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IELTS Speaking assessment

Thank you for choosing our Speaking evaluation service.

To assess your Speaking skills, I need you to speak for 2 minutes, answering the questions on a Cue Card and recording yourself.

You can use the Cue Card below – or scroll down choose another Cue Card from the list there.

Here are the questions from a real IELTS Cue Card:

Talk about a change you would like to make in your life, you should say:
– What kind of change it would be?
– When would you like to make it?
– Why?
– What is the main reason for this change?

To record yourself you can use a computer that has a microphone connected or a mobile phone/device that can record your voice. If possible, be in a quiet room when recording to reduce background noise and make your speech easier to hear and evaluate. You can set a timer to 2 minutes so you know when to stop talking.

Once your recording is ready, please email us the file in MP3 format along with your Invoice ID, to this email address: [email protected]

Our teachers will listen to your speech, award you an approximate band score and make suggestions for improvement. Then all their feedback will be sent to your email. Easy!

Go ahead, give it a try! (Remember – record no more than 2 minutes)

Use one of these Cue Cards for your recording:

Cue Card 1

Talk about an advertisement you have heard or seen, you should say:
– what was the advertisement,
– where and how you heard it / seen it,
– what were the items in the advertisement.

Cue Card 2

Talk about a person who cooks well, you should say:
– Who this person is,
– How she/he learned to cook.
– How long she/he has been cooking.

Cue Card 3

Talk about a place in your town you like the most, you should say:
– What place in your town that is,
– Why you visit the place,
– How often you visit the place,
– When you last visited the place.

Cue Card 4

Talk about your favorite shop, you should say:
– Where it is located,
– How you came to know about it,
– What they sell there.

Cue Card 5

Talk about your favorite toy as a child, you should say:
– What your favorite toy was,
– Who gave it to you,
– Why it was so important to you.

How long does it take to get feedback?

It normally takes us 2-3 working days (we work Monday to Friday) to check your recording. Your report will be sent to your email as soon as it’s ready.

Need more Speaking topics or tips how to do better?

You can find more speaking topics and read how to improve your score in my IELTS books, ‘Target Band 7’ and ‘Ace the IELTS’, available for a free trial download here.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Simone Braverman
Founder of

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