Latest IELTS Speaking questions for September, October, November and December have been reported by IELTS candidates. You may see them again in your real test because they will remain for the rest of the year.

Part 1:

Home (1)
• Do you live in a house or a flat?
• Do you like your house?
• Why do you like it?
• What would you like your future house to be like and why?
• Do you like visitors coming to your house?
• Do you prefer friends to visit you or relatives?
• Do you often invite close friends to your home?
Hometown (2)
• What is the name of your hometown?
• Is it a big city or is it small?
• Describe your hometown to me a little
• How long have you lived there?
• What do you like most about your hometown?
• Is there something you dislike about it?
• Is it a place you would like to live in for a long time?
Future (3)
• What job would you like to have ten years from now?
• How useful will English be for your future?
• How much travelling would you hope to do in the future?
• How do you think your life will change in the future?
Friends (4)
• Do you have a lot of friends?
• How often do you see your friends?
• Is there anything special about your friends?
• How long have you known them?
• Why is it important to have friends?
Weather (5)
• Is there any part of your country where it does not rain much?
• Does it rain a lot in your hometown?
• Can you remember a time when it rained particularly heavily in your hometown?
• Has rain ever affected transportation in your area?
• Do you watch the weather forecasts and why?
Books (6)
• How often do you read?
• How many books do you have at home?
• Do people do enough reading?
• What kind of people enjoy reading a lot?
• What kind of people do not enjoy reading?
Family and relatives (7)
• Do you have a large or small family?
• How much time do you spend with your family?
• What do you like to do together with your family?
• Do you get along well with your family?
• Is yours a typical family?
• Are there many different types of family in your country?
• Who are you closest to in your family?
Languages (8)
• What languages can you speak?
• Why do you think it is difficult to learn a language?
• Why will you learn languages in the future?
• Why are you learning English and how do you learn it?
Study (9)
• What are you studying?
• Why did you choose to study this major?
• What is the most difficult thing about this subject?
• What do you like most about the place where you study?
Animals or wild animals (10)
• Have you ever seen any wild animals before?
• What wild animals do you like the most?
• How do you feel about going to the zoo?
• Have you ever kept a pet?
Social Networking Sites (11)
• What kinds of social networks do you like to use?
• What kinds of chatting apps or software do people in your country like to use?
• Are you a social person?
• Is it easy to find friends on social networks?
Time management (12)
• Do you think you are good at organising time?
• How do you usually organise time?
• Do you think planning is important for time management?
• Why do some people pay to learn how to manage time?
• Do you think children should learn how to manage time?
• Why do some people find it hard to follow their plans?
• Do older and younger people manage time in the same way?
Walking (13)
• Do you like walking?
• Do you think walking is important?
• Do you think walking in the countryside is better than walking in the city?
• What could be done to improve the experience of walking in cities?
Concentration (14)
• When do you find it hard to concentrate?
• In what situations do you need to concentrate?
• Is it easy to do 2 things simultaneously (at the same time)?
Beauty (15)
• Do you think the media influences ideas about beauty?
• Do people in your country like to buy luxury clothes?
• What are some of the drawbacks of being beautiful?
• Is goodness better than beauty?
Street markets (16)
• Do you go to street markets?
• Why do you think people go to street markets?
• When you travel abroad, do you go to street markets?
• What are the differences between a street market and a supermarket?
Voice (17)
• Do you like your own voice?
• Has your voice ever changed?
• Do you like to listen to your own recorded voice?
• Does your voice sound similar to your parents?
Jeans (18)
• Do you wear jeans?
• How many times a week do you wear jeans?
• Why do people wear jeans?
• Why do you think jeans are popular?
• Why do some people spend more money on jeans?
Patience (19)
• Are you a patient person?
• Were you patient when you were young?
• How do you feel when people are not patient?
• Who is more patient, men or women?

Part 2 and 3:

Describe something you achieved (1).

You should say: What was it? How did you achieve it?
What was difficult about achieving it? Explain why you are proud of this achievement.
Part 3: Why is it important for people to celebrate their achievements? Why do you think people prefer not to tell people about their achievements? How would you like to celebrate an achievement? What things are the biggest achievements in life?

A recent conversation (2) – Who did you have the conversation with? When did it take place? What did you talk about? What was interesting about it?
Part 3: Why do people usually feel nervous when they are making a speech to others? How can people improve their public speaking skills? Can you suggest any methods that could reduce nervousness? Why is important for people to visit schools and give talks to children?
What type of person gives the best talks to students?

