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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics and Questions

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics and Questions

IELTS Speaking Part 1 is the first section of the IELTS Speaking Test. It lasts for 4-5 minutes and consists of general questions about the candidate's background, interests, and experiences. The questions are designed to be simple and easy to answer, allowing the candidate to get comfortable with speaking English and to build up their confidence for the rest of the test. Some common topics include:
- Work or study
- Home and family
- Hobbies and interests
- Travel and places you have been to
- Festivals and celebrations
- Weather and climate
- Technology and the internet

It is important to answer the questions clearly and accurately, using appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Additionally, it is recommended to speak fluently, without long pauses, and to make eye contact with the examiner.

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics and Questions
So here is the list of topics and questions

1. About Home
- What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
- What is the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
- How long have you lived there?
- Do you plan to live there for a long time?
- Are the transport facilities to your home very good?

2. About Hometown
- Where do you come from?
- What is the most attractive part of your hometown?
- What is the weather like in your hometown?
- Do you know much about the history of your hometown?

3. About The area you live in
- Do you like the area that you live in?
- What are some changes in the area recently?
- Do you know any famous people in your area?
- Where do you like to go in that area?

4. About Work/Study
- Are you a student or do your work now?
- What subject are you studying?
- Is there anything that you don’t like about it?
- What would you like to do in the future?
- What are the most popular subjects in your country?
- What are your favourite classes/courses/subjects at school/university?
- Do you think it is important to choose a subject you like?

5.  About Family
- Do you have a big or a small family?
- Do you live together or nearby?
- What activities do you like to do together?
- Who is your favourite family member?

6. About Family & Friends
- Do you spend much time with your family?
- Who are you closest to in your family?
- Do you prefer spending time with your family or friends?
- Who is your best friend?
- Are you still friends with people from your childhood?
- Is family important in your country?

7. About Borrowing/lending
- Have you borrowed books from others?
- Have you ever borrowed money from others?
- Do you like to lend things to others?
- How do you feel when people don’t return things they borrowed from you?

8. About Sharing
- What things do you like to share with others?
- Did your parents teach you to share when you were a child?
- Do you have anything to share with others recently?
- What kinds of things are not suitable for sharing?

9. About Museum
- Have you had any field trip to museums to learn history?
- Do you learn much history at school?
- What was the last time you read a history publication?

10. About Scenery
- Is there any beautiful scenery in your hometown?
- Do you want to live in a house with a good view?
- Do people like to take photos of beautiful scenery?
- Why do people prefer to use mobile phones to take photos of beautiful scenery?

11. About Travelling
- Do you like travelling?
- Which cities have you travelled to?
- What kind of cities do you like to travel to?
- What is the place that left you the deepest impression when travelling?

12. About Parks
- What do people often do in the park?
- Did you often visit the park when you were young?
- Why don’t/do you visit there now?
- What do you intend to do at the park if you are there now?

13. About Street Market
- What do street markets sell?
- Are there many street markets in your country?
- What are the differences between street markets and supermarkets?
- Do you often go to the supermarket?

14. About Leisure Time
- What is your favourite leisure activity?
- What did you enjoy doing in your free time as a child?
- Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?
- Do you think leisure time is important and why?

15. About Outdoor Activity
- Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors?
- Did you like to go outside when you were young?
- Did you often go over to your friends’ house when you were young?
- Is it important for children to play outdoors?

16. About TV
- Do you often watch TV?
- Do you think children should watch TV?
- Favourite movie (films), do you watch them on TV or in cinema?
- Would you like to act in movies? Why not?

17. About Movies
- Which movies do you like?
- How often do you go to the cinema?
- Do your friends like this movie?
- Do you want to be a movie star?

18. About Music
- Do you like music?
- What kinds of music do you like to listen to?
- When do you listen to music?
- How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
- Have you ever been to a concert before?

19. About Voice
- Has your voice ever changed?
- Do you enjoy recording your voice and listening to it?
- Can you sing?

20. About Reading
- Do you like reading?
- What kind of books do you read?
- Do you read electronic books?
- Do you read books related to your profession?
- Do you think it is important to encourage children to read?

21. About Computers
- Do you often use a computer?
- How do you usually get online?
- Do you prefer desktops or laptops?
- What do you use your computer for?
- Do you think it is important to learn how to use a computer?

22. About Social Network
- How often do you use social networking applications?
- Why do you use social networking apps?
- What are the disadvantages of social networking apps?
- Do you think it is good to make friends online?

23. About Internet
- How do you usually get your news?
- What do you use the internet for?
- How do you get online?
- Do you have your own computer?
- What’s your favourite website?
- Do you think children should be allowed unsupervised access to the internet?

24. About Science
- Have you ever taken science courses?
- Is science important?
- Should we learn science?
- Did you have any science classes in elementary or high school?

