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IELTS Speaking Questions 2021

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IELTS Speaking Test: Recent 60 Questions
2021-10-21: Part 1
  1. What do you study?
  2. Where do you study that?
  3. Why did you choose that subject?
  4. Do you like that subject?
  5. Is it a popular subject in your country?
  6. What are the main aspects of your subject?
  7. Is there anything unexpected about your study?
  8. If you had the chance, would you change the subject?
  9. What is your favorite subject?
  10. Is there something that helps you to study efficiently?
  11. What is more essential for you, lecturers or friends?
  12. Is there anything you want to change in your university?
  13. Do you plan to get a job in the same field as your subject?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-30
2021-09-10
2021-08-30
2021-08-09
2021-07-21
Vocabulary: Education
2021-10-21: Part 1
  1. Are parks important for a city?
  2. Are there many public parks or gardens in your country?
  3. What do you like to do when visiting a park?
  4. Would you prefer to play in a personal garden or public garden?
  5. How are the parks today different from those you visited as a kid?
Recent Tests:
2020-10-07
2021-09-10
2021-09-03
2020-11-12
2020-03-17
Vocabulary: Park
2021-10-21: Part 1
  1. Do you like math?
  2. Is maths difficult for you?
  3. At what age did you start learning about mathematics?
  4. Why is math the most important subject?
  5. How is math helpful in people's daily life?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-08-19
2021-07-29
2021-07-05
2020-08-25
Vocabulary: Math
2021-10-21: Part 1
  1. What apps have you recently used?
  2. What kinds of apps do you often use?
  3. What was the first app you used?
  4. What kinds of apps would you like to use in the future?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-09-03
2021-10-21: Part 1
  1. What would you do to relax?
  2. Do you think doing sports is an excellent way to relax?
  3. Do you think vacation is a good time for you to relax?
  4. Do you think students need more relaxing time?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-24
2021-08-19
2021-07-29
2021-07-05
2021-06-07
2021-10-21: Part 2
Describe a person who impressed you most when you were in primary school

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you knew the person
  • why the person impress you most
  • and how you feel about the person.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-09-02
Timing Practice
2021-10-21: Part 2
Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn

You should say:
  • what it is
  • when you learn it
  • why you learn it
  • and explain why you think it is difficult for you.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-09-02
Timing Practice
2021-10-21: Part 2
Describe a famous person you are interested in

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you knew about the person
  • what the person was like before the person became famous
  • and explain why you are interested in the person.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-07-12
2021-06-02
2021-04-23
2021-03-31
Vocabulary: Celebrity Timing Practice
2021-10-21: Part 2
Describe an art or craft activity (painting, woodwork, etc.) that you did at school.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • how you made it
  • who you did it with
  • and explain how you felt about this activity.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-24
2021-08-19
2021-07-12
2021-06-18
2021-05-31
Vocabulary: Art Timing Practice
2021-10-21: Part 3
  1. Why do people always miss their childhood?
  2. Are kids happier than adults? Why?
  3. Why do people still remember many of their friends from primary school?
  4. What kinds of primary school teachers will impress students?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-09-02
2021-10-21: Part 3
  1. What skills do primary students need to master?
  2. Is it hard for students to learn new skills?
  3. Why is it hard for adults to learn a new skill?
  4. Is a teacher important to students' learning experience? Why?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-09-02
2021-10-21: Part 3
  1. What kinds of celebrities are there in your country?
  2. What are the differences between famous people today and those in the past?
  3. Do you think famous people are necessarily good in their fields?
  4. Do you think the media pay too much attention to celebrities?
  5. Are celebrities an inspiration to the younger generation?
  6. Why do youth follow celebrities?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-07-12
2021-06-02
2021-04-23
2021-03-31
Vocabulary: Celebrity
2021-10-21: Part 3
  1. What kind of traditional handicrafts are there in your country?
  2. What do young people think of traditional handcrafts?
  3. Do people in your country send handicrafts as gifts?
  4. What are the benefits of making handcrafts?
  5. What are the benefits of traditional products to locals?
  6. Do you think the government should help in the promotion of traditional products?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-24
2021-08-19
2021-07-12
2021-06-18
2021-05-31
Vocabulary: Art
2021-10-18: Part 1
  1. Where are you living now?
  2. What do you like most about where you live?
  3. What is the neighborhood like where you live?
  4. Do you have any friends there?
  5. What can be improved in the area that you live?
  6. Do you know any famous people in the area where you live?
  7. Do you intend to stay in this area in the future?
Recent Tests:
2021-10-04
2021-09-16
2021-09-03
2021-08-16
2021-07-29
Vocabulary: Living
2021-10-18: Part 1
  1. How frequently do you buy shoes?
  2. Where do you usually buy shoes?
  3. What is your favorite type of shoes?
  4. Why do some people have too many shoes?
  5. Have you ever bought shoes online?
  6. Do you like wearing comfortable shoes or good-looking ones?
  7. Are people willing to buy expensive shoes?
  8. When was the last time you purchased new shoes?
Recent Tests:
2021-10-04
2021-09-06
2019-04-04
2019-04-02
2019-03-23
Sample Answers
2021-10-18: Part 1
  1. Do you like science?
  2. Do you think it should be taught in schools?
  3. When did you start learning about science?
  4. Did you enjoy learning science in primary or high school?
  5. Which science subject is interesting to you?
  6. What kinds of exciting things have you done with science?
  7. How does science help you?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-09-03
2020-08-29
2020-07-27
2020-07-09
Vocabulary: Science
2021-10-18: Part 1
  1. What do you usually do on weekends?
  2. Did you do anything special last weekend?
  3. What will you do next weekend?
  4. What do other people in your hometown usually do on weekends?
  5. Do you think weekends are long enough?
  6. How important do you think it is to have free time at the weekends?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-04-12
2021-03-18
2021-02-26
2020-12-14
Vocabulary: Weekend
2021-10-18: Part 1
  1. Have you ever lost your way?
  2. How can you find your way when you are lost?
  3. Can you read a map when you get lost?
  4. Have you ever helped someone who got lost?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-09-03
2021-10-18: Part 1
  1. Do you use a wallet?
  2. Have you ever lost a wallet?
  3. Do most of your friends use a wallet?
  4. Have you ever sent a wallet to someone as a gift?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-28
2021-09-10
2021-08-19
2021-07-26
2021-06-24
Sample Answers
2021-10-18: Part 2
Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where and when you saw it
  • how it looks like
  • and explain why you like or dislike it.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-08-03
2021-06-29
2021-06-02
2021-05-19
Vocabulary: Building Timing Practice
2021-10-18: Part 2
Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading

You should say:
  • when you read it
  • what type of book it is
  • what it is about
  • and explain why you think it is exciting.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-09-03
Timing Practice
2021-10-18: Part 2
Describe a time when you tried to do something but were not very successful.

You should say:
  • when and what you tried to do
  • why you fail to do it
  • and how you felt about it
Recent Tests:
2021-09-30
2021-08-26
2021-07-07
2021-06-14
2021-05-21
Timing PracticeSample Answers
2021-10-18: Part 2
Describe a time when you waited for something special that would happen

You should say:
  • what you waited for
  • where you waited
  • why it was special
  • and explain how you felt when you were waiting.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-03
2021-09-03
Vocabulary: Patience Timing PracticeSample Answers
2021-10-18: Part 3
  1. Why do some people like to live in tall buildings nowadays?
  2. Do you think there will be more tall buildings in the future?
  3. What are the disadvantages of living in a tall building?
  4. What types of buildings are the most popular in your country today?
  5. Why do people love modern architecture?
  6. Do you think that there should be famous buildings in the country?
  7. Do you think safety standards are essential when building people's homes? Why?
  8. Who should be responsible for enforcing strict building codes, the government or the people who build the homes? Why?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-08-03
2021-06-29
2021-06-02
2021-05-19
Vocabulary: Building
2021-10-18: Part 3
  1. Is reading important?
  2. What kinds of books are most popular in your country?
  3. Do you prefer books or movies?
  4. Do you think we should always read the book before watching its screen adaptation?
  5. Do boys and girls like the same kinds of books?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-09-03
2021-10-18: Part 3
  1. Is it essential to have goals in life to feel happy?
  2. In general, how do people judge or assess the success of others?
  3. Do you think that mistakes can help people achieve tremendous success?
  4. What are the reasons for failure?
  5. Which do you think is more important, academic success or success in more practical everyday skills?
  6. What is your definition of success?
  7. Do you think goals are necessary to achieve success?
  8. What things do children try to succeed?
  9. Which do you think is more important for people to become successful? Hard work or opportunities?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-30
2021-08-26
2021-07-07
2021-06-14
2021-05-21
2021-10-18: Part 3
  1. On what occasions do people usually need to wait?
  2. Who behaves better when waiting for someoneļ¼Œchildren or adults?
  3. Compared with the past, people today lack patience. Why?
  4. What are the positive and negative effects of waiting on society?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-03
2021-09-03
Vocabulary: Patience
2021-10-14: Part 1
  1. What is your job?
  2. Where do you work?
  3. Do you like your job?
  4. Why did you choose that job?
  5. Is it a popular job in your country?
  6. What was your first day like?
  7. What responsibilities do you have at work?
  8. What is the most exciting thing about your work?
  9. Do you get on well with your colleagues?
  10. Do you prefer to work in the morning or evening?
  11. What are the ways that you can improve your skills at work?
  12. Has your job changed a lot in the past years?
  13. If you had the chance, would you change your job?
  14. Do you plan to continue with your job in the future?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-28
2021-09-06
2021-08-23
2021-08-06
2021-07-19
Vocabulary: Work
2021-10-14: Part 1
  1. Are there any public holidays in your country?
  2. Which is your favorite holiday? Why?
  3. Which was the last holiday that you enjoyed a lot?
  4. Do you prefer a holiday in a city or on a beach?
  5. What do you usually do during this holiday?
  6. What do people usually do on public holidays?
  7. Do you like to spend long holidays or just short?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-08-23
2021-07-26
2020-03-14
2019-12-14
Vocabulary: Holiday
2021-10-14: Part 1
  1. How do traffic problems affect you?
  2. What traffic problems are there in your area?
  3. How do most people travel to work where you live?
  4. What is the most popular means of transportation in your country?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-08-26
2021-07-29
2021-07-07
2021-06-16
Vocabulary: Transport
2021-10-14: Part 1
  1. Do you like talking to people?
  2. How do you like spending time with your friends?
  3. Would you prefer to study alone or with others?
  4. Do you remember a time when you need to cooperate with others?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-09-02
2021-10-14: Part 1
  1. Have you been to a new place recently?
  2. What is the difference between this place and other places of the same kind?
  3. Do you feel nervous when you travel to new places?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-09-02
2021-10-14: Part 1
  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. Do you prefer bright colors or dark colors?
  3. Are there any colors that you dislike?
  4. Are colors important to you?
  5. What is the color of your room?
  6. What are your friends' favorite colors? Why?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-30
2021-09-03
2020-06-18
2019-05-05
2019-04-27
Sample Answers
2021-10-14: Part 2
Describe a place you visited on vacation

