IELTS Speaking Topics May to August 2020

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics May to August 2020

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Let’s have a look at the IELTS Speaking Topics May to August 2020. Remember, this is not a complete list. It is always advised to prepare from IELTS Part 1 Speaking Topics for January to April 2020. This list below includes all the inputs from our students around the globe who are test-takers. Please check the updates made.

What is in IELTS Speaking Part 1?

  • The speaking part 1 questions require you to answer crisply in short, one to three sentences.
  • The examiner would ask 8 to 12 questions from 3 or 4 topics listed below.
  • Take this as a string of short conversations and make yourself comfortable as you set in, making sure the conversation is led by the examiner, stop when he or she interrupts to ask you more.
  • You should be prepared with the IELTS Part 1 Speaking Topics for January to April 2020

How to prepare for IELTS Speaking Part 1 topics?

  • You should try and be honest with your answers, don’t cook up responses which might seem vague or impractical or gives a mugged up impression.
  • The IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics change every four months and are notified by students and professionals who take upon the test. Also, a few examiners do share the topic content online.
  • You may prepare yourselves for any topic by answering the essential questions relating to – What? When? Where? Who? Why? How? And also compare the present scenario versus when you were younger.

IELTS Speaking Part 1 topics May to August 2020

Listed below are IELTS Speaking Part 1 topics May to August 2020, with sub-questions.


  • Where is it?
  • What kind of home do you live in?
  • Tell me a little about your home?
  • How many rooms do you have at home?
  • Your favourite room?
  • What changes would you like to bring in it?
  • Do you plan to live in the same house in the future?
  • How is your neighbourhood?

Find answers for topic HOME here – Watch the video and get answers to the questions above on Home


  • Where is it?
  • What facilities are there around?
  • What improvements would you like to have there?
  • Do you like it?
  • What can a visitor do there?
  • What are the common occupations of people there?
  • How is the traffic?
  • Is it a good place for a child growing up there?

Find answers for topic HOMETOWN here – Watch the video and get answers to the questions above on Hometown

Work/ Study

  • What is your present area of work/ what have you studied?
  • Where do you work/ where did you study that?
  • Why did you choose this domain at work/ why did you choose this course?
  • Do you like your present area of work/ area of study?
  • What do you not like about it?
  • Do you plan to change your domain in the future/ area of study?

Find answers for topic WORK – Watch the video and get answers to the questions above on Work

Find answers for topic STUDY – Watch the video and get answers to the questions above on Study

Wild Animals or Wildlife

  • Do you plan to visit wildlife sanctuaries or have a desire to explore wildlife?
  • Have you noticed any exotic wildlife species endangered or have been extinct- Why?
  • Do you think effective conservation of wild animals is practiced?
  • Animals are losing their natural habitat due to urbanization – What are the disadvantages of this?


  • Are you a person who spends time with friends?
  • Do you prefer a particular friend or a group of friends?
  • What do you do most with them?
  • Do you feel friends are important for our social development?
  • Are you still in touch with friends from childhood?


  • Is friendship important in your life?
  • Do you prefer to have friendship over your family?
  • What do you makes a good friendship between people?
  • Do you feel the value of friendships change over time? Why/ Why not?

History or Historical books

  • When you were a child, did you enjoy learning history or reading historical books?
  • Have you ever been to a museum to learn about history?
  • Have you ever watched movies related to history?/ Have you ever read a historical book?
  • When was the last time you read a book about history or historical facts?
  • Do you think history is important?/ Do you think historical books are interesting?


  • What kind of food do you like to cook?
  • Do you like cooking? Why/Why not?
  • When was the last meal you cooked?
  • What was the last dish you tried cooking?
  • Do you try cooking new recipes if you watch or come across them? Why?
  • Do you prefer home-cooked or restaurant cooked meals? Why?


  • Do you like baking? Why?/ Why not?
  • Do you know how to bake a cake?
  • When do you usually prefer to bake, weekdays or weekends?
  • Why do you have an interest in baking?/ Why not?
  • Are bakery items a part of celebration at your home?
  • Do you have a variety of bakeries available in your hometown?


  • Do you like mathematics? Why/ Why not?
  • When did you start learning Maths?
  • Do you think it is important to learn Mathematics in school by everyone?
  • Do you use calculators to do Math questions or do you do without it?
  • Have you struggled with Mathematics? Why? Why not?


  • Have you stayed in a hostel before? Why?
  • When you stay away from home for work or leisure, do you live in hotels?
  • During your holidays, what kind of hotels do you prefer to live in?
  • Do you think hospitality of the staff is important for a hotel’s repute?
  • What facilities according to you makes a good hotel stay?

Sport Events

  • Have you taken part in sports events in school or college?
  • Do you think participating in sports competitions brings about discipline?
  • Do you enjoy watching sporting events on TV?
  • Do you play any sport?/ Have you been a part of any sport league or team?
  • What kind of sports do you want to try in future?


  • What do you do to stay healthy?
  • What is more important to you- eating healthy food or exercising?
  • Do young people focus on health in your country?
  • What healthy habits do you follow?
  • Do you think you have unhealthy habits too?
  • Is health of importance to you than anything?


  • Do you like parks? Why / why not?
  • How often do you visit parks?
  • Why are parks an important part of many towns and cities?
  • What do you think could be done to make parks better?
  • Did you enjoy going to park as child?


