Our kind friend SA took IELTS in Australia and remembered the following Speaking test questions.
Preparation Tip: Do a practice session where you answer all of these questions and record yourself. Re-listen later and look for fluency (frequent pausing, self-correction, hesitation) or pronunciation problems. Then re-record the questions you’re not happy with, and this time try to sound more fluent and pronounce the words better. Submit your recording for assessment and learn how to score higher.
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Where do you live?
– How long have you been living there?
– Do you like the area where you live? Why / why not?
– Let’s talk about running.
– Do you like running?
– When was the last time you went for a run?
– Do you think running is useful? Why / why not?
– Is your neighbourhood a good place to run?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Talk about a person you know who learnt a new language. You should say
– where he/she is from
– how you know him/her
– what language he/she learnt
and explain how this person learnt a new language.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Is it easy to learn a new language?
– How is learning a new language now different from the past?
– Do you think languages should be saved? Why or why not?
– How do people in your country learn a new language?
– Do you think understanding culture is important while learning a language?
– What is the medium of instruction in your country?
– Do you think that the medium of instruction in schools plays a role in language learning?