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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics & Questions 2017


Check out the latest Part 1 topics and questions for your IELTS tests from September to December 2017. You can also get an valuable ebook titled “IELTS Speaking Actual Tests & Sample Answers” to read Band 9.0 model answers for IELTS Speaking Actual Tests (Full 3 Parts) that appears in the IELTS speaking module from September to December 2017.

1. Advertisement

Are there many advertisements in your country?

Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?

What are the various places where we see advertisements?

How do you feel about advertisements?

What kinds of advertisements do you like most?

What do you think are the purposes of advertising?

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2. Birthday

How do children celebrate birthdays in your country?

How did you celebrate your last birthday?

What kinds of birthday gifts do you like to receive?

Is there a difference between the way you celebrate your birthday in the past and in the present?

Which is the most important birthday in your cultures?

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3. Boat

In your country do people use boats?

What do they use boats for?

Would you like to own a boat?

What would you do with a boat?

Would you shop online or in a store for a boat?

4. Computer

Do you use computers?

How often do you use your computer?

What kind of activities involves using computers?

How important is your computer to you?

What kind of computer skills do you have?

5. Daily Routine

When do you usually get up and go to bed?

Are your weekdays and weekends different?

What is your favorite part of a day?

What is your worst part of a day?

When do you do most of your study?

Would you like to change your daily routine?

How much time do you think people should spend on working per week?

6. Accommodation/House

Do you live in a house or flat?
Do you like it? Does your family like it?
How would you change your apartment or house?
How long have you lived there?
Do you live with your family?
Is the transport around your home convenient?
What’s your neighborhood like?
What’s your favorite room?
Is there anything you want to change about this room?
Do you want to move?
What kind of place did you live in when you were little?
What kind of apartments or houses do you want to live in the future?
Do you want to live on the countryside?
Do you spend more or less time with your family than before?

==> Sample Answer

7. Email

Do you think emails are useful?

Do you think it is a good thing that companies send out spam email for advertising purposes?

Do you think email can replace handwriting?

Do you often write something by hand?

Who do you usually write to and what do you write about?

What are the differences between handwriting and email?

What kind of letter is the hardest to write?

What kind of email do you receive and make you happy?

What do you usually use email for? Do you like using email or making a phone call?

Do you think email will still be popular in the future?

8. Family Activities

What activities did you do when you were young?

What is the difference in family activities when you were young and now?

What is the difference between family in ordinary times and on holidays?

==> Sample Answer

9. Friend

Are your friends mostly your age or different ages?

Do you usually see your friends during the week or at weekends?

The last time you saw your friends, what did you do together?

In what ways are your friends important to you?

==> Sample Answer

10. Vegetable and Fruit

What’s your favourite vegetable and fruit?

How often do you eat fruits?

Are there any special fruits in your hometown?

Should we eat vegetables every day?

When do you eat it?

What kinds of fruits do you use for cooking?

Do you think fruits are important?

11. Hometown

Where’s your hometown?

Do you like it?

Is it a good place for children?

Good and bad points of it?

Are there any changes in your hometown in recent years?

Will you work in your hometown in the future?

Is transportation convenient in your hometown?

Will you find a boyfriend/girlfriend in your hometown?

Why do young people like to go to big cities?

What problems do big cities have besides bad traffic?

What do people take with them when they go out in big cities besides umbrellas?

What kind of customs do you have in your hometown?

==> Sample Answer

12. Name

What’s your full name?

How should I call you?

Who gave you your name?

What does it mean?

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13. Magazine

What magazines are popular now?

What are the differences between men and women in reading magazines?

What are different kinds of magazines?

Do people in your country like reading magazines or books more?

Do people in countryside read the same kinds of magazines as people in the city?

Do you think magazines one day can disappear?

What are the differences between newspaper and magazine?

==> Sample Answer

14. Neighbor

How well do you know the people who live next door to you?

How often do you see them?

What kinds of problem do people sometimes have with their neighbours?

How do you think neighbours can help each other?

15. High School

What about your first feelings in school ?
2. Which teacher left deep impression on you ?
3.What subjects did you study in secondary school (=high school)?
4. What was your favourite subject in secondary school (=high school)?
5. And which subject did you like the least? (Why?)

