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Recent IELTS Exam Questions and Topics 2018

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  1. Speaking test
    Centre – Pune British Council
    Date 10 August 2018
    Topic-1)Introduction
    Normal general questions where are you from?
    Which locality?
    Which part of country?Congested open ? Do you like it ? Any problems or cool place?
    2)Animals(Wild Animals,Pets )
    Which is your favourite wild animal describe
    Did you any time had a pet at home describe
    Did you anytime do part time or full time job? What job did you have in your mind when you were a child?
    Cue card – Describe a recent development happened in your area ( Park,Road,Shopping mall-2 min talk)
    follow up questions:-
    Public transport – Problems?Ways to improve ?
    How important do you consider involving government into constructions and its decisions?
    Will people benefit from it ?
    I had a doubt I was confused when the examiner was marking in front of me written 4 digits in 4 different columns in front of me on a paper. I was confused. She had written 4,5,6,8.Can you elaborate Liz on this if you could please?

  2. Hi everybody,

    I took my speaking test today and one week ago in Berlin (Germany). I really need a good result as quickly as possible, that´s why I decided to do it twice. Anyway, here are the topics I have got:

    Part 1: questions regarding work in general and my home town

    Part 2: Tell me about one time you helped someone: when it was, what it was, how did you feel doing it etc.

    And today I had to talk about a party I have been to. When it was, how it was, how did it make me feel.

    Part 3: questions about modern technologies in general, about work-life balance and leisure.

    I wish you all best of luck!

    Liz: Your website is of great help for anyone doing IELTS! Thank you for that. You are the best one out there!

  3. Hi Liz I’m Moaath from United Arab Emirates
    I had my speaking test today
    Part 1
    Do you live in a house or a flat
    Why?
    Whats your favourite room?
    Do you think that you will live in a house in the future?
    then the examiner asks me a couple of questions about boring time / when I feel bored how I get rid of it etc

    Part 2
    Talk about someone you know who talks a lot

    part 3
    general questions about communication
    a job needs good communication skills
    How to give a good presentation
    difference between formal and informal communication
    Good luck
    Thank you Liz for this great website

  4. Prince Bohara says:

    Hi😊, I’m from Nepal.
    Today I had my speaking test and I was asked the following questions.
    Part 1
    What’s your name?
    Where are you from?
    How do you feel spending time on your hometown?
    What kind of physical activity do you prefer in your leisure time?
    What kind of physical activity do people prefer doing in your country?
    Why do people do physical exercise?

    Part 2
    You are given a clue card question about something and you have 1 minutes to prepare
    notes or points if you like and you have to speak about 1-2 minutes.
    Describe a beautiful river, lake or area in your country. You should say:
    – Where is it
    – Why you like it
    – What did you did there
    And explain why it is important in your country.

    Part 3
    What do you want to do if you sit near by river or sea?
    What kinds of water sports are there in your country?
    Are rivers and lake important for tourism?
    What kind of activities do people do when they sit near by river or sea?
    What do you think of swimmimg in river?
    Should schools provide swimming lessons to children?
    That is the end of my speaking test.
    Thank you.

  5. Part 1
    What is your name?
    What can i call you?
    What do you do? Do you study or work?
    What is your job?
    Why did you choose this job?
    How was your first day at the office?
    Let’s talk about being on time.
    Do you wear a watch normally?
    Do people in your culture come on time?
    Do you come on time?
    How would you feel if someone made you wait?

    QUE CARD: A job you would like to do in future. Include:
    What is it?
    When did you hear about it first?
    What Skillset is required?

    I cant recollect the follow up questions. It was about job changes, people having two jobs.

    Question for you: In some areas the Examiner seemed to agree with my opinion and in some stages she asked me “why” in a little weird fashion. I wonder if I did something wrong or I condescend the examiner or maybe I am exaggerating. What do you think?

    Thanks for your lessons.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The speaking test is informal and the examiner will interact with you in a natural manner – agreeing with your opinion or challenging it. You are not marked on your ideas in IELTS speaking.

  6. Hi,

    I gave my speaking test today

    Part 1

    Introduction
    Are you working or homemaker?
    What kind of work you do?
    Do you enjoy your work?
    Does lot of people gift in your country?
    Do you like music?
    What kind of music ?
    Does age has impact?
    Part 2:
    Special day with less cost
    Part 3
    Does lot of people go on holidays?
    Where do they go?
    does weather has an impact?
    Why housewives need holidays?
    Holidays alone or with friends?

    It went well for me, just at 2 places teacher said , now we are talking about general so i gave more general examples else i was talking about how would we choose.

    Do you think that is a negative thing?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner was guiding you to talk about the world in general – it’s fine for him/her to do that.

  7. Hi Liz,
    Let me add a follow-up comment. I already posted about my speaking test. This is regarding the L/R/W tests

    I did IELTs – GT on 02/08/2018 – in Sri Lanka

    Listening———–
    1-10 and 30-40 were written questions and both were ONE WORD ONLY. Others were MCQs and there was a map to mark. One answer keeps coming back to me as it was “pizza”…. 🙂 🙂 I never came across that during the practise tests.

    as for the tips, I’d like to ask all those who are getting ready for their exams to follow the Cambridge books. I followed books borrowed from British Council specially Exam preparation books (there are huge piles of books there…please go and get them). In the listening test I got the audio clips with the male voice (whose voice is like Sir John Hurt’s) and it was very familiar as I have prepared with his audio clips before. Getting used to their voices was very helpful to me.

    Also when marking the map, I drew the path on the map itself when the person says “turn right to see the main stage” likewise….which helped me to track the correct location.

    Reading ————
    4 advertisements were given to identify given information/facts….there were 8-10 facts answers were repeated. Letter to be written on the place.
    A description of a company startup was given to fill the blanks. ONE WORD ONLY
    lastly a lengthy article on “History of Pens” were given to identify the headings(letter to be written), TRUE?FALSE?NOT GIVEN questions followed. Another set of questions with ONE WORD ONLY

    Writing————-
    Letter: Your child id going on a school trip, overseas for 3 days. The head master is looking for parents to join the trip. Write a letter to state that you would like to join it. Mention
    1. Why you would like to join the trip
    2. How you can be helpful to others
    3. Ask some general questions on the trip

    Essay: Some believe that modern technology has made the life of workers easier while others oppose. Discuss both these opinions and give your own idea.

    Thanks again Liz. I learnt a lot from you. in case I fail to get desired band, I’ll be visiting your blog again. Please keep up the good work. One last question, is it possible to review and upgrade the band it one is confident about the exam?

    Thanks again.
    Sathya

    • Thanks for sharing and well remembered 🙂 A remark isn’t usually advisable for listening and reading because the scores are based on right or wrong answers, rather than examiner interpretation. For speaking and writing, if you feel you fulfilled the requirements of the higher levels and exceeded the word count in writing, then it’s possible to consider a remark. Also, if you didn’t write a conclusion for task 2 or an overview for task 1 in writing, then usually it isn’t worth the remark. So, just think carefully when you get your results. No remark is guaranteed to be successful. Fingers crossed for you 🙂

      • Thanks Liz…. I have a knack for remembering things 🙂 🙂 I’ll ask for a review in writing if I get a lower band….thanks again

  8. Prabhjot says:

    Hi liz
    I have done my speaking test today
    Location ludhiana (punjab)at 4.30
    Part 1
    What is u r name
    What can i call u
    Advertisement related

    Part 2
    Describe a day qhich did not cost to much

    Part 3

    Related to day off
    Where people like to go
    Are they like to stay home or go outside
    And other questions
    Part 1 and part 2 questions was good
    But in part three she asked many question and why is this
    I am nervous about part three
    Is it efects my band score and at the last she said bye according to my culture

  9. Mai Truong says:

    Hi Liz,

    First of all, thanks a lot for your page! This is super helpful and here’s my test today
    Academic/ Computer-based/ IDP Vietnam/07 August

    Writing:
    T1: 2 bar charts show the effects of TV and computer on children score in Reading, Maths and Writing.
    T2: Traffic and housing problems can be solved if moving big companies, factories and their employees out of cities. Agree or disagree?

    Speaking: Part 2 Cue card – Describe a moment that you feed happy most.

    This is my first time taking computer based and found it’s not as easy as I though. My task 2 writing got more than 300 words while task 1 repeating words quite a lot. My aim is 6.5 so …finger crossed!

    Thanks again for your website Liz. All of your tips are valuable!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It would be good for others if you share your experience of what it is like doing the test on a computer. Glad my website was helpful 🙂

  10. GT – university of western Sydney – 02/8/2018
    LWRS
    WT1: the local council is about to destroy children playground in your area because it is
    under use. write a letter and tell them why it is not well used, what can be done so
    more people can use it. I can’t remember the last point.

    WT2: many people think that more having more money will make them happier.
    How important is money to happiness? (i felt bad seeing this kind of essay, i was expecting the common types)

    R1: about australian visa types(visiting and working holiday visas; cost and who can visit and obtain visa on arrival, working condition on “working holiday visa.
    R2: about how to gain promoted
    R3: about the psychology of procrastination. it was a very long passage (difficult as academic, you have to choose headings from the long paragraphs)

    S1: as usual ,
    S2: about toys u played with as a child: how old
    S3: can’t remember

  11. Hi Liz,
    First of all let me thank you for the awesome work you are doing here by sharing invaluable tips and help with IELTs. I came across your site and you tube videos when I was looking for online resources to get ready for the exam. All these were very helpful to me as I did self-study not having enough time to go for a class.

    I did IELTs – GT
    in Sri Lanka IDP test center
    on 30/07/2018 (Speaking) and 02/08/2018 (L/R/W)

    These are the questions I got.
    Speaking————-PART I ———-
    1. What do you do? Do you study or work?
    2. What is you job?
    3. Why did you choose that path ?
    4. How was your first day at the office?

    5. Let’s talk about being on time. Do you wear a watch normally?
    6. What do you think the opinion here in Sri Lanka about coming on time say for an appointment?
    7. Do you come on time for events?
    8. How would you like to wait for others to come meet you?

    9. Let’s talk about teacher. Do you remember your primary school teachers?
    10. Who is your favorite teacher?
    11. Do you think that teachers in the past say in your mothers time are different from present day teachers?
    12. Have you ever thought about being a teacher?

    Cue Card————PART II———
    A quiet place you like to be (I was prepared for this as I looked up the recent topics in your blog. I talked about my home “non-stop”)

    PART III———-
    1. Do you generally like to be quiet places?
    2. Why do you think that country side is considered to be quieter than cities?
    3. Is it possible that cities may have some quiet places?
    4. Do you think that cities need quiet places like parks?
    5. Some places say houses are very noisy. Why is that as you think?
    6. Do older people prefer quiet places?
    7. Why some people listen to very loud music/
    8. Some people listen to music when they are studying. Why is that?
    9. What do you think about noisy neighbors?
    10. Do you think that apartments also have this noise problem?

    As for the tips,
    for speaking I wore a frock (having all my denims misplaced as I live in two places) and a little make-up (just a tiny bit) and the examiner (a lady) took a good look at me which made me feel thankful for my outfit. I know it does not affect my score, still I felt I made a good first impression visually… 🙂 🙂 . My time was 1 PM and I went there by 12.45. I was called in immediately and was out by 1 PM. Is that possible? I was surprised that my test was finished so quickly. Will that affect my score? It was like the Examiner was in a hurry. She quickly jumped from one question to another in the middle of my answers some times.

    I watched (and re-watched) all your videos and read almost all the blog posts and specially comments where people have shared their experiences. All these were immensely helpful for me. I worked hard for 2 months and I need to get band 8 in each. Fingers crossed now…. 😉 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 You’ve made a good point about clothing. It doesn’t affect your score, but it can affect your confidence. So, wear something that is comfortable but makes you feel good about yourself. The IELTS speaking test is no longer than 14 mins and no shorter than 11 mins. It’s normal for the examiner to interrupt your answers. Glad my website was useful. Good luck with your results 🙂

  12. Ankur Sharma says:

    Date: 06.08.2018.
    General Training.
    Venue- Pune.
    Module- Speaking
    Following are the topics asked by examiner to various students Speaking part 2 –
    a) Comic Character.
    b) River or lake in your country
    c) Magazine u like.
    d) Comic Character.

