

    Dear Liz,
    I would like to share questions from Academic module test on April 14th 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
    Task 1: about New Zealand walking path
    Task 2: about space trip relate to searching on asteroid
    Task 3: about gifted children on many different countries

    In today’s advanced science and technology people still values artists like painter, musician and writer. How can arts make a difference in our society that science and technology cannot? (I don’t remember exactly, but it sorted of like that)

    Part one:
    What is your name?
    Where are you coming from?
    What you like the most living on the city?
    Do you know the meaning of your name?
    Do your country have common names?
    Do you think giving a name have to held special occasion?

    Part 2:
    About furniture in my house:
    What is that?
    What kind of material is made of?
    Why you like it?
    Do you think people would like the furniture too, why?

    Part 3:
    Related to furniture in the house/office
    In your culture who decided or choose the furniture?
    Related to furniture and decoration in the house.

    Good luck everyone and I hope it helps.

    I would like to thank to you Liz for everything you have done for this community. You such an inspiration person and God bless you.

  48. 14 April 2018

    task1 Line Graph
    The percentage of river water containing good chemicals in four countries of the uk including walse, ireland, england and scotland between 1990 and 2012.

    More people are interested in cosmetic surgery in order to improve their appearance.
    Why? Is it a positive or negative development?

    History of sugar
    Digital analysis of literary texts
    Practical use of scientific journals and articles in academic settings

    Full of multiple choice quedtions exactly similar to the form of Cambridge 11 test 4

    Dear liz

    I could find the exact diagram of the exam on the Internet after 3 hours surfing.

  49. Indrastuti says:

    Academic ielts test, Indonesia 14 Apr 2018

    Part one : how do you go to your office

    Part two : related to the book you really enjoy

    Part three : related to book and movie

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Remember all topics in speaking are for both academic and GT – there is only one speaking test for everyone.

      • Anara Kasymbekova says:

        Hello Liz,

        Thanks for all your efforts. This website is wonderful. Below you can find info regarding test, what I could recall

        Ielts Academic
        14.04.2018 Astana, Kazakhstan
        Section 1 – conversation between Sharon and company, which provides services related to house, garden repair
        Project related to orangutans ( introduce offsprings to wildlife)
        Section 2 – about musical performances
        Section 3 – about musical performances
        Section 4 – A type of paint
        Reading –
        Section 1- Copy your neighbor
        Section 2- Biological Biodiversity
        Section 3 – Neanderthal Technology
        Writing –
        Task 1 river water in UK, compare good chemical quality , line graph
        Task 2 An increasing number of people are doing cosmetic surgery in order to improve appearance. Why is this happening? Is this a positive or negative development?

        The reading section was quite difficult. I got very confused, and this was the section that I didn’t properly study.

        • Reading was really tough 😕😕 i also got confused… Although i was able to score band score 8 in reading last time..

  50. Ajayveer singh says:

    I am done with my ielts speaking…
    Paper date=13th april
    Part one
    What is your full name?
    What time in a day you love to study?
    Do you love writing?
    What kind of things you love to write?
    Are you fond of writing since childhood?
    What are advertisements?
    Do you remember any advertisement?
    Is it good if a celebrity doing advertisement?

    Part two
    Cue card
    A place in your city or town you often with your friends..
    Related questions
    What kind of activities are done by youngsters?
    What is the difference between activities which are done with friends and with parents?
    Do you think students should focus more on studies or time spend with friends?
    What are the activities done by different age group people?

  51. Type of test: Academic Speaking
    Date: 12.04.2018
    Location: Ahmedabad, India

    Part 1:
    Experience on the first day of high school.
    Your favorite teacher at the high school.
    Do you miss your high school friends?

    Part 2:
    Talk about a successful businessperson.

    Part 3:
    Which are most popular businesses in your country?
    Which are the important things in business?
    What are the problems with starting a business?
    What is the age of retirement for a job in your country?
    Is degree is more important in business or experience?

    Your videos have helped me a lot.
    Thank you, madam.

  52. Karen Rodríguez says:

    Hi Liz. I did my speaking test today 12th april.

    My questions were:

    Part 1:
    Full name and where do you live?
    Your home is far from here?
    How long have you been living there?
    Do you like it?
    Why do you like it?

    Then, he changes the topic to dictionaries:
    How often do you use dictionaries?
    Could be a good gift?
    Will you like to write a dictionary?

    Have you ever had a part time job or a full time job?
    What things makes a good job??
    What was your ideal job when you was a child?

    Part 2:
    Describe an importat event in your life
    How was the event
    Who where with you
    Why was important this event

    Part 3:
    How celebrate events are important?
    In your country what are some of the important events?
    What do you need to organize an event?
    What are the benefist in organize an international event?

    Thank you! I hope it will be helpfull for people studying the speaking test.

  53. Harmeet Singh says:

    date 9.4.18
    General training speaking
    venue : India
    part 1–> means of transport in your city
    part 2–> clue card
    how means of transport changed in your city , what is its impact on your city, is it a positive move or negative move
    part 3–> general discussion over impact of transport means in your daily life

  54. Test date 11 April


    Related to health
    Cue card
    time when you like go out in day
    What you do
    Have spend money
    Related questions
    Outing with Frnd

  55. Mirsaidova Maftuna says:

    Maftuna Mirsaidova
    Test date: April 11
    Part 1: Questions related to my hometown.
    About writing.
    Regarding Newspapers.
    Part 2: describe something that you have learned not at school or collage.
    Part 3: Considering children: what age is appropirate for them to start studying, what should parents teach them at their young ages and so on…

  56. Hi Liz,
    Your site is very useful for preparing for IELTS.Thank you so much.
    I gave my speaking test on 11.04.17 at Mumbai.

    Speaking Test
    Part 1
    Where are you from?
    What is famous in your hometown?

    Free time
    what do you generally do when you are free?
    Do you like to stay at house or chill outside?
    why do people like staying at home?
    what you used to do when you were a child in your free time?

    Computers and Technology
    How children use laptops?
    Is laptop useful for children?
    Should parents give children to use laptops?

    PART 2
    Describe a event which you organized and someone who appreciated you ?
    what was the event?
    who praised you ?
    and when was the event?

    PART 3
    Should parents encourage thechildren to do new new things?
    Do you think people can be self -motivated?
    Do you think appreciation of a child is going to boost his upbringing?
    At workplace what do you mean by positive feedback and a negative feedback?

  57. Academic Reading Topics – 07/04/2018 – Bahrain

    Section 1 : About Katherine Mansfield ( New Zealand Writer)

    Section 2 : About Australian Parrots

    Section 3 : People Deaf to Music

  58. Nida Ahmed says:

    Speaking Test
    Test Center: Karachi, Pakistan
    Test : General Training
    Test Date: 3rd April 2018

    Part 1
    1. What is your full name
    2. Hometown: Tell me something about your home town?
    3.How long have you been living here?
    4. What are the positive thing about living here?
    5. Names: What is the meaning of your name, why do you think you got this name?
    6. What kind of names are famous in your culture? Why?
    7. Is there any kind of celebration while giving names to children?
    8. Computers: Do you usually use computers in your work or studies? Why/Why not?
    9. When did you use the computer for the 1st time?
    9. Do you think computer usage by general people has changed in past years? How?

    Part 2
    Tell about something when you received a positive feedback
    For what you got the positive feedback
    Why did you receive the feedback
    Who gave you the feedback
    How did you feel about it

    Part 3
    1. Effects of positive feedback
    2. Effects of negative feed back
    3. If Negative feedback is bad, then how to tell someone about their lacking?
    4. Do you think people require public recognition, if they do something good?
    5. Why do you think they require public recognition?

    p.s. I think due to a large number of candidates they were rushing too fast in speaking test.

    General Test
    Test Date: 7th April 2018

    1 Job availability information
    2. Newton Music festival
    3.Psychology-Marketing project
    4. Butterfly Hibernation and migration

    1(a) Mobile Garbage Bins MGBs
    1(b) Employee Leaves entitlement
    2. Pregnant Working Women Right
    3. Nuthatch Birds

    Task 1
    Write a letter to inform your landlord about water problem which you are facing in the rented house
    – What is the problem
    – How is it effecting your life
    – What would you like the landlord to do

    Task 2
    In many societies, more and more people are choosing to live on their own.
    What are the reasons behind this.?
    Is it a positive or negative trend?

  59. Hey Liz,

    Thank you so much for the great work. I admire, your dedication to providing students from all the world with high-quality contents. I took the exam here are some info:

    Date: 07/04/2018 Saturday
    Venue: Qassim-Buurydah, Saudi Arabia
    Type: Academic

    Part 1:
    Where are you from?
    How long have you been living there?
    Do you like it?
    Why do you like it?
    It raining now, do you think people here like rain? Why?

    Part 2:
    Tell me about your greatest achievement?
    How did you do it?
    Are you proud?
    Are your family proud?

    Part 3:
    What do you think are the achievement that people are usually proud of? Why?
    What are the most important decisions that people make?
    Do you think that the journey is more rewarding than the goal itself?
    Has the goal to be clear?
    Why do people fail to achieve their goals?

    It went very well, but the examiner kept interrupting me after speaking for less than only 30 seconds or so, except one question in part 2.

    Task 1: It was about the changes in the percentages of men and woman in the workforce in certain sectors.
    Task 2: it was a question whether people should be tested yearly in order to ensure saver transport roads. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    Thank you so much again..

  60. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for the articles and youtube videos. Your tips really helped, especially in reading (FALSE v/s NOT GIVEN), speaking and writing.

    My speaking session was on 04/April/2018. The questions were relatively easy, but I think I was a little nervous and that reflected in my response.

    Exam center: Bangalore
    Type: General Training

    Part 1:
    1. What is your name?
    2. Where are you from?
    3. Are you a student or are you working? (I am working for past 12 years in one company; so I gave a brief about what I do and some surrounding areas.)
    4. 12 years is a long time – have you made friends? (again spoke about my friends in office and what we do in free time etc. etc.)
    5. What part of the day are you most active?

    Part 2:
    1. Do you like animals?
    2. Do you like to have a pet?
    3. Do you think it is important that children should have more knowledge about animals ?(don’t remember the exact question, but it was something similar. As an example, I spoke about animal migration for shelter and food which could be a lesson for children to tackle difficult situations.)

    Part 3:
    Was asked to speak about a television show that I watch/watched.
    1. With whom did I watch?
    2. What was the best part about this show?
    3. Don’t remember….

    Follow up questions:
    1. Did you ask your friends/relative to watch the show? How was their response?
    2. What kind of programs on television do you think ‘youngsters’ watch these days? (I spoke about children, then teenage kids and then adults. After that I just started about the older folks’ television programs I was stopped. Not sure if this can be a deterrent in getting a higher score.)
    3. There are lot of chat shows and game shows these days. Do you think this is a positive influence on children. (Again, I was too generic here. The examiner reminded me of shows like Big Boss and I carried forward the same example.)

    Finally “Thank you. We are done with the speaking test.”

    My target was 8, but I think I fumbled a little that may bring my score down. I hoping for the best.

    L/R/W: 07/April/2018
    Center: Bangalore

    Listening: Was easier.

    Reading: This area was my strongest, but I didn’t do that well. I recollect making 5 mistakes (3 incorrect and missed 2).

    Task 1 – Write a letter to your landlord regarding a water problem.
    1. Explain the problem.
    2. How are you effected by this?
    3. What do you want the landlord to do?

    Task 2: Many people are choosing to live on their own.
    1. Is this a positive or a negative trend?
    2. What is your opinion and share your personal experiences?


    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Dear Liz
        Thank you .You are a wonderful person.I really admire what you do.
        Jesus said love one another and thats what you do by replying to each n every message.Your insights have been wonderful.
        Thank you.

  61. Amanjit Kaur says:

    Module: General
    Test Date : 09th April 2018
    Location: Gurugram, India

    Part One:
    Do you work or study ?
    Did you need any training for this work ?
    Would you need any training in future ?
    How do you commute to work ?
    How much time do you spend commuting each day ?

    Part Two:

    A good decision made by someone you know.

    Part Three:

    More elaborate discussion on decision making

    At what age should adults be allowed to take their own decisions
    What are done of the important decisions that young people make
    How much pressure do the elderly in the family put on youngsters when it comes to making decisions
    What skills are required to make decisions at workplace

    Hope this helps !

    Good luck !!!

  62. Hi Liz,
    I had my speaking test on 4th April.
    Academic Test
    Part 1: General questions as you mentioned in your online material.
    Part 2: Cue card was on Houses
    Part 3: It was followed by the same topic and then topic changed to High school.
    My L,R and W was on 7th April.
    Writing task 1 was bar graph related to Citrus fruit information.
    Writing task 2 was on teachers influence on children I don’t remember the exact topic but it was similar.
    Finally I really need to thank you for the information that you shared with us.

  63. Umang Delvadiya says:

    Hello!! On 7th April 2018 IELTS Academic exam INDIA(rajkot) Writing Task-2 topic was “Once children start school, teachers have more influence on their intellectual and social development than parents”

    To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

  64. i recently had my IELTS exam. in my speaking test following questions were asked
    Part 1
    name , where you live, primary school, favourite teacher of childhood , how long I’ve been living in my current city, what i like about it
    Part 2
    any award I achieved , was it difficult to achieve it or not , how did I achiev?
    Part 3
    should employers award their employees ? How?
    what should they award?
    what kind of awards should children achieve?

  65. Hello,

    I would to thank you for your website which is very useful, and I would also like to share the IELTS questions that I had yesterday :

    Country : Morocco
    Date : April 7th – 2018
    Module : General training

    Speaking :
    – What is your full name ?
    – Where do you live and for how many years ?
    – Why do enjoy to live over there ?
    – Are you assidious and respect your appointments ?
    – How do you ensure that people you are going to meet come at time to the appointment ?
    – Part 2 : What type of book do you read recently ? What is the topic of the book ? Why did you read it ? What is exciting in this book ?
    – Part 3 : What type of books people read in your country ? Is there differences between books types that young / older people read ? Are boys or girls read more ? Do you think movies based on books stories are good and why ? Which is better : read a book or watch a film…?

    Good luck for all !

  66. Abhijit vaidya says:

    Dear Liz,
    Best wishes for you to get well soon. I would like to sincerely thank you for creating sucj a wonderful, informative knowledge base and that too for free.

    Below are the exam questions which I got in soeaking:
    Module: General training
    Date: 8th April, 2018
    Place: Pune, India

    Part 1:
    1. Where are you from?
    2. Time it takes to reach?
    3. Few questions about outdoor activities.

    Part 2:
    Favourite subject in school

    Part 3:
    1. About use of computers in education
    2. Does computers affect students and their education.
    3. Few more questions on the same topic.

    I would like to thank you again for your work and will pray to god to get you out of your health issues at earliest.

    Best of luck for all ielts students.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Please note all speaking topics are for both GT and Academic tests – there is no distinction in speaking.

  67. Hi Liz,
    I took the final exam;

    April 7th

    Listening has changed from Oxford books, meanwhile a new trick was speaking speed, coming two questions continuously.

    Writing topics;
    Task 1
    Write a letter to your landlord and complain about water.

    Task 2
    In recent society, more and more people are trying to live by their own. Say the reasons. Is it positive or negative trend.

    Wish me a 7 in each. 🙏

  68. Hi Liz,

    I posted my after exam comment on 5th, not sure why, but I can’t see my comments and your response. I hope there were nothing offensive!!!


  69. Aril 07, General test, Trivandrum, Kerala
    Write a letter to the land lord regarding some problems with water
    A. What’s the problem
    B. How it’s affecting your life
    C. How can it be solved.

    Some people likes to live alone in some countries. What are the reasons. Is it a positive or negative yrend?

  70. Rameez Jaffery Hanif says:

    Hi Liz,
    I work as an operations coordinator in Dubai and attended my GT tests here.
    Speaking test was on 02/04/18 and the questions were,

    Section 1
    – Whats your name?
    – Tell me about your home town?
    – How long does it take to travel to your work?
    – How do you travel?
    – How do you spend time during this travelling time?
    – Have u been on a boat?
    – How was d experience and whom did u go with?
    – Will you own a boat in future?

    Section 2
    – Whats ur idea of a perfect home?
    – Where do u want it to be and why?
    – Would u like to live in a joint family in d future?

    Section 3
    – What kinda houses you can find in your country?
    – What kinda houses people opt to live?
    – Do you think a house reflects ones personality?
    – Is beauty or functionality important for a house?

    My LRW was on 07/04/18 and some questions are,

    Writing – Task 1
    Write a letter to ur landlord mentioning a problem u have with the water supply in ur apartment.
    – mention d issue
    – problems u face
    – suggest what d landlord can do about it

    Task 2
    more n more people choose to live alone thesedays
    – reasons for it
    – do u think it is a positive or negative trend

    Section 1 – multiple choices (patient calling a health centre)
    Section 2 – fill in d spaces (tutor n student discussion about dissertation)
    Section 3 – a guide briefing about different types of museums n to match its activities from d list + multiple choices
    Section 4 – fill in d spaces (about ‘australian voices’)

    Section 1 – T/F/NG (about MG Bins)
    Section 2 – Matching headings (about employee annual leave n pays)
    Section 3 – fill in spaces (about maternity leaves)
    Section 4 – Matching headings, multiple choices n fill in spaces (about a species of bird)

    Fortunately i came across ur website n videos when i decided to start d practise and i never had to refer anything els (ofcourse d cambridge books). Ur lessons r all to d point n r very useful to anyone who prefers to prepare for ielts from home. Most of d other videos n tutorials out der r useless n misleading but ur an exception. Ur dedication n sincerity r evident in ur lessons. Keep up d gud wrk Liz and thanku very much.

    I hope to achieve d required score which is expected to be out by the 20th.

  71. The type of test –General Training
    Date of test April 7
    Location of test: Toronto

    Writing task 1:
    You and your friend are planning a picnic in the country side. Write:
    1- which arrangements you have already done
    2- other activities that can be done
    3h- how your friend can help with the arrangements

    Writing task 2:
    Some people think that people who are over 60 years old should not work and retire earlier.
    To what extend do you agree or disagree?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Hi liz! I took my academic ielts last April 7, 2018. My task 2 writing is about yearly testing for drivers of vehicles. It ask me to what extent I agree that it is the best method for safety in road transportation

  72. Hello, I have recently taken an IELTS test.
    Date: April 07 2018
    Place: Vietnam
    Module: Academic
    Part 1:
    What is your name?
    Where are your from?
    Are you a student or a worker?
    What sports do you play? Why?
    What do you think about the changes in sports now and when you was young?

    Part 2:
    Talk about a businessperson you admire.

    Part 3:
    Do you wanna become a businessman?
    Which kind of good do you want to sell? Why?
    In your country, which type of good people often sell?
    Where would businessperson choose to start, renting a shop or buying a house?
    Do you think that older businessperson need to work hard?
    Extra questions based on your career.
    Good luck everyone.

