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IELTS 2020 Speaking Questions

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IELTS Speaking Test: Recent 60 Questions
2020-09-18: Part 1
  1. Where do you study?
  2. What do you study?
  3. Why did you choose that subject?
  4. Do you like that subject?
  5. Is it a popular subject in your country?
  6. Is there anything unexpected about your study?
  7. What are the main aspects of your subject?
  8. If you had the chance, would you change the subject?
  9. What’s your favorite subject? Why?
  10. Is there something that helps you to study efficiently?
  11. What is more important for you, lecturers or friends?
  12. What facilities does your university provide?
  13. Is there anything you want to change in your university?
  14. Do you plan to get a job in the same field as your subject?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-11
  • 2020-09-04
  • 2020-08-29
  • 2020-08-07
  • 2020-07-29
Vocabulary: Education
2020-09-18: Part 1
  1. Do you walk daily?
  2. Why do you walk?
  3. Where do you usually take walks if you have spare time?
  4. Do you walk more often now than in the past?
  5. Do you think you walk enough?
  6. Do you walk alone or with friends?
  7. Where do people in your country usually go walking?
  8. Do you think people will walk more in the future? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-30
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-18
  • 2020-05-19
  • 2020-03-16
Vocabulary: Walking
2020-09-18: Part 1
  1. Do you like to be in a hurry?
  2. Do you like to finish things quickly?
  3. Do you usually go out in a hurry?
  4. What kind of things would you never do in a hurry?
  5. What do you always do in a hurry? Why?
  6. Why do people make mistakes more easily when they are in a hurry?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
2020-09-18: Part 2
Describe a time when you changed your opinion.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what the original opinion was
  • why you changed it
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-18: Part 3
  1. When do people change opinions?
  2. What reasons do people change their opinions usually?
  3. What reasons might people have for not wanting to give their opinions?
  4. Do you think social media can change people's opinions? Why?
  5. Who do people turn to for advice? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-17: Part 1
  1. Do you live in a house or a flat?
  2. Why do you live in an apartment/house?
  3. How long have you lived there?
  4. What do you enjoy about your place?
  5. What is your favorite room? Why?
  6. Do you plan to live there in the future?
  7. What kind of accommodation do you wish to have in the future?
  8. Can you tell me about the house that you lived in when you were a child?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-09
  • 2020-09-01
  • 2020-08-22
  • 2020-08-05
  • 2020-07-27
Vocabulary: Home
2020-09-17: Part 1
  1. Have you ever borrowed anything from anyone?
  2. Have you ever borrow money from others?
  3. Will you share your mobile with anyone? Give reasons.
  4. Do you like to lend things to others?
  5. How do you feel when people do not return things they borrowed from you?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-07
  • 2020-05-01
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2019-12-17
  • 2019-11-18
Vocabulary: Borrowing
2020-09-17: Part 1
  1. How do you usually spend your weekends?
  2. Did you do anything special last weekend?
  3. What will you do next weekend?
  4. Which is your favorite part of the weekend?
  5. Do you think weekends are long enough?
  6. What do other people in your hometown usually do on weekends?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
2020-09-17: Part 2
Talk a short term Job you would like to do in a foreign country.

You should say:
  • what the job is
  • which country is
  • how you knew the country
  • and explain why you like to do it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
2020-09-17: Part 3
  1. What things should be considered before going to foreign employment?
  2. What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?
  3. In your country, do parents encourage their children to work abroad? Why?
  4. Do you think it is good for young adults to experience life in a foreign country? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
2020-09-16: Part 1
  1. Where is your hometown?
  2. What is your hometown like?
  3. Do you like your hometown? Why?
  4. How long have you been living in your hometown?
  5. Do you often visit your hometown?
  6. What did you like about your hometown when you were a child?
  7. Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
  8. Do you think your hometown is a good place to bring up children?
  9. What changes would you like to have in the future?
  10. Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
  11. Will you be moving away from your hometown?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
  • 2020-09-02
  • 2020-08-22
  • 2020-08-10
  • 2020-07-10
Vocabulary: Hometown
2020-09-16: Part 1
  1. What do you like to talk about?
  2. Do you prefer to talk or to listen?
  3. Have your discussion topics changed since you were a child?
  4. Do you change your opinion frequently?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-05
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-17
2020-09-16: Part 1
  1. When do you need to be focused?
  2. Can you concentrate on work during the noise?
  3. Is it difficult for you to stay focused on something?
  4. What do you do to help you concentrate?
  5. What is the best way for concentration?
  6. What may distract you when you are trying to stay focused?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
  • 2020-02-22
  • 2020-02-13
  • 2020-01-10
  • 2019-12-28
2020-09-16: Part 2
Describe a conversation topic that you were not interested in.

