IELTS Speaking Test #1

Part 1


  • Listen carefully to the introduction to each section. This will give you useful information about the situation and the speakers.
  • Use the time at the beginning of each section (and in the middle of Sections 1–3) to look through the questions and think about the topic.
  • Read the instructions for each task carefully. Remember to check the maximum number of words allowed.
  • Write all your answers as you listen – remember, you won’t hear the recording a second time.
  • Check that what you write makes sense in the context.
  • Pay attention to any examples that are provided.
  • Keep to the word limit: if you are asked for ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS’, for example, then do not write more.
  • Try to answer all the questions, even if you don’t feel sure about an answer – you may have understood more than you think.
  • Transfer your answers at the end of the test. You have 10 minutes for this, which is plenty of time. P Write clearly when you transfer your answers. If an answer isn’t clear on your answer sheet, you will lose the mark.
  • Check your spelling (and grammar, where necessary).

Part 2


Try to discuss points about marriage ceremony. You should include:

  • what happens at a typical wedding ceremony in your country?
  • how is it different from a typical wedding in Britain?
  • do you have any memories of .your / your friend’s wedding ceremony?

Part 3


  • What roles do men / women typically play in families in your country?
  • How different is your life from the lives of your parents / grandparents?
  • How have these roles changed recently?
  • Entertainment is a very important part of our lives. Most people listen to the radio or watch television. How did people entertain themselves before these things came into existence?
  • Do you think radio and television have had a positive effect on the world?
  • Has television stopped family members from communicating with each other?
  • Is there too much violence on television these days?
  • Does violence on television or on video contribute to violence in society?
  • Thank you and good luck.
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