IELTS Speaking Part (1) Questions

  1. Family
  • Do you have a large family or a small family?
  • Can you tell me something about them?
  • How much time do you manage to spend with members of your family?
  • What sorts of things do you like to do together?
  • Did/ Do you get on well with your family? (Why?)

 

  1. Festivals
  • Tell me about the most important festival in your country?
  • What specific food and activities are connected with this festival?
  • What do you most enjoy about it?
  • Do you think festivals are important for a country?

 

  1. Visitors
  • What would you suggest a visitor should see and do in your country?
  • Are there any traditional arts or music you recommend?
  • Tell me about the kind of foreign visitors or tourists who go to your country?
  • In what ways has tourism changed your country?

 

  1. Daily Routine
  • What would you like to change in your daily routine?
  • Are all your days the same?
  • Tell me about your typical weekday and your typical weekend.
  • What is the balance of work/ study and free time in your normal day?

 

  1. Friends
  • Are your friends mostly your age or different ages? (Why?)
  • Do you usually see your friends during the week or at weekends? (Why?)
  • The last time you saw your friends, what did you do together?
  • In what ways are your friends important to you?

 

  1. Food and Cooking
  • What kind of food do you like to eat?
  • What kind of new food would you like to try? (Why?)
  • Do you like cooking? (Why?/ Why not?)
  • What was the last meal you cooked?
  • Do you prefer home-cooked food or food from restaurants? (Why?)

 

  1. Leisure
  • Do you have any hobbies or interests? (What are they?)
  • How did you become interested in (Whatever hobby the candidate mentions)?
  • What is there to do in your free time in (candidate’s home town/ village)?
  • How do you usually spend your holidays?
  • Is there anywhere you would particularly like to visit? (Why?)

 

  1. Your Favourite Place
  • What place do you most like to visit?
  • How often do you visit this place?
  • Why do you like it so much?
  • Is it popular with many other people?
  • Has it changed very much since you first went there? (In what way?)

 

  1. Your Country
  • Which part of your country do most people live in?
  • Tell me about the main industries there.
  • How easy is it to travel around your country?
  • Has your country changed much since you are a child?

 

  1. Colour
  • What is your favourite colour? (Why?)
  • Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were younger? (Why?/ Why not?)
  • What can you learn about a person from the colours they like?
  • Do any colours have a special meaning in your culture?

 

  1. Entertainment
  • Do you prefer relaxing at home or going out in the evening? (Why?)
  • When you go out for an evening, what do you like to do?
  • How popular is this with other people in your country?
  • Is there any kind of entertainment you do not like? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Clothes
  • How important are clothes and fashion to you? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What kind of clothes do you dislike? (Why?)
  • How different are the clothes you wear now from those you wore 10 years ago?
  • What do you think the clothes we wear say about us?

 

  1. Dancing
  • Do you enjoy dancing? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Has anyone ever taught you to dane? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Tell me about any traditional dancing in your country?
  • Do you think that traditional dancing will be popular in the future? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Musical Instruments
  • Which instrument do you like listening to most? (Why?)
  • Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument? (Which one?)
  • Do you think children should learn to play a musical instrument at school? (Why/ Why not?)
  • How easy would it be to learn to play an instrument without a teacher? (Why?)

 

  1. Traffic where you live
  • How do most people travel to work where you live?
  • What traffic problems are there in your area? (Why?)
  • How do traffic problems affect you?
  • How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?

 

  1. Your Friends
  • Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends? (Why?)
  • What do you like doing most with your friends?
  • Do you think it is important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What makes a friend into a good friend?

 

  1. Keeping in contact with people
  • How do you usually contact your friend? (Why?)
  • Do you prefer to contact different people in different ways? (Why?)
  • Do you find it easy to keep in contact with friends and family? (Why/ Why not?)
  • In your country, did people in the past keep in contact in the same ways as they do today? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Laughing
  • What kind of thing make you laugh?
  • Do you like making other people laugh? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you think it’s important for people to laugh? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Is laughing the same as feeling happy, do you think? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Cold Weather
  • Have you ever been in very cold weather? (When?)
  • How often is the weather cold where you come from?
  • Are some parts of your country colder than others? (Why?)
  • Would you prefer to live in a hot place or cold place? (Why?)

 

  1. Travelling to work or college
  • How do you usually travel to work or college? (Why?)
  • Have you always travelled to work or college in the same way? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What do you like about travelling to work or college this way?
  • What changes would improve the way you travel to work or college? (Why?)