A public building you would like to visit (3) – Describe the building to me. Where is it? What is it used for? What do you like or dislike about it?
Part 3: Why is it important to preserve old buildings? How do young and older people in your country feel about old buildings? What aspects of culture to older buildings represent? A school you went to as a child (4) – Describe a school you went to when you were a child. -where the school was – when you went there – what the school and the teachers were like and explain whether you enjoyed your time there.
Part 3: How are education priorities today different from those in the past? What is your opinion on the way languages are taught in schools? How can the type of school you go to affect career success? What changes do you think will happen in the classroom in the near
future?
An indoor activity or game (5) – Describe an indoor game that you enjoyed as a child. You should say: – what the game was – where you played it – who played this game with you -and why you liked it.
Part 3: What indoor games are popular with children in your country? Why are they popular? Do children in your country care about winning or losing a game? Do parents in your country teach a child that winning a game is the most important thing or just to play the game?
A souvenir (6) – Part 2: Describe something special you brought home from a holiday. You should say: what it was, when and where you went on this holiday, what you did with it after you brought it home and explain why you thought it was special.
Part 3: What souvenirs do people buy from tourist attractions? Why do people like taking photos while travelling? Why is it good that locals sell items to tourists?
Describe a time when you were with people and bored (7): Part 2: Where were you? Why were you bored? Who was with you? What were you doing?
Part 3: What sorts of jobs do most people think are boring? Why is it that some people work in boring jobs? Why do some people get bored more easily than others? Nowadays, do people have no-one to blame but themselves for being bored? Do you believe that technology has made life more interesting? Are people responsible for making their own lives more interesting?
A time you looked at the sky (day or night) (8) – Part 2: Describe a time when you looked at the sky. When was this? Who were you with? What did you see? How did you feel about looking at the sky?
Part 3: Where do you prefer to look at the sky – in the countryside or the city? Why? Why do some people like looking at the sky more than others? What do you learn in your country about the planets and stars in school? Why do some people want to explore space?
A time you had to wake up early (9) – Part 2: Describe a time you had to wake up early.
When it happened. Why you had to get up early? Who were you with? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: Who usually gets up early – young people or older people? Will working late at night affect the next day’s work? Why do young people stay up late at night? Is it easy for you to get up early? What do you do to guarantee a good night’s sleep?
Your favourite item of clothing (10) – Part 2: Describe your favourite item of clothing. What is it? Where did you buy it? Why did you buy it? Why do you like it so much?
Part 3: How important are clothes and fashion to you? How different are the clothes you wear now to those you wore 10 years ago? What do you think the clothes we wear say about us?
A happy day you would like to have (11) – Part 2: Describe a happy day you would like to have. Why would it be a happy day? What are you going to do on that day? With whom will
you spend it? Explain how you will feel about it.
Part 3: How do people celebrate happy occasions in your country? What does happiness mean in life? Are some people born happy? Do you think money can make people happy or not? Are people nowadays more happy than they were in the past? Why do some people
look happier than others?
A friend you are proud of (12) – Part 2: Describe a success a friend has had that you are proud of. What it was. When it happened. Why your friend chose this area of activity. How easy or difficult it was to achieve. How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What qualities are needed to become successful? Some get a head start in life, others don’t: what are your views on this? What would society be like if there were no businesses?
What would life be like if no-one worked?
A leisure activity you enjoyed with your family (13) – Part 2: Describe a leisure activity you enjoyed with your family. Who was there? When and where did you do it? What was it about? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What is the relationship between leisure and the economy? What leisure activities do most people in your country enjoy? Do women and men enjoy the same leisure activities?
A happy moment you remember (14) – Part 2: Describe a happy moment you remember.
