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IELTS 2019 Speaking Questions

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IELTS Speaking Test: Recent 60 Questions
2019-11-30: Part 1
  1. What language do you speak?
  2. Is it common language in your country?
  3. How many do languages you speak?
  4. Do you want to learn any new language and why?
  5. Do you think it is difficult to learn a new language?
  6. Do you think it is difficult to learn English?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-04
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-18
  • 2019-09-12
2019-11-30: Part 1
  1. Do you like shopping?
  2. Are there many shops where you live?
  3. What’s your favorite shop?
  4. Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
  5. Have you ever bought anything online?
  6. What is the difference between small shops of your town and international shops?
  7. Do you make shopping when you travel?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-07
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-07-10
  • 2019-06-28
  • 2019-06-03
Vocabulary: Shopping
2019-11-30: Part 1
  1. Do you like sunshine?
  2. What do you do on sunny days?
  3. Have you ever used sunscreen?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-23
  • 2019-09-16
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Sunshine
2019-11-30: Part 2
Describe a time when you taught an older person something new.

You should say:
  • when it happened
  • who you taught
  • why you taught this person
  • And explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-23
  • 2019-09-18
  • 2019-09-01
2019-11-30: Part 2
A leisure activity you have done with your family.

You should say:
  • who was there
  • where and when you did it
  • how you and your family enjoyed it .
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-07
2019-11-30: Part 3
  1. Do you think old people know more things than young people?
  2. Do you think older people can play a bigger role in society? Why?
  3. Is it easy for old people to use new technology?
  4. Why do some old people refuse to use new technology?
  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages for old people to use smart phone?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-23
  • 2019-09-18
  • 2019-09-01
2019-11-30: Part 3
  1. What is the most popular leisure activity in your country?
  2. Is shopping a popular leisure activity in your country?
  3. What leisure activities do younger people like to do?
  4. What do you think library as place for leisure time?
  5. How important is entertainment in our lives?
  6. Do you think the entertainment industry has impacts on the country’s economy?
  7. Does live performance have to be indoors? Can it be done outdoors as well? Or doesn't it really matter?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-07
2019-11-29: Part 1
  1. Have you ever made new friends online?
  2. What do you think makes good friends?
  3. Do you keep in contact with friends from your childhood?
  4. What kinds of people do you like to make friends with?
  5. Do you consider yourself a good friend?
  6. Do you have any friend living in foreign county?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-11-14
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-09-30
Vocabulary: Friends
2019-11-29: Part 1
  1. What makes a good leader?
  2. Why should a child participate in a team?
  3. How has technology made team sports fair?
  4. Is there a growing interest in team sports?
  5. Is it important for countries to hold international sports competition?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-14
  • 2019-10-20
  • 2019-09-07
2019-11-29: Part 1
  1. Do you have a hobby?
  2. What equipment do you need for it?
  3. Do you think hobbies should be shared with other people?
  4. Did you have a hobby as a child?
  5. What hobbies are popular in your country?
  6. Why do you think people have hobbies?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-07-02
  • 2019-06-08
  • 2019-05-30
2019-11-29: Part 1
  1. Do you walk daily?
  2. Why do you walk?
  3. Where do you walk to?
  4. Where do people in your country usually go for walking?
  5. Do you think you walk enough?
  6. Do you think people will walk more or not in the future?
  7. Do you walk more often than in the past?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-23
  • 2019-11-21
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-07
2019-11-29: Part 2
Describe a person who has creative ideas and opinions.

You should say:
  • who he is
  • how you knew him
  • why you think he has creative ideas or opinions.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-10
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-09
2019-11-29: Part 2
Describe a time when you did not tell a friend the truth.

