Here is a list of speaking Latest Cue Cards from January 2020. These topics have been reported by IELTS candidates appearing in their Speaking Test. We will continue to add to the list over time.
Please note that the lists below are not complete lists. These are listed based on reported topics. The examiner might have more topics to choose from.
Preparing Ideas for Topics
NEVER memorise your answers. These topics should be used for you to prepare ideas, not to memorise sentences. IELTS do not accept memorised answers. So, make a list of your own memories, your childhood experiences, your future hopes,your opinions, common views held in your country etc.
Describe a person in the news that you want to meet
Describe an important journey that was delayed.
Describe an experience you had as a member of a team
Describe a goal that you achieved, which was set by yourself
Describe a person who has apologized to you
Describe an interesting animal.
Describe an article on health that you read from a magazine or online
Describe one of your family members you spend the most time with.
Describe one time when the weather changed your plan
Describe a situation you were not allowed to use your cell phone
Describe an important piece of news that you received via text message
Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first
Describe a successful small business that you know
Describe the happiest day you had
A person who taught you something important
Describe a difficult challenge that you completed/met
Describe a crowded place you have visited
Job you would not like to do in the future
Describe a uniform you wear (at your school or company)
Describe a situation or a time when you helped someone
Describe an indoor game that you liked to play when you were a child.
A performance you recently watched.
Describe a change that can improve your local area
Describe an occasion when you lost something and then got it back.
Describe a time when you were excited
The first time you saw an interesting bird.
Talk about an interesting conversation
Describe a film you would like to share with your friends
Describe a place where you read and write, apart from your home
Describe a school you went to in your childhood
Talk about a toy you liked in your childhood.
Describe a person who likes to travel by plane
When was the first time you admired the sky or a beautiful sky you enjoyed seeing
A Leisure activity that you do with your family.
Describe a place full of colour/ An event you attended full of colour.
Describe an experience when you were with people and you got bored/ A boring meeting you had with other people.
Describe a product made in the region you come from or a popular product from your hometown
Talk about a celebration organized after an achievement or describe a situation when you celebrated your achievement.
Describe an advice you received on your subjects or work
Describe a time when you first met someone
Describe a special day that made you happy.
Describe a picture or photograph in your home/room that you like.
Talk about a gift for which you spent long time to choose/make.
Describe an experience when you played an indoor game with others?
Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake
Describe a practical skill you learned
Describe a new skill you want to learn.
Talk about someone who encourages you to achieve goals or someone who encouraged you to achieve a goal (PAST TENSE)
Describe a time when you were cheated/ when someone lied to you / someone did not tell you the complete truth.
Describe your idea of a perfect home or dream house
Talk about a newly built public facility (such as parks, cinemas etc) that improves/influence local life quality in your city
Talk about something that you borrowed from your friend.
Describe a time when you traveled by public transportation?