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IELTS 2020 Speaking Questions

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IELTS Speaking Test: Recent 60 Questions
2020-10-15: 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:
  • 2020-10-08
  • 2020-09-30
  • 2020-09-23
  • 2020-09-12
  • 2020-09-05
Vocabulary: Work
2020-10-15: Part 1
  1. Do you like eating fish?
  2. Have you ever gone fishing?
  3. Is fishing popular in your country?
  4. Where do people usually go fishing?
  5. Why do people go fishing?
  6. Is it easy to find fish in the place where you’re living?
  7. Would you ever keep fish as a pet?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-25
  • 2020-08-10
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-07-02
Vocabulary: Fish
2020-10-15: 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?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-08
2020-10-15: 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:
  • 2020-10-01
  • 2020-09-17
  • 2020-09-03
2020-10-15: 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.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-08
2020-10-15: Part 2
Describe a city you have visited that you would like to go back to.

You should say:
  • when you visited there
  • what you did there
  • how long you stayed there
  • and explain why you would like to go back.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-06-30
  • 2020-06-19
  • 2020-05-21
2020-10-15: Part 3
  1. In what ways have families in your country changed 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?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-08
2020-10-15: Part 3
  1. What are the benefits of living in the cities?
  2. What are the problems that you find in the cities?
  3. What are the main changes in modern cities in the 10-year period?
  4. Will the size of the cities increase in the future?
  5. Do you think people will live in an extreme environment in the future?
  6. Do you think that people in the countryside are more friendly than people in the cities? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-06-30
  • 2020-06-19
  • 2020-05-21
2020-10-14: 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:
  • 2020-10-05
  • 2020-09-24
  • 2020-09-18
  • 2020-09-11
  • 2020-09-04
Vocabulary: Education
2020-10-14: 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:
  • 2020-09-24
  • 2020-09-08
  • 2020-08-05
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-06-26
Vocabulary: Transport
2020-10-14: Part 1
  1. Have you ever gone to picnics?
  2. How do you enjoy a picnic?
  3. Did you go on a picnic when you were a child?
  4. How frequently do you go out for picnics?
  5. What kind of places do people choose as their picnic spots?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-30
  • 2020-09-09
  • 2020-09-05
  • 2020-09-02
2020-10-14: 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.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-17
  • 2020-09-07
2020-10-14: Part 2
Describe a person you are happy to know.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • what he or she is like
  • and explain why you are happy to know him or her.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-07
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-05-27
2020-10-14: Part 3
  1. What kind of 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?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-17
  • 2020-09-07
2020-10-14: Part 3
  1. How can children feel happy?
  2. Are children happier now than before? Why?
  3. What is the difference between adults’ and children’s happiness?
  4. What can employers do to make the work environment healthier and the employees happier?
  5. What is more important, to be happy with the work, or to get a big salary?
  6. Do you think everyone shares a similar definition of happiness?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-07
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-05-27
2020-10-13: 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:
  • 2020-09-29
  • 2020-09-21
  • 2020-09-10
  • 2020-09-03
  • 2020-08-14
Vocabulary: Living
2020-10-13: 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:
  • 2020-09-11
  • 2020-06-26
  • 2020-06-11
  • 2020-05-31
  • 2020-05-19
Vocabulary: Animals
2020-10-13: Part 1
  1. Are you good at telling jokes?
  2. Do your friends like to tell jokes?
  3. Do you like to watch comedies?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-28
  • 2020-09-04
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-03
  • 2020-05-11
2020-10-13: 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:
  • 2020-09-28
  • 2020-09-08
  • 2019-04-13
  • 2019-04-07
  • 2019-03-27
2020-10-13: 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.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-05
2020-10-13: Part 3
  1. What kinds of expensive activities do people like to do?
  2. Why are some sports expensive? Are they for everyone?
  3. What kinds of expensive things do people like to buy?
  4. What is the difference between women and men in buying things?
  5. Why do some people like to buy some expensive brand items?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-05
2020-10-12: 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:
  • 2020-09-28
  • 2020-09-17
  • 2020-09-09
  • 2020-09-01
  • 2020-08-22
Vocabulary: Home
2020-10-12: 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:
  • 2020-09-18
  • 2020-07-30
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-18
  • 2020-05-19
Vocabulary: Walking
2020-10-12: 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. When was the last time you did something in a hurry?
  5. What kind of things would you never do in a hurry?
  6. What do you always do in a hurry? Why?
  7. Why do people make mistakes more easily when they are in a hurry?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-18
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Hurry
2020-10-12: 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:
  • 2020-09-10
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-06-28
  • 2020-06-19
  • 2018-08-17 (India)
2020-10-12: 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.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-05
2020-10-12: Part 2
Describe an occasion when you wasted your time.

