New IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics (Sep – Dec 2019) & Suggested Answers

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New IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics (Sep – Dec 2019) (2)

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics (Sep –  Dec 2019)

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Tiredness   Forest  Makeup
Eating  Island  Sunshine
Amusement Parks  Trust  Social Media
Accommodation Study/Work Perfume
Borrowing Supermarket/Street Markets Visiting Relatives & Friends
Reading  Weather Family Activities
Smile Time management/Plan Garbage
Rainy days Going out Exercise & Sport
Travel Places to play City
Mathematics Transport

New Topics (Sep – Dec 2019)

Island

Have you ever been to any island?

Are there any island in your country?

Do you want to live on an island if you have a chance?

What do you like to do when you are on an island?

 

Trust

Who do you trust most?

What kind of people do you trust?

Have you ever lost trust in somebody?

Do you trust artificial intelligence?

 

Makeup

Do you often wear makeup?

What does wearing makeup mean to you?

Do you give makeup as a gift?

What do you think when you see a man wearing makeup?

 

Eating

Do you eat out a lot?

Do you eat healthy food?

How often do you eat with your family?

Do you prefer eating at home or at a restaurant?

 

Forest

When was the last time you went to a forest?

Do you like to go to a forest if you are free?

 

Amusement Park

Do you like amusement parks?

How often do you go to amusement parks?

What do you usually do at amusement parks?

 

Sunshine

Do you like sunshine?

What do you usually do on sunny days?

Do you often use sunscreen?

 

Tiredness

What kinds of things make you tired?

What do you do when you feel tired?

Who do you usually talk to when you feel mentally tired?

Do you like to talk to strangers when you feel mentally tired?

 

Old Topics (Sep – Dec 2019)

Social Media

  • Do you use social media websites?
  • Do you like to use Facebook?
  • Do you prefer an information app or a chat app?
  • How did you first find out about social media websites?
  • Is social media very popular in your country?
  • Do you think social media will become more popular in the future?
  • Do you feel social media is more a positive thing, or more negative thing?

 

Perfume 

  • Do you like perfume?
  • Do you wear perfume?
  • How much money do you spend on perfume?
  • Have you ever given perfume as a gift?
  • Would you ever give perfume as a gift?

 

Borrowing

  • Do you like to lend things to others?
  • Would you lend money to someone else?
  • Have you ever borrowed money from someone else?
  • Have you ever lent a book to others?
  • How do you feel about others borrowing things from you?

 

Supermarket/ Street Market

  • Do you like visiting street markets?
  • Do you often go to supermarket?
  • Are street markets very common in your country?
  • Would you be interested if you saw a street market in a foreign country?
  • Do people in your country prefer to shop at a street market, or in a shopping mall?
  • Are there many shopping malls in your living area?

 

Visiting Relatives & Friends

  • Do you often visit your relatives?  (Why?)
  • What do you do when you visit them?
  • When was the last time you visited them? what did you do?
  • Do you (ever or often) go to your friends’ homes to visit them?

 

Families Activities

Do you often stay together with your family?

Do you prefer to stay with your family or friends?

 

Smile

  • Do you often smile?
  • When was the last time you laughed?
  • In what situations do people smile?
  • Do you smile when you are having your picture taken?   
  • Can you sense if someone’s smile is fake?

 

Time management/ Plan

  • Do you make plans every day?
  • Would you say you manage your time well?
  • What’s the biggest difficulty you have when managing time?
  • What’s the latest plan you made?

 

Garbage

  • What do you do when you see rubbish on the street?
  • Do you think it’s important to protect the environment?
  • How do you feel when you see someone throw litter on the ground?
  • Do you think plastic bags are a serious environmental problem?
  • Do you do anything to protect the environment?

 

Places to Play

  • Where did you play when you were a child?
  • Did you play at your friend’s home?
  • Did you prefer to play outside or inside when you were young?
  • Do you think it’s important for children to play outside?

 

Weather 

  • What’s the weather like in your city?
  • Do you have a favourite type of weather?
  • Would you move to another city because of the weather?

