I heard from a candidate recently that one of the IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions in their test was about the qualities of a good leader.
As it’s possible that you could get the same (or a similar) IELTS Speaking Part 3 question in your test, it would be a good idea to think about your ideas on this topic now.
To help you do this, here’s a link to an audio recording of some native speakers answering this question. The recording is from the elllo website and includes speakers from England, the USA and Canada.
Is it possible to get the same IELTS Speaking Part 1 questions in two different IELTS Speaking tests?
Although it’s unlikely that you’ll get the same questions in two tests, we do know IELTS candidates who were asked the same questions as they had been asked in a previous test. Check out the video below to see Jane, an IELTS candidate from Hong Kong, talk about how she got similar IELTS Speaking Part 1 questions in each of the IELTS tests she took.
As you’ll see on the video, I’ve included some common IELTS Speaking Part 1 questions that you should practice answering as part of your IELTS preparation.
Two topics that are very common in Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test
Based on the recorded versions of IELTS Speaking tests in the official IELTS Practice Materials and on what IELTS candidates have told us about their speaking tests, two of the most common IELTS Speaking Part 1 topics are your home town and your work or study.
At the beginning of Part 1 of your IELTS Speaking test, your examiner may ask you some questions like the ones below on the topic of your home town:
Describe the town or city where you grew up.
Do you still live there now?
Does your family still live there?
Do you think the place has changed much since you were young?
Could you talk for one or two minutes about a park or garden that you’ve been to recently?
I’m asking you this because I’ve heard from a few IELTS candidates recently that, in part 2 of their IELTS Speaking test, they were asked to describe a park or garden that they had recently been to. Read the full post »