Tips, Topics, Questions

To be completely arranged for the IELTS Speaking Test and accomplish a high score, it assists with getting acquainted with the sorts of themes and questions that are regularly found in this piece of the test.

Beneath you’ll discover instances of themes and inquiries for each area of the IELTS Speaking Test. On the whole, a brisk review of how the Speaking Test is organized and scored.

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Test Information

The IELTS Speaking test is the briefest piece of the IELTS test. It is partitioned into three areas, enduring altogether from 11 to 14 minutes, and is actually the equivalent for both the Academic and General Training renditions of the test.

The Speaking test is directed as an up close and personal meeting in a tranquil room, where an Examiner sits with a folio of inquiries that she may choose from. These inquiries are intended to survey your relational abilities in English — in different words, how well you can pass on data and thoughts utilizing right language structure, fitting jargon, and clear elocution.

Your score is determined by four standards:

Pronunciation — your capacity to articulate words and express thoughts with fitting pressure, inflection, and mood

Lexical Resource — your capacity to utilize words fitting for a given theme, and to manage circumstances where you overlook a particular word or expression

Syntactic Range and Accuracy — your capacity to shape sentences with various parts (provisos) utilizing suitable pronouns and action word tenses

Familiarity and Coherence — your by and large capacity to talk effectively and to be seen effectively (without long delays or confounding connections between thoughts)

Note that the IELTS Speaking Test doesn’t evaluate your open talking aptitudes or truthfulness — so you won’t improve your score by discussing scripted data from memory or by dealing with the test like a police cross examination or court declaration.

Test Answer

Prior to taking a gander at each piece of the Speaking Test, you can see a case of the whole procedure and what a top score (Band 9) seems like:

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Speaking Topics in Part 1

The initial segment of the IELTS Speaking Test keeps going 4–5 minutes. You will be gotten some information about a few general themes, for example,

Individuals You Know — your companions, relatives, neighbors, and so on.

Spots You Know — your old neighborhood, nation, school or organization, and so on.

Things You Like — your inclinations about music, food, books, workmanship, and so on.

Things You Do — your studies or occupation, your pastimes and propensities, and so on.

The regular topic among every one of these themes is that they are natural and obvious. They don’t require particular jargon and you ought to have the option to answer them absent a lot of faltering or “thinking time”.

At the end of the day, these are run of the mill “casual discussion” questions, and planning for this piece of the test can be as straightforward as contemplating a jargon book and having heaps of discussion in English.

By and large, the majority of these inquiries in Part 1 fall into three categories — we can call them Do-You, Have-You, and Would-You questions. These three inquiries test your capacity to utilize diverse action word tenses and syntactic structures.

“Do You” Questions

For every theme, the Examiner will start by posing an overall inquiry about your advantage, propensities, or inclinations:

“What do you do on ends of the week?”

“How regularly do you tune in to music?”

“Do you for the most part watch films at home or go to the film?”

Questions like these can be replied with straightforward current state action words, yet this doesn’t mean you should keep your answers basic. Attempt to put forth an attempt to grow your answers with reasons, models, and correlations:

“On ends of the week I like to invest energy with my companions, since we once in a while observe each other during the week. In the late spring we generally visit the sea shore, while in the winter we like to do indoor exercises, similar to visit historical centers or play tabletop games.”

“As a rule, I just tune in to music at home, for example when I cook supper, since music will in general occupy me at work.”

“These days I will in general watch motion pictures at home, because of the way that there are such a significant number of more choices accessible through sites like Netflix. Be that as it may, I wouldn’t fret heading off to the film every once in a while.”

“Have You” Questions

Frequently the Examiner will likewise pose an inquiry that moves the discussion to discussing the past as well as changes that have happened after some time:

“Have you generally appreciated exhibition halls?”

“Has your preference for music changed throughout the years?”

“Have you at any point left a venue in a film?”

An odd aspect concerning the English language is the means by which action words move from the easy to the current great, when you include time-related words like consistently, ever, or throughout the years. This sort of inquiry checks your ability at utilizing time-related expressions and exchanging among at various times tenses:

“As a matter of fact, I never used to like going to historical centers, since I generally discover them dull. Be that as it may, another exhibition hall opened in our city a couple of years prior, and the staff there have done a great activity at demonstrating workmanship that is simple for less-aesthetic individuals like me to acknowledge and comprehend.”