 

Travel

  • Do you travel often?
  • What’s the most beautiful place you’ve been to?
  • Where would you like to travel for a vacation? (Why?)
  • Who do you often spend holiday with?
  • Do you prefer traveling alone or in a group?
  • How much traveling have you done?
  • What kind of places have you visited in your life?
  • When you visit new places, what do you like to do?
  • In which seasons do you prefer to travel?
  • What is the best season to travel in your country?

 

Transport

  • What kind of transport do you most often use?
  • How do you usually go to school / work?
  • How long does it take to travel to school / work?
  • How did you go to school when you were a child?
  • Do you prefer to use public, or private transportation?
  • Do you think you’ll use public transport more in the future?

 

Cities 

  • What cities have you ever travelled to?
  • Which city do you like to travel to?
  • Would you ever move to another city for work?
  • In what ways do you think a city can be designed to best suit the needs of pedestrians?   
  • Who would you say uses public transport more, young people or old people?  

 

Maths

  • Do you like maths?
  • Do you often use a calculator?
  • When did you start to use a calculator?
  • (Similar to above) How often do you use a calculator?
  • Do you think maths is important?
  • Do you think females (girls) are good at maths?
  • Some people think that maths isn’t needed in our life. What do you think?

 

Going out

Who do you usually want to go out with?

How often do you go out with your friends?

Where do you like to go to when you are out with your friends? 

Do you like to go out with a big group or just with some friends? 

 

Reading 

  • Do you like reading?   
  • What kinds of books do you like to read?
  • Do you like E-books?
  • Do you ever read professional books?   
  • Have you ever lent or borrowed a book?

 

Accommodation:

  • Where are you living at the moment?
  • How long have you been living there?
  • Who do you live with?
  • Do you like it?
  • Are you planning to move to another area to live?
  • What do you like about the area around where you live?
  • Do many people live in your neighbourhood?
  • Do you know many people living nearby?
  • Do you have many friends there?
  • What changes have you seen in this area since you have been living there?
  • What changes would you like to see in this area?

 

Study/Work:

Study

  • What’s your major?
  • Do you like it?
  • Will you change it if you have a chance ?
  • Which major will you change it to?
  • Is it different from what you had in mind?
  • Why did you choose that major?
    ==> Sample Answer 

Work

  • Do you work or are you a student?
  • What do you do?
  • What did you do on the first day of your job?
  • What specific things do you do on your job?
  • What do you like most about your job?
  • Why did you choose that job?
  • Would you recommend that job to others?
  • Do you think this job has a bright future?
  • What are the most interesting and the difficult part of your job?
    ==> Sample Answer 

 

 

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics (May – August 2019)

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Study/Work The living area Sports
Dream Drink Water Transport
Pets  Crowded place  Film star 
Social Media Sleep Tee & coffee
Perfume  Cities Places to play 
Email Smile  Borrowing and Lending 
Visiting Relatives Maths  Reading 
Sharing Patience Public holidays/ Travel 
Weather/season Films Children’s ideas 
Time management  Apps  Sky

 

 

New Topics (May – August 2019)

1.Perfume  

Do you like perfume?

Do you use perfume?

Would you ever give perfume as a gift?

 

2. Reading  

Do you like reading?

How often do you read?

Do you usually read for leisure or for work purposes?

What kinds of book do you like to read?

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

Do you like E-books?

Do you ever read professional books?

 

3. Apps  

What apps do you often use?
Which do you prefer, an information app or a chat app?
Do you want to develop an app yourself?
Do you often use apps on mobile phones?
What kinds of apps do you expect in the future?

 

4. Sport  

Do you like sports?

Do you often watch sports on TV?

How often do you play sports?

Do you prefer watching or playing sports?

What’s the most common sport in your country?

Do you think it is difficult to learn a new sport?

Are there many celebrity athletes in your country?

Did you prefer team sports or individual sports when you were young?

 

5. Time Management    

How do you organize you time?