  13. Academic
    Nigeria
    August 2nd

    task1: double bar chart

    task 2: Some people believe companies and private individuals not government should be made to pay to clean up pollution. to what extent do you agree?

    speaking: part 2: tell me about someone you know that talks a lot

  14. Hello dear Liz,
    I’m Aaya.
    Sharjah, UAE.

    I finished my speaking exam today and will take the other 3 sections next Saturday, which will be 11/8/2018.

    Speaking it went well thankfully and I am satisfied with my performance. However, I forget to use idioms, it didn’t come to my mind while I was expressing my thoughts to answer the questions I was asked. Will that prevent me from getting a band score of 7+ ?

    The topics were:

    part 1:
    questions about writing.. what do you write currently? did you enjoy writing as a child? and what would you be writing in the future? … (those weren’t the exact words used .. just the idea)

    also questions about outdoor activities.. what outdoor activities do you enjoy? which outdoor activities you enjoyed as a child? do you think of working outdoors? …

    part 2

    Talk about a story you were told by someone. who is it? how did it affect you? and so on

    part 3

    questions about story telling and technology …

    Here is my experience, I hope it’s helpful.
    Your website and videos are extremely helpful by the way and thanks a million for your efforts. 😀

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It is best to avoid idioms in IELTS. They are overused or often used incorrectly. Also people frequently use out-dated idioms such as “cool as a cucumber”. Instead, just use phrasal verbs – they are examples of idiomatic language.

  15. yo ah in says:

    02 AUG 2018 Academic
    Bkk,Thailand

    writing 1
    Line graph 2 years (all past)

    writing 2
    I cant remember from the top of my head but it was about In some cities there are few control over the design and construction of new houses and building offices. Should people build their own houses whatever style they want. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of this development?

  16. Academic Philippines
    Task 1
    Table of food consumed by a European person per week in the years 1887, 1997, 2007

    Task 2
    Billions of dollars are being wasted on space research. The money used could be better if used to improving conditions on people on earth.

    To what extent do you agree or disagree

    Speaking:
    Part 1
    Where do you live
    Favorite room
    Move in the near future

    Part 2
    Describe a clothing you wore at an occasion
    What
    When
    Where is it from
    How did it make you feel

    Part 3
    What about formal and informal wear
    Which is more expensive
    Trend of fashion
    Fashion and globalization

    Ms. Liz I had mistakenly put a different unit for measurement on task 1 for 1 Parameter and for task 2 I misspelled one word.

    Would this greatly affect my grade?

  17. Hi
    Academic
    2nd August 2018
    Colombo,Sri Lanka

    Speaking Test part2

    About an interested subject in school:

    Writing Test task 1
    A flow chart which describes the procedures of making three different kinds of tea
    Green tea
    Oolong tea &
    Small leaf black tea
    Task 2
    In some countries it is illegal for employers to reject applicants due to his/her age. What do you think, describe positive or negative development with your own experiences.

    Completed this with four paragraphs
    Introduction with the opinion( strongly agreed)
    Three body paragraphs

    1. Discussed the positive side of oldest employees with an example about a 85 yeas old university lecturer who is still intereste on
    working and leaning also who is very active.
    2. Discussed the positive side again using an example about a School child who invented a medicine for dengue last month.
    3. Negative effect about health issues by joining oldest employees and how it can be solved to achieve positive development.
    4. Conclusion

    Liz,
    I completely described task 1 also.
    As you think, can you guess my score?

    And Thank you so much for your posts about exam tips.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Without seeing the fully essay question written 100% correctly and without seeing your essay, it is not possible to predict your score. Good luck!

  18. General Training 2 Aug
    Johannesburg

    Listening: Manager introducing new staff to a hotel. The one question we got that I found difficult was they gave us a floor plan of the hotel and we had to match the rooms to the plan based on descriptions.
    Endangered animals in Australia
    Reading:
    Advertisements for flats
    History of the pen
    Writing:
    T1: Your child is going on a 3 day field trip to another country. The head teacher is looking for parents to accompany the trip. Write a letter volunteering to assist.
    – Why you want to go
    – What you can do to assist
    – Ask for further information
    T2: Some people think that advances in technology are beneficial for worker. Other say it is a disadvantage. Discuss and give you own opinion.

    Listening and reading went well. Not so sure about the writing, I ran out of time and rushed the conclusion and did not get time to review my work.
    The exam went smoothly but we had to be at the venue by 7:30, I got there by 7:15. The staff running the test only got there at 7:30. We then stood until 9:15 and started at 9:45.

    Thank you for your videos. I wish I had found them sooner in my prepartion

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 That’s a long wait – hope you weren’t too tired for your test. Good luck with your results 🙂

  19. It was my test in GENERAL category on 2nd August 2018.
    Writing task : Some people say that technology has positive effects on workers while there are others who think that it has some drawbacks on workers. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

  20. Hi!
    So… this is my contribution 🙂

    But, first of all, I want to thank you so so much, Liz, for the effort you do by having this incredible website. I managed to arrive confident and prepared to face the exam after having understood everything and practiced a lot thanks to all the information, lessons and model answers (especially these!) here.

    Academic
    Test date: 02/08/2018
    Location: Bogotá, Colombia

    SPEAKING
    Part 1:
    Typical questions about home, like “do you live in a house or a flat?, what’s your favorite room?, do you plan to live there in the future?”.

    Algo, about punctuality: do you usually wear a watch?, do you think it’s important to be on time?, are you ever late for anything?, how do you feel when others are late?

    And the one that I didn’t expect but was kinda enjoyable: letters and cards. Some like “do you often write something by hand?, do you think computers might replace handwriting one day?, do you prefer getting cards or emails in special occasions? why?”.

    Part 2:
    Describe a useful math lesson that you remember learning as a child.
    Cue card:
    What it was
    How did you learn it
    Was it easy or difficult to learn

    Part 3:
    In general, questions about math lessons in adults’ lifes, how people can improve in maths, what could teachers do to encourage students to learn maths, and so on. Then, some related to technology, regarding jobs and if technology will be better than humans in the future.

    WRITING
    Task 1:
    Just one line graph about the percentage of students having five specific problems in university during three particular years.

    Task 2:
    Demand of food is increasing worldwide.

    Which is a cause of this?
    What measures could the international community take in order to improve the situation?
    (I’m paraphrasing this last one, but that was the sense/idea of the question).

    That’s the general idea.
    I hope this will be helpful for anyone 😀

    Now… 13 days that will feel endless, haha.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Good luck with your results 🙂

      • ArshDeep Maridka says:

        You are so good. You help us and like another you didn’t prefer any charges. Thanx a lot. I am not a native linguistic person but i’m trying and i hope i”ll learn it one day

  21. Hi liz

    2 August ,Academic . India

    There was a question for task 2 writing.

    In some countries it is illegal for employers to reject job applicants for their old age of his/her.Do you think it is a positive or negative development.

    Dear liz I m really concerned because I wrote essay related to child Labour/Under age children’s .Please advise I m correct in understanding task response . however some one saying question was related to Old Age people (Elder People) not child labour involve teenagers.

    I cover point like less qualification/experience/not physically strong to do job/accidents at work place/decisions making in emergency etc.

    Please revert soon im really concerned

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The topic of old age and work is about older people applying for jobs. This means your essay was off topic. That will affect your score for Task Response which is 25% of your task 2 marks, but it won’t affect your score for the other marking criteria.

    • I see other candidates wrote ” In some countries it is illegal for employers to reject applicants due to his/her age. What do you think? Describe positive or negative development with your own experience.”. It doesn’t mention anything about “old” age in the question prompt. Are you sure it did? If it did, like Liz said, it is off-topic and it will impact your Task Response.

  22. Hey Liz
    Again, Thank you for your immense help and this website.
    I got a clear picture of IELTS exam through your tutorials and blog only.

    I had my General Listening, Reading & Writing test on 02-08-2018, New Delhi (India)

    Reading: 4 passages (Section-1 4 adverts,Section 2 and 3- 2 paragraphs on general topic, Section-4 a long paragraph about ‘pens’)

    Writing: (Words were different in the question paper but idea was same)

    Task 1: Your child is going on a trip to another country for two days. School is looking for some parents who can join the trip and you decided to apply for the same. Write a letter to the head of the school and include:
    *Why you want to join the team
    *What can you do
    *Queries related to the trip

    Task 2: Some people think that new technologies benefits the life of workers whereas some deny the statement.
    Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

  23. Hello Liz,
    Thanks for your website. It helped me a lot. I appeared on June2 in Noida, India
    Speaking on July 31
    1. Do you work / study ?
    2. Where do you work ? 3. Why you choose this job ? 4. What food you used to eat as a child ? 5. Why did you eat this food as a child ? 5. Is international food popular when you were child ? 6. Describe which international food you tried recently ? 7. Will more people will buy international food in future.
    Section 2
    Describe a plan which did not went well. What you plan ? Why it did not went well ? What you change ? How did you felt after ?
    Section 3
    (I talked on travel plan in cue card round)
    1. You talked only travel plan. What can be other plans?
    2. Why it is hard for older people to change plan ?
    3. How technology can help when change in plan ?
    4. How phone can help in this case if there is no apps or google ?
    5. Change can be fast and slow, how it impacts person when change is fast and change is slow ?

    I answered all of them to my best. I felt examiner was counter questioning me in part 1 as well. She counter questioned in Section 3 as well, I may have missed 1 or 2 questions.

    GT Writing
    Task1 : School is taking group of students to other country for 3 days. They have invited parents to join the group. You are interested in going with trip. Write a letter : 1. Why you would like to join ? 2. How you can help ? 3) Ask, any questions if you have ?

    Task 2 : Many people think new technology can improve lives of workers. Oher think there are disadvantages of new technology.
    Describe both views and write your opinion.

  24. MONA COUR says:

    Hi Liz,

    I took my IELTS speaking test in Delhi today afternoon. I opted for General Training Module.

    Part 1 Questions were about myself, my work, why did I choose this work? How did I feel on the first day of work? Do you plan before going on vacations? What is important to be done before going on vacation? When and where did you last go on a trip which is is memorable to you? Do you plan to go for vacation in the near future? If yes, where?

    Part 2 Cue Card was to talk about my childhood friend- What’s the name of the friend? How did you meet? What would you do together? And explain why do I still remember her? and follow up question was that, Am I still in touch with any of my childhood friends?

    Then Part 3 Questions were all to do with the Involvement of technology in teenagers’ life, Their interaction with friends, whether they listen to the advice of their parents or their friends, should children be having less number of friends or more and why? What is the difference of having friendship earlier and now and lastly the role of internet in friendship. Whether it is good or bad?

    My examiner was very polite and made me feel very comfortable. And I also tried giving all the answers naturally with a flow. However when I was explaining the last point of Part 2, she stopped me. Would it effect my band as I couldn’t answer the last part fully? And further I was just asked 4-5 Questions in Part 3. Is that enough? Although I tried giving full answers with expalanation and examples, still i fear…

    Please answer my queries so that I know where do I stand… Thanks

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner MUST stop you when your time has run out in part 2. It’s fine and a normal part of the test. It doesn’t affect your score. There are no set number of questions for part 3.

  25. Hii. Liz
    Today was my exam
    at moga (punjab) INDIA
    Writing task 1: tea making process
    Task 2: in many countries it is illigal for companies to reject job applicants because of their age.. Is this a positive or negative development?..

  26. Academic
    Nigeria

    Task1: double bar chart
    Task 2: some people feel companies and individuals not government should pay to clean up pollution they cause. To what extent to you agree

    Speaking: tell me someone that talks a lot

  27. IELTS General – New Delhi, India – 02/08/2018

    The listening and reading were okay-ish in-terms of difficulty. However, I would like to intimate fellow readers to be vigilant as nowadays there are some small questions which have chances of being missed due to the conversation being relatively small. I missed 4 questions in PART – 3 listening as I was under the impression that it the conversation just started. It was regarding two people in which we had to select whether they will be doing the designated task in the question together or independently.