You should say:
  • When it was
  • Who you did not tell the truth to
  • Why you did not tell the truth
  • And explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-05
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-06
2019-11-29: Part 3
  1. What is the importance of skill development?
  2. How do people come up with new ideas?
  3. Do celebrities have a good influence on teenagers?
  4. At what age do you think children start developing ideas and opinions?
  5. Why is it important to listen to children's views and opinions?
  6. Do you think parents can help children to develop their creative ideas or to suppress them?
  7. Do teachers affect in developing ideas and opinions of children?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-10
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-09
2019-11-29: Part 3
  1. Do you think mutual trust between friends is important?
  2. Do you think people need to tell the truth all the time?
  3. Do successful people always speak truth?
  4. In what kind of situations should people not tell the truth?
  5. What's a situation where a person would prefer you to lie rather than tell the truth?
  6. Why do children tell lies?
  7. What should parents do if their children tell lies?
  8. What the difference between lie of adults and children?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-05
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-06
2019-11-28: 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 favorite room? Why?
  5. Do you plan to move to another place in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-20
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-10-23
Vocabulary: Home
2019-11-28: Part 1
  1. Does the weather in your country change often?
  2. What weather do you like?
  3. Do you work better in cold or hot weather?
  4. Does weather affect your study habits?
  5. In the future, would you like to experience another country’s weather?
  6. How many seasons are there in your place?
  7. Do you prefer wet season?
  8. What do you do in your spare time in that season?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-20
  • 2019-10-17
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-09-15
Vocabulary: Weather
2019-11-28: Part 1
  1. Do you like travelling?
  2. Why is travelling important to you?
  3. Where is best place for vacation in your country? Why?
  4. Do you want to travel the world? Why?
  5. Would you take a job that requires you to travel to different countries?
  6. What challenges did you face when you were traveling?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-09-08
  • 2019-08-23
Vocabulary: Travel
2019-11-28: Part 2
Describe a person who speaks a foreign language very well.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what language this person can speak
  • how often this person uses this language
  • and explain why this person has learned it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-08-14
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-06-30
2019-11-28: Part 3
  1. How can a person master a foreign language?
  2. Is it difficult to learn another language? Why?
  3. Do you agree that it is easy for children to learn new language? Why?
  4. Do you think it’s necessary to speak a foreign language perfectly?
  5. To learn new languages, which part is harder between writing and speaking?
  6. Is it possible to use English as a global language? Why?
  7. Which language do you think people should learn beside English? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-08-14
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-06-30
2019-11-27: Part 1
  1. Where do you study?
  2. Why did you choose that subject?
  3. Is there something that helps you to study efficiently?
  4. Who is more important for you, lecturers, or friends?
  5. What do you like the most about your studies?
  6. What facilities do university provide?
  7. Is there anything you want to change in your university?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-11-10
  • 2019-10-24
  • 2019-10-21
Vocabulary: Education
2019-11-27: Part 1
  1. Do you prefer drinking tea or coffee?
  2. Do people drink a lot of tea and coffee in your country?
  3. Do you often go out for tea or coffee?
  4. Would you invite a friend to drink tea or coffee?
  5. When did you last time drink tea or coffee?
  6. In your country, what do you offer to the guests, tea or coffee?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-23
  • 2019-11-14
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-10-11
  • 2019-10-01
Vocabulary: Coffee
2019-11-27: Part 1
  1. When do you smile the most?
  2. When did you last see a bunch of people smiling?
  3. How can you identify a fake smile?
  4. Do you often smile when taking photos? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-11-02
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-10
Vocabulary: Smile
2019-11-27: 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:
  • 2019-09-04
2019-11-27: 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:
  • 2019-09-03
Vocabulary: Borrowing
2019-11-27: Part 2
Describe a game show or a quiz program you watched on TV or online.