Do you make plans every day?

Would you say you manage your time well?

Are you ever late for anything?

Do you think young people organize their time in the same way?

What’s the biggest difficulty you have when managing time?

6. Travel  

Do you like travelling?

Where would you like to travel for a vacation? (Why?)

Who do you often spend holiday with?

Do you prefer traveling alone or in a group?

How much traveling have you done?

What kind of places have you visited in your life?

When you visit new places, what do you like to do?

In which seasons do you prefer to travel?

What is the best season to travel in your country?

7. Litter/ Rubbish

Do you think it’s important to keep the city clean?

What do you do when you see rubbish on the street?

Can you suggest why some people throw their litter on the ground?

Do you think plastic bags are a serious environmental problem?

8. Smiling  

Do you like to smile?

How often do you smile?

Do you smile when you are having your picture taken?

When do people smile to others?

Can you sense (or feel, or tell)  if someone’s smile is fake?

 

9. Children’s Ideas

When do you think children start to have their own ideas?

Should parents follow their children’s ideas or should they say “No” to them?

Can children say no?

10. Places to Play  

Where did you play when you were a child?

Did you play at your friend’s home?

11. Cities

Do you like the city you are living in now?

Which city do you want to go to?

Which city have you been to recently?

What kinds of city do you like?

Do you prefer the city or the countryside?

12. Weather/ Season

Which season do you like best? /Do you have a favourite type of weather?

What’s the weather like in your city?

Are there four different seasons in your hometown?

Would you move to another city because of the weather?

Do you do different things in different weather (or different seasons)?

Would you prefer to live in a place that has the same weather all year, or a place that has four seasons?

Does the weather in your country change often?

Do you like it when it’s raining?

Do you feel the climate is changing?

Do you think the weather is more important to people who play sports?

13. Sleep

How many hours do you sleep every day (or, every night)?

Do you think it’s good to have a nap during the day?

Did you sleep more in the past than you do now?

Do you think old people need more sleep than young people?

Have your sleeping habits changed since you were younger?

Do you think it’s important to have enough sleep (each day/night)?

14. Pets/ Animals 

Have you ever had (or, raised) a pet?

Do many people in your country have a pet?

What kind of pets do people like/dislike to have?

15. The sky 

Do you often look at the sky? (Why?)

Do you know much about the stars and planets?

Can you see the moon and stars at night where you live?

Do you prefer to look at the sky in the daytime, or at night?

Is there a good place to look at the sky where you live?

Did you learn anything about the planets and stars at school?

16. Films/ Movies 

Do you like to watch movies? (Why?)

What types of films do you like to watch?

Do you often watch a movie (a film)?

Do you like going to the cinema?

Do you prefer to (or usually) watch a film alone or with others?

How often do you go to a cinema?

Has your taste in movies changed since you were younger?

Are any foreign movie stars famous in your country?

Do you have a favourite movie star?

Have you ever seen a movie star in real life?

Would you like to be a movie star?

17. Crowded places

Do you like crowded places?

How do you feel in crowded places?

What are the most crowded places in your hometown (or where you are living now)?

Do you prefer to go to crowded places or places that have few people?

When was the last time you were in a crowded place?

Would you say people with the same interests usually get along with each other when they are in a crowd?

18. Patience

Are you a patient person?

When are you impatient?

Do you think you are more patient now than when you were younger?

Do you think you will be more patient in the future?

Are you patient in your work or study?

Can you explain why some people are not very patient?

Do you think people should be patient?

How do you feel when other people are impatient?

Would you say young people are more patient than older people?

Can you give any examples of work that require patience?

19. Tea & Coffee

Do you prefer to drink tea, or coffee?

When you go out do you most often drink tea, or coffee?

When was the last time you drank some tea or coffee?

Which is more popular in your country, drinking tea or drinking coffee?

Do people in your country ever give tea as a gift?

When people in your country entertain guests do they usually drink tea, or coffee?

(Similar to above) Do people in your country usually offer tea, or coffee to guests who visit them at home?

