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  1. Popoola Jamiu Adewale says:

    I had my ielts speaking test today 17/07/2018
    Location is Abuja Nigeria.
    Part 1: Tell me your full name
    What can I call you
    Where are you from
    Part 2: Tell me about a sport person you admire
    What made you to admire him
    If government should support sport activities what effect will it have on the society
    do you think sport as part of the school curriculum is good for children?
    Part 3: how long do you think one should sleep in a day?
    Do you think having a short sleep in the afternoon is a good idea?
    Do you think children and old people spend same hours to sleep?
    End of test

  2. IELTS Academic
    Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Task 1
    Do you study or work?
    What do you study?
    Do you write a lot?
    What time of the day do you like to study?
    Do you prefer to write by hand or type?
    Do you think what you write will change in the future?
    Did you like to write when you was a child?
    Do you listen to the music often?
    Do you think you will listen to the same type of music in the future?

    Task 2
    Describe the period of history that interests you the most?

    Task 3
    Why people want to know about the past?
    Why people like to watch historical movies?
    There are some people who think that past should not affect the future. To what extent do you agree?

  3. IDP Academic , India

    Cue Card :
    Describe the time when someone took a good photograph of you ?
    When and where the photo was taken?
    who took the photo?
    what does the photo depicts?

    who do should hire professional photographer for big events and why?
    future of paper photograph that be replace by digital photos in future?
    why we click photos?
    is it good to have camera in mobile phone?

    Advertisement you last seen?
    do ad give good results or response if it done by big stars?
    do u buy that product.
    how often u do exercise and what it involve when u were young?
    advert u last seen?
    is your country have lots of ads?

    I was little nervous because she was writing on a sheet of paper which have 4 columns in first she wrote with pencil 5-5.5 and in last Column she mentioned 9-5.5 when I seen it first I totally distracted 5.5.5. However she mentioned these numbers after my 1st round which went smooth with simple questions with not much length .

    And she not even welcome and gave me time just said and have a seat and Can i see your passport etc etc in next second she just started my test I could remember the words this is examiner number ——and things were on .

    God bless me feeling sick

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Examiners make notes of timing and not of scores. No score is decided until the end of the final question in part 3. The examiner will not chat to you before the test. The test will always start with an ID check. Your test sounds 100% normal.


    On 16th July I gav my ielts speaking xam
    Part 1- my name and my qualification plus questions related to writing and exercise
    Part 2- Cue card – something learn away from college or school
    Part 3 was tough for as my examiner asked in 2 questions for general example but I was giving her my own.
    Otherwise good
    Venue AMRITSAR Punjab India

  5. 16th July academic module Tehran.Iran
    many thanks for everyone as well as Ms Liz

    the examiner asked about
    -do you live in an apartment or house
    -your most favourit room in house
    -do you ever think of being a teacher
    do you like rain and about rain in your country
    cue card was describe a builing you’ve liked the most
    the importance of historical builing for a nation
    is it a good idea visiting historical buildings free of charge
    is it a waste of money spending it to make the outer green space of your house beautiful?
    what should be considered in an office bulding

  6. Hi, I took the speaking test on July, 15 from British Council in Viet Nam.
    Part 1:
    personal questions
    outdoor activities
    physical exercise
    part 2: your favourite season
    part 3: How has the climate changed in your country?
    Do people in your country prefer hot or cold whether?
    what are the benifits of living in cold climate? ( i did not have ideas for this question)

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The IELTS speaking examiner doesn’t mark your ideas so you don’t actually need any ideas for your last question. Instead you should have explained that you think there are no benefits and you should have explained your view.

  7. LEANZA WONG says:

    HI, I am a Malaysian and am applying to study in the UK. So this is my speaking test.

    Part One: What are your hobbies during childhood and now?
    Part Two: Talk about a story you have heard recently.
    Part Three: Generally talk about the story. Why children like listening to stories? Which one is more important: Thr fact of the story of the messages hidden behind the story.

    I am going to share my other tests later.

    Thanks, Miss Liz for helping. Your website is rather useful and comes in handy.

  8. Hi mam thank u so much i deeply love your tips and your website its very helpful
    Yesterday was my speaking exam in MOGA india
    Part 1 about
    Part 2
    Which job would u intrest in future
    Part 3
    Children like to hangout with parents or alone
    Why children are so chicky now why not in the past

  9. Hi, Gave my speaking test today – 13/07 , Doha , Qatar. GT.
    Examiner was quite friendly and nodded to show her agreement many times.

    Part 1

    What’s ur full name?
    Where are you from ?
    Are you working or studying?
    Are u friends with your co-workers?
    What are the outdoor activities you do?
    What outdoor activities u do when u where a child?
    Do you like long distance travel? why?
    Are you someone who travels a lot by plane?
    Do you like space travel?
    Describe your an activity you like to do with older generation
    How do u do?
    When it was started?
    When was the last time you did
    Part 3
    What are the activities older generation do with younger ones.
    How it is beneficial
    What’s the difference between family responsibilities of men and women in the past and now… similar I forgot exact sentence.
    How do you arrange a child care for children.

  10. Hello…
    Raj From India
    on 9th July I gave my speaking test
    Part 1 : Question about my home town, Music and dictionary
    Part 2 : An event you celebrated
    Part 3 : Events popular in your country
    How do people manage big events like wedding and birthday?
    About national events in your country.
    Importance of events in life.

    My exam was superb. I used plethora of vocabularies and complex sentence but I made mistake of tenses in 3-4 sentences.And in part 2 I went little bit off track.
    Will it affect my band score badly?

  11. Shabnam Karimi says:

    sharing my Exam questions: 7th July 2018, Academic, Vienna, Austria
    Speaking task 1:
    what do you do? Are you a student or a worker?
    Why did you choose Austria to live?
    How was your first day in Vienna?
    Do you like to have plants in your room?why?
    speaking, task 2:
    what is your favorite song with which you are singing?
    why do you like it and what is the meaning of the song?
    when was the last time that you listened to it?
    speaking task 3:
    What are the effects of playing music instrument on human?
    why do some people think that it is impossible to teach playing abilities? Do you agree or disagree?why?
    Why do people from all over the world like to listen to music?
    Writing task 2:
    some people believe that a great difference in age between parents and children is more beneficial. Do you think the advantages of a greater difference in age between them outweigh the disadvantages?

  12. today was my exm in India
    in part 1… examiner asked certain questions regarding sleeping for normal aged person or old aged person….
    cue card- unusual meal
    part3… questions related food …oily food,eat out or. in future why fast food will increase…

  13. IELTS General Test
    Hangzhou, China
    6th July(Speaking Test)
    7th July(L/R/W Test)
    Speaking Test
    what’s your full name
    where do you live?
    how long have you lived there?
    what is the most popular app in your country?
    what is the kind of the app?
    which outdoor activity do you like to do?
    do you work need you to do an outdoor activity?

    Part 2
    introduce a popular person(I encountered the same question last time)
    do you like to be a popular person?

    Why do school children like to be popular?
    how do school children do to be popular?
    how do some celebrities to become popular in your country?

    Listening class booking(I can remember some details: yoga, time, price, what need to bring)
    2. licence exchange, multiple choice (some details I can remember: ‘need to be the citizen’,’it is advisable to find personal recommendation’ “which features are those cities’)
    3. two students speaking about doers and thinkers, multiple choice
    4.about ants(some details I can remember: helicopter, corn, worm, medical, sport,)

    1. Uk drive licence
    2. property introduction(for sales)
    3. business competence measurement
    4.(I forget, it is a procedure chart)
    5. RFID tag

    task 1, you are attending an evening course at a college. Write a letter to the administrator of the college.
    1. what do you like about the course
    2. what the problem did you find when you attend the course(eg, bad equippment )
    3. what is your suggestion

    task 2
    some people think governments should be responsible for solving the traffic and pollution problem. Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

    I must say be careful about the question, traffic and pollution, not a single problem.

  14. Hi
    I had my S/L/R/W test on 07/07/18 in Fiji.
    Part 1
    General introductory questions.
    About where I live, is it a interesting place to live in.
    Part 2
    Name a sporting personality you admire
    You he/she is, what he/she has achieved and their background.
    Part 3
    Something about similarities and differences between team and individual sport ( posed as 2 questions).
    Should government financially sport sporting teams in the country.
    How is it beneficial to the country?
    How does the people in the country benefit.

    Task 1
    Table given on actual population (1990), estimated population (2000) and actual population (2000) in 3 cities.
    Compare between actual and estimated population.

    Task 2
    Some people of the believe that universities should only offer places to students with high marks. While others believe that people of all ages should be allowed even if they don’t do well in school.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  15. Hi Liz,

    I took my IELTS test on 7/7/18, Location Miami, USA. General Module

    Listening Part 1 is about mother registering her son in swimming lessons, second is about dept store map and third is about some course work(this one is little tricky), last part is about Australian Art

    Reading is little lengthy, one part is about an Autistic person, I don’t remember the rest.

    Writing Part 1 is writing a letter to program director complaining about a course that I took recently at a night school
    Part 2 – People are less fit and active nowadays than in the past, what are the reasons for this? what measures can be taken to fix this?

    Part 1 about my work, what time of the day I work better, if I like writing now, if I used to like writing when I was a kid and a few questions about pictures and travelling
    Part 2 is about a picture of me, who took it, where is it taken
    Part 3 more questions about pictures, whether I like digital or print outs and if I like any pictures of myself and so on.

    Thanks for the help!

  16. Paisley says:

    Dear Liz,

    This is my speaking test in Seoul, South Korea
    08 July 2018

    What is your full name?
    Where are you from?

    Part 1
    Do you work or are you a student?
    When do you like the most in a day?
    Do you have many friends at work?

    What kinds of presents are popular in your country?
    When did you send a present recently?
    Did you receive a present which you dislike?

    Part 2
    Describe a special day out that didn’t cost much
    You should say
    With whom did you go
    Where did you go
    What activities did you do
    And explain why it was enjoyable for you
    additional one – What do you like spending time with your friends?

    Part 3
    – Where do people usually go on a day out in your country?
    – Where do people spend more money outdoors or at home?
    – Why do some people like to relax at home during holidays?
    – At home do people don’t spend money while staying there?
    P.S. I always appreciated your websites, Liz.

  17. Neha verma says:

    Hi Liz,

    I had my LRW on july 7 at new jersey center.
    Listening and reading were moderately difficult. I feel posting anything about them won’t make much of a difference.

    For GT writing i had the following tasks

    Task 1
    You are attending a night college. You are not happy about a course you are doing.
    Write a letter to the director
    Explain what your course is
    Why you are not happy about it
    Tell the director what you want them to do

    Task 2
    Many think that people these days are not as fit and active as they used to be in the past
    What do you think are the reasons for it?
    What do you think can be done for it?

    Thanks a lot liz. Your website is amazing.

  18. Hello Ma’am,
    I am a great admirer of your benevolent work , thank you for sharing all the valuable tips to prepare for IELTS exam.

    Yesterday i wrote my L/R/W tests, but i am very confused about ‘task achievement’ part. My writing task 2 question was somewhere similar to one of your shared topics on your it is:

    Q. The world of work is changing rapidly. Working conditions today are not the same as before and people no longer rely on taking one job for life.

    Discuss the possible causes for these changes and give your suggestions on how people should prepare for work in the future.

    IN MY ANSWER,i had two long body paragraphs with examples and supporting ideas, wih second one explaining the preventive measures to overcome this situation and the first para explained the problems that it cause to the employees( in this i mentioned something like : since working methodologies and techniques in the companies are changing year after year as a result of which companies hire new talent by replacing the existing employees which leads to unemployment and job insecurities )

    Ma’am i think i misunderstood a part of task it asked for causes and i wrote the consequences, but in my answer i somewhere mentioned that “because of change in working methodologies and technologies it causes job insecurities” .
    I hope you got my concern and please tell me is it gonna effect the Yask Achievement?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 This is about the reasons people can’t depend on having one job for life as people used to do in the past. IELTS explain this is because work conditions continue to change. You are right. One cause is the pace at which technology changes. Companies have to adapt to keep up technology and changing markets, and this can affect people’s job stability. To prepare for the constantly changing work requirements and lack of stability, people need to take every opportunity to learn new skills which can be easily transferable from job to job. Task response is not only about your ideas – it’s about how you use them and how you present them to answer the task given. Your ideas sound fine, but it really depends on how they were used. Try not to worry about it now – good luck with your results 🙂 For all students – please note that I haven’t seen the actual essay question from IELTS – all my comments are based on the question as it is reported above.

    • What was the task 1 topic. Can you explain please

  19. Nujhat Sharmin says:

    General Test
    Date: 07/07/2018
    Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Writing Task 1:
    Your friend is looking for a new job. Write a letter to him referring a new job.
    Describe the details of the job.
    Why it is suitable for him?
    How to apply for the job.

    Writing Task 2:

    Some people find it beneficial to enroll the young children to nursary school before primary school. While others think it is good to keep children with families.

    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    I have been following this website since my IELTS journey. I find this website best among all others. Thank you LIZ, you are doing great.

    Take care 🙂

  20. Hi Liz,

    Please ignore my previous post, I have not proof read it, I have made correction below, requesting to use this.

    Hi Liz and all,

    Test Location: Singapore
    Date : 7th July 2018

    Section 2 was harder than section 4 than I anticipated, so please concentrate on all sections.
    – Sec 1: Complaint on Fridge (fill in the blank)
    – Sec 2: About a new program called ‘Connections’ where host share house with owner (flow chart, choose the right answer)
    – Sec 3: About Pollens and how it pollutes earth (fill in the blanks and choose the right answer)
    – Sec 4: About fat consumption in diet by people of different age groups (fill in the blanks)

    – About sales of old and new car- True or False
    -A flowchart question (don’t remember the topic)
    -About sales of different house- answer questions which represents each house model- about 8 question
    -About RFID – questions on which section has the details, and fill in the blank

    – You have joined a evening course in a local college, there is no problem in the course as such, but you have complaints on other facilities (e.g.: room, equipment, etc). Write a letter to the administrator of the college. In you letter
    – tell what you like about the course
    – what problem you have in the facilities provided
    – suggest on what can be done to resolve it
    – Some people tell that to reduce traffic and pollution, government should increase the tax on the petrol (gasoline)

    Would there is more benefits than the drawback?

    Part 1:
    Do you live in a house or apartment?
    Which is your favourite room? and why?
    Would you be changing your house in future?

    Tell about a attire that you were wearing for a special occasion?
    -What was the attire and special occasion?
    -Where you bought it?
    -What did others tell about it?

    Why in few jobs employers require their employees to wear uniform?
    Why few jobs required uniform? I spoke about police for this answer, so examiner started to asked related questions
    Why do you think that there is always a changing trend in fashion industry?
    Questions on western countrries influence and globalisation in fashion market
    Do you think people can change from their tradition?
    Is tradition being forgotten?
    And few other related questions.

