IELTS Speaking Test Sample 96

IELTS Speaking Test # 96

Part One - Introduction

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


Q.  How often do you make telephone calls? [Why/Why not?]

Q.  Who do you spend the most time talking to on the telephone? [Why?]

Q.  When do you think you’ll next make a telephone call? [Why?]

Q.  Do you sometimes prefer to send a text message instead of telephoning? [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 journey [e.g. by car, plane, boat] that you remember well.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • how you travelled
  • why you went on the journey

and explain why you remember this journey well.

[ 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:

Reasons for daily travel:

Q.  Why do people need to travel every day?

Q.  What problems can people have when they are on their daily journey, for example to work or school? Why is this?

Q.  Some people say that daily journeys like these will not be so common in the future. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Benefits of international travel:

Q.  What do you think people can learn from travelling to other countries? Why?

Q.  Can travel make a positive difference to the economy of a country? How?

Q.  Do you think a society can benefit if its members have experience of travelling to other countries? In what ways?

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