20. Public Holidays

Does your country have many public holidays?

Do you have a favourite holiday?

Do you think there should be more public holidays?

What public holidays do you have in your country?

Would you say most people in your country know why you have those holidays?

What do people in your country do during holidays?

Do you think these holidays are important?

21. Sharing 

Do you like to share things with your friends?

When you were young, did your parents teach you to share with others?

Is there anything that you would not share with others?

How do you think parents could encourage their children to share?

Are you willing to share your favourite possessions?

Do you think there will be a car sharing in the future?

22. Letters & Emails

Do you use email?

How often do you use email (or, write emails)?

Do you prefer to use email or text messaging?

Do you think it’s important to reply to emails immediately (or, quickly) after you receive them?

Do you like to receive handwritten letters and cards?

Would you say your handwriting is easy for others to read?

Do you prefer to write on a computer or to write using a pen?

Do you think a person’s handwriting reflects their personality?

23. Drinking water

Do you like to drink water?

Do you prefer to drink bottled water or tap water?

Do you drink much water every day?

Do you prefer to drink hot water or cool (or cold) water?

How often do you have a drink of water?

Is bottled water very expensive in your country?

Would you say it’s important to drink water?

Have you ever had an experience of being thirsty, but not having any water to drink?

24. Visiting relatives

Do you often visit your relatives? (Why?)

What do you do when you visit them?

When was the last time you visited them? what did you do?

Do you prefer visiting your relatives, or your friends?

Do you take anything when you visit your relatives?

25. Borrowing and Lending  

Do you like to lend things to others?

Have you ever lent a book to others?

Have you ever borrowed money from someone else?

Have you ever borrowed a book from others?

Would you lend money to someone else?

26. Study/Work

Study

What’s your major?

Do you like it?

How do you like your courses?

(if you do not have a major yet) Which major do you want to choose in college? Why?

Will you change it if you have the chance ?

Which major will you change it to?

Is it different from what you had in mind?

Why did you choose that major?

==> Sample Answer 

Work

Do you work or are you a student?

What work do you do?

What specific things do you do on your job?

Why did you choose that job?

What do you like most about your job?

Would you recommend that job to others?

What did you do on the first day of your job?

Do you think this job has a bright future?

What are the most interesting and the difficult part of your job?

==> Sample Answer 

27. Your living area

Where are you living at the moment?

Do many people live in your neighbourhood?

Do you have many friends there?

How long have you been living there?

What changes would you like to see in this area?

Who do you live with?

What do you like about the area around where you live?

Are you planning to move to another area to live?

Do you know many people living nearby?

What changes have you seen in this area since you have been living there?

28. Maths

Do you like maths?

Do you think females are good at maths?

How often do you use a calculator?

Do you think maths is important?

Some people think that maths isn’t needed in our life. What do you think?

29. Street Markets  

Do you like visiting street markets?

Are street markets very common in your country where you live?

Would you be interested if you saw a street market in a foreign country?

Do people in your country prefer to shop at a street market, or in a shopping mall?

Are there many shopping malls in your living area?

30. Transport  

What kind of transport do you most often use?

How do you usually go to school / work?

How long does it take to travel to school / work?

How did you go to school when you were a child?

Do you prefer to use public, or private transportation?

Do you think you’ll use public transport more in the future?

31. Social Media

Do you use social media?

Do you like to use Facebook?

How did you first find out about social media websites?

Is social media very popular in your country?

Do you think social media will become more popular in the future?

In the future, do you think you will use social media more than you do now, or less?

 

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics (Jan -Apr 2019)

Work

What do you do?

Do you like your job?

What’s the most important part of your work?

What’s the most interesting part of your work?   

Why did you choose to do that type of work?

What is your work environment like?

How much (how many hours) do you work every week?

Are you satisfied with the place where you work?

Where do you work?   

Would you say that’s a good place to work?

Would you like to change the place where you work?   

What work do you plan to do in the future?   

Study

Do you like to study?

What’s your favourite subject?