    Liz, I have practiced answers from your website and it was useful for my Sec 1 and Sec 2 of speaking test. Thanks 🙂

    I hope these details will be useful to all. Thanks!

  21. manimamia says:

    7/7/2018 Malaysia(A)

    Part One:
    Do you live in an apartment or house?
    and some questions about money

    Cue card:
    Describe a thing that recently made you happy.

    Part 3:
    questions about money and happiness, like ‘Do you think the rich people may face unhappy?’

    Liz, I was quite worried about my speaking and listening part. It only took 10 minutes on speaking part. Compared to the last time I had the exam, it was quite fast. Will it affect my results?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The speaking test lasts between 11 and 14 mins – not longer and not shorter.

  22. Sara Aziz says:

    Hello liz
    I took my test on the 7th of july
    Academic – Saudi Arabia, alhassa
    Task 1
    There was a climate graph and a line graph
    It was about tourists that visited Australia from 3 countries in the years 2005 and 1995

    Age difference between parents and children was greater in the past than now
    Is the advantages outweigh the disadvantages in your opinion?

    In the speaking test he asked me about competition and if i would like to be in a one
    And if someone I knew happened to be in competition that was aired, there were also questions about plants in the beginning
    But most of the questions were about competition

    Thank you for your website 🙏🏻 It helped me a lot

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Bianca Della Santa says:

      Hi! i had the same writing tasks 🙂 What did you have in your speaking test? Mine was about a surfing school, them some students talking about maoji sculptures and finally plants!

  23. Hi Liz and everyone!
    My writing exam was today 07/07/2018
    General module, Moscow, Russia.

    Writing part 1.
    Your friend is looking for a job. Write to your friend a letter about possible job you know. In your letter:
    describe a job
    why you think is suite to your friend
    How he/she can apply

    Writing part 2.
    Some people think that it is beneficial for young children to go to nursery school befor they go to primery school. Other people believe that it is better for young children to stay all day with their families.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Thank you, Liz, for all your lessons and for your great effort! All lessons are extremely useful, especialy your Advanced Writing lessons are super helpful, I strongly recommend them to everyone!
    Also many thanks to all students who shared their exam information. It helped me a lot especialy for the speaking part.
    Good luck to everyone!

  24. Sampada says:

    Hi, I gave my IELTS General test today (July 7, 2018) – Pune.
    I gave the exam through British Council.

    1. 10 small passages on natural and synthetic flavours. Few questions on matching one line content on the passages and fill in the blanks with the 10 passages.
    2. Passage on different types of leaves and their compensation policies.
    1. Write a letter to a friend to inform about him/her about a job opening in your company. Describe the job, write about how the job is suitable to your friend and how to apply for the job
    2. Write an essay on: sending young children to nursery before primary schooling is beneficial to the kids or not? Give your opinion and support it with examples or your experiences.

  25. Olakunle says:

    Hello Liz
    I had my LRW today
    Location: Nigeria
    Test type: GT

    Task 1
    Your friend needs a job. Tell your friend about this job and include the following:
    Describe the job
    Tell him why you think he should apply
    Tell him/her how he/she should apply

    Task 2
    Some people believe young children should be enrolled in nursery School before going to primary school, other believe it’s good for young children to stay with their family. Discuss both views and give your opinion

    I wrote well but didn’t have time to look thoroughly after writing.

    Thank you Liz. Your site is resourceful.

  26. Hi Liz,
    Thank you for this very informative website. I had taken my exam today here in Dammam, KSA, four modules in just one day (too exhausted). Overall, I’m worried of my reading and writing exam. As expected, I struggled in matching headings while my writing seems lacking in word counts. But I followed your suggestion to make it sure that all required task must be answered. and to observe the structure.

    Listening – Quite easy except on diagram. The conversation was about a beach resort reservation. (I guess I perfectly answered 1 to 25)

    Reading – For 1 to 27 (I have high hope that I had only few mistakes)

    Writing Task 1. You heard that your friend need a job and you offered a job which you know that he/she will qualified. (I can’t remember the exact question)

    I were able to use several less common words and linking words. I answered all the task given.

    Writing Task 2 – Some people think that young children are better to be in nursery schools before primary schools. Others people think that it is better for the young children to with their families all day. (the wordings are not exactly the same)

    Speaking –

    Part 1. Do you live in a house or in apartment.
    Which room is your favorate
    Do you plan to transfer a house in the future?

    Cue card: Talk about a change of mind that you made recently. When? How? and the result.

    Part 3 – Most of the questions are related to change of mind.
    Which one you prefer? gradual change or rapid change?

    For speaking I could say that I aced this part. There were a lot of less common words came out from my mouth, such as. commanding view of the the sea, lush green forest, cultivated rice field, evolve, technological development, inevitable, intuition, financial matter, my apartment is just a stone throw away from the the fish market. etc. (I saw the hand of the examiner raising a thumbs up every time I hit a less common words)

    Looking forward to score Band 7 at minimum or else I have to retake.

    More power to your site.


  27. Amara Adeline says:


    Had my Academic IELTS test today 7/7/18
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Listening part
    1….about surfing
    2….regarding Farmland
    3….New Zealand paintings

    Reading had 3 passages…. One was about bees, really can’t remember d other two

    Writing task 1 had a bar chart 📊 that shows international tourists to Australia from UK, US, and Japanese also had a line graph showing the number of people and d two holiday packages all between the years 1995 & 2005
    Task 2… In some countries, the age difference between parents and children is greater than in the past. Do you think the advantages outweighs the disadvantages.

    Trusting in God for good band scores.

  28. hi
    I just came back from the speaking test
    these are the questions I got asked
    part 1: about apartments and building and where my favorite room is \ maps and directions
    part 2: a time I had helped someone and how that made me feel + when and what
    part 3: about helping friends and how grandparents help their grandchildren
    how countries should cooperate internationally
    if everyone spoke the same language would there be harmony in the world?
    also, I have a question if the examiner writes sth while you’re speaking is that bad?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It makes no difference to your score what the examiner writes down. Most examiners are making a note of time and not your answers. Your score is not decided until the recording device is switched off and you have exited the room.

  29. Hi Liz,
    First and foremost, thank you so much for your tips . Even though I attended coaching, I benefited a lot from your website.
    Test Date-S-6th July,LRW-7th July
    Module- General
    Location- UAE
    PART I-what do you know about plants
    -do you grow plants as a child
    -do you have a garden
    -are you willing to accept a plant if someone gifted you
    -your accomodation, favourite room
    -best holiday
    -holiday destination you would like to visit
    -is it important to plan your vacation
    -do you plan to go back to your homecountry in the near future
    PARTII- about your first mobile phone
    -who gave you
    -how did it change your life
    -how was it useful
    -do you have the same mobile phone
    -opinion on texting
    -opinion of texting on relationships
    -do mobile phone need internet connection
    -mobile apps
    -can computers replace foreign language translators
    -does communication through computer mean that International visit becomes redundant( not sure of exact phrase, but redundant was used)
    Well, for Part II speaking,guess I was talking fast as my examiner asked me to slow down..Hope it doesnt affect the score.
    TaskI-your friend is searching for a job, write a letter informing about a job you know– describe the job, tell why it will suit him/her, how to apply
    Task II- some think that young children need to attend nursery before primary school. While others believe young children can spend all day at home. Discuss both views and give your opinion..

    Thank you once again for your selfless service:))

  30. Hi,

    Speaking Test @ Cincinnati _ Ohio USA _ 06th July 2018

    Part 1
    What is your Name?
    Do you work or Study?
    What Kind of Work you do?
    Why did you choose the job?

    Part 2:
    Recent day-out which you remember?.
    Where do you usually plan for a day-out?
    Where would you like to go in the future?
    Would you prefer to go alone or go with someone?

    Part 3
    Cue Card :
    *What song do you like?
    *why do you like this song?
    *When and Where did you hear this song first?

    General Questions based on Cue Card:
    *What kind of Music is popular in your Country?
    * Do all generations like pop music?
    * Compare old and current music?
    *Should Government spend on Music?
    *Why is Music important for the world?

  31. Neha Verma says:

    Hi Liz,

    Today i had my speaking test (6/7/18) LWR is 7/7/18 for GT
    Center – new jersey, usa

    Part 1
    do i study or work?
    did i study anywhere before?
    why i choose this college?
    do i use maps?
    electronic or paper?
    why electronic?
    who taught you to use maps?

    part 2
    do like participating in competitions (eg cooking, singing, dancing)
    what competition you would like to participate
    how will you prepare for it?

    part 3 follow up questions on competition mainly competition at work, healthy competition, why competition is necessary etc
    one question that stood out for me was can someone teach you competition

    I cohesively made up a story for my cue card but it didn’t last the stipulated time. the examiner simply looked at me and i have no clue what i spoke afterwards. thats when i got a little nervous and had to calm myself down.
    i somehow felt i din do amazing but once she stopped recording, she said ‘all the best for tomorrow. i hope you will nail the exam tomorrow just like you nailed this one’. is this a good sign?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 “To nail something” means to do a fantastic job. Time for you to focus on tomorrow 🙂

  32. Hi, Liz. Thanks you for your website. I had speaking section on Wednesday 4th of July. Academic module. Astana, Kazakhstan.
    Part 1
    Do you live in a house or apartment?
    What’s your favorite room and why?
    Do you plan to change accommodation soon?
    Does it rain alot in your country?
    Do you enjoy being wet or dry?
    in which city do you want to visit? Why?

    Part 2
    what thing you would like replace
    What? Why?

    Part 3
    why do people want to replace things?
    why so often? why do teenagers want new things?

  33. nujhat sharmin says:

    i had my speaking test. questions were about house/ apartment, holiday, favourite place for a day out.
    Cue card was about a building. And building related questions followed by in cue card session.
    tomorrow is my rest of the 3 parts exam. keeping my finger crossed.

  34. Heminesh Patel says:

    Yesterday was my exam
    Location- Vadodara, India
    Module- academic

    Speaking test on 5th July

    Part 1
    Where are u from?
    Are u living in house or apartment?
    Would u like to change in future?
    What types of season u enjoy in your country?
    And all related question to seasons

    Part 2
    Talk about a sport that u watched but not played.
    What it is
    Where u watched it
    Would u like to do in future

    Part 3
    How sports help us in our daily life?
    What can we study after playing and watching sports?
    Than some question about business and sports related

    Thank u Liz

  35. H.Granja says:

    My speaking was today, 6th of July, in São Paulo – Brazil.

    Maybe I can’t remember exactly the questions but I will tell you about the main topics:

    PART 1-
    Where do you from?
    Do you live in a house or in an apartment? Why?
    What’s your favourite room?
    Do you plan to mover in the future?
    + After this one the examiner starts to ask questions about cities (one that you’ve visited, most people in Brazil live in cities?…. ), very common questions that you can easily find here on but I can remember exactly (sorry, about that).

    PART 2 –
    Describe a sport that you only watched but would you like to try? What is it? Why?
    + At the end, the examiner asks me: Do you know anyone that usually play this sport?

    PART 3 –
    What do you think that people can learn from sports?
    Do you think it is common to business people?
    Do you think that big international sport events are too much focused on money ?
    Do you think that sports (amateurs sports) can help to deal with social problemas ? (I can’t remember exactly the question, but it was with this meaning)

    Thanks Liz for this brilliant website and I hope to achieve a good score =)

  36. Gagandeep Dhillon says:

    I took my test in India Punjab Moga my speaking was today Intro—
    1.What is your full name?
    2.How may I address you?
    3. Do you work or study?
    4. Do you use dictionary how often?
    5. Which one you prefer electric dictionary or written dictionary?
    6. who person do think can write writing dictionary?
    7.Do you read newspaper? How often?
    8.There was anyone who read newspaper paper when you were a child?
    9. Why you read newspaper?
    10.Which section of newspaper do you prefer most? why
    cue Card –
    Describe a good service from a restaurant or shop
    follow ups
    1.exnepsive companies give quality of product? why?
    2.Do you cheaper company give less quality of product?
    3.what is the difference face to face sailing and on phone saling?
    4.what qualities require a shopkeeper??
    5. what can customer do if they can get bad service?

  37. I took my Speaking test today, 6th of July, in St Petersburg, Russia.

    Part 1
    Where do you live? How far is it from the test centre? + follow up questions about the area I live in.
    Writing related questions. How often do you write? Do you enjoy writing? Do you think people these days write a lot or not?

    Part 2
    A piece of technology (not a computer) you use.

    Part 3
    Technology now and advantages/disadvantages of computers in work and everyday life.

    My tip for those who get really nervous on the day of speaking test: try to have a made-up conversation on the phone on your way to the test centre. Pretend you got a call from an English speaking friend and spend a couple of minutes chatting to yourself. It might sound weird, but talking your stress out and having a bit of a laugh will help you relax on the spot. Good luck!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your advice is good. Being chatty and friendly in the test is key and being in that frame of mind will help 🙂

  38. Foysal Jaman says:

    Module academic
    6 July, 2018

    Part 1
    *. What’s your full name?
    *Do you work or study?
    *Do you think it’s good to have friends at work?
    *Do TV channels in your country air a lot of advertisements? Why?
    * Do you follow those advertisements?
    * if your favourite celebrity appears in an advertisement,do you get influenced by that ad?
    *What do you think of celebrities appearing in the advertisement?
    * do you like traveling?
    *Will you travel in the near future?
    *Do you travel via plane/air very often? Why not/why?
    *Do you want to go into space one day?

    Part 2
    Describe a sportsman you admire

    Part 3
    *Do you think athletes from your country can be an international role model?
    * In what ways government can promote the athletes of your country?
    *If government does so how can the general people can get benefited from that?
    I am very much greatful to this site as it supports me to practice throughout my struggling period with IELTS. Best Wishes!


    PART 1

    PART 2
    PART 3



  40. Giovanna says:

    Hello Liz,
    I finished my speaking today(06/07/2018 at 2:20pm, Russia)
    part 1: basic information, sports, newspapers
    part 2: an important river
    part 3: disadvantages and advantages of using boats to tranport; the importance of rivers; Rivers have what impact on tourism….I can’t remember clearly
    Thank you so much for providing those useful materials,
    and hope I can get my ideal score!!! Good luck to me tomorrow!!

  41. Hi Liz,

    I had my speaking test yesterday in Abuja Nigeria. I was quite nervous but hope I did just fine. my test is for General IELTS

    My questions were:

    Introduction- What is your full name?

