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IELTS 2020 Speaking Questions

We are showing recent IELTS speaking test questions, which are from the Internet and our visitors who have just taken the test. Its contents cover all speaking question types: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. We organize all questions by test date.

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IELTS Speaking Test: Recent 60 Questions
2020-02-13: Part 1
  1. Where do you study?
  2. Is there anything unexpected about your study?
  3. Why did you choose that subject?
  4. Do you like to study in the morning or the afternoon?
  5. Is there something that helps you to study efficiently?
  6. Who is more important for you, lecturers, or friends?
  7. What do you like the most about your studies?
  8. What facilities do university provide?
  9. Is there anything you want to change in your university?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-15
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-02
Vocabulary: Education
2020-02-13: Part 1
  1. Do you like to spend time by yourself? why?
  2. What do you usually do when you spend time by yourself?
  3. Do you prefer spending time alone or with friends?
  4. Is it bad to spend a lot of time alone?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-02
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-03
  • 2020-01-02
2020-02-13: Part 1
  1. When do you need to stay focused?
  2. Can you do two different work at one time?
  3. Can you concentrate on work during noise?
  4. What to do when you lose your focus?
  5. How can you improve your concentration?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-10
  • 2019-12-28
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-12-06
  • 2019-11-22
2020-02-13: Part 1
  1. Do you walk daily?
  2. Why do you walk?
  3. Where do you walk to?
  4. Do you walk more often than in the past?
  5. Do you think you walk enough?
  6. Why is walk important?
  7. Do you walk alone or with friends?
  8. Where do people in your country usually go for walking?
  9. Do you think people will walk more in the future? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-08
  • 2020-02-02
  • 2020-01-28
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2019-12-06
2020-02-13: Part 1
  1. Are there many public holidays in your country?
  2. Which is your favorite holiday? Why?
  3. Which was your last holiday that you enjoyed a lot?
  4. Do you prefer a holiday in a city or at 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:
  • 2020-02-07
  • 2020-01-02
  • 2019-12-14
  • 2019-10-24
  • 2019-10-12
Vocabulary: Holiday
2020-02-13: Part 2
Describe a time when you first met someone.

You should say:
  • who the person was
  • when you met him or her
  • what the conservation was
  • and explain why you still remember about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-09-08
2020-02-13: Part 2
Describe a successful small company.

You should say:
  • what company it is
  • what this company produces
  • how you know about this company
  • and explain why you think this company is successful.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-06
2020-02-13: Part 2
Describe an advice you received on your subjects or work.