You should say:
  • where you were
  • when it was
  • what you did
  • and explain why you think it was a waste of time.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-29
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-06-01
2020-10-12: 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?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-05
2020-10-12: Part 3
  1. Is time management important? Why?
  2. How can we avoid wasting time?
  3. Should parents help children manage their time?
  4. Do you think relaxing is a waste of time?
  5. How can we solve the problem of forgetting?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-29
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-06-01
2020-10-09: 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:
  • 2020-10-01
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-02
  • 2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Hometown
2020-10-09: 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:
  • 2020-09-05
  • 2020-08-11
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-30
2020-10-09: 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?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-07
Vocabulary: Birds
2020-10-09: Part 1
  1. Do you like sports?
  2. What is your favorite sport?
  3. What kind of sports did you play as a child?
  4. Do you prefer team sports or individual sports?
  5. How do most people in your country keep fit?
  6. Would you like to go to the Olympic Games?
  7. Are you a fan of any sports teams? Why?
  8. What kind of sports is popular in your country?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-21
  • 2020-09-03
  • 2019-04-06
  • 2019-03-23
  • 2019-03-14
Vocabulary: Sports
2020-10-09: Part 2
Describe a book you read that you found useful.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • when you read it
  • why you think it is useful
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04
2020-10-09: Part 2
Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what kind of pollution it has
  • what causes pollution
  • And explain how you feel about that place.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-01
  • 2020-06-16
  • 2020-06-12
  • 2020-06-09
Vocabulary: Environment
2020-10-09: Part 3
  1. Do you prefer e-books or paper books? Why?
  2. What are the benefits of reading paper books than electronic books?
  3. What are the types of books that young people like to read?
  4. What is the difference between the reading habits of old people and young people?
  5. How can we encourage children to read books?
  6. Do you think that it is easier for children who start reading from a young age to succeed?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04
2020-10-09: Part 3
  1. Are there any environmental problems in your country? What are they?
  2. Are people concerned about environmental problems in your country?
  3. What is the world’s worst environmental disaster caused by humans?
  4. Do you think rivers have always been a dumping ground for unwanted waste in many cities?
  5. Do you think pollution problems will be less in the future?
  6. What should we do to protect the environment?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-01
  • 2020-06-16
  • 2020-06-12
  • 2020-06-09
Vocabulary: Environment
2020-10-08: 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:
  • 2020-09-25
  • 2020-09-10
  • 2020-09-01
2020-10-08: 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:
  • 2020-09-24
  • 2020-09-15
  • 2020-09-11
  • 2020-09-02
2020-10-08: 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:
  • 2020-09-11
  • 2020-09-02
2020-10-08: Part 2
Describe a time you got lost in a place you didn’t know about.

You should say:
  • when and where you lost
  • how you lost
  • and explain how you found your way back.
  • Do you often get lost?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-30
  • 2020-07-17
  • 2020-05-31
2020-10-08: 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:
  • 2020-09-11
  • 2020-09-02
2020-10-08: Part 3
  1. Why do people like visiting new places?
  2. What kind of challenges do they face?
  3. What kind of things should they know about before visiting a place?
  4. Do you think map-reading skill is important?
  5. Do you think some people are good at map reading than others?
  6. Why do some people like traveling to different places?
  7. Should people do travel planning before the trip?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-30
  • 2020-07-17
  • 2020-05-31
2020-10-06: 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:
  • 2020-09-25
  • 2020-09-15
  • 2020-09-07
  • 2020-08-13
  • 2020-07-30
Vocabulary: Home
2020-10-06: 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:
  • 2020-09-17
  • 2020-07-07
  • 2020-05-01
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2019-12-17
Vocabulary: Borrowing
2020-10-06: 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?
  5. Are there any positive changes in your country these days?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-23
  • 2020-09-11
  • 2020-09-04
Vocabulary: Change
2020-10-06: Part 2
Describe a tradition in your country.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how old it is
  • how the tradition is formed
  • and explain why people follow.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04
2020-10-06: Part 2
Describe a friend who is a good leader.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you knew this person
  • how this person behaves
  • and why you think this person is a good leader.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-05
  • 2020-07-10
  • 2020-05-12
Vocabulary: Friends
2020-10-06: Part 3
  1. Do you know any other traditions?
  2. How would you describe young people’s attitudes towards tradition?
  3. Do you think customs and traditions are changing these days?
  4. Are there any changes in modern and traditional lifestyles?
  5. What are the advantages or disadvantages of a traditional lifestyle? Why?
  6. Why did the attitude towards traditional lifestyle change?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04
2020-10-06: Part 3
  1. Who is the head of the family in your culture?
  2. Are men better at decision making in a family?
  3. Do you think that in the future there will be more women leaders?
  4. Should a leader discuss with team members when making decisions?
  5. What are the qualities of good leadership?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-05
  • 2020-07-10
  • 2020-05-12
Vocabulary: Friends
2020-10-05: 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:
  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-05
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-17
2020-10-05: 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:
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-05
  • 2018-11-12 (India)
  • 2017-12-06 (China)
  • 2017-10-25 (Saudi Arabia)
Vocabulary: Clothing
2020-10-05: Part 2
Describe a time when you received good news.

You should say:
  • what it was about
  • when you received it
  • how you received it
  • and say why you think it is good news.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-10-05: Part 2
Describe a time when a family member asked you for help.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • who asked you for help
  • how you helped
  • and how you felt about it
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-05-30
2020-10-05: Part 3
  1. How do most people find out about the news in your country?
  2. Are young people and old people interested in the same kinds of news?
  3. What sort of good news do young people often receive?
  4. Do you think the internet is becoming a more popular source of news? Why?
  5. Do you think the internet influences the types of news stories people hear about? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
2020-10-05: Part 3
  1. What can children help parents with?
  2. What are the benefits of children helping their parents?
  3. Should parents reward their children when they help others?
  4. Do parents help children because they need their children to help them when they are old?
  5. How can grandparents stay connected with their grandkids?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-05-30
2020-10-01: 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:
  • 2020-09-07
  • 2020-08-14
  • 2020-08-04
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-07-07
Vocabulary: Age
2020-10-01: 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 to concentrate?
  6. What may distract you when you are trying to stay focused?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-02
  • 2020-02-22
  • 2020-02-13
  • 2020-01-10
2020-10-01: Part 2
Describe a prize you have won.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • what you had to do to win it
  • how many other competitors were there
  • and explain how you felt after winning it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
2020-10-01: Part 2
Talk about something you enjoyed doing in a group.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you did it
  • with whom you did it
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
  • 2020-07-03
  • 2020-06-22
  • 2020-05-29

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General Test Reading Writing