    Writing – General

    Task – 1: Write a letter to the principal of the school in which your child is going to international trip. The school had asked some parents to join. Write a letter to express your willingness. Include:

    1) What can you do? [I wrote that my son is going with 7 friends who keep coming to our house and are known to me. As such, I can deal with on my own and reduce the burden)
    2) Why do you want to go? [As no doctor was accompanying the students and I am a trained paramedic. As such, in the case of an emergency I will be there.]
    3) Ask questions pertaining to the trip? [Questions about whether students will get tetanus shots, will they undergo pre-departure medical, when will the final details of the plan be shared with us.]

    Task 2: (A tricky questions as per me) – New technology improvs the life of workers while some disagree. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    I have a doubt regarding the task 2. It talks about “NEW TECHNOLOGY”, I feel we had to write that the new technology improves the lives of workers. I wrote about the old generation of computers were hampering the health of employees while now the new improvisation is a good thing. (For against) It is hard for the employees to deal with the changes happening at a rapid pace which impacts their performance. Do you think I achieved the task properly?

  28. Hi Liz,
    Test Date : 1st Aug,2018 General Training, Place: Hyderabad

    The examiner didn’t ask me any of the usual ques for Part 0, that you mentioned in your video except for my full name. She also took my ID when she was escorting me inside.
    Throughout the test she only asked me questions related to order/orderliness, in part 1 as well as part 3.

    Part 1
    General Q about house/appartment? Favourite room in the house? Why?
    Who do spend free time with: family or friends?
    Do more people live in cities these days? Why?
    A city you want to visit? Why?
    again some q about order in cities…
    Ques related to order in life? why it is imp?
    Do all people have order in life?

    Cue Card:
    Talk about an item you lost?
    How it is important to you? What is the item?
    Who gave it to you?
    what were your feelings on losing it?

    Part 3:
    Completely about order…
    Why do people keeping losing important things? &
    What kind of things do people keep losing?
    What are benefits of having an orderly society?
    do you think creativity does not develop if you have order? Why
    Why do some people not like living in orderly societies?

    I kept on speaking for part 2 without fumbling and naturally. She asked me to stop, I guess 2 min were over. That I am satisfied with. I do have some doubt for Part 3.
    I couldn’t immediately answer in part 3, I may have stammered a little, and especially for a topic like order, I found it difficult to answer the questions. She prompted for 1 or 2 questions. Will it affect my band score? by how much?
    Overall I am dissatisfied with my performance.

    Thanks,
    Amrita

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your score is based on your overall performance and your overall level of English from the answers you gave. The examiner does allow for nerves. It’s normal for the examiner to encourage the candidate to expand on answers in order to produce more language.

      • Thanks Liz 🙂

        Also, the topics I got for writing

        Task 1:
        The city council is planning to pull down a historical building in your city due to lack of funding. Write a letter asking them not to do that.
        Imp of the place,
        How it can be used?
        How to get funding?

        Task 2: Some believe technology has increased social interaction. Others do not.
        Adv. and Disadv. Give ur opinion.

  29. Harpreet says:

    General Training, 30th June, United Arab Emirates
    Speaking (27th june)
    Q1 – What do you do? where do you work? my position? what are my day to day tasks etc
    Q2 – In your childhood, what type of food you use to eat
    Q3 – What is your favorite type of food?
    Q4- do many people in your country enjoy eating out?
    Q5-have you tried other cuisines? why did u like/dislike it?
    Q6- do you think parents play an important role in development of child than teachers?
    Q7- Talk about when you helped your friend/colleague
    Q8- leadership/skills topic (cant remember exact question)
    Q9- do you think global co-operation is important

    Writing
    Part-1
    write letter to you friend about a book you are reading.
    why should she read it
    where can she purchase it
    whats special about this book

    Part 2
    Dont remember exact question. it was about road safety.

  30. TEST; 1 AUGUST 2018. ACADEMIC MODULE. IRAN

    part 1 :
    1- usual introductions
    2- talking about exercise (whether I’m doing exercises, people are doing enough exercise and …..)
    3- talking about sleep (how much I sleep, do elder people sleep more than the younger one and …. )

    cue card
    describe a development you would like to see in a public place in your hometown
    – where
    – what kind of developments

    part 3 :
    general questions about public places e.g. ‘what kind of public places you’d rather go’ or ‘do elder people and younger prefer the same kind of public places’ and…

    my experience :
    the examiner was very polite and friendly,
    I tried and hopefully talked as fluent as possible which I think I’ve done enough for that, also I used a variety of complex sentences,
    one thing to mention is that while I was trying to speak about my hometown, I neglected some useful information simply because I was thinking with myself that the examiner is also from my hometown so he knows them.

    One QUESTION;
    dear Liz,
    while I was going thru’ part 2 I talked for about 90 seconds, then the examiner asked 2 little questions which helped me go as long as 2 minutes. Also at part 3, I think I probably didn’t elaborate enough (maybe talking 30 seconds for each question), and again the examiner made my sentences last a lil bit longer for instance by asking why, when and…
    Now my question is that; are these questions that the examiner asked are going to have a negative impact on my scores?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It is normal for the examiner to ask such questions in that way. When you give your answers, the examiner does NOT mark your ideas or the information you give. So, when you talk about your hometown, you are being marked on the English you produce. Always say as much as you can.

  31. 1-Aug topic GT
    Vadodara India
    Story from your childhood
    Same basedQs

  32. Hi Liz, im Durba from sylhet , Bangladesh, thanks for all your videos and suggestions u gave regarding IELTS. I had my speaking test today and before posting my question I would like share an unwanted event that is I was 10mins late to report and after I entered in the exam room then first question the examiner asked was about punctuality, so, I understood that he was very disturbed that I was late. Although my exam was good but I sensed that is it going to affect my exam score? Plz answer. I’m really worried. Ok. Ow the question. Part one- punctuality, abt home town, how often does it rain, if I will be asked to choose a place for living in between dry or wet place what I will choose, part two- something that my friend has done and I also want to do. Part three- do u think the young people of this day are getting more chance to try new things then the young of past, how easy it is to try new things, is it the responsibility of school to tell a student to set their goal, the decision of people take are more self-centered?

    • Thanks for sharing. The topic of “punctuality” is an IELTS topic. Don’t worry about it. Your speaking test is recorded and can be remarked by a senior examiner in the UK if you feel your results do not reflect how well you spoke in your test.

  33. arshpreet says:

    june 31st, 2018
    venue: jalandhar(general training)
    hey liz,
    your website helped me a lot for my ielts exam so i would like to help other students appearing for further tests
    speaking :
    part 1:
    are you punctual?
    do you go everywhere on time/
    where you went on vacation last year?
    where would you like to go on your next holidays?
    essential things required while packing for holidays?
    most important thing while going for holidays?
    part 2:
    street market of your locality
    when you went?
    why you went there?
    what you bought??
    how was your experience?
    part 3:
    where do people like to go for shopping?
    famous markets of your state?
    why do people prefer to go to malls for shopping
    there are some who still prefer to buy from local markets though they are available in malls and supermarkets?
    why there are markets for particular things?
    do you like to go shopping alone or with someone?
    difference between local markets and malls?

    liz, i want to ask that the examiner did not allowed me to speak more than 2 minutes in part 2 will it effect my bands?? however our intaraction was very good she was responding to mu answers.. but she did asked me more than 10 questions in part 3… i am worried about my part 2..
    but really want to thank you for the tips..:)

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The examiner can’t let you speak for more than 2 minutes because it is the rules of IELTS. Part 2 lasts 2 minutes maximum – it cannot last longer than 2 minutes.

  34. Today was my speaking : 1Aug2018…10:00AM
    GT
    From Vadodara,India

    First of all thank you liz for the work you’r doing. Really greatfull…helped me a lot.

    Part 1:
    Do u work or study
    Where do u work
    Is it necessary make friend at workplace

    Prefered mode of transport
    How frequent u fly by air

    Part 2 Que card

    Describe a popular person from your country.
    Who is
    Why is he popular
    Where n when you met

    Partr 3

    Why some student are popular at school
    Does teacher need to popular
    Questions related to celebrities
    Good or bad
    Do they really happy

  35. IELTS General Speaking Test
    31 Aug Johannesburg

    P1: What job do you do? Did you make friends there?
    Tell us about where you live

    P2: What was your favourite toy as a child?
    – When did you get it
    – Why was it special

    P3: Should children choose their own presents
    Do you think toy manufacturers make educational toys or just toys for profit
    Comment on the link between movies and toys
    Do you think children have more toys today than in the past

    I don’t remember all the details. I was soooooo nervous that I babbled a lot. I am not sure how i did. Glad that part is over.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The speaking test is informal, don’t worry too much about how formal your answers were. Fingers crossed for you 🙂

  36. General
    28/07/2018
    Singapore

    Writing task 1:
    You want to work in another country. Write a letter to your friend live in that country,
    Tell him you want to get a job
    Give your details
    Ask for additional information (working hours)

    Writing task 2:
    Some people believe that educational success depends on good teachers. Others think that its depend on the attitude of the students.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Speaking:
    Part 1:
    Town you live
    How far from here
    what kind of outdoor activities you like

    Part2:
    Describe a recent development in your area.

    Part3:
    Transportation in your country
    Is it important to have a good transportation system
    Do you think that there should be famous buildings in a country
    Are these buildings need to be modern

    That’s all I can remember. Thank you liz.

  37. Feba Raju Abraham says:

    Speaking test
    30th July 2018
    Dubai

    Talk about a river, lake or water body in your country

  38. Hi Liz
    I had my speaking test today: 30th july 2018
    Questions were:

    Part-1
    Do you work or study?
    What kind of job you do?
    Why you chose this job?
    Do you enjoy your job?
    How was the first day of your job ?

    Part-2
    Describe a clothing that you wore on an occasion.
    What was that?
    From where had you purchased the dress?
    How everone reacted to the dress?
    Why you chose the dress?

    Part-3
    Why people choose traditional wear during any ocassion?
    Do you have pictures of yourself in traditional dress?

    Topic:- Formally wear and informal wear
    When people in your country wear formals?
    Where people prefer to wear formals?
    Is informal wear is replacing the formal wear?

    Topic:- Plants
    Do you like plants?
    Did you like plants when you were a child?

    Thanks for your hardwork. Your website really helped me a lot. 🙂

  39. Eman Alchalabi says:

    I am a university lecturer from Iraq/ Mechanical engineering

    I had my Academic Test yesterday 28/07/2018 at Leeds Exam Centre/ UK
    and my speaking test will be this Tuesday 31/07

    WT2/ Some people think that children should start formal school as early as possible while others believe that they should not start school until they become 7 years old.
    Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

    WT1/ It was about describing a Map /The development that happened in a city in 1950 and now in 5 criteria (business, residential , main roads, government building , bridge)
    and the population in 1950 was 20,000 and now 200,000.

    R/ It was the most stressful part for me . The 1st passage was about a research in how the animals sleep in different ways and gave examples about them.
    The second passage was about History of Roma and their culture and much more.
    I cant remember the last passage.

    L/ wasn’t that much difficult the record was so clear but still sec 3 and 4 run quickly.

    Thank you so much Liz for your lessons, advice, help and support, i purchased one of your advance lessons (discussion essay) it was really useful i improved my writing techniques and i recommend it to anyone would like to improve his writing skills.
    I wish you had extra advance lessons in Reading to buy.
    I followed your blog only, also, i watched and listened to all your videos.
    I hope i will get a good score and don’t need to do the exam anymore.

    Thanks again and wish you all the best.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’m glad my Advanced writing task 2 lessons were helpful. I do plan to make Advanced lessons for all parts of the IELTS test as soon as my health is stronger 🙂

    • Buse Yetişti says:

      I took the exam the same day in Istanbul, Turkey. The questions were exactly the same. Thanks for your help.

      • Kay Jonabelle says:

        I had exactly the same question as well here in Libya.

        Liz, I am quite confused regarding my writing task 1.

        The question is “The plans show the city in 1950 and the city now”

        My question is: Is it correct the my intro was like this, “The two diagrams illustrate the changes that OCCURED in a city in almost 70 decades.”