You should say:
  • what kind of advice was
  • who you received it from
  • what you did after receiving it
  • Do you like to take advice from others?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-21
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-05
2020-02-13: Part 3
  1. Are you still in contact with that person?
  2. How do young people find new friends?
  3. Do you think it is strange to make friends online?
  4. How long does it take to get to know someone as a friend?
  5. Do you think finding new friends is beneficial or keeping old friends?
  6. Why do some people have few friends?
  7. How do companies welcome their new employees?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-09-08
2020-02-13: Part 3
  1. Do you think it’s good to work in a family business?
  2. Should the family business hire their children over someone from the outside? Why?
  3. What is a challenge in a family business?
  4. Do you think technology and social media has helped small businesses?
  5. Do you think the ownership of the company should be private or state-owned? Why?
  6. Why do some businesses become successful while others do not?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-06
2020-02-13: Part 3
  1. Why do young people think that it hard to make career choices?
  2. Who influences students career choice? Why?
  3. What professions do youngsters prefer to choose nowadays? Why?
  4. Do you think youngsters are getting influenced by others in choosing professions?
  5. Do you think nowadays young people are influenced by many role models? Why?
  6. What are the factors that affect the students in choosing their career?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-21
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-05
2020-02-08: Part 1
  1. Where are you living now?
  2. what do you like most about your area?
  3. What do you dislike in your area?
  4. Do you intend to stay in this area in future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-28
  • 2020-01-21
  • 2020-01-14
  • 2020-01-06
  • 2019-12-28
2020-02-08: Part 1
  1. Do you always have this hairstyle?
  2. How often do you have your haircut?
  3. What’s your favourite hairstyle?
  4. Do you often change your hairstyle?
  5. Do you go to barber’s shop a lot?
  6. Would you like to change hair color?
  7. Do you ever feel bad because of your hairstyle?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-02
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-06
  • 2019-12-21
2020-02-08: Part 1
  1. Are you a patient person?
  2. Are people in your country usually patient?
  3. Is it important to be patient? Why? Why not?
  4. Are you more patient now than you were younger? Why?
  5. How patience is important in study and at work?
  6. Do you think many people today are running out of patience? Why?
  7. What do you do when you are waiting for someone who is late?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-14
  • 2020-01-03
  • 2019-12-21
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-11-25
Vocabulary: Patience
2020-02-08: Part 1
  1. Do you like tea or coffee? Why?
  2. Do people drink a lot of tea and coffee in your country?
  3. Do you often go out for tea or coffee?
  4. What do you offer to your guests at home?
  5. Do you remember the first time you drank tea or coffee?
  6. In your country, what do you offer to the guests, tea or coffee?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-06
  • 2019-12-20
  • 2019-12-04
Vocabulary: Coffee
2020-02-08: Part 1
  1. Why did you choose this job?
  2. Why is your job important to you?
  3. What are your responsibilities at work?
  4. Is your work interesting? Why?
  5. Do you think it is important to spend time with your colleagues/clients?
  6. What is more important at work place, people you work with, or environment?
  7. What are the ways you can improve your skills at work?
  8. What would you change about your job?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-07
  • 2020-01-19
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-04
  • 2020-01-03
2020-02-08: Part 1
  1. Do you like running?
  2. How often do you do running exercise?
  3. When was the last time you ran?
  4. Where do usually go for running?
  5. Have you participated in any long-distance running?
  6. Did you have running lessons in school?
  7. Would you watch a running event on TV, why or why not?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-07
  • 2020-01-06
2020-02-08: Part 1
  1. Are you good at numbers?
  2. Do you often use numbers to do something?
  3. What’s your favourite number? Why?
  4. Why are numbers important in human life?
  5. Would you like to do jobs dealing with numbers in the future?
  6. Are you good at memorising number?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-07
  • 2020-01-28
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-01
2020-02-08: Part 2
Describe a place where you can read and write (not your home).

You should say:
  • where it is
  • who you go with to this place
  • and explain why it is better place to read and write.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-13
  • 2019-09-23
  • 2019-09-03
2020-02-08: Part 2
Describe a place you remember well and it was colorful.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what it is like
  • what it is used for
  • and explain why you remember it well.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-27
  • 2019-09-04
2020-02-08: Part 2
Describe an interesting conversation you had.

You should say:
  • when and where you had it
  • whom you were with
  • why it was interesting
  • And explain how you felt after that.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-15
  • 2019-12-14
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-09-16
2020-02-08: Part 2
Describe a time you were a member of a team on sport/work.