  • Do you often use numbers to do something?
  • Are you good at memorizing numbers?
  • What is your favourite number?
  • Are you good at numbers? ( it means are you good at calculations?)
  • Would you like to have a job dealing with numbers?


  • Do you usually get bored when you are alone? Why?
  • What do you do when you get bored?
  • What kind of activities make you feel bored?
  • Do you think that youngsters get easily bored these days? Why? Why not?
  • Do you get angry when you are bored?

Latest IELTS Speaking Cue Cards 2020

IELTS Speaking Topics May to August 2020 – Part 2 Cue Card

These are IELTS Speaking Cue Card topics for Part 2 from May to August 2020. Remember, this list is updated as new topics are informed by our students globally, who take the IELTS Test around the world at different destinations. It is always advised to prepare from IELTS Part 2 Speaking Topics for January to April 2020 also.

What is in IELTS Speaking Part 2?

  • After part 1 questions, you get a cue card, a pen, and a paper, with ONE MINUTE to prepare for the topic listed below. Make sure you use your planning time well to ‘develop ideas’ with a ‘related language vocabulary’.
  • The examiner would prompt you when to start and you need to speak for at least two minutes on the given topic.
  • You should use the cues given or related questions mentioned in the task card.
  • As shown below, a typical IELTS Speaking Cue Card looks like this with sub-questions or related cues, and instructions on the right side.
IELTS cue card
IELTS Speaking Part 2 or IELTS Cue Card

How to prepare for IELTS Speaking Part 2 or IELTS Cue Card

  • You should be prepared with the IELTS Part 2 Speaking Topics for January to April 2020 to score well in IELTS Speaking Part 2. Prepare common topics too from the previous months to do well.
  • Remember to speak for 2 minutes for this part. It is also called Candidate Task Card or Long Turn.
  • For Part 2, you have almost a minute to prep. You should make sure you have a story in your mind to share according to the sub questions, a real experience or a made up event. Make sure you jot down a few vocabulary words that you may want to use in the given prep time.
  • Try speaking for a long duration about any random topic when you prepare at home. It will help you build up during the Cue Card when you take the IELTS.

1. An interesting animal that you like

  • Which animal is it?
  • Where is it found?
  • What does it do?
  • Explain why do you like it?

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions on Pets, Zoos, Wildlife Conservation, efforts by conservationists, the need for protection, effects of climate change to animal species

2. A time you felt bored

  • What was the occasion?
  • Where was it?
  • When did this happen?
  • Explain why you felt so bored?

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions on boring jobs, interesting jobs, interesting technology, activities to keep you busy

3. A goal you set for yourself

  • When did you set a goal?
  • What was the goal?
  • How did you work for it?
  • Explain why was it important to you?

Click here to READ or LISTEN to a Sample Answer for this Cue Card – A goal you set for yourself

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions based on future goals, its predictability, adapting to it, barriers to your goals, kinds of goals, planning for a task or goal and making changes for it

4. A time when you were taught something about someone else

  • Who was the person?
  • Where were you and what did you learn?
  • How did you feel after learning about him or her?
  • Explain why you chose to learn from this person?

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions based on schools, students, subjective learning, teaching methods and school learning, changes needed in it.

5. A person in the news you would like to meet

  • Who is that person?
  • Where would you meet him?
  • What are his or her accomplishments?
  • Explain why would you like to meet him?

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions based on popularity of new channels, their good and bad effects, changes in the media industry, reliable news, fake news, internet based or online news

6. A time when weather prevented you to do something

  • When was it?
  • What kind of weather was it?
  • What was it that you wanted to do?
  • How did it affect your work?

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions based on living under different weather conditions, effects of changing weather, global warming, climate change, its effects on population, farming and fishing, your suggested solutions to it

7. An important news or message you received

  • Who gave it?
  • What had happened in it?
  • How did you receive the message or the news?
  • Explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions based on technology, social media, interaction with technology devices, good and bad effects of using technology-based gadgets, future of technology and social media

8. A time you helped someone

  • Who was that person?
  • What was the occasion you helped them in?
  • How did they feel?
  • Explain why you thought of helping this person?

Part 3 would be Discussion Questions based on essential jobs that help people, volunteering jobs, international aids, relief workers, relief packages, the role of such aid providing organisations, its benefits, future of such organisations

IELTS Computer Based Test – Speaking Cue Card on 12 June, 2020

A Magazine Article or Online Article About Healthy Living

  • What was the article about?
  • When did you read it?
  • How did you come across this magazine and/ or article?
  • Explain what lessons did you learn from it?

Read or Listen to the Sample Answer to A Magazine Article or Online Article About Healthy Living

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Discussion Questions

These questions are related to the topic in Part 2 Cue Card

How to Prepare for IELTS Speaking Part 3?

  • Part 3 questions always follow the cue card topic in IELTS Speaking part 2 but are more general.
  • You are expected to answer on a broader perspective and talk at length.
  • They may ask you about the general sentiment that people have on the topic in your country or globally.
  • The examiner is in charge of the discussion. So, even if you go off-topic, he or she would bring you back to the question.
  • Use of linking words or devices, fluency and grammar are of importance here as you are speaking continuously.

Good luck for the IELTS Speaking Test!

Previous IELTS Speaking topics

IELTS Speaking Topics Jan to April 2021

IELTS Speaking Topics September to December 2020

IELTS Speaking Topics May to August 2020

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics Jan to April 2020

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics Jan to April 2020

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Good Luck, and do well in the IELTS Test. Score a band 7 in speaking.

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