IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Childhood Toys

No childhood is complete if you don’t have toys to play with. Being such an obvious thing in the lives of children, it is very likely that you may get some questions related to toys in Part I of the IELTS speaking section. This time we are having a look at some of the questions and their possible answers.

Did you played with toys when you were a child?

Yes, of course. I enjoyed playing with toys as a kid. I remember playing with bey blade with all my gang and having those chats about whose beyblade was the best.

What other kind of toys did you liked to play with?

I loved playing cards, the ones with WWE or a sportsperson in it. We used to collect those cards and then exchange cards, play with them. I still remember, once we had a competition for who has the highest number of cards and I won in it.

In you country, do boys and girls play with the same toys?

If you look at it at a larger scale, no they don’t. Most girls prefer, barbie dolls or the other outdoor games like Kho-kho or i spy. With boys, it is more about video games and collecting cards or playing cricket outside. However, I think there are both sets of people. Some girls prefer video games and bey blade as well while some boys do love kho-kho as well.

Do you think toys help children to learn?

Definitely yes. There is so much one can learn if it is done right. So, with toys they learn to invent new games. They learn how to play in a team and then how to be competitive as well. These are big words but I think it is these games that help the children realise, once they grow that in life it is the small things that bring the biggest happiness.

I am a little sceptical about it. I think it is not only toys that help but there are so many things that teach a child. More importantly, it is not about toys or games, but about how they play it or with whom they. A pack of card is of no use if the child has no one to play with.


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Computer Effects

We are living in a world that is surrounded or entirely dependent on computers. Be it the coffee shop that we go in or the big enterprises that tend to rule the world, computers have made their presence felt everywhere. However, there are many people out there who believe, that computers although have made our lives easier, have made people dumb. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minute audio that revolves around the question of are computers making us dumb!!

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What is the short for application?
  2. What is the computer program for a specific purpose called?
  3. Which verb is used to talk about linking or joining one thing to another?
  4. When was  the first desktop presented by Olivetti in New York?
  5. Which word means that the computer has stopped working suddenty?
  6. What is the ability to do something well because you have practised it well called?
  7. What is the natural ability to do something called?
  8. Which word describes our ability to imagine and understand what other people might be feeling?
  9. What is the full form of GPS?
  10. Which software helps in avoiding making spelling mistakes when typing  on a computer?
  11. What was the first digital computer called?
  12. What was the initial price of the world’s first digital computer?
  1. app
  2. application
  3. to connect
  4. 1965
  5. crash
  6. skill
  7. talent
  8. empathy
  9. Global positioning system
  10. spellchecker
  11. Programma 101
  12. US$3200


IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Toys

Toys have always been and shall always remain the most important thing for children. Be it a barbie doll or a car, they kids love them and enjoy playing them. Although, however, toys have surely changed with time. Where one time, children played with toys like cars or bikes, they now prefer PX4 or for that matter watch game of thrones. This time we are looking at some sample questions that can be asked in the IELTS section 2 of speaking.

Describe a childhood toy that was special to you.

You should say :

  • what it was
  • who gave it to you
  • how you played with it

explain why it was special for you.


I have had many toys in my childhood during the different phases of life. Be it barbie dolls or the cars or for that matter the Kitchen set!! However, among them all, the one that I preferred was my teddy bear. There were so many times in childhood that I felt like talking to someone and it was my teddy bear I always find my solace in.

I think just like most other kids even I found it funny. I remember, my mother got me a teddy bear for my birthday. It was so different from other stuffed bears. It was so much more fluffy and it was huge. Also, the colour , well I was in love with that bear. He was just like a friend I would talk to and have fun with. There have been endless stories that I have shared with him. And then he has been there when I used to cry.

There were so many days I had a fight with my mother or my brother and when nothing worked out, I used to simply go out and vent my anger into the bear. Apart from it, me and my friends used to bring their teddy bears along with them and we used to have fun laughing and fighting with or dressing up our bears.

I think the one reason I was in love with the teddy bear was because it made me feel at home. There were no fears with it, no chance of any scolding. It could keep all my secrets and I could just carry on with life, enjoying every bit of it.




IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Fame


Who does not want to be famous? To be the one person who everyone is madly and deeply in love with? The kind of person people would like to become like. So, this time we are listening to a BBC 6 minutes audio on fame and being famous.

Listen to the given audio and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Which phrase refers to the world of entertainment?
  2. What is the ability to do something well called?
  3. Which word describes the signature of a famous person?
  4. How much was the Michael Jackson’s leather glove with shiny crystals sold for in 2009?
  5. Who is considered to the first modern-style celebrity?
  6. Which word has the similar meaning to product?
  7. Which word describes the way other people see you called?
  8. What word describes fans of Justin Beiber?
  9. What were the fans of Byron called?
  10. Which word describes the actions which cause shock and disapproval among people?
  11. What word describes that someone caused damage to property?
  1. show business
  2. talent
  3. autograph
  4. US $ 350,000
  5. Lord Byron
  6. commodity
  7. reputation
  8. Beliebers
  9. Byron maniacs
  10. scandals
  11. vandalism


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