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2018 IELTS Speaking Predicted Questions

Scared for your upcoming 2018 IELTS test? Want to have an idea of what they are going to test you?

The following is a sample of the predicted set of questions for IELTS examination from July 2018-August 2018 in the North American region (Canada & USA testing centers). We have collected these based on intel from our students who have taken the IELTS General Training or Academic module in these past two months. This is a list of the most frequently tested so far.

We do not recommend potential IELTS students to simply find predicted questions and put all their efforts into these since the IELTS has a large database of questions that they randomly choose from. However, it should provide you with some mental preparation on the questions that are likely going to come up during this season in 2018.

Warm Up

– What is your name?

– What should I call you?

– Do you work or study?

– What do you do?/Can you describe your job?

– How long have you done it?

– Where do you work?

– Why did you choose this job?

– What are the benefits of your job?

Part 1


– Where are you from?

– Is your hometown big or small?

– Why is your hometown interesting?

– Are there any interesting places in your hometown? Which ones?


– How many hours of sleep does a person need?

– How many hours do you sleep each day?

– What do you do to fall asleep quickly?

– What are the disadvantages of lack of sleep?

– How many hours of sleep does an older person need?

Living Area

– Where do you live?/Where exactly do you live?

– How far is the place from here?

– How would you describe your place of living?

– Do you live in a house or an apartment? Why?

– What is your favourite part of the house? Why?

– Do you think you will still be living in this house in the future? Why?

Spare time

– Who do you spend most of your time with?

– Do you like spending free time with others or by yourself?

– What types of activities do you do with your family and friends?

– What do you like to do when you have free time?


– In what situations do people feel bored?

– Do you feel bored sometimes?

– What do you do to not feel bored?

– Do you think more people are becoming bored nowadays?


– Do you think gifts and presents are important?

– Do you like buying gifts for someone?

– Have you received any gifts recently?

– Did you like or dislike them? (Why or why not?)

Foreign food

– Describe the food in your country

– Is food from other countries popular in your home country? (Why or why not?)

– Did you try it when you were a child?

– Have you recently tried any food from another culture?


– Do you like plants? (Why or why not?)

– Do you have any plants in your house?

– Did you ever grow any plants?

– Why is it important to grow plants? (Why or why not?)


– Do you like planning? (Why or why not?)

– Do you usually have a plan for everything? (Why or why not?)

– What are some things that you plan ahead?

– What do you plan for the next weekend?

Part 2

Describe an important river or lake in your country. Please say

– What and where is it?

– What does it look like?

– Why is it important?

Follow up question:

– How long is that river?

Part 3

– What kind of water sports are popular in your country?

– Is it important to know how powerful the water can be?

– Why do you think people go to the sea or river?

– What do you think about water pollution?

– What do you think about plastic pollution in our seas?

– What do you think will happen to the pollution in our seas in the future?


Part 2

Talk about a story someone told you, that you remember well. Please say

– Who told you the story?

– When did they tell you the story?

– Why do you remember this story?

– Explain why it is interesting to you.

Follow up question:

– Do you tell stories often?

Part 3

– What is the importance of storytelling?

– Do you think storytelling is important for students?

– What kind of stories do young children like?

– How about older children?

– Did you ever tell any story to anyone?

– What story was it?

– Do you think children like adventurous stories?

– Do you think children like technology more than storytelling?

– How can you use technology for storytelling?

– What are the disadvantages of technological storytelling?

– Do you use technology often for storytelling?

– Do you think children should use technology for storytelling or listen to a real person’s story?

Part 2

Talk about something you do to concentrate at home or work. Please say

– What you do

– When and where you do it

– Whether you do the same thing always

– Why it is important for you to concentrate

Follow up question:

Do you concentrate often?


Part 3

– Why do people find it difficult to concentrate?

– Why can’t people focus more nowadays?

– Are there professions where you need to concentrate more, or where the focus is really important?

– Do you know any other jobs where concentration is important?

– What can employers do to help their staff to concentrate?

– Is this a real thing or something you just came up with now?

– Is it possible to learn how to concentrate?

– Why do people find it particularly difficult to concentrate for long periods of time?

– Do you think machines are better than humans because humans get distracted more easily?


Part 2

Talk about public transport that you use on a regular basis. Please say

– What kind of public transport is it?

– Where and when do you use it?

– How do you feel about it?

– Why is this public transport important to you?

Follow up question:

  • How long is that journey?

Part 3

– Do people mostly use cars, even for a short journey?

– Why do people prefer using private cars?

– How do owners feel about having a private car?

– How can the government discourage the use of private cars?

– Do you think public transportation will become more popular in your country?

– How can public transportation be more environmentally friendly?

– How can the government develop public transportation, in your opinion?

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