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    IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics & Questions

    Mar 19,2020

    IELTS Speaking Guide

    1. Works:

    • Do you work or study?

    • What is your job?

    • Why did you choose this job?

    • Do you enjoy your work?

    • Do you get along well with your colleagues?

    • What was your first day at work like?

    • Would you like top change your job in future?

    • What is your typical day like at work?

    • What would you change about your job?

    • What is the most difficult part about your job?

    2. Study:

    • Do you work or study?

    • What do you study?

    • Do you enjoy studying?

    • Do you get along well with your classmates?

    • If you could change to another subject, what could it be?

    • Do you intend to use the subject you are studying, in future?

    • What is the most difficult part of your subject?

    3. Home/Hometown:

    • Where is your hometown?

    • What do you like the most about it?

    • What do you dislike about it?

    • How often do you visit your hometown?

    • What changes would you like to see in your hometown in future?

    • Has your hometown changed over years?

    • Are there good transportation facilities in your hometown?

    • Do you live in a house/flat?

    • Who do you live with?

    • Is it a big place?

    • What is your favourite room?

    • How is your apartment decorated?

    • Is there anything you’d like to change about your home?

    • Do you plan to live there for a long time?

    • Do you have a garden?

    4. Art:

    • What is art?

    • Do you like art?

    • Have you ever attended art classes?

    • Are there many art classes in your hometown?

    • What kind of paintings do you like?

    • How often do you visit art galleries?

    • Do you like to paint?

    • What do you like to draw?

    • Do you think children get benefit from going to art galleries?

    5. Birthdays:

    • Do you enjoy your birthday?

    • Do you celebrate your birthday?

    • What did you do on your last birthday?

    • How do people in your hometown celebrate their birthdays?

    • Which birthdays are considered important in your country?

    6. Dreams:

    • Do you often have dreams?

    • Do you usually remember your dreams?

    • Do you think we can learn something from dreams?

    • Do you like your dreams at night?

    • Do dreams affect your mood when you wake up?

    • Do you think that some dreams give intuition?

    • Do you like hearing about others’ dreams?

    • What was the strangest or weirdest dream you have had?

    • Do you get bad dreams/nightmares?

    7. Money:

    • Did you save money when you were young?

    • Why is it important for people to save money?

    • What is good for economy, to save money or to spend?

    • Should children be taught how to manage money?

    • Do you think that females are better at saving money than males?

    • Do you invest your spare money?

    • Are you good at saving money?

    • Would you like to become rich someday?

    8. Technology/Computers/Internet/Mobile phones/ Media:

    • Which modern technological devices are common in your country?

    • Is it good or bad that people rely too much on technology?

    • Do you think men and women have different views about technology?

    • Why do people spend too much on buying latest gadgets?

    • From where do people in your country get news?

    • How has internet changed the news in your country?

    • Does media play a role in creating a healthy society?

    • What is the best age for children to start using computer?

    • Should children be refrained from using internet?

    • Has technology hampered the childhood of today’s generation?

    • Who controls the media most in your country?

    • Does the media in your country report whole truth?

    • Should the media show graphic violence?

    • Is there any international news you felt was good to hear?

    • Do you use social networking sites?

    • What kind of social networking websites do you like to use?

    • Do you like to use facebook?

    • What kind of people you’d like to befriend with on social media?

    • What is the impact of cell phone?

    • Do young people use cell-phone the same way as old people do?

    • What is your opinion on selfies with cell-phones?

    • Is cell-phone important for you?

    • What is the best feature in your phone?

    • How many times do you look at your phone?

    • What do you usually use your mobile phone for?

    • Have your mobile phone habits changed in over a decade?

    • At which places are mobile phones prohibited?

    9. Television:

    • Do you watch television a lot?

    • What do you usually watch on television?

    • How many hours on television do you like to watch?

    • What are the most popular shows in your country?

    • What kind of shows do you like to watch?

    • What are some advantages of television?