You should say:
  • what the topic was
  • who you talked with
  • when you had the conversation
  • and explain why you were not interested in.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
2020-09-16: Part 3
  1. Do you want to become a good communicator? Why?
  2. Why do people need to have good communication skills?
  3. Do you think good communication skills are able to improve career prospects?
  4. How do you know if others are not interested in your conversation?
  5. What is the importance of communication technology in our life?
  6. How will the communication of the future be?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
2020-09-15: Part 1
  1. Do you like the home where you grew up?
  2. What do you like about the home you grew up in?
  3. What kind of house do you live in now?
  4. Has your home changed recently?
  5. Is there any shopping center near your home?
  6. What is your dream house?
  7. What kind of home would you like to live in when you’re older?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-07
  • 2020-08-13
  • 2020-07-30
  • 2020-07-12
  • 2020-07-03
Vocabulary: Home
2020-09-15: Part 1
  1. Have you ever met a famous person?
  2. Why do you want to meet a famous person?
  3. Would you like to be a famous person in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-01
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-06-30
  • 2020-05-31
2020-09-15: Part 1
  1. Do you like texting?
  2. How often do you send text messages?
  3. Do you prefer sending or receiving messages?
  4. Have you ever received a confusing text message?
  5. Have you ever had difficulty replying?
  6. Is there any chance when texting someone is better than calling him?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-15: Part 2
Describe an area of science (physics, biology, psychology, etc.) that interests you.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • when you knew it
  • how you learned it
  • and explain why you are interested.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-01
Vocabulary: Science
2020-09-15: Part 3
  1. What is the role of science in general life?
  2. Has science and technology improved the relationship between people?
  3. What can individuals do for scientific research?
  4. What influence can international cooperation in science bring about?
  5. How do you think science and technology will affect the production of products in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-01
Vocabulary: Science
2020-09-12: 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. Why is your job important to you?
  7. What was your first day like?
  8. What responsibilities do you have at work?
  9. What is the most interesting thing about your work?
  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:
  • 2020-09-05
  • 2020-08-25
  • 2020-08-11
  • 2020-07-31
  • 2020-07-17
Vocabulary: Work
2020-09-12: Part 1
  1. Do you often stay up late?
  2. How often do you stay up late?
  3. What do you normally do when you stay up late?
  4. How do you feel in the morning after staying up late?
  5. Do you stay up late as a kid?
  6. Do you think you will continue to stay up late in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
  • 2020-08-13
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-12
  • 2020-07-10
Vocabulary: Sleep
2020-09-12: Part 1
  1. Do you have a lot of furniture in your home?
  2. Do you have any wooden furniture?
  3. Has anyone bought a piece of furniture for you?
  4. What kind of furniture would you like to buy?
  5. Which furniture in your home do you like the best?
  6. Are you planning to buy any furniture this year?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04
2020-09-12: Part 2
Describe the time when you first talked in a foreign language.