  73. Jigar Parekh says:


    I took my speaking test today 6th of April 2018 at the Chicago ELS Center. Following were the questions I was asked:

    Task 1:
    – What is your full name?
    – What can I call you?
    – Where do you work?
    – What is your job?
    – Did you get any training for your job?
    – Are you planning to learn further in your area of work?
    – Why do you want to learn further in your area of work?
    This was followed by some random questions which was weird for Task 1. The questions were:
    – Have you ever been on a boat?
    – When had you been on the boat?
    – Why did you go the boat?
    – Do you plan to take any future vacation on a boat?
    Finally, the examiner moved on to Task 2, glad that the boat thing got over! 🙂
    Task 2:
    – Tell me about a recent book you read?
    – Who was the author?
    – What was it about?
    – Why did you read that book?
    – Who you should read that book?
    Task 3:
    – What type of books are generally read in your country?
    – Why do more people read Novels in your country?
    – Do young and old people read the same kinds of book in your country?
    – Do boys or girls read more books in your country? Why?
    This was the end of my speaking evaluation.

    Thanks Liz for being such a help with the great work you are doing with your blogs and videos!

  74. Hello,

    I had my exam today(6th Apr 2018) in Pune exam centre.

    Part 1 :
    –What is your name ?
    –Do you work or study ?
    –Do you think gifts have to be given just on the special occasions?
    –Which was was the recent gift you received?
    –Do you like picking up gifts for friends/family ?

    Part 2:

    Which TV programme you saw recently and enjoyed very much.
    –With whom you saw
    –Why did you like it so much

    Part 3 :
    –Do you think education channels on TV are useful?
    –Do you think children benefit from visiting zoo or watching animals on TV
    –Do you think news channel are popular nowdays?
    -Do you think children should be encouraged to watch education TV shows?


  75. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for your useful site and YouTube videos,

    April 6th

    Do I work or study
    What trainings did I need for my job
    How my eating habits has changed
    When do I eat my meals
    Who do I prefer to eat my meals with
    Do I prefer eating in home or eating out

    Part 2
    One rule in my school which I agree or disagree

    Part 3
    Can we have a rule for all ages
    Do you agree with uniforms in companies
    (there was a lot of question, but I can only remember these two)

    Good luck everyone

  76. Mohammed Abdul Nazim says:

    Hi Everyone !

    I had my speaking today a few hours ago and I would like share the questions with you all.

    Part 1.

    1. Introduction
    2. Do you work or study ?
    3. Do you like making friends at work ?
    4. Do you like listening to music while you are studying/ working ?
    5. Do you like buying or downloading the music online ?
    6. Do you think you listen you more music when you were young ?

    Part 2

    1. Describe a special event which you celebrated ?

    You should say :

    * Why the Event was special ?
    * What was the Event about and with whom you have celebrated it with ?
    * What do you like from the Event ?

    Part 3

    1. Tel me about a National event in your county and how you celebrate it ?
    2. Why do you think it is an important event to celebrate ?
    3. Don’t you think that the government is wasting money on such event as they can rather spend it on some education and health?
    4. Tell me about an international invent happened in your country ?
    5. What benefits it has given to the country ?
    6. Why don’t you think that the technology can be a good platform to attend an international event rather be present there.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • ashlyn_j says:

      I just took a speaking part. The venue is in Toronto, Canada. I guess I wad the first candidate for the today’s dpeaking test.
      I got the same questions in part 2 and 3. Thank to you that I read though questions before the test and I did it better. Thank you for sharing. Good luck on your results😃

  77. Module : GT
    Date- 06 April 2018
    Location: India

    Type 1:
    1 Whats your full name
    2 What should I call you
    3 what do you think how imp is to exercise today
    4 Do you excersie
    5 How often do you excercise
    6 Are young people also do regular exercise these days
    7 What exercise you used to do in scholl
    8 Do u think u will continue to do regular exercise

    Part 2:
    Cue Card – Any 1 thing which is not taught in school and universities but still needs to be learned
    a What is that you learned
    b Where & when did you learned it
    c Why you think its important
    d What benefit it gives to you

    Part 3:
    1 Do you think is there any age for learning
    2 What do you say about learning of older generations
    3 Do you think there are any life skill which older population needs to learn
    4 What do you think how important is it to learn continuously in life .. why ?

    Liz – Thanks for all the great tips you have given, my sincere thanks to you.
    Also during my cue card I briefly stopped and my examiner indicated me to speak more and then I spoke to nearly 15 seconds more and she stopped me. I your opinion is it a good or bad thing ? Will this affect my score?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your score is based on your overall performance, so your results will depend on the rest of the speaking test. Try not to worry 🙂

    • Anne Marie says:

      Hi Rohit,

      I took my Speaking test on 22 March 2018. I blanked out for part 2 of my test. I was nervous and though my topic was easy, I didn’t speak well. My part 1 and part 3 were very good.

      So don’t worry and relax. Concentrate on your LRW. All the best.

      Anne Marie

  78. Shabir ahmed says:

    Ahmed Khan
    Hi Liz thank you very much for such a helpful website I took my speaking test today (AEO)
    Center Islamabad Pakistan
    Part 1
    What is your full name
    Where you live ??? It’s how much far away from here ??
    It’s a any good place in your town
    Part 2
    Q Card
    Describe a shop or company which is good for the services
    Where is shop located ???
    When you visited there and why
    You thought the services of that shop are good and why
    Part 2
    Is the consumer can pressurise the company for the services???
    You think the expensive company service not good why and why not
    Have you kept the pet in your home
    Do you think the shops doesn’t provide good service and why ???

  79. Noura Shehab-Eldeen says:

    Academic module
    Egypt (Mansoura)
    On April, 6th 2018
    Hi guys,
    The topics I had were pretty much repeated :
    Full name, ID
    Which city do you live in?
    How long have you been living here?
    What do you like about living here?
    What do you do when you are at home?
    Do you spend lots of time there? Do you like to spend more time at home?
    What did you use to do at home when you were young?

    Talk about a good parent you know
    -who s/he is
    – how you know him/her
    – what he does with his/her children
    – why you think s/he is a good parent

    What skills do you think are important in parenting?
    Do you think parenting requires new skills now than in the past?
    How do working parents manage to take care of their children?
    Do you think they let their children watch Tv for long? Why is it harmful?
    Do you think governments should have a role in parenting?
    Do you think both parents should have equal roles in taking care of their children, why?

    I want to thank all the participants and Liz for providing us with your exams . We benefited from them a lot 🙂

  80. Noha Shehab Eldin says:

    April the 6th 2018
    Mansoura, Egypt

    Part 1:
    Do you work or study?
    Have you taken any training courses?
    Do you plan to take more courses?
    Do you use computers in your work?
    Do you think the use of computers and internet will change in the future?

    Talk about a book that you read
    What is its type?
    Why did you read it?
    What was it about?
    What was exciting about it?

    Part 3:
    What kinds of books do people read in you country?
    Is it better to read fiction or nonfiction books?
    What kinds of books do the old and young people read?
    Is reading good for children?
    Who reads more boys or girls?
    Is it better to read for children or they should read for themselves?

    I think I did well
    I had to stop talking a couple of times to correct my grammar because I made mistakes
    Thank you Liz for this useful website
    Good luck everybody

  81. I was lucky to have the same Task 2 I saw here yesterday!! Thank you all for sharing!
    I took my test today, April 5th, Brazil.

    I’ll try to write what I remember:

    PART I
    Your city
    Your job
    Meals/ food habits
    Rain/ How often rains in your city/ How rain affect your mood

    Describe a businessman you know


    What do you think that is necessary to be a successful businessman?
    What is the most important: academic background or experience?
    Do you think that being a tough person is necessary for having success on businees?
    People usually say that women do not have this profile. Do you agree or disagree?

    Thanks!! 🙂

  82. Hello. I’m grateful for this site that I learned a lot from your tips, Liz. I took my IELTS speaking test 5th April 2018. GT Module in Manila. Let me share with questions that were given during the test.
    Part 1
    Full name
    Place of residence
    Use of computers and internet nowadays
    Part 2
    Traditional product from your country
    What is it?
    Where is it from?
    Purpose of the product.
    Part 3
    Traditions and culture of a country
    Importance of traditions
    Where traditions should first learned from home or school?
    Young people’s perspective about traditions and cultures.

  83. Ajayi Modupe says:

    Hello everyone.
    Test Type: General

    I had my speaking test today, 5th April 2018 and would like to share:
    Part 1
    What is your name?
    Do you work or study?
    What kind of job do you do?
    What kind of training have you received for the job you do?
    Some questions about boats:
    Have you ever been on a boat?
    Do you think a lot of people travel on boat in your country?

    Some questions about names:
    What is the meaning of your name?
    Why do people give certain names to people?
    Are some names common in your country?
    Are there events done when naming a child in your country?

    Part 2:
    Talk about a situation where you helped someone out?
    Who was this person?
    How did you help out?
    How did you feel after helping out?

    More questions relating to this:
    What do you think about voluntary service and paid service?
    Some questions around international voluntary organizations like Red Cross
    What do you think an organization can do to improve the skills of a voluntary worker?

    That’s the much I can remember 😊.
    All the best!

    And I must say a big THANK YOU to you Liz, for doing a wonderful job. The other tests will take place on Saturday, 7th April 2018 and I’m hoping for the best!

  84. Sangeeta says:

    Hi Liz! Gave my speaking test today. Thank you for all the tips.I think I did well.

    Part 1:
    1. Work/study?
    2. what job
    3. Are u satisfied with your work?
    4. Which part of the country do u being to?
    5. How do you think life looks like for a teenage?
    6. Do u agree with teenage fashion trends?
    7. Do u read newspapers or read news online?
    8. What part do you read?World or Local?
    9. Do u discuss the same with your colleagues?

    Part 2:
    Describe what steps do you take to stay healthy

    Part 3
    how conscious are people in your country about health?
    what steps has govt taken to increase awareness?
    what form of exercise do people in your country do?
    how do they access facilities for exercise?
    how can awareness be increased?
    Is exercise very important for health?
    How have things changed in terms of health awareness in your country?

  85. Vamshi Krishna says:

    Hi Liz, I was referred to your site by a friend. It was quite helpful for the Speaking Test today. Started preparing since a couple of days only. Expecting a 7 or 7.5 band in Speaking. Will post my score once I receive too.

    I tried to use few complex sentences but stammered a bit in between. The test was quite short I felt. Would have been for about 10 mins. I was interrupted to stop before finishing my complete answers most of the times, just before the best was coming out :P. All in all, it was smooth. The trick is to stay relaxed, be yourself & not take it as a ‘test’ for optimal performance. What I also felt is that the examiner could have been more expressive & not ask questions like a robot.

    Date: 4th April 2018
    Test Centre: Hyderabad, India
    Tested by: British Council
    Type: Academic

    What is your name? What can I call you? Passport verification.

    PART 1:
    1. Which part of this city are you from?
    2. How far is that from here?
    3. What is very interesting about your place in this city?
    Let’s talk about exercise.
    4. Do you think exercise is important?
    5. Do you do any exercise?
    6. What kind of exercise did you do in your schooling?
    7. Would you do the same amount of exercise in the future?
    8. Do you think young people are doing any exercise? Why?

    PART 2:
    Cue card:
    What would be your ideal vacation holiday?
    – where would you go
    – with whom would you go
    – why would you go there
    – what would you do there

    Have you told your friends about it?

    PART 3:
    1. As you were talking about rat race among people, how important is it for people to go away from rat race for a vacation?
    2. Do different people like different types of vacation?
    3. Why do you think so?
    4. How different would a young person and an old person want their vacation holiday be like?
    5. Can you describe any of your vacations that you like the most?
    6. Do you think employees in a company need to go on vacation?
    7. Wouldn’t that be harmful for the company?
    8. How would it be beneficial?
    Thank You. (Hey Vamshi, you have forgotten your passport, please collect. :P)

    I would be having my LRW test on 7th of April.
    If it’s allowed, I would post those questions too here in this thread after the test.

    Thanks Liz for this site. Would prepare more from your teachings.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It is unfortunately to get an examiner who doesn’t have encouraging body language or facial expressions, but it is something all students need to be prepared for. The examiner will move on to the next question when they want to tackle a new language point. Finishing the question isn’t part of the marking criteria for speaking. Using complex sentence isn’t something to focus on in speaking. It is better to focus on fluency and offer different tenses in your answers, such as second conditional, past tenses or future hopes. The speaking test can last between 11 mins and 14 mins – not less and not more. The length of the test doesn’t affect your score. I wish you lots of luck with your results. See my last minute tips for the other sections:

  86. Chan Bandara says:

    Test location – Colombo
    Test date 2/3/2018
    What is your full name
    What can I call you
    What is your job
    Do you get any train in related to your job
    Why do you think training is important
    What type of training you want to have in future

    What is the meaning of your name
    Who gave you that name
    Why do they gave you that name
    What are the factors considering in your country before they put a name
    What are the popular names in your country

    Cue card
    What is the achievement that happened to you that you proud of
    What that is
    When it happen
    Why you proud about it

    Did you give advices on your achievement

    How you get your time
    Why people should be on time
    Is elder people working on time
    Do you work on time

  87. Hi Liz,
    I had my speaking test(Academic) today (3rd April) – Colombo.
    Part 1
    Tell me something interesting about your town
    How long have you been living here
    Why do you like this town
    How much time it takes for you to travel work
    What do you do while you are travelling
    How many meals do you take per day
    With whom do you take your meals
    Do you think food habits are changed, compared to the past

    Part 2
    School Rule that was in place
    What is that rule?
    What are the punishments for violating?
    Do you agree/disagree with this rule?
    Why do you agree/disagree with this rule?

    Do others in your school also feel same about this rule

    Part 3
    Do you think that all rules applicable all age groups in your school
    Do you think students should define rules
    Then asked about work place rules – Maximum working hours rule is acceptable or not?
    Dressing rules in working place acceptable or not?

    Thank you for your website, because this rule topic is listed under 2018 speech topics. I talked about school rule which is platting hair in two , I disagreed with this rule, stating inconvenience, hard as a school child, out of fashion.

    LRW exam is on April 7th. Thank you

  88. Hello, Liz,
    Thank you very much for this useful site!
    I had my speaking part of exam on Apr. 2nd in Dubai.
    Part 1 questions:
    Where do you live
    How long
    Why do you like it there
    Do you often communicate with teenagers
    Do you pay attention to teenagers’ fashion
    What do teenargers do in your country
    What is the best part of being teenager

    Part 2.
    Cue card: tell about someone who has just made a decision.
    Who it was
    What was the decision
    How the decision affected him

    Part 3.
    Why children are considered not efficient in decision making
    What personal qualities are important for making good decisions
    Are you a good decision maker
    Should cultural differences be taken into consideration in process of decision making
    Give an example

    Although I had been familiar with all these questions before the exam (thanks to all who shared questions here), I didn’t petform well. I was too stressed and was constantly doing mistakes. Moreover, I couldn’t speak for 2 minutes, I stopped at 1.40. The only good thing is that I had ideas and was able to give extended answer to all the questions. We’ll see.

    Good luck to everyone! Be prepared and try to relax!

    And thank you one more time, Liz!

  89. Asad Javaid says:

    Hi, Liz and all subscribers! I just have done with my IELTS speaking test. I am still in the parking area of the examination centre, so before I forget what the questions were I posting it right away so people like me will get some benefits from it.

    Exam Centre: Lahore, Pakistan
    Module: General from British Council
    Duration: 12 to 15 Minutes
    Test date : 02April, 2018

    Part 1:
    1. What is your full name?
    2. Where are living?
    3. Can I see your I.D?
    4. How far is the examination centre from your home?
    5. How long have you been living in your hometown?
    6. What is the most interesting place in your town?

    Part 2:
    Cue Card: Describe the latest development (e.g park, shopping mall, road etc) in your town where you live?
    * What impact made by the latest development?
    * What is there before the development?
    * How long did it take to complete?
    * Describe the benefit which you have with this development.

    Follow Up Questions:
    1. what your opinion about new development?
    2. Govt. have some rules and regulation to construct a building. What do you think why it is important to have regularity authority?
    3. What about the design of a building, is that effect by these rules?

    Part 3:
    1. What type of public transport do people use in your country?
    2. What are the issues people face in your country regarding public transport?
    3. How can Govt. be benefited from public transport?

    ” It went good but I can’t predict my score as it’s almost impossible to predict anything about IELTS BAND. I try to use the same wording but sequence may be disturbed but overall this is what I received. ”
    Dear Liz, I would like to know about the qs 1 in part 3 where the examiner asked about transport in the country. To lengthen my answer I also describe it with my city as well. Is it mean I go off the topic? Thanks for your kind support!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 There is no “on or off topic” in IELTS speaking. You are marked on your fluency, vocab, grammar and pron – nothing else affects your score. You can extend your answer in any way you wish. Thanks for sharing so quickly 🙂

  90. Baljot singh says:

    My speaking topic on 3rd April 2018.
    Location: Chandigarh

    Describe someone who knows a lot about something
    You should say:
    Who he/she is
    Where he/she lives
    What he/she does
    Explain why you think he knows a lot.

  91. Hello,
    I want to thank liz for her guidance.
    I completed my speaking test
    My Venue was Mumbai, India
    Category- General
    Date- 2/4/2018

    My cue card question was
    Moment you were pleased that you have mobile phone.

  92. Gaya Adikari says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks a lot for all the support in test preparation. It’s truly grateful. Today’s my speaking test and Listening, Reading and Writing tests will be on April 07, 2018.
    Here are the speaking test question.

    Venue – BC Speaking Test Center, Colombo 05
    Module – IELTS Academic
    Test Date – April 01, 2018

    PART 0
    1. Could you tell me your full name please?
    2. What can I call you?
    3. Where are you from?
    4. Could I see your Identification please?

    PART 1?
    1. What are the cities that you have been so far? (I have explained four cities. based on them, two cross questions were asked by the examiner; How long have you been there at “X” city? How was the experience there?)
    2. What did you do when you were at home as a child?
    3. Have those activities changed when you are older?
    4. Where do you plan to go with family members in future?
    5. Do you still have the primary school friends?
    6. Do you have friends at office?
    (According to my memory, that’s all in Part I)

    Cue Card – Describe about a good parent that you know
    1. Who the person is?
    2. How do you know him?
    3. How does he/she spend the time with children
    4. Explain why you think that person is a good parent?
    Additional Question – Would you think that you can be a good parent in future?
    (Someone has shared this earlier. Thanks so much)

    1. How do working parents take care of their children?
    2. Do you think that the parents allow children to watch the tv too much, these days? why?
    3. Do you think that both parents should take care of children?
    4. What do teenagers expect from their parents?

    Hopefully, this will help you. Thank you!

  93. mallikap says:

    Hi Liz,
    My speaking topic was on march 24th for Idp academic is
    Describe a successful businessman you know
    you should say :
    who is she /he :
    what type of business she runs :
    how you know him /her
    and why you think she /he is a sucessful business man

  94. HI Liz! My name is Imron. I’m from Uzbekistan. My IELTS exam on 14th April. I have some question for you. The question which I wanna give you is : Is using formal words in speaking reduce score?

  95. Venue: BC, Riyadh
    Module: General,
    Test Date: 24th March 2018.

    Speaking Test:
    Where are you from?
    What is your name?
    Do you work or Study?
    Why do you choose this subject?