        Is it correct if it’s already in the past tense? Coz I think it’s just a plan and not yet done? And also I pit changes that occured even it is not given in the task that there are changes that happened, although you can see it in the maps given. Maps are also diagrams right?

        I am really confused. Pls do enlighten me.

        Thank u Liz!!!

        • Your introduction should be written: “The plans show the changes in a city between 1950 and the present day”. The changes did not occur in 1950. The changes have occurred since 1950. You then use past tense to describe how the city was in 1950 and the present tense to show how it is today for the details in the body paragraph. Don’t panic too much about grammar tenses, they are only one aspect of the grammar marks and task 1 is only worth 33% anyway.

  40. I took the GT test on July 28th in USA. For the speaking:

    1) Do you work or study?
    2) Why did you chose that job?
    3)Do you like the rain?
    4) Would you rather live in a wet or dry climate? Why?
    5)Do you like traveling in the rain?
    6) Are you in contact with any animals?
    7) Is it good for children to have pets? Then follow up question on why it helps with responsibility when I said it helps them become more responsible
    Part 2- cue card:
    Pick an animal that is interesting, tell where it lives, when you first become interested and why you like it
    Part 3:
    Questions about conservation of animals – what the government could do, what private citizens can do, and if it is important to conserve animals and why you think so. I don’t remember the exact individual questions.

    I’m a native English speaker and I really wish I had prepared more for the speaking section. It was the only part I did not because I figured I would sail through it and I do not feel very confident. I ran out of things to say with the animal topic for the two minutes – my mind was blank and right after the test I could think of so many things I could have talked about (it was nerves, I’m a shy person, even though it was an easy topic). The interviewer did prompt me and seemed relieved when I spoke more…but I’m still worried. Oh well I guess if I don’t score high enough it is something I can focus on for next time.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 To prepare for speaking, you must prepare ideas for lots of topics. The ideas are not really based on knowledge, but on your own feelings, past memories, wishes and opinions. It’s normal to be really nervous in your first test and it’s common for people to book two or even three tests for this reason. See my main speaking page for topics, tips and model answers: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-listening/

  41. Sabrina Zarin says:

    General Training 27/07/18
    I’m a Finance professional from Bangladesh.
    **Writing Task 1 topic: Write a letter to the manager of local council who is planning to pull down a historic building in your area due to lack of money to repair it. Expressing how unhappy you are and cover :
    1. Why the building is important
    2. What can be done with it in future
    3. How to raise money for repairing it
    ** Writing Task 2 topic: Some people think the modern technology is making people more sociable, while others think it is making them less sociable. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
    I find your tutorials very helpful to understand the key factors the examiner is looking for. You have a really charming and composed way of teaching.
    I have sat for the Academic exam twice earlier, but couldn’t score more than 7 each time though my other module scores were pretty higher(Overall 8). This time I’ve had to sit for GT for immigration purpose and I’m hoping to score higher than 7 in Writing,provided I could follow and write keeping your suggestions in mind!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Let me know when your results arrive – fingers crossed 🙂

      • Sabrina Zarin says:

        Hi Liz, my results are out and I’m really disappointed. Can you plz advise me if it’s rational to expect a 6 in writing while I have L-8.5, R-9? I don’t believe my writing was a 6 standard. But the local immigration agents informed me earlier, that recently they have been receiving complaints of purposely giving low scores in either writing or speaking so that the candidates desperate for immigration have to repeat the tests! I’m not really sure if that was the score I deserved while I was even more aware of the structures and vocabs to be used this time, provided I scored 7 twice before already and that too in Academic topics.

        • It is very possible to only get 6 in writing with high scores in the other skills. This is due to the marking criteria of writing which is different to speaking. To hit band 7 or above in writing, having good English is NOT enough. The examiner who marks your writing does NOT know why you are taking IELTS. If you take the test again, make sure you get my Advanced Writing Task 2 lessons: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore

  42. General Test, Lagos Nigeria.

    Speaking- 25th July 2018
    Cue Card question: Talk about a story you were recently told
    i. Who told you the story?
    ii. What is the story about?
    iii. What did you learn from the story?
    I can’t recall the 4th question. I am sorry.
    I can’t thank you enough, ma’am. My cue card question came from your compilation of May- August 2018. So, I gave my best.

    FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS
    i. What is the relationship between story telling and technology?
    ii. Impact of technology on storytelling
    iii. Is it better to tell stories to children or have them watch TV
    iv. Difference between stageplays and cinemas
    v. How has storytelling affected the society

    WRITING- 28th July 2018.
    Task 1: Write a letter to the planning manager in your local council about a historic building in your area that is about to be pulled down, due to lack of money to repair it.
    You should,
    i. State why the building is important.
    ii. State what the building can be used for in the future.
    iii. Suggest ways of paying for the repair.

    Task 2: Modern technology encourages more social behaviour in people. Others feel it makes people less sociable. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Thanks ma’am for your tremendous help. God bless you more. Praying and hoping for a good result. I am anxious about my writing component especially task 2.

  43. Shahid Latif says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for the helpful tips , I found them useful for IELTS preparation. Just want to share my bit from the test I took on 28th July.

    Location: Jeddah KSA
    Listening:
    Part 1: Related to Vacation booking
    Part 2: Related to discussion between two students to enroll for an elective
    Part 3: Speech on Environmental project

    Reading:
    Part 1; True False NG for a passage on immigration to Australia
    Part 2: Fill in the blanks from the passage
    Part 3: Passage on Laughter and its components
    Part 4; Matching headings from the same passage

    Writing:
    Task 1: You came to know that the city council is about to bring down an old building due to lack of funds, write letter to the council mentioning;
    Why this building is important
    What can it be used in future for
    How they can generate money from it
    Task 2: Some people think that the technological advanced is encouraging more sociable behavior, while others think that it is making people less sociable. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
    Speaking:
    Part 1;
    What do you do
    How was your first day at job
    Where did you take your memorable day off
    Part 2:
    Share something which made you happy?
    What was it
    where was it
    Who was with you
    Part 3;
    Is money a source of happiness and questions around this topic.
    I hope this helps and thanks again, pl pray for better results 🙂

  44. Deepika says:

    Hyderabad, India.
    SLRW

    Listening:
    Conversation between two people about enquiry of a concert.
    Another recording was about cultivation of cotton.

    Writing:
    Task 1- This maps shows a particular area of a village in 1910 and in 2010.
    Task 2- The increasing crimes by young people can be solved by teaching parents good parenting.

    Reading:
    Section 1- about musical instruments and their history
    Section 2- about friendship and unity
    Section 3- about plants, fertilizers and its history

    Speaking:
    Basic questions about yourself
    Do you like gardening?
    What do you know about plants?
    Do you have a garden in you house?
    If yes how do you maintain it?
    Why do you like plants?

    Cue card- Talk about a magazine you like to read.
    Why do you like it?
    what does it contain?

    What type of magazines are famous in India?
    What is the difference between magazines and newspapers?
    Do people prefer magazines or newspapers?
    Why are people attracted to follow news on electrical devices?
    It is said that, news provided by journalists are not accurate? What is your opinion?
    Why do you think the news is not accurate?
    Is publishing an article, an achievement for a journalist?
    Is journalist’s job difficult?
    Do journalists also have pressure?

    My LRW was on 28th and speaking was on 27th. These were the question i have been asked. I wish everyone ALL THE BEST and hope you do well in your IELTS exam.

  45. Filipp Mozolevskiy says:

    Kazakhstan, Astana 27.07.2018

    Speaking
    I
    Do you work or study?
    What is the most productive time to work?
    Do you have a lot of friends from work?
    Do you use dictionaries?
    Do you prefer paper-based or digital dictionaries?
    Do you like listening to music when studying or working?
    Do you prefer downloading music from the internet or buying CDs?
    Do you think your music preferences will change in the future?

    II
    A skill that you have learned outside of school.

    III
    What is the best way for children to learn new information?
    Do games help children learn new stuff?
    How learning process has changed from the past?
    Did the appearance of new technologies had any negative effect on how we memorise information?

    Whiting
    I
    letter to a city council regarding to demolition of a building that is important to your community.

    II
    Some ppl think that the development of new technologies has improved our social behaviour, other think that it made it only worse. Discuss both points an give your opinion.
    Thank you Liz your website is very helpful, especially this page.
    I have a question.
    Something unusual happened during my test when I was passing 3 parts.
    Just at the beginning, couple minutes before starting listening, we lost power and after a while, the conductors of the test decided to start from reading then move to write and after if the problem with electricity is fixed move to listening.
    And it went according to their plan. However, it was pretty dark in the room and I did not like the idea of changing the sequence of tasks because I need a high score in the Listening section so I decided to write a complaint.
    So the question is it going to change anything? and what is the procedure for this complaint? I would be really grateful if you could answer this.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 You need to contact IELTS Official or your local test center about submitting a complaint. I’m not sure if it will have any effect. Unfortunate problems can occur – it’s really bad luck.

  46. Hi Liz,

    I took the General Training test in San Francisco on 28th July. Thanks for your tips and strategies.

    Reading
    Section-1
    True/False/Not Given based on NewZealand Driving License details
    Section-2
    Matching the paragraph and the crux of the paragraph
    Railways Lines of Britain
    Section-3
    Complete the flowchart
    Asking for a Pay raise
    Section -4
    Match the paragraph and some complete the sentence
    About an underground archaeologist
    Listening
    Section-1
    Conversation between a cottage owner and a customer
    Section-2
    Conversation between a student and a professor about a project
    Section-3
    Map layout of a race event and some questions
    Section-4
    Textile industry of the Australian aboriginal
    Writing Task 1
    Write a letter complaining about the dirty roads and garbage in your street
    1. it’s effect and problem
    2. the main causes
    3. suggestions
    Writing Task 2
    In the world of internet, people write about a product’s reviews and opinions about a service.
    Is it a good thing or bad thing.

    Speaking
    1. Do you work/study?
    2. What is your job?
    3. Whats are the apps used in your country?
    4. Is there any app you like to install?
    5. How many hours of sleep is required?
    6. Do you think older people need more hours of sleep?
    7. On which part of the day do you work the best?

    Part 2
    Describe a season that you like and its related questions?

    Part 3
    How you work get disrupted by summer and winter seasons?
    How do seasons benefit certain occupation?
    How do seasons affect a certain community?

  47. Academic ielts
    28-7-18
    Manchester
    Hello,
    Writing task 2: some people feel that their children shold start formal learning at school as soon as possible , while others think that children should not start school until they are at least 7 years old.
    Discuss both and give your opinion .

    Speaking cue card about a song that means a lot to you.

    Thank you liz a and good luck everyone

  48. Hi guys,
    Module: general training/ Poland
    My speaking was yesterday:27.07
    Part 1:
    – when you were a child, did you have a fav teacher?
    – did you ever want to become a teacher?
    – why yes/ no ?
    – do you think teachers have difficult or easy job?
    – why yes/ no
    So part one was more Or less about teachers

    Part 2
    Some ways you use to concentrate on work or study

    Part 3
    Regarding topic from part 2.
    -What kinds of job positions require us to concentrate
    – what employers can do to boost concentration in workplace
    – do you think that people concentrate easier when in quiet places or noisy

    L/R/W

    Listening:
    – holidays in Portugal – guy phoned travel agency to get an option- he wanted to go surfing a with friends and was looking for a holiday destination and accomodation
    – rick and Emilia were preparing to semester at school and they were talking about their decisions -multiple answears
    -meeting with school director some kind of induction day where he was talking about recently opened courses , why the courses duration were shortened etc
    – the last was about construction in native area of Westen Australia – some kind of bay – that’s fill in the brackets

    reading:
    – 4 types of buildings from previous century – match topics question
    – traveling to Australia – mainly about what you cannot bring and restrictions – that was t/f/ng
    -text about laboratories CSL as it called them- fill in the brackets from article
    – next was the same but was about reimbursement of claims and costs in company
    – and another one about workplace strikes
    – last but not least of course long article about laughter
    – this exercise related to matching headings but was fairly easy to be honest

    Writing :

    Take 1; in your area there is a historic building that is about to be pulled down. Write a letter to (as far as I remember) director of the project explaining :
    – why it shouldn’t be demolished
    – propose a new solution
    – how are you going to collect funds

    Task 2:
    Technology influences our social behaviour. Sometimes positively and negatively. Discuss both views.
    (This one I don’t remember exactly but this is the key thought)

    To sum up, I think overall speaking and the rest were easy tasks. Maybe a bit more of a struggle with essay and letter. It difficult even for natives I believe to read the topic and I 40min produce a great looking almost taken from journal – essay. It very tough to gather necessary ideas and produce something great. Otherwise, comparing to my previous ielts it was way better;)

  49. Ujala Shujat says:

    28th July 2018
    LWR, Academic
    Karachi, Pakistan

    Listening and Reading- I felt more time constrained than when I practiced at home. Hoping to get at least above 35 because I never got less than that during my practice tests.

