IELTS speaking cue cards

Here’s some recent IELTS Speaking Cue Cards. At IELTS speaking test part 2 the examiner will give a cue card to talk about that. Examiner will allow you 1 minute to prepare when you can make some notes as well. You need to speak one to two minutes according to the instructions but try to speak as much as you can. You will be stopped by the examiner if you talk more than two minutes which is an indication of good English speaking capability. 

IELTS speaking cue cards

Here’s some IELTS speaking cue cards for you. Good luck about your IELTS preparation. 


If you could another course when you finish your current one, what would you choose?

What kind of course it would be

What do you want to learn from it

Why would you choose it?

Describe a sport you would like to learn.

What sport it is

When will you learn it

How will you learn it

Why do you want to learn this particular sport?

Talk about an instance when you spoke with someone in a foreign language for the first time.

When and what language it is?

Who did you speak with?

How did you feel about it?

Talk about a difficult choice that you had to make and realized later it was the right decision.

When and where did you make this decision?

How did you know it was the right decision?

Why was this decision important to you?

Describe a goal that you hope to achieve in the future.

What has this goal to do with your life?

When did you start thinking about this goal?

How will you achieve it?

       Describe one of popular and famous festivals in your country.

–          What festival it is?

–          Where and when does it take place?

–          How do you celebrate it?

       Talk about a childhood song that you liked the most.

–          What song was it?

–          Why did you like it?

–          Do you still like to song that song? Why?

Talk about a dinner with a friend that you had recently.

Describe your friend.

When and where was the dinner?

What did you talk about?

Describe a hand craft that you made at school.

What was it?

Why did you like it?

Were you good at it?

Talk about a new law you would introduce to our country.

What law it would be?

Would it be easy to introduce such law?

What are the benefits of such law?

Describe a book that you have recently read.

What book is it?

What is it about?

How long did it take you to read it?

Describe a trip that you would like to take.

Where would you go?

With whom would you go there?

What arrangements would be necessary for the trip?

Talk about something you bought that you are pleased to have.

Where and when did you buy it?

Why did you buy it?

Why are you pleased to have it?

Talk about your favorite toy as a child.

What was it?

Who gave it to you and when?

How did you feel about it?

Describe a place where you go to read and write, that is not your home.

What place is it?

When do you usually visit it?

How much time do you spend here?

Talk about someone who files more often than normal due to some reasons.

–          When and where did you meet him/her?

–          What are his/her reasons for flying so much?

–          Does he/she like this job and the amount of flying involved?

Talk about an article you have read recently in a magazine or a newspaper.

When and where did you read it?

What was it about?

How did you feel after reading it?

IELTS Speaking Cue Cards

Describe what you would do if you had a day off.

What and where would you do?

Who would you do it with?

Why would you like to do it?

Talk about the best stage in your life from childhood till now.

When was it?

Why do you think it was the best?

How did you feel about it then?

Talk about a long journey that you made in the past.

When and where was it?

What did you do there?

Did you like it? Why?

Talk about your school friend who was a good leader.

Describe him/her.

Why do you think he/she is a good leader?

What did other people say about him/her?

Describe a place that you have visited recently.

What is this place?

Why did you go there?

With whom did you go there?

Talk about exercises that you do to keep yourself fit.

What are they?

When and where do you usually do them?

What is the importance of fitness?

Talk about a paid job you and your friend did together.

What was the paid job?

Did people like that job?

Do you and your friend enjoy doing it?

Talk about the biggest traffic jam that you have experienced.

Where and when was it?

What did you do during this time?

How did you feel about it later?

Describe a small successful company that you know.

What products do they make?

How did you know about it?

What makes the company successful?

Describe a car that you would like to buy.

What is it?

Why do you want to buy it?

Why do you like it so much?

How do you think this car would affect your life?

Describe the nation music of your country.

What kind of music this is?

When is it played?

Why this music is important?

How this music makes you feel?

Talk about a job someone else does at a big company.

Who is the person?

Where does he/she work?

What do you like about that job?

Would you like to do that job? Why?

Describe a lake or a river or a sea you have visited in recent times.

Where the lake is?

How often you have visited it?

What activities you do there?

Why you like this particular place?

A person you enjoy talking to.

Who s/he is?

Why you enjoy talking to this person?

What s/he likes?

Describe an educational trip you went on at school.

Where and when did you go?

What did you do there?

Explain what you have learned from this trip.

Talk about a small scale business in your country that earned good reputation in society.

What kind of business is it?

What can you learn from this company?

How helpful is this knowledge to you?

Talk about a disagreement that you had with your friends.

What was it about and when?

What were the results?

how did you feel about it later?

Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect.

Where were you on this day?

What did you do on this day?

What was the weather like?

Why you thought the weather was perfect on this day?

Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in.

What it would look like?

Where would it be situated?

What features should it have?

Explain why you would like to live in it?

Describe a person in the news you would like to meet?

Who is the person?

Why is the person in the news?

Why would you like to meet this person?

What would you say to him/her once you meet?

Describe a person you spend a lot of time with.

