SITE CHANGES (Page 8, 2014)

To Page 1 (2006 & 2007),  To Page 2 (2008),  To Page 3 (2009), To Page 4 (2010), To Page 5 (2011), To Page 6 (2012), To Page 7 (2013)

How To See the Exact Changes to this Website (This service is rarely used nowadays.)


Don't forget to use the "refresh button" for updated pages, including this page. In Internet Explorer, the Refresh button looks like this . In Firefox, it looks like this .


If you have not yet read the page, How to Use This Website, you should read that first, before continuing.

January 12, 2015

January 4, 2015

I am no longer updating this website and I am no longer following candidates' reports of the IELTS Speaking test. So I am no longer sending people updated information by email. But I can give you the following information about the Speaking test topics & questions for January to April, 2015 -

For the period January-April 2015, the Part 1 questions are at -

and the Part 2/3 questions are at -

After April 2015, new pages will be written, with different internet addresses. When that happens, just go to  and look for something that looks like this for the Part 1 questions,

and something that looks like this for Part 2/3,


November 11, 2014

November 9, 2014

November 6, 2014

October 30, 2014

October 21, 2014

October 14, 2014

October 12, 2014

October 7, 2014


September 30, 2014

I have decided to continue updating the information about the current questions only until after the November 8, 2014 test in China. That is, November 9 or 10 is the date when the last set of updated information will be sent to those who subscribe to the $10 service, and that set of updates will include the new information that I find from online reports of the Nov. 8 test. After that, I will stop updating the information.

So the 2 months of updates that I wrote about here will be the two months of updated information from September 9 to November 9, not 2 months into the future from whenever you pay the $10, which was my original idea.

I have made this decision because, in the past few days, the number of new subscribers has only been about one per day. This is despite the fact that, every day, several hundred new readers plus more than 150 returning readers come to this website. It's just not worth my time and effort to continue this work but I will honour my agreement to those who have paid the $10.

To repeat: if you have paid the $10, or if you pay the $10 at any time in the future, I will send you my most recent list of current questions each time I update the list, but the updating will stop on about November 9 or 10 and will, overall, comprise two months' worth of updated information.

September 28, 2014

September 23, 2014

September 20, 2014

September 15, 2014

September 10, 2014

September 9, 2014

September 6, 2014

September 5, 2014

        Item 1,  Information about how this website is going to change to a pay site

        Item 2, My predictions for the upcoming new testing period (September - December)

Item 3, Some zip files for you to download (if you want) of the archived Part 1 and Part 2/3 pages from 2006 to August 2014. Of course, this information is available for you to copy from the website yourself – these zip files are just for your convenience.


Information about how this website is going to change to a pay site

Dear Readers of,

I am sorry to tell you that from September 10, 2014 onwards, everything new that I add to this website will only be available to you if you pay Australian $10 (or the equivalent in other currencies) via PayPal for two months of updates. I anticipate that I will be making updates about 6 times a month. All the materials written before September 10, 2014 will continue to be available for free.

Each time I send you updated information it will contain a copy of everything that I have written since September 10, 2014.

To repeat –

A$10 for a copy of everything I write on and after September 10, 2014, sent to your email address each time I write updates, for 2 months.

See my Sept. 30 note here for a change to this arrangement.


Why Did I Make this Change?

To tell you the truth, I was planning to discontinue all work on this website after the last test in August, 2014 because I wanted to do other things and because continuing this website just didn't seem to be worth the effort. However, I now think I will give it another try, to see if I can feel that it is worth it. In other words, if I can receive a small income from it, my enthusiasm for updating this website will probably remain. I don't expect to make a lot of money from this, just enough to be worth my time and my work.

I know that some of you will share the updated information with others after only one person pays for it, or some of you will go looking on the internet for free copies of my updated information. But I would like you to understand that if I receive very little payment for updating this information, then I will definitely retire from this work and stop writing updates completely. I'm getting old and there are other things in life besides IELTS!