    Do you work or School?
    Do you like outdoor events and Why?
    Describe an outdoor activity you performed in as a child?
    What do you think about advertisements?
    Have you ever bought a product based on advertisement?
    Can you remember seeing an advert as a child? If yes, mention some of them

    Cue card: What is your favorite season of the year.
    -What is the season, Why do you like it and what activity do you enjoy during the season.

    General questions were on Seasonal job, effects of global warming and recycling of waste products.

    I will be having the listening,reading and writing tomorrow. I do hope I fare better.


  42. Mohammad says:

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve just finished my speaking test in Penang, Malaysia.

    In part 1 the examiner asked me several questions from various topis: study, work, my friends at university, physical activity, sports, my favorite sport, safety of sports for children in my country, my opinion about animals, keeping animals in zoo, my favorite wild animal, if I had pet before or not and why, it was totally about everything.

    in Part 2, my cue card was about my favorite toy in my childhood and some questions about the details as usual and finally explanation towards my feeling about it.

    Ok, it was just the beginning. The difficult part was the 3rd part. Several questions about the importance of toys, comparison between toys for girls and boys and explain why, the effect of family and society on the different toys for girls and boys, the responsibility of toy’s manufacturer about the effect of toys in children education, differences between toys in the past and present, and the most difficult one which I had to ask for 10 seconds to think more was the relationship between toys in the street and children films. I told the examiner that it was a really tough question and I need to think about it. I hope it will not have an adverse effect on my score.

    Finally, the examiner asked me about my opinion about my country performance in FIFA world cup and we discussed about the performance of other teams which we had expected to get better results. I do not know if this part has any effect on my IELTS score or not. Maybe, it was just something personal. Totally, it took something around 20 minutes.

    Liz, could you please inform me if asking to think in part 3 for one question has significant adverse effect or not?

    Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner doesn’t mark your ideas in IELTS speaking. Usually it isn’t recommended to remain silent while you think, it’s better to use fillers (words which fill gaps). However, that was one question only. Your score will be based on your overall performance and NOT on one question. The speaking test lasts between 11 and 14 mins. At the end of 14 mins the examiner will turn off the recording device and the test is over. Any chat after that is personal and not part of your score. So, I think you should relax – I don’t see any problems with your score. Good luck with your results 🙂

  43. Test type GT
    Location Nigeria
    Date July 5

    Do you work?
    What do you do?
    Do you have friends at work?
    How do you relate with your co-workers
    What kind of outdoor event do you attend?
    Briefly describe an outdoor activity you attended
    Have you been to a zoo before?
    Ever kept a pet?
    Favourite wild animal and why ?
    Should kids be taught about animals?
    Online marketing and how do they get their customers

    Part 2
    A time you had to save for something special
    What was the thing
    How did you save

    Part 3
    Do you young people save?
    What do young people save for?
    Between male and female, who saves better?
    Should parents teach their children how to save?

    I was tensed throughout the exam, probably because it was my first attempt. I’m not sure this will go well but I hope for the best.

    Thank you Liz

  44. Pallavi says:

    Speaking test held on 5th july 2018
    Part1- 1-tell me something about your hometown and how far is that from this place ?
    2-do u like music? Do u listen to music while studying and at workplace ?
    3 – advertisement in your country
    4 – interesting places of ur hometown

    Area in your city that needs development
    1- what was the condition before
    2 what changes have been made
    3 How it affected people
    Part 3
    Questions on public transport
    Buildings and builders
    Govt support to them

  45. Hi Liz and everyone!
    My speaking test was today in MOSCOW, RUSSIA.

    Part 1.
    Did you save money when you was child?
    Did your parents pay money to you for houeswork?
    How parents should teach children not to waste money?
    Part 2.
    Your favourite building. How it looks like? When you visited it? Why it is important for people (do not remember exactly).
    Part 3.
    All questions related with building topic such as:
    Should people waste money to build beautiful buildings and why?
    If we want to build a buisiness center to what rules we should follow?
    Why people like visit old buildings?

    Liz, many thanks to you for your incredible web-site. Many thanks to eveone who shared their test information – you helped me a lot!
    Good luck to everyone!

  46. Joyce Ideh says:

    I had my speaking Test July 4, 2018.

    Where do you live?
    Will you like to move to another accommodation in the future?
    Did you save money as a child?
    Have you ever given money to a child before?
    Do you think it’s good for parents to teach thier children how to save?

    Cue card

    What is your favourite music?
    When was the first time you heard this music?
    What does this music mean to you?

    General questions

    When was the last time you heard this song?

    People say musicians are born. What’s your take on this

    What is the advantage of learning to play a musical instrument?
    Do you think music has a negative effect on people?
    Why do you think people listen to music all over the world?

    Do you think it’s good to include music on school curriculum?


  47. I had my speaking test today (july 5th 2018) in Indonesia..
    I got question:

    part 1:
    where do you live?
    do you work or study?
    what time is that you think you work best?
    do you make a friends in the office?
    do you like travel to far place?
    do you often travel with plane?
    is there many advertising in television?
    do you will buy a product instantly after you say the ads?
    what your opinion about celebrity who promote some product??

    part 2: about public place recently build nearby you house.
    what is it?
    what was it before?
    how long it take to build it?

    part 3:
    how is public transportation in Indonesia?
    is there any problem with the public transportation?
    why is it important for the government to have good public transportation?
    what kind public place will suitable for people with any ages?
    is cinema or movie theatre popular wi5h youngster?

  48. Hi guys, i had my speaking today
    General > Istanbul, Turkey (04.07.2018)

    Section 1.

    Do you live house or apartment?
    Which room your favorite one?
    Do you think buy a house in future?

    Section 2.
    Where do you go quite place?
    what do you do?
    how often do you go?

    Section 3.
    Which place do you remember for holiday?
    Do you agree older people choose countryside more than youngers?

  49. Hi Liz,

    Took my speaking test on 4-Jul -18 at chennai, India
    These were the questions

    Part 1 .
    —Work or Study–
    Where I was from ?
    What do I do. work or study?
    my job responsibility and stuff
    . Do I have friends at office ?

    About newspapers Do I read newspaper?
    which kind of news I like ?
    Do I read news from digital devices?
    About writing
    Do I write?
    As a child did I enjoy writing
    Do I prefer hand written letters or typed ones ?

    Part 2 .
    A good photo of me ?
    When it was taken?
    Where it was taken ?
    Who took it ?
    Why I liked it ?

    Part 3
    More questions on photo like
    How is the photo that is printed different from the one we see on screen ?
    In future , would only digital photos exists rather than prints?
    How has the people’s mentality towards photo manipulation changed now ? — Not sure on this question , but something like this ..
    Can photos replace paintings ?
    Do you like looking yourself in photos?
    Do you think the culture of just taking several photos at a holiday spot is ok ?
    Do you think mobile phone with camera is necessary today?

    — My experience —
    I was pretty relaxed during part 1 and part 2 .. Only in part 3 I stammered a bit ..
    say the question like manipulation of photo .. I just started answering the question with what came to my mind at that point . then after the test had feeling I didnt hear or understand the question properly . Also while speaking for part 3 .. I was aware that certain words were inappropriate .. say like for intelligence I made a mistake by just saying peoples maximum brain capacity.. But the very next moment , I realised it was absurd.. though I was helpless..
    Quite apprehensive if that would lower my score?

    Taking the other modules on Jul 7.. will post the experience.

    Thank you Liz a lot for the help …
    The website is absolutely useful.. Great work..
    Hats off to the effort..

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I think you shouldn’t worry. Of course, “maximum brain capacity” isn’t the prefect synonym for intelligence – but the meaning is the same and the examiner will understand. Your score is not based on one or two answers. It is the overall impression of the level of your English that the examiner will mark. The examiner will also take into account nerves. My impression of your English is that it’s very strong. Lets wait for your results. Meanwhile, focus on the next part of your test 🙂

  50. 4th July.IDP India.
    Hi! Liz. Today was my speaking test.
    Part1-questions about hometown and outdoor activities.
    Part2-describe a popular person.
    Part3-why people from different areas are popular.
    In follow up, I give relevent examples to support my answer. Will it increase my band score?

  51. Srini R says:

    Thanks Liz for your wonderful website. Very useful. My IELTS GT speaking test experience.
    Location: Hyderabad, India
    Section 1: Full name, Work or study, what do you work, Do you enjoy your work, Have you used dictionary, prefer e dictionary or a book, How will you feel if they gifted you a dictionary.
    Section 2: Describe a latest infrastructure development in your area, How is it useful for local population, How long it has taken.
    Section 3: Do you think it’s waste of money to spend on roads, why infrastructure useful, How can governments make improvements etc.
    Overall test was very fast, almost like a speed quiz, no time to think, but examiners were incredible nice and polite. Way too many questions and too less time to respond. It’s more like a conversation with arguments, counter arguments than as a series of questions to be answered. Best to be natural. Rote learning unlikely to help.

  52. Chidimma says:

    Good afternoon,
    I had my speaking test today Academic (04/07/2018) Lagos, Nigeria
    Part 1
    Do you live in a house or an apartment?
    What’s your favourite room in your house?
    Where do you like going out?
    Do you prefer going out alone or with friends?
    Part 2
    Describe a (music/ sports/cooking) competition you’d like to take part in
    Part 3
    What is the importance of competition?
    Do you think competition drive innovation?
    Parents don’t like their little children to take part in competitions, why do you think so?
    I can’t really remember all the questions.
    I was so nervous and spoke a bit too fast, I hope to do better in my LRW

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Don’t worry about the speed. As long as the examiner understood – it’s fine. Good luck in the next part of your test!!

  53. Morgana says:

    Speaking questions 4 July, 18 (Ludhiana, India)

    Work/ studies
    What time of the day do you work best? Why?
    What outdoor sports did you do in your school?
    Would you like to work outdoors?
    What outdoor activities did you do as a child?
    Should people do more physical workout as they get older?

    Cue card: your idea of perfect holiday
    With whom you’ll go
    What you will do there
    Why this place

    Follow ups:
    Why do we need time off from work ?
    How does an organisation benefit from giving time off to its employees?
    How do employees benefit from the same?
    Should people spend more time alone? Why?

    Liz, thank you so much for your videos, advices and all the help. I wouldn’t have been so confident without your support. The only thing I’m worried about is that I was going a bit off topic on some questions. I was not being succinct. Do you think that will affect my score?

    I hope I get 7+ 👏🏽

  54. Hi everyone,Today I faced the speaking exam
    General Module
    Colombo,Sri Lanka

    Part 1
    How many hours you sleep?
    Is it necessary to take a nap?
    do old people sleep less than youngesters?
    How do you have a good sleep?
    Are advertisements good?
    Do you follow advertisements?

    Part 2
    Describe a popular person:
    How do you know him?
    Why he is popular?

    Part 3
    about celebrities
    celebrities are followed by youngesters

  55. Snowflake says:

    Hello everyone,
    I had my IELTS test on 30th June, located in Zagreb, Croatia.


    Part 1
    1) Full name?
    2) How far away is your hometown from the IELTS examination location?
    3) How long have you lived there?
    4) Something interesting about your town?
    5) Do you write?
    6) Do you like writing – did you write when you were a child, and how will it change in future?
    7) Do you use mobile apps?
    8) Would you like to design a mobile app in future?
    9) Is it important for children to learn how to swim (other questions related to education and sport – swimming and how important it is)

    Part 2
    Describe a river/sea/water in your country
    -how big it is

    Part 3
    (related to a given topic in part 2)
    1) River in the past and nowadays?
    2) Did you spend a lot of time there?
    3) Activities? (river)
    4) Jobs? (river)
    5) Importance of tourism? (river)
    6) Advantages and disadvantages of river transport?


    Task 1: MAP!
    -bookstore in 2000, and today

    Task 2: It is believed that young people are interested in international pop singers and movie stars more than history, and historians. Why? Give reasons, and examples.

    Thank you Liz so much.
    You are the best!

  56. Hi All,

    Here are my exam questions. Type : General , Date of Exam : 30 June 2018, Country : Malaysia.

    Writing Task 1 :

    Write a letter to your company that you going to training course.
    this should include
    1) details about the training.
    2) How it will benefit your job.
    3) how you arrange yourself with the schedule.

    Your answer must start with

    Dear … ,

    Writing Task 2:

    Now-a-days culture is more or less same around the world when compared to previous.

    is this a positive trend or negative trend.


    Last paragraph is about endangered species.

    Listening :

    Last part is about telescope invention and its evolved over the years.


    Part 1:

    About dictionary.
    Do you like soft copy or hard coy to refer.
    If a friend gave you dictionary as a gift, how would you feel.

    About Work:
    How do you feel at work.
    What time your energy levels are high during working.
    is it good to have colleagues as friends ? if yes, then why?

    Part 2:

    What is to be a perfect vacation.

    your answer must include.
    1) with whom you want to go
    2) where do you want to go
    3) when do you want to go.

    Topic 3:

    1) to be a good vacation, is it necessary to be expensive.
    2) if company is providing you the holiday trip, how would you feel.
    3) in your country what type of vacations normally have.
    4) why people prefer short time vacation.

  57. Date: 30-06-2018 – Sweden-Stockholm – Academic
    What is your full name?
    Do you live in a house or apartment?
    Do you have a plan to change it?
    Which room is your favorite room in your house?
    Tell me about your last holiday
    Cue card
    Describe an interesting activity that your friend has done and you like to do it
    what was it
    when was it
    Why do you think it is interesting
    part 3
    Is punctuality important in your country? why?
    Do you wear a wristwatch?
    Do you like to experience new thing in your life? why?
    Do you think the young people are more willing to experience new things than older people? why?
    In what ways can family and friends affect younger people?
    Should younger people always follow their family?
    2 maps that show a bookstore in 2010 and now
    Task 2
    These days people know more about famous people like pop and movie stars and don’t know famous people in the history of their country
    Why it is
    What should be done to increase the knowledge of younger people about famous people in the history of their country

  58. Rajkumar Johnson says:

    I had the Speaking test today in Chennai India (2nd July 18)

    Task I

    What is your full name?
    Where are you from?
    Do you work or study?
    What is your work timings?
    2-3 more question on my work
    Do you use dictionary frequently?

    Cue card –

    What is the one aspect that you learned (not from school or college) which helped you?
    What is it?
    Where did you learn it?
    How it helped you?

    Task 3 –

    What do you think is the correct age for schooling?
    Do you think the teachers and caretakers in the play schools are least bothered about the children?
    Who are the perfect leaders for kids, parents or teachers?
    What is the one other activity that children can be taught other than schooling?
    Will sports affect the educational talent of children?
    What is a special thing that humans possess while other living things do not?
    Finally – What is opinion on learning and what is the greatest outcome of learning?

