IELTS Speaking Model Questions

The IELTS speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three parts – an interview, a short speech and a discussion. The IELTS speaking test questions can repeat. That means you can improve your score by familiarizing yourself with the questions asked in recent IELTS tests.

The following questions were asked in an IELTS speaking test held in Vietnam in July 2011.


Can you tell me your full name?
Tell me something about your apartment.
What do you like about your apartment?
Is there anything you don’t like about your apartment?
Is there anything you would like to change in the apartment?
When you buy things do you pay attention to their color?
Do you like dark or light colors? Why?
How important were colors to you when you were a child?
Do you like your name?
Have you ever wanted to change your name?
Who names children in your country?
Could you tell me something about the naming ceremony in your country?

Cue Card

Test takers were asked to speak about a character they have admired since childhood. A cue card was given with the following questions:

Who is he / she?
Why do you admire him / her?
What has she / him done?


What kinds of characters are usually admired by adults these days? Why?
Why do people admire fictional characters even when they know that they are not real?
What are the characteristics of an actor who has a huge fan-following?
Do you think that characters from movies inspire our lives? Why?

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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