info@bestmytest.com Looking for TOEFL prep?
ielts guide

Complete IELTS Speaking List of topics

Ron Ross March 31st, 2020

In this post, we will show you IELTS Speaking Part 1-3 questions that are likely to come up in the IELTS speaking section. These are common IELTS speaking questions, so you should make sure you practice them regularly.

IELTS Speaking Part 1 List of Topics

Speaking Part 1 1 - 10
Speaking Part 1 11 - 20
Speaking Part 1 21 - 30
Speaking Part 1 31 - 40
Speaking Part 1 41 - 46
Quick Navigation

Hometown

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Hometown. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 1
1. Let’s talk about your hometown. Where is your hometown?My hometown is a tiny village in Malaysia. It is about 40 kilometers away from any major city. Most people probably wouldn’t be able to find it on a map.
2. What do you like about it?I like how the people in my hometown are so friendly, and the way that everyone knows everyone. It’s a really close-knit community, which is hard to find in big cities.
3. What do you not like about it?I suppose my least favorite thing about it is that there aren’t too many fun things to do or see. It’s not the most exciting place, so sometimes I feel a little bored.
4. How important is your hometown to you?My hometown is very important to me, because that’s where my family lives. It’s where I come from, so it shapes a lot of who I am as a person. If I move away, I’ll likely be homesick for awhile.
5. Do you think you will continue to live in your hometown?I’ve lived in my hometown since I was born, and I would be happy to continue living there. However, I’d like to try living abroad, even if it’s just for a short time.
6. What is your country famous for?Well, Indian cuisine is famous around the world, and North Indian cuisine is the most popular kind. I think people like it because the flavors are bold and unique and there are many different kinds of dishes for those who eat meat as well as vegetarians.
7. Where do you live in your country?I live in Delhi, which is the second most populated city in India. I’ve lived there for my entire life, and most of my family does, too.
8. Is it a interesting place to live?Yes, I think Dehli is a very interesting place full of history and culture. People who live or visit Delhi can experience the past, present, and the future of India all in one place. The city is also very diverse and welcoming to those from different cultures, so it’s a good place for tourists to visit.
9. Are you planning to live there in the future?No, in the future I hope that I can live in the UK, because I think it is a good place to live and there are more promising opportunities for work in my professional field. However, I will always go back to visit my family in Delhi.
10. Can you tell me about your hometown?My hometown, Delhi, is the second largest in India. The capital of the country, New Delhi, is also there. There is an international airport in Delhi, so it’s easy to travel in and out of the country from there.
11. How has your hometown changed over the years?It has developed much better public transportation, such as the metro, which has really improved the overall accessibility of the city. There have also been measures undertaken to reduce pollution and crowds, so those problems have slightly improved. Improvements are still being made to the education system, as well.
12. Is there any way your hometown could be made better?I think one of the biggest issues in Delhi is women’s safety. The city does not have a good reputation surrounding this problem, and many women fear going out alone in the city because of it. More needs to be done to protect women in Delhi.
13. Are there good transportation links to your hometown?Yes, there are trains, buses and major highways that connect easily to Delhi. There is an airport in New Delhi, and since it’s the capital of India, it is very well connected to the rest of the country.
14. What kind of jobs do the people in your hometown do?Well, there are many different kinds of jobs, since it is a major city, but I think some of the fastest growing job markets are in computer programming and software development. There are also many jobs in marketing and retail. However, the salaries that people make can vary quite a bit depending on how much experience they have, so sometimes it can be hard to make a living even in a city like Delhi.
15. Where is your hometown?My hometown is the city of Delhi, which is located in Northern India. The Yamuna River runs through Delhi, and you can also find the Yamuna flood plains and the Delhi ridge nearby.
16. How often do you visit your hometown?I visit my hometown every two years or so when I have enough time off to make the trip. It is fairly convenient to travel there, since there is an international airport. The last time I was there was about a year ago.
17. How many people live in your hometown?Population-wise, Delhi is the second-largest city in India, so the population is very high. The last time I checked was awhile ago, but I believe that there are over 16 million people living in the metro area of Delhi.
18. What is your hometown famous for?Delhi is probably best known for its capital within the city, New Delhi, and the president’s house, which is called the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is also well-known to tourists for its food and marketplaces. Those who enjoy history can also check out qutub minar, which is also an interesting sight.
19. What’s the oldest part of your hometown?Old Delhi is the historical part of the city, and it was founded about 400 years ago. Within Old Delhi, there is one particularly old place called “The Red Fort,” that has been standing since 1648, and nearby to that is Chandni Chowk, which is often called the oldest bazaar in Delhi.

Accommodation

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Accommodation. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 1
1. Let’s move on to talk about accommodation. Tell me about the kind of accommodation you live in?I live in an independent house which has proper fencing and a secure entrance. It has a nice front and a lavish green lawn decked with variety of flowers. At the back side of the house, there is a parking space for two cars. Overall, it is a well-planned building.
2. Does the place you live in have many amenities?Yes, the house has everything I need for my daily routines. There is a laundry room with a washing machine, a full kitchen with appliances, and my own bedroom where I keep all of my things. There’s also a 24-hour security guard attending the front gate to our neighborhood.
3. Is there anything you would like to change about the place you live in?Overall, my house is more than satisfactory. However, if I had to change something, I would probably add a garden or outdoor space. It would be nice if my family could grow some edible plants and vegetables, but unfortunately there’s not a yard.
4. Do you plan to live there for a long time?Even though I’ve lived here my whole life, I don’t think I will live in this house forever. At some point I eventually plan to move out of my family’s house, most likely when I begin a university program abroad.
5. Do you live in a house or a flat?Right now I’m renting a little flat just outside the city in order to keep my living expenses down.
6. Is it a big place?It’s enough space to get by, although I wouldn’t describe it as big. There are 2 bedrooms in the flat, in addition to a common area, but the kitchen is so tiny you could hardly squeeze more than one person in.
7. How long have you lived there?I’ve lived in my current apartment for about three years now. It’s not much, but it has everything I need and is in a convenient location to get to and from work. I’ll probably re-sign the lease and stay another year.
8. What do you like about living there?Well, like I said, the apartment I live in now is nothing special, but its location is practical and convenient. I would say that the location is probably my favorite thing about it, because I don’t have to waste time commuting to work, and there are plenty of restaurants and shops in the neighborhood.
9. Is there a garden in the place you live in?No, since I live in a small flat near the city, there’s unfortunately no way for me to have a garden. We do have a few indoor plants, though. My flatmate grows some kitchen herbs like basil and thyme.

Weather

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Weather. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 2
1. How is the weather today?It’s fairly hot and humid out today. I don’t like this kind of weather much, because I end up sweating a lot just by stepping outside.
2. What’s your favourite kind of weather?I love cool, overcast weather. I like when I can wear a light jacket and don’t feel hot at all, but of course I also don’t like getting too cold.
3. Is there any type of weather you really don’t like?Yes, I really don’t like hot and humid weather. It makes me feel sick and tired when I am so sweaty and hot, plus it ruins my clothes.
4. What is the climate like in your country?The climate is fairly hot and humid most of the year, with a very mild winter and a rainy season. There are also typhoons that tend to come around the beginning of the summer.
5. Does the weather affect people’s lives in your country?Yes, the weather has a big impact on people’s daily activities. Most people ride a scooter, so when it rains, they either want to drive a car or stay inside. The typhoons are especially problematic, and sometimes school or work will be canceled when a big typhoon hits.
6. Do people change in the summer?No, I don’t think people change much in the summer. But, they do usually like to stay indoors more often with the air-conditioning running.
7. Does bad weather ever affect transport in your country?Yes, when it rains, many people will choose to drive their cars instead of riding their scooters, which causes heavier traffic. On top of that, the typhoons sometimes end up causing trains and planes to be canceled.
8. Do you prefer to hot weather or cold?I much prefer cold weather, although I don’t care much for the snow. Anyway, the cold weather helps me stay focused, while hot weather makes me feel drowsy.
9. Tell me about the weather in your country in different times of the year?In the summer, it’s a very dry heat with high temperatures. In the fall, it cools down a lot and gets windy. The winter is cold, and sometimes it snows. When spring comes, it rains more often.
10. Which time of the year did you enjoy the most when you were the child?When I was growing up my favorite season was probably summer. That’s because I loved summer vacation and all the freetime I had to spend with my friends. These days, I would probably say that summer is my least favorite season. It’s so hot and humid, and I don’t have summer vacation anymore now that I’m working.
11. Do you (usually) pay attention to the weather forecasts?No, I only pay attention to the weather forecast when I’m planning a trip and what to know what I should pack in my suitcase. I think the forecast is usually wrong, anyway.
12. Has the weather changed much in your country in recent years?The weather has been getting hotter in the summers, and the summers have been getting longer. I think it might be due to global climate change.
13. What’s the best season of the whole year?The best season of the year is fall, because the weather is mild and cool. The air seems fresher when it rains, and I also like the fall clothing styles.
14. What do people normally do in that season?Most of the students are already back in school, but there are also a few holidays around the fall, such as the moon festival. People usually have barbecues with their family, and there is some time off from work.
15. What’s the weather usually like in your country (or, your hometown)?In the summer, it’s a very dry heat with high temperatures. In the fall, it cools down a lot and gets windy. The winter is cold, and sometimes it snows. When spring comes, it rains more often.
16. How is the weather here different from the weather in your home country?The weather is usually pretty mild in my country, and here it’s much more hot and humid. Another thing is, here, it doesn’t ever snow like it does back home, but there are sometimes typhoons.
17. What sort of weather do you like the most?My favorite sort of weather is cool, with a light breeze and a few clouds in the sky. I don’t like when it’s too bright and sunny.
18. Would you say the weather in your hometown is suitable for working (or studying)?The weather in my hometown is fine most of the year, but in the summer it becomes unbearably hot, to the point of even being dangerous to be outside for too long.
19. Would you like to move to a place with the different weather?Yes, I would very much like to move to a place with cooler weather. I dislike the heat and humidity where I live now.
20. What season (or weather) do you think is most suitable for work and/or study?I think the best season for getting work done is the fall, because it’s not too cold or too hot. The weather won’t affect you much at all.

Work

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Work. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 3
1. Do you have a job right now?
2. Do you enjoy your job?
3. What responsibilities do you have at work?
4. What is your typical day like at work?
5. What would you change about your job?
6. What job do you think you will be doing in five years?
7. What skills and qualifications are required for this job?
8. Do you work right now?
9. Do you get on well with your co-workers?
10. What responsibilities do you have at your work?
11. Are there good work opportunities in your home country?

