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IELTS Speaking test in the UK – December 2013

Our friend A from the UK shared these IELTS Speaking topics from a recent exam (the additional cue card is what A’s friend had).

Speaking testIELTS test in the UK


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the meaning of your name?
– Is there any traditions to name babies in a particular way in your culture?
– Did you stress out recently?
– What was the reason?
– What makes you feel stressed usually?
– Where do you live?
– Describe your apartment.
– Which room is your favourite?
– Do you plan to move from this apartment?

Cue Card 1

Describe a place (such as a hospital, school, office) that you know well. Please say

– What place is it?
– Where is it?
– What did you do there?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a successful family business you know. Please say

– What is it?
– Where is it located?
– Why do you think it is successful?


– What are the main facilities you need to work in a hospital?
– Does a big building make you happy at work?
– Does workplace affect your personal life?
– Do you think people work longer hours nowadays? Why?
– Do you think big buildings cause environmental damage?
– How can you compensate for environmental damage?

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