You should say:
  • where it is
  • when you went there
  • what you did there
  • and explain why you went there.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-08
2021-09-02
Timing Practice
2021-10-14: Part 2
Describe an activity that you do after school/work.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where you do it
  • whom you do it with
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-07
2021-07-29
2021-06-22
2021-05-26
2021-05-06
Timing Practice
2021-10-14: Part 2
Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • when it happened
  • what the person did
  • and explain why you felt proud of the person.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-09-02
Timing Practice
2021-10-14: Part 2
Describe an activity you usually do that wastes your time.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • when you usually do it
  • why you do it
  • and explain why you think it wastes your time.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-09-02
Timing Practice
2021-10-14: Part 2
Describe a company where you live that employs many people.

You should say:
  • what it does
  • how many people it employs
  • how the employees feel
  • and explain how you think of it.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-08-16
2021-07-12
2021-06-14
2021-05-28
Vocabulary: Company Timing PracticeSample Answers
2021-10-14: Part 2
Describe a time when you moved to a new home or school

You should say:
  • when you moved
  • where you moved to
  • why you moved
  • and how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-09-03
Timing PracticeSample Answers
2021-10-14: Part 3
  1. What are some popular attractions that people like to visit in your country?
  2. Do older people and young people like to go to different places for vacation?
  3. What do older people and young people think about when making travel plans?
  4. How do people get to know about new places?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-08
2021-09-02
2021-10-14: Part 3
  1. What is the most popular outdoor activity in your country?
  2. What activities do young people usually do after school or work in your country?
  3. What do young people usually do in groups?
  4. Do you think people prefer movies over books? Why?
  5. How do you think books can help people over movies?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-07
2021-07-29
2021-06-22
2021-05-26
2021-05-06
2021-10-14: Part 3
  1. When would parents feel proud of their children?
  2. Should parents reward children? Why and how?
  3. Is it reasonable to reward children too often? Why?
  4. On what occasions would adults be proud of themselves?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-09-02
2021-10-14: Part 3
  1. How do you balance life and work?
  2. Will you continue doing something when you are aware that it's a waste of time?
  3. What kinds of things make people feel pressured?
  4. Why do some people refuse to abide by rules?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-09-02
2021-10-14: Part 3
  1. Is it easy to find a job in your country?
  2. What should the government do if there is unemployment?
  3. Is a high salary significant?
  4. Is it ok to do a job you like with a low salary?
  5. How can a small company grow large?
  6. Should large companies donate more to charities?
  7. Should large companies be punished more seriously if they break the law?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-08-16
2021-07-12
2021-06-14
2021-05-28
Vocabulary: Company
2021-10-14: Part 3
  1. Why do people move to a new home?
  2. What problems will people face after moving to a new place? How do people solve these problems?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the same place?
  4. Is it reasonable to move to a new place frequently? Why?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-21
2021-09-03
2021-10-12: Part 1
  1. Where is your hometown?
  2. Do you like your hometown? Why?
  3. How long have you been living in your hometown?
  4. Do you believe it is a proper place to grow up? Why
  5. How could your hometown be improved?
  6. Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
  7. Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
  8. Will you be moving away from your hometown?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-24
2021-09-02
2021-08-19
2021-08-03
2021-07-07
Vocabulary: Hometown
2021-10-12: Part 1
  1. What is your favorite festival?
  2. How do you celebrate the festival?
  3. What is the most important festival in your country? Why?
  4. Do you like Western festivals?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-06
2019-11-15
2019-09-23
2019-08-15
2019-07-02
2021-10-12: Part 1
  1. What kinds of advertisements do you like watching?
  2. What are the various places where we see advertisements?
  3. Have you ever bought something because of its advertisement?
  4. Do you watch advertisements from the beginning to the end?
  5. Are there many advertisements in your country?
  6. How do you feel about advertisements?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-08
2021-08-09
2021-07-19
2021-06-29
2021-06-10
2021-10-12: Part 2
Describe a creative person whose work you admire

