IELTS Speaking Test Sample 84

IELTS Speaking Test # 84

Part One - Introduction

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

Newspapers and Magazines:

Q. Which magazines and newspapers do you read? [Why?]

Q. What kinds of article are you most interested in? [Why?]

Q. Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language? [When/Why?]

Q. Do you think reading a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language is a good way to learn the language? [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 restaurant that you enjoyed going to.

You should say:

  • where the restaurant was
  • why you chose this restaurant
  • what type of food you ate in this restaurant

and explain why you enjoyed eating in this restaurant.

[ 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:


Q. Why do you think people go to restaurants when they want to celebrate something?

Q. Which are more popular in your country: fast food restaurants or traditional restaurants? Why do you think that is?

Q. Some people say that food in an expensive restaurant is always better than food in a cheap restaurant - would you agree?

Producing food:

Q. Do you think there will be a greater choice of food available in shops in the future, or will there be less choice?

Q. What effects has modern technology had on the way food is produced?

Q. How important is it for a country to be able to grow all the food it needs, without importing any from other countries?

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