IELTS Speaking Test Sample 88

IELTS Speaking Test # 88

Part One - Introduction

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

Travelling to work or college:

Q. How do you usually travel to work or college? [Why?]

Q. Have you always travelled to work/college in the same way? [Why/Why not?]

Q. What do you like about travelling to work/college this way?

Q. What changes would improve the way you travel to work/college? [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 a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how you learned to use it
  • how long you have had it

and explain why you find this piece of electronic equipment useful.

[ 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:

Technology and housework:

Q. What kinds of machine are used for housework in modern homes in your country?

Q. How have these machines benefited people?

Q. Are there any negative effects of using them?

Q. Do you think all new homes will be equipped with household machines in the future? Why?

Technology in the workplace:

Q. What kinds of equipment do most workers need to use in offices today?

Q. How have developments in technology affected employment in your country?

Q. Some people think that technology has brought more stress than benefits to employed people nowadays. Would you agree or disagree? Why?

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