How much study do you do every week?   

What would you say is the most important part of your studies?

Where do you usually study?

Do you like your school university?   

What do you like most about your school / university?   

Why did you choose to study at that school/university?

Would you like to change your school/university?

Your living area

Where are you living at the moment?

How long have you been living there?

Who do you live with?

Do you like it?

Are you planning to move to another area to live?

What do you like about the area around where you live?

Do many people live in your neighbourhood?

Do you know many people living nearby?

Do you have many friends there?

What changes have you seen in this area since you have been living there?

What changes would you like to see in this area?

 

Noise  

   What natural sound(s) do you like (the most)? (Why?)

   What sounds do you dislike? (Why?)

   What sounds remind you of your childhood?

   What (kinds of) music do you like the most?

   Does your school have any quiet places for studying?

   What are some places where there is a lot of noise?

   Do you mind noises? (Do any noises bother you?)

   What type of noise do you come across in your daily life?

Science  

   Do you like science?

   What science have you studied?

   How do you study science?

   What’s the most difficult part of studying science?

   How has the science that you have studied helped you?

Pollutions  

   Is there anything being polluted in your hometown?

   What are the common types of pollutions in the countryside?

   What are the causes of those pollutions?

   Have you ever done anything to help the environment?

Dream  

   1.  How long can you remember your dream when you wake up?
   2. Do you like hearing others dream?
   3. Do you think dream will affect life?
   4. Do you often have dream at night?
   5. Have you had a bad dream before?
   6. What was the strangest dream you have had?
   7. What do you usually dream about?

Alone  

   When was the last time you were alone?

   What do you like to do when you are alone?

   Do you wish to have more time alone?

   Is it important to have some time alone?

Efficiency  

   Do you prefer to study in the morning or in the evening?

   Why do some people find it difficult to focus in the morning?

   What do you do to improve your efficiency?

Street markets

   Do you currently live in a house or a flat/ apartment?

   Are street markets common in your country?

   What is usually sold there?

   Do you think people like street markets? Why?

Transports

Do you know how to drive?
Do you have a car?
Do you drive your car very often?
Do you think everyone should get a drivers’ licence?
Do you think driving skills are important?
How often do you hire a taxi?
When was the last time you travelled by taxi?

 

Sharing

Do you like to share things with your friends?

Do you have anything to share with others recently?

Did your parents teach you to share with others when you were a child?

How do you think parents could encourage their children to share?

What kinds of things do you like to share with others?

Are you willing to share your favourite possessions?

Is there anything that you would not share with others?

Do you think there will be a car sharing in the future?

 

Colors

 What colour do you like the most?

Do you usually wear clothes in your favourite colour?

What colour clothes did you wear when you were a child?

Did you have bright-coloured clothes when you were young?

Are there any colours you dislike?

Does the colour of things influence you when you are shopping?

Are there any colours that have a special meaning in your country?

Do you think different types of people like different colours?

 

Cooking / Food

Do you like cooking?

How often do you cook?

Do you usually eat at home or do you usually eat out?

Do you know how to cook?

Would you like to learn how to cook?

Can you explain why many people enjoy cooking?

 

Painting/Drawing

Are you interested in painting and drawing?

What do you like to draw?

Did you ever learn how to draw or paint ?

Do you like to have pictures in your home?

If someone wanted to draw a picture of you, would you agree?

 

Parks/ Gardens

Do you often go to a park or a public garden?

When was the last time you went to a park / public garden?

Can you suggest how parks in your city could be improved?

Do you prefer a park with open space or recreational facilities?

 

Photos

Do you like taking photos?

How often do you take a photo?

How do you keep your photos?

Do you prefer to take pictures by yourself, or to have others take them for you?

Do you like to take pictures of your hometown?

 

Shoes

How often do you buy shoes?

Do you ever to buy shoes online?

How many shoes do you have?

Do you prefer comfortable shoes or fashionable shoes?

Do you know anyone who likes to buy a lot of shoes?

 

Teachers

Do you have a favourite teacher?

