IELTS Speaking Part Three question stems

 Are people in your country worried about…?

 Are people your age in your country interested in…?

 Can you contrast… with…?

 Can you explain why…?

 Can you identify ways in which…?

 Can you think of any bad effects of…? (On balance, do you think…?)

 Could you describe how people…?

 Do you believe that people your age in your country…?

 Do you think it is okay for…? (Why do you have that opinion?)

 Do you think it is possible to…? (Why/ Why not?)

 Do you think that…is a good idea?

 Do you think that…is changing?

 Do you think that… is about right?

 Do you think …is getting better or worse? (What makes you say that?)

 Do you think the government should…?

 Do you think there is a danger that…?

 Do you think your government is doing enough to …? (Why do you think that?)

 How has…changed over the last 50 years in your country?

 How important is …, in your opinion?

 How much do you think the government should get involved in…? (What could they do?)

 How popular…in your country?

 In what ways do …benefit society?

 Is…a problem where you live?

 On the whole,…?

 What are the advantages and disadvantages of…?

 What are your predictions for …in the next few years?

 What can be done to…? (Do you think that is likely?)

 What can be done to stop…, do you think?

 What can people do if…?

 What could be the consequences of/ the effect of…?

 What do you think about…in your country?

 What do you think…will be like in 50 years’ time?

 What impact does… have on society?

 What is the biggest…problem facing your country, do you think?

 What problems can be caused by…?

 Why do you think some people…?


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