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Recent IELTS Speaking questions 2020

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IELTS February 2020

Part 1


  1. Do you work?
  2. What do you like in your work?
  3. What is better to work in a team or alone?
  4. What do you do? Study or Job?
  5. What do you like about your job?
  6. Single work at a time or multitasking which is better (and why)?
  7. When you need lot of focus (type of work and why)?
  8. What disturbs you do when you need to focus (why and how you deal with it)?
  9. What do you like in your work?
  10. What is better to work in a team or alone?

 Hometown and city

  1. Where do you live in the city or town?
  2. What you like and dislike in your city?
  3. Want to stay there in future?
  4. How long have you been living there?
  1. Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?


  1. Where do you live in?
  2. Any parks nearby your home?
  3. How frequently you will visit parks?
  4. What you will do in parks?
  5. What is the need of visiting parks?


  1. How good are you in numbers?
  2. How numbers are important in our life?
  3. What’s your favorite number?
  1. Do you often use numbers at work?
  2. Are you good at memorizing phone numbers?


  1. Where do I live?
  2. What I do not like about where I live?
  3. Will I ever move?
  1. Do you live in apartment or house?
  2. Do you like the place?
  1. Is any shop near your place?
  2. What do you dislike about the place?
  3. Do you intend to stay there for longer?


  1. Do you love to have different haircuts?
  2. Do you like long hair?
  3. Do you want to have hair color?
  4. Do you go to barber shops?
  5. Was there a time that you felt disappointed of your hairstyle?


  1. Do you study or work?
  2. What subject do you study?
  3. Does this subject important to you and why?
  4. What’s the most difficult part of your study?
  5. What subject are you studying?
  6. What part of university life do you like best?
  1. What is the educational system like in your country?

Wild animals

  1. Do you like wild animals?
  2. Where and when did you see last time a wild animal?
  3. Do you like visiting zoo?
  4. Have you ever seen wild animals?
  5. Have you seen wild animals in the zoo?
  6. What is your favorite wild animals?
  7. Why don’t we protect the wild animals?

Use IELTS Vocabulary to describe Animals


  1. Do you like walking?
  2. Do you think you walk more now than when you were a young?
  3. Do you think people will walk more in the future?
  4. Where do you usually take a walk?
  5. Do you believe that you walk enough?


  1. Pen or pencil?
  2. You started writing with pencil or pen and why?
  3. Now you like pencil or pen?
  4. How often you buy a pen?
  5. Do you often write by hand?
  6. Do you think handwriting will be replaced by computers?


  1. Do you like water activities?
  2. Do you prefer holiday near lake or beach?
  3. What types of outdoor activities are popular in your country?
  4. How much time do you spend indoors every week?


  1. What difference do you feel in your voice now and when you were younger?
  2. Does anyone in your family have your same voice?
  3. Do you like your voice?
  1. Do you like to listen to your own recorded voice?
  2. Does your voice sound similar to your parents’ ?

 Part 2

Describe any interesting animal you saw.

  1. Where did you see?
  2. What you feel?
  3. How you know about this animal?
  4. What facts about this animal do you find most interesting?

Describe an interesting conversation you had.

  1. Who the conversation was with?
  2. Why was it interesting?
  3. When and where did it happen?
  4. What you talked about with the person ?

Describe a time when you met a person for first time

  1. Who was the person?
  2. When it was?
  3. What was the conservation and why you still remember?
  4. Are you still in contact with that person?

Describe your  job

  1. Tell me about a job which you wont like?
  2. Why You wont like?
  3. What it involves?
  4. Why you interested in this job?

Describe an occasion when you lost something

  1. How did you feel?
  2. Where it was?
  3. What you lost?
  4. Where you found it?

Describe the person who often travel by plane

  1. Who is she/he?
  2. What do they travel by plane for?
  3. Why they use plane very often?
  4. Explain why they take plane for travel?

Describe the national food of your country.

  1. What is it?
  2. Who order this food the most?
  3. Why is it popular?
  4. What ingredients are used to prepare it?

Describe crowded place

  1. Where?
  2. Why you were there?
  3. With whom?
  4. Will you go there again?

Part 3


  1. Which domestic animals you like?
  2. What impact animals has in our life?
  3. People are turning vegetarian. What do you think about this?
  4. Do you support doing an experiment on animals?
  5. Do you think it is right to keep wild animals in captivity all there life?

 Public speaking

  1. Why is public speaking sometimes difficult?
  2. Who is considered a good public speaker?
  3. Is visual graphics important in presentations?
  4. Why do people feel nervous when they are giving a speech to others?
  5. How can people improve their public speaking skills?


  1. Best vacations for you (and why)?
  2. Do you like single long vacations or number of short holidays (and why)?
  3. How important is it for families to go on holiday together?
  4. How have holidays changed over the past few decades?
  5. What kind of holidays will be popular in the future?

Traveling by plane

  1. Why do you think travel by plane is more faster and faster?
  2. What is the advantages and disadvantages of using airplane?
  3. What do they work at the airport and why they do that work?
  4. What is advantages and disadvantages when we live near the airport?

