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                                                                  RECENT IELTS SPEAKING QUESTIONS 2021

                                                                                  CUE-CARDS: (PART 2 & 3)

 

 

 

CUE-CARDS:

Part 2:
Describe a time that you needed to use imagination.

You should say:
what happened
what you imagined
why you needed to use imagination
and explain how you felt about it.


Part 3:
Is imagination important to children?
What subjects are helpful for children’s imagination?
What is your opinion on promoting creative thinking in the school curriculum?
Do you think imagination is a part of creative thinking?
Do you think books help people to increase their imagination?
What kinds of jobs require imagination?
Do you think imagination is essential for scientists?
Are you a creative thinker or an analytical thinker?
How has imagination helped you in your life?
Do you think imagination can be troubling for a person? Why?

 

Part 2:
Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home.

You should say:
what you use it for
how you got it
with whom you use it
and explain why it is important.

 

Part 3:
What kinds of appliances are there in people’s homes in your country?
How do you think modern technology has changed the way we work and live?
Do you think it is important to train employees to use equipment at work?
Do you think that older people have difficulties in using modern equipment?
How can we help older people to use this modern equipment?
Are there any disadvantages of using modern equipment too much in the home?

PART 2:
Describe your favorite weather.

You should say:
what kind of weather it is
when this weather usually occurs
how you are affected by this weather
and explain why you like this kind of weather.

 

PART 3:
Should people check the weather forecast every day?
What are people’s opinions on the weather forecasts?
How does the weather affect people?
How does it affect their lifestyle?
Do people wear different clothes in different types of weather or different seasons?
Why do people wear cotton clothes in summer?
How many seasons are there in your country?
Which festivals are related to the seasons in your country?

 

PART 2:
Describe a politician you know.

You should say:
who the politician is
how you knew the politician
what the politician did
explain how you comment on the politician.

 

PART 3:
Do you want to be a politician?
Why do some people like to become political leaders?
Is it easy to become a political leader? Why or why not?
Are political leaders good liars?
How do you think we can improve the politician’s qualities?
Do you think a political leader should be perfect in all fields?

 

PART 2:
Describe a lazy person you know.

You should say:
who the person is
how well you know him
what makes this person lazy
what the person should do to improve.

PART 3:
Is it possible to be born lazy?
Does anyone choose to be lazy? Why or why not?
What do you say about lazy people?
What is the best way to know a lazy person?
What is the difference between being lazy and not wanting to do something?
How do you make a lazy person work?

 

PART 2:
Describe an ideal job you’d like to do in the future.

You should say:
what it is
how you will get this job
what skills you need for this job
and explain why you would like to do this job.


PART 3:
What are the most popular jobs in your country?
What do most children want to be when they grow up?
Why do children nowadays want to work in the entertainment industry?
Do people regret their career choices when they’re old?
Do children like to choose the same profession as their parents?
What are other factors, besides money, should people consider when choosing a career path?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of working from home?
Can working from home be sustainable?

 

PART 2:
Describe an experience you went to a street market.
You should say:
where the market is
what the market sells
how big the market is
and explain why you went there.

 

PART 3:
Why do some people prefer to buy from street markets?
Do you think markets are more suitable places for selling certain types of things?
Do you think it is good value if big markets give some items at a discount price?
What are other places for buying things in your country?
Why do some people like to buy expensive brand items?
Why are branded items costly?
Do people buy things that they don’t really need?
How does advertising influence what people choose to buy?

 

PART 2:
Describe a bag you want to own.

You should say:
what kind of bag it is
where you want to buy it
how much it will cost you
and explain why you want this kind of bag.

 

PART 3:
Is a backpack practical in life?
Why do children need to have the same bags?
Why do you think women like to buy bags?
Why are some people willing to buy expensive bags?
Why do some women spend more on a handbag than a holiday or even a car?
What’s the future of bags? Will they change?

 

PART 2:
Describe a time when you shared something with others (or another person).

You should say:
what you shared
who you shared it with
why you shared it
and explain how you felt about sharing it.

 

PART 3:
Do you like to share?
Do you think it is important to share your feelings with others? Why?
Why do some people like to share their thoughts?
What are the consequences if children don’t like to share?
How do you feel about sharing accommodation with others on campus?
How could parents and teachers teach young children to share?

 

PART 2:
Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike.

You should say:
what it is
where and when you saw it
how it looks like
and explain why you like or dislike it.

