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IELTS 2021 Speaking Questions

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IELTS Speaking Test: Recent 60 Questions
2021-01-19: 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 where you live?
  4. What is the neighborhood like where you live?
  5. What can be improved in the area that you live?
  6. Do you know any famous people in the area that you live in?
  7. Do you intend to stay in this area in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-13
  • 2021-01-08
  • 2021-01-05
  • 2020-12-26
  • 2020-12-04
Vocabulary: Living
2021-01-19: Part 1
  1. Do you make a list before going shopping? Why?
  2. Why is it important to make a shopping list?
  3. Do you make a list of your work? Does it work?
  4. Why don't some people like making lists?
  5. Do you prefer using a piece of paper or making a list on your phone?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-07
  • 2020-12-02
  • 2020-11-06
  • 2020-10-21
  • 2020-10-08
Vocabulary: List
2021-01-19: Part 1
  1. What kind of TV programs do you like?
  2. What's your favorite TV program?
  3. Do you often watch programs on TV or your cellphone?
  4. Do you like watching the same kind of program all the time?
  5. Do you talk with your friends about the program you watched?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-08
2021-01-19: Part 2
Describe a time when you advise someone.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • what the advice you gave
  • what the person did after receiving your advice.
  • Do you think you gave the correct advice?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-07-27
  • 2019-07-06
  • 2019-07-02
  • 2019-06-12
Timing Practice
2021-01-19: Part 2
Describe a time when you tried a new food for the first time.

You should say:
  • what you ate
  • Where you ate it
  • What it tasted like
  • And explain whether or not you liked this food.
2021-01-19: Part 3
  1. Do you usually advise others? Why?
  2. Do you usually take advice from others? Why?
  3. Do teenagers take the advice seriously? Why?
  4. Why do people seek advice from professionals?
  5. Will people continue to seek advice from professionals in the future? Why?
  6. What type of advice do people usually seek?
  7. Is it good to ask for advice from strangers online?
  8. What are the personalities of people whose job is to advise others?
  9. What are the problems if you ask too many people for advice?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-06
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-07-27
  • 2019-07-06
  • 2019-07-02
2021-01-19: Part 3
  1. What are foreign foods top-rated in your country?
  2. What are young people’s opinions on new food?
  3. Why do people prefer their local food?
  4. What factors influence people's food choices?
  5. Do you think teachers or parents are responsible for teaching kids about food?
New Question
2021-01-18: 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:
  • 2021-01-11
  • 2020-12-28
  • 2020-12-07
  • 2020-11-20
  • 2020-11-11
Vocabulary: Home
2021-01-18: 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:
  • 2021-01-06
  • 2020-12-17
  • 2020-11-11
  • 2020-10-20
  • 2020-09-29
2021-01-18: Part 1
  1. Do you enjoy your current stage of life?
  2. Which stage of your life do you think is the most important?
  3. In which stage of your life were you the happiest?
  4. What is your plan for your next stage of life?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-04
2021-01-18: Part 2
Describe a famous person you are interested in.

You should say:
  • who he/she is
  • how you knew about him/her
  • what he/she was like before he/she became famous
  • and explain why you are interested in him/her.
2021-01-18: Part 2
Describe a time you made a promise to someone.

You should say:
  • what the promise was
  • to whom you made it
  • whether it was easy or difficult to keep
  • and explain why you made it.
2021-01-18: 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:
  • 2020-11-18
  • 2020-10-05
  • 2020-09-02
Timing Practice
2021-01-18: 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 is it easier for youth to follow celebrities?
New Question
2021-01-18: Part 3
  1. Do parents in your country often make promises to their children?
  2. What kinds of promises do parents in your country often make?
  3. Do most people keep their promises?
  4. Why do some people fail to keep their promises?
  5. Do children keep their promises?
  6. What prizes do children get when they keep their promises?
New Question
2021-01-18: Part 3
  1. How do most people learn about news in your country?
  2. What is the impact of social media becoming the main source of news online?
  3. What's your opinion on people sharing good news on social media?
  4. What do you think of fake news on social media?
  5. What kind of good news do young people often receive?
  6. Do you think the Internet influences the types of news stories people hear about? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-18
  • 2020-10-05
  • 2020-09-02
2021-01-15: 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 important 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:
  • 2021-01-06
  • 2020-12-17
  • 2020-11-30
  • 2020-11-13
  • 2020-11-05
Vocabulary: Education
2021-01-15: Part 1
  1. Have you ever gone to picnics?
  2. Do you enjoy a picnic?
  3. How frequently do you go out for picnics?
  4. Did you go on a picnic when you were a child?
  5. What kind of places do people choose as their picnic spots?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-28
  • 2020-11-30
  • 2020-11-02
  • 2020-10-14
  • 2020-09-30
2021-01-15: Part 1
  1. Do you like to try new activities? Why?
  2. What activities would you like to try?
  3. What activities did you do when you were a child?
  4. Do you like to try new activities alone or with friends?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-05
2021-01-15: Part 2
Describe a time you were pleased with your purchase.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • where you bought it
  • what it was for
  • and explain why it made you happy.
2021-01-15: Part 2
Talk about a toy which you enjoyed the most in your childhood.
  • What it was
  • Where you got it
  • Who you played with
  • How you enjoyed playing with it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-16
  • 2020-03-07
  • 2020-02-22
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2019-12-21
Timing Practice
2021-01-15: Part 2
Describe a thing that is most important to your family.