Stay focused

  1. What is the best way for concentration?
  2. How can you stay focus?
  3. What difficult that you get when you stay focus?


  1. Which products are mainly imported into your country?
  2. Why that products imported?
  3. Why some products are popular why some not?
  4. Why some investors can invent good product some not?
  1. In your opinion, why do some people like to buy imported products?


  1. What do you think fascinates humans about outer space?
  2. Do you think that’s why some stories about space travel have been so ‘imaginative’?
  3. How do you think people’s attitudes towards space exploration have changed since the first Moon landings’?
  1. To what extent do you think governments will continue to fund projects in search of life on other planets?
  2. Do you want to travel to the space?

Crowded places

  1. Where are other crowded places in your country?
  2. Why people behave differently in crowded place?
  3. Why some people like crowded place?


  1. Is toys popular in your country?
  2. Toy commercials targeted towards children. Is this form of commercialization good or bad?
  3. Some parents buy lot of toys instead of spending time with them. Is it good or bad?
  4. Is there peer pressure among children to have same toys and clothes as their friends?
  5. Which do you think is better, for children to play with toys alone or with other kids?
  6. Are there differences between toys for girls and for boys?

IELTS January 2020

Part 1


  1. Do you prefer working at night or in the morning?
  2. Why has your job changed?
  3. Describe your work
  4. Why do you like it?
  5. Any changes that you observed in your work
  6. Are you a student or do you work now?
  7. What work do you do?
  8. Do you like your job?
  9. What do you like best about your job?
  10. It’s the work itself, or the people?

Water sports

  1. Are water sports popular?
  2. Have you done water sports?
  3. What other water sports would you like to try?


  1. Do you prefer long breaks or short breaks?
  2. How often do you take a break?
  3. What do you usually do during a break?
  4. Why do you need to take a break?
  5. Do you prefer a long break or a several short breaks?

Leisure time

  1. Do you spend time with yourself?
  2. How do you spend time for yourself?
  3. Why, when was the last time?
  4. Do you prefer staying at home or going out during evenings?
  5. Do you think old and young people spend their leisure time in the same way?

Hometown and city

  1. Where are you from?
  2. How it looks like?
  3. What you dislike?
  4. Where do you live currently?
  5. What do you dislike about the town?
  6. Where is the most popular place in your hometown?
  7. Will you live there in the future?
  8. What you don’t like about the place?
  9. What do you like about the place?
  10. City problems?


  1. Where do you prefer to walking?
  2. How much time are you spend walking ?
  3. Do you walk alone or with friends?
  4. Do you walk more often now than in the past?
  5. Do you think people will walk more in the future?


  1. Do you like jeans?
  2. Is it  popular in your country ?
  3. Would you pay for expensive jeans?
  4. How many times a week do you wear jeans?
  1. Why do people wear jeans?


  1. What do you do if you have to wait?
  2. Are you a patient person?
  3. Are people in your country patient?
  4. How do you feel when people are not patient?
  5. Who is more patient, men or women?

Flat (apartments)

  1. Do you live in a house or an apartment?
  2. What kind of flats do you live in?
  3. Do you like your home and why?
  4. What is your favorite room in your home? Why?
  5. Do you plan to live there for a long time?


  1. Did you like to write with pens or pencils when you were a child?
  2.  Do you like to write with pen or pencil now?
  3. Do you enjoy writing?
  4. What age do children normally learn to write in your country? 
  5. Do you ever write letters?
  6. Do you prefer writing letters or sending emails?


  1. Do you like cakes ?
  2. Do you like to bake it ?
  3. Do you like to eat sweet things after your meal?
  4. On what occasions people in your country eat cakes?
  5. Have you baked a cake?
  6. Do you eat sweets at the end of your meal?
  7. Desserts serve in my country?


  1. Do people in your country like to drink tea or coffee?
  2. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
  3. Have you ever prepared any tea or coffee for your guests?
  4. When was the first time you ever drank tea/coffee?


  1. Do you like music? Why / why not?
  2. What kind of music do you listen to? Why?
  3. Has the music that you listen to changed since you were young?
  4. Do you think older and younger generations prefer different types of music?

Art galleries

  1. Have you visited any?
  2. Are there many art galleries where you live?
  3. Should people have to pay to go to art galleries?
  4. Did you like to go to art galleries when you were a child?


  1. Do you like history?
  2. When was the last time you read about history?
  3. Do you think history is important?
  4. Do you like to watch programmes on TV about history?
  5. Do you think you can really learn history from films and TV programmes?
  6. Do you think the internet is a good place to learn about history?
  7. Can you name a person from history who you would like to learn more about?

Friends childhood

  1.  Do you interact with them?
  2.  Why or why not?
  3. how you met this friend
  4. how long you were friends & what you did together


Part 2

Describe a challenge you faced recently. 

  1. What was the challenge? 
  2. Why is that very challenging? 
  3. How you overcome that challenge?
  4. How you felt about it?