25. About Language
- What language can you speak?
- Do you think it’s difficult to learn a new language?
- Will you learn other languages in the future?

26. About Numbers
- Are you good at remembering numbers?
- Do you often use numbers?
- Is there any special number you like?
- Are you good at Maths?

27. About Math?
- Do you think mathematics is important?
- Do you think it’s difficult to learn mathematics well?
- Are girls generally good at mathematics?
- Do you often use a calculator?

28. About Art
- Do you like arts?
- Are you good at art?
- Have you ever visited an art gallery?
- Is there any artwork on the wall in your room?
- Is art popular in your country?
- Do you think children can benefit from going to art galleries?

29. About Teacher
- Do you have a favourite teacher?
- Have your teachers helped you?
- What is the difference between young and old teachers?

- What are the qualities of a good teacher?

30. About Cakes
- Do you like eating cakes?
- Have you ever made cakes?
- Is there any kind of special cake in your country?

31. About Sweet
- Do you like to eat sweets?
- Do you like sweets now compared to when you were a child?
- Have you ever tried to make sweets?
- Why people like sweets?

32. About Food
- What is your favourite food?
- Have you always liked the same food?
- Is there any food you dislike?
- What is a common meal in your country?
- Do you have a healthy diet?
- What do you think of fast food?

33. About Tea/Coffee
- Do Thai people like to drink tea or coffee?
- Do you prepare tea or coffee for the guests at home?
- When was the last time you drank tea or coffee?

34. About Hair
- What is your favourite hairstyle?
- How often do you have your haircut?
- Do you often change your haircut?

35. About jeans
- Do you wear jeans?
- How often do you wear jeans?
- Why do you think jeans are popular in your country?

36. About Clothes
- Are clothes important to you?
- What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
- Do you ever wear the traditional clothes of your country?
- Where do you usually buy your clothes?
- Have you ever worn a uniform?
- Do most people in your country follow fashion?

37. About Shopping
- Do you like shopping?
- What is your favourite shop?
- Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
- What kinds of shops are there where you live?
- Do you think men and women have different opinions about shopping?

38. About Fashion
- How important is fashion to you?
- What influence has the fashion industry had in your country?
- Are the fashions of today different from those when your parents were young?
- What do you think will be the effects of the fashion industry in the next ten years?

39. About Plan/Time management
- Do you make plans every day?
- Are you good at managing your time?
- What is the latest plan you made?
- What is the hardest part about making plans?

40. About Daily Routine
- When do you usually get up in the morning?
- Do you usually have the same routine every day?
- What is your daily routine?
- Do you ever change your routine?
- Do you think it is important to have a daily routine?

41. About Photos/Pictures
- Do you like to take photos?
- Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take photos?
- How often do you take photos?
- In what situation do you take photos?
- How do you keep your photos?

42. About Memory
- Would you say you have a good memory?
- What is your earliest memory?
- Have you ever forgotten an important date, such as a birthday, anniversary or deadline?
- Which do you usually remember more clearly, happy moments or sad moments?
- Do you know anyone who has a ‘photographic memory?

43. About Transportation
- What is the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
- Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
- How often do you take buses?
- Is driving to work popular on your country?
- Would you ride bikes to work in he future?

44. About Crowded area
- What places do you think are often crowded?
- When was the last time you were in a crowded place?
- How do you feel when you are in crowded places?
- Do you prefer to go to crowded places or places that have few people?
- Would you say people with the same interests usually get along with each other when they are in a crowd?

45. About Going out
- Do you often go out in the evenings?
- What do you like to do when you go out?
- Do you prefer going out on your own or with friends?
- How often do you go out in a week?
- Where do most young people like to go out in your country?

46. About Pens & Pencils
- When was the last time you bought a pen or pencil?
- Do you usually use pen or pencil?
- Which one do you use more often? Pen or Pencil?
- When do you think when someone gives you a pen or a pencil as a gift?

47. About Handwriting
- Do you often write with a pen?
- Is your handwriting easy to read for other people?
- Do you like to receive cards with hand-written words?
- Can we tell someone’s personality from his or her writing?
- What’s the difference of writing with a pen and typing on a computer?

48. About Cycling
- How popular are bicycles in your home town?
- How often do you ride a bicycle?
- Do you think that bicycle are suitable for all ages?
- What are the advantages of a bicycle compared to a car?
- Do you think it’s safe to ride a bicycle in the city?

49. About Running & Exercise
- Do you like running?
- Have you ever taken a running class?
- When was your last long run?
- What you need to run?
- Where do you think running is a good way to stay healthy?
- Do you like watching running race on TV?

50. About Water sports
- Have you done any water sports?
- What water sports popular in your country?
- What kind of water sports do people want to try?

51. About Walking
- Do you walk a lot?
- Do you think people often take a walk more than in the past?
- Do you think people will take a walk more often or not?




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