    I pretty much answered everything without any break or pause. The interviewer came up with lots of questions about work, education, additional activities etc. I was spontaneous with my answers and I assume the interviewer wanted to prolong the speech for 15 mins and that’s why she had lot many questions. For Cue card I answered that Work Ethics and Professionalism is what I learned from my work place and explained for a couple of minutes. I noticed a pleasant smile from the interviewer for all my answers. hopefully she must be happy with my answers.

    I am hoping a score of 8 or a minimum of 7.5 incase the interviewer thought I was quick with my responses. Eagerly waiting for the 13th of July. All the very best guys n girls 🙂

    Special thanks to Liz for such an informative and helpful website 🙂

  59. Academic, Iran, Tehran. 30.6.2018
    Hi Liz/ Hi everyone
    Thank you so much Liz for your great website and thanks guys for your comments.

    Section 1: about walking tour or sth like this
    Section 2: four short multiple questions ( very easy) and six questions which are related to a map ( the map was corridor )
    Section 3: multiple questions again were easy
    Section 4: about cities

    Section 1: about different tribes with strange names such as xhole, fuemge, trimple etc. but don’t worry. You can find the answers very easily. Section 1 was easy in spite of its difficult names.
    Question 1- 6: T,F, N.G
    Other questions were sentences completion (no more than two words)

    Section 2: about marine life and other animals in New Zealandagain (again very easy specially headings!)
    Questions 14 – 19: matching heading A- H
    Qestions 20 – 23: three scientists opinions (list of ideas and matching these ideas)
    Qestions 24 – 26: Sentences completion

    Section 3: about dream (easy but time-consuming)
    Questions 27 – 30: Yes, No, N.G
    Qestions 31 – 35: multiple choice (a,b,c,d) questions were easy but time consuming
    Qestions 36 – 40: sentences completions (list of sentences and matching questions with answers)

    Task 1: a map about a bookshop in 2000 and its new plan at present

    Task 2:
    Young people are more interested in international films and pop stars but not on famous people in their country’s history.

    Why is it?
    What can be done to reduce this situation?

    Cause/Solution type of essay and the topic was sth like this


    Cue Card: building that yoy like

    I hope it would be helpful. Good luck everyone 👍👍👍👍👍👍
    Thanks again Liz🌺🌺🌺

  60. General
    Date- June 30th 2018
    Location- Texas, USA

    Listening was tough (including map, matching headings)
    Reading- 4 passages (first passage was about library and cash cards, last passage was about ants)
    Writing –
    Letter to a theatre manager regarding an accident that took place with your friend and suggestions to avoid such accidents in future
    essay- taking care of env should be responsibility of -govt or individuals. Discuss both sides and give your opinion

    Speaking –
    where are you from
    interesting thing about your area
    Do you use mobile and computers
    which apps are more popular in your country
    which app you want to have
    would you like to create an app
    Cue card- perfect holiday, where , with whom, why it would be perfect
    follow up ques – why people take holiday/vacation in your country
    what should people plan before going on a holiday

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Francisco J Zumbado says:

      I had the same test here in Costa Rica. And yes, the listening part was difficult, and all other people I had the chance to talk to after the test thought the same.

  61. darshanika chandimalee thennakoon gamage says:

    writing academic part 2..30th June 2018
    in some countries senior people want to share their lives with retirement community rather than living with their adult children.
    is it positive or negative trend?

  62. darshanika chandimalee thennakoon gamage says:

    IELTS 26th June 2018
    part 1
    1.where do you live?
    2.what is the type of accommodation you stay?
    2. what is the favourite place of your home?
    3.Do you like travelling? you usually travel alone?
    5.what was the recently visited place?
    6.where do you want to travel in future?
    Part 2
    describe the something you have wear for special occasion?
    what it was?
    where did you buy it?
    For which occasions did you wear it?
    what do you feel about occasion and the item?
    Part 3
    1.what do you think about today fashion?
    2.Do you think globalization influence to today’s fashion ?
    3.what do you think about uniform?
    4. do you think is it okay to diside employee’s uniform by their bosses?

  63. Haneenaburamadan says:

    Speaking Test
    (General exam, United Arab Emirates, 27th june 2018)

    what is your full name?
    where are you from?
    Are you currently working and where?
    where do u live ? (city or village)
    Tell me about living in city ?
    when was the last time you visited another city ?
    Do u prefer receiving handwritten or e-letters ?
    when was the last time u wrote a letter to someone?

    part 2:
    Talk about something you own that you wish to replace .
    describe the item.
    since when you had it.
    what was the problem with the item
    is it easy or difficult to replace the item.

    part 3
    Do you frequently go for shopping ?
    do you think people are shopping more on-line rather than going to shops?
    what is your prediction about type of shopping in the future?
    compare about shopping in the past and in current days?
    Talk about general waste in our modern world and ways to encounter the problem?
    Who is responsible about raising Public awareness in a society?
    Do u think that reducing general waste where people will wisely pick up things will have a negative impact on the economy of the country?

  64. Location: dallas, Texas
    Part 1: do you live in a house or an apartment?
    What’s your favorite room
    Do you get bored easily
    Do you get bored more now vs when you were younger
    How important it is to be on time in your culture

    Part 2:
    Describe a recent event that made you happy
    When was this event
    Who was present
    How did you feel about it

    Part 3:
    Questions about work and happiness
    – is it important to be happy at work
    – do you think more people are happy now vs in prior times

  65. Hi Liz
    Test date 30-06-2018, melbourne, Idp

    writing task 1 Two pie charts representiong various sources, for the production of energy in 1998 and 2003.
    Task 2 Business and cultural exchange between countries is increasing and this is thought to be as a positive development by some. however, others believe that it may lead to loss of national identity. Discuss both views and give your opinion?

    Much thanks for your efforts for us !

  66. YASH PATEL says:

    Hello Liz,
    I am Yash Pansuriya from Rajkot, Gujarat
    Yesterday, i took the LRW test via IDP.
    DATE : 30th JUNE’ 2018 [ACADEMIC]
    Speaking test is on 4th July’ 2018.

    Task – 1
    A bar graph describe about the number of men and women made trips for various purposes such as travelling for work, shopping, one day trip, taking children to school, visiting friends and Entertainment.

    Task – 2
    Some people thinks that it is necessary to testing medicine on animals, its intended to human, however, some thinks that its not the way of use animals for testing a medicine.
    Discuss both your views and give your opinion.

    Your Blogs are lots of help to me in reading and writing.
    THANK YOU Liz……

  67. Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Test Date: 30/06/2018
    Academic Module
    Bangalore, India

    Writing Task 2:

    Some people think it is necessary to use animals for testing medicine which are intended for human, while others say animals should not be treated this way (not exactly but this is the gist of the question)
    Discuss both the views and give your opinion.

    Speaking : cue card topic

    Explain that one special thing you learnt in Maths in your primary school
    What was it
    When and How did you learn it
    How did it help you in further career (something like this- not sure)

  68. I felt it is my responsibility to post the recent essay t1 and t2 topics as I have benefited a lot from questions given by others.
    Writing Task 1 – Write a letter to your friend about a book that you have recently read.
    – write about the book
    – why it will be useful for her/him.
    – how do you buy.
    W-T2: Some people think that decreasing the speed of vehicles will increase road safety, others believe there are other options. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Both tasks, I felt, are rather easy ones, nothing to panic, but please guys remember one thing. I thought I was good at writing, because I keep on writing many things, like answering on Quora, writing emails etc and I have been in Medical Transcription for almost 15 years, which gave me confidence in writing, but that is not sufficient for writing task, because here you have to practice the style and format. Introduction, main idea plus supporting sentences or example, next main idea etc and then conclusion. So practice till you get it right. I was just thinking how to get the main ideas and not writing, as I was very clear with intro and conclusion, so I felt my essay to be little clumsy though I felt task response was okay, but I don’t know what happens, lets see. So, please please practice writing, write at least 10-20 full essays before exam.

    My listening was good. First was travel agent – customer conversation, next is a map pointing (confused as expected), next sports equipment and places to buy, next as usual research topic and then a monologue with sentence completion. So overall I felt my listening was okay. Friends, here also, please practice Map several times, it is very confusing. Especially for non-native speakers, the way we tell routes is very very different to how native speakers tell the routes. They say turn right at the corner, go furthermore etc. We don’t use such words. We say, go straight, take left, take right. So it is bit confusing and you will lose marks in a relatively very easy task, so practise a lot.

    Reading I was not so confident before the exam, but fortunately, my Reading went very well. I could answer all questions. Waiting eagerly for the result. Only suggestion for reading is read lots of articles from where ever you can to speed up your reading and comprehension. Read newspapers, BBC site, etc., as suggested on Liz website. Time was never a concern for me. I was left with sufficient time in Reading and Writing.

    One more interesting thing, there were 500 students at the centre and the listening test did not start on time, it started almost 40 minutes after the scheduled time, so take care. Go to wash room before you enter the exam hall, do not take it lightly. You will feel the pressure during Writing as it is the last one and there is AC in the Hall.

    Arrive Early at the centre, almost 1:30 hours before the actual time, as it will take lot of time to submit your belongings and get photographed and registered. Do not worry, if you are not photographed in the beginning, you can get it after the exam also.

    Please listen to instructions carefully. Check you headphones for sound clarity and adjust volume during the Demos. Lots of demos will be provided because all 500 people should get it right. Just raise your hand, some person will come and help you.

    Last but not the least. Take as much help as you can from Liz Website, in fact read the whole website. Hope these suggestions help. For any other clarifications, my lovely Liz is always there to help.

    All the best…

  69. Darshna says:

    Location: melbourne, Australia
    Academic module

    Part 1: 2 pie chart related to renewable energy production in 1985 and 2003
    Part 2: Many people think that increasing business and cultural relationship between different countries is positive development. Others believe that this might be reason of loss of national identities of the country.. discuss both views and give your opinion.

  70. My IElTS Test was today.
    Litening was tough with a map type question and Reading easy.
    About current place/ town you are living.
    Sleeping habbits, your sleep hours, kids, young and old. Do old people need more sleep ?
    About newspaper, how often you read, how you access it, in your childhood who read newspaper.

    Cue card:
    Tell about a story you remember told to you by someone else.
    What was that story
    Who told you
    Why you remember that story.

    Then all related to stories, like do you often read stories
    What kind of stories kids like, and what kind of stories young generation like?
    What type of story in your countries do parents read to their kids?
    Why young generation like different kind of stories ?
    How technology has changed the way we access stories, and is this positive change ?

    Task 1- You visited a theatre with your friend and your friend got hurt. One of the staff member helped you.Write a letter to the manager of theatre. You should write
    How your friend got hurt.
    How the staff member helped.
    Suggest the manager measures to avoid this accident happening again.
    Task 2-
    Some believe it is the responsibility of government to take care of environmemt, others thing people are responsible for it. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
    Thank you so much Liz, this is a wonderful site for preparing on your own, specially for speaking your site helped me a lot, also I am very happy with my speaking, writing and reading paper, however listening ( speacialy part 3 ) was tough. Fingers crossed and thanks again !!

  71. Kirandeepkaur says:

    Academic IDP
    27 JUNE 2018
    ●what is your full form?
    ●Do you work or study?
    ●where did you study?
    ●why you choose that college?
    ●did you enjoy your first day of college?
    ● do grow plants?
    ● Do you know how to cultivate the plants?
    ●why do we grow plants?
    ● which according to you is better a village or a city?
    ● why do you think city provide more facilities than villages?
    ##CUE CARD
    How you got?
    What changes it brought it in your life?
    ● do you still have that mobile phone?
    ● do you think in coming years technology would totally stop the overseas travelling due to work?
    ●When do the vhildren get cell phones in your country?
    ●what impacts does children have due to phones?

    30 JUNE 2018
    The bar graph represented the number and purpose of males and females travelling in 2007 in a certain european country.
    Some people think that it is necessary to test animals for medicines while others object it. Explain both views and your opinion.

  72. Test mode: General
    Date: 06/30/18
    Location: Austin, TX

    Writing module

    Task 1: Write a letter to the manager explaining about an accident happened to your friend last week in the theatre and how member of staff helped you.

    You should mention,
    * What was the accident
    * Suggest what can be done to prevent those kind of accidents

    Task 2: Some people say that individual should take care of their environment. Others say that government are responsible.

    Dicuss both views and give your opinion.

    Speaking module

    Part 1: Do you work or study?
    What were your responsibilities?
    Did you interact with your team mates?
    Do you prefer writing?
    Did you write in childhood?
    Do you think your writings will change in future?
    Do you read newspapers?
    Do any member of your family read newspapers?

    Part 2: Talk about something that you have learned outside your school or college

    Part 3: What do children learn from their parents?
    How adults benefit from parenting, cooking and finances?
    Did Internet affect the way we memorize words?

    My husband also gave the test today.

    Part 1: Do you work or study?
    What were your responsibilities?
    Why did you choose this job?
    How was your first day at work?
    What was your recent ideal holiday?
    Do vacation need planning?
    Where would you go for your next vacation?
    Is time important in your culture/country?

    Part 2: Talk about the website that you frequently visit

    Part 3: How do you use Internet?
    What is the role of Internet in education?
    Do you think Internet replace public libraries in future?

    I am very thankful to you Liz for your valuable tips and creating this platform to share our ielts experiences.

  73. Hi Lizzy
    Please find the 30th June 2018 IELTS BC GT Writing Questions below.

    TASK 1:
    1. You read a book and you think your friend will find it very usefull
    Write a letter to your friend, include below points in your letter.
    1. Write about the book
    2. Tell him why you feel that he will like the book
    3. Suggest him on how to get that book
    TASK 2:
    Many people think that the road safety will improve when government will decrease the speed limit, other people think that there are better ways in improving road safety.
    Discuss both the views and give your opinion
    Also quote any example from your experience to support your view.


    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Anirudh says:

        Liz, I had written a comment. However, I feel that it was not posted as not being approved to be posted. I had posted a query with it. I have written a letter that is from 250 to 280 words in length. I am aware that there is no maximum limit. Can you tell me if writing these many words can impact my score negatively in terms of word count? (Keeping aside all the other factors grammar and tenses)


  74. San Antonio. TX

    I had my speaking yesterday:

    Part 1:

    Where are you from?
    Do you live in a house or an apartment?
    Which is your favorite room?
    Do you like your city?
    Does your city have old buildings?
    Do you prefer dry or humid climate?
    Why do u like rain?
    Did you ever get wet in rain?

    Part 2:

    Something you recently lost.
    How did you lose it?
    What did you do afterwards?

    Part 3:

    Do you think parents should teach there children how to organize things?
    How should they do it?
    Why is it important?
    Does being organized helps artists?

    I had my LRW today.

    Writing task 1: You went to a theatre yesterday with a friend. Your friend had an accident and a staff member helped. Write to manager : how it happened, how staff member helped and what should be done in future.

