IELTS Speaking test in Kazakhstan – September 2012

Our kind friend T shared the Speaking topics from a recent IELTS exam in Kazakhstan:

Speaking testIELTS test in Kazakhstan


– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you work?
– What is the most difficult part of your job?
– Where do people prefer to spend their leisure time?
– Are weekends important for people?
– Should people work on weekends?
– Should they be paid for this?
– Do many people in your country have mobile phones?

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Describe a lesson or a training session you had. Please say

– What was it?
– Who was the teacher?
– What did you like the most?


– What are the main characteristics of a good teacher?
– Is communication important for children? Why?
– What do you think about home schooling?
– Are exams important?
– Is it necessary for children to like the subjects they study?

IELTS Speaking test in India – September 2012

Our Indian friend M shared these Speaking topics after her recent IELTS exam:

Speaking testIELTS test in india


– What is your full name?
– How would you like to be called?
– Where are you from?
– Why are you taking the IELTS test now?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What makes your apartment a pleasant place to live in?
– Which part of the apartment do you like the most?
– What kind of toys did you use to play as a child?
– Did those toys help in your development?
– In what ways?
– What toy would you buy for your child?

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Talk about a book you read recently and would suggest to others to read. Please say

– What is the name of the book?
– What is this book about?
– What part of the book influenced you the most?
– What did you learn from it?


– Do you enjoy reading?
– Is the reading practiced in school these days?
– How do you think reading skills of children can be improved these days?
– In what ways can teachers help students to improve their reading skills?
– What kind of books primary school kids need to read to improve their skills?
– Do you think reading is more important than other modules like writing, speaking and listening? Why?



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