You should say:
  • hat it is
  • when your family had it
  • how your family got it
  • and explain why it is important for your family.
2021-01-15: Part 2
Describe your favorite weather.

You should say:
  • what kind of weather it is
  • when this weather usually occurs
  • what you usually do during this weather
  • and explain why you like it.
2021-01-15: Part 3
  1. How often do people in your country/city go shopping?
  2. How do people normally shop?
  3. Why do some people like to go to big shopping malls and some like small shops?
  4. Why is online shopping more and more popular?
  5. Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in stores?
New Question
2021-01-15: Part 3
  1. Why do children like collecting toys?
  2. What is the difference between toys kids play with now and those they played with in the past?
  3. Do you think play is important for kids? Why?
  4. How do advertisements influence children?
  5. Should advertising aiming at kids be prohibited?
  6. How does a brand influence parents purchasing decisions?
  7. Do you think parents have a responsibility for selecting Internet games for children?
  8. Is there peer pressure among children to have the same toys or clothes as their friends?
  9. Do you think parents should buy more toys for their kids or spend more time with them?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-16
  • 2020-03-07
  • 2020-02-22
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2019-12-21
2021-01-15: Part 3
  1. What things will families normally keep?
  2. Are there any differences in the most important things for people of today and the past?
  3. What is the difference between what people cherish in the past and today?
  4. What kinds of things are kept in museums?
  5. What’s the influence of technology on museums?
New Question
2021-01-15: Part 3
  1. Should people check the weather forecast every day?
  2. What are people’s opinions on the weather forecasts?
  3. How does the weather influence people’s life?
  4. What do people wear in different weather?
  5. How many seasons are there in your country?
  6. Which festivals are related to the seasons in your country?
2021-01-14: 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 interesting 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:
  • 2021-01-07
  • 2020-12-20
  • 2020-12-02
  • 2020-11-16
  • 2020-11-06
Vocabulary: Work
2021-01-14: 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:
  • 2020-12-20
  • 2020-11-20
  • 2020-10-26
  • 2020-10-08
  • 2020-09-24
2021-01-14: Part 1
  1. What kind of decoration do you prefer?
  2. How is your home decorated?
  3. What is your favorite color when decorating your home?
  4. Do people in your country like redecorating their homes?
  5. What is the new decorating trend for this year?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-07
2021-01-14: Part 1
  1. Do you know the history of your country well?
  2. Which part of your country do you want to live in?
  3. What makes you feel proud of your country?
  4. Will you stay in your country in the future?
New Question
2021-01-14: Part 2
Describe a part of a city or town you enjoy spending time in.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what it is like
  • what you do there
  • and explain why you enjoy spending time there.
2021-01-14: Part 2
Describe a time when it was important to tell your friend the truth.

You should say:
  • who your friend is
  • what the truth was
  • what your friend’s reaction was
  • and explain why you think it was important to tell your friend the truth.
2021-01-14: Part 2
Describe a time when you got close to wild animals.

You should say:
  • where you were
  • what the animals were doing
  • who you were with
  • and what your reaction was.
2021-01-14: Part 2
Describe a person who likes to express her/his feelings openly.

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:
  • 2020-12-02
  • 2020-10-12
  • 2020-09-05
Timing Practice
2021-01-14: Part 3
  1. Why do many young people like to go to public places?
  2. Which public places do older people usually go to?
  3. Do you think more people will move to cities in the future?
  4. Why do people who live in cities like public gardens?
  5. What changes are there in cities/towns?
New Question
2021-01-14: Part 3
  1. Do you think we should tell the truth at all times?
  2. How do you know when others are telling lies?
  3. Do you think there are times when it's suitable to tell a smaller lie, a lie with good intentions(a white lie)?
  4. In what kind of situations should people not tell the truth?
  5. Are there any situations when it isn't polite, to tell the truth?
New Question
2021-01-14: Part 3
  1. Why are people keen on keeping pets?
  2. What are the differences between the animals in zoos and those in the wild?
  3. Why should the staffs in zoos teach the public about animals?
  4. Is it important to preserve wildlife?
  5. How saving wildlife benefit local people?
  6. What's the impact of population growth on wildlife?
New Question
2021-01-14: Part 3
  1. What makes a person easy to talk to?
  2. Why is it hard for some people to express their feelings?
  3. Why would people need to express their feelings?
  4. How can we learn to express our feelings?
  5. What's the difference between men and women in terms of showing feelings?
  6. How has the internet changed people's way of communication?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-02
  • 2020-10-12
  • 2020-09-05
2021-01-13: Part 1
  1. Are clothes important to you?
  2. What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
  3. What kind of clothes do you never wear?
  4. Do you ever wear the traditional clothes of your country?
  5. Where do you usually buy your clothes?
  6. Have you ever worn a uniform?
  7. Do most people in your country follow fashion?
  8. Do you wear the same style of clothes on weekdays and weekends?
  9. Can we judge a person's character by clothing? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-26
  • 2020-11-26
  • 2020-10-30
  • 2020-10-05
  • 2018-11-12 (India)
Vocabulary: Clothing
2021-01-13: Part 1
  1. Do you think museums are important?
  2. Are there any museums in your hometown?
  3. Do you like to visit museums?
  4. Did you visit museums when you were a child?
  5. When was the last time you visited a museum?
New Question
2021-01-13: Part 1
  1. Is it important to be good at maths?
  2. At what age did you start learning about mathematics??
  3. Did you like learning maths when you were at school?
  4. Do you think maths is difficult?
  5. What can people do with maths in their daily life?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-08-25
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-06-26
  • 2020-06-17
  • 2020-04-18
Vocabulary: Math
2021-01-13: Part 2
Describe a home that you visited but did not want to live in.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what it is like
  • why you visited it
  • and explain why you would not like to live there.
2021-01-13: Part 2
Describe an interesting conversation you had.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what the conversation was about
  • why you had this conversation
  • and explain how you felt about it.
2021-01-13: Part 2
Describe a short trip that you often take but dislike.

