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  1. Introduction

    General Overview of IELTS Speaking Test
  2. Evaluation criteria to assess IELTS Speaking test
  3. Do’s and don’ts in IELTS Speaking
  4. Frequently asked questions on IELTS Speaking section
  5. Speaking Test – Part 1
    IELTS Speaking Part 1 format and general approach
  6. Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1
  7. Speaking Test - Part 2
    A step by step guide to IELTS Speaking Part 2 or cue card
  8. IELTS Speaking Part 2 topics
    Describe your first day at school IELTS Cue Card
  9. Describe an aquatic animal IELTS Cue Card
  10. Describe a bag you want to own IELTS Cue Card
  11. Describe a time you got up early IELTS Cue Card
  12. Describe an art or craft activity IELTS Cue Card
  13. Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way IELTS Cue Card
  14. Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading IELTS Cue Card
  15. Describe a cafe you like to visit IELTS Cue Card
  16. Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card
  17. Talk about an article which you have read about health IELTS Cue Card
  18. Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like
  19. Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market
  20. Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen
  21. Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS Cue Card
  22. Describe a creative person whose work you admire
  23. Describe a difficult decision that you once made
  24. Describe a good service you received IELTS Cue Card
  25. Describe a famous athlete you know IELTS Cue Card
  26. Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop
  27. Describe a bicycle/motorcycle/car trip you would like to go on
  28. Describe a decision made by others/someone that you disagreed with
  29. Describe a businessman you admire
  30. Describe a town or city you would like to live in the future
  31. Describe an activity that you do after school/work
  32. Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting
  33. Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful
  34. Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home
  35. Describe someone older than you whom you admire
  36. Describe an argument two of your friends had
  37. Describe a natural talent you want to improve
  38. Describe a law on environmental protection
  39. Describe a puzzle you have played IELTS Cue Card
  40. Describe a live sports match that you have watched
  41. Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone
  42. Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in
  43. Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media
  44. Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school
  45. Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people
  46. Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
  47. Describe a time when you helped a friend
  48. Describe a leisure activity near the sea that you want to try
  49. Describe a time when you shared something with others
  50. Describe your favorite movie IELTS Cue Card
  51. Describe your favorite singer
  52. Describe a time you made a promise to someone
  53. Describe an art exhibition that you visited
  54. Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth
  55. Describe a skill that you can teach other people
  56. Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination
  57. Describe a special hotel you stayed in
  58. Describe a film you watched IELTS Cue Card
  59. Describe a meeting in which you were speaker
  60. Describe a time when you had to walk barefoot
  61. Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in
  62. Describe a website you visit often IELTS Speaking Cue Card
  63. Talk about an own thing which would like to remove
  64. Describe an island you would like to visit
  65. Speaking Test - Part 3
    Tips to crack IELTS Speaking Part 3
  66. Actual Speaking Exams
    IELTS Speaking test sample answer: Accommodation and House
  67. IELTS Speaking test: Behaviour, Patience and Politeness
  68. IELTS Speaking test: Computers, Internet and Technology
  69. IELTS Speaking test: Friends
  70. IELTS Speaking Test Answers Family
  71. IELTS Speaking sample answers: Hometown
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IELTS Speaking Test Answers : Family

IELTS Speaking Test Answers Family
IELTS Speaking Test Answers Family

Many students find it difficult to answer questions related to family on IELTS Speaking test. Although it is expected that this should be the easiest topic to discuss, many students falter as they have never talked about these topics with anyone. We are sure the model answers may help you to generate ideas.

You may first try to just read the question and then read the answer to it by clicking on the question itself.

IELTS Speaking Part 1


How many people are there in your immediate family?

In my immediate family, there are four people aside from me – my mother, my father and my maternal grandparents. Earlier, my maternal grandparents used to live away from us but they joined us after the pandemic.

Who do you get along best within your family?

I suppose that I am close with my father. We share very similar personality traits. We also love the same things. For example, I got my love of photography from him. 

Do you have a large extended family?

No, we do not. All our family members except for the immediate ones live far away from each other.

What do you do together with your family?

We usually hold debates or play games on weekends. The debates are held on any topic that we must all be familiar with. We also listen of traditional Kashmiri music together. The music choices are my family’s and are a part of folklore.

Why is family important to you?

I think one of the reasons my family is vital to me is we stick together in rough times. We take care of each other and take important decisions together.

IELTS Speaking Part 2

Cue Card 1 on Family

Talk about the last time your whole family got together.

You should mention:

  • Where you met
  • What you did together
  • How long you spent together
  • And say if you would like to do the same thing again soon or not, and why


On my eighteenth birthday we all go together to celebrate the occasion. Since, unfortunately, I had my board exams on my actual birthday, we were unable to get together on that day. However, after the exams were over, my parents and I invited the entire family to get together for a party. 

We booked a hotel hall not too far away from my room. Almost all members of my family came for the celebration. We sang songs as well as danced. There were games as well as puzzles. The party lasted approximately three hours. I did hope that it would last a lot longer, but we had paid for that particular time only and therefore, we had to wrap up the party. 

If I got the opportunity, I would like to do it again as there has not been such a party in the family for years. Overtime, members of the family moved away from one city to the next due to job opportunities or their children were admitted in colleges out of town. So, if we all got together, it would be amazing. 

Cue Card 2 on family

Describe a family member that you get on well with.

You should mention:

  • What their personality is like
  • What things they like doing
  • If they have any strong dislikes
  • And say why you think you have a good relationship


One of my relatives who I am close with is Harish. He is tall, thin, and lean. He prefers wearing clothing with silver and gold colours. He is bald and he is physically and mentally stronger than he looks. He loves exotic food as well as looking at sunsets.

His character can best be described as strong. He never backs down from a challenge. He works hard to solve every problem that has come his way and has manages to overcome a lot of issues in his life. 

At the moment, he is currently working as a scientist in the field of Biology. He works primarily in Africa to make vaccines for diseases that might be lethal to Africans as well as the rest of the world. Currently, he is currently working on one of the vaccines for the Covid-19 virus and ways to make the delivery system more effective. He is also involved in planning a way for the vaccines to be delivered to those who cannot afford them. He is also a consultant to Doctors without Borders. 

IELTS Speaking Part 3

Is family important in your country?

Yes. In South Asian country like India, our society places a lot of emphasis on family. Parents are supposed to reside with their daughters or their sons, depending on whom they choose. In the past, the nuclear family was a common thing to be born into. 

Who should be responsible for caring for the elderly? Should it be the family or the government?

I believe that the government should be responsible for the care of the elderly because the elderly members of the society have already served the country with their service. In the senile age they usually are not fit to work, and thus the government owes them for the past service.

How has the size of the average family changed in your country in the last few decades?

Over the last few decades, individualism has risen due to globalisation in our country as well. This has led to smaller or nuclear families compared to that in the past. Earlier, it was very common for people to live in nuclear families and support each other. Now, more and more families live in groups of three or four.

How do you think families will change in the future?

I believe that there will be a time when all families will be nuclear. This means that the family will consist of the parents and the children only and not grandparents. This has already begun to happen globally. The main reason for this change would be the fact that almost everyone is ready to leave their town for a better career.

Should husbands and wives have different roles within the family?

I do believe that due to the inherently different nature of a man and a woman, husband and wife has separate roles to play. Usually, women are better organised and manage things well, and so they should be in charge of the household. On the other hand, men can assess risks and threats to the family better, and so they should look after those concerns.

What role do grandparents play in the family in your country?

I believe that grandparents act as advisors to their children as well as the grandchildren. Whenever the younger members of the family are in any trouble with their life experiences the older ones can calm them down. 


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