October 24 2015 IELTS Speaking Questions & Answers

These IELTS speaking test questions were reported by an IELTS test-taker this weekend.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 1

  • What is your full name?
  • Can I see your ID?
  • Where are you from?
  • Do you work or study?
  • Why do you study English?
  • What are your future aims?
  • Did you have a favourite teacher at school?
  • What was your favourite book as a child?
  • Do you read books in English? Why?
  • Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Why?

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2

Describe a street in your hometown that you know well.

You should say:
  • What and where is it?
  • How often do you go there? Why?
  • What does the street look like?

IELTS Sample Speaking Answer

So there’s this avenue in the city where I live, it’s called the Avenue of Angels, well, that’s what it would be called in English. The street, or avenue, is lined on both sides by large trees, well, it’s an avenue after all, so it would be, wouldn’t it? It’s located near the center of the city, but not quite in it, so it’s a lot less busy in terms of traffic.

Anyway, all the trees have these little lights in them – like fairy lights on a Christmas tree or something like that, you know what I mean – and so at night it looks like there’s a million little stars or angels floating above you in the sky – it looks amazing at night!

It’s one of the most popular places for people to go in the evenings because there are loads of cafes and bars where you can sit outside and enjoy time with your family or friends while enjoying the evening air and the lights – it’s a terrific atmosphere when the street is full of people – you can hear the noise of hundreds of conversations – well, it’s more of a murmur than noise, like the background noise of a river running past you.

I usually end up there most weekends, either during the day at some time or if I go out with my friends we’ll usually drop by for a while either before going someplace else or at the end of the night just to chill out for a while before heading on home.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 3

Discussion Questions

Do you enjoy being on that street? Why? ? Why not?

Yes, I love it, especially at night because as I said it’s just so pretty and magical with all the lights. There’s also an incredible scent that the trees give off which all combines to make for a really nice environment.

Do you like big cities? Why? Why not?

I suppose so, I mean I’ve always lived in a big city, or at least a large city with a few million people, so It’s what I grew up with and it’s what I know.

I like the fact that there are lots of things you can do and lots of places to go – and there are always new places and things to try out as well. It’s big enough to offer all the variety and amenities of a city but without being so large that it’s overwhelming, you know what I mean. It’s like when you go to London or Mexico City you can easily get lost, they’re so huge, but where I live is big without being too big, if that makes sense.

I don’t think I’d like to live in a much bigger city, as I mentioned, a city so big that people from one side of the city hardly ever visit or go to the other side – that would be too big for me I think.

How often do you go shopping?

Shopping? Well, probably once or twice a week I suppose, but it’s for different things, for example, maybe I’ll pop into the supermarket on the way home in the evening and buy something, food, groceries or something like that and during the week, but I try to do a big grocery haul at the weekend when I usually have more time.

I might also do a bit of quick shopping if I have time at lunchtime, but that would normally be for non-food stuff, maybe clothes, makeup, a book or magazine or something like that. But, yeah, I suppose it’s almost every other day that I buy something from a shop.

Do you think road safety is important? Why?

Road safety? Of course, it’s important. If we didn’t take care on the roads there’d be a lot more accidents than there are now probably. So yes, it’s really important to take road safety seriously.

Is air pollution an issue in big cities? Why?

The problem with air pollution is that it still seems to be increasing in many places, although in some places they’re now reporting that pollution levels are being reduced due to measures that have been taken and now the results are becoming clear.

In most big cities, air pollution is a problem because of the amount of slow moving traffic there usually is, and the problem is the stop-go driving which creates even more harmful emissions from cars, buses and trucks and so on and ends up deteriorating the quality of air around cities.

You can see this in many news reports about large cities which have smog clouds hanging above them – literally big black clouds of polluted area right over the central part of the city.

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