You should say:
  • what the team was
  • what your role was in the team
  • and explain how you felt about being part of the team.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-28
  • 2020-01-02
2020-02-08: Part 3
  1. At what age should a child start reading and writing?
  2. Is it school's responsibility to take care of children's reading and writing? Why?
  3. Which place is better for children reading and writing, home, or school? Why?
  4. What’s the difference between your generation and the new generation regarding writing and reading?
  5. What is the importance of reading and writing for children?
  6. Do you think reading and writing is important in our lives? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-13
  • 2019-09-23
  • 2019-09-03
2020-02-08: Part 3
  1. What are the most common colours which people use to decorate houses in your country? Why?
  2. Are there any differences between males and females when it comes to interior color preferences? Why?
  3. How do colours in the room affect people’s mood?
  4. Does the colour of merchandise have an influence on shopping habits? Why?
  5. Do you think textbooks should be colorful?
  6. What do you think about colored advertisements on roads?
  7. Do any colours have a significant meaning in your culture?
  8. Are colours important in advertisements?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-27
  • 2019-09-04
2020-02-08: Part 3
  1. What is the difference between man and women conversation? Why?
  2. What is the difference between face to face conversation and on phone?
  3. Why do some people get nervous while giving a public speaking?
  4. Do you think visual graphic is important in presentations?
  5. Do you think humour is important in presentation? Why?
  6. Do you think it is necessary to use visual aids during oral presentation? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-15
  • 2019-12-14
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-09-16
2020-02-08: Part 3
  1. Which one is more important, individual development or teams’goals?
  2. Do you think it is a good thing to have disagreements within a team?
  3. Do you think it is good for kids to join a team?
  4. What does it mean to be a team player in the workplace?
  5. Why is international collaboration important?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-28
  • 2020-01-02
2020-02-07: Part 2
Describe a time of seeing interesting animals/bird.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when and where you saw it
  • and explain why you think it was interesting.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-03
Vocabulary: Animals
2020-02-07: Part 3
  1. Why do people like to keep pets?
  2. What kind of animals do people have in their home?
  3. People are turning vegetarian. What do you think about this?
  4. Do you think animal are important to human beings?
  5. Do you think people do not respect animals these days? What about 20 years ago?
  6. So many animals are extinct these days. What do you think about this? Why is it happening?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-03
Vocabulary: Animals
2020-02-02: Part 1
  1. Do you like your hometown? Why?
  2. How long have you been living in your hometown?
  3. What is special about your hometown?
  4. What did you like about your hometown when you were a child?
  5. Is there anything you don’t like about your hometown?
  6. What changes would you like to have in the future?
  7. Will you continue to live there in future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-24
  • 2020-01-12
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-06
  • 2019-12-27
Vocabulary: Hometown
2020-02-02: Part 1
  1. Do you bake?
  2. Do you like eating cakes?
  3. Did you like cakes in childhood? Why?
  4. Have you ever made any cakes?
  5. Are there many sweet foods in your country?
  6. Do you like to eat sweet things after your meal?
  7. In your culture, do you like eating cakes in festivals?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-04
2020-02-02: Part 2
Describe a person who is good at his/her work.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what his or her job is
  • How well he/she manages his/her work
  • and explain why this person is good at the job.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-19
  • 2020-01-04
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-11-26
2020-02-02: Part 2
Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake.

You should say:
  • When it happened
  • Why you were sleepy
  • And explain why you had to stay awake.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-21
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-09-04
Vocabulary: Sleep
2020-02-02: Part 2
Describe an important a text message you received.