    Writing task 2: Individual should take of the environment or is it the government’s responsibility. Discuss and give your opinion.

    Hey Liz,

    In speaking part 2, cue card, I said I didn’t lose something but i lost someone recently and continued from there on. Is that ok?

  75. Hi Liz,
    Hope you are well!
    IELTS general at Ahmedabad.
    It was Fairly similar to the Cambridge 13 structure.
    Form filling
    Students conversation
    Speech on department store

    Was really easy with even easier last para on “pepper ” for question 27-40.
    Rest of the reading was relatively easy too!

    Part 1
    Write to a friend about a book you have just read and want to recommend to him/her.

    Describe the book a
    How can it be helpful to him/her,
    Where can he get from

    Part 2

    In my own words as I can’t remember exactly word by word

    Reduction of Maximum speed limit is the best way to improve road safety, others says other methods are there.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  76. Writing test
    General training
    Task 1
    Write a letter to your friend tell him you bought a book.
    In your letter:
    * Where you bought this book .
    * How do you think it could be useful for him .
    * How do you think he could get this book.

    Task 2
    Some people think that the best way to increase road safety is to reduce maximum speed .Others believe that other ways would be effective to improve road safety .
    Discuss both these views and give your own opinion .

  77. Susan George says:

    Writings task 1. 30.6.2018
    Many young people today know more about international pop&film stars than the famous people in their own country
    Why is this?
    What can be done to increase their knowledge about famous people in their country?
    Task 1
    Plans of a book store in 2000 and now(diagram )

  78. Sindhuja Iyengar says:

    Hello Liz, Firstly thanks a million:)))) your website was extremely useful:)))

    Module: Academic
    Location: Bangalore, India

    Speaking test: 28th June

    Part 1:
    What’s your name?
    Where are you from?
    What do you do?
    What inspired you to take that particular profession?
    How was your first day at college?
    What type of places do you often visit and why?
    In the future what sort of place would you like to visit?

    Part 2:
    All about street shopping
    What do you think about street shopping?
    What do you generally buy from street markets?
    Why do you go to street markets?

    Part 3:
    Questions related to shopping itself
    Do you like shopping alone?
    Why do people prefer shopping with other people?
    Why do people buy luxurious goods? Does it give them happiness?
    Why do people buy goods that they don’t even use?
    Is consumerism really bringing about positive changes in today’s society?

    LRW: 30th June

    Writing test
    Task 1: A graph showing the number and purpose of trips made by men and women of a certain European country in 2007
    Task 2: Using animals for medicine testing
    Some people are for it while some are against
    Discuss both the views and write your opinion.

  79. Hi everybody,

    I have competed my test in Liverpool University, England and the academic writing subjects were:

    *part 1- bookshop diagram in 2000 and the same shop now. Describe the changes

    *part 2 – why are children more interested in famous musicians and fanous movie stars rather than famous people in our history. Why? What can be done to change this?

    Speaking Topics and questions:

    -what advertisment do you remember as a child and why?

    Outdoor activities
    *outdoor activities do you like and what’s your favourite near you and why?
    *Is being outdoors important to you and why?

    Part 3 –

    Describe a piece of technology you use (not computer), why? What? When? Plus additional questions.

    With thanks to Liz for all your tips and videos. Fingers crossed for a good IELTS score 🤞

  80. Amrit Kaur says:

    Today was my LRW exam. 30th June 2018.
    Location: India
    Module: General Training

    Section1- Form filling for booking vacation
    Section2- Map of a city for activities for physic like gym, swimming pool, running track etc and 6 places offering services (matching)
    Section3- 4 questions of MCQs regarding an art and 6 questions of completing flow chart of a research done by some on an missing art.
    Section4- note completion for a supermarket regarding what it had done and conclusion for others.
    Overall, first section was a little fast, but section 3 and 4 was very easy. Not confusion was created in last 2 sections as answers were directly spoken.

    The reading was too easy. I was able to complete it in 30 minutes. And then took a toilet break. After that I rechecked my answers in 20 minutes. The last passage was about pepper.

    Task1- you recently read a book and write a letter to your friend to recommend the book.
    -tell about the book
    -how it will be useful for your friend
    -how he/she can get that book. (Not exactly in these words)
    Task2- discuss both sides and give your opinion
    Some people think for road safety lower the maximum speed limit for vehicles on all roads, while others think there are other better ways to improve the road safety. (Almost in similar words)

    I did very well as I relaxed myself before exam. I sung many songs and was smiling and observing everything to do so. During reading I just started from solving the questions which are my strengths. But in the end did all very well. For writing, I took first 7 minutes for planning ideas and also wrote uncommon vocabulary words roughly. Then it me roughly 15-20 minutes for task 1 and 25-30 minutes for task 2. When the whole structure is written roughly on paper then writing on time by maintaining quality is possible.
    My speaking is on 5th July,2018.
    For L and R, at least 8.0 are for sure. For writing, hoping for 8.0. Fingers crossed.

  81. Renata P. says:

    General training – speaking test
    June 30th – São Paulo – Brazil

    Part 1:
    – what do you do, do you work or study?
    – how is your working schedule during the week?
    – do you have friends where you work?
    – what is your favourite wild animal?
    – how often do you use apps?
    – what is the most popular app in your country?
    – is there an app you would like to have?
    – would you like to make an app?

    Part 2:
    Talk about a situation where you had to be polite.
    – where was it
    – why you had to be polite
    – how did you felt being polite
    – do you think we should always be polite? (This one the examiner asked me in the end)

    Part 3:
    – why children sometimes dont say what they are thinking
    – should we always say what we think?
    – some people believe that ommiting is the same as lying, do you agree?

    Maybe I forgot something… but I hope it helps!

  82. Sneha Kankariya says:

    Dear Liz,
    Hope you are doing good! Thank you for the excellent tips on all sections of IELTS. I had taken your advanced lessons for writing as well and they were really helpful. I just pray to god that I get my desired score.

    General test – 30th June 2018 – Germany

    Section 1 – Nature reserve (form filling)
    Section 2 – Radiotalk – FM (multiple choice)
    Section 3 – Radio office plan and a research talk between 2 people (map labelling and multiple choice questions)
    Section 4 – Urban and Rural life – positive and negative aspects (sentence completion)

    Section 1 – Sydney transport – T/F/NG
    Section 2 – UK doctor visit – paragraph Matching
    Section 3 – interviewing Skills (sentence completion)
    Section 4 – Pepper talk (Heading matching/multiple choice/T-F-NG

    Task 1 – you have just read a book and found it useful. write a letter to your friend
    •tell her/him about the book
    •explain her/him why it is useful
    •suggest how he/she can have it

    Task 2 – Some people think that the best way to improve road safety is to lower the maximum speed limit. Others think that there are better alternative ways to do this.
    Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    Part 1 – General topics about myself, work, holidays and money
    Part 2 – A recent occasion that made you happy
    Part 3 – All about money and happiness ( a lot of questions)

    Thank you once again! Cheers!

  83. General Training Test
    Test Date: 30/06/2018
    Test Center: University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Part 1:
    Where do you there?
    Is it far from here?
    Why do you live there?
    Do you like the place you live?
    Do you use a smartphone?
    What apps do you usually use? Why?
    What are apps popular in your country?
    Why do people use them?
    Is there any app you would like to have?
    Part 2:
    Describe a public place that you visit and think there is a room for improvement.
    Where is it?
    Why do you go there?
    What needs to be improved?
    Do you think the government would do it?
    Part 3:
    What are the differences between living in a city and countryside?
    Why do people have to travel a long distance to work?
    Why do people who live in an apartment in a city often do not know each other?
    What should the government do to improve this trend in apartments?
    Why do people living in a city often feel lonely?
    Should the government create more jobs in the countryside?
    In the future, people will live in a megacity, is it positive or negative? Why?

    Part 1: Magazine Photo Reprint Service
    Part 2&3: Students discussion on a project about motorbike
    Part 4: The history of the telescope

    Part 1: Checking used car before buying
    Part 2: Tips and service charge in restaurants
    Part 3: New Paid Holiday Policy in the EU
    Part 4: Rescue Endangered Bird in New Zealand

    Part 1: You are working for a company. Write a letter to your boss to propose a training course you want to attend.
    What is the training course?
    Why do you think this course is helpful to you?
    Propose your suitable time to attend the training

    Part 2: The cultures of many countries around the world becomes more similar than they used to be.
    What are the reasons for this trend?
    Is it positive or negative?

    I have just finished my test, and I am hoping for the best!
    I really want to say thank you so much for your informative website and videos.
    You are a great teacher, and your work is highly appreciated! Take care, Liz! 😁

  84. Satish Chandler says:

    Academic TEST date 30/6/2018
    Melbourne Australia
    Academic Writing TASK 1: The pie chart shows below the energy produced by fuel sources in a country in 1995 and 2005.
    Academic Writing TASK 2 : Some people think the increasing business and culture contact between countries bring many positive effects. Others say it causes the loss of national identities.
    Discuss both of these views and give your opinion.

    Academic Speaking
    What is your Name ?
    where are you from ?
    What job do you do ?
    What did you wanted to become when you were in School ?
    Do you think full time or part time job ?
    What is your idea about eating healthy meals ?
    When should children choose different subjects in School ?

    : Cue Card
    What was your Favourite subject in school / why/ what was most most interesting ?
    Following Questions :
    What subject you think should be taught now a days ?
    What subject should be taught in the future ?

  85. Khawla
    I have done my exam now
    Saudi Arabia

    Writing task 1 is bar graph about numbers of students in UK in three different years

    Task 2 is not exactly but it was about:
    Older people these days prefer to live in retirement communities with other older, others want to live with their adult children

  86. Hi Liz!

    I had my speaking test yesterday.

    Thanks to all of your tips.

    Location: Doha, Qatar
    Module: General

    Part 1:

    Where do you live?
    How long have you been living there?
    Do you like it there? Why?
    Where do you work?
    How long have you been working there?
    Do you like apps on the phones?
    What are the apps that you are using?
    What are the apps famous in your country?
    Why do you say so?
    Are there any apps that you would like to have?
    Do you want to build an app?

    Part 2:

    Describe a recent development in your area:

    – you may say what it it is
    – what used to be there
    – why is this development important

    Part 3:

    Are new developments good or bad?
    Do you think the government should build recreational places for all ages? Why?
    Do you think they should use the tax payers money? Why?
    Do you think young people like to go to cinemas? Why do you say so?
    Do you think the government should be consulted before constructing any building? Why?

    I am worried about my part 2 answers as I had finished stating my points but the 2 mins is not yet over so I had added some more info then he had asked me to stop once I reached the 2 mins.

    Today is my written test so wish me luck!

  87. Karem Saleh says:

    My speaking exam was yesterday.
    Where are you from?
    How far is it far from here?
    What the interesting thing you find about your hometown?
    Do you prefer part time or fulltime job?why?
    Which job did you want to work when you was a child?
    Which job will you prefer in the future?
    Do you do any phyical activity?
    Do you think people keen on doing phyical activity? Why?
    Which sport do you do?
    Part 2:
    Describe a time when you had to save money to buy a special thing.
    When was that time?
    Why you want to buy that thing?
    How long did it take to save the money?
    And explain what did you feel after you saved the money?
    Follow up questions related to money saving and spending

  88. I had my speaking exam few hours ago.

    Part 1:
    Do you work/study?
    Why did you choose this field?
    About children and money:
    Did your parents give money?
    How do children learn about saving money?
    Did u give money to children?
    About plants:
    Do u like to be gifted any plants?
    Do you know how to plant? Have you ever done any?
    Part 2:
    An attire you wore on a special occasion.
    Where did u buy it? What other people talked about it?
    Part 3:
    About clothes and globalization,
    Changes in clothing over the years.
    Informal/formal clothing selection according to jobs.

    Hope I will get the 7 I need.
    And thank you so much Liz!

  89. I had my Speaking Test today.
    This are the Follow up questions,
    Part 1
    What is your full name
    What can i call you
    Do you work or study
    Topic related to advertisement
    I don’t remember the exact questions
    Part 2
    Cue card
    Describe a river or sea you have visited
    Part 3
    River related questions only
    Now tomorrow is my LRW exam wish me luck 😊

  90. Suman kumar nepali says:

    Speaking Test
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Thank you LIZ! for the wonderful and useful tips 🙂
    Part 1:
    Do you study or work?
    Why did you choose to study in particular university?
    Why do people go for a day out?
    Where do you go for a day out?
    Describe a city you would like to visit in future?
    Which city did you visit recently?
    Do you prefer going for day out alone or with friends?

    Part 2: Comic Actor

    cue card:
    Describe a comic actor who is popular in your country.
    you should say:
    – who the actor is
    -how you know him/her
    -what kind of person he/she is
    and explain why is he/she popular in your country

    Part 3:
    -Do you think men and women have different taste in entertainment ?
    -What kind of entertainment do the children like? how is it different from the past?
    – Is there any circus in your city?
    – why do children like going to circus?
    – why do adults like computer games?
    – what makes these game more interesting?
    – Do you agree that educational activity helps growth of children?

  91. Hi Liz,
    Just now I’ve finished my speaking session.
    PART 1,
    i) Where do you live now? distance between the town and your home.
    ii) have you shifted your house recently ?
    iii) do you like your present town?
    iv) what is most interesting in your town?
    PART 2
    Describe one thing what you learned at any time in your life, not in school or college
    who helped you to learn that particular thing.
    PART 3
    I)is it necessary to learn children about new things.
    ii) how hobbies affect a person’s life
    iii) is there any benefit of learning something for the older people.
    iv) what is importance of sleep.
    v) how do you do to have a good sleep.
    ……….and some other questions.
    I spoke well throughout the test BUT after 2nd part I requested the examiner to give me some drinking water as my mouth became dry. She told me if it is emergency then you can have it but if you can carry on next 4/5 minutes then no need. I chose to carried on.
    NOW, I am a bit worry whether it would have any bad impact on my score or not.
    I will be happy if you tell something about it.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I do not understand. What is the problem? You asked for water and then decided to continue instead. Why would that affect your score for English language fluency, grammar, vocab or pronunciation?

  92. Very helpful website Liz, thanks a ton. Was a bit panicked when the site wasnt getting questions during 18-22 june period but again its back to glory.

    IELTS Speaking GT: 29 June 2018, Bangalore India.