Who is the person?

What is your relationship with him/her?

What kind of activities do you do together?

Describe your study room.

How does it look?

How much time you spend in this room?

What are the features that should be in an ideal study room?

Describe a hotel you have stayed in.

Where is the hotel?

Why did you stay at this particular hotel?

Explain what makes the hotel special?

Describe your most favorite music band.

What’s the name of the band and the band member?

How long do you listen their songs?

Why do you like this group?

Describe your childhood hero.

Who is he/she?

Why he/she was your hero?

Do you still consider him/her as a hero?

What was his/her influences on you as a kid?

Describe an old person you admire.

Who this person is?

Where did you meet with him?

What characteristics you most like on him.

Describe a project or a piece of work you did together with someone.

What it was?

What you have done?

Why you have chosen this person to work with?

What you did to finish the project?

Talk about a job that you would like to try.

What the job is?

What skills are necessary to do this job?

Is it a good job in your country?

Why you would like to work in this job?

Talk about a person who is special or means a lot to you.

How did you meet him/her?

Describe this person.

What you usually do together?

Describe your holidays.

Where you go for the holiday?

How long they last?

Who you go with?

Talk about any interesting thing happened during your holiday.

Describe an occasion or event when you were congratulated.

What was the occasion?

When was it?

Who congratulated you and why?

Describe a building/structure with architectural interest.

What is it?

What is the historical significance of it?

Why should we preserve it?

Talk about a job that helps making the world a better place.

What job is it?

How did you learn about it?

Why do you think it helps so much?

Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time.

What is the object?

Where it come from?

How long it has been in your family?

Explain why your family has kept it.

Describe a stressful day at school/university/work.

How did the day start?

How did things go wrong?

Who were involved?

Talk about an instance when you decided to wait for something or somebody.

What/who did you wait for?

What did you do while waiting?

How did you feel about it?

Talk about a song that reminds you of a particular time in the past.

What song is it?

Who is the singer?

What does it remind you of?

Why does it remind you of this thing?

Describe an interesting historic place.

What is it?

Where is it located?

What can you see there now?

Talk about a problem in your local area that you noticed.

What is it?

Why do you think it might be a problem?

For how long are you having this problem?

Suggest a solution for it.

Talk about a person who has learned a foreign language.

Who is he/she?

What language is it?

Why did he/she choose this language?

How did he/she learn the language?

Talk about a tour or travel you want to plan in the future.

Where do you want to go?

When are you planning to go?

With whom do you want to go there?

Why do you want to go there?

Describe your latest interesting travel in details.

When and where did you go?

Whom did you go with?

What things did you do?

How was your outing?

Describe a teacher who has greatly influenced you in your education.

Where did you meet him/her?

What subject did he/she teach?

What was special about him/her?

Describe a meaningful thing made by yourself.

What was it?

How did you come about to make it?

Why did you make it?

How did other people react to it?

Talk about a useful website that you like.

What website is this?

How did you discover it?

What do you use it for?

How has this website helped you?

The most beautiful natural scenery you have ever seen.

Where was it?

When was it?

Who did you go with?

Describe the scenery.

Talk about a child you spent some time with.

Who was the child?

When was this?

What did you do together?

How did you feel after spending time with the child?

Talk about a time when you had to wait to hear some important news.

What was the news or event that made you wait?

When and where did you hear the news?

Describe your feelings after hearing it.

Describe about a TV program that you would like to watch again.

Where did you see it?

What TV program it was?

Who you saw it with?

Why you like to see it again?

Describe a place which you visited and learnt about other culture.

Where was it?

Who went there with you?

How was your experience?

What have you learnt from this visit?

Talk about a time when you had to wait for something?

What were you waiting for?


What did you do while waiting?

What was the outcome?

Talk about an activity you had done for the first time that you were excited about.

What and where did you do?

Who was there with you?

Why did you like it so much?

Talk about a piece of equipment that you use at home.

What is it?

How do you use it?

How important is it to you and your family members?

Describe a job you have done.

How did you get the job?

What was your designation?

What did the job involved?

How long did you do the job?

How well did you do the job?

Describe a city you have visited which has impressed you.

What is the name of the city?

Where is it situated?

Why did you visit it?

What did you like about the city?

Describe a museum or art gallery you have visited.

Where is it?

Why did you go there?

What do you particularly remember about that?

A memorable with your family.

Where was it?

When was it?

Describe the occasion.

Why was it memorable?

Describe a movie character you remember.

Name the character and movie.

Who played the character?

How was the character important in the movie?

Why do you particularly remember the character?

Something about you that you would like to change.

What is it?

How does it affect you?

Why do you want to change it?

How do you plan to change it?

Describe an instance when you received a good service at a shop or a restaurant?

When and where did you receive the service?

What was the service?

Describe the incident.

How did you feel about it?

Talk about your favorite show.

Which brand is it?

Where did you buy it from?

Why is this your favorite?

Talk about a TV show character that you like from your childhood.

Which character is it?

Which show is the character from?

Why do you like the character this much?

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