    Do you have same friends as you had in primary school? Why?
    Why are friends important?
    Do you chat online with friends? Why?
    Do you like boats? Why?
    Have you traveled on a boat? with whom?why?
    will you own your boat in the future>

    Cue card:

    Describe a rule in the school that you agreed or disagreed with

    Why are rules important?
    Are the rules in the school changed since then?
    and many other questions related to rule and government.

  96. Dhaval Patelia says:

    This is Dhaval Patelia
    Anand, India.
    Academic Ielts on 24th March 2018.
    The exam was moderate but somewhat time consuming.
    Speaking questions were like-
    Pt 1
    Full name
    What do you do? Do you study or Job?
    What do you do there..
    Pt 2
    Talk about a story someone told you.
    Pt 3
    Storytelling is changed nowadays. Is it true?
    What is good for children? Storytelling or watching story or rhymes?

    Task 1
    There were two tables which included quantitive information about international students coming to USA (table 2) & Canada (table 1) from China, India and USA/Canada.
    Task 2
    Some people say that cities with taller buildings which means building cities ‘vertically’ is good. Other people say that building cities ‘horizontally’ is better.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  97. Hi Liz,
    Thank you very much for your lessons.

    IELTS Canada March 24, 2018
    1. A person asks about job vacancies. filling the blanks
    2. do not remember. hard. multiple choice and other
    3. Two students talking about their assignment. Different types of questions.
    4. A speaker talking about …. Whatever, Very clear, slow and easy to understand. filling the blanks.

    1. Finding life in exo moons: table filling, true, false, Blanks, which para mention about this
    2. …??? who mention this,
    3. Taking brakes within work. This was a huge passage but did not contain any difficult words. easy to understand: multiple choice, matching sentence to the person did it

    House prices in three international cities. Line graph.

    Because of the computers and mobiles, letter-writing ability disappears. To what extent do you agree?
    I made a huge mistake here. I wrote about writing letters, not about letter writing. When I recognized it, no time to correct. 🙁

    part 1
    Where do you live?
    Why do you think it is easy or hard to live there? Why?
    About boats as a transportation way. 2/3 questions
    Do you like to have a vacation on a boat?
    Do you like to own a boat?
    Do you think it is good to be on time? Why?
    What do you do to be on time?
    part 2
    describe a thing you bought recently.
    Where did you buy it?
    Who was with you?
    How do you use it?

    * Do you recommend someone to buy it?
    Part 3
    About new and old technologies.
    Do you think it is harmful to people to use all new technological things..(long question. do not remember) and one more question.??

  98. I had my IELTS Academic exam on 24th of March, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

    Below are the questions I had in my writing task.

    Writing Task 1 –
    Two pie charts and a bar chart. First pie chart illustrated the percentages of fresh water and non usable water in the world. Second pie chart depicted the fresh water resources in the world in percentages. ( glacier, ice, rivers, etc)

    Bar chart contained the regions that produces renewable fresh water in cubic kilometers. There were about 8-9 regions. (South Africa, Asia, Australia, etc)

    Writing Task 2 –

    Social media has replaced the traditional methods of communicating and people use more and more of social media to communicate and to follow news and events. Some people think the disadvantages outweigh the disadvantages. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages and give your opinion with examples.

    Thank you Liz for your training. <3

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 If you want to re-produce your writing task 1 on paper, please email it to me 🙂

      • Hi Liz,

        For sure. I would love to do that. May I have your email address? I will draft it out and send it to you.
        – Madhu

    • Ana Rita Chambel Pinheiro says:

      I had exactly the same questions in my exame, which was on the same day but in Portugal. Liz, is there any possibility for you to share a type answer for these two tasks?
      Thank you Liz

  99. Lovejeet says:

    Hi Liz,

    General training, New Delhi.


    Letter to manager that you have forgotten important documents in a taxi.

    Details of taxi.
    Why document was important to you.
    What action di you want manager to take.

    People plan their activities in free time.
    Other disagree. Discuss both. And give your opinion.

    Ques about work or student?
    What kind of training is required for your job?
    Will training be required in future?
    What are the different type of meals you eat.
    How eating habbits has been changed since your childhood.

    Cue card.
    Situation about when you did something and you received a positive feedback.

    Why feedbacks are important?
    How do u give feedback to adult.
    How popular people live in your country.
    What kind of people are famous in your country.

    Liz, thanks for your support in everything you do. Wanted to confirm. I have made a major mistake in writing task 2.
    Topic was about planning activities in free time which i mentioned above however i misunderdtood the topic and wrote about how to plan for future activities in free time. i. e. Planning for furture such as marriage, kids education etc. Will i fail the exam completely because i have written off topic although i have written a good essay but in a completely different topic. Pls advise. I am worried.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your writing task 2 is marked on four criteria. Only one of the criteria will relate to being on task and relevancy. This means your score will be affected in that marking criterion and the other three criteria will not be affected. It will have an impact on your score, of course, but how much will depend on your score in the other areas as well as in task 1.

  100. Academic
    March 24,2018

    Hi Liz,
    You’re awesome with all of the great assistance you’ve been given to IELTS candidates all over the world.

    Speaking topics:

    The area where you stay: Do you like it? Why? Are you planning to move to another area in the future? Why?
    Gifts: When are gifts usually given in your culture? What was the last gift you received? Have you been given a gift that you didn’t like? What did you do?
    Your favorite wild animal and why
    Your favorite school subject and why
    How is English taught in your country
    Suggestions regarding any new subject that should be taught in schools in your country
    Role of schools and parents in education

    Reading passages:

    Reading passage one: Sources of water in Australia
    Reading passage two: Hibernation
    Reading passage three: Sherlock Holmes and the author Arthur Conan Doyle


    Task one: two pie charts ( The first was showing the percentage of the fresh water on earth and the second was illustrating four sources of fresh water) along with a bar chart describing the amount of renewable water used by several regions globally

    Task two: People around the world use the social media for contacting other people and getting information about different events ( sorry I can’t remember the exact statement but it was about this topic)

    Do you think the advantages of this out-weight the disadvantages?

    Liz I got confused whether task two essay should be an argument essay or advantages/disadvantages essay ):

    That’s all 🙂

  101. 24th March 2018
    Center: Austin,TX

    Speaking Topics:
    PART 1
    1. Where do you live ?
    2. How do you like living there?
    3. How far is the exam centre from your home?
    4. How long have you been living there?
    5. Which is your favorite wild animal and why?
    6. Do you like seeing animals in the zoo?
    7. Do you think children should be exposed to animals?

    PART 2:
    1.Talk about a city/country you would like to move to.
    2. Why do you want to move to this city?
    3. Who told you about this city?

    PART 3:
    1. How can you measure a city/country’s quality of living?
    2. How do you measure job satisfaction?
    3. Would you take a job which pays more or a job you enjoy?
    4. How does salary matter in job satisfaction?

  102. Bhargav Dadhaniya says:

    Hi Liz,

    I want to thank you so much for this wonderful website/blog.
    Test Date: 3/24/2018
    Type: General Training
    Location: Ypsilanti, MI, USA

    -About job vacancy
    -Information regarding park
    -Conversation regarding a School Project and how to gather information from TV channels

    -Multiple Sports Clubs (Write correct letter A-E)
    -Information regarding Liverpool, England (T,F,NG)
    -Lengthy Paragraph of Douglas Fir (British Botanist)

    -1: Write an appreciation letter to a friend with whom you had a meal.
    -2: Some people believe bicycle has lot of advantages whereas others believe bicycle has more disadvantages.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    -Do you work/study
    -Did u take any training for this job
    -Will u take any further training for this job
    -What activities do you do while at home
    -What activities you did with family members when you were in your country
    -Do you think that activities are changed recently

    PART-2 Cue Card
    -Tell me about someone who had just made a decision
    What the decision was
    Who took it
    How it affected him/her

    – Did u tell anyone about this decision

    -Why children are bad in decision making
    -Do u think parents are the best people to educate children for decision making
    -What is the best age to take decisions
    -How decision making differs in young people from children
    -What training should children be given related to job in school

  103. Asmaa Moahmmed says:

    Hi Liz,
    It’s me Asmaa, Software Engineer. First, I’d like to thank you for your efforts. Second, I’d like to share my exam questions, as a sense of gratitude and reward to the benefits I gained from your website, and from others posting their exam questions. I also encourage others to do the same for the sake of our all benefit.
    Track: GT.
    Location: Cairo, Egypt.
    Date: 23rd and 24th March, 2018.

    First Part:
    What is your full name?
    What shall I call you?
    May I see your ID?
    What is the distance between where you live till the exam center?
    What do you like about the place you are living in?
    Have you ever had a part time or a full time job? What?
    Do you like your job? Why?
    What profession you wanted to be when you were young? Why?
    In your country, which profession gives status to people working in? Why?
    When do people give presents?
    What is the last time you received a present? Did you like it? Why?
    Have you ever received a present you did not like? What? Why?
    Are you good at choosing presents? Why?

    Second Part (Cur Card):
    Talk about a popular person you know.
    How did you know him/her?
    What did he do?
    Third Part:
    What do make children more popular than other? Why?
    Are they popular for good or for bad?
    Do children like popular teachers? Why?
    What type of celebrities is there in your country?
    Do you think celebrities are happy? Why?
    What makes some popular people stay longer time more popular than others?

    1. You left your papers in a taxi, write a letter to the manager of the taxi’s company. Including,
    • What are the details of the journey?
    • Why are these papers important?
    • What can he do?
    2. Some people prefer to plan activities for their free time very carefully. Others disagree.
    Discuss both views, and give you opinion.


    Liz, Regarding the essay question, I did write the introduction paragraph where I stated my opinion, 2 body paragraphs, one for each view, and last paragraph where for the conclusion. so I didn’t write a special paragraph for my opinion, actually there were not space left! Do you think, would that be Ok??!

  104. Manju Mohta says:

    Thank you LIZ ,your work has really helped millions of aspirants. I am one of them. I want to thank you from the core of my heart. God bless you and May you be blessed with a healthy long life.
    I had my general test yesterday and today in British council Singapore . Finished all parts.
    Here are the questions:
    Writing task 1 …
    One festival is being celebrated every year in your town and town council has asked people to help for this year’s event. Write a letter to council’s head stating your interest. Must cover thsese points:
    Feed back about last year’s event
    What you can help with
    Some information about the festival.

    Task 2: Some people think that government should take care of disadvantaged people such as umemployed and home less people. Do you agree or disagree?

    Why you choose this job?
    Do you think trainings are important in job?
    Meals? which meal is important for you in a day and why?
    Has trends of shoping changed from past?
    Cur card: Describe a thing you recently bought and you are happy with it.
    Part3: do you like shopping?
    Why is shopping important?
    Why consumerism is changing ? why do people throw away faulty things rather than repairing them?

    It went very well. I will post my results soon. I recommend your advanced writing lessons to all my fellow contestants. Those lessons did wonders.

  105. Hi everyone!

    General IETLS
    Location: Sydney
    Date: 24/03/2018

    Speaking and LRW – all in one go!

    We had our written test first, then reading and then listening. Therefore, I found I had to concentrate really hard on the listening component.

    Writing task 1 (paraphrased, sorry):
    Your town has an annual festival. You want to help this year. Write a letter to the festival
    1) Tell the manger about last year’s festival
    2) Say how you can help
    3) Ask questions about the festival
    Start as ‘Dear Sir or Madam’

    Writing Task 2 (paraphrased, sorry):
    Some believe that it is the responsibility of a government to help all people who are unemployed or homeless.

    Speaking (all paraphrased)
    Part 1:

    Part 2 cue card: An activity you do to keep healthy
    – What is it
    – How often do you do it

    Part 3
    Keeping healthy
    Individual responsibilities
    Government responsibilities

    Liz, like the majority of IELTS test takers who post here, I am a huge fan of you as well. Thank you for your amazing website!!

    You have previously helped me to get good IELTS scores so I decided to use your material this time as well. I require more marks for each component this time than what I’ve managed to get previously.
    Aspects I’ve found particularly useful are;
    1) Recent questions webpage (great for speaking component of the test)
    2) Model answers for writing tasks by you
    3) Advanced writing videos – The best of them all! Worth paying full price though I got it for half-price.
    4) All your free videos

    I was sad to see you had to post an article saying that people have been quite demanding of you recently. I doubt that is the majority because most understand that this is a service that you could easily charge a lot for as IELTS is very popular but, you provide so much for free. You are such a great teacher and please ignore the negative comments and continue your great work.

    All of us IELTS test takers out there really really need you!

  106. Hello Liz, I had my speaking and written test last March 24, 2018 in IDP Manila
    Academic Module
    I am so thankful to you and this website.

    Here are the questions in my speaking test:

    Part 1
    1. What is your name
    2. Where do you live and describe the place where you live
    3.How much time do you travel to work
    4. What do you do on your way to work
    5.How did you travel to work
    6. What is the effect of rain to you
    7. Were you caught in rain without umbrella or raincoat

    Part 2
    Talk about a good parent you know
    How you know him/her
    How does he/she spends time with children
    .Explain why you think that person is a good parent

    Part 3 – Questions about Parenting

    1.Do you think parents need to spend equal amount of time with their children
    2.Do you think parents should allow children to watch tv all they want
    5.How working parents in your country take care of their children

    Wrtting test
    Task 1. Two pie graph that says about the professions in Ashby (a town in UK) and the UK itself.
    Task 2. Agree to what extent: museum and art galleries should show something from their own country or collections from international source.

    This site was such a great help, and it feels good to pay it forward. Thank you again, Liz.

  107. Hi,I just finished the test on 24/03/18 in Malaysia.

    Here are the topics :

    Writing Task 1 – 2 Pie Charts,comparison of types of jobs in Ashby (UK Town) and whole UK

    Writing Task 2- Museums and art galleries should concentrate on local works,not showing the cultures or artworks from other countries.To what extent do you agree?

    Speaking :

    1- Are you student/work?
    2-what is your job?
    3-Do you need any training for your job?
    4-Do you think you need training in future for your job purpose?
    5-What are you doing together with your family during free time in your younger age?
    6-What are you doing together with family when you get older?
    7-Where do you want to travel with your family in future?

    Q2 – Share about your country traditional products

    Q3- Do you think goverment should support our traditional products?
    -How do you think globalization affect tradiotional products?

  108. HI liz,
    First of all thank you for your great services, your website is very helpful.
    Test date: 24/03/2017
    Location : UK

    1-about folk music festival (easy)
    2-about fishing license (I found this really hard ,)
    3-about hiteki statues
    4-don’t remember (but her accent was easy to understand)
    Reading :
    1-Australian water supply
    2-about hibernation
    3-About Sherlock holmes ( very hard and extremely boring)
    Task 1:
    Two pie charts and a bar chart about the amount and types of water in the world
    Task 2:people are using socialmedia on daily basis to keep in touch with others and for news updates.
    Do you think that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

    Speaking :
    Some questions about raining
    Some questions about my preference in travel,like which type of transport I like ,why?
    Cue card: a foreign person who I found interesting
    Part 3
    Questions about working in an international firm with forigners,it’s advantages and disadvantages
    International products :Doble have to buy or not ,why?
    How can we persuade ppl to buy their local products?
    Why ppl like to buy international products?

    Thats all,wish me luck 🙂
    Thanks again.

  109. Hi Liz. Your work is always helpful.
    I really appreciate that!!!
    I just finished my speaking test.
    So I’m gonna share the content of it.


    Full name/Where are you from

    work or study
    About study/major

    Where (a country or city) do you want to live and work
    Why / good point

    What makes the workplace the “good” one
    Which is important, living in a good condition or getting a good job
    Salary is important ?

    I hope this will help 🙂

  110. Liz thank you so much for your advice! Your blog is a great source!
    I’m from Chile. And today 23.03.2018 attended speaking test. Academic.

    1. About yourself. Your city. How long have you been living there and what do you like. And about meals.
    2. Card about someone you know tjat had made a good dessicion.
    3. About parents and children. Mostly related to their own dessicions and how parents influence their thinking.

  111. Nik Chaudhari says:

    module:Academic (british council)


    ●Enjoy an activity with your family member

    ●About Families

    :=》thanks a lot LIZ 😘😘😘….i did some repeatation of sentences….. my LRW is TODAY!!

  112. I had my speaking test today at BC Riyadh KSA.
    part 1
    -What is your name
    -What can I call you
    -Where did you live in ur home country
    -Did u live with family or alone
    -What activity did u do with older family member
    -Did you enjoy these activity
    -What do u do during ur spare time
    -Do u like spending it alone or with family/friends
    -Do u see yourself as an outgoing person

    part 2
    Cue card
    – What are the science subjects you did in secondary school
    -How you enjoyed studying the subject(s)
    -Is your teacher(s) good in the subject(s)
    -What part of the subject(s) did you enjoy the most

    part 3
    Follow up questions:
    -What role do scientific research play in our society
    -How has scientific research benefited our society
    – Should govt. regulate scientific research
    -Do you think research is a good or bad thing
    -How can scientist stop global warming
    -What are the negative effect of global warming

    Thanks so much LIZ, you are one in a million.

  113. Date : 24th of March , 11am
    Model : academic
    British council Egypt – Pyramisa hotel

    Part 1
    How old are you?
    What are you studying?
    Why did you choose mathematics? (as I have answered I am studying maths)
    What do you like about this course?
    How far is your college from where you live?
    How do you get there?
    Was it easy to come here today?
    What do you usually do on your way?
    What does your name mean in your language ?
    Why were you named this name?
    Are names like your name popular in your country?
    What do people normally do after naming a child?

    Part 2
    Talk about an interesting person from another country that you have met or heard about
    Who is the person
    What makes him interesting
    How did you meet him

    Part 3
    -Does making friends from different country help you learn about the country’s culture?
    -Do you think people should read about countries before they visit the country?
    -Some people just go to country without reading about it , what are the pros and cons of that?
    -Do you believe that events such as sport events help countries cooperate?
    -Do you think differences between countries hinder cooperation?

    Those are the questions I was asked today in my test (as far as I can remember) . wish you all good luck in your exam

  114. Hello Liz. I want to say a big thanks for this blog.
    I just completed my speaking test.
    Academic UKVI
    British Council – Ghana

    PART 1
    What’s your name
    Where do you come from
    How far is it from where you are staying to this place
    Is sleep important for the body
    How long do you sleep
    How long do the elderly needs to sleep
    What do you do before you sleep

    Cue card
    Describe a television program you watch
    You should say why you like watching that program
    Whom you watch it with
    Where you watch it

    PART 3
    Questions related to News and the media.

    Thanks once I again Liz. I really appreciate your lessons. I pray you get well soon.

  115. Shifali Duggal says:

    Hello Liz,
    I just finished my speaking exam.

    DATE: 22 MARCH 2018

    My questions were as below:
    Part 1-
    a. Where do you reside currently?
    B. Why are you living there?
    C. How long you have been living there?
    D. What’s good about your place?
    E. How do you think exercise is important?
    F. Do you do exercise?
    G. What sort of physical activities you used to do during schood time?
    H. Do people do physical activities these days?
    I. Will people do exercises in future?
    J. Any outdoor physical activity you did in childhood?
    K. Where do you like to go for outdoor activities?

