Updated Dec. 21, 2016
How To Use This Website
Basically, this website has two sides –
a) A lot of other information, advice etc. to help you prepare for the Speaking test. Go to the drop-down menu on the front page to search for that information.
b) An archive of the previous real topics and questions that have been used in the Speaking test. I have collected these questions from 2006 to August 2016. You can see this archived information by clicking on the links below.
The Speaking Test Question Archives
Information about the Speaking test topics and questions from 2006 to August 2016 is shown below. Most of these topics are now retired but some of them have come back into the test and are being used again now.
Previous Part 1 Questions (by date)
Index of Past Part 1 Topics (the same as above but written to show the topics)
All Part 1 Questions (Questions collected according to topics)
Go to Page 1 of this index to see the Part 2/3 topics that were introduced into the test in late 2005, in 2006 and in early 2007.
Go to Page 2 to see the topics that were introduced into the test in late 2007 and in 2008.
Go to Page 3 to see the topics that were introduced in 2009.
Go to Page 4 to see the topics that were introduced in late 2009, 2010 and in early 2011.
Go to Page 5 to see the topics that were introduced from 2011 to May 2012
Go to Page 6 to see the topics that were introduced from May 2012 to Sep. 2013
Go to Page 7 to see the topics that were introduced from Sep. 2013 to Sep. 2014
Go to Page 8 to see the topics that were introduced in 2015
Go to Page 9 to see the topics that were introduced in January & May 2016
Notes for Some Part 1 Questions
Notes for Some Part 2/3 Topics & Questions
Some Zip Files
For your convenience, I have collected all the archived real test questions, along with other information related to Part 1 and Parts 2/3, and I have put this information into zip files. These files contain the archived test questions from 2006 to August, 2014.
Part 2 Topic Usage, Jan-Aug 2014.zip