IELTS speaking sample questions

Here’s some IELTS speaking sample questions. Some of these were taken from recent IELTS speaking real questions. Try to to spend some time to understand the question type and practice these questions. Please do not memorize the answers otherwise you will end up giving robotic answer at the real exam in order to answer similar questions. So, good luck folks

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Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. What do you do?
  3. Do you know the people who live next door to you?
  4. How often do you see each other?
  5. How long have they been living there?
  6. What do you generally talk about when you meet them?
  7. What kind of relationship do you have?
  8. Has this relationship stayed the same since the day you first got acquainted with them?
  9. How can neighbors be helpful?
  10. What kind of problems can people have with their neighbors in a big city?
  11. How important is it to have helpful neighbors in city life?
  12. How can neighbors affect our lives?


  A person you enjoy talking to.


1.      Who s/he is.

2.      Why you enjoy talking to this person.

3.      What s/he likes.

4.      Explain in details.

Part 3

  1. Do you think it is helpful to have someone you can go to for advice?
  2. When taking advice from someone, what do you consider first?
  3. Who do you often take advices from?
  4. Why?
  5. How important is it to have experiences of the issue when giving specific advice to someone?
  6. Can young people give advice to old people?
  7. Are young people’s advice taken seriously by old people?
  8. Is this acceptable in your culture?


Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. Do you work or study?
  4. What is the most interesting thing about your studies?
  5. What other subjects do you study? Why?
  6. What is more important for the education process ,teachers or students?
  7. On what occasions do you usually send messages?
  8. Have you ever experienced an inconvenience when you received a text massage?
  9. What kind of movies do you enjoy watching?
  10. How often do you go to the cinema?
  11. Is it more enjoyable to go to cinema halls to watch movies?
  12. Do you prefer watching movies alone?
  13. Why?


Describe an educational trip you went on at school.


1.       Where and when did you go?

2.       What did you do there?

3.       Explain what you have learned from that trip.


Part 3

  1. How many times did you go on such trips during your school years?
  2. How did you feel about it?
  3. Are the trips important for students?
  4. What kind of educational trips are common in your country?
  5. Is it important for children to go there with a teacher?
  6. How can parents support their children at home?
  7. How important is it for older people to study at home?

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Part 1: 

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Does your name have any particular meaning?
  3. What’s the origin of your name?
  4. Do you like your name?
  5. Who kept your name?
  6. What do your friends call you?
  7. Did your family have a certain name that they called you when you were a child?
  8. What names are popular to give to babies in your country?
  9. How do people in your country choose what name would you give?
  10. If you had a newborn child ,what name would you give it?
  11. Do any other people in your family have the same name to you?
  12. Do many people in your country have the same surname as you?

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

1.      What kind of business is it?

2.      What can you learn from this company?

3.      How helpful is this knowledge to you?

Part 3: 

  1. Is it easy to establish a business in your country?
  2. What are the problems people generally face in setting up a business in your country?
  3. What do you think about family owned business?
  4. Is it supposed to be easier to run family owned businesses compared to starting a new business?
  5. Would you like to be a manager of such business?
  6. Why?
  7. What are the main responsibilities of a manager in your opinion?
  8. Why?
  9. What qualities should a good manager possess?
  10. Why?


Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. What do you do?
  3. Where do you study?
  4. Are you involved with any job?
  5. How many hours do you think is enough for you to sleep daily?
  6. Do you think studying hard helps people sleep?
  7. Do you agree that excessive sleep can be dangerous?
  8. Do you think sleep is important?
  9. Do you think it’s sometimes convenient to sleep for short periods of time?
  10. Do you think we need to sleep in the afternoon?
  11. Do you think elderly people need less sleep than young people?
  12. How do you think people can have a good sleep?’
  13. Do you do anything particular before going to bed to help you sleep?

Talk about a disagreement that you had with your friend.

1.       What was it about and when?

2.       What were the results?

3.       How did you feel about it later?

Part 3

  1. On what topics do children usually disagree?
  2. Why do you think it is so?
  3. How can parents reason with children?
  4. Do teacher have any role to help the students stay away from disagreement?
  5. How important is the role of parents to avoid such problems?
  6. Do you think the children follow their parent’s order in society today?
  7. Why?


Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. What do you do?
  3. Where do you study?
  4. What types of photos do you like taking?
  5. Why?
  6. What do you do with photos you take?
  7. Why?
  8. When you visit other places, do you take photos or buy postcards?
  9. Why/why not?
  10. Do you like people talking photos of you?
  11. Why/why not?
  12. What do you use to take photos of yourself?
  13. Do you like to use your phone to take photos of yourself?

Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect.

1.       Where were you on this day?

2.       What did you do on this day?

3.       What was the weather like?

4.       Explain why you thought the weather was perfect on the day.

Part 3

  1. What types of weather do people in your country dislike most?
  2. Why is that?
  3. What jobs can be affected by different weather conditions?
  4. Why?
  5. Are there any important festivals in your country that celebrate a season or type of weather?
  6. How important do you think it is for everyone to check what the next day’s weather will be?
  7. Why?
  8. What is the best way to get accurate information about the weather?



Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. What do you do?
  3. What type of public transport do you use most often?
  4. How is the public transport system in your hometown?
  5. Is there anything that should be done to improve the public transport in your hometown?
  6. Is the public transport in your city affordable for most people?
  7. Which do you think is the better choice, to drive a private car or to use public transportation?
  8. Do you think using a car is connected to one’s social status?
  9. Do you agree that more people should use public transportation?
  10. Do you think that there are enough public transport mediums in your hometown?
  11. How safe are they?
  12. What do you think can be done to encourage more people to use public transport?
  13. What do you think are the benefits of having a good public transport system?

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

1.       What it would look like?

2.       Where would it be situated?

3.       What features should it have?

4.       Explain why you would like to live in it.

Part 3

  1. Should houses be built differently for different climatic conditions?
  2. Why?
  3. Do you think houses will be built from different materials in the future?
  4. Why do you think so?
  5. Should houses be different for young and old people?
  6. Should there be any special facility for houses where old people live?
  7. Why do you think this should be the case?


Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Are you a student or a service holder?
  3. Do you like listening to music?
  4. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
  5. Is music an important part of your life?
  6. When do you usually listen to music?
  7. How does it affect you?
  8. Have you ever listened to live music?
  9. Did you like to listen to music when you were a child?
  10. Is the music you like now different to the music you liked when you were a child?
  11. Should we teach music to our kids?
  12. Is there any musical instrument that you would like to learn?
  13. What types of music do people in your country like to listen to?
  14. Do retired people like to listen to the same type of music that young people listen to?

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

1.       Who is the person?

2.       Why is the person in the news?

3.       Why would you like to meet this person?

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

Part 3

  1. Do you think people on TV are a lot different in their real lives?
  2. Why do you think they are different in real life from TV?
  3. Do you think celebrities are given enough privacy?
  4. Do you think people are excessively interested to know about these celebrities?
  5. Why do you think so?
  6. Is this good?


Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Are you a student or a service holder?
  3. What times in your life do you need to concentrate on doing something?
  4. Does your job require concentration and attention to detail?
  5. Is it difficult/easy to concentrate?
  6. Why?
  7. What affects your ability to concentrate?
  8. What disturbs your concentrate the most?
  9. What type of environment do you need to work peacefully?
  10. Do you do anything to help you concentrate?
  11. Do you think people can do two things at the same time?
  12. Do you think people can do two things at the same time?
  13. Is it good to do two thinks at the same time?

Describe your study room.

1.      How does it look?

2.      How much time do you spend in this room?

3.      What are the features that should be in as ideal study room?

Part 3

  1. How does a study room help a student?
  2. Do you like to study?
  3. What type of book do you study?
  4. Which do you prefer- reading or travelling?
  5. Why?
  6. Do you think it is better to read about a place and then travel to that place?
  7. Where should a person get all the required information for travelling?


Part 1 

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. Do you work or study?
  4. Do you ever help your parents with the housework after school?
  5. What sort of help do you offer to them?
  6. How do they feel/react when you offer to help them?
  7. Do you feel it’s important to help your parents with the housework?
  8. Do you like doing housework?
  9. What household chores do like the most?
  10. Why?
  11. What’s your least favorite household chore?
  12. Why?
  13. Do you think children should help with the housework in the family?
  14. What benefits do you think children would gain from doing that?

Describe your most favorite Music Band.

1.      What’s the name of the band and the band members?

2.      How long do you listen their songs?

3.      Tell about some famous songs of this band?

4.      Why do you like this group?

Part 3

  1. Do you think artists are treated fairly in society?
  2. How do you think we can treat these artists fairly?
  3. Do you think they are paid fairly for their works?
  4. Do these artists contribute to society in general?
  5. Do you think that these artists contribute enough?
  6. Are these contributions worthwhile?


Part 1

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. Do you work or study?
  4. What do you usually do when you’re waiting for a bus or a train?
  5. Is it a common occurrence that you have to wait for bus or train?
  6. What do you think “patience” is?
  7. Do you think patience is important?
  8. Do you think being patient is an important part of being polite?
  9. Would you say you are a patient person?
  10. What do you do when you become impatient?
  11. Are people in your country generally very patient?
  12. When someone is late in your country, are other people usually patient, or angry?

Describe an old person you admire.

1.      Who this person is?

2.      Where did you meet with him?

3.      What characteristics you most like on him?

4.      Explain why you admire this person?

Part 3

  1. At what average age is normal for retirement in your opinion?
  2. What are the good things about being retired?
  3. How does the government in your country treat the retired people?
  4. Can you specialists substitute the old ones who are in retirement in the work place?
  5. What do you think is it necessary to give retirement to people? Why/Why not?
  6. What are the pros and cons of being retired?