“Truly, a considerable amount. In the past I for the most part tuned in to popular music, however after some time I have developed to adore traditional music, particularly authors like Beethoven and Brahms.”

“Just a single time, the extent that I can recall. I left a film, an extremely sappy lighthearted comedy, after just 30 minutes. Be that as it may, I additionally left in light of the fact that the auditorium was freezing cold, and I have never been back there from that point forward.”

“Would You” Questions

You can likewise anticipate that the Examiner should pose you in any event one inquiry identified with future situations or speculative circumstances:

“Do you have any leisure activities that you can envision doing as a vocation?”

“Is there an instrument that you might want to figure out how to play?”

“Which entertainer or entertainer might you most want to meet?”

Such inquiries are more uncommon in Part 1 of the IELTS test (however regularly show up in Part 3). The reason for these inquiries is to test your capacity to frame contingent articulations, which can be a basic as utilizing I might want to. In any case, this sort of inquiry additionally offers you a chance to support your score with a very much made If/Then development:

“To be completely forthright, I would prefer to keep my leisure activities and my activity discrete, in light of the fact that I believe that I would lose enthusiasm for my energy in the event that I needed to do it professionally.”

“On the off chance that I ever have enough cash, I couldn’t imagine anything better than to purchase a piano, one of those gigantic dark ones that you find in orchestra lobbies. However, a little electronic console would likewise be pleasant.”

“I figure it is enjoyable to meet Charlie Chapin, in the event that he were as yet alive. Among living film stars, be that as it may, the individual I would appreciate meeting the most is Dwayne Johnson.”

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Speaking Topics in Part 2

After around 5 minutes, the Examiner will present the following period of the Speaking Test, which is at times called “the Long Turn”.

During this piece of the test, you will be approached to represent 1–2 minutes about a specific theme. The Examiner will give you a piece of paper with the point on which you ought to talk, alongside a pen and a clear bit of paper. Prior to talking, you will have 1 moment to peruse the point and make notes about what you need to state. The Examiner will time you with a stopwatch, and disclose to you when to start talking.

The reason for this undertaking is to test your capacity to talk fluidly and lucidly for an all-encompassing timeframe (1–2 minutes). The Examiner currently needs to perceive how well you can sort out and interface a series of thoughts, and what befalls your communicated in English aptitudes when the component of time pressure is included and the help of a discussion accomplice is evacuated. Does your elocution become less clear? Does your jargon become more restricted? Would you be able to recollect which syntactic structures to utilize, considerably under pressure?

Like Part 1, the subjects in this are planned to be basic and simple to discuss. They don’t require exceptional information, and the greater part of them can be replied with essential jargon and language structure. Be that as it may, you have the open door here to help your score by utilizing propelled words, phrases, and linguistic structures — just ensure you use them in the correct manner!

In spite of the fact that it is difficult to foresee which point the Examiner will give you, the greater part of the themes fit into one of five classes: individuals, places, things, exercises, and past occasions.

The following are a few points that have showed up on the IELTS in earlier years:


Depict a notable individual you like or appreciate.

Depict somebody you realize who has begun a business.

Portray an individual who has been a significant impact in your life.

Portray somebody you realize who accomplishes something admirably.

Portray a film entertainer from your nation who is well known.


Portray a shop close to where you live that you at times visit.

Portray an intriguing spot you have visited.

Portray a spot you might want to visit later on.

Portray a celebrated traveler goal in your nation.

Portray your fantasy home.


Portray an exceptional blessing or present you provided for somebody.

Portray something you own which is essential to you.

Portray a mechanical gadget that you might want to purchase later on.

Portray a site you use to help you in your work or studies.

Portray a tune or bit of music you like.


Portray an intrigue or side interest that you appreciate.

Portray a movement that you loathe doing.

Portray a game that you appreciate playing.

Portray what you for the most part do on a normal day.

Portray a celebration that is significant in your nation.

Past Events

Portray when you helped somebody.

Depict an occasion that you went to later

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