    • Should children be allowed to watch television?

    • Do you think television has changed in last few decades?

    10. Age:

    • Are you happy with the age you are now?

    • When you were a child, did you think a lot about your future?

    • Do you think you have changed as you have got older?Do you think you have changed as you have got older?

    • What will be different about your life in future?

    11. Daily routine:

    • What is your daily routine like?

    • What would you like to change in your daily routine?

    • Are all your days similar?

    • Tell me about your typical weekday/weekend?

    • What do you do in your leisure time?

    • How do you balance your work, study and free time?

    • Do you take some time out for your hobby?

    • What is the busiest part of the day for you?

    • Do you think it’s good to remain busy?

    • Do you use any time management app?

    • How do you manage your time?

    • Do you think time management is important?

    • Do you think people need to have a day-to-day plan?

    • Do you think people can still do their tasks without planning?

    • Why do some people don’t plan their day in advance?

    12. Friends:

    • How often do you like to hang out with your friends?

    • Do you think friendship is important?

    • Which do you prefer to spend time with: a friend or alone?

    • What kind of people do you like to be friends with?

    • Do you like face-to-face conversation with people?

    • Are most of your friends from school or outside school?

    • How often do you meet with your friends?

    • What do you and your friends do together?

    • How do people in your country make friends?

    • Do adults and children make friends the same way?

    • Do you think it is possible to make real friends on social media/internet?

    • Do you find it easy to make friends?

    • Has a friend ever let you down?

    • How do you maintain a good friendship?

    • Do you ever fight with your friends?

    • Would you share everything to your friend?

    • What do you usually do with your friends?

    • Are you still in touch with your childhood friends?

    • How has friendship changed over last few years?

    • Why do people need friends?

    • What are the qualities of a good friend?

    • How can technologies help friendship?

    • In what ways friendship formed on the internet different?

    • How can friends influence a person’s life in a positive way?

    • What kind of things should friends never do?

    • Do you think friendship is the most important relation?

    • Is it possible to make friends of different generation?

    13. Family:

    • Do you live in a large or a small family?

    • What is a typical family like in your country?

    • How much time do you spend with your family?

    • What do you like to do together with your family?

    • Do you get along well with your family?

    • Are there different types of family in your country?

    • Who are you closest with in your family?

    • In what ways have the families changed in the recent years?

    • Should wives and husbands have different roles in the family?

    • Which is most important to you: your family or friends?

    14. Travel/Tourism/Holiday:

    • Do you like to travel?

    • Where was the last place you ever visited?

    • What kind of places have you visited in life?

    • Which places would you really like to visit?

    • What is the best place you have ever visited?

    • Has a foreigner ever stayed at your place?

    • What is the best way to save money while travelling?

    • What are some of the problems of long-distance travelling?

    • Has the way people travelled in past changed over few decades?

    • What do you do while travelling?

    • Why do you think tourism is so developed?

    • How people choose their destination?

    • What kind of transport do you prefer on holidays?

    • Do you prefer travelling alone or in tour group?

    • How do you prefer on long travel?

    • What are the impacts of tourism in your country?

    • Do you think there are any negative impacts of tourism in your country?

    • What kinds of tourists are likely to visit your country in the future?

    • Have you ever been to a foreign country? Which one is your favourite?

    • Do you think your hometown is a great place for holiday? What would you recommend tourists to do there?

    • What do you usually do on your summer holidays?

    • When is your next national holiday in your country?

    • Do you think tourist industry is a good industry to work in for young people in your country?

    • Should there be any restrictions on the travel business?

    15. Sport:

    • Do you like sports?

    • Do you enjoy playing games?

    • Do you enjoy watching sports?

    • What kind of games did you play when you were a child? /Did you enjoy participating in sports when you were a child?

    • Do you think grown-ups should play games?

    • What games are popular in your country?

    • When did you first become interested in sports?

    • What do you think is the importance of mental games?

