IELTS Speaking Friends and Friendships





IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 Questions | Friends & Friendship

When did you last see your friend?
It was about a month ago, we went for a coffee together and to catch up with what’s been happening.

What is the importance of friends?
Well, speaking generally, having friends is good because you can share things with them, not just activities and events, but you can share your thoughts and feelings with them. Sometimes you can help each other in a bad situation or simply just be there to support them in whatever they are doing. Nobody likes feeling alone so having friends is very important for most people.

IELTS Speaking Test Canada August 2014

IELTS speaking travel, flying, airlines and emissions

IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 Questions

What mode of travel do you prefer? Why?
Actually, I quite like most types of transport, so when I travel I enjoy going by plane or train or even boat sometimes. It depends where I’m travelling to. Generally, flying is the easiest for longer distances, transatlantic for example, but within a country anything from buses to cars to motorcycles are great for seeing different places and getting a feel for a different country and its culture.

IELTS Speaking Describe a time when you had a problem with a piece of equipment

Here is an example of a Part 2 IELTS speaking test question about problematic equipment which was asked this month in an IELTS speaking interview in the USA .

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Question Problematic Equipment

Describe a time when you had a problem with a piece of equipment (For example, a TV or a washing machine)
You should say:
  • what equipment it was
  • what problem you had
  • when you had this problem
and explain what you did about this problem. (How you fixed or resolved the problem)




Example Answer

I remember once, a few years ago it was, when I had a problem with my washing machine. It was quite an old machine but it had always worked very well and was effective at washing clothes, sheets and such like.

IELTS Speaking Test August Questions & Answers about Travelling


IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 questions

Do you think people like to travel far away from home? Why?
Yes, some people do, but not everyone does. Some people don’t like travelling outside their own country, or even their city. A lot of young people like travelling to places far away because they see these places as being more exotic or exciting because everything is different there.

IELTS Speaking Test 2014 Questions & Answers about TV and Magazine Advertising


IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 Questions

What do you think about advertisements?
Sometimes they’re good, I mean there have been some funny ones and the video ads on the internet are sometimes interesting, but generally I don’t pay much attention to advertising unless I’m really interested in buying something, and even then I’d probably go and read some reviews or stuff like that rather than make a buying decision based just on an ad.

IELTS Speaking Test August | Part 3 Questions & Answers

IELTS speaking test questions August - Part 3

IELTS Speaking Test Part 3

When was the last time you used a taxi?
Actually, it was about a month ago when I was on vacation – to go from the airport to the hotel we’d reserved.

Why did you use a taxi?
Because when we arrived we were very tired and couldn’t be bothered figuring out the bus system and how to get to the hotel on public transport, we’d probably have gotten lost. It was much quicker and easier just to take a taxi.

Did you think the taxi service was good?
Yes, I suppose so, the driver seemed to know where he was going, he knew the hotel, apparently it’s quiuite popular with tourists so we didn’t have to try and explain directions or anything like that to him. And the cost seemed to be reasonable for the distance we travelled, so really, no complaints about it.

What would be your advice to a youngster thinking about choosing a career?

IELTS Part 3 questions

Well, personally, a lot would depend on you and your ideas and personality. If you are passionate about something, be it sport, music, art or anything else, I would advise you to firstly explore the career possibilities and opportunities in that particular field.

USA IELTS Speaking Test



This is an example of an IELTS speaking test asked in the USA recently. The sample answers provided are not the only way to respond to these questions, your answers should be about you, your experiences and preferences and what you think - but they might give you some ideas about how to respond and the kinds of things you can say when answering these types of IELTS speaking questions

IELTS speaking test sample questions about weekends (Part 1 questions)

IELTS weekends

Here are some IELTS speaking sample questions (Part 1) about weekends

What do you usually do on weekends?
What did you do last weekend?
When do you spend time with your family?
What do other people in your hometown usually do on weekends?
Are weekends important to you?
Are Saturdays and Sundays (= weekends) important to you?
How do you (usually) spend the weekend?
What do you like to do on weekends?
Which do you prefer, Saturday or Sunday? (Why?)
What do you usually do on that day?
Are your weekends today more interesting (or, more enjoyable/more fun) than your weekends were when you were a child?

IELTS speaking test USA July 2014

Here are some questions, with sample answers, from an IELTS speaking test interview done recently in the USA.



IELTS speaking test USA Part 1 questions

What is your full name?
My name is Jose Miguel Vicente

Can I see your ID?
Yes, of course, here you are.

Where are you from?
I’m from Mexico originally, but I’ve been here in the US for about 5 months now.

Do you work or study?
I’m studying here at the moment, trying to improve my English so I can stay and go to university here.