IELTS Speaking Exam 61

IELTS Speaking Test # 61

Part One - Introduction

Let’s talk about your country...

Q. Which part of the country are you from?

Q. Has your family always lived there?

Q. Do you like living in your country? Why/Why not? Is your country changing a lot? How?

Let’s talk about shops...

Q. Do you enjoy going shopping? Why?

Q. In your country, what time do shops generally open?

Q. What would you recommend visitors to your country to buy? Why? How are shops changing in your country? Why?

Part 2 - Cue Card

[The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.]

Describe an occasion when you met someone you hadn’t seen for several years.

You should say:

  • who the person was
  • how and when you met the person
  • how long it was since you had last seen him/her

and explain how you felt about meeting this person again.

[ You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Part 3 - Two-way Discussion:

Now let’s talk about keeping in contact with people we know...

In what different ways can people keep in touch with each other?

Q. How important do you think it is to keep in touch with friends? Why/Why not? Which way of keeping in touch do you think is most popular with young people?

Now let’s consider the ways in which people change as they grow older...

Q. What are the reasons why people change as they grow older?

Q. Why do you think some people change more than others?

Q. At about what age do you think people change the most? Why/Why not?

Now let’s discuss long-term relationships...

Q. How valuable do you think long-term friendships are compared with new relationships? Why/Why not?

Q. Do you agree that maintaining long-term relationships sometimes requires effort? Why/Why not?

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