Is it Worth Paying for the Updated Information?

Some of you might think that you can go to certain other websites and find information about the current Speaking test topics and questions there, for free. Yes, that's true but I do sincerely think that the quality of the information and the quality of the English at those websites is not as good as on my website. (That is, those website that do not copy from my website!) I'm a native English speaker who previously worked as an IELTS examiner and IELTS teacher and I've been collecting and analyzing the real Speaking test questions for more than 8 years, so you could say I'm an expert at this. As I will explain next, the value of this information will increase the more we move into the future, that is, the further we move beyond September 10, 2014.


What Will the Updated Information Contain?

It will contain a new Part 1 current questions page (similar to Part_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htm) after each new testing period starts (in January, May and September), and a continuation of the current Part 2/3 topics and questions that you can see starting at this page, PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P7.htm. It will also contain a continuation of the records that I have been keeping at TOPIC_USAGE_2014.htm PAST_PART_ONE_TOPIC_INDEX.htm PREVIOUS_PART_1_QUESTIONS.htm ALL_PART_1_QUESTIONS.htm QUESTION_NOTES_PART_1_PAGE_4.htm, and QUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_9.htm (for Parts 2 & 3). In other words, the updated information will be exactly the same as I had been doing before September 10, 2014, except that it will be only available to you after you pay for it. If I add anything to pages such as vocabulary_lists_4.htm it will also only be available for those who pay.

I will send the updated information to your email address.

Of course, the amount of new information about the current questions and the accuracy of this information will increase the closer we come to the end of each 4-month testing period. That is, the closer we come to the end of April, the end of August and the end of December, the more complete and the more accurate the information about the current questions will be. This information is sometimes a bit "sketchy" in the first few weeks of each 4-month testing period but the information becomes clearer the more that I read people's reports on the internet after each test. I will be updating the information after each test in China, as well as gathering information from around the world as much as I can.

If my predictions are correct, some of the topics and questions that were used in May-August 2014 will continue to be used until the end of December. But after that, everything will be new.

After each update is made, I will continue to write on the front page of this website (at "Last Change ....") that updates have been made and on the page, Site_Changes_P8.htm (or Page 9 for 2015). But I will not be including the details of these updates – I will just tell you that that updates have been made.


How to Pay for It

At the moment, the only payment method that I am using is PayPal.

  1. Go to your PayPal account and send the A$10 to Christopher Green at You can convert your currency (e.g., RMB) to Australian currency on the PayPal site before you send it.
  1. VERY IMPORTANTLY, you will need to write your own email address in the message box where PayPal allows you to send a message when you send a payment. If you don't do that, I will not know who to send the updated information to. If you don't receive the updated information within 24 hours, it probably means you forgot to tell me your email address and you should contact me at, telling me the name of the person who sent that PayPal payment (the name of your PayPal account) and the transaction ID number of the PayPal payment. Then I will know your email address.
  1. I will check my email at least once a day to see if PayPal has sent me a message that a new payment has been made. You might receive the updated information a few minutes after you send the payment, or it might be a few hours later but it will certainly be within 24 hours.


My predictions for the Upcoming new Testing Period (September - December)

        Parts 2/3

        Part 1


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


September 2, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P114.htm and PARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm

August 30, 2014

August 20, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P114.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm  and   PARTS_2_and_3_P116.htm

August 13, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P114.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm  and   PARTS_2_and_3_P116.htm

August 10, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPart_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P113.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P114.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P115.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P116.htm  and QUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_9.htm.

August 1, 2014

July 30, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmQUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_8.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htm,  &  PARTS_2_and_3_P114.htm.

July 29, 2014

Part_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P113.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P114.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm and QUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_9.htm.

July 19, 2014

July 1, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPart_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htmQUESTION_NOTES_PART_1_PAGE_4.htmQUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_8.htm  and QUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_9.htm.