 

PART 3:
Why do some people like to live in tall buildings nowadays?
Do you think there will be more tall buildings in the future?
What are the disadvantages of living in a tall building?
What types of buildings are the most popular in your country today?
Why do people love modern architecture?
Do you think that there should be famous buildings in the country?
Do you think safety standards are important when building people’s homes? Why?
Who should be responsible for enforcing strict building codes, the government or the people who build the homes? Why?

 

PART 2:
Describe a short trip you often take but do not like.

You should say:
where you go
when you go there
why you go there
and explain why you don’t like the trip.

 

PART 3:
Does anyone else take this trip with you?
Do people from your country like to travel abroad? Why?
How do people travel long distances for work in your country?
why do some people go abroad to work?
Who prefers travelling abroad, the young or the old?
Why is travelling abroad important for young people?
Which is the better of knowing more about a country, travelling, or reading books about it?
How much time do you think people should spend on a trip abroad?
What other reasons do people have to travel abroad?

PART 2:
Describe a time when you waited in line for a long time.

You should say:
where it was
when it happened
why you waited inline
and explain how you felt about waiting in this long queue or line.

PART 3:
Do people in your country often wait in a queue?
What do people like to do while waiting in line?
How can we manage our time better?
What impact does waiting in long queues have on customers?
Do people feel that they don’t deserve to wait for too long in the queues?
What do you think of those who cut in line or jump the queue?
How important is customer service for the organization/business?
How can companies improve their customer service?
Do you think the development of technology has reduced the time people spend waiting?

 

PART 2:
Describe a time when you suffered from disease/sickness.
You should say:
what it was
what problems it caused you
what you did to control it
and explain how you felt about this health problem.

 

PART 3:
Do you think people have become more conscious about health nowadays? Why?
Do you think the lifestyle of a person affects his health? Why?
How to teach healthy eating habits in children?
What should people do to stay healthy?
Do you think governments should pay for all medical expenses?
Should people contribute part of these expenses? Why?

 

PART 2:
Describe a (jigsaw, crossword…) puzzle you have played.
You should say:
what it is like
how easy or difficult it is
how long it takes you to solve
and how you feel about it.

 

PART 3:
Why do parents let their children play puzzles?
How do puzzles help a child’s development?
What kinds of puzzles improve people’s intelligence?
What type of person likes puzzles?
Why are detective stories attractive to people?
Which do you think is better? A detective movie or its original novel.

 

PART 2: Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media.
You should say:
when it was
where you saw it
what you saw
and explain why you think it was interesting.

PART 3:
Why do people like to use social media?
What kinds of things are popular on social media?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using social media?
What do you think of making friends on social networks?
What are the differences in media between the current and in the past?

 

PART 2:
Describe a piece of international news you have just recently heard.

You should say:
what the news is about
where and when you heard it
what you were doing when you heard the news
and explain how you felt about it

PART 3:
Where do people get their news nowadays?
Why do people prefer online News?
Why do some people like local news more than international news?
What is the importance of following world news?
How does social media affect journalism nowadays?
How has social media changed the way we get and share the news?

 

PART 2:
Describe an activity that you do after school/work.

You should say:
what it is
where you do it
who you do it with
and how you felt about it.

 

PART 3:
What is the most popular outdoor activity in your country?
What activities do young people usually do after school or work in your country?
What do young people usually do in groups?
Do you think people prefer movies over books? Why?
How do you think books can help people over movies?

PART 2:
Describe a person who wears clothes that you think are unusual.

You should say:
who this person is
how you knew this person
what clothing the person wears
and explain why you think his/her clothes are unusual.

PART 3:
What do people consider when buying clothes?
Do you think it is a good idea to buy clothes online? Why?
Do you think what people wear can affect their mood? Why?
What do people wear to the office in your country?
In what ways do young people see fashion differently than older people do?
Is there any difference between men and women when choosing clothes?

 

PART 2: Describe a time when your computer broke down.
You should say:
when it happened
what problem was
how long it took you to solve it
and explain how you solved the problem.

 

PART 3:
What do you mostly do on a computer?
How have computers changed the World?
Have computers made our life easier? Why?
Do you think that using a computer every day has more negative than positive effects on children? Why?
Do you think that older people struggle with the use of modern electronic technology? How can we help them?

 

PART 2:

Describe a live sport match that you have watched.

You should say:
what it was
why you watched it
what it was like
and how you felt about it.

 

PART 3:
Do you think children should be involved in sports competitions?
What kind of sports competitions do people watch in your country?
Why do some people like to watch live sports?
Do you prefer to watch live sports or watch them on TV?