IELTS 7 - 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.


Keeping in contact with people

   How do you usually contact your friends? [Why?]

   Do you prefer to contact different people in different ways? [Why?]

   Do you find it easy to keep in contact with friends and family? [Why/Why not?]

   In your country, did people in the past keep in contact in the same ways as they do today? [Why/Why not?]


Describe a party that you enjoyed.

You should say:

whose party it was and what it was celebrating

where the party was held  and who went to it what people did during the party 

and explain what you enjoyed about this party.

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:

Family parties

Example questions:

What are the main reasons why people organise family parties in your country?

In some places people spend a lot of money on parties that celebrate special family events. Is this ever true in your country? Do you think this is a good trend or a bad trend?

Are there many differences between family parties and parties given by friends? Why do you think this is?

National celebrations

Example questions:

What kinds of national celebration do you have in your country?

Who tends to enjoy national celebrations more: young people or old people? Why?

Why do you think some people think that national celebrations are a waste of government money? Would you agree or disagree with this view? Why?


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