Cambridge IELTS 13 Speaking Tests

Cambridge IELTS Book 13: Academic IELTS Book, Answers, Audio, Authentic IELTS Examination Papers

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The Cambridge IELTS 13 book, from Cambridge Assessment English, has 4 authentic IELTS exam papers, which give IELTS test-takers the best exam practice material.

IELTS 13 (with answers) give IELTS test-takers the opportunity to become familiar with the IELTS exam and practice their English skills and IELTS examination techniques using authentic IELTS tests.

The book consists of 4 complete Academic IELTS exams. There is an introduction to each section of the IELTS exam, and a comprehensive description of how the IELTS exam is scored.

IELTS test-takers can take advantage of the full answer section and audio scripts, which makes IELTS 13 ideal for self-study or for use as part of an IELTS preparation course.

The audio for the listening sections can be downloaded, and IELTS test-takers can obtain the Cambridge IELTS 13 book separately or as a pack with audio CDs

Cambridge IELTS 13 Speaking Test 1


Television programs

Where do you usually watch TV programs/shows? [Why?]

What’s your favorite TV program/show? [Why?]

Are there any programs/shows you don’t like watching? [Why? /Why not?]

Do you think you will watch more TV or fewer TV programs/shows in the future? [Why? /Why not?]


Describe someone you know who has started a business.

You should say:

  • who he/she is
  • what work he/she does
  • why he/she decided to start a business
and explain whether you would like to do the same kind of work as this person.


Discussion topics:

Choosing work

In your country, what kinds of jobs do young people not want to do?

Who is best at advising young people about choosing a job: teachers or parents?

Is money always the most important thing when choosing a job?

Work–Life balance

Do you agree that many people nowadays are under pressure to work longer hours and take less holiday?

What is the impact on society of people having a poor work-life balance?

Could you recommend some effective strategies for governments and employers to ensure people have a good work-life balance?

Cambridge IELTS 13 Speaking Test 2



Are you happy to be the age you are now? [Why/Why not?]

When you were a child, did you think a lot about your future? [Why/Why not?)

Do you think you have changed as you have got older? [Why/Why not?]

What will be different about your life in the future? [Why?]


Describe a time when you started using a new technological device (e.g. a new computer or phone)

You should say:

  • what device you started using
  • why you started using this device
  • how easy or difficult it was to use
and explain how helpful this device was to you.


Discussion topics:

Technology and education

Example questions

What is the best age for children to start computer lessons?

Do you think that schools should use more technology to help children learn?

Do you agree or disagree that computers will replace teachers one day?

Technology and society

Example questions

How much has technology changed how we communicate with each other?

Do you agree that there are still many more major technological innovations to be made?

Could you suggest some reasons why some people are deciding to reduce their use of technology?

Cambridge IELTS 13 Speaking Test 3



When you go shopping, do you prefer to pay for things in cash or by card? [Why?]

Do you ever save money to buy special things? [Why/Why not?]

Would you ever take a job which had low pay? [Why/Why not?]

Would winning a lot of money make a big difference to your life? [Why/Why


Describe an interesting discussion you had as part of your work or studies.

You should say:

  • what the subject of the discussion was
  • who you discussed the subject with
  • what opinions were expressed
and explain why you found the discussion interesting.


Discussion topics:

Discussing problems with others

Example questions:

Why is it good to discuss problems with other people?

Do you think that it's better to talk to friends and not family about problems?

Is it always a good idea to tell lots of people about a problem?

Communication skills at work

Example questions

Which communication skills are most important when taking part in meetings with colleagues?

What are the possible effects of poor written communication skills at work?

What do you think will be the future impact of technology on communication in the workplace?

Cambridge IELTS 13 Speaking Test 4



Animals >

Are there many animals or birds where you live? [Why/Why not?]

How often do you watch programmes or read articles about wild animals? [Why?]

Have you ever been to a zoo or a wildlife park? [Why/Why not?]

Would you like to have a job working with animals? [Why/Why not?]


Describe a website you use a lot to help you in your work or studies.

You should say:

  • what the website is
  • how often you use the website
  • what information the website gives you
and explain how your work or studies would change if this website didn't exist.


Discussion topics:

The internet

Example questions:

Why do some people find the internet addictive?

What would the world be like without the internet?

Do you think that the way that people use the internet may change in the future?

Social media websites

Example questions:

What are the ways that social media can be used for positive purposes?

Why do some individuals post highly negative comments about other people on social media?

Do you think that companies' main form of advertising will be via social media in the future?

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