    Part 2-
    Tell about an unsual meal you had.
    – what did you have?
    -where did you have it?
    -who was with you when you had it?

    Part 3-
    1. What do you like to have same dish again?
    2. Are people having more junk food these days?
    3. Which is better home food or junk food?
    4. Is home food quality also deterorating these days? How?
    5. Why people like to go to restaurants?
    6. Difference in home food and restaurant food
    7. Is the amount paid on restaurant food justified?

    Thanks Liz for your videos. Keeping my fingers crossed for a positive result.

    I have a small query, I guess I hardly spoke for 1 minute on my cue card. I tried to say what all I could say with respect to the topic. How much will that effect my score?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It’s a shame to speak for only 1 min in part 2 because it is your chance to show that you can speak at length. However, your score is based on your overall performance over the whole test, so the impact will depend on your performance in part 1 and part 3.

  116. RAGI, kerala says:

    Thank you LIZ for your gr8 effort . you are doing really good and helpful

    i did my speaking today,so i think it will be helpful to others, to know about recent questions

    1st part
    was about rain and holiday

    cue card
    a person who live in an another country

    3rd part was
    MNC related questions and is it necessary to know about another country before planning to move there

  117. Hi here i am listing the speaking exam ive just finished in Jordan 22/March/2018.

    Do you make friends on your work
    Do you use dictionaries how frequent
    Electronic or paper dictionaries
    About writing dictionaries
    Do u like long distance travel. Why
    Do u like to travel by planes

    Part 2:
    Popular person you know
    How? Why he/she is popular
    ……. etc

    Part 3:

    Why some kids at school are more popular than others
    Do u believe popular kids have more friends at school
    Do u think teachers must be popular
    Do u feel popular people more happy in life

    Thats what I remember!
    Thanks alot for this helpful site 🤗🤗

  118. Hi Liz,
    I had finished my speaking test on 21st March at Pune,India

    Section 1:
    Do you work/study?
    What is your role in your work?
    Training required for your job?
    What is the meaning of your name?
    Do you think names in your culture has meaning associated with them?
    Any common/popular name in your country?
    What do people do to give a name to the baby?
    Appointment or given time while meeting someone is important to maintain?
    In your country, people keep appointment time?
    What have you done when you reached early at the appointment?

    Sec 2: Cue Card:
    Describe the book you read recently.
    -What is was about
    -why you like it

    Do you read ancient books?Explain why it is exciting?

    Section 3:
    What kind of books do people read in your country?
    Is it good and how it will help to children if we allow them to read books
    Young and old people read the same type of books?
    How trend is changed of people reading books
    Advantage and disadvantage of History/ancient books

    I tried my best to recall the question and mentioned here.

    In the last question about the disadvantage of a history book, I was unable to give answer.,will it affect my score greatly?

    I have LRW test on 24th March.

    All the best to everyone.

  119. Prathija says:

    Hi Liz,

    I have completed my speaking test yesterday. I would like to thank you for generously helping me to prepare well for the speaking test. I was less confident about answering cue card, but I was able to perform well since I prepared all the common topics and recent exam questions posted by you.

    I would like to share the questions which I answered

    Part 1
    1.Tell me about your hometown
    2.Do you work or study?
    3.How do travel to work?
    4.How much time it takes for you to travel to work?
    5.What skills you require in your job?
    6.Do you think it is necessary to upskill yourself for your job?
    7.How did you travel to the test center now?

    Part 2
    Talk about a good parent you know
    a.Who it is?
    b.How you know him/her?
    c.How does he/she spends time with children?
    d.Explain why you think that person is a good parent

    Part 3 – Questions about Parenting

    1.Do you think the amount of time children spend with their parents is reducing when compared to the past?
    2.Do you think children need to spend more time with their parents?
    3.Do you think children should spend equal amount of time with both of their parents?
    4.Do you think parents making children watching TV is ok?
    5.How does working parents in your country take care of their children?

    I just have two more days left for my listening reading and writing test.I’m finding difficulty in answering multiple choice questions with long answers as options in the listening test. Can you please suggest some strategies to perform well in such questions, especially the section 3 in listening is quite difficult to listen as the speech is in a fast pace.

    Once again, thank you so much for your tutorials.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The main key to MC listening questions is spotting paraphrases and focusing on key words. You can jot down ideas or words if you want. You can underline key words. All questions come in order so use key words to help guide you. Do plenty of full practice tests at home.

  120. Hello Liz,
    Today I sat for my Speaking Test for the Academic Module in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Part 1 Topic:
    1. Are you a student or working?
    2. Where do you work?
    3. What type of relationship do you have with the people you work with?
    4. Do you enjoy your work?
    5. Are dictionaries useful?
    6. What type of dictionaries do you use?
    7. How will you feel if someone gifted you a dictionary?
    Part 2
    Describe a memorable photograph
    – who took it?
    – where was it taken?
    – why do you like the picture?

    Part 3:
    1. Do you think it is important to print out the pictures?
    2. Do you prefer taking pictures using a camera or mobile phones?
    3. Do you think it is essential to have a camera on your mobile?
    4. Do you like seeing pictures on the screen or printed out?
    5. How will you rate the quality of pictures now and the ones from before?

    Thank you for all the tips and advice you provide. I have my reading, writing and listening exam on the 24th of March. I will post the questions once I am done with the test.

  121. Eman ahmed says:

    Hi liz. I have just finished my speaking test now. I think overall i done good but I want to ask and share my test. First, I have once read that it’s available to ask for changing 2nd part topic. But hen I had asked him he refused. Could you plz say to me if it is available or not?
    Second. Part 3 was having enormous question about the space tourism? When I asked him about what do you mean about that? He told me travel for London distance and then I answered. But he returned to say I mean the space not distance😯.. nevertheless, I reanswered it good. Plz what’s you feedback on that?
    Part 1 questions,
    How I use the Internet and computer
    Do you prefer reading online or buying news
    Unpopular place in your country not visited by tourists.
    Related question, how often you meet your friends there?
    Part 3
    Tourism:why do elder tourism love enormous places to visit
    Should government adverbs free place to tourism in order to attract them.
    Finally, what do know about space tourism? Which I think is that enormous question I refereed to it up.
    Waiting your precious feedbacks to my questions

  122. Hello,

    I had my Speaking test today, (20th Mar), at Pune , India .

    Section 1
    1. whats the meaning of your name ? Do you think names in your culture have meaning associated with them
    2. Are there any common names in your culture ?
    3. Do people do anything specific when deciding a name or naming a baby
    4. what do you think influences / decides the names in a culture.
    5. Do you like rains ? Why not ?
    6. have you been caught in rains without raincoat / umbrella
    7. Do you think rains affect the behaviour of people

    Section 2 (Cue Card)
    Describe a what kind of furniture do you have at home ?
    a. How do you decide which one to buy
    b. Who decides what to buy ?

    Follow up question – Do your friends like the furniture in your house

    Section 3
    1. Do you think people spend a lot on furnitures these days ?
    2. Why do they do so ?
    3. What are the different materials that furniture is made of ?
    4. What do you think are the qualities that a designer (stylist / fashion designer) should posses to be successful ?

    Thanks Liz for your tips in preparing for the IELTS. About to write my LRW on Sat, 24th March.

    Wish everyone here goodluck with their tests !!

  123. Hi Liz,

    I had my speaking test on 19th March 2018 in Sharjah UAE – Category – GT

    Part 1:
    – Full name
    – Where are you from
    – Is there a meaning of your name
    – Where do you live in your country and tell more about it
    – how do children are named in your country
    – Have you ever been on boats/ships
    – How do you feel about it
    – Would you like to own a boat in the future.

    Part 2
    Speak about your idea of a perfect home.
    – where will it be
    – how will it be
    – what would you do to make it perfect
    – what would you feel about it

    Part 3
    – What are the impacts people have when the select a house
    – Does locations where people live represent their personalities
    – What kind of personalities people have living on a countryside
    – Why people choose to live on posh areas

    I feel overall it went fine. I have L,R and W tests on 24th. I am hoping for the best 🙂 A million thanks to you for creating such a wonderful site for IELTS prep

  124. Govinder says:

    My exam was on 20th march
    1.Some question about …work and traning activities and ur daily outside activity
    Describe a interesting place where tourists do not visit?
    Where is is?
    When u visit here?
    Why people dislike to visit here
    Why it is interesting
    About that place
    Environment in that place.

  125. Prince
    test centre- idp,dhaka
    module- Academic
    date- 20/03/2018
    part 1-
    what’s ur name
    Do u work or study
    do have friends at ur workplace

    what outdoor activities do u do
    which activities did u like most when u were a kid

    Are there many advertisements these days.
    Can u remember any adverts when u were a child
    do u usually buy anything after seeing TV commercials
    do u like advertising products by celebrities

    Cue card-
    An activity u do with older family members in ur family
    -what’s the activity
    -how often do u do
    -how many days u have been doing for
    why it’s intersting to u?
    Follow up question- when did u do that activity last?
    Part 3 –
    what are the outdoor activities people usually do in ur country.
    do they go for family picnic these days?
    what’s the importance of such activities

    do people give enough time to their kids,why
    how they manage child care when they work outside
    Did both of the parents worked outside in the past
    what are the benefits of grandparents if they stay with their grandchildren?

  126. Date: 20th March 2018
    Venue: Delhi
    Exam: GT

    Part 1
    Full Name
    What should I call you?
    Do you Work or currently studying.
    Did you get training for the work you are doing currently in your office?
    Does rainy weather makes you happy?
    How can rain change moods of people?
    What are the set of activities that you do with your family?
    What are the activities that you have done with your family in your childhood?
    Do you feel that there is change in the way you spend time with your family now?

    Part 2
    Describe a person you would like to know or already know from another country.

    Part 3 – Related questions to part 2
    -Have you lived in a different country?
    -Do you think that it is important to know the culture and traditions of a different country before visiting?
    -Is it important to know/read about a country before visiting
    and many other questions.

  127. I had my speaking test for IELTS Academic today (19/03/2018) at Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have done the IELTS general last year and scored 7.5 for speaking. However, I found the test today a bit rushed and even though I was given a simple topic, it was some what complex for me to gather my thoughts.

    Thank you Liz for your amazing lessons. I only followed your web site this time and the knowledge I earnt is priceless.

    Here are the questions asked from me as far as I remember. (Paraphrased of course! 🙂 )

    Part 1:

    1. Do you work or study?
    2. Do you have friends at work?
    3. Do you think friends at work place are better than your childhood friends? why is that?
    4. What are your work hours?

    Part 2:

    Describe an activity you would like to do with the elder people in your family.
    a) what is the activity?
    b) when did you do it?
    c) when are you planning to do it again.

    and how does that make you feel.

    Part 3:

    1. Do you think both parents working has an impact on a child?
    2. How important is it to child to grow up in an extended family or with grand parents.
    3. Do you think teenagers respect elders in present world.

    This is as far as I remember guys. Wishing all of you all the best!

    – Madhu

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Glad my lessons have been useful 🙂

      • Truly grateful Liz.

        And there were three more questions in part 01, remembered only last night when I was drifting to sleep. 😀

        a) what is your favourite wild animal?
        b) do you have any pets? and did you have any when you were a child?
        c) would you encourage children to see animals in zoos?

  128. Hi Liz,

    Test Date: 03.03.2018,
    Test Location : Hyderabad, India.
    Module General Training

    Writing Task 1:
    You have celebrated your uncle’s 90th birthday at a restaurant recently,write to the hotel manager
    How it was a special day for your gathering
    Who all attended the event
    Describe how one of their staff member helped you on time

    Writing Task 2:
    Some people spend a lot of money on sports and cultural events
    Is it good or bad

    What is your name
    Where do you stay
    How far is the place from the test center
    what interesting places you have at your place
    Do people still show interest on historical places and public parks

    Describe about an interesting person who is most popular

    What is it makes him popular
    What does he do
    What do you think is interesting in him like qualities

    Sec 3:
    Why do most people these days try to follow someone rather than lead
    What is your inspiration
    Have you inspired anyone and how
    What takes to be a popular person
    Do popular people have free time to spend for themselves , are they happy or sad
    and some more questions on inspirational and popular people’s influence on children

    Thank you very much Liz for the valuable content on your website. Writing from your website has helped me to easily frame and address the task given especially the writing task 2 videos.Tips in other modules are really informative. Your technique for practising speaking at home explained in one of the videos has helped me a lot.

    I scored LRWS 8, 9, 7.5,7
    Thank you very much for this wonderful website

  129. Hi Liz,

    My speaking test was today.

    For Part 1, I got to answer about my self, my work, do I like travelling…
    For Part 2, I got the topic to speak about a piece of Technology (not Comp.) that I use. Why I use it daily? Advantages.
    For Part 3, the follow-up questions were mostly about computers; whether it has made our life easier, simpler, our life before it..

    I hope it benifit others.

  130. Anastasia says:

    Hi Liz!
    First of all, thank you so much for what you are doing! It helped me a lot!!!
    I had my ielts on March, 15 and 16 (speaking part), Moscow.
    Part 1
    What is my full name?
    How did you get here?
    Where are you living? How long?
    How often do you use your phone?
    What is your favorite app?
    Can you create a new app?
    What app do you what to have?

    Part 2
    An historical event
    Why it is important
    When and where was it
    What is you attitude to it

    Part 3
    Many people think that young people don’t pay attention on history. Why/why not.
    Many people tend to watch historical films rather than traveling to historical places. Why/why not. I mentioned BBC, so he asked me about BBC.
    Why people should learn history?
    Why people travel for a long distances?

  131. Abhilasha says:

    My writing topics for General Module (3rd March, 2018)
    Task 1. Write a letter to a hotel thanking them for a party of an elderly person you hosted in their hotel which was a huge success. Also special mention to some specific hotel staff to be given.
    Task 2. Some People spend heavily on watching live cultural and sports events. Do you think it is good or bad?

    My speaking topics
    Do you work or study?
    Do you have friends at work?

    Regarding sleeping habits,
    Regarding elders of the family staying together/nearby. Pros and Cons. What your friends think about this?
    What do you like the most about spending time with elders? How do children like to spend time with elders? Is it different for young children and teenagers? Which do you think is better, spending time with them indoors or outdoors?
    Share Some unusual meal you had and something about it?

  132. Nimmy Lloyd says:

    I completed my IELTS Academic module test with Speaking on 28th Feb 2018 and LRW test on 3rd March 2018 at Kochi, India.

    Do you work or study?
    How do you commute to work?
    How did you reach here today? Did you face any problems on the way?
    Do you like rain?
    Can you share an experience when you got drenched by the rain?
    Why do some people like rain?

    Describe your dream house.

    Different types of houses in your country
    Differences between houses of old times and now.
    What are the problems faced while building a house.

    Two pie charts one with reasons for people leaving UK and other one with reasons for people coming and settling in UK

    Task 2-
    Government is going to provide free public transportation facilities 24/7 to reduce the traffic congestion. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  133. Harman sandhu says:

    Today I have done my test
    Academic moga India
    Writing task 1
    Chart show about adults with education at high school level in 6 countries in 2010
    Writing task 2
    Some people think that robots are important for humans future development others think that robots have negative effect on society
    Discuss both views and give your opinion
    Speaking test
    Part 1
    What study u do?
    In which time u like to do study morning or evening?
    You take help from your friends or not about study ?
    What is your favorite wild animal?
    Do you have any pet?
    What type of writing do you write ?
    Do you prefer typing or by hand ?
    What writing will change in near future ?
    Part 2
    Cue card
    Describe a special day u celebrate but don’t spent much money
    Part 3
    Mostly ques related to people enjoyment

    Passage 2 easy
    Passage 1 and 3 difficult
    Thanks Liz for ur tips 😊

    Colombo/ Sri Lanka

    Part1: Summarize a bar chart of the percentage of adults who are having high school level education in 6 countries in the year 2010. Data were given in two age groups 25-34 and 55-64.

    Part2: Some people believe that robots are important for humans to develop their future while some think that it is a dangerous invention that will impact the society negatively.

    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    SPEAKING (13.03.2018)
    Part 1:
    1. Do you work or study?
    2. What do you do?
    3. Do you prefer to read news on the internet or in newspapers? why?
    4. Do you read the international news? is it important?
    5. Do you worry about getting late when going to an event?
    6. Do you think the time was less important 10 years ago?

    Part 2:
    An interesting book you read

    Part 3:
    1. Does reading fiction help children to develop?
    2. Do you prefer to watch movies based novels rather than reading books?
    3. Movies based on novels are often said to be not as good as books. Do you agree?
    4. Do movies based on novels encourage children to read more?
    5. Is it important to read history novels?
    6. Are there any drawbacks?

    Thank you Liz for the important lessons and tips. It helped me a lot.

  135. Somiya Bhandari says:

    1.Are you a student or do you work?
    2.Why are you interested in computer science?
    3.In IELTS ,which part do you find interesting?
    PART 2
    Describe a book which you have recently read.
    PART 3
    1.What type of books do people in your country prefer to read?
    2.Which types of book are famous among younger and older people in your country?Do they differ?
    2.Is it interesting to watch a movie after reading book or reading a book after watching movie?
    3.Movies dont consist of all the parts of a book. What are the reasons behind it?
    Today in this test i answered all the questions and when i was answering my answer (i guess i spoke more)she didn’t listen my whole answer and she asked other questions and the same thing happens.Does this mean the questionare didn’t like my answer? Am i getting less score?
    Thank you LIZ:)

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner decides when to ask new questions. The examiner does not need to hear a whole answer. It does not reflect your score – it’s a natural part of the test.

  136. Nikunj kapuriya says:

    Academic module on 12th march 2018, vadodara, India

    Speaking Part-1, Questions related to Hometown and significant of name

    Part-2, Talk about the thing you just bought and you are happy about it.
    Explain why you bought it,
    Why you selected this product,
    from where you purchase it,
    and explain why are so happy about that,

    Part-3, Questions related shopping choices between rich and poor people.

    Thanks a lot Liz for serving an extraordinary guidance about IELTS.

  137. Yamu Aryal says:

    IELTS Speaking
    13th March, 2018
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Where are you from? Describe you town/city.

    Part 1
    Have you been in a boat?
    Status of boat as transportation medium in your country.
    Would you like to own one? why/why not?

    Part 2
    Describe a situation where you received positive feedback
    Who gave the feedback?
    Why you received that possitive feedback?

    Part 3
    How important is public recognition?
    Does everyone want public recognition?
    Explain a situation where people give false positive feedback.
    Advantage of positive feedback?
    What about negative feeeback?
    How people take positive feedback compared to negative feedback?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I had the same question in Karachi Pakistan. 🙂 thanks Liz for your support

    • Hi,
      Could someone give me some possible answers,for part 3 speaking on this topic of public recognition.I was keen to know how to answer this type of question.

    • Academic
      Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

      Writing task1:
      Pie chart of a high school education in Nancy counties which are China ,USA ,Russia and Germany.

      Writing task 2 :
      Robot some argu it will assist human in invention and development while other said it has a negative effect . Discuss both views and support them with your opinion.