Volunteer works

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Volunteer works. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 4
1. Have you taken any volunteer works?
2. Why did you do the volunteer works?
3. Do you know any volunteers?
4. How do you define volunteer work?

High School

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to High School. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 6
1. Who was your favorite teacher in high school?
2. What’s your favorite subject in high school?
3. Do you still remember what happened on your first day of high school?
4. Do you still keep in touch with your friends from high school?
5. Do you miss your life in high school?

Lifestyle

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Lifestyle. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 7
1. What do you do in your free time?
2. Do you have a busy social life?
3. Do you lead an active life?
4. Has your life changed much in the last year?
5. What would you like to change about your lifestyle?

Family

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Family. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 8
1. How many people are there in your immediate family?
2. Who do you get on best within your family?
3. Do you have a large extended family?
4. What do you do together with your family?
5. Why is family important to you?

Housework

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Housework. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 8
1. Do you do housework at home?
2. What kind of housework do you often do?
3. Did you do housework when you were a child?
4. Do you think that children should do housework?

TV

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to TV. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 9
1. Do you like watching TV?
2. How often do you watch TV?
3. What kind of TV programmes do you like to watch?
4. What are the most popular TV shows in your country?
5. Has the internet affected your viewing habits?
6. Do you like watching TV?
7. What is your favourite TV show now?
8. What was your favourite show when you were a child?
9. Do you like watching TV shows from other countries?

Books

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Books. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 9
1. How often do you read?
2. Do you like reading books? Why?
3. Do you have many books at home?/ What kinds of books do you like to read?
4. Do you prefer to buy books or borrow them?
5. What are the benefits of reading?
6. Do you like reading books? Why?
7. What book would you take on a long journey?
8. How easy is it for you to read books in English?
9. Have you given up reading a book recently?
10. What kind of people like reading and what kind of people don’t like reading very much?

Home

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Home. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 10
1. Who do you live with?
2. What is your favourite room in your home?
3. How is your home decorated?
4. Do you like visitors coming to your home?

Advertisements

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Advertisements. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 12
1. Do you like watching advertisements?
2. Will you buy something because of an advertisement?
3. How do you feel when you see pop-up ads on the internet?
4. Do you like funny or serious advertisements?
5. What makes a good advertisement?

Computer

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Computer. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 13
1. Do you use computers?
2. What do you use a computer to do?
3. Did you use computers when you were little?
4. Do people often use computers these days?
5. Will people continue to use computers in the future?

Celebrity

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Celebrity. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 13
1. Who is your favorite celebrity?
2. Do you like any foreign celebrities?
3. Would you want to be a celebrity in the future?
4. Do you think we should protect famous people’s privacy?
5. How do celebrities influence their fans in your country?

Movies

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Movies. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 14
1. How often do you go to the cinema?
2. Are cinema tickets expensive in your country?
3. What are the advantages of seeing a film at the cinema?
4. Do you usually watch films alone or with others?
5. Which actor would you like to play you in a film?

Music

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Music. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 14
1. How do you listen to music?
2. When do you listen to music?
3. What’s your favorite kind of music?
4. Is music an important subject at school in your country?
5. What kinds of music are (most) popular in your country?
6. What’s your favorite kind of music?
7. Do you like to listen to live music?
8. Is live music popular in your country?
9. Have you ever been to a concert before? Or Have you ever been to a musical performance?
10. How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
11. Are your music tastes varied?
12. What is your favorite song?
13. Do you like to sing along to your favorite songs?
14. Are you learning to play a musical instrument at the moment?

Newspaper and magazine

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Newspaper and magazine. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 15
1. Do you often read newspapers?
2. Do you prefer to read local news or international news?
3. Which is more popular where you live, newspapers or magazines?
4. Do many people today read newspapers?
5. In the future, do you think more people than today will read magazines, or fewer people?
6. Do you think newspapers will be very important to you in the future?

Travel

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Travel. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 16
1. Where was the last place you visited on holiday?
2. Would you like to go back there again?
3. What kind of tourist destinations do you usually prefer?
4. Has a foreign visitor ever stayed at your home?
5. What’s the best way to save money while traveling?

Children

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Children. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 17
1. Do you often come into contact with children?
2. What do you do when you are with these children?
3. How often do you play with children?
4. What activities do children do when they get together?
5. Is it difficult to raise children?

Transportation

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Transportation. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 17
1. Do you usually commute by using public transport?
2. Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?
3. Would you ride a bike to work in the future?
4. What do you think will become the most popular means of transportation in your country?
5. Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?
6. What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
7. Is it easy to catch a bus in your country?
8. Is driving to work popular in your country?
9. What do you think will become the most popular means of transportation in your country?

Internet

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Internet. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 19
1. How important is the Internet to you?
2. Do you use the Internet more for work or in your free time?
3. Do you think you use the Internet too much?
4. How will the Internet develop in the future?
5. Are there any negative things about the Internet?
6. How often do you use the Internet?
7. Do you think you use the Internet too much?
8. What are your favourite websites?
9. What are the positive and negative things about the Internet?

Major

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Major. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 19
1. What is your major? Or what was your major?
2. Did you or do you like it?
3. Is it a popular subject at your university?
4. If you could change to another subject, what would it be?
5. Would you change it if you had the chance?
6. Do you work or study?
7. What is your major? Or what was your major?
8. Why did you choose that major?
9. What is the most difficult part of studying that subject?
10. Do you plan to use the subject you are studying in the future?

Outdoor activities

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Outdoor activities. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 20
1. Do you like outdoor activities?
2. What outdoor sports do you like?
3. How much time do you spend outdoors every week?
4. What types of outdoor activities are popular in your country?

Indoor activities

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Indoor activities. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 21
1. Do you like indoor activities?
2. What indoor activities do you like?
3. How much time do you spend indoors every week?
4. What types of indoor activities are popular in your country?

Sports

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Sports. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 18
1. Do you play any sports?
2. Do you watch sports on TV?
3. What is the most popular sport in your country?
4. How do people in your country stay fit?
5. Is it important for children to play sports?

Noise

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Noise. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 22
1. Do you mind noises?
2. What types of noise do you come across in your daily life?
3. Are there any sounds that you like?
4. Where can you hear loud noises?
5. Do you think there’s too much noise in modem society?
6. Are cities becoming noisier?

Gift

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Gift. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 22
1. When do you send gifts?
2. When was the last time you received a gift?
3. Have you received a gift you didn’t like?
4. How do you feel when you receive a gift?
5. Do people in your country send gifts to show their generosity?

Patience

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Patience. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 23
1. What do you think patience is?
2. Do you think patience is important?
3. Do you think you are an patient person?
4. Have you ever lost your patience?

Politeness

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Politeness. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 23
1. Are you a polite person?
2. Who taught you to be polite?
3. Is it important to be polite?
4. What do you do if others are not polite to you?

Food

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Food. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 24
1. What’s your favourite food?
2. Are there any foods you dislike?
3. When do you usually eat a meal?
4. What are some traditional foods in your country?
5. Do you have a healthy diet?
6. Do you prefer eating at home or eating out?
7. Do you like ordering food to be delivered?
8. Who do you get food delivered with?
9. Do you eat meals differently now compared to when you were little?

Bus or Taxi

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Bus or Taxi. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 24
1. How often do you take the bus?
2. When was the first time you took a taxi?
3. What are the advantages of taking a taxi compared with buses?
4. Is it convenient to take the bus or a taxi in your city?

Colors

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Colors. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 25
1. What colors do you like?
2. What’s the most popular color in your country?
3. Do you like to wear dark or bright colors?
4. What’s the difference between men and women’s preference for colors?
5. Do colors affect your mood?

Fashion

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Fashion. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 26
1. Do you care about fashion?
2. What kind of things do you normally wear?
3. Do people from your country think fashion is important?

Shoes

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Shoes. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 26
1. Do you like shoes?
2. Which do you prefer, comfortable ones or fashionable ones?
3. Are people willing to buy expensive shoes?

Mirror

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Mirror. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 26
1. Do you often look at yourself in the mirror?
2. Do you think mirrors are a necessary decoration?
3. Do you often buy clothes without looking in the mirror?

Clothes

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Clothes. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 28
1. What is your favourite item of clothing?
2. Are there any traditional clothes in your country?
3. Where do you usually purchase your clothes?
4. Have you ever bought clothes online?

Photos

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Photos. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 28
1. Who do you usually take photos of?
2. How do you keep your photos?
3. Do you keep your photographs on your computer?
4. Have you framed any of your photos?
5. Do you prefer to send postcards to people or to send photos that you took yourself?

Art

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Art. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 29
1. Do you like art?
2. Do you think art classes are necessary?
3. How do you think art classes affect children’s development?
4. What kind of paintings do people in your country like?
5. What benefits can you get from painting as a hobby?

Photography

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Photography. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 29
1. Do you like to take photographs?
2. Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take photos?
3. How often do you take photographs?
4. Do you prefer to take pictures of people or of scenery?
5. Are there any photos on the walls of your home?

Rain

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Rain. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 30
1. Does it always rain in your city?
2. In which season does it rain the most often?
3. What do you usually do on rainy days?
4. Have you ever forgotten to take an umbrella on a rainy day?

Sunny days

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Sunny days. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 30
1. Do you like sunny days?
2. What do you like to do when it’s a sunny day?
3. Would you prefer to stay at home or to go outside when the weather is great?
4. Are there many sunny days in your hometown?

Boat

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Boat. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 31
1. Have you ever taken a ride on a boat?
2. Do you like traveling by boat?
3. What are the advantages of travelling by boat?
4. Do people in your country like to travel by boat?
5. Will it get more popular in the future?

Bags

Below are common Speaking Part 1 questions related to Bags. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 1 Practice 31
1. Do you like bags?
2. What types of bags do you like?
3. Do you usually carry a bag (when you go out)?
4. What types of bags do you use in your everyday life?
5. What do you put in these bags?
6. What sorts of bags do women like to buy?

IELTS Speaking Part 2 List of Topics

Speaking Part 2 1 - 10
Speaking Part 2 11 - 20
Speaking Part 2 21 - 30
Speaking Part 2 31 - 40
Speaking Part 2 41 - 50
Speaking Part 2 51 - 59
Quick Navigation

Advertisements

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Advertisements. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 1

Describe an advertisement that persuaded you to buy a product.

