IELTS Speaking Questions March & May 2023
Describe an important building in your hometown or city. You should say: - where it is - what it looks like - what it is used for - and explain why you think it is important.
Describe an event that changed your life (or, changed you) in a good way. You should say: - when it happened - where it happened - what the change was - and explain how you benefited from this change.
Describe a garden or park you enjoyed visiting. You should say: - where it was - what it looked like - what you did (or, were doing) there - and explain why you liked it.
Describe a (very) intelligent person you know. You should say: - who this person is - when and where you (first) met them (him or her) - what this person does in life (e.g., work/ study) - and explain why you think this person is intelligent.
Describe something (special) that you saved money to buy. You should say: - what it was - how long it took you to save enough money to buy it - why you wanted to buy this thing - how you got (or, earned) the money - and explain how you felt when (or, after) you bought it.
Describe something important that you once forgot to do. You should say: - what you forgot to do - when this happened - where it happened - and explain how you felt about it later.
Describe a restaurant you like You should say: - where it is - how often you go there - what food it has. - and explain why you like it.
Describe a present (a gift) you received when you were a child You should say: - what the present was - who gave it to you - how you used this present - and explain how you felt when you got this present.*
Describe a film you didn't like. You should say: - when you saw it - where you saw it - what it was about - and explain why you didn't like it.
Describe something special you brought home from a holiday. You should say: - what it was - when and where you went on this holiday - what you did with it after you brought it home - and explain why you thought it was special.
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Describe an antique or some other old object that your family has kept for a long time. You should say: - what it is - how your family first got this thing - how long your family has kept it - and explain why this thing is important to your family.
Describe a place where you would like to have (or, build) a home. You should say: - Where it is - What the place looks like - How you know about the place - When you first went to this place - What work you would do if you lived there - and explain why you would like to live there.
Describe a time when you stayed (far) away from your home. You should say: - where it was - how long you stayed there - what you did there (or, why you stayed there) - and explain how you felt about (staying at) this place.
Describe a time when you are very busy. You should say: - when this time is - what you do at this time - how you arrange your time - and explain how you feel after this busy time is over.
Describe a high school, university or evening class (or course) you studied You should say: - what you did in this class (or course) - how long the class or course was - who taught the class (or course) - and explain why you chose to study this subject (or course)
Describe a time when you had a problem with a piece of equipment (e.g., a TV or a washing machine) You should say: - what equipment - what problem you had - when you had this problem - and explain what you did about this problem.
Describe a book that you enjoyed reading. You should say: - what the book was - what was in this book - why you read it - and explain what effect the book had on you
Describe a sport you like to watch or play. You should say: - what people wear in this sport - what equipment is used in this sport - how this sport is played - and explain why you like this sport.
Describe a success of your friend that made you feel proud. You should say: - who this friend was (or, is) - what success they had - how your friend celebrated this success - and explain why you were proud of your friend's success.