Where were you? When was this? Who were you with? Why did it make you feel happy?
Part 3: What is the relationship between happiness and money? Do you think money is important? What makes people in your country happy? How do you make yourself feel happy? What are the most happy moments in a person’s life?
A person who encouraged you to achieve your goals (15) – Part 2: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve your goals. Who was the person? When did they encourage you? What did they do to encourage you? How do you feel about the person?
Part 3: Is it important for teenagers to have goals? What do you think would encourage children to learn more? How should we encourage people to learn? What goals are you working towards now? How do you encourage others to reach their goals?
A famous personality outside your country (16) – Part 2: Describe a famous personality outside your country? Who are they? How do you know about them? What has made them famous? How do you feel about them?
Part 3: What kinds of people become famous nowadays? Why do you think movie stars and politicians become famous around the world? How would you compare famous people nowadays with those of the past? Do you think famous people in the past behaved better or did we just not know what they did?
A famous product from your local region (17) – Part 2: Describe a famous product from your local region. Where can you buy it? Who uses this product? How do you feel about it?
Part 3: Describe another traditional product made in your country. What are the benefits of traditional products to local people? How do you think the government should help in the promotion of traditional products? Do you think globalisation is helping people around the
world to try products from other countries? Do traditional things from the past have more value than modern things?
A time you were given wrong information (18) – Part 2: Describe a time when you were given the wrong information. When were you informed? Who gave you the information? What happened? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What kinds of jobs involve giving information? How can someone tell if the information they are given is right or wrong? Would you say people trust the information they see online? How can we check if the online information is correct?
A time when you lost something (19) – Describe a time when you lost something? What did you lose? When did you lose it? How was it lost? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What kinds of people often lose things? What can we do to prevent losing important things? What would you do if you saw something valuable that did not belong to you on the street? What kinds of things have you lost so far? What do you do to find lost things usually?
Your favourite place for shopping (20) – Part 2: Describe your favourite place for shopping.
Where is the place? When do you go there? What do you do there? How do you feel about it?
Part 3: Do all people enjoy shopping? Who do some people buy a cheap product and others buy an expensive one? How do you feel about buying an expensive product? Why do some people enjoy shopping with friends? Why do some people choose to shop online? What are
the risks of shopping online? What special items do people like to buy in your country?
A place where you used to play when you were a child (21) – Part 2: Describe a place where you used to play when you were a child. Where was the place? What game did you play there? Who did you go there with? How did you feel about the place?
Part 3: Why is it important for children to play? What type of play is most beneficial for children? Do you think children play as much as they did in the past? Why should parents play with their children?
A time you heard a stranger talking on the phone (22) – Part 2: Describe a time you heard a stranger talking on the phone in public. Where it happened. Where it was. What the stranger was talking about. How you felt about it.
Part 3: Why do some people talk loudly on the phone in public? Do you think some people behave badly towards strangers? What can be done to people who behave badly? Should you ignore it or talk to them? Is it bad to talk on the phone in a public place?
A time a child made you laugh (23) – Part 2: Describe a time a child made you laugh. Who was the child? When and where it happened? What they did to make you laugh? Why did you laugh?
Part 3: What can make children laugh? What do you think is the best age for people to have children? Do you think people should be trained before they become parents? Do you think childhood is the most important phase of a person’s development?
An unusual or unique holiday (24) – Part 2: Describe an unusual or unique holiday you have experienced. When and where did you go on this holiday?
A person you know who has creative or imaginative ideas or opinions (25)
A time you had to hide the truth from a friend (26)