You should say

  • What advertisement it was

  • Was it shown on TV, radio or newspaper

  • What was good about that advertisement

Explain why you think that advertisement made the product seem attractive.


There have been a few different instances in which an advertisement has convinced me to buy something. Most recently, it was an ad I saw this morning on my way to the coffee shop. When I was driving this morning, I passed an advertisement on a sign, like a small poster. The sign showed some scrambled eggs pictured next to two delicious looking pieces of toast and a steaming hot cup of coffee. As soon as I saw it, I immediately felt a growl in my stomach and I realized that I was quite hungry! Curious what the sign was promoting, I looked below the picture of the breakfast and saw that the coffee shop nearby was giving away a free cup of coffee with every breakfast order. So, the next thing I did was walk into the coffee shop and order the breakfast from the picture to go! I think that the ad was especially effective in convincing me to spend money for two reasons. The first is that the picture made the food look very appetizing, which appealed to me a lot since I was so hungry. Secondly, the promotion being advertised was actually a good deal and allowed me to save some money on a cup of coffee, which I still would have bought otherwise. That advertisement was really well-done.
Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are popular types of advertising in today’s world?
2. What type of media advertising do you like most?
3. Do you think advertising influences what people buy?
4. What factors should be taken into account when making advertisements?
5. Is advertising really necessary in modern society?
6. Let’s move on from types of advertising to the impact of advertising on children. How does advertising influence children?
7. Is there any advertising that can be harmful to children?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 1

Art

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Art. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 2

Talk about a painting you would like to have in your home.

You should say:

  • what is it

  • how you know about it

  • how much it would cost you

and explain why you want to have it in your home.


I’m not completely sure, as I haven’t thought much about this question, but I think I would want to have van Gogh’s “Starry Night” in my house. The style of art seen in this painting is known as “impressionism,” which I think is more interesting than more realistic art, while still being easier to understand than more abstract art. The painting shows a starry night sky over a town, with many shades of blue swirling together. I am not sure how I first came to know about this painting, but I have seen it many times in books, magazines, and on TV. It is probably one of the most famous paintings in the world, so it’s actually one of only paintings that I know by name. I think it is currently housed at a museum in New York, but I’m not sure. No matter where it is, even if I had a fortune it would be impossible for me to have this priceless painting in my home, since it is a masterpiece. Even though I can’t have “Starry Night” in my own home in reality, if I could, I would like to have it because of the way that it makes me feel. The cool blue colors of the painting are beautiful, mysterious, and relaxing, and I think that it would be a nice thing to decorate my home with.
Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How do people in your country feel about art?
2. Do people in your country prefer music over art?
3. What are some traditional art forms in your country?
4. How has art changed in the past few decades in your country?
5. Let’s move on from art in your country to art education. Do you think children should study art in school?
6. How can children benefit from learning about art?
7. Do you think the government should provide support for art and cultural activities?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 2

Books

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Books. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 3

Talk about a book you are reading now or have read recently. You should say:    

  • How and why you got it

  • How long you it took you to read it or how long you have been reading it

  • What kind of book it is

And say if you would like to read something else similar or not, and why


I’d like to talk about “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, which is a book I finished reading recently. This book is part of a popular fantasy series for children, but in fact I decided to start reading it to study English. I’m already familiar with the story from the films, which makes it easier for me to focus on the language while I read. I’m not usually interested in fantasy books, but the characters and the story are interesting and fun to read about. As for how I got this book, I got this book from the local library after I finished reading the last book in the series a few weeks ago. The book is fairly long, so it took me a little less than a month to finish reading it. A few weeks is longer than it usually takes me to read books in my own language, but I think it’s a little more difficult for me to read books in English. In the future, I plan to read every book in the “Harry Potter” series, because I’d like to know what happens next. I’ve noticed that my English vocabulary has already improved somewhat, so I feel motivated to keep on reading. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is a great book to practice English, and has an entertaining story too. I’ll start reading the next book in the series as soon as I can.

Talk about a book you have never read but would like to read. You should mention:

  • How well known it is

  • Why you would like to read it

  • Why you have never read it before

And say how you think it will compare to other books you have read


While there are hundreds of books out there that I’ve never read, one that I’m interested in is “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Today, I’ll be introducing what I know about this book, and why it interests me. The book is quite famous, and has been translated into many different languages, including English. Although I don’t know all the details about “The Diary of Anne Frank”, I know that the book is nonfiction, from the journal of a young girl who lived in Germany in World War II. Because I love nonfiction stories and history, this is a book I’ve been meaning to read for awhile. As for why I have never read it before is because I’m worried it might make me too sad. I know that the real Anne Frank died after the story finished, so I’ve been putting off reading the book because I don’t want to depress myself. Usually, I like to read things that don’t have so much emotion. However, I know I’ll want to read it eventually, as the subject matter is interesting to me, and the story within the book is very important. I’m looking forward to reading this book sometime soon, I just need to find the time and make sure I’m in a good place emotionally, first.
Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do people read more nowadays?
2. Do you read before going to bed?
3. In your opinion, how will e-books affect paper books?
4. What's the difference between films and books?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of traditional literature in your country.  What is one example of traditional literature in your country?
6. Do you like reading the traditional literature of your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 3

Business

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Business. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 4

Describe a small business you want to start.

You should say:

  • what business it would be

  • when you want to start it

  • why you have not you started it yet

and explain why you want to start this business.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In your opinion, do business people have to work long hours?
2. How do business people relax?
3. Let’s move on to the topic of small businesses. How can a small business grow big?
4. In your opinion, what kind of small businesses will young people have in the future?
5. In your opinion, what skills are required to start a small business?
6. Finally, let’s talk about globalization. What are the impacts of globalization on small and large businesses?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 4

Change

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Change. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 5

Describe a positive change in your life. You should say:

  • what the change was about

  • when it happened

  • describe details of the change happened

and describe how it affected you later in life.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think change is good?
2. What are some of the major changes that occur to people throughout their lives?
3. Is your country changing rapidly?
4. In what ways have changes in technology changed people's lives?
5. Why do old people not accept change?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 5

City

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to City. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 6

Describe your favourite city or a city you have visited that you like very much. You should say:

  • What its name is and where it is

  • when you visited it.

  • why you liked it

And the major attractions in this city are

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In your opinion, what makes a city a good one to live in?
2. What are the advantages of living in a city?
3. Let’s move on from the positive aspects of cities to the negative aspects of cites. In your opinion, what are the negative aspects of crowded cities?
4. How can governments improve living standards in crowded cities?
5. What about air quality? What can people do to improve the air quality in the city?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 6

Company

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Company. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 8

Describe an organization or a company that you know. Please say

  • How big is it?

  • Do you find this company to be successful? Why?

  • What can you say about the working environment there?

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What is the difference between big companies and small companies?
2. Are there many big companies in your country?
3. What are the good things about working for a big company?
4. Should big companies be punished more seriously than small companies?
5. Why do some people choose to work at an international company?
6. Let’s move on to the topic of companies’ services. How can a company maintain the quality of the service that it gives to the public?
7. Do you think it's important for a company to provide after-sales service?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 8

Decision

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Decision. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 9

Describe an important decision you have made. You should say:

  • what the decision was

  • why you made that choice

  • who helped you make the choice

and explain why the decision was so important.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do some people find it hard to make decisions?
2. How important is it to get advice from other people when making decisions?
3. Why is it sometimes difficult to accept advice?
4. What are some of the most important decisions young people have to make?
5. Do you agree that parents should make important decisions for their children?
6. Is it better to make a decision thinking about what you want or thinking about what other people want?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 9

Electronic devices

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Electronic devices. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 10

Describe a useful electronic device you would like to own. You should say:

  • what it is

  • how it would help your life

  • if it would be expensive to buy

and explain why you would like it.

Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you have.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • what you used it for

  • how long you have used it

and describe why it is important to you

Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • how you learned to use it

  • how long you have had it

and explain why you find this piece of electronic equipment useful.

(speaking_2_question_electronic_devices-3.mp3)

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are the most popular electronic devices in today’s world?
2. What devices do you think will be popular in the future?
3. Let’s move on to the role of electronic devices in today’s society. Do you think people spend too much money on electronic devices?
4. In what ways can electronic devices make our lives harder?
5. What would the world be like without computers?
6. Should children be taught to use computers at school?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 10

Environment

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Environment. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 11

Describe an environmental problem or event.

You should say:

  • What it is

  • Where is it happening

  • What problems it causes

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are some of the main environmental problems in your county?
2. Why should people be concerned about the environment?
3. How can people protect the environment?
4. Do you think money should be spent on protecting animals?
5. Do you think more should be done to protect natural scenic spots in your country?
6. Let’s move on to water pollution. Is water pollution a problem in your country?
7. What can individuals do to try and ensure water is kept clean?
8. Do you think problems with the cleanliness of water will improve in the future?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 11

Exciting experience

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Exciting experience. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 12

Describe an exciting experience you’ve had. You should say:

  • when it was

  • where you were

  • what it was

And explain what made this experience especially exciting.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Can you compare some exciting activities people do now with activities people did 20 years ago?
2. Why do some people enjoy doing dangerous sports?
3. Do you think some dangerous activities should be banned?
4. Let’s move on from exciting activities to people doing new things in general. Should people try doing new things?
5. What problems can people have when they try new activities for the first time?
6. Do you think it’s best to do new things on your own or with other people?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 12

Family

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Family. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 13

Talk about the last time your whole family got together. You should mention:

  • Where you met

  • What you did together

  • How long you spent together

And say if you would like to do the same thing again soon or not, and why

Describe a family member that you get on well with. You should mention:

  • What their personality is like

  • What things they like doing

  • If they have any strong dislikes

And say why you think you have a good relationship

Describe one of your relatives. You should say:

  • What that person looks like

  • What that person’s character is like

  • What they are doing at the moment

And say which other relative of yours they are most similar to

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is family important in your country?
2. Who should be responsible to care for the elderly? Should it be the family or the government?
3. How has the size of the average family changed in your country in the last few decades?
4. How do you think families will change in the future?
5. Let’s move on to the roles of different family members. Should husbands and wives have different roles within the family?
6. What role do grandparents play in the family in your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 13

Food

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Food. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 14

Describe a famous food from your hometown or country. You should say:

