IELTS 8 - Speaking Practice Test 1

There is no standard answer for Speaking exam so please use this as a reference



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



   How well do you know the people who live next door to you?

   How often do you see them? [Why/Why not?]

   What kinds of problem do people sometimes have with their neighbours?

   How do you think neighbours can help each other?


Describe a time when you were asked to give your opinion in a questionnaire or survey

You should say:

what the questionnaire/survey was about

why you were asked to give your opinions 

what opinions you gave 

and explain how you felt about giving your opinions in this questionnaire/survey.

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes.

You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. 

You can make some notes to help you if you wish.


Discussion topics:

Asking questions

Example questions:

What kinds of organisation want to find out about people’s opinions?

Do you think that questionnaires or surveys are good ways of finding out people’s opinions?

What reasons might people have for not wanting to give their opinions?

Questionnaires in school

Example questions:

Do you think it would be a good idea for schools to ask students their opinions about lessons?

What would the advantages for schools be if they asked students their opinions? Would there be any disadvantages in asking students’ opinions?

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