IELTS 8 - Speaking Practice Test 2

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.


Newspapers and Magazines

   Which magazines and newspapers do you read? [Why?]

   What kinds of article are you most interested in? [Why?]

   Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language? [When/Why?]

   Do you think reading a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language is a good way to learn the language? [Why/Why not?]


Describe a restaurant that you enjoyed going to.

You should say:

where the restaurant was 

why you chose this restaurant 

what type of food you ate in this restaurant

and explain why you enjoyed eating in this restaurant.

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:


Example questions:

Why do you think people go to restaurants when they want to celebrate something?

Which are more popular in your country: fast food restaurants or traditional restaurants? Why do you think that is?

Some people say that food in an expensive restaurant is always better than food in a cheap restaurant - would you agree?

Producing food

Example questions:

Do you think there will be a greater choice of food available in shops in the future, or will there be less choice?

What effects has modern technology had on the way food is produced?

How important is it for a country to be able to grow all the food it needs, without importing any from other countries?


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