IELTS Speaking 2023

Many of these questions were first tested last year but are still tested occasionally.


  • Do you like singing?
  • Have you ever learned how to sing?
  • Who do you want to sing for?
  • Do you think singing can bring happiness to people?


  • Did you like doing puzzles when you were a kid? / Did you do puzzles in your childhood?
  • When do you do puzzles, during trips, or when you feel bored?
  • Do you like doing word puzzles or number puzzles?
  • Do you think it is suitable for older people to do puzzles?


  • What do you usually do on your birthday?
  • What did you do on your birthday when you were young?
  • Do you think it is important for you to celebrate your birthday?
  • Whose birthday do you think is the most important to celebrate in your country?


  • Do you like cooking?
  • Do you do some cooking/help your family cook at home now?
  • Would you like to learn how to cook?
  • Do you have breakfast at home every day?
  • Who usually does the cooking in your family?
  • Did you do some house cleaning when you were young?


  • Does your name have a special meaning?
  • How do people choose names for their children?
  • Does anyone in your family have the same name as you?
  • Are there any differences between how people name their children now and in the past in your country?

Public Transportation

  • What kind of public transportation do you usually take?
  • When do you usually take public transportation, in your everyday life or when traveling?
  • Did you take public transport when you were a kid?
  • Do most people prefer public transport?


  • What technology do you often use, computers or cell phones?
  • What electronic devices have you bought lately?
  • Is there any technology you want to buy?
  • What benefits does technology bring to us?


  • Do you write a lot?
  • What do you like to write? Why?
  • Do you think the things you write would change?
  • Do you prefer typing or handwriting when you are writing?


  • What snacks do you like to eat?
  • What snacks did you eat when you were young?
  • Do you often eat snacks now?
  • When do you usually eat snacks now?
  • Do you think eating snacks are healthy?


  • What is the weather like where you live?
  • Do you prefer cold or hot weather?
  • Do you prefer dry or wet weather?
  • Do you get in the habit of checking the weather forecast? When/how often?
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