    Writing Task 1- It was the map of a city before and after renovation. I ended up using 25min which was a bit disappointing but I feel I ticked off all the boxes in terms of TA, LR, CC and GR. Hoping to get at least a 7/7.5

    Writing Task 2- Some people argue that formal education should be started for children as early as possible while other think that it should not be started until 7years of age. Discuss both these views and give your opinion.

    I got a bit anxious in this task because I had already used up 5min to complete Task 1. Hence, I didn’t plan which was a huge mistake. Also, I wasn’t able to re-check this section but my word count was pretty good. My points were:

    For early formal education: competitive students, waste of time and money if we don’t start early.

    For late education: Creativity and expression, confidence

    A quick question for Liz: For my 2nd body Para if I wrote a sentence like, ‘ On the other hand, starting early education would mean a decrease in creativity.’ I wrote this point for late education but realised later that it was a disadvantage of early education. So will this affect my TR negatively?

  50. Thank you Liz for creating this page. It has helped me immensely!
    I finished by exam today 28th July in Singapore – general kelts.
    Writing topic general
    Task 1- write a letter to your Friend living in other country to help you with the job opportunities in that country and details like hours salary etc.include in your letter – why you want to work there / your current skills and experience etc
    Task 2- on the educational success some believe Teachers have a important role to play and others think it’s the students attitude that matters. DIscuss both views and share your opinion.
    Listening – currently where do you live in this city and how far is it from here.
    Why do u think it’s a good place
    Do you think it’s a fun place to live
    Let’s talk about excercise ? Do u think you will do more excercise in future.do you think young people in India do enough excercise.
    2- where would u like to live and work – mention why that place / how do you know about this place /what more details you know about this place.
    3- what is your opinion on standard of Living.what factors influence standard of living . Do you think crime or cleanliness affects the standard of living. Does our expectation on standard of living change as we grow old.

  51. General Training – Computer based
    2018/07/27
    Moscow, Russia

    Speaking part2: A situation when you had to be polite
    Essay topic: Nowadays many jobs involve travelling: advantages and disadvantages.

    I strongly recommend to pass a computer based test if available. It really helps if you’re not that good when it comes to handwriting

  52. academic test
    Saudi Arabia

    first sections
    your name
    what should I call you
    do you live in an apartment or in a house
    do you plan to live in a house
    do you plan your trips?

    section 2
    talk about a competition

    section 3
    I don’t remember all the questions

    I did not understand him maybe three times and I asked him to explain or repeat the question
    does it affect the score?

  53. DentistFM says:

    General Training
    26th July 2018
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    The examiner started with –
    What do you do, do you work or study?
    Do you prefer the morning or the evening shift and why?
    Have you built some friendships at work with your colleagues?
    Do you often go outdoors and where do you like to visit?
    Did you spend alot of time outdoors as a child?
    Do you enjoy travelling? Have you ever travelled by plane? Do you know if you would be travelling again soon?

    Cue Card – A good photo someone took of you.

    Follow up questions –
    How important is photography?
    Do you feel that people take too many photographs than required?
    How important is it to have a camera on a smartphone?
    Image enhancement is very common these days. What do you think about this?
    Do you think paper photos have more value than digital ones?

    I may have not have quoted the questions exactly, but I recall the general gist of the conversation and how it went.. I might have missed a few questions. She expanded on the same two topics with a few more questions on the value of travel and the abuse/obsession with photography.
    I hope this helps.. Good luck to everyone. And thanks Liz for all your help and support. Much appreciated..

  54. Rupinder says:

    Hi Liz,
    Today was my speaking test and my part 2 topic was “describe a building you like “.
    Part 1 quistions were about living in an appartment or a house, what you know about plants, do u have any plants.

  55. General Training
    Test Date : 27 – Jul -2018
    Test Center : Pune, India

    Part 1
    What is your hometown ?
    Where for is your locality from center ? Is it happening place ?
    Do you hear music and what type of music you like ?
    Do you hear music while working or studying ?
    Do you think music will change in future ?
    In your culture when gifts are give ? Why ?
    Describe memorable gift you received.
    Do you like giving gifts ?
    Did you ever received any gift which you did not like ?

    Part 2
    Describe scenario when you saved money for buying something important.
    – For what your were saving money
    – How did you save money
    – How much time it took to save money and buy that thing.

    Part 3
    Do you think youth save money these days ? For what ? Do they save money for parents or themselves ?
    Do you think nowadays people think before spending money ?
    Is phenomenon of of impulsive spending is predominant in affluent people only ?
    Does online shopping attracts young people more ?
    Do you think impulsive spending is due to credit cards ? why ?
    Why people spend their hard earned money so impulsively ?
    What do you think, who spends more men or women ? Why ?

    Overall, I think my interview discussion was interactive and your vocabulary tips were very helpful.
    In Part 2 I was interrupted by examiner before I could cover last point in cue card, I hope it will not impact my overall score in terms of coherence and task completion.
    Moreover, I think test duration was also just 11 mins, is it any indication of low score or less impressive performance ?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Harmanpreet singh says:

        Test centre: jalandhar
        Today was my LRW TEST
        Task 2 was about parents. like to reduce juvenile cime is the best way to teach parents parenting skills. Agree or disagree
        Speaking topic was a skill u learnt not from school.

  56. My speaking test (27/7/18) academic
    Moga ,punjab
    part 1- about living area, city life,foreign food
    part2- what do you do to keep concenteration while study or work
    part3-all qus concenteration
    concenteration for student
    what jobs required concenteration why and
    more qus about part 2

    Overall my speaking was good..plz prey for me
    Thank you so much ..u r website very fruitful

  57. Hi Liz,

    I had my speaking test on BC CIC in Cairo, Egypt. The whole test was about architecture.

    Section1
    Do you live in a house or an apartment?Why?
    Would you like to move in the future? Why?
    How does the area you live in look like?
    Do people in your country care about being on time?Why?
    Do you care about being on time?
    What happens if you’re supposed to meet someone but he is late?

    Section 2
    Describe a building you like. What do people do in it? What is the reason why this building was built?

    Section 3
    What type of buildings do you like? Why?
    Should people live in buildings they like?
    What are the most common buildings in your city?
    Should people work in buildings they like? Why?
    What should be considered while designing offices? Why?
    What type of buildings should be common? Why?
    Should people imitiate classic or modern buildings? Why?
    Should the government control the style of buildings? Why?
    It’s a must that governments control the styles of the buildings. Why did you say not?

    I took the exam many times before, but this was the worst one since she was arguing in section 3, not asking questions and waiting for reasons.

    BTW, this is a GT exam

  58. Hi Liz,

    I attended the speaking test today. Couple of question which were asked are given below :

    Part 1:
    1. Where are you from ?
    2. What kind of a place do you live, is it a house or an apartment ?
    3. Would you prefer to move to a house in near future ?
    4. Do you feel bored at times ?
    5. How to do you manage yourself when you get bored ?

    Part 2 : Discuss about a personal thing that you would like to get replaced.
    What is it ?
    Why do you like it ?
    Why would you like it to be replaced ?

    Part 3 :

    1. what do you think, younger people replaces things more often than older generation?
    2. Any other thing which you would like to get replaced?
    3. Would you be able to advise people on not replacing things? If so then why ?
    4. Does increase in consumerism has an effect on getting new things ?
    5. Do you wear a watch ?
    6. How important is time management for you ?
    7. How would you feel if someone keeps you waiting for a long time ?

    @Liz : All answers came from my mind spontaneously and i feel i was giving answer above average speed which made my test to finish quickly compared to others – how will this affect my score ?
    Also i didn’t use many heavy words during the interview.
    Awaiting your response and thanks for your tips on this website.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your speed is not important. As long as you maintained a reasonable pace, you could be understood throughout and your expanded each answer to demonstrate your English 🙂

  59. I’ve taken a speaking test on 26th July, in IRan.
    the examiner asked :
    where are you from?
    what do you do, do you study or do you work?
    do you think schools should provide swimming lessons for children?
    why do you think it’s important for children to learn how to swim?
    name some water-related sports in your country.
    why is the importance of any water resources in a country?
    why people go to a picnic near a water?
    do you read a newspaper? why?
    when you were a child who in your family used to read a newspaper? why?
    the cue card:
    describe a river or a water resource in your country.
    what are the influences of this river on the area?
    what jobs can be created near the water?
    name some jobs that created because of the water.
    what is the effect of water on tourist industries?

  60. 23rd july at islamabad pakistan.My ielts speaking questions… 1) home town ,, favorite room and y ,, best teacher at childhood and y,, something extraordinary u were taught at school ,, do u want to shift to another place and y ,, how teachers have changed nowadays from past ,,, have u ever thought to become a teacher ,,, how often do u use maps ,,, difference b/w paper and digital map ,,,have u asked from someone about a place when u were visiting it for the first time ,, is it good to ask ??
    2) describe a person who u think is more talkative
    3) difference b/w formal and informal discussions ,, how much it is important to learn communication skills at school ,,,y people need to have good communication and presentation skills ,,, do u want to become a good communicator and y ,,, y people need to act differently in different situations ,,is negotiation between people difficult when they dont know each other ,,, why is international negotiation b/w different countries difficult ??

    Some other questions were also asked but i dont remember it now ..

  61. General Training
    25th July, 2018
    Lagos, Nigeria

    Speaking:
    Where are you from?
    What do you do? Study or work?
    Why did you choose the job
    How was your first day at work?
    Did you eat foreign food when you were a child
    Are foreign food popular in your country
    Why is it so?
    Cue Card:
    Talk about a sport competition you would like to do in the future
    – what it is
    -where and when it is
    What you have to do

    And why you feel you will do it.

    Part 3

    Name some professions that competition is required ( I literarily froze for 30seconds)
    Why is it necessary
    Why people are competitive
    Why are some regarded as bad competition
    Is it a trait or learnt
    Can you learn
    Why some parents don’t want their kids involved in some sporting competitions
    Is it good

    I’m sure there are a couple more that I can’t remember and she kept looking at the time and making faces at me.

    I froze for more than 10 seconds at a point and she made some notes in her book like 6.34 8.4, 13.45, 6.3 and more.

    I hope a get an 8. Fingers crossed.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Most examiners make notes of timing. Scores are not decided until the end of the test.

  62. Rachita says:

    Today was my speaking exam (24th July, 2018). Questions were mainly about money related matters in part-2 & part-3.

    Part -1
    How are you
    What should I call you
    How far away is the test centre from your area?
    Describe the area you live in.
    Do you like music
    You think when you were a kid you listened music more often.
    What do you think who spends more money, male or female? Why

    Part 2
    A saving you did
    How, when and why?
    Explain how you felt afterwards?

    Part 3
    I don’t exactly remember but they all comprised of money & financial aspects on why you should save, do young people save more, how would they know on saving money etc

    liz, my part 2 didn’t go well, in part 3, I asked the examiner to speak again the question and later answered it fluently. Although, my part-1 was quite cohesive and coherent!

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your results. It is fine to ask the examiner to repeat a question – in fact it’s a good way to gain thinking time. Your score is decided based on your performance over the whole test, not each part.

