IELTS Speaking Part 1: New topics and questions May-September 2024

IELTS Speaking Part 1: New topics and questions May-September 2024

IELTS Speaking Part 1: New topics and questions May-September 2024

Usually in IELTS Speaking Part 1, the examiner asks questions on 3 topics. This means that you can be asked about any 3 topics from this list.



The first topic is most often one of these: Work / Studies / Accommodation
It is also possible that the first topic will be: Home Decoration, Hometown or Your Country


Do you work or are you a student?
Why did you choose this kind of work/to study this subject?
Do you like your job?
What’s the most interesting part of being a ... (... / student)?
What’s the most difficult part of being a ... (... / student)?
What do you dislike about your work or studies?
What kind of work would you like to do in the future?

Do you live in a house or an apartment/flat?
Can you describe the place where you live?
What do you like about your flat?
Which is your favourite room in your home?
What can you see from the windows?
Would you change anything about your home?
Would you like to move to a different home in the future?

Tell me about your hometown.
What’s your hometown known for?
Do you like your hometown?
How long have you been living there?
Do you think you’ll continue living there for a long time?
How has your town changed in the last 20 years?

Your Country
Where is your country located?
Which part of your country do most people live in?
What are the main industries in your country?
What are some of the good things about living in your country?
What are some of the bad things about living in your country?
Will you stay in your country in the future?


Pen and pencils
Do you usually use a pen or a pencil?
Do you prefer a pen or a pencil?
When was the last time you bought a pen or a pencil?
Would you give a pen or a pencil as a gift?

Do you like flowers?
What flowers do you like?
What's your favourite flower?
Are there any flowers that have special meaning in your country?
Have you planted any flowers?
Have you sent flowers to others?

What do you usually do on your birthday?
What did you do on your birthday when you were young?
Do you think it is important for you to celebrate your birthday?
Whose birthday do you think is the most important to celebrate in your country?

Do you like shopping?
Do you compare prices when you shop? Why?
Is it difficult for you to make choices when you shop?
Do you think expensive products are always better than cheaper ones?

Do you prefer cold or hot weather?
Are you in the habit of checking the weather?
What do you think are the effects of climate change in recent years?
Would you like to visit other cities that have different climates from where you live?

Do you usually wear T-shirts?
Do you like wearing T-shirts?
Would you buy T-shirts as souvenirs on holiday?
Do you like T-shirts with pictures and prints?
Are older people who wear T-shirts fashionable?

What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Do you think breakfast is important?
What did you have for breakfast when you were a child?

Space and Stars
Do you like to watch stars?
What's your favourite star?
Are you interested in films about outer space and stars?
Have you ever taken a course about stars?
Is it important to study stars?
Do you like to watch the sky?
What's the sky like at night in your hometown?
Do you want to know more about outer space?
Do you want to go into outer space in the future?

What's your favourite number?
Are you good at remembering phone numbers?
Do you usually use numbers?
Are you good at Maths?

Have you ever locked yourself out?
Is it a good idea to leave your keys with a neighbour?
Have you ever lost your keys?
Do you always bring many keys with you?

Do you like chocolate?
How often do you eat chocolate?
What's your favourite flavour?
Did you like chocolate when you were a child?
Do you give chocolate as a present?
Why is chocolate popular all over the world?

Do you like wearing jewelry?
What type of jewelry do you like to buy?
Do you wear a lot of jewelry?
How often do you wear jewelry?
Have you ever given someone jewelry as a gift?
Why do you think some people wear a piece of jewelry for a long time?

Small Businesses
Do you know many small businesses where you live?
Do you prefer buying things in big companies or small businesses?
Have you ever worked in small businesses?
Have you ever thought about starting your own business?

Sharing things
What kind of things do you like to share with others?
Have you shared anything  with others recently?
What kind of things are not suitable for sharing?
Is there anything you don't want to share?
Did your parents teach you to share when you were a child?

Staying at home
Do you like to stay at home?
What do you do when you stay at home?
How much time do you spend at home?
What's your favourite place at home?
What did you often do at home as a child?
Would you like to stay at home a lot in the future?

Morning Routines
Do you like to get up early in the morning?
What's your morning routine?
Is breakfast important?
What do you do right after you get up?
When did you get up when you were a child?
Do you prefer mornings or evenings?

Mobile Phones
What was your first mobile phone?
How often do you use your mobile phone?
Do you often use your mobile phone for texting or calls?
Will you buy a new one in the future?
How has your mobile phone changed your life?



Do you often wear sunglasses?
When do you wear sunglasses?
Do you spend a lot of money on sunglasses?
Do you give sunglasses as a gift?
Have you ever lost your sunglasses?

Do you like singing?
How often do you sing?
Do you want to be a singer?
Have you ever learned how to sing?
Can many people in your country sing?
Who do you want to sing for?
Do you think singing can bring happiness to people?

How do you save money?
Did you save money when you were a child?
What do you think about payment apps or mobile payments?
Do you use a credit card to buy things?
Do you think cash will still be popular in the future?

Who is your favorite celebrity in your country?
What kind of famous people do you often see in the news?
Do you pay attention to famous people in the news?
Do you believe that the news about famous people in the media is true?
Would you like to be a famous person?
Have you ever met any celebrities?

Do you collect things?
Are there any things you keep from childhood?
Would you keep old things for a long time? Why?
Where do you usually keep things you need?
Is collecting things a popular pastime in your country?

Crowded Places
Do you like crowded places?
Is the city where you live crowded?
How do you feel when you go to crowded places?
What kinds of places are often crowded in your area?
How often do you go to crowded places?
When was the last time you were in a crowded place?
Do most people like crowded places?

Social Media
Do you like using social media? Which ones?
What's the most popular one in your country?
Do your friends use social media?
What chatting apps/software do you use?
When did you start to use social media?
Do you think you spend too much time on social media?
What do people do on social media?

Do you like cakes or any other desserts?
Do you know how to make a cake?
Have you ever made a cake?
Why do some people dislike eating sweet food?
Are there any traditional desserts in your country?
Did you like cakes when you were a child?

How do you remember important things?
What do you have to remember to do every day?
Is it easy for you to forget to do these things?
Are you good at memorizing things?
How do you help yourself to remember things?
Have you ever forgotten something important?

What is your favorite color?
Are there any colors that have a special meaning in your culture?
What color of clothes do you not like to wear?
What colour of car would you buy?
What's the most popular colour in your country?
What colour would you never use in your phone/room?
What colour makes you uncomfortable in your room?

Do many people like music?
What kind of music do you listen to?
How much time do you spend listening to music each day?
Do you ever listen to music while you are at work?
Do/did you have music lessons at school?
What kinds of music are popular in your country?
Have you ever been to a live concert?

Being Bored
Do you often get bored?
When would you feel bored?
What kinds of things are boring to you?
Was school boring when you were younger?
Do you feel bored more often now than when you were younger?
What do you do when you start feeling bored?

Do you like advertisements?
What kind of advertising do you like?
What kinds of advertisements do you watch?
Where can you see advertisements?
Have you ever bought something because of its advertisements?
Do you watch advertisements from the beginning to the end?
Is there an advertisement that made an impression on you when you were a child?
Do you see a lot of advertising on trains or other transport?

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