      Reading : plant genetic

    • Catalina says:

      I had exactly the same questions on 20th January

  138. Academic module,
    Date: 10th March, 2018
    Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Section1: A person calling for a information about her holiday apartment which she rented ( useful things inside the house, and other activities outside)
    Section2: Library mapping section ( given map)
    Section3: 2 students having a meeting with professor about academic essays
    Section4: Academic lecture (couldn’t remember what it was about)

    Task 1: A given table about donation to developing-countries from charities from USA, EU and other countries
    Task 2: When designing building the intended use of the building should be taken into account as important rather than the outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  139. Academic Gujarat Surat 10-3-2018
    writing Task 1- Process diagram about sheep’s wool processing
    writing Task 2- “Some individual do activities which are consider as crime and anti-social, society as a whole should be blamed for their activities”
    what are the causes of anti-social activities?
    Who are responsible for their Anti-social behavior?

    My speaking test is on 13th March.

    A Big Thank you to you Liz from my side as I learned a lot from your website and videos.

  140. Academic module
    Speaking cue card:
    what do you do to stay healthy.?
    Discussion on responsibility of government on people’s health and so on.
    1.On a health studio
    2. Lecturer giving advice to student on her assignment
    3. On an aquarium
    1. About Australian dentist jobs in rural
    3.About current status of English language in different countries.
    1.Flow chart on wool manufacturing
    2.Some people tend to behave anti-social and also do crimes, is the society to blame. What are the causes. Who is responsible explain with examples.
    P.S : Hey Liz thanks a lot for making our life’s easy. That’s a great job your doing out there by being a mentor to so many. Take care of your health. Hope you get well soon
    ( I did a very very dumb mistake, I had very less time for my task 1 approx.¹²mins .. and I don’t paragraph it into 3 but to few sentences each step:( how badly will it affect my score, my word count and lexicals are all good in my essay and report) can I still get 7 in writing? Do reply when free:) TIA

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Not having paragraphs affects your score for the marking criterion of Coherence and Cohesion. It is not possible to predict a score at all. Good luck!

  141. Academic Test
    10/03/2018, Kyoto, Japan


    Part 1
    -what’s ur full name,
    -do you work or study,
    -at what time of the day do you work the most effectively,
    -do you use phone or computer frequently,
    -do you use applications,
    -what’s the most popular application in your country,
    -is there any application that you want to have,
    -will you design the application;

    Part 2
    -describe a toy you used to have as a child, who gave it to you, with whom did you play it with;

    Part 3
    -do you have many toys,
    -what should be considered when buying toys for children,
    -should children be allowed to choose toys by themselves,
    -why do parents buy a lot of toys for their children,
    -do you think there is a connection between toy industry and cartoon film industry,
    -is it good for children to play with toys.

    Thank you Liz

  142. Academic test :
    9/3/18, Oslo, Norway
    Speaking test
    Part -1
    1. What is your name ?
    2. Do you work or study?
    3. Do you like to write about something ?
    4. Do you like hear music ?
    5. What kind of music you like ?
    Part- 2
    A ideal or perfect vacation. When ? Where? And with whom ?
    1. Do you like to prepare everything before you travel ?
    2. Employees should take time away from work. Do you agree or Disagree
    3. Does Employers give time away from work for employees?
    Thank you so much Liz. Get well soon 🙂

  143. Sadman Ahmed says:

    I appeared for speaking test today. IDP-BANGLADESH. My questions were :
    1.How is the environment of your office, do you work or study, where are you from?
    2.TV programme-Cue card
    3.What types of TV shows do people in your country watch? Should children watch TV?Why are young people fascinated with western culture?
    My exam was on 3 March. Writing was : letter to a hotel manager and essay was : Is concert going good or bad thing.
    You are an amazing teacher liz. My spouse got CLB10 by following your instruction and by following this website I had a good exam. I wish you all the best for your health. Please ignore any negativities (0.1%) from the ignorant people. Everyone I know thinks you are legendary 🙂

  144. Sashidhar says:

    Academic Module
    Hyderabad, India
    speaking test

    work or study?
    good time to work?
    why so?
    do you have friends ?
    why so?
    questions about dictionaries…
    questions about mobile apps…
    cue card: describe an event that you recently celebrated…
    discussion on personal events/national events …

  145. Academic ,9th Feb,2018,Hongkong British council

    1.What is your name?
    2.Could you tell me typical food of your country?
    3.Do you like your country typical food ?Why?
    4.Is restaurants food or home cook food are better and why?
    5.Why do you think people like restaurant food a lot nowadays?
    6.Do more people in your country do exercise than before?
    7.Do you think exercise is needed 10 years ago?
    TASK 2
    Describe an unusual food you had….
    1What was the occasion.
    2Who are there?
    3.Why is that unusual?

    Tail question;
    1.Did you tell this to anybody?


    1.What is the relation between the healthy food and exercise?
    2.Is cooking food in restaurants and home are different?

    Thank you Liz for your valuable lesson.I have 1 question,in task 2 I spoke clearly and fluently more than 1 minute and I concluded very well and stopped but the examiner said that ,”Could you speak more,please?,then I started speaking without pause and clear voice with all grammar correct,conditional,complex structure and more adjectives and vocabulary .When I was speaking 4-5 ,sentences she stopped me.

    I am just curious that what would happen if a student speaks with all the information provided with additional sentence added for more than 1 minute (approx 1min and 10 sec let say).

    Hope this make someone exam helpful.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 You do not need to cover all the points on your cue card – that is not your aim. Speaking only 1 mins 12 secs isn’t a good way to demonstrate fluency, but your score is based on your overall performance in all parts.

    • 10th March 2018
      Task1:Bar diagram about the donations given by charities to 3 different countries (USA,European countries and Other countries).

      Task2:While building buildings more emphasis shall be given to its use rather than its external decoration.To what extent do you agree or disagree?

  146. IELTS exam Sydney 3rd march:

    Speaking: A habit which keeps you healthy.
    1. What is the habit
    2. How it impact your health
    3. Will you prefer for others.

    Writing : You recently visited a museum with your old friend and observed some difficulties when walking to museum. Write a letter to the museum management and describe the problems.
    1. Introduce yourself
    2. What are the problems
    3. What implementations can be done to fix the problems.

    Writing task 2:
    Some people believe that sleeping is only the relaxing method which allows people to get enough relief. Others believe that physical activities such as playing games and exercises also provide enough relaxation. Discuss both views and provide your opinion

  147. Mahmoud Bayoumi says:

    Academic Test :
    8/3/2018, Egypt, Dokki
    Speaking Test
    1-What is your name?
    2-Do you work or study?
    3-What is your favorite wild animal ?why?
    4-Have you been to a zoo before?
    5-Do you have friends from your work?
    6-What are the qualities of your friends?
    7-Do you get up early?
    8- What is the best time you prefer to work?
    9-Do older people need much time of sleeping more than children?
    cue card
    Describe a successful sportsman?
    1-What is your favorite sport?
    2-What is the most common sport in your country?
    3-What are the qualities of a good sportsman?
    4-Should a sportsman follow a special system of food?
    5- Is that a good thing in your country to be a sportsman?
    6-Is it easy to discover the talent of the child at an early age?
    my written exam will be on Saturday and I will share it when I will do it

  148. Date- 3/03/2018
    General training
    Brisbane, Australia

    Writing task 1- You took an elderly friend, who was not able to walk properly, to a museum and he faced many problems. Write a letter to the manager to let him know about the problems faced and what can be done to avoid those problems.

    Writing task 2- Some people think that rest and sleep are the best methods to relax while others think that it can be done by involving in some activities like sports. Do you agree or disagree and give your view?

    Speaking- Cue card- Describe about a successful sportsman

    Reading was quite easy. First time I got two passages with only to fill up the blanks (one word only). There were just a few 7-8 T/F/NG and didn’t get any headings finding in any of the passages.

  149. March-5th -Speaking-General-Bengaluru

    Talk about a rule that was applied in your school?

    Thank you so much Liz for everything 🙂

  150. Omidij Moyinolorun says:

    Hi liz
    Had my speaking test yesterday (05/03/18) in Nigeria.
    Module ; Academics.
    PART 1
    -Are you a student or working
    -Where do you work
    -What time of the day do you prefer to work
    -Do you interact well with people at work
    -Do you write regularly
    -Do you prefer typing to writing.
    -What form of outdoor activity do you carry out regularly
    -Describe an outdoor activity you had as a child

    PART 2 (Cue card)
    – Describe an important river/lake in your country
    you should say
    what is this river called
    how long/big it is
    explain why it is important

    PART 3
    – Talk about job opportunities provided by river/lake
    -Disadvantages of water transport
    -Tourism prospect of water bodies
    -How human activities affect water bodies etc.

    That’s all i can remember for now. My parts 1& 2 were OK but i am not satisfied with my responses in part 3, i think it was inadequate. Hoping for the best though.
    Thanks for all your lessons. Get well soon.

  151. Aditya PRASAD PATRO says:

    Hi Liz,
    I appeared for my IELTS Speaking test today.
    Test Centre:Pune India

    What is your name?
    Where are you from?
    What do you do? Do you work or study?
    What training had you taken for the job?
    Do you plan to take any training for your job in future.
    Tell me about a furniture you have in your house.
    What is the furniture?
    What is it made of?
    Why do you like it?
    Do your friends like your furniture?
    Part :3
    Who decides to buy a furniture ina family in your country according to colour or type?
    What occassion do people generally buy furnitures in your country?
    Is there a deference when you buy a furniture for office and home?
    Let’s talk about design.
    In case of designing work for example in fashion design what is required to be a good designer.

    Are Architectures in need of creativity while designing?
    What is creativity?

  152. Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for creating such an informative website. Your website really helped me especially, in the writing task 2 and I had prepared your list of common questions. Thanks once again for all your efforts.

    I took my test on 03/03/2018, Location – USA, GT

    Speaking: Part 1:

    Do you work or study?
    Which time of the day you enjoy the most?
    How you keep yourself fit?
    What activities you did to keep yourself fit, when you were in school?
    What activities you will do in future to keep yourself healthy?
    Do you like to sleep? How many hours of sleep you require?
    Do you do anything to impose sleeping?
    What is your opinion about sleeping during the day?
    Do you think older people require less sleep?

    Part 2: Cue card:

    Describe your idea of a perfect vacation?
    – Where would it be?
    – Whom would you go there with?
    – What would you do there?
    And explain why it would be a perfect vacation.

    Part 3:

    – What planning needs to be done before taking vacation?
    – What are the important things to consider before taking vacation?
    – Is culture important criteria for taking the vacation?
    – What benefits will the employee have if they take vacation?
    – What benefits will the employer have if they give vacation packages to their employees?
    – In what ways a person will come to know about the culture if they are planning to visit your country?

  153. Nethmini says:

    Academic 03/03/2018 Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Speaking part 1
    where do you live?
    Do you think it is an interesting place to live?
    What type of music do you like?
    has it changed over the time?

    Speaking part 2
    Describe about an unusual food that you had.
    When did you eat it
    Where did you eat it
    With who you had the meal

    Some have got the topic related to customs and traditions

  154. Type of Test: General
    Date: 03/03/2018
    Location: USA

    About yourself, your hometown
    Your daily travel, travelling time
    Boat trip, Do people in your country often travel with boat, would you love to own a boat.
    Foreign famous personality you met.
    Best way to learn about foreign country.

    Write a letter to your manager to apologies for being late.
    Describe why were late.
    Describe the issue.
    What step you take to correct the problem.
    Do you believe that dangerous sports should be ban? Do you agree or disagree.

  155. Omm Yara says:

    Hi Liz and everyone,

    I really thank you for the effort and time you are spending to help us.

    YOUR ADVANCED WRITING TASK 2 LESSONS ARE AMAZING . You are explaining every single point in detail . I purchased the 3 VIDEOS 4 months ago , when it was not discounted yet and I am pleased to tell you that it really worth its price.

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

    Regarding my exam,
    Date : 3\3\2018
    Type : General Training
    City : Khobar – Saudi Arabia

    My Speaking was on 1\3\2018
    It was super easy
    Part 1 :
    Do you work or study?
    What is your major?
    Why did you choose it?
    Did you enjoy studying it?
    Do you like rainy weather?
    what do you feel when it rains?
    How long do you usually spend in transporting?
    What is the type of transportation you usually use?
    How was your trip to get here?

    Part 2 :
    Talk about a person you appreciate from another country ( either you personally know or heared about)
    Who is that person ?
    How did you know him ?
    What makes him special ?

    Part 3 : (I can’t remember the exact Qs )
    What would you benefit from living in another country?
    Do you Think that having friends from different countries would contribute in understand that country’s culture?
    What are the advantages and disadvantages from working in an international company ? ( Hard Q)

    I took the exam for Listening , Reading , Writing Skills was on Saturday 3\3\2018


    Section 1 :
    Registration Form >> you need to write an address (59 something),a code containing letters and numbers and two other numbers( phone number and fees $120,000 ) , Practice writing numbers, b\c one of the numbers was not stated as 1 5 2 3 7 , they are said it as fifteen , two hundreds and thirty seven …etc … Practice , Practice

    Section 2 : ( Horse Racing Club)
    Multiple choice and Labeling a map ,

    Section 3 : I can not remember it at all , Sorry
    I remember I wrote ” reference” in one of the blanks << "reference" has only one "f"

    Section 4 🙁 fill in the blanks) a lecture about insects and the advantage of adding it to the animals diet ( of something like that ) . the ways of growing it , bla bla bla

    Reading : ( Super easy ) except matching headings in section 3

    Types of Qs in the Reading section is : T\F\NG , Matching an information the paragraph it belongs to , Matching heading to the correct paragraph ( section 2 and 3 )

    Matching Heading in Section 3 was really challenging

    Writing :

    Task 1 (super super easy ) :
    The Q was something like :
    You arranged and celebrated a 90th Birthday Party for one of your relatives in a hotel.
    Write a letter to the manager of that hotel. ( formal)
    Describe the party.
    State why the elderly guests were happy during the party.
    Tell him about one of the employees who helped you during the celebration.

    Task 2 : ( was easy but I was not prepared for this type of essays )
    Some People spend a lot of money to get tickets for sporting and cultural events.
    Is it good or bad to do so ?
    Give reasons and write examples .

    I hope everyone can benefit for my comment .
    I would really appreciate if you reply on my comment telling me that it was useful.
    It took me too much time remembering the Qs and writing this comment.

    Good luck with your test and I Wish you all the best.

  156. Hi Liz,
    I took my Ielts GT March 3rd USA,
    I must thank you for the extra ordinary work. Your website was really helpful. I really appreciate it. Your tips were helpful for writing,

    Please find below the questions,
    #Task 1. Write a letter to manager to apologise for being late for work and many a times before.

    Describe why you were late
    Describe the problem
    What steps will you take to avoid in future
    #Task 2
    Some people believe that dangerous sport should be banned. Do you agree or disagree.

    What’s your full name.?
    Your hometown?
    What means of transportation you use to go out?
    Do u enjoy rain?
    How do people react to rain?
    Does it rain in your hometown?
    How you ever caught up in rain and when?

    Cue card
    What type of dream home will you have? Apt or house
    Describe where you will have it
    How will it be
    Why do you like it.
    Conversation continued with living country side or city side
    Do people in your country or home have big luxurious house with fence..etc
    What type of houses will people have in future
    And couple of questions on comparison. Of apartment and independent house.

    Section 1 and 2 were easy and able to find direct answers
    Section3 and 4
    An article on Procrastination. Question to match the statement
    Complete the sentence with one word only. (Easy)
    Mapping was little tricky but solvable

    Thank you. May God bless you for all your effort.

  157. Chinthaka Atapattu says:

    Academic Module, Muscat, Oman – 03/03/2018

    Writing task 01 –
    Two bar charts given. one shows the % of boys and girls in primary schools in 20018 (developing countries, developed countries, under developing countries and world average) Second one shows the same in secondary schools.

    Writing task 02 –
    Today plastic shopping bags cause the pollution of soil and water. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

    I should thank Liz for her valuable lessons which made it easy for me to go through the test.

  158. Academic module UKVI
    3rd March

    What sort of training did you have to undergo for your job
    News- do u mostly use newspaper or computer ?
    What sort of news are you interested in?
    Do you talk about news with friends?

    Tell me about a public park you used to go as a child.
    With whome
    What did u do there
    Why u like it

    do you think it’s good to have public parks in cities?
    Do public parks be free for all?
    How does tourism affect parks?
    What does government can do to protect?
    Do you think it’s easy to protect parks and why?

    Bar chart comparing salaries of doctors and other workers in seven countries in 2004.

    Some believe that houses should be built in same style in a area and others believe people should be allowed by council to build houses in any style they like

    Discuss and give your opinion.

    Thank you Liz for all the support. You are doing a marvellous job. Keep it up..

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Hi I took ielts in USA on 03/03/2018 and I got my results today. Overall score is 8
        Listening 7
        Reading 8.5
        Writing 8
        Speaking 7.5

        My question for speaking was to talk about wooden furniture..Also in part one I got questions about my country and native.. I am from India. Also I was asked questions about punctuality and rain.

        My husbands overall score is 8.5
        Listening 8.5
        Writing 8.5
        Reading 9
        Speaking 8

        His speaking question was to talk about digital photography..

        Thanks ,this blog helped us alot for our preparation

        • Thanks for sharing your topics 🙂 And very well done indeed to you both 🙂 Your husband did particularly well 🙂 Glad my website was useful 🙂

        • Hi Rita, congratulations! I also took IELTS on 3rd March 2018. May I know what you and your husband did to achieve minimum 8 in Writing?

          My scores are 9,8,7,8.5. I need 8 in Writing.

  159. Raphael Rocha says:

    Took the test today, sao paulo – general training

    Task 1
    Questions about meal time, if I ever changed my diet, if I like to eat out and whth whom…
    Part II
    Talk about a place in your country that is not popular with tourist, say where is the place, why it is not popular and why you think it ahould be popular
    Part III
    Some questions about turism, popular places in your country, why they are popular, what makes a place popular with tourists and so on.

    Ps. All of those questiona were already on this forum!!! Great help to go trough all of the comments!

    1 – write a letter to your manager explaining why you were late for work for several days
    – say you are sorry
    – explain the situation with transportation
    – give suggestions of how you intend to fix it

    2 – Some people thinks that dangerous sports should be banned. Do you agree of desagree with this statement?

    Listening – there was a part with a strong australian accent, if you are not used it could be hard. Another part it was a discussion of 2 students talking about the classes they are planning on enrolling next semester – listen to the whole audio before answering, most questions were tricky. One of the guys sad one thing at fist (some might think this is the answer) than the other corrected! This happened many times during the listening test.

    Reading – pretty easy! 4 texts
    1 about 5 different houses than you had to match each house with a description, all the descriptions were synonyms and paraphrasing from the fist text
    2 an airline instruction form, explaining the lenguage test their employees need to take, true of false questions. Ps. there was one tricky question, on the text it said you needed a private tutor, on the question it sad private tuition, which makes it false, Many people got this one wrong bc they didnt pay attention at this detail.
    3 one very long text about procrastination (2 pages) match each paragraph with the main topic give, and many other questions about this text, again all of them using a lot os synonyms.
    4 simple text about australian visa and questions of what the text sad, like which visa needed payment, who didnt need visa, how long one could work with a visa… again all synonyms and paraphrasing so it is not that obvious!