  63. My speaking was on 24th July, Sri Lanka:

    Do u study or work?
    What do you do? do you like what you do?
    How did you feel on the first date at work?
    Do u remember your childhood teachers?
    you had a favorite teacher?
    did you ever wanted to be a teacher?
    Do you think current teachers jobs are different from earlier teachers?
    Cue Card :
    What is the job you would like to choose?
    why do like it?
    How would you feel if you get it?
    Discussion:
    Nowadays how younger generation choose jobs ?(something related to this – unable to remember specific question)
    do they stay in one job for a long time?
    what are the factors they choose jobs?
    Nowadays people spend more time at work?
    do employers should well look after their employees?

  64. Hello mam, I have just done with IELTS General Speaking test today in Karachi, Pakistan.
    The task 1 included following questions:
    1- Where do you belong?
    2- Do you like travelling?
    3- Tell me about your most recent trip?
    4- Do you live in a house or flat?
    5- Why do you live there?
    6- How is the place where you live?
    7- Where do you wish to shift in future?
    8- Are you planning any trip in next vocations?
    9- Do you like planned vocations or the random ones?
    10- Do your family give you money for house keeping?
    Task 2:
    What do you do to keep your concentration while study or work?
    1- You should say what the thing is?
    2- How much you do/take it?
    3- Is this the thing you always do?
    Task 3:
    1- Why do you like this?(Related to 2nd part)
    2- Do concentration helps the children?
    and there were several questions I just forgot. The thing which I am bothered about is during my 2nd task I couldn’t manage to talk for more than 85-90 seconds, even the examiner ask me by her body language to keep going but I was blank just for few moments, before this my test was going exceptionally well also in the end I ended ona high note, will it affect my score too much?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • 25 July 2018
        Chennai, India
        IELTS General
        Hi Liz,
        Your post about vocabulary had helped me during the exams. Thank you for posting your valuable lesson on IELTS exams. I took speaking test today.
        Part one : It was about food. Whether I have tried foreign chocolates in my childhood.
        Main attractions in my city.
        Which city I would like to live in future.
        Part two : A music you like a lot.
        Part three : what kind of music is famous in your country
        Has music changed from past to present.
        Do children likes to listen to music.
        Does it have negative impact on listening to music.
        Hoping for good result.
        My best wishes to all the candidate on their upcoming exams.

  65. What is your name? Are you student or do job? Where you do job? How was ur first day at job? Do you like your job? Did you have eaten imported food when you was child?
    Topic: What journals do people read in your country and why?
    Do you read online or on hard copy? Do you think in future more people will read online and culture of hardcopy newspapers will disappear? Do your friend also read journals? Do you think social media is a good source of spreading news?

  66. Hello,
    I took my speaking test today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This was my first attempt ever.

    Part 1
    She asked me about the area I live in, interesting places and how far is my home from the test center. She also asked me about gifts, the most recent gift I’ve received and when do people in my country give or receive gifts.

    Part 2
    Describe a city or a country you want to live in the future.

    Part 3
    I can’t remember much but it was really challenging.
    It was mainly focused on Job satisfaction and elements that contribute to it.

    I think I did well, but I feel that I could’ve done better.

  67. I had my speaking test today
    Place: Pune IDP center,India
    Date:23rd July 2018
    I had my test in the morning and the questions(roughly) were asked in this manner:
    Part 1:
    1)Where do you live and how is the surrounding area?
    2)Is it accessible by public transport?
    3)What is really interesting in your locality?
    4)Do you work?
    5)What occupation did you wish to have when you were a child?
    6) Is your thought process still the same as you were a child?
    7)Do you believe in dreams?How would you make them true?
    Part 2:
    write a incident when you received a good consumer service after buying a particular product
    -state when and where
    -what was the product
    -what was the service you received
    Part 3:(more about customer care service providers & consumers)
    1)Do you think that customer care service is always helpful?
    2)What is your opinion on how customer care service should be dealt with?On phone or in person(face-to-face)?Why?
    3)Would a job at the customer care service center be a ideal one?what do you think?
    4)What problems do consumers face which is why they talk with the customer care service?
    5)What kind of customers do care service people face often?
    6)What qualities do you think should these customer care service employees have?
    7)Do you think providing such consumer care service online beneficial?
    8)(I don’t quite remember this question as time was up )related to global customer service
    My overall test was good! The examiner did like my answers (I guess) as she was smiling often and nodded too.Though I found this topic (customer care service n commerce)a bit hard as I am more of a “science and technology” person(I had mentioned that in the beginning of my introduction)
    However Liz I have one doubt, as time was almost up my examiner (who i observed was watching the timer continuously in the last part)just asked me the very last question of the test and before i could answer, she said my time is up..Would this affect my band score ?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 No, it won’t affect your score. In fact, the examiner should ask a question that you don’t have time to answer. So, don’t worry about it – not your mistake and won’t affect your score 🙂

  68. Academic# Hyderabad India
    Speaking 23/07/2018
    Where are you from ?
    Where do you live ?
    Why/how do you like your apartment/house ?
    What is your favorite room? Why ?
    Any future plans on moving to new house ?
    Did you visited any new places ? What was it ?
    How do you prepare when you plan for trip ?
    Did you ate other country food in childhood?
    Did you tried anything recently ?
    Do you think people like other countries food ?

    Cue card
    Talk about a person you know who is so talkative or talks a lot
    Who is he ? How the hel you know him ? How do you feel while talking to him ?

    2 questions on the talkative person

    Some children are silent and few are talkative why ?
    Where do they learn ? Who should tell them about expressing themselves? Is it good to talk a lot? And also being silent ?
    What qualities do you need when you are giving a presentation to people ?
    Why inter personal skills and commskills are important?
    Good and bad about communication between people.

    Writing 21/07/18 same place
    Some psychiatrists recommends to take a period of time to do nothing. Just nothing, in order to overcome stress we feel in daily life
    Do you agree or disagree.

    Thanks for your support liz.

  69. Jason Gonsalves says:

    Hi Liz,
    I just finished (on my way home from Test center) my IELTS Speaking Exam (23 July, 2018 – 10:40am IST) from IDP in Mumbai, India. I will take this opportunity to ‘Thank you’ as your tips and tricks on blog helped me a lot during my test. Big Thanks to You Liz. Keep up with the good job.
    Questions that were asked for my test are as follows:
    Part 1:
    Do you work or study? (I said- I’m on Career break as I am planning for further studies)
    What kind of work did you do?
    Did you make friends at work?
    Which is the wild animal that you like? Why?
    Do you like to visit zoo? Why/why not?
    Would you like to have a pet animal?
    Do you think children should learn more about animals? Why/why not?
    How much time do you give for sleeping?
    Do you think old people need more sleep than children? Why?
    Part 2:
    Describe an ideal vacation/holiday you would like to go
    -Where would you go?
    -Who will you go with?
    -Why is it ideal for you?
    Part 3:
    Would you like to take other people (other than parents) along with you on vacation?
    What kind of vacations/holidays do people in your country go for?
    What planning do you need to do when going for Vacation? (and few more questions related to Part 2 topic)

    The examiner was very much friendly and polite (knowing i was bit nervous)
    I spoke well for all the parts. I fumbled towards the last part of Part 2 speaking hence couldn’t talk much on the question resulting in somewhat abrupt end. Would that be a negative for my scores? What can be my approx score.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your coherence and fluency are marked based on your overall performance. Whether it will or won’t have an impact depends on the rest of your test. Try not to think about that now 🙂

  70. 21st July 2018
    Academic
    Writing task 1: Bar chart showing young people’s opinion on the best ways to deal with issues on global warming.
    Writing task 2: Some psychologist think that the best way to overcome and deal with stresses of daily life is to do absolutely nothing for a period of time during the day.

  71. Arpana M says:

    Speaking test – 22nd July 2018, Navi Mumbai.
    First and foremost, many thanks to Elizabeth for all the valuable suggestions and tips! There were many questions asked. I could have missed some of them!
    Part 1 – Do you think there are many advertisements on TV? Do you remember the adverts you saw as a child? Do you like it when famous stars advertise a product? Do you buy products after you when their advert? Are advertisements essential?
    Part 2 – Describe an occasion when someone took a good photo of you. Say when it happened, who took the photo and why you think it was good.
    Part 3 – Do you like your photo being taken? When technology being used to morph photos, do you think people have lost the craze to take photos? Is it necessary for one to be professionally qualified to take a good photo? Can any lay man take a photo to be printed in the newspapers? How is newspaper photography different?

  72. USA 21/07/18
    Do u have many friends?
    Which time u would like to study?
    Where did u study and what did u study
    cue Card: Talk about a recent development in your living area?
    pART 3: Tell me about transportation in your country?
    How happy are people in your country?
    what are the problem with bad transportation?
    Task:2 Some people saying internet is good to study culture of different Countries. But some says travel abroad and studying culture is a best way.Do you agree or disagree?

    ;

  73. First of all i would say thank you Mr. Liz for you usefull information. I came to know many things by your website and videos on you tube.
    Academic IELTS. Uzbekistan, Tashkent IDP test center.
    Speaking today 22/07/2018.
    Part 1
    1. About myself
    2. About map
    3. About rain
    4. About hometown
    Part 2. Describe someone who is talkative
    Part 3. Related to this topic
    I was surprised that examiner who is a woman asked me at least 10 questions in part 1, and part 2 2 questions, also part 3 at least 7 questions. Why? I dunno☹ is it suitable for speaking test?
    L/R/W. 21/07/2018 yesterday
    Listening quiet a lot multiple questions as compared to cambride books😕 and speak very fast. But i did
    Reading was very tough.
    Writing was easy
    Task 1 given bar graph about opinions of young people in european countries concerning the what is the most effective solution for global warming?
    Opinions: 1. Change lifestyle
    2. Advance in technology
    3. Government regulations
    4. None others
    Task 2. Some physiologists recommend that it is important to overcome stresses by spending time do anything. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Glad my website was useful 🙂

    • reading was soooo tough., i could not do that, at last only guess work,whereas i was doing reading in 48-50 minutes and getting more than 30 always, im afraid this time i wont be getting atleast 23 😥😥😥😥….Writing was easy for me as well…

    • I took an IELTS Academic exam in the same day (21/July/2018) in Saudi Arabia – Riyadh, and got the same writing questions.
      For reading, there was three passages (Vikings’ ships, Mothereas theory, Art commissioning). It was really tough, for me, I usually finish reading exams with little extra time, and I get only 1 to 2 mistakes, but in this one I barely finished on time, and I’m really not sure if I can get 7+ band (less than 10 mistakes).

      Hope the best for all.

  74. IELTS test 21 July 2018, Dhaka Bangladesh.
    Reading no 1 passage about VIKINGS ship in 11th century,
    Reading passage 2 about Mothersree (voice between mother and child)
    Reading passage 3 about Art and ipswich house.

    Writing task 1: Bar diagram describing solutions of global warming in 4 countries.
    Writing task 2: Some Psychologists say said Doing absolutely nothing at a time of the day is the best way to overcome stress. You agree or disagree to what extent?

    Speaking test say July 20.

    What’s your name,
    What do you do Study or Work?
    Why do you chose this job?
    In your childhood What you wanted to be?
    Why?
    What do you think about giving cards to people?
    Do you think card will be replaced by emails?

    part 2:
    Describe an incident that made you so happy recently.

    Part 3: Happiness or money, what is important?

  75. Place of the test Islamabad
    Date: 21/7/2018
    Questions which were asked from me
    What is your name?
    What should I call you?
    Where do you live?
    Do you live house or apartment?
    How is your room?
    Part 2
    Describe a party?
    Where was it?
    When it happened ?
    How was it?
    Do you still like parties?
    Do older people like parties?
    Part 3:
    What do you think children who play outdoor games as compared to indoor games?
    Do you enjoy reading online or hard copy?

  76. Ankit saini says:

    Name -ANKIT SAINI
    place of test – DELHI
    DATE – 21/07/2018 (speaking)

    Hi …! LIZ … first of all i would like to thank you for your gentle and unconditional help which i got from your wonderful website..❤

    My speaking questions are ÷
    1. What is your name
    2.what should i call you
    3.where do you live
    4.why have you choosen this college
    5.Do you like rain
    6.How often it rains in your city
    7.do you like to be dry or wet
    8. Tell me about a plan which you abandond due to rain
    NOW THE CUE CARD ROUND
    1.Tell me about a trip that you went in public transport

    FOLLOW -UPS
    1. Do you think public transport will be used more in future
    2.what can be done to encourage more public transport
    3.how often you use public transport
    4.what steps can be taken to encoure use of public transport

    Now this is the end of your speaking section.