You should say:
  • where you were
  • who you were with
  • what you talked about
  • and explain how you feel about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-12: Part 3
  1. Why do people want to learn a foreign language?
  2. Do you think it is difficult to learn another language? Why?
  3. What could be the advantages of having a foreign language?
  4. At what age should children start learning a foreign language?
  5. Who do you think to learn a language faster, children or adults?
  6. Do you think minority languages will disappear?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-11: Part 1
  1. Are you interested in wildlife?
  2. Did you ever see the wild animals?
  3. What is your favorite wild animal? Why?
  4. Should wild animals be protected?
  5. Did you ever go to a zoo when you were a child?
  6. What are the disadvantages of hunting animals?
  7. What is the importance of animals to children?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-26
  • 2020-06-11
  • 2020-05-31
  • 2020-05-19
  • 2020-03-21
Vocabulary: Animals
2020-09-11: Part 1
  1. Do you like the changes? Why?
  2. What do you plan to change next year?
  3. Are there any changes to your work?
  4. Have you changed a lot since your childhood?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04
2020-09-11: Part 2
Describe an energetic person that you know.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you knew this person
  • why you think this person is energetic
  • and explain how you feel about this person.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-11: Part 3
  1. What kind of jobs need a lot of physical activity?
  2. What’s the difference between payment for physical work and payment for mental work?
  3. Can physical workers have higher salaries in the future?
  4. Do you think machines could replace manual labor in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-10: Part 1
  1. Where are you living now?
  2. Do you like the area that you live in?
  3. What do you like most about your area?
  4. What do you dislike in your area?
  5. What are some changes in the area recently?
  6. What can be improved in your area?
  7. What facilities are there in your area?
  8. Do you know any famous people in your area?
  9. Do you intend to stay in this area in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
  • 2020-08-14
  • 2020-08-04
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-07-07
Vocabulary: Living
2020-09-10: Part 1
  1. Do you read newspapers or magazines?
  2. Do you prefer to read news online or physical newspaper?
  3. What kind of news do you like to read about?
  4. Do you read comics in newspapers or magazines?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-30
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-05-27
2020-09-10: Part 1
  1. Do you like gifts?
  2. What kinds of gifts are popular in your country?
  3. Are you good at choosing the present/gift?
  4. What gifts do children like?
  5. What are the differences between the present/gift that you gave to boys and girls?
  6. Tell me about the present/gift you received that you like most.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-06-28
  • 2020-06-19
  • 2018-08-17 (India)
  • 2018-07-27 (India)
2020-09-10: Part 1
  1. Do you make a list when you shop?
  2. Why is it important to make a shopping list?
  3. Do you make a list of your work? Does it work?
  4. Why do not some people like making lists?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-01
2020-09-09: Part 1
  1. Do you recycle stuff?
  2. What kind of things do you recycle?
  3. How do you feel when you see trash lying on roads?
  4. Is it important to have recycled bins?
  5. Do you influence others to use recycle bins?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-21
  • 2020-03-04
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2019-12-14
  • 2019-11-26
2020-09-09: Part 1
  1. Are you a tidy person?
  2. Do you think that it is necessary to be tidy?
  3. Do you think people should be tidy all the time?
  4. Do you keep your workplace tidy?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-29
  • 2020-07-31
  • 2020-07-17
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-07-04
2020-09-09: Part 1
  1. Do you like picnics?
  2. Where do you go on a picnic?
  3. How do you enjoy a picnic?
  4. Did you go on a picnic when you were a child?
  5. How often do you go on a picnic now?
  • 2020-09-05
  • 2020-09-02
2020-09-09: Part 2
Describe an occasion you forgot an important thing.

You should say:
  • when it happened
  • what you forgot
  • why you forgot it
  • and how you felt about it.
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2020-09-09: Part 2
Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • which song or poem it is from
  • how you knew it
  • and explain how you feel about it
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2020-09-09: Part 3
  1. Do you think memory is important?
  2. Do you think it's important to have a good memory?
  3. What are some of the benefits of having a good memory?
  4. How can people improve their memory?
  5. How do we keep the memory of important moments?
  6. What do you think of people using calendars to remind themselves of things?
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2020-09-09: Part 3
  1. Are you good at memorizing things?
  2. Do you think children would like the rhythm of songs or poems? Why?
  3. Do you think it is easier for children to learn a song or poem than adults? Why?
  4. Do you think that the language of the song or poem matters? Why?
  5. What can people learn from songs or poems?
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2020-09-08: Part 1
  1. Do you bake?
  2. Do you like eating cakes?
  3. Do you like cakes or desserts when you were a child?
  4. Do you know how to bake cakes?
  5. Have you ever made any cakes?
  6. Have you baked anything recently?
  7. Do you like to eat sweet things after your meal?
  8. What occasions do people usually eat cakes in your country?
  9. Are there any sweet foods in your country?
  10. In your culture, do people like eating cakes in festivals?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-14
  • 2020-08-07
  • 2020-07-17
  • 2020-07-10
  • 2020-07-01
Vocabulary: Dessert
2020-09-08: Part 1
  1. Do you have good handwriting?
  2. Do you prefer to write by hand or type?
  3. What is the difference between writing with a pen and typing on a computer?
  4. Do you think computers might replace handwriting one day?
  5. How important is handwriting in your country?
  6. Do you think that handwriting expresses the personality?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-13
  • 2019-04-07
  • 2019-03-27
  • 2019-03-10
  • 2019-02-22
2020-09-08: Part 1
  1. Do you often use public transport?
  2. Do you travel by public transport?
  3. Should people use more public transport? Why?
  4. When was the last time you traveled by public transport?
  5. Do you think people prefer public transport?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-05
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-06-26
  • 2020-06-21
  • 2020-06-01
Vocabulary: Transport
2020-09-08: Part 1
  1. Do you often talk to strangers?
  2. Is it difficult to tell a story to a stranger?
  3. Are you afraid of strangers judging you?
  4. Do people in your country often talk to strangers?
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2020-09-08: Part 2
Describe a person who often helps others.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how often this person helps others
  • why this person helps others
  • and how you feel about this person
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2020-09-08: Part 2
Describe a family (not your own) which you like and happy to know.

