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IELTS Speaking Test questions

Here are some real speaking test questions that students from India were recently asked in their exams:

Speaking test #1


– Is bicycle a good way to move around?
– Do you think that there should be a separate lane for bicycles?
– Why should a child have a bicycle?
– Are you working or a student?

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Describe a famous person, you should say:
– Who he/she is,
– Why he/she is famous,
– Whether or not you would like to meet him/her and why.


– Which qualities should a famous person have?
– Why does the young generation copy them?
– Who were the famous people 50 years ago and who will be famous in the next 50 years?
– Should they have personal life?
– If you had a chance to become famous what would be your attitude?

Speaking test #2


– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Can I see your identification?
– What do people usually do on weekends in your country?
– What do you do on weekends?
– Did you think art is important in life, such as painting and sculptures?
– Did you draw anything when you were at school?
– Are there any art galleries or museums in your home town?

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Describe an animal you saw, which you find very interesting. You should say:
– Where you saw it,
– How you felt about it,
– Why you think it was interesting.


– What kind of animals do people have in their home?
– Tell me about an animal you saw which is very rare in your home town.
– Why do people have pets in their homes?
– Do you think people do not respect animals these days? What about 50 years ago?
– Earlier people used animals for their work. Now, what do people use to do their work?
– Researchers are being conducted on animals, is this a good idea?
– So many animals are extinct these days. What do you think about this? Why it is happening?

Speaking test #3


– Tell me about the recent changes in your home town.
– What is the meaning of your name?
– Why were you given this name?
– How may I address you?

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Describe the happiest recent event that you had.


– What moments make other people happy?
– What moments are happy for the elderly?
– Are rich people happy?

Speaking test #4


– What is your full name?
– How may I address you?
– Where are you living?
– How long have you been living there?
– What are the advantages of your home town?
– Is there any swimming pool?
– Have you been to any swimming pool anywhere?

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Describe a famous person in your country.


– Why do people want fame?
– How can a person become famous?
– What kind of people get inspiration from celebrities?
– What sort of people were famous in the past, 50 years ago?

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