You should say:
  • when you received this message
  • who sent it to you
  • what was the content of the message
  • and explain how you felt after you received it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-01
2020-02-02: Part 3
  1. What qualities make a good manager?
  2. How can a manager be defined good?
  3. How the manager should behave with his staff to be a good manager or team leader?
  4. Should he be friendly with them or strict?
  5. If the manager is friendly with employees what are the side-effects of it?
  6. How can a manager take out the worker who are not willing to work?
  7. How should companies train their staff on new technology?
  8. How can a new employee learn something new at work?
  9. Do you think what you learn in university will help in your future job?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-19
  • 2020-01-04
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-11-26
2020-02-02: Part 3
  1. What kind of people lack sleep?
  2. Why do people feel tired a lot nowadays?
  3. How do people manage to stay awake when they are tired?
  4. What occasions do people need to keep awake even though they feel tired?
  5. Do you think that people are more interested in work than home? Why?
  6. How does social media affect people's self estimation?
  7. Does social media bring the pressures on people?
  8. How can it be prevented?
  9. Will pressure by social media to people decrease or increase? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-21
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-09-04
Vocabulary: Sleep
2020-02-02: Part 3
  1. Do you think traditional letter is a good way to send messages?
  2. Why do people make phone calls instead of sending messages when there is something important?
  3. Is it politer to make phone calls than send text messages?
  4. Does technology development have a negative impact on communication among people?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-01
2020-02-01: Part 1
  1. Do you like art?
  2. Did you have art classes when you were at school?
  3. Do you often visit art galleries?
  4. Do you have paintings in your room?
  5. Do you think of being an artist
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-21
  • 2020-01-19
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-04
2020-02-01: Part 1
  1. Do you like history?
  2. Have you been to a historical museum?
  3. When was the last time you read a book about history?
  4. Do you like watching movies about historic events, why or why not?
  5. Do you think history is important?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-24
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-14
  • 2020-01-06
2020-02-01: Part 1
  1. How often do you take a break when you are studying or working?
  2. Do you like taking short or long breaks?
  3. What do you do in those breaks?
  4. Do you think having a break is important for you?
  5. Why do people need to take breaks?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-15
  • 2020-01-12
  • 2020-01-06
2020-02-01: Part 2
Describe a person who is often in the news, and who you would like to meet.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you know him/her
  • why he/she is often in the news
  • and explain why you would like to meet him/her.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-24
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-03
2020-02-01: Part 2
Describe something which you borrowed was useful.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • when you borrowed
  • who you borrowed from
  • and explain why it was useful.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-27
  • 2019-09-03
Vocabulary: Borrowing
2020-02-01: Part 2
Describe a job that you would not like to do in the future.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where you noticed it
  • And explain why you would not like to do it.
  • Do you know anyone performing that sort of work.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-21
  • 2020-01-06
2020-02-01: Part 2
Describe a change that can improve your local area.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how the change would work
  • what kinds of problems the change will solve
  • and describe how it would improve your local area.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-01
2020-02-01: Part 2
Describe a situation when you helped someone.
  • who you helped
  • how you helped him/her
  • why you helped him/her.
  • and explain how you felt about giving help.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-24
  • 2020-01-14
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-06
  • 2018-11-24 (Canada)
2020-02-01: Part 3
  1. How do people get news in your country?
  2. Do you think the delivery of news has changed over the years?
  3. DO you think it is easier to report a news now than before? why?
  4. Do you think it’s necessary for people to watch foreign news? Why?
  5. What kinds of celebrities that are always on the news? Why?
  6. Are stories about celebrities in the news always true?
  7. Is news often about famous people? Why?
  8. Could superstar bring positive influence to the public?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-24
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-03
2020-02-01: Part 3
  1. Do you borrow valuable things? why?
  2. o you think people shouldn't borrow the expensive things from others?
  3. Do you think people should always take permission while borrowing something? Why?
  4. Do you think it is necessary to take permission from musicians before using their songs?
  5. What do you think about unauthorised music downloads? Why do you think so?
  6. Do you know any companies borrowed the ideas, or products, or service, from others? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-27
  • 2019-09-03
Vocabulary: Borrowing
2020-02-01: Part 3
  1. What jobs do young people in your country want to do?
  2. Which is more important for you: interesting job or well-paid job? Why?
  3. Do you think hard work lead to success?
  4. What could employers do to improve employees’ work motivation?
  5. Do you think that physical efforts are decreased due to technology development? Why?
  6. Do you think that we need less human efforts due to advanced researches? Why?
  7. Do you think that artificial intelligence is taking away lot of jobs? What can be done? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-21
  • 2020-01-06
2020-02-01: Part 3
  1. Do people like to change? why or why not?
  2. Do you think some people do not accept changes? Why?
  3. Is change always better? Why?
  4. Do people in your country like living in a community?
  5. Why are people living in a community-friendly with others?
  6. What are the popular activities in a community?
  7. Where do people in a community usually have a social gathering?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-01
2020-02-01: Part 3
  1. In general, why do people help others?
  2. Is it important to help people who need help? Why?
  3. Should parents help children with homework? Why?
  4. Should parents often give advice to teenagers? Why?
  5. What kinds of advice should parents give to their children?
  6. Should parents make decisions for their children?
  7. Should children help parents? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-24
  • 2020-01-14
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-06
  • 2018-11-24 (Canada)
2020-01-31: Part 1
  1. Do you like music?
  2. When do you usually listen to music?
  3. What kind of music did you like when you were younger?
  4. Do you like to hear music alone or with groups?
  5. Are there many rich musicians in your country?
  6. Why is illegally downloading music bad?
  7. Do you think laws will solve this problem?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-24
  • 2020-01-06
  • 2019-12-12
  • 2019-12-07
  • 2019-11-26
Vocabulary: Music
2020-01-31: Part 1
  1. Have you ever made new friends online?
  2. Do you have any childhood friends?
  3. What kinds of people do you like to make friends with?
  4. Do you consider yourself a good friend?
  5. Do you have any friends who live far away from you?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-19
  • 2020-01-03
  • 2019-12-21
  • 2019-12-04
  • 2019-11-29
Vocabulary: Friends
2020-01-31: Part 2
Talk about a traditional product (e.g. food, handicraft…) from your local region.
  • What it is
  • What it is like
  • How it is made
  • And explain why it is popular.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-20
  • 2019-11-23
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-10-10
  • 2019-09-13
2020-01-31: Part 3
  1. What imported products are popular in your country?
  2. What are the effects of imported products to your country?
  3. What are some of the main food products that your country produces?
  4. Do you think it's important that a country is self-sufficient in food?
  5. Do you think the globalization of industry and commerce is a good thing?
  6. Do you think every country should make everything it needs or should it import some things?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-20
  • 2019-11-23
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-16
2020-01-30: Part 1
  1. Where do you live, apartment, house, or flat?
  2. Why do you live in an apartment or house?
  3. How long have you lived there?
  4. Which is your favourite room? Why?
  5. Do you plan to move to another place in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-20
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-07
Vocabulary: Home
2020-01-30: Part 2
Describe an occasion when you could not use your mobile phone.