  • What it looks like

  • What it tastes like

  • When and how it is usually eaten

And say why you think it is famous

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are the types of food that people eat in your country.
2. What about foreign food? What kinds of foreign food are popular in your country?
3. In your country, is it important to have a meal together with your family?
4. Is food now better than in the past?
5. Let’s move on to diet and eating habits. Do you think our diet is important?
6. What is a balanced diet?
7. How are the eating habits now in your country different from eating habits in the past?
8. How might eating habits change in coming decades?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 14

Friends

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Friends. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 15

Describe a friend who has played an important part in your life. You should say:   

  • How you met this person

  • How long you have known him or her

  • The kind of things you do or have done together

And explain why this person has been important in your life

Describe a friend you had in primary school. You should say:

  • What that person was like

  • How long you were friends for

  • What things you did together

And say whether you are still in contact with that person or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What is the importance of friends?
2. Would you like to have a few very good friends or a lot of just friends?
3. If you had a problem, would you go to your friends or family? Why?
4. Do you think it is always better to talk to your friends about such a problem?
5. Is it important to have friends from other countries?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 15

Clothes

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Clothes. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 7

Describe your favorite piece of clothing. You should say:

  • Where you got it

  • Do you often wear it

  • When you wear it

And explain why it is your favorite piece of clothing.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Can clothing tell you much about a person in your country?
2. Do people still wear traditional clothing in your country?
3. How has clothing fashion changed in your country over the last few decades?
4. Let’s move on from clothing to uniforms. Why do some companies ask their staff to wear uniforms?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having uniforms at work?
6. For which jobs are people required to wear a uniform in your country?
7. Do you think people are treated differently when they are in uniform?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 7

Furniture

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Furniture. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 16

Describe a piece of furniture that you own.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • where you bought it

  • how you use it

and explain why you like it.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In what situations do people in your country buy furniture?
2. In families in your country, who usually decides what furniture to buy for the home?
3. How do people  in your country decide what furniture to buy for the home or office?
4. Do people in your country prefer traditional or modern styles of furniture?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 16

Gifts

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Gifts. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 17

Describe a present that you someone gave you. You should say:

  • Who you got it from

  • Why they gave it to you

  • If that present has been useful to you

And say what kind of person you would give a similar present to

Describe a present that you gave someone. You should say:

  • Who you gave it to

  • Why you decided to give them a present

  • Why you chose that present

And say how that present compares to other presents you have given that person or other people

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do people give gifts in our society?
2. Why do some people like to give handmade gifts instead of purchasing them in a store?
3. What kind of educational gifts can be given to children?
4. Let’s talk about giving money to children as a gift. Do you think is it good to give money to children as a gift?
5. When do you think giving money as a gift to children is a good idea? Why?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 17

Health

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Health. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 18

Describe your (or your friend's) experience with an illness or injury. You should say:

  • What it was

  • When it happened

  • How you (or your friend) handled it

and say how do you feel about it now.

Describe something healthy you enjoy doing.

You should say:

  • What you do

  • Where you do it

  • Who you do it with

and explain why you think doing this is healthy.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How can people improve their health?
2. Do elderly people exercise much in your country?
3. Do you think all illnesses can be prevented?
4. Do you think that illnesses will be less common in the future?
5. Do you think healthcare should be free?
6. What makes someone a good doctor?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 18

Help

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Help. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 19

Describe a time when you helped someone. You should say

  • When you helped

  • How you helped

  • How you felt after helping

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you like helping others?
2. Do you think people are less willing to help others these days compared to the past?
3. Do people today trust others as much as they used to in the past?
4. How do people in your community help each other?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of educating children to help people. In your view, should children be taught to help others?
6. In your opinion, how can we encourage children to help others?
7. What about students? How can students, such as high-school students, help each other?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 19

History

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to History. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 20

Describe a historical place that you have visited. You should say:

  • what kind of place it is

  • where it is located

  • what the historical significance of the place is

and describe your experience of the place.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think history is important?
2. Do you like to learn about history?
3. What do you think we can learn by studying history?
4. Let’s move on to different ways of learning about history. In your opinion, how can people learn about history?
5. Do you think people can learn history from films or TV programs?
6. Do you think the internet is a good place to learn about history?
7. What is the effect of technology on how people learn about history?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 20

Holiday

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Holiday. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 21

Talk about an activity you like doing when you are on holiday. You should say:

  • Where you usually do it

  • Who you do it with

  • Why you enjoy it

And say whether you also enjoyed doing that when you were a child or not, and why

Talk about somewhere you went on holiday. You should say:

  • How you got there

  • What activities you did there

  • Who you went with

And say if you would recommend that holiday to a friend or not, and why

Talk about your dream holiday. You should say:

  • Where you would like to go

  • What kind of accommodations you would like

  • What activities you would like to do

And say if you ever think you will go on a holiday like that or not, and why

Talk about your plans for your next long vacation. You should say:

  • Where you want to go

  • Who you want to go there with

  • What you want to do when you get there

And say how likely you are to do what you have planned, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. First of all, why do people go on holiday?
2. How important is it for families to go on holiday together?
3. Why do some people go on holiday alone?
4. How have holidays changed over the past few decades?
5. What kind of holidays will be popular in the future?
6. Let’s move on to talk about taking holidays in foreign country. Do you think is it better to take a holiday in your own country or in a foreign country?
7. What problems can people have on holiday in a foreign country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 21

Influence

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Influence. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 22

Describe someone who has had an important influence in your life. You should say:

  • Who the person is

  • How long you have known him or her

  • What qualities this person has

and explain why this person has had such an influence on you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What types of people influence the young in your country?
2. What type of people, such as parents, teachers, or friends, are best to influence young people’s behavior?
3. Why it is important for young people to have role models?
4. What do you think young people will be influenced by the most in the future?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 22

Internet

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Internet. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 23

Describe a website that you often use. You should say:

  • what type of website it is

  • how you found out about it

  • what it allows you to do, and why you find it useful.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How do you think the Internet will change people's buying habits in the future?
2. What are the pros and cons of shopping online?
3. Is the Internet important for education?
4. Do you think parents should supervise their children’s use of the Internet?
5. What's the best age for children to use the Internet?
6. Why do children start using the Internet very early nowadays?
7. Let’s move on to what people do on the Internet. What do you think people do on the Internet?
8. What about elderly people? Do elderly people use the Internet very much?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 23

Language

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Language. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 24

Talk about another language you would like to learn. You should say:

  • Which countries or regions it is spoken in

  • How it is different from your language and from English

  • Why you are interested in that language

And say if you think it is more or less difficult to learn than English and your language, and why​

Talk about one method of learning a foreign language you have used. You should say:

  • What you did

  • How long you used this method for

  • How it compares to other methods of learning a language

And say if you will use that same method in the future or not, and why

Talk about an English language book you have read or used. You should say:       

  • Why you bought or used that book

  • What you learned from using it

  • If it was difficult or easy to use

And say if you would use a similar book again or not, and why

Talk about a language test you have taken. You should say:

  • Where you took the test

  • How long it took

  • What skills and language knowledge you were tested on

And say if you think the test was a good indicator of your language level or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In your opinion, why do people learn foreign languages?
2. Why do some people learn languages so quickly?
3. Let’s move on to different aspects of learning a new language. Is making foreign friends the best way to learn a new language?
4. Do you think grammar is important when it comes to learning a new foreign language?
5. What about teachers? What qualities should a good language teacher have?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 24

Late

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Late. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 25

Describe a time you were late for something. You should say:

  • when it was

  • why you were late

  • how people reacted to you being late

and explain what happened because you were late.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What is the general attitude towards arriving somewhere late in your country?
2. What is an example of a time that it is very important for people to arrive on time in your country?
3. Can you suggest some ways to make sure you are not late for anything?
4. Let’s move on to how modern technology influences the way that people manage time. Do you think computers make it easier or more difficult to manage time?
5. How can modern technology help people arrive early?
6. Do you think it is easy to manage your time in the modern world?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 25

Hobbies

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Hobbies. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 26

Talk about a new leisure activity you would like to take up. You should say:

  • Why you are interested in that thing

  • If it is an easy or hard thing to start

  • What the best way to start doing it is

And say if you think you will start doing it soon or not, and why

Talk about a leisure activity you did when you were a child. You should say:

  • How you first became interested in it

  • How long you did it or have been doing it for

  • Why you enjoyed doing it

And say if you have become more or less interested in that hobby since you were a child, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What types of leisure activities are popular in your country?
2. Are there the types of leisure activities that are still as popular today as they were in the past?
3. What types of leisure activities may become more popular in the future?
4. Let’s move on to the importance of leisure activities. Why it is important for people to have time for leisure activities?
5. Finally, why are some activities more popular than others?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 26

Machine

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Machine. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 27

Describe the most useful household appliance that you have. You should say:

  • What it is

  • How it works

  • How life would be without it

And explain why it is so important to you to you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kinds of machines are used for housework in modern homes in your country?
2. How have these machines benefited people? Are there any negative effects of using them?
3. Do you think all new homes will be equipped with household machines in the future? Why?
4. Let’s move on to technology. Do you think people rely too much on technology?
5. Do you think men and women view technology differently?
6. Finally, let’s talk about the impact of technology on employment. How have developments in technology affected employment in your country?
7. Some people think that technology has brought more stress than benefits to employed people nowadays. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 27

Memory

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Memory. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 28

Describe an occasion when you forgot something important.

