IELTS Speaking

PART 1
The examiner will ask you some questions about yourself.

Let’s talk about your home town.
Where do you come from?
What is it like where you live?
Do you like living there?
Have you always lived in the same place?
What is there to do near where you live?

The examiner will then ask you some questions about one or two other topics. See the example below.

Now let’s talk about learning languages.
How long have you been learning English?
Do most people in your country learn English?
Have you studied any other languages? Which language do you find easiest?
Do you think it is important to learn English?
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start learning a foreign language?

PART 2
The examiner will give you a topic on a card like the one below and ask you to talk about it for one to two minutes.
Before you talk you have one minute to think about what you want to say. The examiner will give you some paper and a pencil so you can make notes if you want to.

Describe a website you like to visit a lot.
You should say:
• the name of the website and how often you visit it
• what the website is for/about
• what you do/look at on the website
and explain why you like it.

Follow-up questions:
Do you spend a lot of time online?
Apart from looking at websites, what else do you do online?
Do you think the internet is very useful, or not really?

PART 3
The examiner will ask you some more general questions which follow on from the topic in Part 2.

Is surfing the internet more or less popular today than it used to be, in your opinion?
What would you say are the main reasons people use the internet?
Do you agree with people who say the internet is addictive?
Do you think it is healthy when people spend a lot of time online?
What are the dangers people using the internet face?
The internet is very important to the way we live our lives in the 21 st century Do you agree?
Are we influenced by what we read and see on the internet?
Do you think the internet is a reliable source of information?

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