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Speaking Part 1 LATEST Topics for September 2019 to April 2020

Posted: October 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Trust  Island  Makeup
Forest  Amusement Parks  Tiredness 
Jeans  Sunshine Social Media
Accommodation Study/Work  Perfume 
Borrowing  Supermarket/Street Markets Visiting Relatives & Friends 
Reading   Weather Haircut
Smile  Time management/Plan  Garbage 
Voices Walking Exercise & Sport
Travel  Places to play  City 
Mathematics  Transport  Wild Animals
Music Languages  Concentration

New topics (Sep 2019 – Apr 2020)

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?

 

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?

 

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?

 

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?

 

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?

 

Haircuts   

Do you like your current hair style?

How often do you have your hair cut?

When was the last time you had your hair cut?

How much do you usually spend on a haircut?

Do you often (or, ever) change your hairstyle?

What’s your favourite hairstyle?

Would you like to change the colour of your hair?

 

Wild Animals 

Have you ever seen any wild animals?

Do you have a favourite wild animal?

Do you think wild animals should be protected?

Do you like going to the (or, a) zoo?

 

Voices  

Do you like recording and hearing your (own) voice?

Do any members of your family have a similar voice (or, similar voices)?

Has your voice ever changed?  (When?)

 

Jeans 

Do you like wearing jeans?

(Possible question) When did you start wearing jeans?

How often do you wear jeans?

Would you say jeans are popular in your country?

 

Walking  

  • Do you walk very much?
  • Do you walk more often now than (you did) in the past?
  • Do you think people will be walking more in the future?
  • What do you think are the benefits of walking?

 

Concentration  

  • When do you need to stay (or, be) focused?
  • Do you ever find it difficult to stay focused (= hard to concentrate)?
  • What  distract you when you’re trying to stay focused?
  • Do you ever do anything to help you concentrate?

 

Sunshine   

  • What do you do on sunny days?
  • Do you like sunshine?
  • Do you ever use sunscreen?

 

Languages   

  • What is your mother tongue?
  • What other languages can you speak?
  • Will you learn other languages in the future?
  • (Similar to above) Do you intend to learn other languages in the future?
  • Would you say it’ s difficult to learn a new language?

 

Friends  

  • What kinds of people do you like to make friends with?
  • What do you usually do when you are with your friends?
  • Do you keep in contact with any of your friends from your childhood?
  • What do you think makes a good friend?
  • Would you say you are a good friend to others?
  • Do you prefer to spend time with your family or with your friends?
  • Which do you think is more important, your family or your friends?

 

Music   

  • What’s your favourite type of music?
  • When do you listen to music?
  • Do you prefer to listen to music alone, or with others?
  • Has your preference in music changed since you were younger?

 

Previous topics

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?

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?

 

Sports/Physical exercise

  • Do you often exercise?
  • How do you exercise?
  • Will you do exercise in the future?
  • Do you know anyone who exercises?
  • Do people around you like to exercise?

 

Accommodation:

  • Where are you living at the moment?
  • Who do you live with?
  • How long have you been living there?
  • Are you planning to move to another area to live?
  • What do you like about the area around where you live?
  • Do you know many people living nearby?
  • 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 (Click Here for Answer)

  • 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?

Work (Click Here for Answer)

  • 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 difficult part of your job?

 


IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics (May – August 2019)

 
Smile Reading Apps 
Perfume  Sport  Travel 
Time Management  Litter/Garbage  Children’s Ideas 
Places to play  Cities  Pets 
The Sky  Weather  Sleep 
Films/Movies  Crowded places  Patience 
Tee or Coffee Public Holiday  Sharing 
Letters or Emails  Drinking water  Visiting Relatives 
Study/Work Your living area  Math
Street Markets Transport Borrowing & Lending 

 

1.Smile

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?

 

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. Perfume  

Do you like perfume?

Do you use perfume?

Would you ever give perfume as a gift?

 

5. Sport  (Click here for Answer)

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?

 

6. Travel (Click here for Answer)

Do you like travelling?

Do you like to travel by air?

What do you think about travelling to the outer space?

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

What would you prepare on a trip to the outer space?

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. 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?

 

8. Litter/ Rubbish / Garbage (Click here for Answer)

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?

 

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?

Did you prefer to play outside or inside when you were young?

Do you think it’s important for children to play outside?

 

11. Cities

Do you like the city you are living in now?

Which city have you been to recently?

Do you prefer the city or the countryside?

What kinds of city do you like?

Which city do you want to go to?

12. Pets

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(s) would you not like to have as a pet?

13. The Sky

Do you often look at the sky?

Do you know much about the stars and planets?

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

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

==> Sample Answer 

 

14. 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?

==> Sample Answer 

 

15. 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)?

 

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?

==> Sample Answer 

 

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?

==> Sample Answer 

 

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?

==> Sample Answer 

 

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?

==> Sample Answer 

 

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?

==> Sample Answer 

 

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?

==> Sample Answer 

 

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. Study/Work

25.1. 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 

25.2. 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 

 

26. 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?

==> Model 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?

==> Model Answer

 

28. 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?

 

29. 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?

 

30. 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?

==> Model Answer

 

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?


 

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