You should say:
  • What it was like
  • How often you watched it
  • How you liked it
  • And explain why you liked/disliked it
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-21
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-08-21
  • 2019-07-19
  • 2019-06-27
2019-11-27: 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:
  • 2019-09-04
2019-11-27: Part 3
  1. How often do people borrow things from you? Why? What are they?
  2. Why do some people get things without owner's permission?
  3. Do you think people shouldn't borrow the expensive things from others?
  4. Do you know any companies borrowed the ideas, or products, or service, from others? Why?
  5. Give me an instance that you had a problem to borrow something.
  6. What is the cause of the problem?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-03
Vocabulary: Borrowing
2019-11-27: Part 3
  1. Which game/TV shows or a quiz programs are popular in your country?
  2. Why do some people like to watch game/TV shows or a quiz programs?
  3. Do you think it is good to play video games?
  4. What advantages and disadvantages can children have from playing video games?
  5. Do you think there is a difference between the games played by kids previously and now?
  6. Do you think children would benefit from playing with adults?
  7. Why do some people watch game/TV shows or a quiz programs online?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-21
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-08-21
  • 2019-07-19
  • 2019-06-27
2019-11-26: Part 1
  1. Where are you living nowadays?
  2. what do you like most about your area?
  3. What is bad things (traffic, pollution...)in your area?
  4. Do you intend to stay in this area in future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-21
  • 2019-11-14
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-11-04
  • 2019-11-01
2019-11-26: 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?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-22
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-08-31
Vocabulary: Music
2019-11-26: Part 1
  1. How often do you eat with your family?
  2. Do you like eating healthy food?
  3. Do you eat out a lot?
  4. Do you prefer eating at home or a restaurant?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-21
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-09-05
  • 2019-08-06
2019-11-26: Part 1
  1. Do you recycle stuff?
  2. How do you feel when you see trash lying on roads?
  3. Is it important to have recycle bins?
  4. Do you influence others to use recycle bins?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-09-30
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-08-27
  • 2019-08-19
2019-11-26: Part 2
Talk about an unusual holiday you had.

You should say:
  • When and where you had it
  • Who you went it with
  • What you did
  • and explain why you think it was unusual.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-09
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-06-16
  • 2019-05-29
Vocabulary: Holiday
2019-11-26: 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:
  • 2019-09-29
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-09-03
2019-11-26: Part 3
  1. What are the popular attractions that people in your country enjoy going to?
  2. How important is it for people to take holidays?
  3. What do people usually do during long holidays?
  4. Why do some people visit a foreign country rather than their own country for a holiday?
  5. Do you think its important to explore your own country before you visit a foreign country?
  6. Do you think younger generations are more interested than older generations in traveling abroad?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-09
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-06-16
  • 2019-05-29
Vocabulary: Holiday
2019-11-26: Part 3
  1. Do you think it is important for a business to adapt to change?
  2. How should companies train their staff on new technology?
  3. How can a new employee learn something new at work?
  4. Do you think what you learn in university will help in your future job?
  5. Do you think manager should be strict? Why or why not?
  6. Under which circumstances should a manager be strict?
  7. What qualities should a manager should have?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-29
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-09-03
2019-11-25: 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:
  • 2019-11-23
  • 2019-11-19
  • 2019-11-13
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-10-22
2019-11-25: 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. Has your voice ever changed?
  5. Have you ever listened to your own voice?
  6. Do you enjoy recording your voice and listening to it?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-21
  • 2019-11-04
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-10-11
  • 2019-09-29
2019-11-25: Part 1
  1. Are you interested in wild life?
  2. Did you ever see wild animal?
  3. What is your favorite wild animal? Why?
  4. Should wild animals be protected?
  5. How do you feel when you see animal at zoo?
  6. What are the disadvantages of hunting animals?
  7. What is the importance of animals to children?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-22
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-04
Vocabulary: Animals
2019-11-25: Part 1
  1. Are you an organised person?
  2. Would you say you are good organizer?
  3. How do you organize your time?
  4. How do you handle the tasks which you had missed?
  5. Tell me about your organization skills.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-17
  • 2019-08-25
  • 2019-08-19
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-07-26
2019-11-25: Part 1
  1. Are you a patient person?
  2. Is it important to be patient? Why? Why not?
  3. Are you more patient now than you were younger? Why?
  4. How patience is important in study and at work?
  5. Do you think many people today are running out of patience? Why?
  6. How do you feel when some people make you wait?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-22
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-05
  • 2019-08-19
Vocabulary: Patience
2019-11-25: Part 2
Describe a time you heard a stranger talking on the phone in the public place.

