IELTS 10 (Official) - 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/herseif, his/her home, work or studies and other familiar topics.



  • How do you usually spend your weekends? [Why?]
  • Which is your favourite part of the weekend? [Why?]
  • Do you think your weekends are long enough? [Why/Why not?]
  • How important do you think it is to have free time at the weekends? [Why?]


Describe someone you know who does something well.

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How you know this person
  • What they do well

and explain why you think this person is so good at doing this.

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:

Skills and abilities

Example questions:

What skills and abilities do people most want to have today? Why?

Which skills should children learn at school? Are there any skills which they should learn at home? What are they?

Which skills do you think will be important in the future? Why?

Salaries for skilled people

Example questions:

Which kinds of jobs have the highest salaries in your country? Why is this?

Are there any other jobs that you think should have high salaries? Why do you think that?

Some people say it would be better for society if everyone got the same salary. What do you think about that? Why?


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