You should say:

  • what you forgot

  • how important it was

  • Some possible reasons why you forgot it

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think it's important to have a good memory?
2. Why do sometimes people forget things?
3. Which do you think is more important to remember, a business meeting or a meeting with a friend?
4. Are there any things that are especially important for people to memorize?
5. Let’s move on from memory to family history. Why do people want to remember their family history?
6. What can you do to learn more about your family history?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 28

Money

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Money. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 29

Describe what you would do if you received a very large amount of money. You should say:

  • who you would share it with

  • what you would buy

  • what else you would do

and explain how you would feel about getting so much money.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is money important to you?
2. What is the relationship between money and power?
3. Let’s move on to teaching children about money. How do you think parents can teach the value of money to their children?
4. Do you think it is important to teach children money skills?
5. Should we let children buy whatever they want with money they’ve saved?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 29

Museum

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Museum. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 30

Describe a museum that you have visited. You should say:

  • when you visited the museum

  • what the museum was like

  • how you felt after going there

and describe your experience of the visit.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think people can learn about history in museums?
2. What about science? How can museums help us learn about science?
3. Many children these days don’t like museums. Why is that?
4. Are history museums useful?
5. Should museums be free?
6. Will museums be replaced by technology someday?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 30

Music

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Music. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 31

Talk about a musical instrument you would like to be able to play but have never tried. You should say:

  • What the instrument looks like

  • What it sounds like

  • What kinds of people it is popular with

And say if you think you will ever try to play that instrument or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kind of music is popular in your country?
2. How does pop music now compare to when you were growing up?
3. Is foreign music or music from your country more popular with people your age?
4. Let’s move on to the role of government on music. Do you think is it necessary for the government to require all children to learn music?
5. Do you think the government needs to do more to preserve traditional music? What could they do?
6. Finally, let’s talk about illegal downloading of music. There's a lot of pirated music. Do you agree that we should support official music?
7. What are some possible advantages and disadvantages of being stricter about the illegal downloading of music?
8. Do you think CDs will have any role in the music industry in the future?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 31

News

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to News. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 32

Describe an interesting piece of news that you have recently read about or heard about

You should say:

  • what the story was

  • who was involved in the story

  • where you read or heard about this story

and explain why this news story was interesting to you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How do people get their news in today’s society?
2. How do you think people will get their news in the future?
3. How does modern technology affect the delivery of news?
4. Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of good news. In your opinion, when do people share good news?
6. How do people share good news?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 32

Parenting

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Parenting. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 33

Describe people that you know and believe to be very good parents. You should say:

  • Who they are

  • How you met them

  • Why you think they are good parents

And explain what it requires to be good parents.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. For parents, what is important when bringing up their children?
2. Do you think mothers and fathers have different roles to play in bringing up a child?
3. Let’s move on to education of children. Do you think hitting children is sometimes necessary for discipline?
4. Do you think sweets are a good thing to reward children with?
5. Do you think parents spend too much on buying toys for their children?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 33

Party

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Party. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 34

Describe the best party you have been to. You should say:

  • whose party it was

  • who was there

  • what happened at the party

and explain what made it so enjoyable.

Talk about a birthday party you can remember well. You should say:

  • How you celebrated

  • Who you were with

  • Why you remember that day

And say how it was different from other birthdays you have had before or since

Describe a typical festival or celebration in your country. You should say:

  • When it usually happens

  • What it is celebrating

  • What people do

And say if that is your favourite celebration or not, and why

Describe your favorite festival or celebration. You should say:

  • What time of year it is

  • Why you like it

  • What you usually do

And say how that festival or celebration compares to others in your country or abroad

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. When do people usually have parties in your country?
2. What makes a good party?
3. What are the main reasons why people organise family parties in your country?
4. In some places people spend a lot of money on parties that celebrate special family events. Is this ever true in your country? Do think this is a good trend or a bad trend?
5. How important is it to celebrate important events with a group of people?
6. Why do some people think that national celebrations are a waste of government money? Do you agree or disagree with this view? Why?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 34

Plans

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Plans. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 35

Talk about one thing you are going to do next weekend. You should mention:

  • Where you are going to do it

  • Who you are going to do it with

  • Any equipment you need to do it

And say whether you are looking forward to it or not, and why

Talk about one thing you are planning to do after you pass the IELTS test. You should say:

  • When you think you will do it

  • Why you want to do it

  • How long you have had that plan

And say whether there are any other options for what you could do which might be just as good

Talk about a goal or ambition you have. You should say:

  • When and why you first discovered you had that goal or ambition

  • What you need to do to make it come true

  • What your next step needs to be

And say if you think you will achieve that goal or ambition or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In general, do you think planning is important?
2. Do you think people should make highly detailed plans or just general plans?
3. What types of people like to make plans?
4. Why do you think some people dislike making plans?
5. Let’s move on from planning to career plans. Do you think it's important for a person to have a career plan?
6. How do most people plan their futures in their education and careers?
7. Do you think it's important for young people to get advice from their parents when planning a career?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 35

Products

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Products. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 36

Describe something which is produced in your country, such as a food, a handicraft, or a car.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • what it is used for

  • how it is made or produced

and explain why your country produces this thing.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kinds of products are mostly imported into your country?
2. In your opinion, why do some people like to buy imported products?
3. Let’s move on to local products. What are some famous local products in your country?
4. Do you think a country should make everything it needs or import some things?
5. What are the disadvantages of a country producing everything it needs?
6. Finally, let’s talk about globalisation. Do you think the globalisation of industries and commerce is a good thing?
7. What are the impacts of globalization on international trade?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 36

Restaurants

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Restaurants. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 37

Describe a restaurant or a cafe you often go to. You should say:

  • Where it is

  • What it looks like

  • What kind of services are provided

  • What kind of food you like there/ What kind of food is famous?

And say why you like it

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do many people eat in restaurants in your country?
2. Why do some people enjoy eating out?
3. Is it expensive to eat out in your country?
4. Let’s move on from eating in restaurants to cooking at home. Do you like to cook at home?
5. Nowadays, more and more people are unwilling to cook. Why is this happening?
6. What’s the difference between restaurant food and home-cooked food?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 37

Rules

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Rules. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 38

Describe a traffic rule or law you know about. You should say:

  • what it is

  • how you know about it

  • if you follow this rule or law

and explain why this rule is important.

Describe a rule you had to obey when you were in school. You should say:

  • what the rule was

  • if you agreed with the rule

  • why the rule existed

and what happened if students broke the rule.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do we have rules in society?
2. Do you think it's necessary to set up rules about overworking people?
3. What are some examples of rules that exist in many families?
4. What are some rules that exist in schools or workplaces in your country?
5. Do you think that the students themselves should have a say in what kinds of school rules there are?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 38

School

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to School. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 39

Describe a school that you are attending or attended in the past. You should say:

  • What it looks like from the outside

  • What it looks like inside

  • What facilities it has

And say if you think it is a good school building or not, and why

Talk about a subject you would like to study in the future. You should say:

  • Why you want to study that subject

  • What things about that subject you find particularly interesting

  • Where it is possible to study that subject

And say if you think you will start studying it soon or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is higher education too expensive in your country?
2. Should all students pay for their university education?
3. Can you compare the education your parents had with the education that you received?
4. What changes do you think will happen in the classrooms of the near future?
5. Let’s move on to university education. What advantages do universities bring to society?
6. Which is more important, research or teaching?
7. What makes a good university student?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 39

science

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to science. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 40

Describe an area of science that you are interested in. You should say

  • What it is

  • What you can learn from it

  • When you started become interested in it

And explain how this area of science helps you

Describe a scientific subject that you learned about in high school. You should say:

  • what subject it was

  • who taught you this subject

  • what you learned from it

and explain how this subject helped you in your life.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on

Shopping

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Shopping. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 41

Describe a shopping street in your hometown. You should say:

  • What things you can buy there

  • What the most popular shops are

  • Any changes there have been over the years

And say if you think shopping there will become more or less popular in the future, and why

Describe a shop in your hometown or the place you are living now. You should say:

  • Where it is

  • What it sells

  • What the advantages of shopping there are

And, if you think it will be popular or not in the future, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is shopping a popular activity in your country?
2. How have shopping habits changed over recent years?
3. To what extent do you think advertising affects the way people shop?
4. Do you think shopping habits are likely to change in the future?
5. Why do some people prefer to purchase brand name products produced abroad?
6. Is service better in large shops or in small shops?
7. What do people do when they get bad service?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 41

Social problems

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Social problems. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 42

Describe a problem in your city. You should say:

  • what it is

  • how serious it is

  • what causes this problem

and say what can be done to solve or reduce the effects of this problem.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What social problems are there in your country?
2. What about poverty? What can be done to alleviate poverty?
3. Are there many charities in your country?
4. Let’s move on to talk about the overpopulation problem. Why do so many people move to live in cities?
5. What problems does overpopulation cause?
6. Finally, let’s talk about crime. What is the difference between major and minor crime?
7. Do you think all criminals should go to prison?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 42

Sports

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Sports. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 43

Talk about a sport you like doing or watching. You should say:

  • How you first became interested in it

  • Why you are interested in it

  • What equipment and skills are needed for it

And say if you think it is an easy sport to do or not, and why

Talk about a sport many people enjoy but you have never tried. You should say:

  • What equipment is needed for it

  • What some of the rules are

  • What kinds of people this sport is popular with

And say if you think you will do this sport in the near future or not, and why

Talk about a sport that interests you but you have never tried. You should say:

  • Where it is usually played

  • What kinds of people usually play it

  • Why it interests you

And say if you think you will ever do this sport or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What types of sports are popular in your country?
2. Do you think the types of sports that are popular will change in the future?
3. Let’s move on to talk about some positive aspects of sports. In your opinion, what are the benefits of playing a sport?
4. What about cultural aspects? How can sports bring people from different countries closer together?
5. Do you think old people can keep fit by playing sports or exercising?
6. Finally, let’s talk about Olympic Games. How are the Olympic players trained in your country? Do they usually start training when they are born?
7. Why would somebody dislike watching the Olympic Games?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 43

Teacher

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Teacher. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 44

Describe the best teacher you have had. You should say:

  • what subject the teacher taught

  • when you studied with him or her

  • what made that person a good teacher

  • and explain why you think this person was the best teacher you’ve had.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How well-respected are teachers in your society?
2. Do you think teachers get paid enough money in your country?
3. What role should the teacher have in the classroom?
4. In your opinion, what are the most important qualities for a good teacher to have?
5. Let’s move on to teaching aspects. In your opinion, how can a teacher make lessons for children more interesting?
6. Do you think computers will one day replace teachers in the classroom?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 44

Things

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Things. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 45

Describe something you own which is very important to you.