    Hope this helps someone, the comments people left here for sure helped me on the speaking, since I had already listened and studied all of the questions they made!
    Thank you Liz and all the other students!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I had exactly same test at Portland, USA IELTS facility on 3/3/2018
      Listening was tricky, with very confusing accent, and many agreements and disagreements….

      On reading as you mentioned in reading, Whats the difference in having a private tutor and getting private tuition ? I think they are sentences with same meaning, so I chose TRUE.

  160. Hi everyone!
    Thank you Liz for your tips, they are amazing 🙂
    Academic Module, Zagreb, Croatia, 3rd March 2018

    Task 1:
    What is your full name?
    Where do you live?
    How long have you lived there?
    Have you ever worked, part or full-time?
    Where did you work?
    What did you do there?
    What is your favourite animal?
    Do you like zoos?

    Task 2:
    Describe a famous person you find interesting
    Why is he/she famous?
    What does he/she do?
    What kind of person is he/she?
    Why do you find him/her interesting?

    Task 3:
    Who are famous people today?
    Why are some people famous for long time?
    What kind of personality should a famous person have?
    Do you think famous people today have an influence on children?

  161. Ahmed Bahooti says:

    Location Jubail KSA
    Type Gt
    Date 03-03-2018
    Real-estate conversation
    Ponyriding center registration and instructions
    Day care centers advertisement
    Apprenticeship and training courses certificates
    Skinks in Newzeland
    Task 1 message in which you thank the hotel for organizing a birthday party for a 90 years old relative.
    Task 2 some people are spending a lot of money in buying tickets for sports and culture events. Is this a good or a bad thing?
    The interview
    Where do you live in your country?
    What do you like about your hometown?
    The long turn
    one of your friends has resigned recently, describe how he benefited from his resignation?
    The discussion
    News paper vs the Internet, which do you prefer and why?
    Differences of technology now and then?
    Why children cannot make their own decisions
    Parents guiding their children choices
    Is it OK if a manager consulted one of his employees?
    Knowledge sharing

    All the best

  162. 3rd March: Academic – Lisbon, Portugal
    Writing part 1: compare 2 bar charts that illustrated the proportion of boys and girls at primary school and secondary school in 2018 all over the world (developed, underdeveloped and developing countries)
    Writing part 2:
    In many countries, plastic shopping bags are the main type of rubbish. They cause water pollution and land pollution, so they should be banned. To what extent do you agree?

    Speaking part 1:
    Questions related to giving and receiving gifts, questions related to newspapers and questions “do you work or do you study”, “do you have many friends in your university”,
    Speaking part 2:
    Describe an area of water in your country (e.g. lake, river, sea)
    Speaking part 3: many questions about oceans and rivers and modes of transport in both of them as well as if they are important for tourism and commerce, etc etc

  163. academic model, 03/03/2018
    writing, task2
    in many countries plastic shopping bags  are main resources of rubbish, causing pollution on land and water. so, shuld be banned.
    to what extent do u agree or disagree

  164. Had my IELTS in Taiwan today and here’s my writing task 2.
    Academic 01/03/2018
    Task 2
    Many people think that people should build houses in the same style. Others think that people council should allow people to build houses in any style they like. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    I had a similar speaking topic mentioned below so I’m not gonna write it out. It’s to describe a place where you can hear music.

  165. Salman R says:

    IELTS Academic

    A dialogue between office insurance company representative and a businessman
    A lecture by the teacher on ants as food
    A teacher giving his analysis on submitted research by a female student, telling her about flaws in the research and what should she do to improve
    A female instructor telling about horse riding institute , their benefits, payment methods and map of the institute (cafe, office, etc).

    3 lengthy paragraphs, first one was about a female researcher teaching a parrot type bird to talk, second one was about sense of smell of human beings and wrong views about them, third one was about literacy issues in rural areas of australia.

    Task1: Two charts, one about primary, other about secondary school male female students percentage for the year 2008, classified based on developed, developing, underdeveloped countries and overall world percentage
    Task2: Some countries want to avoid using plastic shopping bags because it causes pollution in rivers etc, how much do you agree or disagree

    Where you live, how far is it from your hometown, from how long you are living there, what are the attractions nearby, do you like outdoor activities, what kind of ?
    Card: tell about the best picture of yourself, what was so nice about it, who took it, where
    some questions about photography further, difference between paper and digital photography, do you prefer camera in cell phones, do you think people now don’t enjoy tourism because they overuse photography available due to cell phone cameras

  166. SHAKIR

    SECT 1:


    SEC 3:

    SEC 1:

    SEC 2:
    2. FORGOT:


    SEC 1 :


    SECTION 3:




    TASK 2:

  167. sanjana says:

    I had my speaking test on march 1st at Chennai,so would like to share the questions.
    General module
    Part 1:
    What is your name?
    How may I address you?
    Where are you from?
    What is so interesting about your place?
    How often you use dictionaries?
    If so what kind of dictionaries you use? electronic gadgets or book format?
    Would you be happy if u get dictionary as a gift ?
    Part 2:
    What is the new development that taken place in your locality for example park,library,etc..
    How long the development took place?
    Who were the reason behind the development?
    What kind of place do u think all kind of people would enjoy their leisure time?
    Part 3:
    What mode of transport facilities do people use in India?
    Which mode is cheaper either train or bus?
    Do buses in India is good to travel for long distances?

    LRW test held on March,3,2018
    1 .Its a two way communication about complaint for refridgerator
    2. Benefit of trees
    3. Discussion on trees of different countries(oak,birch,pop trees)
    4.Research on intake of cholesterol and healthy diet

    1.Day care center advertisement
    2. Hospital formalities
    3.Team work on projects
    4.Matching Headings for Paragraphs regarding Skink and Lizards of Newzealand
    5.True, False, Not Given about skink and lizards of Newzealand.

    You organised a 90th birthday party for your relative in your local hotel. Write a letter to the manager about the success of the party for the elderly people. It should contain
    1. details of the party
    2.explain how the party was successful for elderly people
    3.say about one of the staff who helped for the party
    Task 2:
    Some people spend money on tickets for sporting or cultural events. Is it good thing or bad thing?
    Explain your view from your knowledge or own experience?

  168. General, 03-03-2018 , Madurai, India
    British council

    I had my LRW today.
    Task 2
    Some people spend lot of money in sport is activities or cultural events. is it a good thing or a bad thing?
    Task 1
    You had recently organized the 90th birthday party of one of your relatives in which many elderly people participated. Write a letter to the manager of the hotel explaining about the success of the occasion

    Explain about the event
    How was it successful
    You saw one the hotel staffs helping ( I don’t remember the exact words)

    I didn’t expect, but there were 5 passages (2 in section 1 and 2 ) in total for reading. Yet I was able the complete it before 10 mins. Your tutorials and tips helped me in finishing it. And the writing tutorial for task 2 was of great assistance to know what the examiner expect and I was able to present in it an organized manner. Above all, this recent updates of the exam is very useful. I practiced most of the recent ones before the test. Thank you Liz. I learnt a lot from every page of your website

  169. Hi everyone.
    General Module, 3 March 2018, Proshot, Tehran, Iran

    Writing task 1:
    You have your 90th birthday in a hotel. Write a letter to the manager of hotel:
    – Describe your party
    – Describe the service which is offered by the hotel which was good for elderly people
    – One of the staff helps you, say about him/her

    Writing task 2:
    Some people spending more money to buy tickets for sporting and cultural events. Is it good or bad?

    Thank you very much Liz for your great website.

    Good luck to others who preparing for Ielts exam

  170. IELTS Speaking test Riyadh 2nd March 2018 8.30 am

    Part – 1
    what your name ?
    what i can call you?
    Home Town
    where is your home town?
    why you like your home town?

    Eating Habits
    how many times you eat in a day?
    with whom you enjoy eating?
    do you have any chance to travel on boat? why you like that?
    you want to spend holiday on boat?
    People in your country use boat as a method to travel?

    Part 2
    Describe a personality out of your country you like and met?
    who is the personality?
    where did you meet?
    what is interesting in that personality?

    Part 3
    do you have the chance to meet people across the world?
    how important it is to know about the country before you visit any country?
    how important it is to know about people and culture before you visit any country?
    is it important to make friends in the country you are planning to visit?
    how sports now a days is playing role to build relationship between countries/people?
    how cultural difference are stoping people to build relationships?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Umu sorath says:

      Test type: General
      Date: march 3, 2018
      Location: FL, USA

      I had all 4 tests on same day.


      Task1 letter to mgr apologizing for being late often.

      Explain why you’re late
      What will you do to overcome

      Some people feel dangerous sports should be banned. Do you agree or disagree and give your opinion.

      Job promotion
      Ad for europe hotels for skiing
      Sec4 on procrastination give headings n notes completion n what egs are given in article
      Sec 2 evening classes

      Holiday in portugal ad fill in blanks
      12-15 a b c type questions
      Discussion between two students on some courses

      Your Name?
      Few questions on advertisements on tv?

      Cue: public place that you visited, suggest some improvements

      Should public places be charged
      What are public places in your city
      Do old people take advantage of public places

      Thats all i can recollect 😊
      Hopefully I have done good enough for the score am looking for.

      All the best to other fellow web users.

      Tons of thanks to Liz, for providing such a wonderful platform. Enjoy your vacation!!

  171. Haarika says:

    Speaking-GT, 1.3.2018, Bengaluru, India

    Part-1 :
    Do you work?
    Do you have friends at workplace?
    Do you use phone frequently?
    Why is phone is popularly used now a days?
    What mobile apps do you use?
    Which mobile apps are generally famous?

    What is your Dream holiday plan?
    Whom would you like to go with?
    Where do you plan to go?
    What would you do there?

    Do you often travel by plane?
    What are different types of vacations?
    What stuff do you need to carry for your vacations?
    How do you plan your vacation? is it important to have a plan?
    Some people believe that spending more money makes good vacation, do you agree?
    What do you think about having a holiday at home and going out for a holiday?
    Is it important to learn about the culture of the place you are about to travel? why?

    Thank you so much Liz for the tips, I could recollect all your videos during my test and made use of many of them. Fingers crossed for my results now..!

  172. Mhamdi ali says:

    IELTS Academic
    2/3/2018 TUNIS
    part 1
    Introduce yourself
    Your city
    About sleeping hours required per day and did old men need much hours sleeping
    Part 2
    City you want to live in how did u heard about it what do u like …
    How we mesure the quality of life in countries …

  173. Hi,
    2 March 2018
    Academic exam in Dammam,Saudi Arabia

    part 1
    activity with family when i was young
    how different family activity is now

    cue 2
    talk about an incident where you received a positive feedback about a work you did.

    part 3
    benefits of encouragements for kids and adults

  174. Hi,
    I had my speaking test today in Mumbai India. The questions are as follows-

    Which part of the country do you live in
    How long have you been living there
    What do you like about that place

    Does your name mean anything
    Is there anything specific done while naming a child in your culture
    Are there common names used in your culture

    Do you talk to a lot of teenagers
    Did you like your teenage
    Do you follow teenage fashion

    Part 2:
    Describe a car journey that you remember very well
    Where did you go
    Who was with you
    How long did it take
    Why do you remember it so well

    Follow up question: would you like to go to that place again

    Part 3:
    What jobs require good drivers
    The appropriate age when licenses should be issued
    Should high school issue licenses
    Is it moral to use transport modes that run on fossil fuels
    Opinion on driver-less cars and trains
    Opinion on cars that fly

  175. Chinthaka Atapattu says:

    Today (2nd March 2018) I had my speaking test at British Council, Muscat.

    Part 01 – Talk about my hometown.
    Where is my hometown?
    Why do you like your hometown?
    What type of activities you do when you are free?
    What are the things that teenagers in your town do in their free time? like wise

    Part 02 – Talk about what kind of facility (theater/ gym/ sports center etc) that needs to be built in your hometown, but currently not available.

    Part 03 – Leisure activities in general (like difference in earlier and today’s, video games/ watch TV/ movies, technology effect on entertainments)

    Big thanks to Liz, because I practiced her speaking topics last night and the last one I practiced was hometown. So, it was so easy and everything came naturally to my mouth.

    I have my Academic R, W & L tomorrow. I will post those questions after that.

    Thanks a lot Liz.

  176. Mehdi Attari says:

    Hi everyone
    I took the speaking exam today
    General Module
    2nd March

    part 1:
    work or study
    favorite subject in highschool
    first day of highschool

    part 2:
    Describe a place in your city in which concerts are being held
    where is it
    what kind of people usually go there
    how often do you go ther

    part 3 :
    do children have good access to music?
    should children learn to play an instrument?
    is it generally good to listen to music on the internet without any charge?
    and another question related to music.

    I think I did very well. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the written exam.’
    thanks very much Liz for the great help

  177. Hardeep Kaur says:

    I had my speaking exam today in bengaluru.
    Module: GT
    Part 1: tell something about place where you live
    how you spend time with your family when you were young?
    is spending time with family is different when you are at home or outside?
    would you like to go for holiday with your family?

    Part 2:
    talk about achievment which you are proud of

    Part 3:
    is rewarding employees in companies important?
    how should organizations reward their employees
    is it important to have goals in life
    should you work hard if you know you cannot achieve goal
    is having goal important to you

  178. 28 – Feb
    (Sri Lanka – Colombo)
    Part 1
    Where are you from?
    How long have you been living there?
    What sort of a place is it?
    Which wild animal do you like most?
    Do you have any pets?
    What advertisement do you remember from your childhood?
    Are there many advertisements being shown on TV nowadays?

    Part 2
    Speak about an unforgettable meal you had
    Where did you have it?
    When did you have it?
    With whom did you have it?

    Part 3
    What is the main meal in your country?
    Are fast food more popular in your country now?
    Why does old generation still prefer traditional food?
    Why has fast food become more popular?
    Is using technology to transport different foods from different countries good or bad?
    Is using technology in whole to grow food more quickly for growing population good or bad?

  179. 26 feb
    how do you spend your time
    how did you spend your tome when you were a child
    about rain
    which book do you read
    which book most people like to read
    film based on book

  180. Academic
    Center: VADODARA (India)
    Speaking test:
    28 feb 2018
    Not exact word but something related…
    -About job
    -High shool
    -You have helped someone
    Regarding help

  181. Hello Liz,
    I must say you are amazing. i had my speaking today it went fine, i was confident in first and second parts but i got bit confused in 3rd part i couldnt understand two questions.

    Part 1,
    how are you?
    where are you from?
    where do you live?
    how far your home is from exam centre
    how often you use your cell phone ?
    what apps do you use?
    If you get chance to make your own app, will you make it?
    tell me more about it?
    do you want to go to space?

    Part 2,
    You favourite weather

    Part 3,
    Why people should be concerned about global warming?
    Do think people are worried?
    what measurement should be taken to save climate?
    Can we save climate?
    and many weather related question, actually it was only topic i left and i wasnt prepared climate, i am really nervous.

    Once again thanks for your amazing site and God bless you. 🙂

  182. Hi Liz,

    IELTS speaking academic
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Part 1:
    Do you work or study?
    Do you enjoy working there?
    Have you made good friends in your working place?
    Do you like advertisements in TV?
    What kind of advertisements were there when you were young?
    What kind of software do you use in computer or mobile?
    Do you like to make software in future?
    What kind of software are popular in your country?

    Part 2:
    Explain about the country where you would like to live and work.
    Which is the country?
    How do you come to know about that country?

    Part 3:
    What are the reasons people go abroad?
    For what reasons people from your country go abroad, and where?
    How important is to do job while living in abroad?

  183. I had my Speaking Test today (28-02-2018)

    Part 1:
    -Full name
    -What should I call you
    -Tell about where you live
    -What you like most about where you live
    -How do you go to work
    -What do you do while traveling for work
    -Did you enjoy your high school life
    -Do you still see your hs friends

    Part 2
    -About advertisement that convinced you to buy the product
    -What was in the advertisement
    -Why did you buy the product

    Part 3
    -Using the Internet for advertising instead of the TV

  184. Hi Liz,
    General module
    27 Feb 2018
    Iran, Shiraz

    1. What is your job?
    2. How do you travel to your job
    3.why did you choose this way of transportation? often do you have family gatherings? What do you do then? Has it changed ?
    5. Whats the difference of gathering at home or going out on holiday?

    Part 2 :
    Describe an interesting place in your country which is not touristic .
    Where? What is it? Why it is not popular? Why is it interesting for you?

    Part3 :
    1.Describe a touristic place in your country. you think touristic places should be free or not you think tourist should pay more than local people for the attractions?
    4. What is the difference of virtual tourism and a real travelling? Why.
    5. What do you think of space travelling? you think

  185. IELTS GT
    location Pakistan
    Date 26 Feb 2018

    Part 1:
    What is your full name?
    What should I call you?
    Where do you live?
    Do you like your town?
    How far is test center from your town?
    Do you listen music?
    Do you listen music when you drive or doing some work? Why?
    Do you read newspaper?
    In newspaper which part do you like to read first?
    Does your parents read newspaper, when you were a child?
    Does people keep reading newspaper in future like they do now?

    Part 2:
    Describe a famous personality.
    Who is the person?
    How do you know him?
    Why do you know he is famous?

    Part 3:
    Do you think children could be famous? Why?
    Why people become famous?
    Do you think people remember celebrities for a longer time as compared to ordinary one? Why?
    Why is it easier for youth to follow celebrities?
    Which type of person become celebrities in you country?
    Do you follow or inspired by any celebrity? Why?

    Almost in every part examiner stopped me with mild single of hand while I was answering. Why his happened? Does she not like my answers or i did not do good? I think my test went too short, that may hardly for 10 minutes? I am a bit frustrated

  186. Kashfia Haque says:

    academic module , 27/2/2018,Dhaka,Bangladesh
    I had my speaking test today…..
    part 1….

    1.your full name
    2. id check
    3.where do u live,how far from here,how long have u been here,do u love ur city
    3.what did u do in ur secondary school,did u enjoy being 2ndry school student,which subject teacher did u like most u know any teenager,what is their most favorite activities,do u love their fashion

    part 2…
    the most exciting book you had recently enjoyed(what type book,what the book is about,why its exciting ,i forgot the another question)

    part 3….
    what type of books are most popular in ur country?
    younger and older ,who love to read more and difference in their choice of book
    male or female who prefer to read more

    thanks a lot liz madam…you are the best teacher in this world,,so i think at least by posting these , I could express my gratitude to ur unconditional support .
    today my examiner was in hurry…( i think)…i had many things to say…but she was driving the train …so um not satisfied…I could have done better…btw my LRW exam is on 3/3/18
    again thanks a tonnnn…:)

  187. Jenny Wang says:

    Academic Module, 24.2.2018, Perth Australia

    Writing Task 1
    a bar chart showing the proportion of men, women and children who followed the recommended consumption amount of fruit and vegetables in 2003, 2006 and 2012.

    (simple and straightforward)

    Writing Task 2
    Nowadays employers focus on the education qualification more than other qualities such as life experience or good personalities from employees.
    Why do you think it happens?
    Is this positive or negative?

