IELTS speaking part 1 common topic and questions. Prepare for your test by developing ideas for topics and practicing answering questions. Speaking questions list. The examiner will ask 5-7 general questions on the following topics. It is expected that the examiner will introduce him/herself first and ask your name and then ask you to confirm your identity.
Q1. How is the weather today?
Q2. What’s your favourite kind of weather?
Q3. Is there any type of weather you really don’t like?
Q4. What is the climate like in your country?
Q5. Does the weather affect people’s lives in your country?
Q6. Do people change in the summer?
Q7. Does bad weather ever affect transport in your country?
Q8. Do you prefer to hot weather or cold?
Q9. Tell me about the weather in your country in different times of the year?
Q10. Which time of the year did you enjoy the most when you were the child?
Q11. Do you (usually) pay attention to the weather forecasts?
Q12. Has the weather changed much in your country in recent years?
Q13. What’s the best season of the whole year?
Q14. What do people normally do in that season?
Q15. What’s the weather usually like in your country (or, your hometown)?
Q16. How is the weather here different from the weather in your home country?
Q17. What sort of weather do you like the most?
Q18. Would you say the weather in your hometown is suitable for working (or studying)?
Q19. Would you like to move to a place with the different weather?
Q20. What season (or weather) do you think is most suitable for work and/or study?
Q1. Do you have a job right now?
Q2. Do you enjoy your job?
Q3. What responsibilities do you have at work?
Q4. What is your typical day like at work?
Q5. What would you change about your job?
Q6. What job do you think you will be doing in five years?
Q7. What skills and qualifications are required for this job?
Q8. Do you work right now?
Q9. Do you get on well with your co-workers?
Q10. What responsibilities do you have at your work?
Q11. Are there good work opportunities in your home country?
Q1. Have you taken any volunteer works?
Q2. Why did you do the volunteer works?
Q3. Do you know any volunteers?
Q4. How do you define volunteer work?
Q1. Who was your favorite teacher in high school?
Q2. What’s your favorite subject in high school?
Q3. Do you still remember what happened on your first day of high school?
Q4. Do you still keep in touch with your friends from high school?
Q5. Do you miss your life in high school?
Q1. What do you do in your free time?
Q2. Do you have a busy social life?
Q3. Do you lead an active life?
Q4. Has your life changed much in the last year?
Q5. What would you like to change about your lifestyle?
Q1. How many people are there in your immediate family?
Q2. Who do you get on best within your family?
Q3. Do you have a large extended family?
Q4. What do you do together with your family?
Q5. Why is family important to you?
Q1. Do you do housework at home?
Q2. What kind of housework do you often do?
Q3. Did you do housework when you were a child?
Q4. Do you think that children should do housework?
Q1. Do you like watching TV?
Q2. How often do you watch TV?
Q3. What kind of TV programmes do you like to watch?
Q4. What are the most popular TV shows in your country?
Q5. Has the internet affected your viewing habits?
Q6. Do you like watching TV?
Q7. What is your favourite TV show now?
Q8. What was your favourite show when you were a child?
Q9. Do you like watching TV shows from other countries?
Q1. How often do you read?
Q2. Do you like reading books? Why?
Q3. Do you have many books at home?/ What kinds of books do you like to read?
Q4. Do you prefer to buy books or borrow them?
Q5. What are the benefits of reading?
Q6. Do you like reading books? Why?
Q7. What book would you take on a long journey?
Q8. How easy is it for you to read books in English?
Q9. Have you given up reading a book recently?
Q10. What kind of people like reading and what kind of people don’t like reading very much?
Q1. Do you like watching advertisements?
Q2. Will you buy something because of an advertisement?
Q3. How do you feel when you see pop-up ads on the internet?
Q4. Do you like funny or serious advertisements?
Q5. What makes a good advertisement?
Q1. Do you use computers?
Q2. What do you use a computer to do?
Q3. Did you use computers when you were little?
Q4. Do people often use computers these days?
Q5. Will people continue to use computers in the future?
Q1. Who is your favorite celebrity?
Q2. Do you like any foreign celebrities?
Q3. Would you want to be a celebrity in the future?
Q4. Do you think we should protect famous people’s privacy?
Q5. How do celebrities influence their fans in your country?
Q1. How often do you go to the cinema?
Q2. Are cinema tickets expensive in your country?
Q3. What are the advantages of seeing a film at the cinema?
Q4. Do you usually watch films alone or with others?
Q5. Which actor would you like to play you in a film?
Q1. How do you listen to music?
Q2. When do you listen to music?
Q3. What’s your favorite kind of music?
Q4. Is music an important subject at school in your country?
Q5. What kinds of music are (most) popular in your country?
Q6. What’s your favorite kind of music?
Q7. Do you like to listen to live music?
Q8. Is live music popular in your country?
Q9. Have you ever been to a concert before? Or Have you ever been to a musical performance?
Q10. How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
Q11. Are your music tastes varied?
Q12. What is your favorite song?
Q13. Do you like to sing along to your favorite songs?
Q14. Are you learning to play a musical instrument at the moment?
Q1. Do you often read newspapers?
Q2. Do you prefer to read local news or international news?
Q3. Which is more popular where you live, newspapers or magazines?
Q4. Do many people today read newspapers?
Q5. In the future, do you think more people than today will read magazines, or fewer people?
Q6. Do you think newspapers will be very important to you in the future?
Q1. Where was the last place you visited on holiday?
Q2. Would you like to go back there again?
Q3. What kind of tourist destinations do you usually prefer?
Q4. Has a foreign visitor ever stayed at your home?
Q5. What’s the best way to save money while traveling?
Q1. Do you often come into contact with children?
Q2. What do you do when you are with these children?
Q3. How often do you play with children?
Q4. What activities do children do when they get together?
Q5. Is it difficult to raise children?
Q1. Have you ever taken a ride on a boat?
Q2. Do you like traveling by boat?
Q3. What are the advantages of travelling by boat?
Q4. Do people in your country like to travel by boat?
Q5. Will it get more popular in the future?
Q1. Do you like sunny days?
Q2. What do you like to do when it’s a sunny day?
Q3. Would you prefer to stay at home or to go outside when the weather is great?
Q4. Are there many sunny days in your hometown?
Q1. Does it always rain in your city?
Q2. In which season does it rain the most often?
Q3. What do you usually do on rainy days?
Q4. Have you ever forgotten to take an umbrella on a rainy day?
Q1. Do you like to take photographs?
Q2. Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take photos?
Q3. How often do you take photographs?
Q4. Do you prefer to take pictures of people or of scenery?
Q5. Are there any photos on the walls of your home?
Q1. Let’s talk about your hometown. Where is your hometown?
Q2. What do you like about it?
Q3. What do you not like about it?
Q4. How important is your hometown to you?
Q5. Do you think you will continue to live in your hometown?
Q6. Can you tell me about your hometown?
Q7. How has your hometown changed over the years?
Q9. Are there good transportation links to your hometown?
Q8. Is there any way your hometown could be made better?
Q10. What kind of jobs do the people in your hometown do?
Q12. How often do you visit your hometown?
Q14. What is your hometown famous for?
Q15. What’s the oldest part of your hometown?
Q2. Does the place you live in have many amenities?