You should say:
  • where this family lives
  • who the members of the family are
  • how you know them
  • and explain why you like this family.
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2020-09-08: Part 3
  1. Why are some people willing to help others?
  2. What kind of help is best to provide?
  3. In what kinds of professions do people help others more?
  4. How should parents help their children?
  5. Should developed countries help developing countries?
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2020-09-08: Part 3
  1. In what ways have families in your country changed in recently?
  2. What are the benefits of younger and older generations living together?
  3. Do you think family relationships are important? Why?
  4. Do you think people should be responsible for their own parents?
  5. Which do you prefer most: support from family or support from friends? Why?
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2020-09-07: Part 1
  1. Do you like shopping?
  2. What’s your favorite shop?
  3. Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
  4. Do you compare prices when you shop? Why?
  5. Is it difficult for you to make choices when you shop?
  6. Have you ever bought anything online?
  7. What is the difference between small shops in your town and international shops?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-15
  • 2020-05-26
  • 2019-07-10
  • 2019-06-28
Vocabulary: Shopping
2020-09-07: Part 1
  1. Are you happy to be the age you are now?
  2. How do you feel about getting older?
  3. What was the best thing you’ve ever done?
  4. What do you think is the best age to learn driving?
  5. Should we treat people of different ages equally?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-14
  • 2020-08-04
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-07-07
  • 2020-06-30
Vocabulary: Age
2020-09-07: Part 1
  1. Do you like birds?
  2. What kind of birds do you like?
  3. Have you ever raised a bird?
  4. How do people in your country feel about birds?
  5. How do you feel about people shooting or hunting birds?
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2020-09-07: Part 2
Talk about an intelligent person that you know.

You should say:
  • who he/she is
  • Where you met him/her
  • What he/she does
  • Why you think he/she is intelligent.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-19
  • 2019-07-03
  • 2019-05-20
  • 2019-04-25
  • 2019-03-27
2020-09-07: Part 2
Describe a time when you saw children behaved badly in public.

You should say:
  • where it happened
  • what the children were doing
  • how others reacted to it
  • and explain how you felt about it.
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2020-09-07: Part 3
  1. Do you think smart people tend to be selfish?
  2. What is the best way to educate children?
  3. How can we help children realize their talents?
  4. Who do you think plays a more important role in a child’s development, teachers or parents?
  5. Do you think computers can improve one's intelligence?
  6. Does the government provide enough support for education in your country? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-19
  • 2019-07-03
  • 2019-05-20
  • 2019-04-25
  • 2019-03-27
2020-09-07: Part 3
  1. What bad behavior do children usually have?
  2. Do you think children are more likely to behave badly without strict discipline?
  3. How should parents stop their children from behaving badly in public?
  4. Whose influence on children is more important? Friends’ or parents’?
  5. Do you think the lack of discipline can lead to poor student behavior?
  6. Do you think improving school discipline can be a solution to children's poor behavior? Why?
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2020-09-05: Part 1
  1. How often do you buy clothes?
  2. What is your favorite color for clothes?
  3. What kinds of clothes do you usually buy?
  4. What kind of clothes do you never wear?
  5. Can we judge a person's character by clothing? Why?
  6. Do you wear the same style of clothes on weekdays and weekends?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-12 (India)
  • 2017-12-06 (China)
  • 2017-10-25 (Saudi Arabia)
Vocabulary: Clothing
2020-09-05: Part 1
  1. Do you like meeting new people?
  2. Do you often meet new people?
  3. How do you feel when people welcome you?
  4. Are you able to decide whether you like the person by the first meeting?
  5. Do you care about people’s opinions about you?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-11
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-30
  • 2020-06-26
2020-09-05: Part 2
Describe a person who you think is very open.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you knew this person
  • why you think this person is very open
  • and explain how you feel about this person.
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2020-09-05: Part 2
Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • why it is expensive
  • who you usually do it with
  • and explain why you enjoy doing the activity.
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2020-09-05: Part 3
  1. What makes a person easy to talk to?
  2. Why is it hard for some people to express their feelings?
  3. How can we learn to express my feelings?
  4. What is the difference between males and females in terms of expressing their feelings?
  5. Why do you think people these days are not as open as those in the past?
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