IELTS SPEAKING 17-2 WITH TIME MANAGEMENT
The examiner asks you about yourself, your home, work or studies and other familiar
• Did you have a favourite book when you were a child? [Why/Why not?]
• How much reading do you do for your work/studies? [Why/Why not?]
• What kinds of books do you read for pleasure? [Why/Why not?]
• Do you prefer to read a newspaper or a magazine online, or to buy a copy? [Why?]
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.
Describe a big city you would like to visit.
You should say:
-which big city you would like to visit
-how you would travel there
-what you would do there
-and explain why you would like to visit this big city.
Visiting cities on holiday
-What are the most interesting things to do while visiting cities on holiday?
-Why can it be expensive to visit cities on holiday?
-Do you think it is better to visit cities alone or in a group with friends?
The growth of cities
-Why have cities increased in size in recent years?
-What are the challenges created by ever-growing cities?
-In what ways do you think cities of the future will be different to cities today?