IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1

IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1 will provide you with 30 IELTS Speaking Part 1 topics with questions. This will help you to develop ideas for topics and practicing answering questions.

IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1

The following are the most common questions for each topic of IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics.

  1. Work

    • What is your job?
    • Where do you work?
    • Why did you choose that job?
    • Is it a popular job in your country?
    • Do you like your job?
    • Do you get on well with your colleagues?
    • What was your first day like?
    • What responsibilities do you have at work?
    • If you had the chance, would you change your job?
    • Do you plan to continue with your job in the future?
  2. Study

    • What do you study?
    • Where do you study that?
    • Why did you choose that subject?
    • Is it a popular subject in your country?
    • Do you like that subject?
    • Do you get on with your colleagues?
    • What was your first day like?
    • What are the main aspects of your subject?
    • If you had the chance, would you change subject?
    • Do you plan to get a job in the same field as your subject?
  3. Hometown

    • Where is your hometown?
    • Do you like your hometown?
    • Do you often visit your hometown?
    • What is your hometown like?
    • What is the oldest place in your hometown?
    • What is there for a foreigner to do or see in your hometown?
    • How could your hometown be improved?
    • Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
    • Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
    • Do you think your hometown is a good place to bring up children?
  4. Home

    • Where is your home?
    • Do you live in a house or a flat?
    • Who do you live with?
    • Are there many rooms in your home?
    • What is your favourite room?
    • How are the walls decorated?
    • What would you change about your home?
    • Do you plan to live there in the future?
    • What facilities are there near your home?
    • What is your neighbourhood like?
    • Do most people live in houses in your country?
  5. Art

    • Are you good at art?
    • Did you learn art at school when you were a child?
    • What kind of art do you like?
    • Is art popular in your country?
    • Have you ever been to an art gallery?
    • Do you think children can benefit from going to art galleries?
  6. Birthdays

    • Do you enjoy your birthdays?
    • Do you usually celebrate your birthday?
    • What did you do on your last birthday?
    • Can you remember a birthday you enjoyed as a child?
    • Do most people celebrate their birthdays with a party in your country?
    • Which birthdays are considered important in your country?
  7. Childhood

    • Did you enjoy your childhood?
    • What is your first memory of your childhood?
    • Did you have a lot of friends when you were a child?
    • What did you enjoy doing as a child?
    • Do you think it is better for children to grow up in the city or in the countryside?
  8. Clothes

    • Are clothes important to you?
    • What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
    • Do you ever wear the traditional clothes of your country?
    • Where do you usually buy your clothes?
    • Have you ever worn a uniform?
    • Do most people in your country follow fashion?
  9. Computers

    • Do you often use a computer?
    • How do you usually get online?
    • Do you prefer desktops or laptops?
    • What do you use your computer for?
    • Do you think it is important to learn how to use a computer?
  10. Daily routine

    • When do you usually get up in the morning?
    • Do you usually have the same routine every day?
    • What is your daily routine?
    • Do you ever change your routine?
    • Is your routine the same today as it was when you were a child?
    • Do you think it is important to have a daily routine?
  11. Dictionaries

    • Do you often use a dictionary?
    • What do you use dictionaries for?
    • What kinds of dictionaries do you think are most useful?
    • Do you think dictionaries are useful for learning a language?
    • What kind of information can you find in a dictionary?
  12. Evenings

    • What do you often do in the evenings?
    • Do you do the same thing every evening?
    • Do you prefer to spend your evenings with family or friends?
    • Do you ever work or study in the evenings?
    • What is a popular activity for young people in your country in the evenings?
    • Do you do the same thing in the evenings as you did when you were a child?
  13. Family & Friends

    • Do you spend much time with your family?
    • Who are you closest to in your family?
    • Do you prefer spending time with your family or friends?
    • Who is your best friend?
    • Are you still friends with people from your childhood?
    • Is family important in your country?
  14. Flowers

    • Do you like flowers?
    • What’s your favourite flower?
    • When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
    • Do any flowers have a special meaning in your country?
    • Why do you think women like flowers more than men?
  15. Food

    • What’s your favourite food?
    • Have you always liked the same food?
    • Is there any food you dislike?
    • What is a common meal in your country?
    • Do you have a healthy diet?
    • What do you think of fast food?
  16. Going Out

    • Do you often go out in the evenings?
    • What do you like to do when you go out?
    • Do you prefer going out on your own or with friends?
    • How often do you go out in a week?
    • Where do most young people like to go out in your country?
  17. Happiness

    • Are you a happy person?
    • What usually makes you happy?
    • Does the weather ever affect how you feel?
    • What makes you feel unhappy?
    • Do you think people in your country are generally happy people?
  18. Hobbies

    • Do you have a hobby?
    • What equipment do you need for it?
    • Do you think hobbies should be shared with other people?
    • Did you have a hobby as a child?
    • What hobbies are popular in your country?
    • Why do you think people have hobbies?
  19. Internet

    • How often do you go online?
    • What do you use the internet for?
    • How do you get online?
    • Do you have your own computer?
    • What’s your favourite website?
    • Do you think children should be allowed unsupervised access to the internet?
  20. Leisure time

     

    • What is your favourite leisure activity?
    • What did you enjoy doing in your free time as a child?
    • Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?
    • What is a common leisure activity in your country?
    • Do most people in your country get two days off a week?
    • Do you think leisure time is important?
  21. Music

    • Do you like music?
    • What’s your favourite type of music?
    • Can you sing?
    • Did you learn music at school?
    • If you could learn a musical instrument, what would it be?
    • Do you think music is important?
  22. Neighbours & Neighbourhood

    • Do you like your neighbours?
    • Are neighbours usually close to each other in your country?
    • What is your neighbourhood like?
    • Do you think your neighbourhood is a good place for children?
    • How could your neighbourhood be improved?
    • Do you think it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbours?
  23. Newspapers

    • How do you usually get your news?
    • Do you often read the newspapers?
    • What kind of news do you usually follow?
    • How do most people get the news in your country?
    • Do you think international news is important?
  24. Pets

    • Do you have a pet?
    • Do you like animals?
    • What’s your favourite animal?
    • What is a popular pet to have in your country?
    • Did you have a pet as a child?
    • Why do people have pets?
  25. Reading

    • Do you often read?
    • What is your favourite kind of book to read?
    • Do you often read newspapers?
    • Do you have any e-books?
    • What books did you read as a child?
    • Do you think it is important to encourage children to read?
  26. Shopping

    • Do you like shopping?
    • What’s your favourite shop?
    • Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
    • What kinds of shops are there where you live?
    • Have you ever bought anything online?
    • Do you think men and women have different opinions about shopping?
  27.  

    Sport

    • Do you like sport?
    • What’s your favourite sport?
    • Do you often watch sport on TV?
    • Did you play sport as a child?
    • What is the most popular sport in your country?
    • How do most people in your country keep fit?
  28. TV

    • Do you often watch TV?
    • What sorts of things do you watch on TV?
    • What is your favourite TV program?
    • Do you ever watch foreign programs or films?
    • What did you watch on TV when you were a child?
    • Do you think children should watch TV?
  29. Transport

    • How did you get here today?
    • What is your favourite mode of transport?
    • Do you ever use public transport?
    • Do you like the transport system in your country?
    • What is the difference between taking a bus and taking a train?
  30. Weather

    • What’s the weather like today?
    • What’s your favourite weather?
    • Do you like the weather in your country?
    • Is the weather the same in all parts of your country?
    • Does the weather ever affect the way you feel?
    • Does the weather in your country ever affect transportation?

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