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IELTS Speaking Questions & Answers
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Cooking and housework 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Singing 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Puzzles 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Geography 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Name 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Snacks 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Social media 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Interesting Neighbor 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Old buildings 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Family Member You Want To Work With In The Future 
Speaking Quiz Describe Something You Do To Keep Fit And Healthy 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Advertisement 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Reading 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time When You Were Stuck In A Traffic Jam 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Invention That Has Positively Changed The World. 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Sitting down 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Collection 
Speaking Quiz Describe Something That Helps You To Concentrate On Study Or Work 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Positive Change That You Made In Your Life 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Evening time 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Feeling bored 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Special Day Out That Cost You Little Money 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Meeting places 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Place In The Countryside That You Visited 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Watch 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Computer 
Speaking Quiz Describe Someone You Like To Spend Time With. 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Talent 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Cinema 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Thing You Did To Learn Another Language 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Street markets 
Speaking Quiz Describe Something You Cannot Live Without (not a computer/phone). 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Item Of Clothing That Someone Gave You 
Speaking Quiz Describe Something That Was Broken In Your Home And Then Repaired 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Happy Event You Organized 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Difficult Thing You Did 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Course That Impressed You A Lot 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Story Someone Told You And You Remember 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Ambition That You Haven Not Achieved 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Memory 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Street food 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Person Who You Follow On Social Media. 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Interesting Conversation You Had With Your Friend 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Businessman You Admire 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Phone 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Lost 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Planning 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Sports 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Websites 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Art 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Emails 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Photo 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Dreams 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Mirrors 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Apps 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Person Who Solved A Problem In A Smart Way 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Handwriting 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Lost 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Headphones 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Exciting Book That You Enjoy Reading 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Park 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Cafe You Like To Visit 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Color 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Shoes 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time You Moved To A New Home Or School 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: travel 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time When You Are Waiting For Something Special That Would Happen 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Difficult Decision That You Once Made 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time When You Tried To Do Something But It Was Not Very Successful 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Argument Two Of Your Friends Had 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Company Where You Live That Employs A Lot Of People 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Puzzle You Have Played 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time When Your Computer Broke Down 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Live Sport Match That You Watched 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Wallet 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: Flowers 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: barbecue 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Piece Of Equipment That Is Important In Your Home 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Law On Environmental Protection 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1 Relatives 
Speaking Quiz IELTS Speaking Part 1: City Life 
 IELTS Speaking Test: Tips and Topics for Band 7 or Above
1   IELTS Speaking Tips
New IELTS speaking topics2022 Sept to Dec IELTS Speaking Topics

IELTS Speaking is a shared module for both Academic and General Versions. The test is an oral interview of about 11-14 minutes with an examiner. Although the IELTS speaking test is a one-to-one interview, it follows some rules on both patterns and topics.

The examiners are responsible for guiding and controlling the interview somewhat in similar ways and questions. This video demonstrates a full IELTS speaking test. The candidate should be rated as band 8-9. It's an excellent example to show its patterns.



Below is a full-size mock test with new topics of Sept to Dec 2022.

IELTS speaking Test Mock2022 IELTS Speaking Topics' Mock Test



IELTS speaking test is recorded for security purpose. The recording doesn't matter with your score, so don't be nervous or care about it.

IELTS speaking test patterns are published to all test takers, which are extremly essential to improve finial speaking score. More details of the test pattern are in
  • Section 3: IELTS Speaking Test Samples
  • Section 4: Speaking Assessment Criteria
2   IELTS Speaking Topics
It helps very much to familiarize IELTS speaking topics before your testing. We list these topics in 2 categories: topics occurred in current period and topics in 2020-2022. The former will show topics most active in the current period, but you just see the latest 10-15 questions if you aren't VIP. The latter is accessed by VIP users only.

In the actual speaking test scenario, Part 1 usually has 2 - 3 topics in a small talk style. However, Part 2 and Part 3 share the same topic, which helps to bring discussion as deep as possible.

We present topics respectively for Part 1 and Part 2/3. If you click a topic word, you can see a sample question sheet whose contents are from the test-takers' memories. These samples are a tremendous asset to understand the real IELTS speaking test.

At this page a topic just links to the latest sample question. For those who want to study deeper or get more linked questions, please go to   IELTS speaking questions , and use filter to locate your interested topics.

