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27 Jan

There are so many possible question types for the IELTS Speaking Part 1. This post will help you prepare for this speaking part with ease. Below you will find some topics that you can practice during your preparation for the IELTS exam. 

  • About You

What is your name?

What does your name mean?

Who gave you that name?

Does your name define your personality?

If you could choose another name, what would it be?

  • Study

Are you a student?

Where do you study?

What do you study?

What made you choose that area of study?

Is this a popular area of study in your country?

  • Work

Where do you work?

Do you like where you work?

Do you work long hours or short hours?

What are some advantages and disadvantages about your job?

Is your job title popular in your country?

  • Education

Tell me about where you went to elementary school?

Did you like elementary school?

Did you make many friends in your childhood?

Did you have a favorite teacher? If so tell me about them

What was your favorite subject in school?

  • Childhood

Tell me about your childhood

What kinds of fun things did you do when you were younger?

Who did you spend most of your childhood with?

What were some popular things to do when you were a child?I

f you could go back to your childhood, what age would you return to?

  • Daily routines

What time do you wake up in the morning?

What time do you eat lunch?

What is your favorite meal of the day?

How often do you watch TV?

What is your bedtime routine?

  • Holidays/Vacations

When was the last time you went on a vacation? 

Where did you go?

What was the weather like in that place?

Who did you go with and what fun things did you do?

Would you return to that place? 

  • Free time/Hobbies

What do you like to do in your free time?

Do you have any hobbies?

Do you share hobbies with anyone you know?

How do you relax after a long day?

Do you like to stay by yourself or be around others during your free time?

  • Hometown

Where are you from originally?

Where do you currently live?

What are some interesting things about your hometown?

Is there anyone famous who shares the same hometown as you?

What are the people like where you are from?

  • Shopping

Do you like shopping?

What do you usually shop for?

How often do you go shopping?

Do you usually go shopping by yourself or with a friend or family member?

Is shopping a hobby for you or do you only go when necessary?

  • Reading

How often do you read books?

Do you prefer to read hard copies or soft copies?

Tell me about your favorite book?

What is your favorite type of book? 

  • Family and Friends

Are you close with your family members?

Do you have a small family or large family?

Do you have any siblings? 

If so, how many do you have?What types of things do you do together 

  • Food

What kind of food do you like?What is your favorite food?Tell me about traditional foods in your country?Who is the main cook in your family?What is your favorite food to cook?

  • Sports and Games

What is your favorite sport?

What’s your favorite team?

What sport do you find to be the most entertaining?

Do you watch sports with friends and family or by yourself?

Do you play online games?

During your preparation phase you can practice answering questions as it relates to these topics. Ask and answer simple questions that relate to the topics as a means to have an idea about the questions you will be asked and the responses you are expected to give. IELTS Speaking Part 1 requires test takers to speak for at least 4-5 minutes. So be sure to time yourself as you are speaking during your preparation phase. 

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