IELTS Speaking Test Sample 68

IELTS Speaking Test # 68

Part One - Introduction

The examiner will ask you questions about yourself, such as -

Q. Are you a student or do you have a job?

Q. What qualifications do you hope to get from your studies?


Q. What qualifications did you have to have for your job?

Q. Do you meet many people in your job/studies? Why /Why not?

Now let’s talk about clothes...

Q. What kind of clothes do you wear for work/college?

Q. Do you prefer wearing formal or casual clothes? Why?

Q. Do you like to get clothes as gifts from friends or family? Why / Why not?

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 a family event you are looking forward to.

You should say:

  • what the event is
  • where it will be held
  • what you will do at this event

and explain why you are looking forward to this family event.

[ 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.]

Rounding off Questions:

[At the end of your talk, the examiner will ask one or two brief questions to signal that it is time to stop talking.]

Q. Did you help to plan this event?
Q. Does your family often have special events?


Part 3 - Two-way Discussion:

Let’s talk about family celebrations...

Q. What type of special occasions are generally celebrated in your country?

Q. How important is it for families to celebrate occasions together? Why?

Q. Are family occasions as important today as they were for former generations?

Let’s think about any recent social changes in your country...

Q. How has the role of elderly people in the family changed in recent times?

Q. Who has more power and influence in the family today, young people or grandparents?

Q. In the future what kind of units or groups will people live in?

Q. What impact have modern lifestyles had on neighbourhood communities? Why?

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