Our student Y took her IELTS test in Sri Lanka very recently. She remembered the following Speaking questions:
Test tip: Go over these questions and think of some things to say and what vocabulary you would use. IELTS Speaking test questions and topic areas are known to repeat in many countries! Being familiar with the topic and specific questions increases your chances of success.
Once you have some ideas, answer the questions and record yourself. Then listen to your recording and check your fluency, intonation, gaps in vocabulary or words you may have mispronounced. Re-record anything you are not happy with, and you’ll see that your next attempt sounds better already!
Part 1 (Interview)
– Can you tell me your full name?
– Where are you from?
– What do you like about your hometown?
– Is it a good place for young people?
– What kind of clothes do you wear?
– How often do you go shopping for new clothes?
– What do you do with your old clothes?
– Have you ever been to a place where there are lots of fish around you?
– Have you seen any movies with lots of fish?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a successful person who you studied or worked with. You should say
– who this person is
– when you studied/worked with him/her
– what he/she did to become successful
and explain how you felt about studying or working with him/her.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Is money the only measure of success in your country?
– How do you define whether one is a successful person?
– Is there a conflict between success and happiness?
– Is it easy to succeed in the national tests in your country?
– What are the factors that influence students’ grades at school?
– How important is it to do well in school, to be successful later in life, in your opinion?