  77. I took the IELTS Academic last Wednesday, July 18 (Speaking) and Thursday, July 19 (Listening and Reading)

    Speaking Exam
    1 – personal details: name, nickname, working or student, do i like writing? what stuff do i write now? what did i write when i was a child?
    2. speak about a picture of you that you like, something about who took it and why you like it?
    3. general questions – should photos for important events be taken by a professional photographer, and what are the qualities of a good news photographer?

    Writing Exam
    Task 1: bar graph on jobs in tourism industries in a UK city from 1989-2009
    Task 2: something about education of the young people is the main educational priority of countries. But some believe that educating the adults who cannot read and write is needed by the society and we should spend more for it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    I hope I remembered them correctly. Thanks!

  78. Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan says:

    Hello Elizabeth,
    First, I would like to thank you so much for your lessons. It helped a lot for my IELTS exam which I took on 18th & 19th of July, 2018. I had Speaking test on 18th and other components on 19th. I want to share my IELTS experience with you all. It is bit lengthy, but I hope it will be of some use.

    SPEAKING:
    The tip for speaking that I found most useful is to SPEAK AS IF YOU ARE CHATTING WITH THE EXAMINER !! Trust me people, it really helps. I felt ease while speaking, my thoughts were flowing and I was able to speak without any gaps in between.
    After asking about my personal details about my current living location, few more things about my city, the seasons I like and my preferred climate and few more common questions in section 1, the examiner moved to section 2 in which the cue card was to talk about the thing which made me happy, why, when and people who were with me during this. In section 3 the examiner discussed more about my opinion about happiness, if money can buy happiness, why some rich people are not happy, what sort of happiness more gives to a person and few more related questions. I think overall my speaking interview lasted about 15 mins or little less.

    LiISTENING:
    Section 1 was about convo between a woman and a real estate agent guy who is looking for renting a property in town for few months in the city.

    Section 2 was about two students talking about music therapy and its related data when they tested on animals. This section had some scope for keen observation.

    Section 3 was also related to music such that how kids can be involved with music and two people were brainstorming about types of activities that are related to music for nursery group kids. This section was little bit challenging.

    Section 4 was about a person explaining people about various photographers and their early work in a photography museum. This section had straightforward answers if observed with good ears!!

    All the sections had just ONE WORD AND/OR NUMBERS, Pick the right alphabet answers only.

    READING:
    Paragraph 1 was about discovery of GRAPHITE and making of PENCIL and its related stuff.
    Paragraph 2 was about Sports, Olympics, the sports aids and few speculations about the regulations to be followed In sports.
    Paragraph 3 was about the various theories about PLANET FORMATION.

    All the READING paragraphs were quite lengthy, I was able to finish this section 15 mins before the time as I had good reading practice and I used the remaining time for my nature call :). But it is advised not to take breaks in between the test as extra time won’t be provided.

    WRITING:

    Task 1 was to describe, and compare the pie chart data about the social media usage among men and women in Australia in the year 2011 and 2014. For this essay I wasted few minutes in thinking about the way to compare the data but somehow I managed to finish both the essays on time.

    Task 2 was about why people don’t take environmental issues seriously inspite of many warning given by scientists and why don’t they save energy in their daily life. This task asked to analyse the possible causes for this issue and possible solutions in our own opinion.
    I was able to compensate the time in task 2 which I wasted in task 1.

    But ideally spend 20-22 mins for task 1 and remaining time for task 2. Keep at least 5 mins time for checking your answers to make some alterations before submitting your answers.

    I am hoping for a band score not less than 7.0 in each component. Let’s see 🙂 I will post my scores once I receive them.

  79. Hi
    20th July, 2018 Location Islamabad, Pakistan
    Today was my speaking Test
    Introduction
    Where do you live, hose or Apartment ?
    Trip AND Public Transport ,
    Tell about your last Vacations or holiday trip.
    Why you Prefer Public Transport?
    Why people thing Its high Status That have own Car?

    although it was not a good test
    MY HUMBLE REQUEST PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR ME LIZ AND ALL OF YOU PLEASE…

  80. Hi Liz!
    I just sat my speaking exam on July 19, 2018, Acad-UKVI in Manila, Philippines.
    I would like to share questions that I was asked.

    Part 1:
    Where do you live?
    Do you work or study?
    How often do you use your phone?
    What apps in your phone do you usually use?
    Why do you use them?
    What apps you think you would need in the future?
    What other appliances have you got at home?
    How are these appliances differ from that in the past?
    ***Then, the examiner inserted this question, which I think was a bit off our topic***
    Have you got pets at home?
    What wild animal have you seen?

    Part 2:
    Describe a piece of technology (not a computer) that you use.
    What is it?
    When do you use it?
    How do you use it?
    And why is it important?

    Part 3:
    How is technology different now than in the past?
    Who do you think benefits the most from technology?
    How can the younger generation help older people cope up with technology?
    Aside from the youth, who else can assist older population with technology?

    ***PS: At the end of the exam I was told by the examiner that I sounded like his sister which I didn’t expect for him to say. I got confused but hopefully it was a good compliment. He politely offered his hand for a hand shake. I told him then, “My hands are literally ice-cold. Can you feel it?”, he laughed and said, “Don’t worry, you did well.”***

  81. Opasder says:

    Took the speaking test today. July 20,2018
    BRITISH COUNCIL. CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES

    PART 1.
    Do you study or work?
    What is the best time for you to work?
    Do you like outdoor activities?
    What job do you prefer indoor or outdoor?

    PART 2
    talk about a story that you remember.
    Who told it to you?
    What is the story all about?

    PART 3
    what are the common children stories you tell to children?
    What is the benefit of technology in story telling?
    Why is reading story is better than watching and listening to children?

    Thank you IELTSliz for all your works and support to your avid subscribers.

  82. Kuldeep kaur says:

    Hallo mam
    Kuldeep kaur
    Student
    Acedemic Bathinda 19/07/2018
    Firstly i would like to thnk you for ur noble work.
    I have taken my ielts exam today.
    Listening test:
    Section 1 a lady enquiring about rental appartment
    Section 2 a person giving lecture about environment
    Section 3 students discussing about their music project
    Section 4 monologue about various painters
    Reading
    Passeage one is the easiest one. Its regarding pencils. Next one was related to sports nd last one was on theories of planet formation
    Both Listening and reading part went damm well. I confident i will hit 8.5 Or 9 each definitely
    Writing task 1 : pie charts comparing duration of use of social media by men & women in 2011 &2014 .
    Writing task 2 scientist have been warning for many years that to protect environment,we have to limit use of energy in our daily lives..Despite warnings,many people donot pay attention to this. What are the reasons and how people can be encouraged to save environment? (something like that)
    Topic seems easy bt its really difficult actually. I can nt think of enough nd relevant ideas. Although i mention busy routine , materialistic shift nd preference to convienance as reason bt m still nt sure whether i gave relevant point or not. It’s my second attempt. fingers crossed

  83. Hamidreza says:

    Hi Li,I am Hamidreza from Iran (19th July 2018)
    Today was my speaking test and I want to share it
    Part 1:
    1)What is your full name?
    2)Do you study or work?
    3)Do You like Writing?
    4)What is your favorite sport?
    5)Are you interested in sport?
    6)When you were in school which exercise you did?
    Part 2:
    Describe An unusual meal

    Part 3:
    Some simple Questions about fast food and home made foods
    (Question in third part were piece of cake!!)
    Thank you Liz for your amazing site and your valuable information

  84. Prabhdeep kaur sekhon says:

    Todays LWR exam had
    Reading: parah -1 was easy
    2the history of pencil
    3Regarding evolutin of planets and large planets like jupiter
    …. it was the toughest
    …. Also the samples we practice and give mock test have short lenght of parahs whereas in exam they are lenghty
    Writing was the easiest…
    1 pie chart of usage of social media by men and women separately in both 2011 and 2014
    2 scientists are concerened about environmental isseues over many years and suggest less use of energy in daily life. Despite of such warnings most people dont follow them
    … Why do you think they dont follow them
    ….what can be done to encourage people to do so
    … Thanku i suggest to do reading parah 2 carefully as pass or fail sometimes depend on it when u cant specially find many answers from the thir done… I did a mistake that i have left blanks in pasage 2 and could not find them in last 10 minutes…..
    Hope i may pass

  85. Date: July 19th, 2018
    Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

    Part 1:
    Do you study or work?
    Where do you study?
    Why did you choose to study at that place?
    How was your first day there?
    Do you usually get bored?
    What sort of things bore you?
    If you go somewhere for a vacation, where would you go?
    What are the things you would take with you?
    Why would you take these with you?
    Would you spend time planning your vacation?

    Part 2:
    Describe something that you do that helps you concentrate when you study/work. Include:
    – What it is
    – How do you do it
    – How does it help you

    Part 3:
    What do you think employers could do to help their employees concentrate better?
    In what kinds of jobs do you think people need to be able to concentrate? Why?
    Some people have a hard time concentrating when working/studying. What do you think could be done help them concentrate better?

  86. Hey Liz, today was my first speaking exam and I want to share my expressions regarding this:
    Part 1:
    Do you like plants ?
    Do you know a lot about plants ?
    Have you ever had a plant ?
    Do you want to have a plant as a gift ?
    Part 2:
    Competition:
    what is it?
    when and where it was?
    what you do to win the competition?
    Part 3:
    There are many competition programs nowadays, why is it?
    What kind of people would be competitive?
    What’s the most popular competition in your country?

  87. Mounica Alluri says:

    Hi Liz,
    I’m Mounica from India
    My speaking test on 17 July 2018

    Topics
    1) What is your full name
    2)how much far do you stay from the exam centre
    3) Cue card: when you had to be polite and why?
    4) difference between politeness and friendliness
    5) children are very outspoken.
    6) Do you use dictionaries.Yes/No and why?
    7)tele advertisisng.benefits and do you prefer to buy by seeing these tele advetisments.if so why

    Thank you for your fabulous website 🙂

  88. Prabhdeep kaur sekhon says:

    Speaking today kolkata….
    Do u live in a house or an apartment(i’ve answered flat)
    Whats ur fav. Room in ur house
    Do u plan to moov ur home in near future
    Part 2.an occasion when u lost something important
    Part 3
    How often people loose their things
    Why they loose things
    Do u think old good students are well mannered
    How often does it rain at ur place
    Do u like going out in rain
    Have u ever had to stop a task because of rain
    Do computers and mobile phone help one to be organised

  89. El Viernes says:

    IELTS Academic
    Test date: 18/07/2018
    Location: Bulgaria EU
    Speaking Part 1
    Where is your hometown?
    How long have you lived there?
    Do you think it is a good place to live?
    Where do you ususally go to spend time outdoors?
    Which outdoor activities did you enjoy as a child?
    Part 2
    Describe a good service you received from a shop or a company. 🏪
    Part 3
    What are the advantages of working with clients face to face?
    Are there any advantages of working with clients over the phone?
    What qualities should a good customer service officer have?
    Can customers influence companies to make more environmentally friendly choices for their services?
    🙂😉

  90. 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

  91. IELTS Academic
    17/07/2018
    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?

  92. 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.

  93. LOVEPREET SINGH says:

    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

  94. 16th July academic module Tehran.Iran
    many thanks for everyone as well as Ms Liz
    speaking

    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

  95. Hi, I took the speaking test on July, 15 from British Council in Viet Nam.
    Part 1:
    personal questions
    outdoor activities
    gifts
    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.

    • Amuwala says:

      Hi Thu,
      What was your exam academic or GT,
      Could you please give the essay question and letter

  96. 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.

  97. 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
    House
    Hangout
    Newspaper
    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

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

    Questions:
    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?
    Part2
    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.

  99. 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?

  100. 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?

  101. 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…

  102. IELTS General Test
    Hangzhou, China
    6th July(Speaking Test)
    7th July(L/R/W Test)
    Speaking Test
    part1
    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?

