In IELTS Speaking test you are tested on your spoken English language ability. The test lasts for 11-14 minutes and consists of three parts.

  • In Part 1, there will be questions about yourself, your family, your work and your interests.
  • In Part 2, you speak about a certain topic. You are given cue card with questions on it. You will be given 1 minute to prepare before you talk. Then you should speak for 1-2 minutes.
  • In Part 3 the examiner will ask you further questions related to the topic in Part 2.

Sample IELTS Speaking Test questions:


Do you study or work? (I said I recently graduated)
What did you study?
Do you like that subject?
Why do you like it?
Why did you choose this particular subject?


Talk about some interesting news you read in a newspaper.

– when did this happen?
– what was the news about?
– why was it interesting?

– How do newspapers in your country market themselves in order to increase sales?
– What marketing practices do they use?
– Do you think that some newspapers put a spin on the real story to increase sales?
– Do you think people will read newspapers in the future?

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