    (This topic looks similar to those with “reasons and solutions” however it is not exactly the same. Personally I think it is trickier.)

  188. Hi everyone! I did my IELTS exam last week:
    Academic Exam
    Barcelona, Spain

    – Speaking test was about teenagers (1-2n part) and leisure activities in my hometown (3r part)

    – The writing was about to compare two maps of an archaeogical excavation in 2004 and 2014 ( 1r part) and about equality between men and women doing the same job like police or army forces ( part two).

    Thanke you Liz for your amazing work!!

  189. I took the test (academic UKVI) on the 23rd and 24th of February in Nigeria.

    Part 1
    Where do you work?
    What do you do at work?
    Do you intend to undertake any further training in your career?

    Do you spend much time on social media?
    Do you meet a lot of people on social media?
    What social media sites to people commonly use in my country?
    Do you keep up with old friend on social media?i

    Part 2
    Tell me about a time when you where glad you had your phone with you.

    Part 3
    Negative aspects of social media
    Influence of social media on young people
    Compare how information was shared in the past to social media
    What are negative aspects of the speed of social media as regards false information.

    Task 1
    Plans showing an archaeological site in 2004 and 10 years later in 2014
    (Basically, more excavation had been done and more ancient buildings, an ancient stadium and ancient baths uncovered)

    Task 2
    Some people are of the opinion that women should play an equal role in police or military forces like the army. Others believe that this work is unsuitable for women. Discuss both views and give your opinion

    Part 1: a passage about geology and lake tsunamis focusing on a lake tsunami that happened near Geneva in the 6th century
    Part2: a passage about Tasmanian tiger and its extinction and possible sightings
    Part3: a passage about whether talent or hard work contributes more to success and what employers should focus on cultivating

    Part 1: a call to a phone company asking about subscription options
    Part 2: a tour on a boat between Vancouver and an island
    Part 3: a phone call between an academic officer and a student who was considering dropping a course
    Part 4: lecture about Portland cement manufacturing

  190. Hello,
    My IElts test was on 24th Feb
    Writing Task 1 – Bar chart with population of UK segregated in women, men and children consuming recommended amount of daily fruits and vegetables in 2002, 2006, 2010.
    Writing Task 2 – Most of employer prefer academic qualification rather than life experience or personal qualities when looking for new employees. Why is this happening and is it a positive or negative development.

    Reading – first 2 passage were easy but last one did test reading and understanding capability but otherwise was fine

  191. Dear Liz,
    24.02 Academic, Moscow
    Writing part:
    1. Bar chart : people’s time spent on housework, based on their employment status in 3 years.
    2. “Throwaway society” , why people do not keep things and what possible affects can it cause?

    Thank you !!!

  192. I’ve just done my exam! I want to thank Liz for her lessons!
    City: Rome, Italy
    Academic Test

    Writing task 1: Two diagrams of a historical site, describe the changes that have occured between 2004-2014
    Writing task 2: Some people are against women in police force and in the army, others support their cause. Describe the different opinions and tell yours.

    Speaking part 1:
    Do you study or work?
    Was easy to choose your career?
    Why did you choose it?
    Do you think your career is important?
    Do you read newspapers?
    Why do you read informations online?
    Would you like to become a reporter?
    Do you remember your primary school times?
    Did you meet your friend at school?
    What do you do in your free time with your friends?

    Speaking part 2:
    Tell me about a place where concerts are organized
    Where is it?
    What kind of people go there?
    What kind of music they play there?
    Why do you like it?

    Speaking part 3:
    Do you think music is important for children?
    What parents should do in order to make children love music?
    What kind of music should children listen to?
    Why adults should listen music for children?
    Do you think music tells more than simple words?
    Can music remind us of something happened in the past?

    I hope it can be useful!

  193. Hello Liz,

    I would like to thank you for your useful tips and great suggestions for my IELTS preparation. You are a great teacher and inspiration for my teaching career. 🙂 Here are the questions that i got.

    The type of the test: Academic
    Date: 24 & 25 February 2018
    Location: Istanbul, Turkey

    Writing Task 1: There were two maps of a historical site in 2004 and 2014 with some discoveries by archeologists during the ten year period. The task’s requirement was to compare the maps and explain the key features of these plans. (It was very similar to the task 1 activities in IELTS Cambridge 12)

    Writing Task 2: Some people believe that women should play an equal role in military and police forces such as in the army. Others think that women are not suitable for this kind of work.

    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Part 1
    -What kind of outdoor activities did you do with your family?
    -Were the activities that you did at home different?
    -Did your family’s holiday habits change since your childhood? Why?
    -Do you spend time with teenagers? What do they do in their free time?
    -Do you follow teenager fashion? Why and how?

    Part 2
    – Describe something you bought recently.
    Where did you buy it?
    -How and why did you buy it?
    -How did it make you feel?

    Part 3
    -Where do people go for shopping in your country?
    -What makes the places for shopping attractive for customers?
    -Will online shopping replace shopping in stores in the future?
    – How does consumerism affect the society?
    -Why do people throw away the old things rather than repairing them? What are the consequences of this habit?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’m so pleased you enjoy my lessons 🙂

      • Hey liz,
        I am grateful I followed your videos and lessons as I was going for my second attempt just to secure 7 band as overall results and today I received my results though a little disappointed with my speaking but still I got 7 overall score band Thanks alot for your amazing services God bless you ❤️

  194. Anonymous On Purpose says:

    IELTS General Speaking Test 25th February Pakistan

    Part 1
    May I Know Your Name
    What Should I Call You
    Can I See your ID
    Do You Work Or Study?
    What Do You Do At Work?
    Do You Have Many Friends At Work?
    How Much Sleep Should A Person Get In One Day?
    How Much Do You Sleep A Day?
    Do You Do Something To Get Good Sleep?
    Do You Find It Best To Sleep In The Middle Of The Day?
    What Is The Part Of The Day When You Work Best?

    Part 2
    Cue Card: Favourite Childhood Toy

    Part 3
    Boys And Girls Like Same Or Different Kind Of Toys?
    Should Children Be Allowed To Choose Toys For Themselves?
    Can Children Be Happy Playing With Ordinary Household Objects?
    Why Not?
    What Should Parents Consider While Purchasing Toys?
    What Could Be The Disadvantages Of Purchasing Many Toys For Kids?
    What Is The Relation Between Toy Industry And TV Program For Kids? (That Was The Trickiest Question And I Was Dumbfounded At That One, I Just Spoke A Few Words And The Alarm Bell Rang… )

    Thank You Everyone For Posting Recent IELTS questions and Thank you Elizabeth For Providing Us This Platform To Share.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I agree, the last question is awful – but remember, IELTS speaking doesn’t test your ideas or knowledge – so just explain why the comparison is difficult to make. As long as you use you English to communicate your thoughts, it’s all fine 🙂

  195. Hi Liz,
    Academic module , speaking 21/02/2018 LRW 24/02/2018 PLACE Pune India
    Name , where you came from and how long is this place from here?
    Do you like music?
    What kind of musci do you like?
    Do you you think that the music you like will help futhre?
    How often you travel?
    Had you ever travel through plane?
    How does it feel traveling through plane?
    Task 2
    What new skill you had learned recently?
    Clue card
    Where you learned?
    What difficulties you had ?
    TASK 3
    Is it important to learn new things for parents, like parenting raising children?
    Do childrens and elders learn things in same manner ?
    I dont remember rest.
    Writing task 1
    There was plans illustarting the discoveries at 2014 and same site before the research and discovery by archyologist jn 2004.
    Writing task 2
    Some people think that women are not fit to have equal aportunities as that of men for the role in police and army . Some think that wome are fit fore this postion.
    Discuss both the points and give your oppinen..
    Finally thank you mam for you lectures, this had contributed a lot in my preperation specially the trick verey amazing …
    everything you said i had tried tk follow it. Thankyou again.

  196. Hello!
    I had my speaking exam today, I would like to share with you.

    Academic module, 25.02.2018, Astana Kazakhstan

    Some general question about myself. Pets, do you have pets or you ever had a pets? Your favorite wild animals and why.

    Cue card.
    The most important river, lake or sea in your country. Why?
    Discribe the river.

    And many related question about river and swimmig.
    Do like to swim? What do you think we need to include swimming lesson in school programm? It should be optional or obligatory?
    Advantages and disadvantages of water transport.

    Good luck!

  197. My speaking topic
    Occasion when you get positive feedback

  198. احلام حبيب says:

    Hi again dear
    I did today listening.reading .writting test
    Actually. Listening section 1 was complicated and not as we used to. Alot of multiple choice and fill the blancks . Reading was ok with alot of fill in the blancks and true and false and notgiven. And writting was 2 map to talk about in task 1 and discussion about weither women have to work in police forces and milintary like men or this not suit her
    The exam was not easy at all

  199. Academic module, 24/02/2018, Astana Kazakhstan

    Writing task 1: Historical site maps, which was discovered twice: in 2004 and in 2014. Compare two maps.

    Writing task 2: Some people believe that the women should play an equal role as a men in countrie`s police force and military force, such as the army, while other think women are not suitable for these kind of work. Discuss and give your own opinion.

  200. Hello, everyone!
    This website is the most useful for preparation to IELTS.
    Liz, thank you very much for your grandious work!

    Let me share with all of you some questions that I had.

    Modul: Academic
    Speaking: 21-02-2018, Writing: 24-02-2018
    Country: Russia

    Part 1
    – Do you work\study?
    – What kind of weather in your city?
    – Do you like a rain?
    – How rain can change people’s behaviour?
    -What do you do if you don’t have an umbrella and it’s raining?
    – What activities did you do in secondary school?

    Part 2
    Describe a person, who is a great parent (who is it, how do you know him\her, what makes him/her a good parent?, do other people think that this person a great parent, etc)

    Part 3.
    Is it important to have both mum and dad? why?
    Why parents usually conflict with teenagers, should they stop trying to understand teenagers?
    There were also some questions related to children, but I was so nervous that’s why I don’t remember 🙂

    Task2: Some people believe that women have a equal role as men to work in police force and military force, whereas others claim that it is not apprortiate work for them. Discuss both view and give opinion.

    P.S. Actually, the most difficult part for me was listening. There was really strange accent in section 2, it was really hard to catch the necessary information, hence, it is significant to listen different accents before you taking a test!
    Good luck!

  201. thx liz, this website is very helpful, unfotunately i did badly in my listening test today, forget to adds “s” to some nouns in S4, i wonder it is that ok?e.g,high temperature(s), oven(s)
    Test center: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Types: LRW
    1. listening
    s1; about phone talks tatiff
    s2: information guided tour
    s3: one student wanna withdraw statistics course, and related discussions
    s4. cements
    P1:explore the reason why a flood happened in Gevena one hundred years ago
    P2:spot some rare animals
    P3:the criteria of selecting talents
    T1: maps comparing two historic sites in different periods
    T2:should women join police and military force? discuss both and your view
    i haven’t take the speaking exam, overall, listening s1 and s2 a little bit difficult, i made many unnecessary mistakes and may get score 7 or even under, the reading was easy part except for the P3,which took me about 25minutes. writing was an unexpected one, i did not prepare on maps, hope i did not many many mistakes.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 In the listening test, you can’t use brackets. If you miss the “s”, the answer is wrong. But don’t think about that now. Wait until your results arrive – fingers crossed 🙂

    • George
      I have thesame question like yours i took the exam feb 24 just in case i want to tell u my speaking was about animals, technology and pet wild animals.

    • Gursimran kaur says:

      Paper was average i hope i will get 6.5 speaking was too gud👍👍 last mock test i did same writing task 2 and Task1
      was very easy 😇😇

  202. Hello Liz,
    I have given IELTS several times targeting 7 in speaking but i always get stucked in 6.5.
    I hope i will get through this time.
    Today (24 feb.) was my LRW test. And gave speaking test on 20th of feb.
    Asked general questions about boat and boating.
    Cue Card question was to talk about someone whom you helped; how, when, where and how you felt.
    Third part consisted of questions related to volunteering.
    Writing 1st part:
    Two pictures were given and it was about a historic site in 2004 and 2014 having some changes.

    Task 2:
    To give own opinion on if Women should equally hold the jobs of police and army like men or not?

    Part 1 was good. Had around 155 words. Part was also fine but a bit longer. May be around 300 words of more. Will that affect my scoring?


    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 There is no upper limit for words in IELTS writing. However, it is best to aim for under 300 words to keep the essay highly focused and each sentence 100% relevant.

  203. Hi, Liz.
    First of all, no words can describe how grateful I am for your help with my training for Ielts. I thought the best way to thank you would be sharing today’s speaking exam questions.

    Type: Academic
    Date: February, 23
    Location: Istanbul, Turkey

    Part 1:
    What’s your full name?
    How can I call you?
    Do you study or are you a student?
    What do you study? And where?
    What outdoor activities do you like most?
    As a child what was one outdoor activity you did most?
    Do you think universities should offer facilities for physical activities?
    Do you think universities in Turkey provide enough facilities for physical activities?
    Do you use dictionaries often?
    Which dictionary do you prefer? Paper dictionary or Electronic dictionary?
    How would you feel if somebody gave you a dictionary as a present?

    Part 2:
    Talk about the subject you find most interesting at school.
    What is it about?
    How long have you learned it?
    How is it taught?
    Why do you find it interesting?

    Part 3:
    Which one, do you think, is more important in education? Good teachers or facilities?
    How, do you think, teaching methods in a country are determined?
    What does your country aim for while selecting educational topics?
    Why do you think there is difference among different countries’ education systems?
    Do you think parents should be involved in determining educational topics?
    Would you think differently if parents in consideration were well-educated people?

    Although I wrote down these questions as soon as I got out of the exam room, there may be slight differences in words and parts that questions belong.

  204. My speaking test was today 23 Feb.
    Cairo, Egypt
    Part 1
    About high school, Names (meaning of your name) certain names popular in your country
    Part 2
    Something you taught to a friend or relative
    Part 3
    Can young people teach older people?
    Do you prefer teaching by showing or by telling?
    Which skills need long term training?
    Practice effect on training
    Can anyone learn to do anything?

  205. TUSHAR THAKRE says:

    Test date= 22/02/2018
    Academic speaking

    First of all… i want to greatly thank to you liz…….your blog really helped me a lot

    Part 1
    What is your name?
    Do your work or study?
    How was your journey until here?
    What time does it take to reach at work?
    What you do while travelling to work?
    What is the meaning of your name?
    Is it a common name in your country.
    Many more questions….

    Part 2
    Describe about a furniture you like in your home?
    1. What is the furniture
    2. What is it made of?
    3. Who chose the furniture in your home?
    What you feel about the furniture?

    Part 3
    1. More questions regarding furniture
    2. What is difference in the furniture in offices and in home
    Many more…don’t remember all of them.

  206. priya sihag says:

    Type: General Training
    Date: 10th Feb
    Location: Chennai, India

    Letter: Your friend invited you over for a meal. Write a letter and cover the following points:
    What you liked about the meal?
    How you felt meeting your friend’s family?
    Invite your friend over to your place and tell about transportation arrangements?

    Essay: Some people believe taxing the companies which cause industrial pollution is the best solution to curb pollution while others believe there are better ways of doing it. Discuss both points and give your opinion.

    Speaking: 11th Feb.
    How far from here do you live?
    Do you like the place and city you live in and why?
    Do you like gifts? which is last gift you received? why was it special? on what occasion people give gifts in your country? Was there a gift you received and you didn’t like and why?
    Do you listen to music while working or studying? and why/why not?
    do you download music from internet or you you buy CD. Why or why not?
    Do you think your taste in music would change in future? Why?
    2 min Question:
    Tell about a popular person?
    How do you know him?
    Where you find him?
    Why you think some kids are more popular than others in school?
    Why some teachers are more popular than others?
    Why you think many people want to be followers than being leaders?

  207. Nandhini Jayakumar says:


    I had my speaking test today (24-02-18).
    Module: Academic
    Place: Chennai, India.

    Part 1:
    About playing games like
    1)Why do children go out for playing
    2)Has the trend changed in recent times?
    3)Is it a good trend?
    Sorry I could not recall all the questions.

    Part 2:
    Describe a Leisure Activity(Eg. Theater, Cinema, Sport center) that you would like to have in your hometown.
    1)What facility is that?
    2)Why would you like to have that facility

    Part 3:
    Questions related to part 2 such as
    1)Is group leisure better than playing alone?
    2)Why do old people does not play games like they did in their past?

  208. Lakshmipriya Menon says:

    IELTS academic february 3 Mumbai India
    ielts academic writing task 2 – many people in these get goods and services ( news, others goods ) immediately. why this happen? and whether it is a positive or negative development?
    task 1 – compare tthe layouts of a library building before renovation and after renovation.
    speaking- are you a student or working?
    do you listen music, how often?
    what you listen CD or other forms
    Do you listen to music while working?
    part 2 a sport celebrity you admire?
    1) who
    2) what qualities you like about them?\
    3) in which field they are famous?
    part 3
    why do youngsters follow sports celebrities?
    what they can learn from them?
    is there any difference in sports now and past?

  209. Noura Beheiry says:

    my test 8th January 2018
    Alexandri, Egypt

    Part 1:
    where do you live, since when, describe the place
    how far from here
    how do you get to the exam place

    part 2:
    describe a tv programe that you had to watch:
    name of program, kind, how often do u watch it, will u continue watching it in the future, with whom did you watched it

    part 3:
    how do ppl usually get news these days?
    do they still depend on tv ?
    what kind of ppl who still watch tv programes
    what do you think about educational programs ? are they good? what about using them in schools? is it a good or bad trend? can they replace teachers one day?
    why news channels publish bad news more than good news and achievements ?

  210. Abdirahman says:

    i had my speaking test yesterday. so i would like to share my experience with you guys.
    the other 3 tests will be held on 24 feb.

    Module: Academic
    Location: Lahore-Pakistan

    Speaking part 1

    -where are you from?
    -do you work/study?
    -question related to friends?
    – one wild animal you like?why?

    part 2 Aka cue card

    – Describe a time you enjoyid the company with elder people
    -what event do you most enjoy with them?
    Part 3 = some general question related to elder people

  211. Academic module; Malaysia, 1:00pm , 19/2
    So I had my speaking test today!

    Part 1
    1. Study/work
    2. Do you do physical exercise?
    3. What do you think about giving present?

    Part 2
    Talk about visitors that visited you recently.
    When? What did you do? Why?

    Part 3
    1. What is the advantages of staying friend’s house than hotels at overseas?
    2. Do you think hospitality is important?
    3. What training should be given for hotel staffs?

    I can’t remember all of them but I hope this maybe
    helpful for you! I felt like messing up the whole test cause the examiner was yawning. This makes me feel nervous cause I guessed she didn’t has interest on listening my points.

  212. Kamaljit Singh says:

    Speaking :
    today was my speaking test i.e. 17.2.18
    First of all thank you Ms. Liz for making this website and share different ideas.
    1. first was general questions like
    what is your full name ?
    Where r from ?
    distance of exam center from your home
    do you work or study ?
    how you go to your workplace
    what are you doing while going to workplace ?
    Then 5-6 questions were on teenagers
    What they like ? etc

    Cue card was on :
    describe your foreign friend
    how you met him/her
    how long ?
    qualities ?