    Part3
    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
    1.community 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,)

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

    Writing:
    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.

  103. Hi
    I had my S/L/R/W test on 07/07/18 in Fiji.
    Speaking
    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.
    ?

    Writing
    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.

  104. 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?

    Speaking
    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!

  105. Paisley says:

    Dear Liz,

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

    Intro
    What is your full name?
    Where are you from?

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

    Gift
    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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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 blog.here 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

  108. 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 🙂

  109. 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

    Listening:
    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)

    Reading:
    – 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

    Writing:
    – 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?

    Speaking:
    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?

    Part2:
    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?

    Part3:
    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!

  110. manimamia says:

    7/7/2018 Malaysia(A)

    Speaking
    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.

  111. 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

    Task2
    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!

  112. 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!

  113. Sampada says:

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

    Reading:
    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.
    Writing:
    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.

  114. 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.

  115. 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.

    Renz

  116. Amara Adeline says:

    Hi

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

    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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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
    PARTIII
    -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.
    WRITING
    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:))

  119. 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?

  120. 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
    why
    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 🙂

  121. 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?

  122. 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.

  123. Heminesh Patel says:

    Hello
    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

  124. 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 ieltsliz.com 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 =)

  125. 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?
    (Dictionary)
    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?
    (Newspaper)
    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?

  126. 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 🙂

  127. 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!

  128. TODAY IN MY SPEKING TEST I WAS ASKED

    PART 1
    WHERE YOU LIVE HOUSE OR APARTMENT
    WHICH ROOM YOU LIKE THE MOST
    WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO MOVE HOME

    PART 2
    A WEBSITE YOU USE THE MOST
    HOW DID YOU CAME TO KNOW ABOUT
    PART 3
    INTERNET IS IMPORTANT FOR ENTERTAINMENT
    HOW IS IT IMP IN SCHOOL EDUCATION
    HOW OFTEN YPU WRITE A LETTER OR A CARD
    WHAT DO YOU PREFER LETTER OR A CARD
    WILL LETTERS AND CARDS DISSAPEAR
    NEWS ON INTERNET OR PAPER

    ORDER IS NOT CORRECT THOUGH

    THANKS LIZ FOR YOUR TIPS AND HELP
    HANDS CROSSED

  129. 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!!
    🙂

  130. 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.

    Regards.

  131. 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 🙂

  132. Test type GT
    Location Nigeria
    Date July 5

    Part1
    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

  133. 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

    Part2
    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

  134. 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!

  135. 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?

    Thanks

  136. 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?

  137. 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?

  138. 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 ?

    –Newspaper–
    About newspapers ..like Do I read newspaper?
    which kind of news I like ?
    Do I read news from digital devices?
    –Writing–
    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 🙂

  139. 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?

  140. 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.

  141. 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?
    Why?
    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!!

  142. Morgana says:

    Speaking questions 4 July, 18 (Ludhiana, India)

    Name
    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
    Where
    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+ 👏🏽

  143. Hi everyone,Today I faced the speaking exam
    03/07/2018
    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:
    who?
    How do you know him?
    Why he is popular?

    Part 3
    about celebrities
    celebrities are followed by youngesters

  144. Snowflake says:

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

    SPEAKING:

    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
    -location
    -activities

    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?

    WRITING:

    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!
    😀

  145. 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.

    Reading:

    Last paragraph is about endangered species.

    Listening :

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

    Speaking:

    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.

  146. Date: 30-06-2018 – Sweden-Stockholm – Academic
    Speaking:
    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?
    Writing:
    Task1
    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

  147. 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 🙂

  148. 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.

    Listening:
    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

    Reading:
    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)

    Writing:
    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

    Speaking:

    Cue Card: building that yoy like

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

  149. 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 –
    Name
    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.

  150. 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?

  151. darshanika chandimalee thennakoon gamage says:

    IELTS 26th June 2018
    speaking
    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?
    4.do 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?

  152. Haneenaburamadan says:

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

    Part1:
    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?

  153. 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

  154. 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 !

  155. 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]
    LOCATION : RAJKOT, GUJARAT
    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……

  156. 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)

  157. 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…

  158. Darshna says:

    Darshna
    Date:30/6/18
    Location: melbourne, Australia
    Academic module

    Writing
    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.

  159. My IElTS Test was today.
    Litening was tough with a map type question and Reading easy.
    Speaking:
    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 ?

    Writing:
    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 !!

  160. Kirandeepkaur says:

    Academic IDP
    27 JUNE 2018
    JALANDHAR, INDIA
    ●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
    FIRST MOBILE PHONE
    How you got?
    What changes it brought it in your life?
    ##FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS
    ● 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?

    LRW EXAM
    30 JUNE 2018
    WRITING TASK 1
    The bar graph represented the number and purpose of males and females travelling in 2007 in a certain european country.
    WRITING TASK 2
    Some people think that it is necessary to test animals for medicines while others object it. Explain both views and your opinion.

  161. 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.

  162. Hi Lizzy
    Please find the 30th June 2018 IELTS BC GT Writing Questions below.
    Bangalaore:INDIA

    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.

    Regards
    K

    • 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)

        Thanks!

  163. San Antonio. TX
    General

    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?

  164. Hi Liz,
    Hope you are well!
    30/06/2018
    IELTS general at Ahmedabad.
    Listening
    It was Fairly similar to the Cambridge 13 structure.
    Form filling
    Map
    Students conversation
    Speech on department store

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

    Writing
    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.

  165. Writing test
    General training
    Baghdad-30/6/2018
    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 .

  166. 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 )

  167. 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.

  168. 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:

    *Advertising
    -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 🤞

  169. Amrit Kaur says:

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

    Listening:
    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.

    Reading:
    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.

    Writing:
    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.

  170. 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!

  171. 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

    Listening:
    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)

    Reading:
    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

    Writing:
    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.

    Listening:
    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!

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

    Speaking:
    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?

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

    Reading:
    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

    Writing:
    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! 😁

  173. 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 ?

  174. Khawla
    I have done my exam now
    30/6
    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

  175. 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!

  176. Karem Saleh says:

    My speaking exam was yesterday.
    Part1:
    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?
    Part3
    Follow up questions related to money saving and spending

  177. 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!

  178. 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 😊

  179. Suman kumar nepali says:

    General
    Speaking Test
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    29/06/2018

    Thank you LIZ! for the wonderful and useful tips 🙂
    Part 1:
    Introduction
    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?

  180. 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
    where
    when
    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?

  181. 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

    END

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

  182. 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!

  183. 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
    Traveling
    Is it important to plan trips ahead of time? Why?

    Cue card: childhood friend
    Who?
    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?
    Where?
    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…

  184. 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?

    Dictionary:
    – 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?

    Animals:
    – 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.

  185. 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

  186. 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
    Where
    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
    Why
    Do you think it’s necessary for children to be taught about animals in school
    Should children have pets

  187. 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.

    🙂

  188. Zahed Hossain Tareq says:

    Academic IELTS(BC)
    Sylhet,Bangladesh
    Date:28-06-2018
    Part-I
    Wild Animal
    Zoo
    Travelling

    Part-II
    Describe a situation you had to be polite
    1.Where?
    2.Why?
    4.How?

    Part-III
    Follow up questions about politeness, Honesty.

  189. 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?

    part-3
    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?

    Liz,
    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.

  190. 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.

  191. 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
    vacation
    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

  192. 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

  193. 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)

  194. 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 )

  195. Exam date: 28-06-2018
    Speaking
    Venue: Bathinda,Punjab,India
    Part-I
    House/Apartment?
    Fav.room?
    Would you like to buy house in near future?
    Plants?
    Do you know about looking after plants?
    Part-II
    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?
    Part-III
    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 🙂

  196. 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

  197. 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?
    Why/not?
    How will consumer behaviour influence purchasing?
    Do you like replacing your things often?
    Why/not?
    Why do some people wants to replace their valubles often?
    Do old people keep their valuables for a longtime than the youth?
    Why?

  198. 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.

    Writing:
    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.

    Talking:
    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

  199. Nandini Maheshwari says:

    Academic
    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)?
    -Subject
    -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?

  200. 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
    p2
    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
    P3
    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

  201. 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!:)

  202. 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 🙂

  203. 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…. 😍😍😍😍

  204. 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
    Part3
    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?

  205. 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.

  206. 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?

  207. 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?

  208. 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.

    Part-1
    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

    Part-3
    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.

  209. 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.

  210. 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

  211. 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?

    Part3
    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.

  212. 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.

  213. today was my speaking test
    part1:
    do u work or study
    at what time do u prefer to study
    some questions on advertising

    part2:
    a picture of u took by someone

    part3:
    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

  214. 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
    task2
    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

  215. speaking -26/6/2018
    punjab(ludhiana)
    part-1
    about hometown
    writing
    part -2
    favourite season of the year
    part-3
    how weather change effect work ,
    employment etc.

  216. Hello,
    I’m from vadodara, gujarat
    26/06/2018

    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?

    Task3:
    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 ..like 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…
    Thanks

  217. 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.

  218. 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?

  219. 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

  220. 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?

  221. 25, June
    Speaking
    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

  222. 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 🙂

  223. A BIG THANKS TO LIZ :):):)
    ******* 23 june*********
    TASK-1
    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.
    TASK-2
    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.

  224. Omar alassoura says:

    Hi Liz
    test date 23-6-2018 Lebanon academic UKVI
    listening
    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
    reading
    pass 1 about studies discussing multitasking
    pass 2 the bobies bird
    pass 3 acting and films
    Writing
    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
    speaking
    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

  225. Bikramjeet Singh says:

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

  226. Hi Liz,
    Academic test
    23/06/2018
    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?

  227. Hi Liz,
    This is my speaking test

    Academic
    24 June 2018
    Seoul, South Korea

    Intro
    What is your full name?
    Where are you from?

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

    Map
    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?

  228. Hi liz
    24 june
    Academic
    Punjab
    PART 1
    introduction
    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?

    PART 2 CUE CARD
    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?

  229. Lingeshwaran Kanniappan says:

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

    Listening
    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)

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

    Speaking:
    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!

  230. Komal Bhullar says:

    Academic Test
    June 21,2018
    Amritsar,Punjab

    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.

    Thanks🙂
    I hope I will achieve good bands

  231. Academic module.
    Nigeria
    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.

  232. 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

  233. 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.

  234. Writing task 2, 23 June, Malaysia

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

  235. 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?

  236. Hi liz

    Thanks for your website

    LOCATION CHANDIGARH INDIA

    Todays cue card mine is

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

    REST QUESTIONS
    What PT U HAVE IN YOUR COUNTRY
    ADVANTAGES OF PT V/S OWN TRANSPORT.

    FOREIGH FOOD U RECENTLY EAT
    DO U THINK PEOPLE WILL TRAVEL MORE IN FUTURE.
    DO U HAVE HABBIT OF SAVING MONEY
    DID U PARENTS GAVE U MONEY FOR SOME HOME REPAIR .

    MANY MORE QUESTIONS RELATED TO MONEY …TRAVEL….PUBLIC TRANSPORT….AND FOOD……

    Tips for speaking be Active and Confident. DRINK LOTS OF WATER BEFORE TEST ITS SUMMER HERE AND WASH YOUR FACE WITH COLD WATER .

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

    SENDING VIA MOBILE PLS COOPERATE WITH SHORTFORMS

    BEST REGARDS
    BAWA

  237. 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.

  238. June 21,2018
    IDP Philippines
    IELTS Academic

    Part 0:
    Complete name
    Nickname
    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?

  239. 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
    Shwetha

  240. Subash Kandel says:

    Speaking Test
    British Council
    Nepal
    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

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

    Speaking
    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.
    Thanks!

  242. 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.

    Academic
    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!!

  243. 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?

    part2
    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?

  244. 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?

  245. 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?

  246. 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
    Remember.
    Follow up : which foreign television programs is popular in your country.

  247. 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?

  248. speaking test on 21 June, Academic, Malaysia
    Part 1:
    1.study 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

  249. 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?

  250. 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 🙂

  251. 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.
    Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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