Describe a time you observed a beautiful sky (during the day or night time)

  1. Where was it?
  2. Why was it beautiful?
  3. Who was with you?
  4. How did you feel about it?

Describe a goal that you set in your life .

  1. How important for people to set goals?
  2. What kind of goals that people set according to their different stages in life?
  3. What kind of personal goals that set in life( such as improve confidence )?
  4. Do you think that personal goals are more important than other kind of goals (such as promotion at work)?

Describe an interesting conversation

  1. Who was he/she?
  2. What was about it?
  3. When and where was it?
  4. Why was it interesting?

Describe  a situation when you helped someone

  1. When it was?
  2. Who did you help?
  1. What kind of help it was?
  2. Explain how your felt after helping them?

Describe a special occasion

  1. Who are involved?
  2. How you felt?
  3. Why makes its so special?
  4. How you felt on this special occasion?

Describe a favorite toy which you had in childhood.

  1. What was it and who gave it?
  2. What kind of toys were famous in your childhood?
  3. What kind of toys are famous with today’s kids?
  4. Does parents buy more toys to kids to pass time?

Describe an occasion when you couldn’t use your cell phone

  1. When did it happen?
  2. What had happened to your phone?
  3. How did you feel?
  4. What you did?

Describe someone in the news that you want to meet in person.

  1. What’s the news about?
  2. Who this person is?
  3. Why they are in the news?
  4. Why do you want to meet this person?

Describe an event that is colorful

  1. With whom it was?
  2. When it was?
  3. Where it was?
  4. Explain why you think it was full of colour?

Describe have you ever not told the truth to somebody.

  1. When it happened?
  2. To whom  what was it?
  3. Why ?
  4. What is the difference between adults and children’s not telling the truth?

 Describe first time seeing an interesting bird.

  1. What it is?
  2. What it looks like?
  3. If it is a common bird in your country?
  4. Where you saw it?
  5. What happened when you saw it?

Describe a popular product made in your region.

  1. What it is, how it looks like?
  2. What is it used for?
  3. How is it made?
  4. Explain why your country makes it?
  5. Explain why is it popular?

Part 3


  1. What challenges the world face currently?
  2. Do you think science can help overcome the challenges?
  3. Do you think parents should give challenges to children?
  4. What challenges do you think children might have to face up to?
  5. Do you think it is necessary to challenge yourself, pushing the boundaries and getting out of your comfort zone?

Outer space

  1. Do you like observing the stars?
  2. Why is it important to explore the space?
  3. How does knowledge about space affects our daily life?
  4. Is it possible to find life in other planets?
  5. WIll we ever inhabit other planets?


  1. How important for people to set goals?
  2. What kind of goals that people set according to their different stages in life?
  3. What kind of personal goals that set in life( such as improved confidence )
  4. Do you think that personal goals are more important than other kind of goals (such as promotion at work)

Job Manager

  1. What makes good manager?
  2. What skills should they have?
  3. Should university/school to prepare students for real world?
  4. Is it hard to find interesting job in your country?
  5. What should a good employer do?


  1. What is the difference between men and women conversation?
  2. Why do people find difficulties on a public presentation?
  3. What are the differences between men’s and women’s conversations?
  4. What do you think are the characteristics of a good speaker?


  1. Should developed countries helping poor countries or not?
  2. What kind of help developed countries should provide?
  3. How do people in your community help each other?
  4. Do people today trust others as much as they used to in the past?

Parents helping their child in home work

  1. Should parents helping their child in home work or shouldn’t?
  2. What kind of help parents should offer?
  3. What do you think are some of the most difficult problems faced by parents?
  4. Should parents reward their children for the good things that they do?


  1. Do you switch off your phone often?
  2. At what age do you think should parents allow children to use cell phones?
  3. Are there any places in your country where cell phones are banned?
  4. Do you think that cell phones can cause disturbance in some places?
  5. Should there be areas where cell phones should not be allowed?

Be polite

  1. Do u think it is necessary to be polite?
  2. Does being polite depend on culture and location?
  3. How do people show politeness in your country?
  4. How do you deal with impolite people? 


  1. How do you read the news?
  2. Do you think the delivery of news has changed over the years?
  3. Do you think it is easier to report a news now than before? why?
  4. Why do some people still read paper magazines?
  5. Do you think it’s important to keep up with the news?

Banners in the city

  1. Do you like them?
  2. Do they add beauty to the city?
  3. Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?
  4. What are the various places where we see advertisements?

 Related to pets/animals.

  1. What do you think are the problems animal owners encounter?
  2. Is city the best place to own a pet?
  3. Some people breed animals such as dogs for money. How do you feel about that?
  4. Do you think animals have feelings and rights?
  5. What can children learn by having a pet?


  1. Do you think your voice have changed?
  2. If so how?
  3. Anyone you know with similar voice to yours?
  4. Do you like your own voice?
  5. Do you like to listen to your own recorded voice?


  1. Are Print and web media different from each other?
  2. Do large media organizations have too much influence? (What makes you say that?)
  3. What is the most important medium for people in your country? (What about people your age?)
  4. How important are newspapers? (What is their future in the age of the Internet?)

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