IELTS Speaking Sample Test With Answers

The IELTS Speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three sections. Here is a sample speaking test with answers. All of these questions were asked in recent IELTS tests. Since IELTS speaking questions can repeat, it is a good idea to practice answering as many questions as possible.


What is your name?
My name is Anita.

Are you coming from a large city or a small town?

I am coming from a small town in Kerala. Kerala is a south Indian state known for its backwaters and scenic landscape.

Are you good at remembering names or numbers?

Well, I guess I am good at remembering names. I still remember the names of most of my old classmates. But I am not very good at remembering numbers. Sometimes, I find it difficult to remember my own telephone number.

Does any number have a special significance in your life?

I am not really into numerology, however, I have often felt that the number 9 is lucky for me. I was born on May 9, so maybe that is the reason.

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Where should your ideal house be located?

I don’t like noisy surroundings so my ideal house should be located in a quiet area away from the city. However, it must still be well connected to the city as I work there. I am also particular about having all the necessary amenities like shopping malls, schools and hospitals within walking distance.

Who should be living there with you?

My parents and siblings. I have lived all my life with them, so I’m very close to them. I don’t think I can live without them.

How large it should be?

It should be neither too large nor too small. Large houses might look attractive, but they also require a lot of maintenance. So I would much rather have a medium sized house that has just enough space for all of us.


Would you like to live in a rural area? What do you think about living in a rural area?

Well, I don’t know. I lived all my life in a small town so I am not exactly familiar with the rural way of living. That said, I would still like to try it for a few days. And if I like it, I might consider buying a weekend home in a rural idea. But I don’t think I will ever want to move into a rural area for good.

What do you think about the urbanization process?

I think it is unavoidable. As population increases more and more people will have to move into cities in search of jobs. The cities have to grow in order to accommodate migrant workers from rural areas. This will naturally lead to urbanization.

Manjusha Nambiar

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