    Part 1:
    Full name, how can i call you.
    Where are you from.
    Work or study.
    Do u like to make friends at office
    About gifting:
    When do people usually gift each other in your country
    Is the trend changing
    What is the gift u got recently
    Was there any gift u disliked, if so what and why

    Part 2:
    Describe an unusual meal you had
    —When did you have it
    —With whom did you have
    — how did you like it

    Connected question: Do you want to try it again

    Part 3:
    What varieties of food are available in your country
    Are international foods popular in your region
    How food trends are varying in households
    Do you see a great revamp hapening
    How does transportation affect food delivery internationally
    How does science and technology impact food


    Hopeful for a 7+. Tomorrow is the LRW test. Gearing up

  93. Exam date- 28/06/18 (GT)
    I am really sceptical about a question ‘foreign food’ which my examiner asked me and to which i had answered South indian food . Its really weird because its not a foreign food for me! Does it affect my band score?? Hoping for an 8 now. But,quite doubtful.
    I would be having my exam tomorrow for LWR where i need 8,7,7 atleast. Last time in reading i fell short of half a band (6.5). General reading is something that confuses and scares me alot. Have been following your website and your content is amazing. Hope i would be posting my results with more enthusiasm as i m posting the questions now.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your part 2 topic was fine. Your speaking score is not based on your choice of answer or your ideas. Nothing is counted except the English you produce in IELTS speaking. So as long as your talk gave lots of interesting vocab and descriptions of food along with past memories, future hopes and plans etc, you’ll be fine. Remember this is different to IELTS writing where your ideas (how you use them, extend them, link them) are marked. Focus on tomorrow. Good luck!

  94. General training
    Beijing, China
    June 26, 2018

    Speaking Test 1:
    Work or study?
    First day at work?
    Your best celebration of a holiday?
    Importance of teachers?
    Memories of the first teacher
    Is it important to plan trips ahead of time? Why?

    Cue card: childhood friend
    How did you meet?
    Why did you become friends?
    What’s this person doing now?

    Difference between how friendships were formed in the past and now. Why?
    The influence of technology on the nature of friendships
    Impact of technology on interaction among children? Good or bad?
    How teenagers use tech to communicate?
    Speaking Test 2 (my wife’s):
    Work or study?
    Do you use dictionaries? Why?
    Importance of dictionaries
    Online or paper based?
    Would you write a dictionary? Why or why not?
    Is it a good present?
    Favorite wild animal
    Do you have a pet?

    Cue card: a perfect travel destination for you
    Who to go with?
    What will you do?
    Why would it be perfect?

    What kind of traveling people choose in your country?
    What to prepare for the trip?
    Benefits of going somewhere, instead of staying at home

    Thanks for your great website, Liz!
    I’m wondering whether I’d be able to find the most popular current writing topics. I’ve noticed most of the people report their speaking test questions, however, I haven’t seen any comments regarding the recent LRW exams…

  95. BelleLamour says:

    Hi Liz and all,

    My speaking test today (29/6/2018) in Vietnam was with following questions:

    Part 1:
    – Do you work or study? What do you do?
    – What is the best time of the day to work?

    – How often do you use it?
    – Which is better: electronic or paper-based dictionary?
    – How do you feel if someone give you a dictionary as a gift?
    – What do you think about writing dictionary job?

    – Which wild animal you like the most?

    Part 2:
    Describe an occasion when a visitor came to your home
    – when
    – who
    – why
    How do you feel?

    Part 3:
    – When visiting a country, is it better to stay at someone’s home or at the hotel?
    – What is the best way to visit a country, go on tour or on our own?
    – How can we train hotel staff to enhance their service?
    – What can a country do to make a it more welcoming to tourists?

    Thank you, Liz. All the best with your health.

  96. Anastasiia says:

    So, I had my speaking part on Sunday, June 24th, in Kiev.
    I was a bit nervous, so sorry, if I don’t give enough information.
    First, I was asked about planting, like whether I like planting, do I like to receive plants as a present, have I ever grown something, etc. The next part was about getting bored, questions were something like:
    Do you easily get bored?
    How do you fight with it?
    What makes you bored?
    Are you get bored more easily when you were a child?

    A two minute conversation was about a trip in public transport, when, by what means, your feelings about that trip, like that.

    And following part was about public transport system, is it convenient, how it can be improved, and is there a possibility, that people will travel by public transport more in future.

    Hope, it helps

  97. Hi Liz,
    I had my speaking test today. It was alright but I made a few mistakes. Your lessons were extremely helpful and I could speak fluently all because of you. thank you so much
    These are some of the questions i remember
    Part 1
    Do you work or study
    Why did you study there
    How was your first day
    Did you have a piggy bank when you were a child
    Did your parents give you money for chores
    Have you given money as a gift for children
    How do you think parents should explain value of money to children
    Part 2
    Animal you find interesting
    Part 3
    Do you thinks its necessary for humans to live in harmony with animals
    Should there be certain rules regarding how animals are treated
    Do you think it’s necessary for children to be taught about animals in school
    Should children have pets

  98. Hi Liz,

    I took my GT speaking test today 28th June 2018.
    Location: Malaysia

    Part I:
    Do you work or do you study?
    What do you do in your free time?
    How many hours do you sleep?
    How many hours do you think people usually sleep?
    When do people exchange gifts in your country?
    When did you receive a gift that you didn’t like?

    Part II:
    Talk about a river in your country.
    Where is the river located?
    How big is the river?
    Why is it important?

    Part III:
    Let’s talk about water. Why do you think people like water activities?
    Do you think it’s good to encourage children to do sport?
    What sport did you prefer when you were a child?
    Why do you cause the problem of ocean pollution?
    I can’t recall all but that’s what I could remember.

    Thank you so much for your endless efforts.


  99. Zahed Hossain Tareq says:

    Academic IELTS(BC)
    Wild Animal

    Describe a situation you had to be polite

    Follow up questions about politeness, Honesty.

  100. Hi Liz,
    Today I had my IELTS speaking test, Chennai.

    Questions asked:
    Part 1:
    1) Where do you live?
    2) what are the outdoor activities currently available in your place?
    3) which is your favorite outdoor activity?
    4) what are the outdoor activities when you were a child?
    5) are you a long distance traveler?
    6) have you ever traveled in plane?
    7) do think you will be able to travel in future?
    8) do you think is it possible for you to travel in space in future?

    Cue card:
    Talk about a technology you are currently using ?
    1) what is it?
    2) when do you use it?
    3) why do you use it?
    4) what do you like in using it?

    1) how technology is affecting office users?
    2) do you think it makes the work easier?
    3) what is the technology you use other than computers in office?
    4) how has technology helped in society?

    Thanks a lot for helping lot of users through website. Appreciate your works.
    I appeared for my speaking exam today but my nerves got better of me this time. I don’t know how I have performed.
    I have a doubt. I feel that I have been asked long list of questions in part 1. I have reduced posting some questions here as I am not able to recollect now. In part 2, i have talked about a fitness band considering it as a technology and now i feel that it is device and not a technology. How will that impact my score ?
    I spoke too fast

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 On average, most people will get about 3 topics and 12 questions in part 1. Your choice of topic in part 2 isn’t marked, so don’t worry.

  101. Rashmi Regmi says:

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Firstly I would like to thank you for this amazing website and resources, it has been immensely helpful. I previously took IELTS in 2015 and consulted your resources and was able to score 7 overall but 8.5 in reading, during that time I didn’t allocate much time for writing and speaking section. This time I have left no stone unturned. I took my ielts exam today for speaking section From IDP, Nepal
    Type of exam: Academic
    Date of test: 28th june, 2018
    Location : IDP, Nepal
    Speaking part 1
    There were general introductory questions
    What is your name?
    Where do you live?
    Describe your house, what kind of home do you live in?
    What is your favourite part in your house?
    Do you plan to move from your house in future?
    Tell me about a special place in your hometown?
    Tell me about a day out, where do you like to go in your day out?
    With whom do you prefer to go on day out?
    Part 2
    It was about street market
    Tell me about a street market you recently visited
    What did you buy there?
    And other question related to it I don’t remember it exactly
    Part 3
    Follow ups about street market and change in habit of people shopping these days

    I talked a lot in my speaking and the examiner was indicating me to stop by raising her hand occasionally. I didn’t speak for exact two minutes in part 2. There was a pause for about 10 seconds and during that period I was desperately trying to gather thoughts to talk more and I looked at my examiner and she asked me a follow up question, and when I answered it she stopped me at middle. I guess my 2 minutes were up by then. I don’t know what to deduct from it. I know I did pretty well and I know my score will be above 6.5 but I am not sure whether I will get 7 or more. I was aiming for 8 when I went inside.
    There is This theory that if you have a Nepalese examiner he/she is inclined to give you less score. I obviously don’t buy it but I had Nepalese examiner evaluating me on both of my exams. When I took Ielts from BC, a Nepalese examiner was assigned to me.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your speaking part 2 sounds fine. You don’t need to talk for exactly 2 mins. Your fluency is based on your overall performance throughout the whole test, not just one part or one question. I really hope you hit that band 8 !! Always remember you can get your speaking remarked if necessary and it will be remarked in the UK by a senior examiner – as far as I know.

  102. Hi Liz,
    First of all,very thank you.
    In fact I ‘d no time to pratice for speaking test and I don’t know about your website.
    The day before yesterday I found your lesson and pratice.It’s very benefit for me.
    Today I ‘d already sit my speaking test at Mandalay,Myanmar.
    Part 1
    Where r you from?
    How far is it from here?
    What did you prefer mobile or computer?
    Do you use application ?Why?
    How do you think that internet is benefit for future?
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Doing exercise or Gym
    At that time, I’d a little nervous and I can’t satisfied for my answering.
    But I’ll try my best for my future.
    Thanks for knowledge sharing.
    I would like to study for writing and reading.
    Please give your suggestion and your website for reading,writing and listening.My problem’s
    I haven’t teacher who check for my writing.
    Can you help me? How’should I do for my writing improvement.
    The day after tomorrow,I ‘ll sit for my exam.
    Thanks for everything.I hope that you’ll reply to me as soon as possible.
    May God bless you.
    Be Peaceful!!!
    Han Su

  103. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for your help.

    Speaking Test on 28/07
    Part I:
    Do you live in a house or apartment?
    At your house which is your favourite place?
    Did you had International food in your childhood?
    In your country how famous is international food?
    Part II:
    What job do you like to do?
    Why do you want to do this job?
    What influence you to do this job?

    Part III:
    In your country which field youth would like to choose?
    In your country, Both men and women are interested in the same field?
    In future which field youth will choose and why?
    Do you think international cuisine will be famous in future?

    Can you please share answers for part 2 and 3 questions? Thanks

  104. Hey,Liz
    Azerbaijan (Baku)-Academic-26th of June

    Part 1-Plants (Do you keep plants at home? What plant did you grow when you were young? Do you like receive plants as gifts?)
    Food (have you tried foreign food? what kind of new food have you tried recently? What kind of foreign food are popular in your country?)
    Job- (Where do you work? Do you like your job? Do you remember your first day at work?)

    Part 2- Describe a website you like to visit (When you found it? What is about? How often you visit it? Explain why you like this website)

    Part 3- Questions related to the websites (i.e. which entertainment sites are popular in you country)

  105. I had my speaking test today ******28/06/2018***** GT @ Colombo SriLanka
    Section 1
    1)Name , where you from, how far from here .
    2)Do you like outdoor activities , more about it
    3)About GIFTS – What are the situations giving gifts in your country , have you ever received any do you like it and more about it
    4)Did you give any gift to young person , and giving gifts to young peoples is good etc

    Section 2 (cue card)
    about famous Person

    Section 3
    more questions about famous person
    Why we says they are famous
    How they famous
    Upanddowns for famous peoples facing
    How they become a famous ( eg promoting tv social media and how they used it )

  106. Exam date: 28-06-2018
    Venue: Bathinda,Punjab,India
    Would you like to buy house in near future?
    Do you know about looking after plants?
    Discuss about a jewelry you wore in a special occasion.
    What it was?
    Who gave it to you?
    Who complimented you?
    How did you feel?
    Is uniform imp?
    Why is it?
    What are the professions where people wear uniform?
    Does it give pride to them?
    Good evening mam, the speaking went well. But theres a query. When the exam was over she said thank you nice talking to you and i also said the same. I actually said that it was the first time i was talking to a foreigner. She was very expressive throughout the exam and at this reply she made a very indifferent face. I was at my wits end . I apologized for calling her a foreigner and she replied that it was actually true and she was a foreigner. She waved me good bye even when i was stepping out of the room. M really tensed! Plz reply.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I don’t see any problem with your comment or your interaction with the examiner. Completely fine – relax 🙂

  107. kamaljit says:

    hi Liz,

    I had my speaking exam yesterday.

    Part 1- Home town, music, transportation.
    Part 2- Any development happened in your city/area
    Part 3- old and new buildings, rules and regulations about making new buildings, how govt go in economic loss by making some buildings

    I think i did well, rest let’s see the results

  108. Academic
    Lilongwe, Malawi
    28 June 2018

    PART 1
    Do you live in a house or an apartment?
    Favorite room, Why?
    What can you improve in your house?
    …She didnt ask many questions, maybe because i replied with long answers but no stammering. Can there be deduction of grading for not asking at least 5 questions?

    PART 2
    What valuable thing do you own but you want to replace it?
    Why do you want to replace it?
    How long have you owned it?

    PART 3
    Do you want purchasing new things?
    How will consumer behaviour influence purchasing?
    Do you like replacing your things often?
    Why do some people wants to replace their valubles often?
    Do old people keep their valuables for a longtime than the youth?

  109. Hi Liz and everyone,

    I want to thank you for your amazing website! 😊 thank you so much! I prepared my exam with your tips and lessons and hopefully I will get the band score I need.

    I took ielts academic 23/06/18 in Portsmouth UK.

    Listening: it was a map to locate the places

    Reading: be aware of the time! 1 passage about birds, 1 passage about multitasking, 1 passage about actors. The type of questions true false not given, yes no not given, complete sentences, multiple questions and match paragraphs.

    Task 1: was a bar chart about comparing percentage of people either in local or rural area that takes 15 min or less to drive to different services.
    Task 2: ” some people believe zoos are cruel to animals others think helps to protect them” discuss both views and give your opinion.

    1) do you work? What do you do? What time if the day you prefer to work? Etc
    2) do you do exercise? You think is important? What sports you did in school? You think we do enough sports in schools? You think you will practice sport in the future?
    3) card: talk about a popular person you know, when was the last time you saw the person? Why is popular? Etc
    4) why people are popular? the media helps them to be popular? What influence has the media in popularity?

    All the best! X

  110. Nandini Maheshwari says:

    Exam date – 23rd June 2018
    San Francisco, California

    Speaking –
    Where do you live – apt or house?
    Which room do you like the most? Why?
    Where do you go for outdoor?
    Which places you like the most and why?

    Cue Card (First time I came across such cue card)
    Which lesson you enjoyed the most in Maths (in High School)?
    -Why did you like it?
    -Was it difficult?

    Follow up questions like-
    -What should govt. do to help(adults) those who are weak at Maths?

