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Real students tell about their recent IELTS exams: IELTS questions, topics, tasks, answers.

IELTS Speaking questions from Australia – March 2010

Today I have 3 sets of IELTS Speaking questions for you, thanks to A and her friends from Australia, who shared all they remembered. Here goes:

Speaking Test 1

– Tell me, where are you from?
– Do you like cooking?
– How often you will cook in future? Why?
– Do you read newspapers?
– What are the benefits of reading newspapers?

Cue card
Describe a famous person (not from your own country) who you want to meet. You should say:
– who that person is,
– what personality he/she has,
– what is the reason he/she is famous,
– why you want to meet him/her.

– Are there any benefits to being famous?
– Why do you think people want to be famous?
– Does it bring any disadvantages to the country if there are many famous people?
– Who else do you think that can be famous except for celebrities?
– Is it good to be famous?

Speaking Test 2

– What’s your name?
– Where are you from?
– Let’s talk about newspapers, do you like reading newspapers?
– Which area are you interested in when reading a newspaper?
– Do you prefer to watch a film at home or in the cinema? Why?
– What kind of films do you like?

Cue Card
Talk about your favorite book when you were a little child, please say:
– what book it was,
– who gave it to you and when,
– what it was about,
and explain why you like it.

– What are the benefits of reading books?
– Do you think there is any difference in reading now compared to the past?
– Do you think technology has changed the habit of reading?
– Is it sad to see that technology has replaced the books?
– What is the importance of having public libraries in the society?
– Is government responsible for building public libraries?

Speaking Test 3

– Can you tell me your full name please?
– Let’s talk about films. Do you like watching films at home or in the cinema? Why?
– Let’s talk about neighbors. Do you see your neighbors very often?
– How’s the relationship between you and your neighbors?
– How important is it to have a good relationship with neighbors?

Cue Card
Describe something old that your family have kept. Please say:
– what it is,
– why you like it,
– how long have your family kept it,
and explain why you like to keep it.

– In your culture, is there something else that is passed on from generation to generation?
– Is it good to have such item to be passed on? Why?
– How can you prevent unpleasant things from happening by having such item?
– Why do you think it’s important to preserve old things?
– Let’s talk about traditional buildings. What’s the difference between old traditional buildings and modern buildings?
– What are the benefits of living in an old traditional building?
– Do you prefer to live in an old or a modern building?

IELTS Speaking questions from Spain – March 2010

IELTS speaking questions from Spain were shared by M (thank you!), here they are:

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– Where’s your hometown?
– What can you recommend in your hometown?
– Do you like traveling?
– Where do you want to go traveling?

Cue Card

Describe a park or an outdoor place where you enjoyed being, you should say:
– what did it look like?
– What did you do there?
– Why did you enjoy being there?


– Can you name outdoor places where people go?
– What do you do in a garden or another outdoor place?
– Do you think there could be more done to protect nature?
– What could there be done?
– What effect does the urbanization have on countrysides?