16. Occupation 

Do you work or study?
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?
Will you change job in the future?
Have you changed your job before?
What’s the most interesting thing in your work?
How do you communicate with others during work?
Is it important to have breaks during work?
Do you prefer working alone or with a group of people?
What’s your major?
Do you like it?
Will you change it if you have the chance ?
Which major will you change it to?

==> Sample Answer 

17. Pop Star

Who is your favorite singer?
Do you want to see his concert?
Do you like to go to the concert?

==> Sample Answer 

18. Jewelry

Do people in your country wear jewelry?
Why do they like to wear it?
Have you ever bought jewelry as a present?
What can jewelry tell us about the person who wears it?
Do you think people will keep a piece of jewelry for a long time?

19. Films

Do you like watching films?
What type of film you like watching?
How often do you watch films?
Do you prefer watching films at home or at the cinema?
Would you like to be in a movie?

20. Birds

How do you feel about birds?
Are there any birds near your home?
Have you seen many different kinds of birds?

==> Sample Answer 

21. Patience
What do you think is patience?
Do you think patience is important?
Do you think you are an patient person?
Have you ever lost your patience?

==> Sample Answer

22. Text Message
Do you like texting someone?
Do you think texting is better than making a phone call?
How often do you send text message?

23. Museum
Are there many museum in your country?
Do you think museums are useful for visitors?
Do you often visit museum?
When was the last time you visited museum?

24. Snack 
What kind of snack do you like to eat?
Is it healthy to eat snack?
Do your parents allow you to eat snack?
What is the most popular snacks do you like?

25. Social Networking Website  

What kind of social networking websites do you like to use?
What kinds of people do you like to be friends with on those websites?
Are you a social person?
Is it easy to find real friends on a social networking site?
What kind of chatting app or website do you like to use?

26. Mathematics
When do you start to learn math?
Do you like math?
Who taught you math?
Is math difficult to learn?
Do you like to use calculators?

27. Politeness
Are you a polite person?
Who taught you to be polite?
Is it important to be polite?
What would you do if others are not polite to you?

==> Sample Answer 

28. Transportation 
What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
How often do you take buses?
Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
Is driving to work popular in your country?
Do you think people will drive more in the future?
Would you ride bikes to work in the future?
What will become the most popular means of transportation in your country?
Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?

==> Sample Answer

29. Sunny Days
Do you like sunshine?
What do you do in the sunshine?
What things are hard to do in the sunshine?

30.  Time Management 
How do you organize your time?
Do you think people organize time in the same way?
Do you think it is important to be on time?
How do you feel when you are late for an appointment?
How do you feel when others are late?

31. Shoes 
Do you like shoes?
Which do you prefer, comfortable ones or fashionable ones?
Are people willing to buy expensive shoes?

32. Watches 
Do you usually wear watch?
What was the first watch you like?
Do you think time is important?
Where did you get your watch?
What kinds of watches do you like to wear?
Why do you think some people like to wear expensive watches?
Are you ever late for anything?
If you could go back in time, what would you do?

33.  Robots 
Are you interested in robots?
Do you like robots to work at your home?
Do you want to take a car which robots is the driver?
Can robots cause terrorism?

==> Sample Answer

34. News

Are you very interested in the news?
Why do you want to know the latest news?
How important is it to you to get the news every day?
What sort of news are you most interested in?
How do you usually find this news?
Do you prefer to read newspapers or watch TV to get your news?
Do you ever get your news from the internet?
Do you (often/ever) read newspapers?
Do you think newspapers are important?
Besides newspapers, what are some other ways people get news?
How important do you think the news is?
Which do you think is more important, domestic news or international news?
Would you say the news affects your life very much?
Are old people and young people interested in the same news? (Why?/Why not?)

35. Teenagers

Do you spend a lot of time with teenagers?
What are the best parts of being a teenagers?
What is the fashion between teenagers?
What do teenagers in your country like to do?

36. Rain

What do you do if it is raining and you forget to bring an umbrella and a raincoat?
Is there any part of your country it doesn’t rain much?
Does it rain a lot in your hometown?
Do you choose an umbrella to bring or a raincoat?
Can you remember a time when it rains particularly heavily in your hometown?
Does rain ever affect transportation in your hometown?

37. Meal

When do you often have meals?
Who do you often have meals with?
Do you eat at home or eat outside?
Do you still like the same food that you liked when being a child?

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