    Then 4-5 questions about foreign companies and brand like
    is it beneficial for a country to have foreign complanies
    what are the benefits of their product ?

  213. Hello Liz,

    I had a speaking test on 13-Feb-2018. LRW was done on 10-Feb-2018.

    Module : General Training
    Speaking Date: 13-Feb-2018
    Location : Ahmedabad, India

    Speaking Test Details:


    1. What is your name?
    2. Where are you from?
    3. Where do you live in your country?
    4. Why do you like your city?
    5. How do you go to your workplace?
    6. What do you do when you are traveling to your workplace?
    7. Did you find any difficulties reaching here?

    Part – 2

    Describe a successful businessman from your country you admire
    (don’t remember the sub-points)

    Part – 3

    1. Would you like to become a businessman like him?
    2. What qualities does a person need to become successful in business?
    3. What kind of business younger people do in your country today?
    4. In past, what kind of business younger people were doing in your country?

    All in all, it’s a good test. I have given the answer to all the questions without hesitation or a pause except 2 seconds pause in once question.

    The whole speaking test just took 9-10 minutes. I heard that common speaking test time is something between 12-15 minutes. So is it ok? Also, the examiner stopped me in part 2 after speaking for only a minute and a couple of seconds, is it fine or she stopped me because I didn’t speak properly?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The IELTS speaking test is between 11 and 14 mins in length – not more and not less. The examiner can’t alter the rules. The examiner can’t stop you in part 2 until 2 mins have passed. Again, the examiner can’t alter the rules.

      • Oh, then why the examiner stopped me while speaking in part 2 after only a minute and a couple of seconds. might there be anything wrong with my speaking?

        • It is not possible for the examiner to do this. The most likely reason is that you didn’t know the length of time yourself. Examiners can’t stop you talking in part 2 until 2 mins is up. If you are very sure it was only 1 min, you can complain and ask them to check. It isn’t about you or your performance.

  214. Academic module:
    Test Venue: Vancouver, Canada
    Test date: 10 Feb 2018

    Writing task 2:
    The prediction that people living in 21st century will have more free time because of the improvement in technology has come true.
    To what extent do you agree?

    Section 1:
    Do you work or study?
    what time do you study?
    Did you make any new friends at the place you study?

    Section 2:
    Describe a public place you visited?
    i) why did you visit that place?
    ii) what were the good things about the place?
    iii) what were the disadvantages?

    What should the government do to improve the conditions? give your opinion.

    Section 3:
    Do you prefer living in a city or Country side. Why?
    why do people travel from country side to cities for employment?
    Do you think the government should bring more employment opportunities for the people living in country side?
    People living in the cities feel lonely. what do you think is the reason?

  215. Thank you Liz.

    I had my speaking test on 10/02/18 in South Africa.

    Part 1.

    Was asked about Music

    – what kind of music do you like?
    – did you listen to music more when you were younger?
    – do you think music will change in the near future?
    – do you prefer to buy CDs or to download music from the internet?

    Cue card – tell me about a significant personal event that you celebrated?
    Who did you celebrate it with?
    How did you celebrate?

    Follow up questions

    – what other significant events do people celebrate worldwide
    – do you know any international events that are celebrated?
    – what do countries benefit drom celebrating such

    All the best to those who are preparing

  216. Fahima Yasmin says:

    Hi Liz . Thanks a lot for all the information and materials you shared here . It helped me and my friend a lot.

    10th February 2018
    Keiv, Ukraine

    Task 1:
    The table shows the annual milk production in four countries in the years 1990,2000 and 2010.

    Write a report summarising the information. Select and describe the main features, and make comparisons where relevant .

    Task 2:
    People living in the 21st century have a better quality of life than the previous centuries.

    To what extent do you agree or disagree ?

    Part 1:
    •What is the climate like in the place you live?
    •Does it rain ? How often?
    •Do you think the rain has an effect on a person’s behavior and mood?
    •How do you spend the time in the place you live ?

    Part 2:
    Describe an achievement you are proud of.
    You should say:
    •what you achieved
    •when you achieved it
    •what was difficult about achieving it
    and explain why you are proud of this achievement.

    Part 3 :
    •What are some of the greatest acheivements in the world today?
    •What do you think are the greatest acheivements of the teenagers these days ?
    • Do you think teenagers should have an aim in life ?
    •Can anyone achieve something in life or does it have to be a rich or a known person?

    The examiner asked me few additional questions.
    • Do you prefer reading newspapers or reading news on internet?
    • Which section do you read first, the news about the world or politics?

  217. Hi everyone,

    Academic Module
    10th February, 2018
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    TASK 1
    Comparing two pie charts shows about IT supports and opening hours in university library.

    TASK 2
    Topics related to family traditions of taking meals together which are disappearing.
    Why is it?
    How can it has effects on families and social communities?
    Give your answers and examples by your own experience!

    PART 1
    Do you work or study? (I am an Engineer)
    What is your job?
    Do this job needs training?

    PART 2
    Describe an interesting person you met which came from out of your country?
    What his/her name? When and how you met?
    Describe how he/she looks?
    Why this person is interesting to you?

    Part 3
    Do you interact with teenagers in your neighborhood?
    What do you think about international company compared to national company?
    There are international and local brands, tell me your opinion.

    The examiner spoke as fast as F1 cars, It made -forced- me to follow his pace. This not good, just be calm. My session was placed nearly in the last evening.
    I always gave my answers at length -and fast-, so it took more time.
    But it could cost your grammar and pronunciation. Be carefully
    In some parts of the test, he stopped me and gave the next question.
    I add details and explore more about my first answer.
    Maybe this is the reason why my questions are so few.

    Anyway, good luck guys.

    I want to express my gratitude to you Liz, for your amazing tips.
    This is my first time taking IELTS test, I hope my overall band score get more than 7.


  218. FAZLI KAYA says:

    Hi Everybody,
    10 February 2018 IELTS GT Writing QUESTIONS
    TASK 1
    Your company recently used the conference facilities of a hotel, but you had some problems at the conference center.Write a letter to Hotel Manager.
    * What was the problem/s
    *How did it affect your group?
    *What do you want them to do?

    TASK 2
    For More and more people wearing fashionable clothes are becoming important.
    İs this attitude to wearing clothes positive or negative development?

    Tell us about a time you were happy with the customer service of a company?
    * When was it?
    *What was the product?
    *How did they solve the problem?

    PART 3..
    Will you recommend this company to your friends in the future?
    How important it is for companies to have customer call centers?
    Which one is better to solve a customers’ problem, face to face or on the phone?
    What qualities does a call center employee should have?
    Do you think it is important for companies to have feedback from customers?

  219. General test

    Speaking test 10 Feb 2018
    Work or study?
    Do you need training for work?
    Did you receive trainings ?
    Travelling time for office?
    How long you travel everyday?
    Who do you eat your food with?

    Speaking part 2-
    Tell about a rule that you had in school?
    You liked it or not?
    Speaking part 3:
    Is it good to have rules in school?
    Children and elder should have differe t or same rules?

    Task 1- company had a meeting at hotel and you are dissapointed over facilities. Write a letter to manager about the event and advise.

    Task2- more and more people wear fashionable clothes. Is this development positive or negative.

  220. IELTS Writing task 1 (Date: 10-02-1018), Pakistan.

    The table below shows the annual production of milk in four countries in 1990, 2000 and 2010.

    Writing task 2 (Dated: 10-02-2018), Pakistan.
    The peoples of twenty-first century have better quality of life than the peoples who lived in the previous centuries.
    To what extend do you agree or desagree?

  221. Hi,
    Day before yesterday was my speaking test.(9/02/18)
    Test centre: Brussels ,Belgium

    Questions are listed below:

    First section:
    2.Where u live now?How far from exam centre?
    3.Do u like the place u live, why?How long have u been living there?
    3. Do u like traveling?Do u like to travel by flight?How often do you travel by flight?Mention some occasions?Do u think u travel more in the future?
    4.Which is ur favourite wild animal?why u like that animal?
    5.Do u like pets?if yes why, else why not?
    6.Do u think kids should learn about animals,why?

    Cue card: Which is ur favourite subject?How long have u been studying the subject, why u like learning that subject? Who taught u that subject?

    Last section:
    1.Do anyone u know like the same subject?
    2. Which subject is essential to learn in life?why?
    3.In the future which subject children should learn?why?
    4.Is sports lesson important in school, why?
    5.Is facilities required in school?why?
    6.Facility or a good teacher?which is better?why?

    Thank you liz

  222. Academic module 10/2/2018

    Writing task 1 was about a table that compares the number of litres of milk produced by five different countries.

    Task 2 subject was “people living in the 21st century are enjoying better quality of life compared to people who lived in the previous centuries.
    Do you agree or disagree?”

    Part 1 speaking was about writing and newspapers.
    Part 2 was about my idea about an ideal vacation:
    Where to go?
    With whom?
    What do you want to do there?
    Why you think it would be ideal to go that place?

    Speaking part three was follow up questions about vacations:
    Can people find cheap vacations?
    Why should people go on vacations?
    Why is it important for companies to arrange special vacation packages for their employees?
    Why are some people reluctant to go on vacations?

  223. Nita Aprilia says:

    Hi everyone!
    I had my exam on 10 February, in Malang (on behalf of IALF Surabaya)

    Task 1: Four pie charts regarding the result of the survey conducted by a university library about its services.
    Task 2: In many countries, the tradition of families having meals together is disappearing.
    Why is that happen? What will be the effects of it to the family and the society?

    Part 1: What do you do? (Study)
    What do you like about your major?
    Did you want to study that major?
    The tradition of giving the name in your country. Does your name have any meaning?
    Do people have a certain tradition when given birth?

    Part 2: Describe a book that you really like to read

    Part 3: What kind of book do people in your country like to read?
    Do you think older people would like to read books that usually read by younger people?
    Do you think it’s better to watch the movie first then read the original book or read the book first then watch the movie?
    Do you think by watching the movie, people will be encouraged to read the original book?

    Best luck for those who’ll take the test! And hoping the best for my test result as well 🙂
    Oh and Liz, thank you sooo much for everything, you really help a lot of people ^^
    Best regards!

  224. Module: General Training
    Date: 10/02/2018
    Location: Pune, India

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for your wonderful tips on writing and this recent questions blog which helped me enhance my writing significantly along with the practice of recent exam questions. Last time my score was 6.5 in writing and hopefully this time it will improve.

    Below are the questions which are received in IELTS exam yesterday which might be helpful to other enthusiasts.


    Section 1: Dubai School (Form Completion)
    Section 2: Caves (A talk by a guide to group of tourists) – 5 MCQs and 5 Matching
    Section 3: Project Discussion between two students – 4 Questions (Choose two) & 6 MCQs
    Section 4: Human sense to smell – 10 sentence completion questions

    Section 3: Disappearing/Melting Rwenzori’s Glaciers, Uganda – 5 match the headings, 5 MCQs, 3 T-F-NG

    Task 1 (Letter):
    One of your friends invited you for a meal with his/her family in their home. Write a letter to your friend and say:
    Thank him and tell about the meal you enjoyed the most.
    What else you liked about this visit?
    Suggest some arrangement to meet again.

    Task 2 (Essay):
    Some people think that the most effective way to reduce industrial pollution is to tax the companies which causes them. Others think that there are better ways to do so.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  225. 10 fed location Ludhiana (india) task 1 show destiny of people in 2003 and the change of population from 2003 to 2005 Task 2 some people want government should spent money for looking life on othre planet however other think it is waste of public money when there are so many problems on earth government should solve it discusse both view

  226. Ielts gt
    Exam date:10th feb 2018
    You recenrly had a meal at ur friends place.
    Thank him/her and mentuon what you liked in the meal.
    How did you feel meeting him/her.
    invite them to your home and make suggestions .

    Some people argue higher taxes should be collected from industries causing higher industrial pollution whereas others argue there are other ways to deal it. Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

  227. Saif Manzar says:

    Just had my General exam in Houston.

    Writing questions were below:
    Task 1: Write a letter to your neighbour who often burns garbage close to your house. Complain about his action, tell him how this is impacting you and suggest ways to avoid it.

    Task 2: Some people believe school children should be given multiple short vacations while others believe they should get one long vacation. Give advantages of both and your point of view.

    Under advantages of one long vacation, i mentioned that children can do internships or other part-time jobs which would give them valuable experience. Is this appropriate considering children in some countries are not allowed to work up until a certain age?


    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The word “internship” is not usually for children, but part-time work is fine. Another advantage of long holidays is that parents can take their children abroad where the child can learn more about culture.

      • Saif Manzar says:

        Lol, That’s pretty much what i mentioned as second and third advantage.

        Children who have friends and families in foreign countries can visit them over an extended period of time. Additionally, parents who would like to go on world tours to explore nature and other cultures would benefit from one long vacation.

  228. peacecorpse says:

    9 Feb 2018

    -Personal questions
    -teenagers? Do you know any teenagers?
    -favorite activities for teenager in your city ?
    -what do you think about teenager fashion ?
    -what is the most thing you like it in your teenager age ?

    Part 2
    Tell me about a businessperson that you admire about
    – who is he/she
    – what do he/she sells
    – why do you admire him

    – what business is thriving in your country
    – what is needed to be a successful business person ?
    – do you think people should stick to one business or change every now and then?
    – do you think people working in business need to be hard hearted?
    – what do you think about reputation in business ?
    Is it important?
    – do you think the way we conduct business is different since the rising of social media ?

    Task 1 – Line graph of 3 crimes (car theft, House burglaring/street robbery) from 1970-2005 in England and Wales.

    Task 2 – students in school and university learn far more by lessons with their teachers compared to other sources. (Eg: television, the internet). Do you agree or disagree?

    Ps- is it common for the speaking part 3 to be asked until 6 questions? Or is it because my answers weren’t good that the examiner have to ask me more? 😭😭😭

  229. 10/02 UK
    Part 1 : 4 answers spelling: post code, name, insurance number and initials. The rest was easy
    Part 2. Map of building with different facilities
    Part 3. Quite fast. My memorised answers are : knows and expects; draft;

    Passage 1 T/F/NG
    Passage 2 was about smell it was quite difficult and long headings
    Passage 3 was extremely difficult. It was About an explorer and a writer who wrote a book about him

    Task 1 table. Annual milk production (in litres) in 4 countries in 1990, 2000 and 2010.
    Task 2 people living in 21 century have better life quality than those in the past. To what extent do you agree or disagree

  230. General
    10 Feb 2018

    – Personal questions
    – tell me about you home town
    – do you know any teenagers ?
    – what activity for teenager in your city ?
    – what do you think about teenager fashion ?
    – what is the most thing you like it in your teenager age ?
    Part 2
    Tell me about someone in another country you heard about him
    – who is he
    – how you hear about him
    – why you like him

    – is it important to know people to visit a country ?
    – what is advantages and disadvantages to international companies ?
    – why do you think brand become more popular these days ?

  231. Ismail Naguib says:

    Date: 09 / 02 / 2018
    Speaking / Academic
    Country: Egypt.
    – The examiner asked me about my full name, my job
    – also asked me about music, what wild animal I do prefer?
    – she asked me about pets.
    – Finally he asked and discussed me about photo that taken to me, When, Where, and Who is taken it for me?
    that is all

  232. DOE: 9th feb 2018
    PART 1
    PART 2
    Unusual food
    PART 3
    Food in restaurants and home made

    I must say this website helped me alot and thankful to you for providing us a platform…

  233. H ad a Speaking Test – 7.02.2018 , Chennai , India

    Task 1 :
    Common qns which all users shared above helped a lot .

    What is ur full name , what do u do ? work or study ? Family ? Do ur work need any training ? Tell me abt ur native ? Any recent outdoor activity you got amused ?

    Task 2 :
    “Which country you would like to visit ? why you would like to ? what are the reasaons ? when you want to do it ? “

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Hi liz,
        Had my LRW GT today at Riyadh KSA following were the tests
        1. Conversation between an organizer and a lady looking for a room to arrange birthdays party
        2. Two students discussing their research with a professor about children with behavioral issues
        3. About cotton crops (advantages and disadvantages)
        the second section conversions were really fast and confusing but i managed somehow hope my answers were alright

        1. Teachers employmebt application process
        2. Different hotel accommodation types and the fascilities they come with
        3. earlier navigation practices among sailors
        here the last passage was a bit tricky but understandable and i did it anyway due to the time limit
        Task 1
        write a letter to your landlord and report that there are some problems caused to the apartment due to the recent bad weather
        (it was super easy and handled well)
        Task 2
        Some people believe that not all criminals should be kept in prison, but some of them should be allowed to do unpaid work to help the community
        Do you agree or disagree
        Honestly after i finished my writing I felt great because i am a lawyer and often read alot about criminals and crimes so after paraphrasing the question I agreed to the opinion and stated that criminals should be categorized them before we decide whether we should allow them to work without pay or they should be kept locked up and after this part I attempted the subject where I mentioned about habitual offenders and those with heinous crimes like child molesters, rapists, drug lords and murderers etc shouldn’t be free and supoort this i mentioned about Aileen Wournos a serial killer from america who was given parole but later she committed more murders and then i talked about those with good behavior and attitude improvements plus young offenders can be given an opportunity to mend their ways by giving them voluntary work anyways i put as much details as i could do you think 🤔 I answered the task???? not to mention i used wide range of vocabulary and link ky ideas well ( sorry for this lengthy post) my speaking is tonight wish me luck please and thank you for the wonderful job you are doing

        • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your ideas seem fine and I hope you get the results you need. For your speaking test, be chatty. Remember it is an informal speaking test and every question is an opportunity. Keep talking until the examiner stops you – good luck 🙂

  234. Need 8-band score says:

    Melbourne – IDP center – Speaking
    after greeting,
    He asked let’s talk about your home and all follow-up.

    cue card part: what u recently bought, why you chose the item, what you use it to do, why you are happy with the item.

    part 3: why do people enjoy shopping, in your country do people prefer to buy from shops (i assumed the shop to be shopping malls and big stores) or street, has people attitude towards shopping changed compared to the past.

  235. IELTS exam / Jordan
    Speaking test

    Do you work/ Study
    From where you come?
    When do you usually have your meals?
    Whom so you share your meal with?
    Is it important to eat with family?
    ( cant remember 1 more)

    Cue Card;
    Talk about a rule that was applied in your school
    Do you agree/ disagree

    Part 3 Q’s on part 2 more than 7 Q’s!

    Liz I think i did good in the first two parts didnt “humm” neither did stop or even said “you know” but there was a question in part 3 that i think i did bad in it spc. In the grammar part and repeated the same idea answering two questions ( one about empowering kids in putting rules and the one after that some teachers think they shouldnt involve kids in initiating those rules) I felt they both have the same idea so I asnwered that I personally recommend listening to kids becuase they will feel responsibleand answered no on the other question to emphasize on the fact that they should be part of sitting the rules.

    Will that affect my result? Its my third time and I only need half a mark which I always lose in writinf, yet this time I am not sure if this will affect my speaking result and will have less than 7😞

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your ideas are not marked in your speaking test. Only the range and accuracy of your English is marked based on grammar, vocab, fluency and pron.

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