June 26, 2014

        All the Part 2 pages between PARTS_2_and_3_P106.htm and PARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm.

June 23, 2014

June 19, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPart_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htm and all the Part 2 pages from PARTS_2_and_3_P107.htm to PARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm.

June 11, 2014

vocabulary_lists_2.htm QUESTION_NOTES_PART_1_PAGE_3.htm PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPart_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P99.htm, all the Part 2 pages from 101 to 107, and all the Part 2 pages from 110 to 115.

June 1, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPart_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P113.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P114.htm & PARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm.

May 28, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPart_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htm,  and all the Part 2/3 pages from PARTS_2_and_3_P95.htm to PARTS_2_and_3_P115.htm, except for Page 97.

May 22, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm  &  PARTS_2_and_3_P114.htm.

May 19, 2014

Part_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P104.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm  &  PARTS_2_and_3_P114.htm.

May 17, 2014

Part_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmQUESTION_NOTES_PART_1_PAGE_4.htm HOW_TO_SPEAK_IN_PART_3.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm & PARTS_2_and_3_P114.htm.

May 14, 2014

May 13, 2014

May 12, 2014

Part_1_Questions_MAY_to_AUG_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htm & PARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm.

May 11, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htm,   PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P112.htm & PARTS_2_and_3_P113.htm.

May 8, 2014

May 7, 2014

May 4, 2014

May 2, 2014

Part_1_Questions_JAN_to_APR_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htm,   PARTS_2_and_3_P96.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P98.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P101.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P102.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P103.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P104.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm.

April 16, 2014

Part_1_Questions_JAN_to_APR_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htm,   PARTS_2_and_3_P96.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P98.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P99.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P101.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P102.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P103.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P104.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm  & PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htm.

April 8, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_P98.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P99.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P100.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P102.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P103.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P104.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm  & PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htm.

April 7, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_P99.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P100.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P102.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P103.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P104.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm  & PARTS_2_and_3_P111.htm.

March 25, 2014

Part_1_Questions_JAN_to_APR_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmTOPIC_USAGE_2014_P1.htm, PARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htm  &  PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm.

March 22, 2014

March 21, 2014

March 18, 2014

Part_1_Questions_JAN_to_APR_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P98.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P99.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm  &   PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm.

March 17, 2014

Part_1_Questions_JAN_to_APR_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P95.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P96.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P97.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P98.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P99.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P100.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P102.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P103.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P104.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm  &   PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm.

March 5, 2014

March 3, 2014

February 26, 2014 - 8.50 pm

February 26, 2014

– Topic 492,  A Book Recommended by Others has been retired and Topic 549,  What You Enjoy Reading (Or, A Book You Enjoyed Reading) has been confirmed as a new topic.

– Topic 545 which was previously called, "A Sport", has been deleted. The Part 3 questions that previously existed for that topic have been added to the Part 3 of Topic 516,  A Sports Event.

– Topic 524, A Seaside Place You Would Like to Visit has been retired. (There was always some doubt about that topic, anyway.)

PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P99.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P101.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P104.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm  &   PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm.

February 24, 2014

February 23, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_P102.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P103.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P105.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm  &   PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm.

February 22, 2014

February 13, 2014

February 10, 2014

PARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm  & QUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_8.htm.

February 3, 2014

Part_1_Questions_JAN_to_APR_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm,   PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htmQUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_8.htm  &  vocabulary_lists_4.htm

January 31, 2014

January 30, 2014

January 28, 2014

January 25, 2014

January 24, 2014

January 22, 2014

Part_1_Questions_JAN_to_APR_2014.htmPARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htm QUESTION_NOTES_PAGE_8.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P106.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P107.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P108.htmPARTS_2_and_3_P109.htm  &  PARTS_2_and_3_P110.htm

January 20, 2014

January 17, 2014

January 16, 2014 2.15 pm

January 16, 2014

January 15, 2014

January 14, 2014

January 6, 2014

January 1, 2014