Recent IELTS Speaking Test Questions

IELTS Speaking Questions Reported from around the World this month

IELTS Speaking Tests | Part 1 Questions


  • Do you work or are you a student?
  • Are you a student or employee?
  • Do you work or study?
  • Do you enjoy your work?
  • What kind of job do you do?
  • Do you like working in your company?
  • Do you see yourself working in the same field in the future?
  • Do you want to continue with the job you are doing? Why
  • What do you find most interesting about your job?
  • What part of your job do you like the most?
  • What is more important to you - the people you work with or the work you do?
  • Have you worked or studied in groups?
  • Do you prefer to study in a group or individually?
  • What does one learn while working or studying in a group?
  • What are the drawbacks or disadvantages of studying/working in a group?

  • Do you like to read?
  • What type of books do you read?
  • Do you like movies?
  • Where and when do you usually watch movies?
  • Would you like to participate in movie production?

Daily Routine/Habits

  • What is your opinion on snacks between meals?
  • What do you like to have as a snack?
  • When do you usually eat it?


  • Do you like colours?
  • Which colors do you like?
  • Do you think colours influence you?
  • Are colors important with regard to particular products?
  • Which colors of clothes do you like to wear? Light or Dark?
  • has the way you choose the color of your clothes changed from when you were a child?
  • Is there any particular color you would not want to have in your house?
  • What are the colours that you would rather not have in your house?

Your Hometown/Where You Live

  • Describe your hometown, please.
  • Is it a good place to grow up? Why?
  • Would you like to live in the countryside?
  • Where would it be?
  • Why do you like this area?

  • How do you feel living in a house or apartment?
  • Where do you live now?
  • What did you like most about the house in which you grew up?
  • Describe your flat or apartment.
  • Do you want to own your a house or an apartment in the future?
  • What changes would you make to your own place?
  • What type of house would you like to have?


  • Are you interested in history?
  • Did you study this subject at school?
  • Describe a book you read about history recently?
  • When did you read it?
  • What was it about exactly?
  • Do you like to watch historical films?


  • What kind of live music can you listen to in your region?
  • What was the last concert you went to or watched on television?

Daily Habits/Eating

  • Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day?
  • How difficult is to get fresh fruit and veg where you live?
  • Did you like fruits and vegetables when you were a child?
  • How important do you think it is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables?


  • What public holidays do you like most?
  • Do you think there should be more public holidays?
  • What did you do in the last summer holidays?
  • Do you think that summer holidays are important?
  • At what age did you start studying math?
  • Did you used to use an electronic calculator when you were in school?
  • Do you think that math is important?
  • What stages of a person’s life are celebrated in your society, for example marriage or graduation? Why?
  • Do you think it is necessary to celebrate these types of events?
  • How is it useful in that person's life?
  • Do you have any formal celebrations in your country?
  • What formal celebrations are most celebrated in your country?
  • Which birthday is considered the most important, or most celebrated in your country?
  • Do you think such formal celebrations are important?

IELTS Speaking Test | Part 2 and 3 Questions

Describe a country you have not been to but would like to visit.

You should say:
  • Which country it is
  • What you know about the country
  • What you would like to do/see there
and explain why this country is interesting for you.

Talk about the best stage in your life from childhood till now.

You should say:
  • When was it?
  • Why do you think it was the best?
  • How did you feel about it then?
and say if you still feel the same way now.

Part 3 Questions

  • What is your opinion about the current status of older people in our society?
  • How can retired people help society?
  • People are living longer nowadays, what challenges does this bring?
  • At what age are people considered to become an adult in your country?
  • At what age are people given the right of marriage or others things in your country?
  • Nowadays children are maturing at an earlier age than before, do you think they should be given certain freedoms and rights before the age of 17 or 18? Why?/Why not?
  • What measures can elderly people take before retirement?

Describe a place (not in your home) where you go to relax.

You should say:
  • where the place is
  • what it looks like
  • how you spend time there
and explain why it is relaxing for you.

Part 3 Questions Related to Previous Part 2 Topic Question

  • What kinds of places do people in your country go to relax? Why do they like to go to these places?
  • Can you compare different ways people relax indoors and outdoors.
  • Would you agree/disagree that places of natural beauty are the most relaxing? Why do you think that?
  • What is the importance of relaxation for students?
  • What could employers do to help workers relax in the workplace?
  • In your opinion, whose responsibility is it to provide leisure facilities for the eldery? Why do you think that?

Talk about a person you know who travels a lot by plane.

You should say:
  • How you know this person
  • Why he/she travels by plane
  • If this person likes/dislikes travelling by plane
and explain where he/she was travelling to the last time you saw this person.

Part 3 Questions

  • Do you like travelling by plane? Why?/Why not?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of air travel?
  • What is the effect of air travel on the environment?
  • Do you think that government should restrict air travel for leisure? Why?/Why not?

Talk about a small business in your country that earned a good reputation in society.

You should say:
  • what kind of business it is
  • why it earned a good reputation
  • what you can learn from this company
and explain how helpful this knowledge is to you.

Part 3 Questions

  • Is it easy to establish a business in your country?
  • What do you think about family owned businesses?
  • Would you like to be a manager of such a business? Why?/Why not?
  • In your opinion, what are the main responsibilities of a manager? Why?
  • What qualities should a good manager possess? Why?

Talk about your favourite song.

You should say:
  • What is the song about?
  • When did you first hear the song?
  • Why is it your favourite?
and explain how the song makes you feel when you hear it.

Part 3 Questions

  • Does it remind you of something when you hear it?
  • What kind of music do children like to listen to?
  • Is it different from what you listen to?
  • What kind of music does the older generation like to hear?
  • Why do people like to listen to music?
  • Do you like to sing?
  • Do you think everyone can sing?
  • What are some of the occasions when people sing?
  • Do you think all cultures enjoy singing?