IELTS Speaking Parts 1 & 2- Past and Future Questions

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IELTS Speaking Parts One and Two Past Present Future Questions 

Choose one category below (e.g. Friends and Family- Present) and your partner will ask you a question 

about that. Tick that box, and your partner will choose another category. Continue until all the boxes are 

ticked or until someone gives up asking or answering a question. If the other person gives up, you are the 

winner. (Alternative rules: Instead of choosing a category, close your eyes and put your finger down in 

one box.) 

Hobbies and free time 

Past 

 

 

Present 

 

 

Future 

 

 

Friends and family 

Past 

 

 

Present 

 

 

Future 

 

 

Work and studies 

Past 

 

 

Present 

 

 

Future 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

Hometown 

Past 

 

 

 

Present 

 

 

 

Future 

 

 

Accommodation 

Past 

 

 

 

Present 

 

 

 

Future 

 

 

Festivals and celebrations 

Past 

 

 

 

Present 

 

 

 

Future 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

IELTS Speaking Parts One and Two Past Present Future Questions 

Worksheet 2- Questions 

 

Put these questions into the categories above: 

 

What job would you like to do in the future? 

What was your favourite subject at school? 

What are you going to do after you pass IELTS? 

How much time do you spend studying English every week? 

 

Do you have a large family? 

Would you like to get married and have children? 

How old do you think you will be when you get married? 

When was the last time you saw your grandparents? 

 

What do you do in your free time? 

Do you have any plans for next weekend? 

What did you like doing when you were a child? 

Are there any new hobbies you would like to take up (=start)? 

 

Where are you from? 

Where did you live when you were a child? 

When are you next going back to your hometown? 

 

When did you last go to a festival? 

What is the most important day of the year for you? (Why?) 

What is the next big celebration in your family? (What are you going to do?) 

 

Where did you live now? 

How long have you been living there? 

What would your dream house be like? 

How long do you think you will continue living in your present accommodation? 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

IELTS Speaking Parts One and Two Past Present Future Questions 

Worksheet 3- Part Twos 

 

Match the Part Two tasks below to the topics above: 

 

Task A 

Describe a teacher who has greatly influenced you in your education. 

You should say: 

z  Where you met them 

z  What subject they taught 

z  What was special about them; 

And explain why this person influenced you so much. 

 

 

Task B 

 

Describe a TV programme that you like 

You should say: 

z  What kind of programme it is 

z  What you like about it 

z  How you first became interested in that programme 

And say how that programme is different from other TV programmes that you like 

 

 

 

 

Task C 

 

Describe the difficulties of living in the place where you live now or your hometown. 

 

You should say: 

z  What the problems are 

z  What the reasons for those problems are 

z  Whether those problems are getting worse or better 

And say what you think can be done to solve those problems 

 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

 

Task D 

 

 

Talk about an important day in your life. 

 

You should say: 

z  When this day was 

z  If you were alone or with others 

z  Where you were and what happened 

And explain why this day was important to you 

 

 

 

 

Task E 

 

 

Describe a friend who has played an important part in your life. 

 

You should say: 

z  how you met this person 

z  how long you have known them 

z  the kind of thing you do or did with them 

And explain why they have been important in your life 

 

 

 

 

Choose a Speaking Part Two task above for your partner and set them the task. Remember to tell them 

how long they will speak for, how long they will have to prepare and that they can make notes if they like. 

Give the task to them, tell them to start speaking after one minute preparation and ask them one more 

question when they stop speaking after more than a minute or to interrupt them if they speak more than 2 

minutes. 

 

Repeat, but this time asking Part One questions for 4 minutes and then moving onto Part Two. 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007