IELTS Speaking Practice Test 3: Family

Part 1 (4-5 minutes)

How large or small is your family?

What you do together as a family?

Who are you closest to in your family?

Is yours a typical family?

Are there many different types of family in your country?

Part 2 (3-4 minutes)

You have 1 minute to read the instructions in the box and prepare an answer. You can make notes. After your preparation time has ended, please speak for 1 to 2 minutes on this topic.

Describe a famous family in your country

You should say:

Who the family members are

How you know about them

Whether they get on well together

And say if you would like to be a member of this family

Follow-up question: Does your family resemble this one?

Part 3 (4-5 minutes)

Family members

What characteristics do elder siblings often have?

Is it better to grow up in a small family or a large extended family?

What role do grandparents play in a family?

Family values

Which are more important: family or friends?

What do you think about single parent families?

Should people be more accepting of alternative family types?

Click here to download a PDF version of this IELTS Speaking practice test for classroom use.

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