You should say:

  • where you got it

  • how long you have had it

  • what you use it to do

And explain why it is important to you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kinds of possessions are considered high-status to people in your country?
2. Were different possessions thought of as valuable in the past?
3. Why do you think people need to show their status in society?
4. Let’s move on to the role of advertising. Do you think advertising influences what people buy?
5. Do advertisements give correct information, or do they encourage people to buy things that they may not need?
6. Is advertising really necessary in modern society?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 45

Traditional products

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Traditional products. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 46

Talk about a traditional product which is very popular in your country. You should say

  • What the product is

  • How it is made

  • Why it is popular

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What different types of traditional products are produced in your country?
2. In you opinion, why do traditional products attract tourists?
3. Do you think there are benefits of traditional products to locals?
4. Do you think the government should help in the promotion of traditional products?
5. Let’s move on from traditional products to traditions. Do you think because of globalization countries are adopting each other traditions.
6. Did the traditional things of the past are of better quality than present day things?
7. Do you think it is necessary to protect traditions?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 46

Transportation

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Transportation. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 47

Describe the transportation system in your hometown or the place you are living now. You should say

  • What kind of transportation there is

  • Which kind of transportation most people use

  • What the good points and bad points of the transportation system are

And say if you think most people are happy with the transportation system or not, and why

Talk about one means of transportation that you often use. You should mention:

  • Where you usually go by that means of transportation

  • What the advantages of that method of travelling are

  • What the disadvantages are

And say if you think you will use that means of transport more or less often in the future, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Have the types of transportation people use changed much over the last few decades?
2. How has transportation improved in recent years?
3. Do you think transportation is likely to continue to improve in the future?
4. What is your take on introducing transportation passes?
5. Let’s move on to the transportation system in your country. It is faster to travel by public transportation or by car in your country?
6. What are the impacts of Uber on transportation in your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 47

Travel

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Travel. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 48

Describe a journey you have been on. You should say

  • Where you went

  • What kind or kinds of transport you used

  • How long the journey took

And say whether you think it was easy to take this journey or not, and why

Talk about something tourists like to do in your country. You should say:

  • How well known the activity is

  • Why it is popular

  • What kinds of people like to do it

And say if you think it will become more popular or less popular in the future and why

Talk about a day trip you have been on. You should say:

  • Where you went

  • How you travelled

  • Why you chose to go to that place

And say whether you would like to go back to the same place again or not, and why

Talk about a part of your country you have never been to but would like to visit. You should say:

  • Why you have never been there before

  • If or when you think you might go

  • Why you would like to go

And say how you first became interested in going to that place

Talk about a foreign country you have never been to but would like to visit. You should say:

  • Why you have never been there before

  • If or when you think you might go

  • Why you would like to go

And say how you first became interested in going to that place

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do some people prefer to travel abroad rather than travel in their own country?
2. Do you think traveling to another country can change the way that people think?
3. Do you think it’s safer to travel today than in the past?
4. Let’s move on to tourism. What are some famous tourist spots in your country?
5. What are the positive impacts of tourism in your country?
6. What are the negative impacts of tourism in your country?
7. What can you say about the future of the tourism industry in your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 48

TV

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to TV. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 49

Describe a TV programme that you often watch. You should say:

  • What kind of programme it is

  • Why you watch it

  • When and why you first started watching it

And say if you think that programme is better than other TV programmes that are on at the same time or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Tell me about the types of programmes that are generally on television in your country.
2. Do you think state or private television is better?
3. Let’s move on from TV programmes to television in general. How has TV changed our lives?
4. Do you think TV influences the way we think?
5. Should children be allowed to watch a lot of TV?
6. Are all people on TV famous?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 49

Vegetables

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Vegetables. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 50

Describe a plant, vegetable or crop that you are familiar with. You should say:

  • Where it grows

  • Why is it important

  • What you like or dislike about it

And explain why it is important for your country.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What vegetables are common in your country?
2. Do people like to grow vegetables in your country?
3. How do people feel when they eat vegetables that they grew on their own?
4. Let’s move on to the topic of organic vegetables. As we know organic fruits and vegetables are more expensive than conventional fruits and vegetables, but they are actually worth the extra cost. Do you think organic fruit deserves a higher price?
5. Do you think the government should encourage farmers to grow more organic vegetables?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 50

Work

Below are common Speaking Part 2 questions related to Work. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 2 Practice 51

Describe your dream job.

You should say:

  • What kind of things you would do in that job

  • What the working conditions would be like

  • What kind of workplace you would work in

And say if you think you will be able to get a job like that or not, and why

Describe your dream workplace.

You should say:

  • What it would look like           

  • What facilities it would have

  • Where it would be

And say if you think you will ever work in a place like that or not, and why

Talk about a job you have done or know about.

You should say:

  • What people do in that job

  • What kind of place they work in

  • What clothes and equipment they need

And say if you think it is a satisfying job to do or not, and why

Talk about a job someone in your family does.

You should say:

  • How long that person has been doing that job

  • What the good things about that job are

  • What the difficulties of doing that job are

And say if you think that person enjoys their job or not, and why

Describe a workplace you have worked in or know about.

You should say:

  • What the building looks like

  • What is inside the building

  • What things there are to do in the local area

And say if you think it is a good place to work or not, and why

Describe a job you would like to do in the future.

You should say:

  • How and when you first became interested in that job

  • What people in that job have to do everyday

  • What qualifications and experience you need in order to get that job

And say if you think you will be able to get that job or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think job satisfaction is more important than your salary when choosing a job?
2. What skills do you think are needed to get a good job these days?
3. Do you think that women should be able to do the same jobs as men?
4. What’s the difference between white collar and blue collar jobs?
5. What jobs do you think are most valuable to society?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 51

IELTS Speaking Part 3 List of Topics

Speaking Part 3 1 - 10
Speaking Part 3 11 - 20
Speaking Part 3 21 - 30
Speaking Part 3 31 - 40
Speaking Part 3 41 - 50
Speaking Part 3 51 - 59
Quick Navigation

Advertisements

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Advertisements. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 1
1. What are popular types of advertising in today’s world?There are many popular ways companies can choose to advertise. In today’s world, the top three advertisement types are probably internet ads, TV ads, and signs. Internet ads are obviously popular because they are cheap, yet they are highly effective, and can be targeted to the customer based on their online habits. On the other hand, TV ads are probably equally as popular, because although they are more expensive, they will be viewed by a large number of people watching TV. Lastly, signs are popular to use for ads because they can be put into specific places where potential customers might see them, like department stores. So, those are some of the most popular ways to advertise.
2. What type of media advertising do you like most?Well, I would say that I prefer internet ads. I say that because the internet is the only type of media I even use these days, as I don’t own a television or listen to the radio. I like internet ads because they’re often based on my internet history, which means I only see ads that are relevant to things I’m interested in, rather than ads for things I don’t care about. Another reason why I like internet ads is that they are easy to ignore or cancel when they appear. Unlike TV commercials, which are distracting, noisy, and cannot be skipped, internet ads are usually more subtle, like a small banner on the side of the webpage that can be easily ignored. That’s why I like internet ads the best.
3. Do you think advertising influences what people buy?Yes, definitely. If there were no advertising and you went to a shop, then you would just buy whatever you wanted. Your choice might be based on what others have told you, what the product looks like, or, depending on the product, what it says on the label. Advertising builds up a brand and people then trust a certain thing because they have seen it on television or elsewhere. Also, there is so much advertising around us that it must influence us. You can’t escape it, as it is fed to us constantly in our daily lives – not only in magazines, radio and television, but on billboards, on TVs installed on trains and platforms, even in schools and universities. So yes, advertising influences what we buy.
4. What factors should be taken into account when making advertisements?I think that advertisers should bear a certain level of responsibility when they make their ads. The most important thing is they need to ensure that the information they are sharing is relatively truthful, and is not harmful or destructive in some way. For example, fast food ads for fried chicken should not turn around and try to convince people that the food they’re selling is somehow healthy. They can, however, promote how delicious the food is. Advertisers should try to tell the truth as much as possible.
5. Is advertising really necessary in modern society?It could be seen as necessary in terms of the fact that, as I mentioned before, there are so many choices that we might need someone to guide us in what to buy, or to give us some extra information about products. Without this, it would be difficult to know where to start. However, that said, I’m not sure that I would regard it as ‘necessary’, as overall I think it may do more harm than good. As we just discussed, advertising encourages people to buy things they might not need. We live in a consumer society and many people are in debt because we are encouraged to buy and buy, and I’m sure advertising plays a major role in this. Without advertising, we could just do our own research and decide what we really need. So no, I would not say that advertising in necessary in modern society.
6. Let’s move on from types of advertising to the impact of advertising on children. How does advertising influence children?It seems to me that advertising can affect kids in a few different ways. First of all, advertisements can mislead and confuse children by exaggerating the effects a product can have, like how makeup ads try to convince people that their eyelashes will grow if they use a particular brand of mascara. Secondly, ads can affect children’s self-image and self-esteem by causing them to think that they need to be like the people in the ads, who are often misrepresentations of real people. Impressionable children who see ads may get the wrong idea about some things.
7. Is there any advertising that can be harmful to children?Unfortunately, there are some ads that can be harmful to kids. For example, ads for types of foods and drinks which contain high amounts of sugar and fat can manipulate children into wanting to eat these foods. Another way that ads can harm children is that they can negatively affect children’s self-esteem. Children who see models in advertisements may believe that they need to look like those people, and become upset when they aren’t able to achieve perfection. So, promoting unhealthy influences and lowering self-esteem are a few reasons why ads can be harmful to kids.

Art

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Art. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 2
1. How do people in your country feel about art?Art holds a special place in my country. In fact, there are many museums and art galleries where a wide range of local and international works of art are displayed. People from all walks of life visit them. They love art and appreciate artists.
2. Do people in your country prefer music over art?Yes, they do. Music is an integral part of people’s life. Indians love all genres of music like classical, rap, pop, rock and even jazz. I’d like to mention that young and old people have different tastes in music. It seems to me that the younger generation enjoys music with fast-paced beats, whereas the elderly tend to listen to slow and soothing music.
3. What are some traditional art forms in your country?In my country, most traditional style art forms are still relatively popular today. Some of the types of art you’ll see in my country are calligraphy art, which looks like beautiful writing, and traditional landscape paintings, which are usually of peaceful mountains or forests. I like the traditional art in my country, because it is unique from any other place in the world. If you visit museums in my country, it is likely that you’ll see this type of traditional art there.
4. How has art changed in the past few decades in your country?I don’t think that the most popular art forms have changed much in the past 20 or 30 years, but I think the way that younger generations are expressing themselves is beginning to change. What I mean by that is, traditional art forms are still the dominant forms of art today, but that is beginning to shift towards more modern art forms. For example, 20 years ago there were hardly any abstract artists, but today I see more and more young artists who are creating more experimental, modern art pieces to display. Although the change has been slow so far, I think art will change even more drastically in the future.
5. Let’s move on from art in your country to art education. Do you think children should study art in school?Yes, although I don’t have any children of my own, I’m sure when I do I will want them to study art in school. I think art has an important place in society, and on top of that, children can use art to learn how to be creative and express themselves, even if they do not become artists in the future. Art can influence us in many ways, and even teach us how to understand others’ points of view, which means it’s important for all children to study art in school.
6. How can children benefit from learning about art?There are few different ways that children can benefit from learning about art, such as developing their creative sides, learning how to express themselves, and learning about how other people think and feel. For example, even a student who isn’t interested in becoming an artist can still express his feelings of happiness or sadness through a painting at school, which is beneficial for his emotional development. That’s why I think children in schools can be positively affected by learning about art.
7. Do you think the government should provide support for art and cultural activities?Art and cultural programs help people connect with their cultures. To keep our cultural diversity alive, the work artists do must be promoted at all levels. Any kind of support, whether it be in the form of money or other resources, will enable artists to make a decent living and earn respect in society.