  111. Mama Dee says:

    27th of June in Nigeria.
    IDP GT
    P1- do you study or work
    Why did you choose that work
    Did you enjoy your first day at work
    What outdoor activity do you enjoy doing and with who
    Do you like to go out alone or in group
    Talk about an animal you find interesting
    Where you first saw the animal
    When you first saw the animal
    Why do you find it interesting
    Do you think it’s necessary to keep animals in the zoo or they should be left in the wild
    What do you think about animals going into extinction
    Should we humans be bothered about that
    What should the government do to protect animals
    What do you think about people using animals for work

  112. Hey Liz,

    Speaking Module – GT
    Bangalore, India
    27th June 2018

    Part 1 : do you study o you work?
    what work did you do?
    why did you choose that job?
    were you comfortable on your first day?
    do you like cities?
    when was the last time you visited a city?
    do most people live in cities?

    Part 2:
    talk about a recent trip you travelled in a public transport.
    when did you use it
    whom did you travel with
    why did you use it
    were you comfortable using it
    how did you feel about the trip

    Part 3:
    do you often use public transport
    do you think people will use more of public transport in the future
    what can be done to make people use more of public transport
    what are the future innovations that can be used in the public transport

    Mine went pretty well today. All thanks to you and your precious website!
    I’m still left with the LRW module which is on 30th of this month. Wish me luck!
    Thanks in advance!:)

  113. FatihA. says:

    Dear Liz,
    Thanks for the great resources on your website. You helped me a lot.
    Here are the recent speaking exam questions from ISTANBUL, Turkey.
    I took the test via IDP on 27.06.2018 (Today). The examiner had native British accent.

    TASK 1
    *Do you work or study ?
    *How often do you use dictionaries ?
    *Which type of dictionaries are more useful ? Is electronic or traditional type better ?
    *Is dictionary a good gift ? Would you be happy if you get it as a gift from your friend ?
    *Is it interesting to write a dictionary ?
    *Would you write a dictionary if you have a chance ?

    TASK 2
    *Describe a famous person.
    -Why are they famous ?
    -Where have you met/seen them ?

    TASK 3
    *Why are there more famous people comparing before ?
    *Do skills & abilities have effect on being famous ?
    *Why do people generally choose to follow a famous leader instead of becoming a leader?

    ***** The video on your website, the one related with DICTIONARIES, is helped me a lot and I used many less common words, such as bilingual and collocation during my speaking exam 🙂

  114. 27/6/2018
    Dear mam…. A big thanks to you…. 👍👍👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏🙏 thank you so much for your all questions…
    I have taken my IELTS speaking today from Coimbatore tamilNadu
    Questions are:
    Part 1
    Do you work/ study
    Do you like this job?
    Dou you change your job in future?

    Part 2 cue card
    Describe about street market in your country
    How do you know about this market?
    Why did you choose that market?
    What kind of product have you purchased?
    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 thanks a alot…. 😍😍😍😍

  115. Speaking test GT (27-06-2018)
    Ludhiana, India
    Part 1
    What’s your full name?
    Can i see your passport?
    What do you do?
    Why you chose this job?
    Do you like your job? Why?
    Do you use maps?
    How often do you use?
    Which ones do you prefer the electronic maps or the paper maps?
    Do you think maps are helpful? How?
    How do you spend your free time? With family and friends
    Part 2
    Describe a childhood friend
    Do you think technology affects the relationships of chikdren? How?
    Who can give you the best advice? Parents or friends? Why you think so?
    Are you still friends with people when you were younger?
    Do you prefer small group of friends or a large group?
    How do you like to spend time with them?
    What are the qualities of a good friend?
    Do everybody like to spend time with their friends?

  116. Hi Liz
    I have been following your website for practice. It was quite helpful.
    I had my speaking test on 27 June 2018 at Punjab Ludhiana
    First of all general questions about hometown and work.
    Then do you make friends at work ?
    Talked about presents/gifts
    On what occasions do people give present to one another in your country ?
    On what occasions do people meet eachother?
    Then a cue card
    Which place in your city you would like to visit with your friends.
    What it is?
    Where it is?
    What you would do there ?
    How Will you enjoy with your friends?
    When you first visited there ?
    Then a trailing question
    Do people regularly visit there ?
    Then questions came regarding
    Is it good to visit with freinds or family?
    The most astonishing thing of my speaking was my examiner was having short naps in between as it was afternoon time and she was hardly listening to me . At time i was baffled.
    But I kept on speaking. Don’t know this was positive or negative!!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 That’s odd. Certainly not normal. If your score isn’t as you expected, you have the choice to get it remarked – that’s the reason it is recorded. But I do think it’s time IELTS put camera’s in the room as well. Anyway, don’t worry – should be fine 🙂

      • But that effected my speaking. At the starting when she was sleeping I got lost . It took me time to control myself and keep on speaking. And same will reflected in the recording, but nobody will know what happened there exactly.
        She was an old lady and at times it common with older people IDP should take care of such things.

  117. General Test at Chennai
    Part 1:
    1. Where do you work?
    2. Do you get bored?
    3. What do you when you get bored?
    4. Were you getting bored when you were a child than now?
    5. Do you think maps are useful?
    6. Have you used physical map?
    7. Which do you think is better? Electronic map or physical map?

    Part 2:
    Tell about something which your friend has done that you wanted to.
    – What he has done?
    – When he has done?
    – Why you want to do that?

    Part 3:
    1. Why people want to do new things?
    2. Do old people want to do new things?
    3. Why old people do not want to do learn new things?
    4. What you think about having an ambition?
    5. Why should a child have ambition?
    6. Should schools encourage the child to have an ambition?

  118. Speaking 24/06 ROME

    Part 1)
    DO you study or work?
    Do you practice a lot of sport?
    People in your country practice a lot of sport?
    When in your country is usual receive gifts?
    What was the last gift you received?

    part 2 )

    Speak about a public building that need some improvement.

    You should say:

    why and when you go inside this building
    what you dislike
    how you suggest to improve

    part 3)

    what are the main advantages and disadvantages of living in rural areas and cities?
    should governments improve their attenction for countryside? How?

  119. Meenakshi Taneja says:

    Hi Liz, I am really thankful to you as your website really helped me with my speaking test.
    Today 27 June 2018 it was my speaking test.

    What is your full name?
    Can I see your passport?
    Do you live in a house or an apartment?
    Which is your favourite room?
    Have you eaten foreign food recently?
    And 2-3 more questions related to food

    Part-2 cue card
    Talk about an interesting animal

    What can we do to protect rare animals?
    What do you think zoos are good for rare animals?
    What government should take steps to protect animals?
    Should we teach to children about animals?
    Schools are teaching children about animals?
    Which is your favourite animal?
    Do you have pet?
    What children learn by having pets?

    Liz, I have a question. Actually my speaking went well and examiner was also really good but I made one mistake that I asked her to repeat two questions. Please guide me if that will affect my scores in anyway.
    And please wish me luck.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Asking to repeat the question is 100% fine and it is actually a useful technique to give you thinking time before answering.

  120. RAJINDER KUMAR says:

    today topic speaking 27 jun 2018 Jalandhar. why r you going abroad. what is the main reason behind it? what is the good quality of foreign countries? salary importance in your life. if better facilities in your native country you want to stay here or not.

  121. Hi liz,

    Me and my wife did speaking 25th June , we got following questions :
    For me:
    Part 1:
    General introduction.
    Where are you living
    Is your place interesting
    what is your home town
    Compare your home town and current place you stay
    Do you write something
    Did you write anything in the past
    Do you prefer typing or writing
    Did you watch any advertisement in the past
    Do you like actors do advertisement

    Part 2- Cue card :
    Describe a public place which you recently visited and need some improvement
    1) What is the place
    2) what need to be improved
    3) Things you like and dislike about the place

    Part 3 :
    Do you think public places need to be increased in your city
    Do you think public places need to be allowed free of charge
    Do people move towards cities
    Compare living in country side and cities
    Do you think work opportunities need to be created in the countryside

    For my wife
    Part 1:
    General introduction
    Are you living in an apartment or a house
    Which room is your favorite and why
    Do you like to teach
    Do you remember your primary teacher
    Who was your favorite teacher
    Do you think teachers in the current time are different from your parents time
    Do you like to receive a plant as a gift
    What kind of plant do you like
    Have you plant anything when you were a child
    Do you have any knowledge about fertilizers

    Part 2: Cue card
    Describe a website that you use frequently
    1) What is it
    2) How do you know about it
    3) Why do you like it

    Part 3:
    Do you know anyone who use websites apart from you
    Do you think internet is important nowadays
    How internet affect people
    Do you prefer reading e-news or printed paper
    Why some people still prefer printed news over e-news

    Thank you for your support and guidance

  122. Hi Liz, i tried to post my recent exam questions twice but i don’t know why it is not approved.

    I had my academic test, june 23, oman

    My speaking questions:

    Part 0
    What is your name?
    How can i call you?
    Where are you from?

    Part 1
    Tell me what do you do, are you working or studying?
    Why did you take that job?
    Did you enjoy your first day at work?
    What do you usually do with your family?
    Do you like to spend time with small or big groups?
    Do you think you will spend your time with your family and friends in the future?
    Where are the people in your country mostly stay?
    Do you like to stay in the city?
    When was the last time you visited the city?
    Which city do you like to live in the future?

    Cue card:
    Clothes you like to wear on special occasions?
    Why you like to wear?
    What other people think?
    How do you feel?

    Ff up: do you still keep that clothes with you?

    Why is it important to wear uniforms?
    Who choose the uniforms in companies, the employer or employee?
    Does the behavior of a person affected when they wear a uniform?
    Do you think tv affects the clothing company?
    Do you think clothing industry will shut down in the future because of globalization?

    Liz, the day before the test, i met the examiner in a one-on-one tutorial i attended, she is a friend of the english tutor and she was observing how the tutor was teaching, and in my speaking review, we made several mock test and she was there and she listened everything, how i speak and how i answered question, she also know what band score i need. I admit that i am not that much good in speaking and made some mistakes. And in my actual test, i had to revise all my answer though some of my answers are the same answers i said during the mock test. And also, the last questions in part 3 about globalization, i think i misinterpret the questions but i still tried to answer it, i answered like “ i think it will not close but there will be more clothing business because they have to fill the growing demand of consumers, etc etc” do u think it will affect my score? And how do you think will be the impact of my performance with the examiner because she was there during my tutorial?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Examiners are professional people. You will be marked on your language ability for the 14 mins of your test. Nothing else affects your score. The examiner does not mark your ideas in IELTS speaking nor your understanding of questions.

  123. Colombo (Sri Lanka) – General – 26th June

    First of all, Thank you very much Liz.
    Your tips were very helpful. Below are the speaking questions I got.

    Part 1
    1. How far from here to your hometown?
    2. Why do you like your hometown?
    3. About Job? Do you enjoy? Colleagues?
    4. Favorite wild animal? Why do you like it?

    Part 2
    Talk about a historical time period that you know.
    1. When is the period?
    2. What happened?
    3. Why is it interesting to you?

    Part 3
    1. Do you think children should be thought about history? why?
    2. Does the technology analysis harm history?
    3. Why do you think people should learn about history?

    I have a small doubt! I spoke about a historical time in my personal life (my college days and how I spent time in that period). But, later noticed that the question was related to some general historical event. Will that have a significant impact on my score?

    Thanks again Liz…

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Historical period is time recognised in history, rather than just the personal recent past. However, the examiner isn’t making your choice of subject, so you’ll be fine.

  124. today was my speaking test
    do u work or study
    at what time do u prefer to study
    some questions on advertising

    a picture of u took by someone

    some question related to part2
    some question regarding photography
    like; do u think taking photos is a good thing
    do u think having a camera in a mobile phone is a good thing
    in future do u think more people would keep there photos on mobile or in electronic devices

    remember me in your prayer

  125. i had my speaking today
    and question was
    what is your name
    do you work/study
    what do you do
    what was your first day at work like
    do you like your work
    why did you choose your work
    why do you read newspapers
    talk about magazines

    task 3

    do people in your country read alot
    do people prefer magazines to internet
    why do people love to read
    do you think internet would replace magazine

  126. speaking -26/6/2018
    about hometown
    part -2
    favourite season of the year
    how weather change effect work ,
    employment etc.

  127. Hello,
    I’m from vadodara, gujarat

    Task 1
    May i know your name?
    How may i call you?
    May i see your id?
    Where you live now?
    Tell me about some interesting places in your city!
    Which is your favourite part of city?
    What you spend your time with friends and family?
    And more questions about places you want to visit and activities you want to do in your life..

    Task 2
    Cue card:
    Piece of clothing that you like to wear on special occasion
    What is the cloth?
    Where you bought it?
    How you feel about it?

    Follow ups:
    1.what kinds of cloths people like wear casual or formal?
    2.when people wear formal or non-formal cloths?
    3.what jobs require formal cloths?
    4.what military or arm forces wear uniform that i don’t remember exactly..
    5.why police officers have to wear uniform in public areas or not.. it necessary! Something like that..

    I make many mistakes… during the cue card.. and also in part 3.. i didn’t use that much of vocabs…

  128. Darshna says:

    Hi Liz, thanks a lot for your selfless efforts to help students..
    I appeared for speaking today..
    IELTS academic,26th june, 2018, Melbourne
    I am a Microbiologist from India..
    Part 1
    Whats your Name?
    Do you work/study?
    Why did you choose that subject?
    Did you like growing plant in your choldhood? Why?
    Would you like to receive a plant as a gift?
    What occupations are important in your country?
    Why do peole change their job?
    Is it easy to change job? Why?
    Part 2
    A job you want yo do in future
    Part 3
    Does people work hard for their career?
    What do they need to sacrifice for that?
    Is it worthwhile to do so according to you?
    Is it easy to change job easily in your field? Why!

    I just had one question Liz.. my speaking test was finished super early like 12- 13 minutes.. moroever the examiner interrupted me while speaking in part 3, he didnt allow me to finish my sentences.. like i wanted to say more bit he quickly jump to next.. why so?.. however i was quiet fluent in all parts and i also used nice expressions 2-3 idioms appropriately and some vocab as well.. he was friendly and quite positive.. i need 8 each.. hoping for d best..
    thanks again liz.. your website was an immense help for me.. i made a list of all d recent topics from your website.. and practiced a lot..

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your speaking test did NOT finish early. It finished within the correct time limit. How long do you think the speaking test is? It is between 11 and 14 mins – your test was 100% average in length. It is also 100% normal for the examiner to interrupt your answers in order to move on and test new aspects of language. Finishing the answer plays no role in the marking criteria for speaking – ideas are not marked and task completion is not marked. Idioms are not necessarily useful for your speaking score – it is better to use idiomatic language such as phrasal verbs. Hopefully you will get the score you need and will keep my fingers crossed for you 🙂 But if you don’t get that score, you now know why – you didn’t fully understand the IELTS speaking test – what is important for a good score, what to expect, the examiner’s role etc.