IELTS usually updates speaking test topics periodically, so studying recent topics helps very much. For example, we are currently hearing very similar topics in various countries, which are in IELTS Speaking Topic: Sept to Dec 2022.

Topics of Part 1: Sept-Dec
Advertisement Art Birthday Car Cinema Collection Computer Cooking and housework Dreams Emails Evening time Feeling bored Geography Home Hometown Living Lost Meeting places Memory Mirrors Morning time Name Old buildings Phone Photo Planning Public transport Puzzles Reading Singing Sitting down Snacks Social media Sports Street food Street markets Talent Technology Watch Weather Websites Work Writing
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Topics of Part 2: Sept-Dec
Advice Ambition Appointment Argument Ask opinion Beautiful object Busy Change Child Childhood friend City Clothing Competition Concentrate Contribute Conversation Countryside Course Culture English lesson Event Family member Fashionable person Friend Gift Grow plants Healthy Home Important event Information Interesting Invention Language Learn Living Long walk Lost Media Money Movie Neighbor Online shopping Organize Outdoor activity Overcame difficulties Phone Plastic waste Popular person Program Quiet place Reading Recommend Repaire River Share Song Spend time Sports Story Surprise Traditional product Traffic jams Waiting
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3   New IELTS Speaking Samples
In fact, topics or questions of IELTS speaking test aren't random. This test is done by one-on-one interviewing so that examiners usually update question scripts every 3-4 months. Therefore candidates often run into similar topics questioned in recent time.  

The latest topics are deserved to study and practice with high priority if you book the IELTS speaking test this or next month. We collect and formalize some hot topics from test-takers' memories. They aren't real exam questions but very close.  Don't miss these valuable resources that include new topics by Part 1 and part 2/3.
Want to know new IELTS speaking topics and their mock questions? The samples are as below.

Latest Part 1 Question Sample    More New Part 1 Topics

  2022-09-30: Part 1

Topic: LIVING - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself and checking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Where are you living now?
  2. What do you like most about where you live?
  3. What is the neighborhood like where you live?
  4. Do you have any friends there?
  5. What can be improved in the area where you live?
  6. Do you know any famous people in the area where you live?
  7. Do you intend to stay in this area in the future?
Recent Tests:
2022-09-09
2022-09-02
2022-08-23
2022-08-05
2022-07-21
Vocabulary: Living


Latest Part 2 and Part 3 Question Sample    More New Part 2/3 Topics

  2022-09-30: Part 2

Topic: MONEY - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a time when you received money on your birthday

You should say:
  • when it happened
  • who gave you money
  • why he/she gave you money
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2022-09-02
Timing Practice

  2022-09-30: Part 3

Topic: MONEY - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do people rarely use cash now?
  2. Do you think it is helpful to give money as gifts?
  3. When do children begin to comprehend the value of money?
  4. Should parents reward children with money?
  5. Is it good and necessary to teach children to save money?
Recent Tests:
2022-09-02


4   Speaking Assessment Criteria
In addition to its topics and questions, you had better understand its assessment criteria to prepare for the IELTS speaking module. If you know the requirements very clearly, you will get a fair reward for your time and effort.

IELTS speaking test consists of 3 parts. The first two parts follow a question list picked up by the examiner, who would ask questions precisely by the question list. The problems of Part 3 may or may not be prompted to you, relying on your actual speaking skill in preceding questions.

Part 1: Introduction and interview: Candidate talks personal information, like at first meeting.

  • 4-5 minutes
  • Questions based on script, driven by examiner
  • General topics, like home, family, or hobby

Part 2: Individual long turn: Candidate delivers a monologue of 1-2 minutes on the given subject.

  • 3-4 minutes
  • Based on the topic card, one minute to prepare notes
  • monologue of 1-2 minutes

Part 3: Discussion: Candidate has a chance to answer more difficult questions.

  • 4-5 minutes
  • Questions are usually expanded from Part 2
  • The maximum question number is 7, and the real amount depends on your proficiency level
The key points of high score are fluency, coherence, and pronunciation. Please focus on these details:
  1. Express ideas clearly and coherently
  2. Use vocabulary size and ability in the right way
  3. Show grammar knowledge, range and accuracy
  4. Use intonation and stress naturally, no matter with accent
Details of assessment criteria can be found at IELTS Official Web Site.

For those who want to up speaking score in a tight time frame, to familiarize recent topics and accumulate relevant vocabularies in advance will increase the chance to get a better band.