IELTS Speaking Test Sample 77

IELTS Speaking Test # 77

Part One - Introduction

[The examiner asks the candidate about him/herself, his/her home, work or studies and other familiar topics.]


Q. What types of music do you like to listen to? [Why?]
Q. At what times of day do you like to listen to music? [Why?]
Q. Did you learn to play a musical instrument when you were a child? [Why/Why not?]
Q. Do you think all children should learn to play a musical instrument? [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 shop near where you live that you sometimes use.

You should say:

  • what sorts of product or service it sells
  • what the shop looks like
  • where it is located

and explain why you use this shop.

[ 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:

Discussion topics:

Local business:

Q. What types of local business are there in your neighbourhood? Are there any restaurants, shops or dentists for example?

Q. Do you think local businesses are important for a neighbourhood? In what way?

Q. How do large shopping malls and commercial centres affect small local businesses? Why do you think that is?

People and business:

Q. Why do some people want to start their own business?

Q. Are there any disadvantages to running a business? Which is the most serious?

Q. What are the most important qualities that a good business person needs? Why is that?

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