Books

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Books. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 3
1. Do people read more nowadays?I think that’s tough to say, but all in all I would guess that people today read less than people in the past did. Take someone like my mom for example. In the past, she was a very avid reader, and would finish at least a few books every week. These days, she still reads occasionally, but with all of the great TV shows available to stream instantly, she actually spends a lot more time watching TV. So, I think people today read less because of the wide availability of other sources of entertainment, like TV.
2. Do you read before going to bed?If I do read, it’s usually when I’m trying to pass the time, like on the train or in the car. I rarely read at home, because I actually spend quite a bit of time on my computer or watching TV. If I do read before bed, I get sleepy. I usually end up falling asleep with the book on my face, which is not a pleasant surprise when I wake up, and later have to reread the page again because I was too tired the first time. That’s why I don’t read much before going to bed.
3. In your opinion, how will e-books affect paper books?I think the rising popularity of e-books has already begun to affect paper books in some ways. One way is in book sales, which has dropped steadily over the past few years, and will likely continue to do so in the future. Another way that e-books affect paper books is that some author’s are choosing to publish their books online, which means fewer books are published on paper these days. So, overall, e-books affect paper books by making them less important, and fewer in number.
4. What's the difference between films and books?There are really two big differences between films and books. The first difference is that with books, especially those with no pictures, the reader must imagine the settings and appearances of the characters by using the author’s descriptions, and their imaginations. While in films, which are visual, the person watching can just see what the actor or place looks like, and doesn’t need to use any imagination. Another big difference between these two is that films are usually much shorter in length than books, so they contain fewer details. If a book with 500 pages is made into a film, filmmakers will probably have to sacrifice some subplots and minor things in the story. Those are some of the ways films and books differ.
5. Let’s move on to the topic of traditional literature in your country.  What is one example of traditional literature in your country?Well, there are many kinds of traditional literature that were originally written in several different languages. One famous example I can think of is an epic poem which was written over two thousand years ago called the Ramayana. The poem was written in Sanskrit, and it describes the life of a god named Rama.
6. Do you like reading the traditional literature of your country?Yes, I love it. Reading traditional literature brings me closer to the country that I live in and it is very enjoyable. Because, when you read literature from a particular country, you get to know more about its culture and it is truly my dream to explore my country and understand it more deeply.

Business

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Business. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 4
1. In your opinion, do business people have to work long hours?
2. How do business people relax?
3. Let’s move on to the topic of small businesses. How can a small business grow big?
4. In your opinion, what kind of small businesses will young people have in the future?
5. In your opinion, what skills are required to start a small business?
6. Finally, let’s talk about globalization. What are the impacts of globalization on small and large businesses?

Change

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Change. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 5
1. Do you think change is good?
2. What are some of the major changes that occur to people throughout their lives?
3. Is your country changing rapidly?
4. In what ways have changes in technology changed people's lives?
5. Why do old people not accept change?

City

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to City. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 6
1. In your opinion, what makes a city a good one to live in?
2. What are the advantages of living in a city?
3. Let’s move on from the positive aspects of cities to the negative aspects of cites. In your opinion, what are the negative aspects of crowded cities?
4. How can governments improve living standards in crowded cities?
5. What about air quality? What can people do to improve the air quality in the city?

Company

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Company. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 8
1. What is the difference between big companies and small companies?
2. Are there many big companies in your country?
3. What are the good things about working for a big company?
4. Should big companies be punished more seriously than small companies?
5. Why do some people choose to work at an international company?
6. Let’s move on to the topic of companies’ services. How can a company maintain the quality of the service that it gives to the public?
7. Do you think it's important for a company to provide after-sales service?

Decision

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Decision. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 9
1. Why do some people find it hard to make decisions?
2. How important is it to get advice from other people when making decisions?
3. Why is it sometimes difficult to accept advice?
4. What are some of the most important decisions young people have to make?
5. Do you agree that parents should make important decisions for their children?
6. Is it better to make a decision thinking about what you want or thinking about what other people want?

Electronic devices

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Electronic devices. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 10
1. What are the most popular electronic devices in today’s world?
2. What devices do you think will be popular in the future?
3. Let’s move on to the role of electronic devices in today’s society. Do you think people spend too much money on electronic devices?
4. In what ways can electronic devices make our lives harder?
5. What would the world be like without computers?
6. Should children be taught to use computers at school?

Environment

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Environment. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 11
1. What are some of the main environmental problems in your county?
2. Why should people be concerned about the environment?
3. How can people protect the environment?
4. Do you think money should be spent on protecting animals?
5. Do you think more should be done to protect natural scenic spots in your country?
6. Let’s move on to water pollution. Is water pollution a problem in your country?
7. What can individuals do to try and ensure water is kept clean?
8. Do you think problems with the cleanliness of water will improve in the future?

Exciting experience

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Exciting experience. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 12
1. Can you compare some exciting activities people do now with activities people did 20 years ago?
2. Why do some people enjoy doing dangerous sports?
3. Do you think some dangerous activities should be banned?
4. Let’s move on from exciting activities to people doing new things in general. Should people try doing new things?
5. What problems can people have when they try new activities for the first time?
6. Do you think it’s best to do new things on your own or with other people?

Family

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Family. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 13
1. Is family important in your country?
2. Who should be responsible to care for the elderly? Should it be the family or the government?
3. How has the size of the average family changed in your country in the last few decades?
4. How do you think families will change in the future?
5. Let’s move on to the roles of different family members. Should husbands and wives have different roles within the family?
6. What role do grandparents play in the family in your country?

Food

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Food. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 14
1. What are the types of food that people eat in your country.
2. What about foreign food? What kinds of foreign food are popular in your country?
3. In your country, is it important to have a meal together with your family?
4. Is food now better than in the past?
5. Let’s move on to diet and eating habits. Do you think our diet is important?
6. What is a balanced diet?
7. How are the eating habits now in your country different from eating habits in the past?
8. How might eating habits change in coming decades?

Friends

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Friends. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 15
1. What is the importance of friends?
2. Would you like to have a few very good friends or a lot of just friends?
3. If you had a problem, would you go to your friends or family? Why?
4. Do you think it is always better to talk to your friends about such a problem?
5. Is it important to have friends from other countries?

Clothes

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Clothes. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 7
1. Can clothing tell you much about a person in your country?
2. Do people still wear traditional clothing in your country?
3. How has clothing fashion changed in your country over the last few decades?
4. Let’s move on from clothing to uniforms. Why do some companies ask their staff to wear uniforms?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having uniforms at work?
6. For which jobs are people required to wear a uniform in your country?
7. Do you think people are treated differently when they are in uniform?

Furniture

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Furniture. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 16
1. In what situations do people in your country buy furniture?
2. In families in your country, who usually decides what furniture to buy for the home?
3. How do people  in your country decide what furniture to buy for the home or office?
4. Do people in your country prefer traditional or modern styles of furniture?

Gifts

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Gifts. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 17
1. Why do people give gifts in our society?
2. Why do some people like to give handmade gifts instead of purchasing them in a store?
3. What kind of educational gifts can be given to children?
4. Let’s talk about giving money to children as a gift. Do you think is it good to give money to children as a gift?
5. When do you think giving money as a gift to children is a good idea? Why?

Health

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Health. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 18
1. How can people improve their health?
2. Do elderly people exercise much in your country?
3. Do you think all illnesses can be prevented?
4. Do you think that illnesses will be less common in the future?
5. Do you think healthcare should be free?
6. What makes someone a good doctor?

Help

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Help. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 19
1. Do you like helping others?
2. Do you think people are less willing to help others these days compared to the past?
3. Do people today trust others as much as they used to in the past?
4. How do people in your community help each other?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of educating children to help people. In your view, should children be taught to help others?
6. In your opinion, how can we encourage children to help others?
7. What about students? How can students, such as high-school students, help each other?

History

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to History. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 20
1. Do you think history is important?
2. Do you like to learn about history?
3. What do you think we can learn by studying history?
4. Let’s move on to different ways of learning about history. In your opinion, how can people learn about history?
5. Do you think people can learn history from films or TV programs?
6. Do you think the internet is a good place to learn about history?
7. What is the effect of technology on how people learn about history?

Holiday

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Holiday. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 21
1. First of all, why do people go on holiday?
2. How important is it for families to go on holiday together?
3. Why do some people go on holiday alone?
4. How have holidays changed over the past few decades?
5. What kind of holidays will be popular in the future?
6. Let’s move on to talk about taking holidays in foreign country. Do you think is it better to take a holiday in your own country or in a foreign country?
7. What problems can people have on holiday in a foreign country?

Influence

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Influence. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 22
1. What types of people influence the young in your country?
2. What type of people, such as parents, teachers, or friends, are best to influence young people’s behavior?
3. Why it is important for young people to have role models?
4. What do you think young people will be influenced by the most in the future?

Internet

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Internet. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 23
1. How do you think the Internet will change people's buying habits in the future?
2. What are the pros and cons of shopping online?
3. Is the Internet important for education?
4. Do you think parents should supervise their children’s use of the Internet?
5. What's the best age for children to use the Internet?
6. Why do children start using the Internet very early nowadays?
7. Let’s move on to what people do on the Internet. What do you think people do on the Internet?
8. What about elderly people? Do elderly people use the Internet very much?

Language

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Language. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 24
1. In your opinion, why do people learn foreign languages?
2. Why do some people learn languages so quickly?
3. Let’s move on to different aspects of learning a new language. Is making foreign friends the best way to learn a new language?
4. Do you think grammar is important when it comes to learning a new foreign language?
5. What about teachers? What qualities should a good language teacher have?

Late

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Late. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 25
1. What is the general attitude towards arriving somewhere late in your country?
2. What is an example of a time that it is very important for people to arrive on time in your country?
3. Can you suggest some ways to make sure you are not late for anything?
4. Let’s move on to how modern technology influences the way that people manage time. Do you think computers make it easier or more difficult to manage time?
5. How can modern technology help people arrive early?
6. Do you think it is easy to manage your time in the modern world?