    • What do children learn from games?

    • Should people go in for sports more?

    • Which sport is good for people who do not work-out?

    • Why some people enjoy sports than others?

    16. Food:

    • Can you cook?

    • Who cooks in your family or house?

    • What is the most famous dish from your country?

    • Which is your favourite dish?

    • What kind of food do you like?

    • What is your main meal of the day?

    • Do you prefer eating at home or restaurant?

    • On what occasion do you eat special food?

    • Do you often dine with your family or friends?

    • Are there any fruits or vegetables that you don’t like?

    • When do you usually eat dinner?

    • What is your favourite cuisine?

    • How can we make people eat healthier food?

    • Do you think people enjoy what they eat on regular basis?

    • Do you think cooking is pleasure or burden for some people?

    • Which food from your country do foreigners enjoy?

    • Do you think the diet of 21st century is good?

    • What kind of new food would you like to try?

    • What was the last meal that you cooked?

    • What are some reasons that people eat at restaurants?

    • What are some kinds of food you never eat?

    • Describe a popular food from your country?

    • Is food important to you?

    17. Restaurants:

    • What is your favourite restaurants near the place that you live?

    • What is the best restaurant you have ever eaten?

    • Have you ever eaten at any restaurant abroad? What was it like?

    • What do you think makes the restaurant best?

    • Do prefer to eat at home or at restaurants?

    • Which is the worst restaurant that you have ever eaten?

    • Which is the strangest restaurants you have ever heard of?

    • How do you feel about theme restaurants?

    • Do you prefer darker or brighter restaurants? Why?

    • Why so you think people go to restaurants to celebrate something?

    • Which are more popular in your country: fast food restaurants or traditional restaurants? Why do you think that is?

    • Some people say that food in an expensive restaurant is always better than food in a cheap restaurant – would you agree?

    • Do you think there will be a greater choice of food available in shops in the future, or will there be less choice?

    • What effects has modern technology had on the way food is produced?

    • How important is it for a country to be able to grow all the food it needs, without importing any from other countries?

    18. Lifestyle/Health/ Healthy Lifestyle:

    • Do you think people pay enough attention to their health?

    • Do you think the government is responsible for the public health?

    • Do you think there are more unhealthy people these day as compared to the few decades ago?

    • How do you think people should encourage their children to be healthy?

    • Do you think it is hard to give up smoking?

    • How do you usually cope with stress?

    • Is there any connection between the person’s style of life and the duration of his life?

    • What is your attitude towards smoking?

    • In what ways do you try to stay healthy?

    • Is it easy to keep fit where you live?

    • What do you think is more important, eating healthily or doing exercise?

    • What are the health benefits of playing a sport?

    • Have you ever had any habits which you consider to be unhealthy?

    • Do you think more about your health now than you were younger?

    • What is the most popular way in your country to stay healthy?

    • Do you think most people worry about their health as they get older?

    • Why do you think some people continue their bad habits despite knowing it will damage their health?

    • How can children be encouraged to adopt healthy eating habits?

    • Do you think people have become more health conscious in recent years?

    • Could government do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?

    • What is the best way of helping people with an addiction?

    19. Colour:

    • What is your favourite colour?

    • Are there any colors you dislike?

    • Are colors important to you?

    • Were colours important to you when you were a child?

    • Are there any colors that have special significance in your country?

    • What colors would you choose to paint the walls of your room?

    • Do you think different types of people like different colors?

    • What colors are commonly used for the decoration of people’s home?

    • Can colors have any influence on people and their mood?

    • What colors are important when people buy things?

    • Are colors important in advertisements?

    • Are pictures in textbooks important?

    • Are there any colors you dislike?

    20. Sky:

    • Do you ever like to see at sky? Or Do you often spend time looking at the sky?

    • What do you think about when you look at sky?

    • Are there often clouds in the sky in your country?

    • Is the sky often overcast?

    • Is star-gazing quite common in your country?