You should say:
  • where are you go
  • how often you do this
  • when you do this
  • and explain why you dislike it.
2021-01-13: Part 3
  1. Do people in your country like to visit others’ homes?
  2. In your country what do people do when they visit others?
  3. Are gifts necessary when visiting others?
  4. What kind of place do people in your country like to live in?
  5. What are the differences between the homes in the city and those in the suburbs?
2021-01-13: Part 3
  1. Today what is the most popular way to communicate?
  2. Do people communicate more when they talk face to face?
  3. Do you think nowadays texting is the most popular method of communication among young people?
  4. What conversations do young people normally have?
  5. Why do some people communicate more effectively than others?
  6. Do you think we need to be good at communication at work?
New Question
2021-01-13: Part 3
  1. Do people in your country like to travel abroad?
  2. Is it good to travel internationally?
  3. Who prefers traveling abroad? The young or the old?
  4. Why is traveling abroad important for young people?
  5. Which is the better of knowing more about a country, traveling, or reading books about it?
  6. How much time do you think people should spend on a trip abroad?
New Question
2021-01-12: 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. How could your hometown be improved?
  6. Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
  7. Do you think your hometown is a good place to bring up children?
  8. Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
  9. Will you be moving away from your hometown?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-04
  • 2020-12-14
  • 2020-11-26
  • 2020-10-29
  • 2020-10-19
Vocabulary: Hometown
2021-01-12: 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. How important do you think it is to have free time at the weekends?
  7. In your hometown what do the people usually do on weekends?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-14
  • 2020-11-23
  • 2020-10-29
  • 2020-10-15
  • 2020-09-17
Vocabulary: Weekend
2021-01-12: Part 1
  1. Do you like reading?
  2. Do you like to read at home or in other places?
  3. In what places do you think it is difficult to read?
  4. Do you like to read by yourself or with other people?
New Question
2021-01-12: Part 1
  1. How do you remember people’s names?
  2. Do you often forget people’s names?
  3. Is it easy for you to remember people’s names?
  4. What do you do to remember a specific name?
  5. Does your name have any special meaning?
  6. How would you feel if others don't remember your name?
New Question
2021-01-12: Part 2
Describe a time that you needed to use imagination.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • why you needed to use imagination
  • what you imagined
  • and explain how you felt about it.
2021-01-12: Part 2
Describe a piece of international news you have just recently heard.

You should say:
  • what the news is about
  • where and when you heard it
  • what you were doing when you heard the news
  • and explain how you felt about it
2021-01-12: Part 2
Describe a time when you waited in line for a long time.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • where you were
  • why you were there
  • and how you felt about it.
2021-01-12: Part 3
  1. Is imagination important to children?
  2. What subjects are helpful for children’s imagination?
  3. What kinds of jobs require imagination?
  4. Do you think imagination is essential for scientists?
New Question
2021-01-12: Part 3
  1. How do people in your country usually get news?
  2. Do you think people like using the internet to read news online?
  3. What kind of news is more popular, domestic news or international news?
  4. How important is it to know the international news?
  5. How has social media changed the way we share the news with other people?
New Question
2021-01-12: Part 3
  1. What can we do when waiting in line?
  2. How can we manage our time better?
  3. What do you think of those who cut in line or jump the queue?
  4. How can companies improve their customer service?
  5. Do you think the development of technology has reduced the time people spend waiting?
New Question
2021-01-11: 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?
  5. Are there any positive changes in your country these days?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-24
  • 2020-11-12
  • 2020-10-30
  • 2020-10-06
  • 2020-09-23
Vocabulary: Change
2021-01-11: Part 1
  1. Do you often get up early in the morning?
  2. What do you usually do when you get up early?
  3. Do you get up early on weekends?
  4. What kinds of people usually get up early? Why?
  5. What are the benefits of getting up early?
New Question

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