What makes a good teacher?

Do you think teachers should be strict?

In what ways do you think teachers and parents are different when teaching young people?

Would you like to be a teacher?

Watches

Do you usually wear a watch?

What kind of watch do you wear?

Do most people in your country (still) wear a watch nowadays?

Weather/ Season

Which season do you like best? / Do you prefer a warm, or a cool climate?

Are there four different seasons in your hometown?

Do you do different things in different weather (or different seasons)?

Would you prefer to live in a place that has the same weather all year, or a place that has four seasons?

Does the weather change often where you live?

Do you like it when it’s raining?

Do you feel the climate is changing?

Do you think the weather is more important to people who play sports?

 

Sunglasses 

Do you wear sunglasses?

Have you ever lost your sunglasses?

Have you ever bought expensive sunglasses?

Where can you buy sunglasses?

Do many people in your country wear sunglasses?

Would you buy sunglasses as a gift for someone?

Morning Routine

Do you like to get up early in the morning?

What do you usually do in the mornings?

Do you think breakfast is important?

Did you have the same morning routine in the past?

Do you have the same routine every day of the week?

Would you like to change your morning routine in the future?

Sports

Do you like sports?

Do you have a favourite athlete?

What are some popular sports in your country?

Do you prefer individual or team sports?

Is there any sport that you would like to try in the future?

Sleep 

How many hours do you sleep every day (or, every night)?

Did you sleep more in the past than you do now?

Do you think it’s good to have a nap during the day?

Have your sleeping habits changed since you were younger?

Do you think old people need more sleep than young people?

Do you think it’s important to have enough sleep (each day/night)?

Pets/ Animals 

Have you ever had a pet?

Do many people in your country have a pet?

Is there any animal you would like to have as a pet?

What animal would you not like to have as a pet?

The Sky

Do you often look at the sky?

Do you prefer to look at the sky in the daytime, or at night?

Can you see the moon and stars at night where you live?

Is there a good place to look at the sky where you live?

Do school students learn much about planets and the stars (at school) in your country?

 

Films/ Movies

Do you like to watch movies? (Why?)

How often do you go to a cinema?

What types of films do you like to watch?

Do you have a favourite movie star?

Are any foreign movie stars famous in your country?

Have you ever seen a movie star in real life?

Do you prefer to watch a film alone or with others?

Has your taste in movies changed since you were younger?

Would you like to be a movie star?

 

Crowded place

Do you like (to go to) crowded places?

Do you prefer to go to crowded places or places that have few people?

What are the most crowded places in your hometown (or where you are living now)?

When was the last time you were in a crowded place?

How do you feel when you are in a crowded place?

Would you say people with the same interests usually get along with each other when they are in a crowd?

 

Tea & Coffee

Do you prefer to drink tea, or coffee?

Which is more popular in your country, drinking tea or drinking coffee?

When was the last time you drank some tea or coffee?

When you go out do you most often drink tea, or coffee?

Do people in your country ever give tea as a gift?

Do people in your country usually offer tea, or coffee to guests who visit them at home?

 

Public holidays

Does your country have many public holidays?

What public holidays do you have in your country?

Why do you have those holidays?

Would you say most people in your country know why you have those holidays?

Do you have a favourite holiday?

What do you usually do during a holiday?

Do you think these holidays are important?

Do you think there should be more public holidays?

 

Letters and Emails

Do you use email?

How often do you write emails?

Do you think it’s important to reply to emails immediately after you receive them?

Do you prefer to use email or text messaging?

Do you like to receive handwritten letters and cards?

Do you prefer to write on a computer or to write using a pen?

Would you say your handwriting is easy for others to read?

Do you think a person’s handwriting reflects their personality?

Drinking Water

Do you like to drink water?

How often do you have a drink of water?

Do you prefer to drink bottled water or tap water?

Is bottled water very expensive in your country?

Would you say it’s important to drink water?

Bags

  • Do you like bags?
  • Do males and females generally use the same kinds of bags?

 

 

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