IELTS Speaking

In the Speaking test, you will have a discussion with a certified examiner. It will be interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.

The Speaking test is 11-14 minutes long and is in three parts.

Part 1 You will answer questions about yourself and your family.
Part 2 You will speak about a topic.
Part 3 You will have a longer discussion about the topic introduced in Part 2.

The Speaking test is the same for both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests.

Describe a photo that you are proud of

Describe a photo that you are proud of | IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Describe a photo that you are proud of You should say: When did you take this photo? What is the photo about? Why do you feel proud of the photo? Sample Answer: It has become quite easy, these days, to capture happy and proud moments with our smartphones. This way, we can relive those moments …

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Describe something that surprised you and made you happy

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Describe something that surprised you and made you happy You should say: What was it? Who did this? How did you find out about it and what you did? And explain why it surprised you and made you happy. Sample Answer: Well, I have received so many surprises in life which made me happy. But …

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Describe a time you used your cellphone/ smartphone to do something important

Describe a time you used your cellphone/ smartphone to do something important | IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Describe a time you used your cellphone/ smartphone to do something important You should say: What happened? When did it happen? How important is the cellphone/smartphone? And explain how you felt about the experience Sample Answer: No matter what kind of work we do, these days, a mobile phone plays an important role. I use …

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Describe an object you find particularly beautiful

Describe an object you find particularly beautiful | IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Describe an object you find particularly beautiful You should say: Where is the artwork/object? How was it made? What does it look like? And explain why you find it particularly beautiful? Sample Answer: Well, it is hard for me to pick a single beautiful thing to talk about. This is because almost every day I …

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Describe an English class or lesson that you enjoyed

Describe an English class or lesson that you enjoyed | IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Describe an English class or lesson that you enjoyed You should say: What was taught in the class When did you take the class Where it was? What did the teacher do that made you enjoy it Sample Answer: Well, English has always been my favorite subject and I have enjoyed English classes since my …

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Describe an important thing you learned, not at school or college

Describe an important thing you learned, not at school or college. When did you learn it? How did you learn it Why did you think it was important to learn it How you felt when you learnt it Sample Answer: Well, we learn a lot of things during our lifetime some things we learn by …

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Describe an interesting thing you have learned from a foreign culture

Describe an interesting thing you have learned from a foreign culture

Describe an interesting thing you have learned from a foreign culture. You should say: What it is How you learnt it Why you learnt it and explain how you think it will help others. Sample Answer: Well, every nation has its own cultural values and traditions, which make them different from others. Here, I would …

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Describe a creative person whose work you admire

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Describe a creative person whose work you admire You should say Who he/she is How do you know him/her What creative things he/she has done And explain why you think he or she is creative Sample Answer: Well, being creative allows people to do certain things better and easier than others because of their innovative …

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Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in | IELTS Cue Card |

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in Where it is How you knew it How often you go there What you do there And explain why you like the place Sample Answer: Well, these days, people like to visit some quiet places, like gardens, libraries and temples to spend their time …

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