You should say:
  • When it was
  • Where it was
  • Why you could not use your mobile phone
  • And how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-06
2020-01-30: Part 3
  1. Are there any places in your country where cellphones are banned?
  2. Do you think that cellphones can cause disturbance in some places?
  3. Should there be areas where cellphones do not be allowed?
  4. Do you think it is necessary to be polite?
  5. Does politeness depend on culture and location?
  6. In your opinion, at what age do you think is appropriate for owning a cell phone?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-06
2020-01-28: Part 1
  1. Do you like your voice?
  2. Did you have the same voice in your childhood?
  3. Does your voice match with any of your family members? Why?
  4. Do you think that your voice have been changed a lot during your life? Why?
  5. Have you ever listened to your own voice?
  6. Do you enjoy recording your voice and listening to it?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2019-12-22
  • 2019-12-21
  • 2019-12-12
2020-01-25: Part 1
  1. Do you like to go to countryside? Why?
  2. Have you ever lived in countryside?
  3. Will you live in the countryside in the future?
  4. Do you enjoy living in the countryside?
  5. What do you usually do when you go there?
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2020-01-24: Part 1
  1. How often do you visit parks?
  2. What do you do when you go to a park?
  3. How often did you go to the parks when you were a child?
  4. Do people in your area like these parks?
  5. Do you prefer parks with open or parks with leisure facilities?
  6. What do you want to improve at the parks in your hometown?
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Vocabulary: Park
2020-01-23: Part 1
  1. Do you like to read?
  2. What type of books do you read?
  3. Do you read books related to your profession?
  4. Did you like to read in your younger days?
  5. Would you like to write a book in the future?
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