You should say:
  • when you heard it
  • where you heard it
  • what he/she was talking about
  • how you felt about this
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-07
  • 2019-07-10
  • 2019-07-04
  • 2019-06-18
  • 2019-05-21
2019-11-25: Part 2
Describe a new public place/building you would like to visit.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what it is like
  • how you knew this place
  • and explain why you would like to visit it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-09-12
  • 2019-09-10
  • 2019-09-01
2019-11-25: Part 3
  1. Do some people like to talk on mobile phones in public transport? Why?
  2. Do you think some people behave badly to strangers?
  3. What should we do with bad behaving people, ignore, or should tell them about it?
  4. What can we do to improve people's behavior?
  5. Are people more silent in public than before?
  6. Why can’t some people stay in silence in the public place?
  7. What is your opinion about silence in the public place?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-07
  • 2019-07-10
  • 2019-07-04
  • 2019-06-18
  • 2019-05-21
2019-11-25: Part 3
  1. In your country, what kinds of public buildings do people like to visit ?
  2. What is most important to a public building, design, location, or facilities?
  3. Do you think the appearance of a building is important?
  4. Which is more important, preserving old buildings, or building new ones?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-09-12
  • 2019-09-10
  • 2019-09-01
2019-11-23: Part 2
Describe a picture or photograph you like in your room.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • how you got it
  • And explain why you like it
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-09-27
  • 2019-09-09
2019-11-23: 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:
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-10-10
  • 2019-09-13
2019-11-23: Part 2
Describe an indoor activity that you would like to play.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how often you play it
  • how you play it
  • why you you would like to play.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-02
2019-11-23: Part 3
  1. Do you think children should have art classes from the beginning?
  2. What are the benefits of learning painting for children?
  3. Do you think photography is a good profession?
  4. Why is art so expensive?
  5. What skills does a photographer/artist need?
  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking photos with smartphones?
  7. Do you think photographers are artists?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-01
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-09-27
  • 2019-09-09
2019-11-23: 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:
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-16
2019-11-23: Part 3
  1. Do you think it is important for people to play games? Why?
  2. Which game do most of the young generation play in your country?
  3. Do you think adults should play mobile games? Why?
  4. What do you think of people spending too much time playing computer games?
  5. Is teamwork important to individuals?
  6. What qualities should team leaders have?
  7. Why do young generations of the present age have a negative attitude towards outdoor games?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-02
2019-11-22: Part 1
  1. When do you need to be focused?
  2. Does your job require being focused?
  3. Can you do two things at the same time?
  4. Can you concentrate if it is noisy?
  5. What can you do to regain your focus?
  6. Why is concentration necessary?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-05
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-07
  • 2019-09-01
2019-11-22: Part 1
  1. Do you like wearing jeans? Why?
  2. How often do you wear jeans?
  3. Do you wear jeans at your workplace?
  4. Do you prefer to wear brands jeans?
  5. How much do you spend on jeans?
  6. Why are jeans popular all over the world?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-11-07
  • 2019-10-24
  • 2019-10-22
Vocabulary: Jeans
2019-11-22: Part 2
Talk about a happy day you would like to have.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where will it be
  • who you are with
  • why it will be your happy day.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2019-11-07
  • 2019-10-20
  • 2019-09-07
2019-11-22: Part 2
Talk about a time when you were with people and you got bored.

You should say:
  • what happened
  • who you were there with
  • and explain why you felt bored.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-02
2019-11-22: Part 2
Describe a school you went to in your childhood.

You should say:
  • where it was
  • what you learned there
  • what are some memories from that school
  • whether you would send your children to that school.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-04
2019-11-22: Part 2
Talk about a toy which you enjoyed the most in your childhood.
  • What it was
  • Where you got it from
  • Who you played with
  • How you enjoyed playing with it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-07-24
  • 2019-05-18
  • 2018-08-02 (Australia)
  • 2018-07-31 (South Africa)
2019-11-22: Part 3
  1. What is the most popular happy day in your country?
  2. How do people celebrate the happy days in your country?
  3. What does happiness mean in life?
  4. Are people happy since birth? Why?
  5. Spending too much money on birthday is good or bad?
  6. Do you think money can make people happy?
  7. Are people more happy than before? Why or why not?
  8. Why do some people look so happy than other?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2019-11-07
  • 2019-10-20
  • 2019-09-07
2019-11-22: Part 3
  1. What kind of jobs is boring?
  2. Why do some people stay in boring jobs?
  3. What can people do to stop feeling boring?
  4. Do you think technology product can make the life more interesting? Why?
  5. Do technology made life good or worst? Why?
  6. Do you think robots are stealing our jobs?
  7. Can robots replace human workers? Why?
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