A school you went to as a child (4) – Describe a school you went to when you were a child. -where the school was – when you went there – what the school and the teachers were like and explain whether you enjoyed your time there.
Part 3: How are education priorities today different from those in the past? What is your opinion on the way languages are taught in schools? How can the type of school you go to affect career success? What changes do you think will happen in the classroom in the near
future?
An indoor activity or game (5) – Describe an indoor game that you enjoyed as a child. You should say: – what the game was – where you played it – who played this game with you -and why you liked it.
Part 3: What indoor games are popular with children in your country? Why are they popular? Do children in your country care about winning or losing a game? Do parents in your country teach a child that winning a game is the most important thing or just to play the game?
A souvenir (6) – Part 2: Describe something special you brought home from a holiday. You should say: what it was, when and where you went on this holiday, what you did with it after you brought it home and explain why you thought it was special.
Part 3: What souvenirs do people buy from tourist attractions? Why do people like taking photos while travelling? Why is it good that locals sell items to tourists?
Describe a time when you were with people and bored (7): Part 2: Where were you? Why were you bored? Who was with you? What were you doing?
Part 3: What sorts of jobs do most people think are boring? Why is it that some people work in boring jobs? Why do some people get bored more easily than others? Nowadays, do people have no-one to blame but themselves for being bored? Do you believe that technology has made life more interesting? Are people responsible for making their own lives more interesting?
A time you looked at the sky (day or night) (8) – Part 2: Describe a time when you looked at the sky. When was this? Who were you with? What did you see? How did you feel about looking at the sky?
Part 3: Where do you prefer to look at the sky – in the countryside or the city? Why? Why do some people like looking at the sky more than others? What do you learn in your country about the planets and stars in school? Why do some people want to explore space?
A time you had to wake up early (9) – Part 2: Describe a time you had to wake up early.
When it happened. Why you had to get up early? Who were you with? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: Who usually gets up early – young people or older people? Will working late at night affect the next day’s work? Why do young people stay up late at night? Is it easy for you to get up early? What do you do to guarantee a good night’s sleep?
Your favourite item of clothing (10) – Part 2: Describe your favourite item of clothing. What is it? Where did you buy it? Why did you buy it? Why do you like it so much?
Part 3: How important are clothes and fashion to you? How different are the clothes you wear now to those you wore 10 years ago? What do you think the clothes we wear say about us?
A happy day you would like to have (11) – Part 2: Describe a happy day you would like to have. Why would it be a happy day? What are you going to do on that day? With whom will
you spend it? Explain how you will feel about it.
Part 3: How do people celebrate happy occasions in your country? What does happiness mean in life? Are some people born happy? Do you think money can make people happy or not? Are people nowadays more happy than they were in the past? Why do some people
look happier than others?
A friend you are proud of (12) – Part 2: Describe a success a friend has had that you are proud of. What it was. When it happened. Why your friend chose this area of activity. How easy or difficult it was to achieve. How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What qualities are needed to become successful? Some get a head start in life, others don’t: what are your views on this? What would society be like if there were no businesses?
What would life be like if no-one worked?
A leisure activity you enjoyed with your family (13) – Part 2: Describe a leisure activity you enjoyed with your family. Who was there? When and where did you do it? What was it about? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What is the relationship between leisure and the economy? What leisure activities do most people in your country enjoy? Do women and men enjoy the same leisure activities?
A happy moment you remember (14) – Part 2: Describe a happy moment you remember.
Where were you? When was this? Who were you with? Why did it make you feel happy?
Part 3: What is the relationship between happiness and money? Do you think money is important? What makes people in your country happy? How do you make yourself feel happy? What are the most happy moments in a person’s life?
A person who encouraged you to achieve your goals (15) – Part 2: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve your goals. Who was the person? When did they encourage you? What did they do to encourage you? How do you feel about the person?
Part 3: Is it important for teenagers to have goals? What do you think would encourage children to learn more? How should we encourage people to learn? What goals are you working towards now? How do you encourage others to reach their goals?
A famous personality outside your country (16) – Part 2: Describe a famous personality outside your country? Who are they? How do you know about them? What has made them famous? How do you feel about them?
Part 3: What kinds of people become famous nowadays? Why do you think movie stars and politicians become famous around the world? How would you compare famous people nowadays with those of the past? Do you think famous people in the past behaved better or did we just not know what they did?
A famous product from your local region (17) – Part 2: Describe a famous product from your local region. Where can you buy it? Who uses this product? How do you feel about it?
Part 3: Describe another traditional product made in your country. What are the benefits of traditional products to local people? How do you think the government should help in the promotion of traditional products? Do you think globalisation is helping people around the
world to try products from other countries? Do traditional things from the past have more value than modern things?
A time you were given wrong information (18) – Part 2: Describe a time when you were given the wrong information. When were you informed? Who gave you the information? What happened? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What kinds of jobs involve giving information? How can someone tell if the information they are given is right or wrong? Would you say people trust the information they see online? How can we check if the online information is correct?
A time when you lost something (19) – Describe a time when you lost something? What did you lose? When did you lose it? How was it lost? How did you feel about it?
Part 3: What kinds of people often lose things? What can we do to prevent losing important things? What would you do if you saw something valuable that did not belong to you on the street? What kinds of things have you lost so far? What do you do to find lost things usually?
Your favourite place for shopping (20) – Part 2: Describe your favourite place for shopping.
Where is the place? When do you go there? What do you do there? How do you feel about it?
Part 3: Do all people enjoy shopping? Who do some people buy a cheap product and others buy an expensive one? How do you feel about buying an expensive product? Why do some people enjoy shopping with friends? Why do some people choose to shop online? What are
the risks of shopping online? What special items do people like to buy in your country?
A place where you used to play when you were a child (21) – Part 2: Describe a place where you used to play when you were a child. Where was the place? What game did you play there? Who did you go there with? How did you feel about the place?
Part 3: Why is it important for children to play? What type of play is most beneficial for children? Do you think children play as much as they did in the past? Why should parents play with their children?
A time you heard a stranger talking on the phone (22) – Part 2: Describe a time you heard a stranger talking on the phone in public. Where it happened. Where it was. What the stranger was talking about. How you felt about it.
Part 3: Why do some people talk loudly on the phone in public? Do you think some people behave badly towards strangers? What can be done to people who behave badly? Should you ignore it or talk to them? Is it bad to talk on the phone in a public place?
A time a child made you laugh (23) – Part 2: Describe a time a child made you laugh. Who was the child? When and where it happened? What they did to make you laugh? Why did you laugh?
Part 3: What can make children laugh? What do you think is the best age for people to have children? Do you think people should be trained before they become parents? Do you think childhood is the most important phase of a person’s development?
An unusual or unique holiday (24) – Part 2: Describe an unusual or unique holiday you have experienced. When and where did you go on this holiday?
A person you know who has creative or imaginative ideas or opinions (25)
A time you had to hide the truth from a friend (26)

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