Hi again, 

I’ve added an updated list of IELTS speaking topics for May-August 2019. Remember that you shouldn’t attempt to memorise answers, but its a good idea to practice the topics in advance and speak naturally about them. I’ve tried to put them into topics which should help you with your revision. I’d advise taking one or two hours per category and developing your vocabulary for the topic. 


Describe a historical building you have been to

Describe something that you brought back from a trip or tourist attraction

Describe a time when the vehicle you took broke down in your travel.

Describe a park/garden you like visiting

Describe an unusual travel experience

Describe a remote place that you would like to visit



Describe a time you were proud of yourself

Describe an occasion when you got up early

Describe a plan that was cancelled by someone

Describe a time you gave advice to others

Describe a piece of good news you heard (from TV or the Internet)

Describe a time when you received a call from someone while in a public place

Describe a time that you went out with your friends and had a good time

Describe a party that you attended

Describe a bad service you were given


Friends and Family

Describe a decision your friend made for you

Describe a person who encouraged and helped you to achieve a goal

Describe a person who has interesting ideas

Describe someone who speaks a foreign language well

Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions

Describe a person who often helps others

Describe a success your friend has achieved

Describe a person you have seen who is beautiful or handsome

Describe a time when a child made you laugh



Describe a time you used the internet to solve a problem

Describe a time that you received a call from someone you didn’t know

Describe an occasion where you had incorrect information



Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future

Describe a healthy lifestyle

Describe an activity you would do when you are alone in your free time

Describe a practical skill you learnt



Describe an impressive advertisement you saw or heard

Describe an advertisement you remember well

Describe a prize that you want to win

Describe a family business you know


Describe a food festival

Describe a time that you invited your family or friends to dinner

Describe a special meal that you had recently


Describe a time someone made you laugh when you were a child Describe someone who you wanted to be like when you were a child. Describe a sport that you played in your childhood



Describe a piece of clothing you like wearing



Describe your favourite singer or band



Describe the last book you read



Describe a time you borrowed something from your friends or family

Describe an item you bought but do not often use

Describe a time that a piece of your equipment was broken


Describe a person who helps to protect the environment


Describe a foreign celebrity you want to meet in person


Comment below if you’d like any help with ideas or vocabulary for the current part 2 topics. If one student is struggling with a question, normally others need help too. 

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