    • Are there often spectacular sunsets or sunrise in your country?

    • What is more interesting, the sky during the day or the sky at night?

    • What is the best place for people to see stars near where you live?

    • Did you study about planets and stars when you were at school?

    • What is your favourite star?

    • Have you ever taken a course about stars?

    • Is it important to study stars?

    21. Weather:

    • What’s the weather like in your country?

    • What’s the weather like today?

    • Does the weather affect your mood?

    • What kind of weather do you like the most?

    • How do rainy days make you feel?

    • Does it rain a lot in your hometown?

    • Does rain ever affect transportation is your hometown?

    • Is there any part of your country where it doesn’t rain much?

    • Can you remember any time when it rained heavily in your hometown?

    • What is your favourite season?

    • Do you like winters?

    • Does air pollution affect the weather?

    • Do you like sunny days? Or do you like sunshine?

    • What do you like to do in sunshine or sunny days?

    • Do you like going outside in sunny days on weekends?

    • Which months have the best weather in your country?

    • Do you like snow? Why?

    • Do you watch the weather forecasts?

    22. Books/Library/Reading:

    • Do you like to read books?

    • Do you read professional books?

    • Do you usually read for leisure or for work purposes?

    • Do you read many books?

    • What was the last book you read about?

    • What was your favourite book or story when you were a child?

    • Do you think it’s important that the children read regularly?

    • Can a book change the world?

    • Which do you prefer reading, newspaper or magazine?

    • Do you think reading a newspaper or magazine can help learn a language?

    • Why do you think some people prefer magazines to newspapers?

    • How often do you go to library?

    • Do you prefer to read novels or watch films based on that?

    • Is reading as pleasurable in digital format?

    • Do you think the books will survive the digital revolution?

    • Who is an author that you like? Why do you like their books?

    • Do you like reading the traditional literature in your country?

    • Do you like reading the traditional literature about your country?

    • How do you lend books to others?

    • Have you borrowed books from others?

    23. Movies:

    • Do you like watching films?

    • Do you prefer foreign films or Indian films?

    • Are foreign films popular in your country?

    • Do men and women usually like the same kinds of films?

    • Do people in your country like to go to cinema for watching films?

    • How often do you visit cinema for watching films?

    • How do people in your country react to cinema?

    • What genre of movies do you really prefer?

    • Which genre of movies do you try to avoid?

    • Which was the first movie that you watched?

    • Do you like to watch movies alone or with your friends?

    • What is your opinion on people who blindly follow their favourite superstars?

    • Would you like to be in a movie?

    • Do you think subtitles are better than dubbing films?

    • What makes a film successful?

    • Do you think film stars are more important than special effects?

    • What kinds of films are not suitable for children?

    24. Environmental problems:

    • Do you take an interest in nature?

    • Do you or your family take steps to help the environment?

    • Tell me about some of the environmental problems that are affecting countries these days?

    • What examples are there of how we damage the natural world?

    • In which ways do we respond well to environmental problems?

    • Do you think it is the responsibility of governments alone to protect the environment?

    • What measures can individuals take to protect the environment?

    • Why do some people not consider environmental problems to be serious?

    • What do you consider to be the world’s worst environmental disaster caused by humans?

    • Do you think large companies and business organizations should be more environmentally friendly? Why? How?

    • Why do you think environmental disasters caused by humans happen?

    • Do you think there will be more environmental disasters caused by humans in the future?

    25. Humour:

    • Do you think having sense of humour is important? Why?

    • Is humour easy to translate from one language to another?

    • What kind of things make you laugh?

    • Do you like making other people laugh?

    • Do you think it is important for people to laugh?

    • Is laughing the same as feeling happy?

    • What type of programmes do you find funny on Television?

    • What types of programmes are most popular in your country?

    • Do you like to make people laugh?

    • Do you think it is important for anyone to have a sense of humour?

    • Do you think insult comedy is the right way of making others laugh?

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