 

  1. Neighours
  • How well do you know the people who live next door to you?
  • How often do you see them? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What kinds of problem do people sometimes have with their neighours?
  • How do you think neighours can help each other?

 

  1. Newspapers and Magazines
  • Which magazines and newspapers do you read? (Why?)
  • What kinds of article are you most interested in? (Why?)
  • Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language? (When?/ Why?)
  • Do you think reading a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language is a good way to learn the language? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Flowers
  • Do you like to have flowers in your home? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Where would you go to buy flowers? (Why?)
  • On what occasions would you give someone flowers?
  • Are flowers important in your culture? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Television
  • How often do you watch television? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Which television channel do you usually watch? (Why?)
  • Do you enjoy the advertisements on television? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you think most programmes on television are good? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Games
  • What games are popular in your country? (Why?)
  • Do you play any games? (Why/ Why not?)
  • How do people learn to play games in your country?
  • Do you think it is important for people to play games? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Giving Gifts
  • When do people give gifts or presents in your country?
  • Do you ever take a gift when you visit someone in their home? (Why/ Why not?)
  • When did you last receive a gift? (What was it?)
  • Do you enjoy looking for gifts for people? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Telephoning
  • How often do you make telephone calls? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Who do you spend most time talking to on the telephone? (Why?)
  • When you think you will next make a telephone call? (Why?)
  • Do you sometimes prefer to send a text message instead of telephoning? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Bicycles
  • How popular are bicycles in your home town? (Why?)
  • How often do you ride a bicycle? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you think that bicycles are suitable for all ages? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What are the advantages of a bicycle compared to a car? (Why?)

 

  1. Weekends
  • How do you usually spend your weekends? (Why?)
  • Which is your favourite part of the weekend? (Why?)
  • Do you think your weekends are long enough? (Why/ Why not?)
  • How important do you think it is to have free time at the weekends? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Music
  • What types of music do you like to listen to? (Why?)
  • At what times of day do you like to listen to music? (Why?)
  • Did you learn to play a musical instrument when you were a child? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you think all children should learn to play a musical instrument? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Travel
  • Do you enjoy travelling? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Have you done much travelling? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you think it’s better to travel alone or with other people? (Why?)
  • Where would you like to travel in the future? (Why?)

 

  1. School
  • Did you go to secondary/ high school near to where you lived? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What did you like about your secondary/high school? (Why?)
  • Tell me about anything you didn’t like at your school?
  • How do you think your school could be improved? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Food and Cooking
  • What sorts of food do you like eating most? (Why?)
  • Who normally does the cooking in your home? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you watch cookery progrrmmes on TV? (Why/ Why not?)
  • In general, do you prefer eating out or eating at home? (Why?)

 

  1. Friends
  • How often do you go out with friends? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Tell me about your best friends at school.
  • How friendly are you with your neighours? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Which is more important to you, friends or family? (Why?)

 

  1. Photographs
  • What types of photos do you like taking? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What do you do with photos you take? (Why/ Why not?)
  • When you visit other places, do you take photos or buy postcards? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you like people taking photos of you? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Names
  • How did your parents choose your name(s)?
  • Does your name have any special meaning?
  • Is your name common or unusual in your country?
  • If you could change your name, would you? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Health
  • Is it important to you to eat healthy food? (Why/ Why not?)
  • If you catch a cold, what do you do to help you feel better? (Why?)
  • Do you pay attention to public information about health? (Why/ Why not?)
  • What could you do to have a healthier lifestyle?

 

  1. Songs and Singing
  • Did you enjoy singing when you were younger? (Why/ Why not?)
  • How often do you sing now? (Why?)
  • Do you have a favourite song you like listening to? (Why/ Why not?)
  • How important is singing in your culture? (Why?)

 

  1. Clothes
  • Where do you buy most of your clothes? (Why?)
  • How often do you buy new clothes for yourself? (Why?)
  • How do you decide which clothes to buy? (Why?)
  • Have the kinds of clothes you like changed in recent years? (Why/ Why not?)

 

  1. Art
  • Did you enjoy doing art lessons when you were a child? (Why/ Why not?)
  • Do you ever draw or paint pictures now? (Why/ Why not?)
  • When was the last time you went to an art gallery or exhibition? (Why?)
  • What kind of pictures do you like having in your home? (Why?)

 

The above mentioned questions are from Cambridge IELTS Books ( 3 to 12).

Don’t prepare answers to questions. Prepare how to answer questions.

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