  129. I have taken speaking test Yesterday in Bangalore for General
    Part 1:
    1. Where are you from?
    2. Where do you stay? In a rented house or own house?
    3. In future would you like to shift to a home?
    4 What was your most interesting day-out?
    5. Where in future would you like to for one day-out?

    Part 2: Cue card
    Who is your childhood friend?
    a. How you met her?
    b. Where did you meet her?
    c. Why is she your best friend?- Not sure if i remember this prompt exactly

    Part 3:
    1. Do you think a person who respects himself/ herself will have long relationships with friends?
    2. With advancement in technology, one can make friends more in numbers. Do you think that the relationship that one has with online friends is same with childhood friends?
    3. Do you think having one or two close friends is better or having more number of friends is better?
    4. How do you like to go out? Alone/ in Groups with Friends?

  130. manha shah says:

    hey liz !
    i’m manha From ahmedabad
    today’s my speaking test from IDP
    here’s the topics

    part -1
    all about fitness and sleep

    part -2
    an unusual meal

    part -3
    all about restauran and home made food.

    its was good but in cue card somewhile i stop talking because i dont find any words and i cover all the questions before! i’m afraid and my examiner is not also motivating me s! i might founf she’s not intrecci at all

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 There are NO questions on the cue card. There are only prompts which you need to add to. This means you need to go beyond the prompts given. If you have the topic of a meal, you should talk about
      1) the place – if it’s a restaurant describe it in detail (service, atmosphere, cost etc) – if it’s at home – describe it
      2) when it happened
      3) who was there
      4) your relationship with those people
      5) what you ate and your memory of the first time you ate it
      6) how often you eat it
      7) how it’s made
      8) what other foods you like or don’t like
      9) what you remember about that meal
      10) what other people think about that meal.
      If you still have time you can also talk about 1) if you plan to eat if again in the future 2) your recommendation to other people 3) compare it to other meals etc etc. 4) describe other meals you like or describe a meal you can’t stand.
      Can you see how much there is to talk about? Lots and lots and lots of things – this is how you plan your talk and expand it 🙂 I hope this helps 🙂

      • My cue card topic was childhood friend

        Study related ques. In part 1

        Technology related ques. In part 3

  131. veerpal Kaur says:

    Hi Liz,
    am veerpal from Moga,Punjab
    Speaking venue: Ludhiana,Punjab
    yesterday was my speaking test.

    part 1
    What is your full name?
    what do you do?
    do you enjoy first day of your job?
    where do you live?
    why does people live in cities?
    Do you want live in city?
    on which place you would like to go?
    do you like to go alone or with someone?

    PART 2
    my cue card topic was A WEBSITE YOU USE IN ROUTINE.

    PART 3
    who use this website apart from you?
    which website often used by people most?
    Is youtube is used for entertainment?
    How does people read news in your country from news paper, magazines or Internet?
    Is the internet reaplaced television in future?
    Is library from universities will be totally disappeared or people prefer to use E-books as compare to those?

  132. 25, June
    part 1
    where are you studying?
    why did you chose this school?

    something about foreign foods

    maps (how often? papers vs electronic ? did you ask people about how to reach some place?)

    part 2
    smth about watching sport

    part 3
    business, advertisement,sport

  133. Noman yousuf says:

    Hello liz,
    I appeared for my speaking test today.
    Karachi,Pakistan date:25th june 2018

    I pretty much remember task 1 was regarding to job/study as well as foods i like

    Part 2 was a cue to talk about the first ever mobile you have used?

    Part 3 was related to mobile phones nd text messages

    Kindy tell that i have spoken much vaguely with some inappropriate use of words in task 2 .. although i didnt stop speaking nd the examiner actually stopped me for talking

    Also for cue card 3, i was unable to use complex sentences nd was not that much fluent.. overall i didnt speak less nd my pronunciation nd accent was quite good..

    Can i get a score of 6.5 in speaking?
    Kimdly reply. Thank you

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your speaking score is based on your overall performance rather than on each part or individual questions. For grammar, it’s better to focus on a range of tenses, rather than sentence structures. Good luck with your results 🙂

  134. A BIG THANKS TO LIZ :):):)
    ******* 23 june*********
    Bar Graph illustrating amount of time take by the people from urban and rural areas to access services like Doctor, Post Office, Secondary School, Primary School, Super Market.
    some people say that zoos should banned for being cruel towards the animals or they should be continued for protecting rare animals.
    Discuss both your views and opinions.

  135. Omar alassoura says:

    Hi Liz
    test date 23-6-2018 Lebanon academic UKVI
    1- someone trying to work for fruit picking
    2- to student reading what their teachers at the uni think about their research
    3- how role play and drama useful in teaching and helping children
    pass 1 about studies discussing multitasking
    pass 2 the bobies bird
    pass 3 acting and films
    task 1 par graph comparing people living in the rural and people living in urban how much they spend driving to services
    task 2 what do you think about zoos should we keep them or not
    part 2 card question trip you have made, when was it who you where with, did go there before
    topics in part 3 listening to music, keeping animals in the zoos, meeting people in events, children spend time study or with friends

  136. Bikramjeet Singh says:

    HI LIZ ,,
    Bikramjeet SINGH
    DATE : 24 JUNE,2018
    place: Jalandhar
    CUE CARD: Describe about a toy u liked when u were a child
    and follow up ques related to the cue card

  137. Hi Liz,
    Academic test
    Melbourne, Australia

    Writing Task 1
    Table- daily oil production in 4 African countries between year 2000 – 2005
    Writing Task 2
    In many places, people’s lifestyles have changed rapidly. This affects family relationships.
    Discuss whether these developments outweigh the disadvantages.
    *Hi Liz, would you be able to provide some guidance on how to tackle this question from your view please?

    Speaking Task 1
    What’s your full name
    Where do you live, apartment or house?
    Which room is your favourite room? Why?
    Have you had any food from overseas when you’re little?
    What kind of foreign food is popular in your country?
    Do you think there will be more foreign food available in your country in the future? why?
    Did you try any new foreign food recently?
    Part 2
    Discuss a time when you helped someone in your work /studies.
    -Who did you help
    -Why did you help
    The marker asked one more question in the end: have you always been helping people in studies?
    Part 3
    What kind of job do you think require teamwork?
    What quality is required to be a team member?
    Do you think people with similar mindset or opposite mindset is better for a team?
    *forgets what is the exact question* Do you think different countries need to work along as a team to solve issue? / what kind of issue do you think different countries need to work together?

  138. Hi Liz,
    This is my speaking test

    24 June 2018
    Seoul, South Korea

    What is your full name?
    Where are you from?

    Part 1
    Do you work or are you a student?
    Why did you choose your job?
    How was your first day at work?

    Do you often use maps?
    Do you prefer using electronic map or paper map?
    Did you learn how to use a map?
    Did you ever try asking others for directions?

    Outdoor activities
    How much time do you spend outdoors every week?
    What outdoor activities do you like to do?

    Part 2
    Describe something interesting that your friend has done but you haven’t
    What it was
    Where your friend did it
    When your friend did it
    And explain why it was interesting to you

    additional one – When would you want to try this?

    Part 3
    Do you think young people should be encouraged in life to be ambitious?
    Do you think advantages of trying new things in their whole life
    are more than disadvantages?
    Why do young people try to do new attempts compared to old generation?

  139. Hi liz
    24 june
    PART 1
    Tell about your hometown?
    How long have you been living there?
    What do you like about it?
    Which of these you often use phone or computer app?
    Which apps are used commonly in your country?
    Which apps you prefer to use?
    Would u like to make your own app?if yes which one?
    Which wild animal you like?
    Have you kept any pet?
    Why do people like to visit zoos?
    Do you think children must be taught about animals?

    a good service you received from a restaurant or shop..

    PART 3
    Difference between a worker talking to a customer face to face and on phone.
    What kind of job is of a customer care service and why?

    Well I think the examiner asked me many questions in PART one although I answered in about 4-5 lines….was that ok or will it effect My band score?

  140. Lingeshwaran Kanniappan says:

    Academic Test:
    23,24 June 2018
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    All sections were easy except Section 3 which involved a conversation between 2 students about a Travel Survey. It contained fast speech and I had to guess out a few answers.

    Writing Task 1 :
    Bar chart giving information about the percentage of people who can get to 6 different services (Post Office, Work, Secondary School, Primary School, doctor, Supermarket) in rural and urban area of a particular region in the UK.

    Writing Task 2:
    Some think that Zoos are treating animals in a cruel manner. Others, however believe on the fact that it is a place to protect them. What are your views on this?(Give your opinion)

    Section 1: Blue footed boobies of Galapagos Island
    Section 2: The art of Multitasking
    Section 3: The Stardom Everywhere

    Part 1:
    Where are you from?
    Do you study/ work?
    How was the first day in College? Do you remember it?
    Do you like to travel? If yes, then where?
    Do you like to go places alone/ with someone? Why?

    Part 2:
    Talk about your favourite website
    * What is it?
    * How often do you use it?
    * Why do you use it?
    Explain on the things you see in that website.

    Part 3:
    Do you think Internet is better than Television? If yes, why?
    Do you read Newspapers on the Internet?
    Will printed news become obsolete in the future? Why?
    Do you think Internet is having a positive effect on people these days?
    Where do you think people in India watch shows, in a TV or internet?
    What kind of options do people when it comes to entertainment?

    Thank you Liz, your lessons were very beneficial. I had a week to prepare, and I was able to understand and utilize some of your tips on the day of Exam. 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Really pleased my website was helpful 🙂

    • Cristina B says:

      Hi there! Very well remembered! I had exactly the same test in London yesterday! In reading I found The stardom extremely difficult as it contained many simple words and it was hard to find a main point. I agree that the speaking part was difficult, I didn’t even have time to read the questions before the conversation started in part 3. The writing felt very easy, I was worried that task 1 was too simple as the numbers were between 100% and 70%, not much too say.
      Good luck with your results!!!
      Good luck with your results!

  141. Komal Bhullar says:

    Academic Test
    June 21,2018

    Speaking test
    Part 1
    1.What’s your full name?
    2.Where are you from?
    3.Are you are student or doing any job?
    4.At which time,do you like to study?
    5.Why you feel refreshed in the morning?
    6.Which wild animal you liked the most?
    7.Why you like the colour of snake?
    8.Is it necessary to save animals by keeping them in zoos?
    9.Do you have any pet?
    10.Why you kept pet in your home?
    11.Why you like to play with your pet?
    12.How often you make friends?

    Part 2

    Cue card-talk about an occasion when visitors came to your home.
    1.What was the occasion?
    2.Who visit for it?
    3.What did you do at that occasion?
    Explain it

    Part 3
    1.How often visitors visit at your home?
    2.How in your culture relatives and friends are welcomed?
    3.What is the difference between visiting to relatives house now and in past?
    4.Why visitors are welcomed by food?
    5.How do you show hospitality towards them when they came at your home?
    6.How many hours do you take sleep everyday?
    7.How many hours sleep is necessary?
    8.How many hours sleep required for older people?
    9.You don’t think that older people required less sleep?
    10.What do you do everyday to take good sleep?
    11.What are the benefits of meditation?
    12.What are the advantages of visiting your friend living in different city in his home and hotel?
    13.What are the services provided by hotel?
    14.What are the other services rather than food and drinks?
    15.How staff members of hotels should be trained?
    16.What are the qualities that every staff member must know?

    Writing (June 23,2018)
    Task 1
    Horizontal bar graph on the citizens of the UK (belongs to rural and urban areas)those who can drive in 15 minutes or less to various services.The data is in percentages.

    Task 2

    Some people believe that all zoos are cruel and should be closed.Others,however believe that it is very useful in protecting rare animals.Discuss both views and give your opinion

    My examiner was South-African and she listened my cue card was only for 40 seconds but she ask me lot of questions that I mentioned above.

    I hope I will achieve good bands

  142. Academic module.
    I had my speaking test on the 19th June and listening, reading and writing on the 23rd June. I wonder why the 4 days interval?

    Speaking test
    Part 1
    What is your name, do you work or study?
    Laptops and computers; computer apps commonly used. One app you will like to have.
    Do you like travelling?

    Part 2
    Cue card; describe an unusual meal you had, where you had it, did you enjoy the meal?
    Follow up question. Importance of meals prepared in restaurants and that prepared at homes. Why do you think people eat at restaurants? What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of transporting foods over long distance?

    Essay writing 2
    People believe zoo’s are cruel places for animals; some others think these are good places for rare animals. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Thank you very Liz, your lessons and videos are invaluable.

  143. Sunu jose says:

    Hi I had my IELTS test today. Academic, Galway Ireland. Part 1-where do you live?what type of accomodation,what do you on a day out?do you spend time with your family and friends??have you planned any trip for near future,can you tell me a day out you had recently. part 2 -A job you would like to do in future. What is it. When did you hear about it first. What does it involve. Why you like this job. Part-3,is it important to have career guidance at school,what should it involve?how early you need to start it ,,why it is important for the companies to take care of the well being of staff,is it impossible to balance work and family essay-some people say zoos ar to protect rare species of animal ,many disagree with this opinion.discuss both views and give your opinion

  144. Fenny Louise Taylor says:

    Writing task 1: Bar graph compare the percentage of those who can drive in 15 minutes or less to five different service areas among people who live in the urban area and the rural areas.

    Writing task 2: Some people believe zoos are cruel and bad for animals.others believe they are useful in protecting rare animals. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

  145. Writing task 2, 23 June, Malaysia

    People’s lifestyle has changed rapidly and it is affecting family relationship.
    Outweigh advantages and disadvantages

  146. Marleen Charng says:

    Hi Liz,
    Just had my speaking test.

    Academic Test
    23 June 2018
    Hamilton, New Zealand

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

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

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

  147. Hi liz

    Thanks for your website


    Todays cue card mine is

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





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



  148. UKVI Speaking test
    BC – Nigeria
    22 June 2018

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

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

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

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

  149. June 21,2018
    IDP Philippines
    IELTS Academic

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

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

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

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

  150. Shwetha says:

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks & Regards

  151. Subash Kandel says:

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

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

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

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

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

    Hope it will be helpful.

  153. Abhinav says:

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

    21 June, 2018
    New Delhi, India

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • Abhinav says:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  155. Jennifer says:

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

    PART 1

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

    PART 2

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

    PART 3

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

  156. Jennifer says:

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

    PART 1

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

    PART 2

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

    PART 3

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

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

  158. Jennifer says:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Many thanks Liz for useful website

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

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

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

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

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

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