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you knew the person
  • what creative things the person has done
  • explain why you think the person is creative.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-08
2021-09-02
Timing Practice
2021-10-12: Part 2
Describe a business person you admire

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • what business the person does
  • and explain why you consider this person as a successful business person.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-10
2021-09-03
Timing PracticeSample Answers
2021-10-12: Part 2
Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home.

You should say:
  • what you use it for
  • how you got it
  • with whom you use it
  • and explain why it is essential.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-08-09
2021-06-24
2021-05-21
2021-05-06
Timing PracticeSample Answers
2021-10-12: Part 2
Describe a time when you shared something with others (or another person).

You should say:
  • what you shared
  • whom you shared it with
  • why you share it
  • and explain how you felt about sharing it.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-10
2021-08-03
2021-06-24
2021-06-02
2021-05-14
Timing Practice
2021-10-12: Part 2
Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • what you need to prepare
  • how easy or difficult it is
  • and explain why you want to try it.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-08-12
2021-07-02
2021-06-07
2021-05-21
Timing Practice
2021-10-12: Part 3
  1. Do you think you are a creative person?
  2. Is it good for children to learn arts?
  3. What kind of jobs requires people to be creative?
  4. Do you think leaders need to have creative abilities?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-08
2021-09-02
2021-10-12: Part 3
  1. What do you think is the retirement age for men and women?
  2. What kinds of businesses are prevalent in your city?
  3. What kinds of qualities do people need to run their own business?
  4. What do you think are the key factors that contribute to the success of a business?
  5. Will the businessman continue to work hard after he has succeeded?
  6. What are the differences between being a boss and working for others?
  7. If you had the opportunity to have your own business, what business would it be? Why?
  8. What is more important to get hired, experience or qualifications?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-10
2021-09-03
2021-10-12: Part 3
  1. What kinds of appliances are there in people's homes in your country?
  2. How do you think modern technology has changed the way we work and live?
  3. Do you think it is essential to train employees to use equipment at work?
  4. Do you think that older people have difficulties in using modern equipment?
  5. How can we help older people to use this modern equipment?
  6. Are there any disadvantages of using modern equipment too much in the home?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-14
2021-08-09
2021-06-24
2021-05-21
2021-05-06
2021-10-12: Part 3
  1. Do you like to share?
  2. Do you think it is essential to share your feelings with others? Why?
  3. Why do some people like to share their thoughts?
  4. What are the consequences if children don't like to share?
  5. How do you feel about sharing accommodation with others on campus?
  6. How could parents and teachers teach young children to share?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-10
2021-08-03
2021-06-24
2021-06-02
2021-05-14
2021-10-12: Part 3
  1. What kinds of leisure activities can you do in a place near the water?
  2. Why do many people like spending time on the sea?
  3. What are the essential things that should remember while in an outdoor activity?
  4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of vacations to the seaside?
  5. Do you think water activities help in achieving the true nature of recreation? Why?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-16
2021-08-12
2021-07-02
2021-06-07
2021-05-21
2021-10-07: Part 2
Describe a movie that you like.

You should say:
  • what it was about
  • when you watched it
  • where you watched it
  • and explain why you like it.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-02
2021-07-21
2021-06-18
2021-05-27
2021-05-17
Vocabulary: Films Timing Practice
2021-10-07: Part 3
  1. Do you think going to the movies is a waste of money and time?
  2. Are movie stars important to a movie?
  3. Are foreign movies popular in your country?
  4. Is the film industry important for a country?
  5. What do you think about the importance of the film industry in the modern world?
Recent Tests:
2021-09-02
2021-07-21
2021-06-18
2021-05-27
2021-05-17
Vocabulary: Films


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