Hobbies

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Hobbies. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 26
1. What types of leisure activities are popular in your country?
2. Are there the types of leisure activities that are still as popular today as they were in the past?
3. What types of leisure activities may become more popular in the future?
4. Let’s move on to the importance of leisure activities. Why it is important for people to have time for leisure activities?
5. Finally, why are some activities more popular than others?

Machine

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Machine. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 27
1. What kinds of machines are used for housework in modern homes in your country?
2. How have these machines benefited people? Are there any negative effects of using them?
3. Do you think all new homes will be equipped with household machines in the future? Why?
4. Let’s move on to technology. Do you think people rely too much on technology?
5. Do you think men and women view technology differently?
6. Finally, let’s talk about the impact of technology on employment. How have developments in technology affected employment in your country?
7. Some people think that technology has brought more stress than benefits to employed people nowadays. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Memory

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Memory. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 28
1. Do you think it's important to have a good memory?
2. Why do sometimes people forget things?
3. Which do you think is more important to remember, a business meeting or a meeting with a friend?
4. Are there any things that are especially important for people to memorize?
5. Let’s move on from memory to family history. Why do people want to remember their family history?
6. What can you do to learn more about your family history?

Money

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Money. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 29
1. Is money important to you?
2. What is the relationship between money and power?
3. Let’s move on to teaching children about money. How do you think parents can teach the value of money to their children?
4. Do you think it is important to teach children money skills?
5. Should we let children buy whatever they want with money they’ve saved?

Museum

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Museum. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 30
1. Do you think people can learn about history in museums?
2. What about science? How can museums help us learn about science?
3. Many children these days don’t like museums. Why is that?
4. Are history museums useful?
5. Should museums be free?
6. Will museums be replaced by technology someday?

Music

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Music. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 31
1. What kind of music is popular in your country?
2. How does pop music now compare to when you were growing up?
3. Is foreign music or music from your country more popular with people your age?
4. Let’s move on to the role of government on music. Do you think is it necessary for the government to require all children to learn music?
5. Do you think the government needs to do more to preserve traditional music? What could they do?
6. Finally, let’s talk about illegal downloading of music. There's a lot of pirated music. Do you agree that we should support official music?
7. What are some possible advantages and disadvantages of being stricter about the illegal downloading of music?
8. Do you think CDs will have any role in the music industry in the future?

News

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to News. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 32
1. How do people get their news in today’s society?
2. How do you think people will get their news in the future?
3. How does modern technology affect the delivery of news?
4. Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of good news. In your opinion, when do people share good news?
6. How do people share good news?

Parenting

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Parenting. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 33
1. For parents, what is important when bringing up their children?
2. Do you think mothers and fathers have different roles to play in bringing up a child?
3. Let’s move on to education of children. Do you think hitting children is sometimes necessary for discipline?
4. Do you think sweets are a good thing to reward children with?
5. Do you think parents spend too much on buying toys for their children?

Party

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Party. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 34
1. When do people usually have parties in your country?
2. What makes a good party?
3. What are the main reasons why people organise family parties in your country?
4. In some places people spend a lot of money on parties that celebrate special family events. Is this ever true in your country? Do think this is a good trend or a bad trend?
5. How important is it to celebrate important events with a group of people?
6. Why do some people think that national celebrations are a waste of government money? Do you agree or disagree with this view? Why?

Plans

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Plans. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 35
1. In general, do you think planning is important?
2. Do you think people should make highly detailed plans or just general plans?
3. What types of people like to make plans?
4. Why do you think some people dislike making plans?
5. Let’s move on from planning to career plans. Do you think it's important for a person to have a career plan?
6. How do most people plan their futures in their education and careers?
7. Do you think it's important for young people to get advice from their parents when planning a career?

Products

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Products. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 36
1. What kinds of products are mostly imported into your country?
2. In your opinion, why do some people like to buy imported products?
3. Let’s move on to local products. What are some famous local products in your country?
4. Do you think a country should make everything it needs or import some things?
5. What are the disadvantages of a country producing everything it needs?
6. Finally, let’s talk about globalisation. Do you think the globalisation of industries and commerce is a good thing?
7. What are the impacts of globalization on international trade?

Restaurants

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Restaurants. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 37
1. Do many people eat in restaurants in your country?
2. Why do some people enjoy eating out?
3. Is it expensive to eat out in your country?
4. Let’s move on from eating in restaurants to cooking at home. Do you like to cook at home?
5. Nowadays, more and more people are unwilling to cook. Why is this happening?
6. What’s the difference between restaurant food and home-cooked food?

Rules

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Rules. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 38
1. Why do we have rules in society?
2. Do you think it's necessary to set up rules about overworking people?
3. What are some examples of rules that exist in many families?
4. What are some rules that exist in schools or workplaces in your country?
5. Do you think that the students themselves should have a say in what kinds of school rules there are?

School

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to School. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 39
1. Is higher education too expensive in your country?
2. Should all students pay for their university education?
3. Can you compare the education your parents had with the education that you received?
4. What changes do you think will happen in the classrooms of the near future?
5. Let’s move on to university education. What advantages do universities bring to society?
6. Which is more important, research or teaching?
7. What makes a good university student?

Science

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Science. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 40
1. Do you think science is important?
2. Do you think science can change our society?
3. Which area of science has been the most important in the last one hundred years?
4. Let’s move on to talk about inventions. What do you think have been some of the most important inventions in the past 100 years or so?
5. Why do you think some inventions have not been successful in the marketplace?
6. Do you think it's good that new inventions are appearing so often?
7. Do you think there will be any negative effects resulting from future technology?

Shopping

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Shopping. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 41
1. Is shopping a popular activity in your country?
2. How have shopping habits changed over recent years?
3. To what extent do you think advertising affects the way people shop?
4. Do you think shopping habits are likely to change in the future?
5. Why do some people prefer to purchase brand name products produced abroad?
6. Is service better in large shops or in small shops?
7. What do people do when they get bad service?

Social problems

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Social problems. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 42
1. What social problems are there in your country?
2. What about poverty? What can be done to alleviate poverty?
3. Are there many charities in your country?
4. Let’s move on to talk about the overpopulation problem. Why do so many people move to live in cities?
5. What problems does overpopulation cause?
6. Finally, let’s talk about crime. What is the difference between major and minor crime?
7. Do you think all criminals should go to prison?

Sports

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Sports. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 43
1. What types of sports are popular in your country?
2. Do you think the types of sports that are popular will change in the future?
3. Let’s move on to talk about some positive aspects of sports. In your opinion, what are the benefits of playing a sport?
4. What about cultural aspects? How can sports bring people from different countries closer together?
5. Do you think old people can keep fit by playing sports or exercising?
6. Finally, let’s talk about Olympic Games. How are the Olympic players trained in your country? Do they usually start training when they are born?
7. Why would somebody dislike watching the Olympic Games?

Teacher

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Teacher. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 44
1. How well-respected are teachers in your society?
2. Do you think teachers get paid enough money in your country?
3. What role should the teacher have in the classroom?
4. In your opinion, what are the most important qualities for a good teacher to have?
5. Let’s move on to teaching aspects. In your opinion, how can a teacher make lessons for children more interesting?
6. Do you think computers will one day replace teachers in the classroom?

Things

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Things. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 45
1. What kinds of possessions are considered high-status to people in your country?
2. Were different possessions thought of as valuable in the past?
3. Why do you think people need to show their status in society?
4. Let’s move on to the role of advertising. Do you think advertising influences what people buy?
5. Do advertisements give correct information, or do they encourage people to buy things that they may not need?
6. Is advertising really necessary in modern society?

Traditional products

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Traditional products. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 46
1. What different types of traditional products are produced in your country?
2. In you opinion, why do traditional products attract tourists?
3. Do you think there are benefits of traditional products to locals?
4. Do you think the government should help in the promotion of traditional products?
5. Let’s move on from traditional products to traditions. Do you think because of globalization countries are adopting each other traditions.
6. Did the traditional things of the past are of better quality than present day things?
7. Do you think it is necessary to protect traditions?

Transportation

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Transportation. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 47
1. Have the types of transportation people use changed much over the last few decades?
2. How has transportation improved in recent years?
3. Do you think transportation is likely to continue to improve in the future?
4. What is your take on introducing transportation passes?
5. Let’s move on to the transportation system in your country. It is faster to travel by public transportation or by car in your country?
6. What are the impacts of Uber on transportation in your country?

Travel

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Travel. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 48
1. Why do some people prefer to travel abroad rather than travel in their own country?
2. Do you think traveling to another country can change the way that people think?
3. Do you think it’s safer to travel today than in the past?
4. Let’s move on to tourism. What are some famous tourist spots in your country?
5. What are the positive impacts of tourism in your country?
6. What are the negative impacts of tourism in your country?
7. What can you say about the future of the tourism industry in your country?

TV

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to TV. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 49
1. Tell me about the types of programmes that are generally on television in your country.
2. Do you think state or private television is better?
3. Let’s move on from TV programmes to television in general. How has TV changed our lives?
4. Do you think TV influences the way we think?
5. Should children be allowed to watch a lot of TV?
6. Are all people on TV famous?

Vegetables

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Vegetables. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 50
1. What vegetables are common in your country?
2. Do people like to grow vegetables in your country?
3. How do people feel when they eat vegetables that they grew on their own?
4. Let’s move on to the topic of organic vegetables. As we know organic fruits and vegetables are more expensive than conventional fruits and vegetables, but they are actually worth the extra cost. Do you think organic fruit deserves a higher price?
5. Do you think the government should encourage farmers to grow more organic vegetables?

Work

Below are common Speaking Part 3 questions related to Work. If you want to record your answers and listen to the IELTS speaking questions, click on Ielts Speaking 3 Practice 51
1. Do you think job satisfaction is more important than your salary when choosing a job?
2. What skills do you think are needed to get a good job these days?
3. Do you think that women should be able to do the same jobs as men?
4. What’s the difference between white collar and blue collar jobs?
5. What jobs do you think are most valuable to society?
 
Looking for IELTS preparation?

Check out our NEW IELTS prep online learning tool called IELTS Tutor.
IELTS Tutor will help you achieve your target score with 1500+ IELTS practice questions.

Try IELTS Tutor Free!

Popular Videos

Check out our YouTube channel for more IELTS preparation videos
BestMyTest on YouTube