Our kind friend TS took IELTS in Sri Lanka and remembered the following questions from the Speaking test.
Preparation Tip: Do a practice session where you answer all of these questions and record yourself. If you don’t have enough ideas for questions on a particular topic, research it and write down some vocabulary words and how to use them in a sentence.
After recording your answers, listen to them 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?
– Where are you from?
– What do you like about your hometown?
– Can you tell me about something you dislike about your hometown?
– Is it a safe place for young people to live? Why?
– Let’s talk about gifts.
– What do you like to gift someone?
– Have you ever given a handmade gift to someone?
– Let’s talk about maps.
– Have you ever used a map?
– Do you prefer paper maps or online maps? Why?
– Did you ever want to hang a map on a wall in your house?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Talk about a person you know who enjoys cooking for others. You should say
– who this person is
– what he/she enjoys cooking
– whom he/she cooks for
and explain why he/she enjoys cooking for others.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Let’s talk about food and celebrations.
– Why do people consider food an important part of celebrations?
– Do you think people waste a lot of money on food during celebrations? Why?
– Do you think food and agriculture are important to a country’s economy? Why?
– Is it important to produce food without damaging the environment?
– Do you think that the current generation is aware of how food production affects the environment?
– Can technology help us produce food while preserving the environment? In what way?
– How do people use technology in agriculture?