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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions - January 2024 to April 2024

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Current IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions

Please note that these questions are a guide and they may be slightly different in the real test and/or other questions may be asked during the test

1. Work/study – always a topic in Part 1
• Do you work or are you a student?
• Where do you work?
• Do you think it is a good place to work?
• Why did you choose this job?
• What do you enjoy most about your job?
• Have you always wanted to do this job?
• What training did you need to do for this job?
• What are your work plans for the future?
• What do you study?
• Where do you study?
• Do you think this is a good place to study?
• Have you always wanted to study this?
• What is the most interesting part of your study?
• Is there anything you don’t like about your study?
• What are your study plans for the future?

2. Hometown – always a topic in Part 1
• What kind of place is your hometown?
• What are the most interesting things to do there?
• What kind of jobs do people do there?
• Would you say it is a good or bad place to live?
• How do you travel around your hometown?
• Where do you live now?
• What do you like about your area of the town/city?
• Is there anything you don’t like about your area of the town/city?
• Do you expect to continue living in this town/city for a long time?

3. Home – always a topic in Part 1
What kind of accommodation do you live in?
• What do you like about it?
• Is there anything you dislike about it?
• Which room do you spend most time in?
• What can you see from your windows?
• Would you prefer to live in a house of a flat?
• Is there anything you would like to change about your house/flat?
• What colour are the walls in your house/flat?
• What colour would you never use in your home?
• Do you think you will continue living there for a long time?

4. NEW - Colours (January 2024 – August 2024)
• What’s your favourite colour?
• What colour do you dislike?
• What colours do your friends like?
• Are there any colours you would not paint the walls of your home?
• Do people in your country like to wear bright colours?
• What are the main differences between men and women’s colour preferences?

5. NEW – Cakes (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Have you ever made a cake?
• Do you like cakes?
• Did you like cakes when you were a child?
• Do you eat cakes or other sweet things after a meal?
• What’s your favourite type of cake?
• What cakes do people in your country like?

6. NEW – Sunglasses (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you like to wear sunglasses?
• Do you often wear sunglasses?
• Do you spend a lot of money on sunglasses?
• Have you ever given sunglasses as a gift?
• Why do you wear sunglasses?
• Where can you buy sunglasses?
• Do people in your country wear sunglasses?

7. NEW - Social media (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you and your friends like using social media?
• Do you think you use social media too much?
• What’s the most popular social media platform in your country?
• Do you want to work in social media?

8. NEW - Music (January 2024 – August 2024)
• What kinds of music do you like to listen to?
• When did you start listening to that type of music?
• Do you often listen to music?
• When do you listen to music?
• How much time do you spend listening to music?
• How do you feel when you listen to music?

9. NEW - Boring things (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you ever get bored?
• What kinds of things are boring to you?
• What do you do when you feel bored?
• Do you feel more bored now than when you were young?

10. NEW - Advertisements (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you like advertisements?
• Do you watch them from beginning to end?
• Where do we see advertisements?
• Is there much advertising in your country?

11. NEW - Memory (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Are you good at memorising things?
• Have you ever forgotten something important?
• Why do people often forget things?
• How can you make sure you don’t forget things?
• Why do people use mobile phones to remember things?

12. NEW - Video games (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you play video games?
• Would you watch others play video games?
• Do you think people spend too much time playing video games?
• Do you prefer playing video games alone or with others?

13. NEW - Collecting things (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you collect things?
• Are there any things you have kept from your childhood?
• Do you keep things for a long time? Why?
• Where do you usually keep things you need?
• Why do people like collecting things?
• What items are considered collectible in your country?

14. NEW - Crowded places (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you like going to crowded places?
• How do you feel when you go to crowded places?
• What kinds of places are often crowded in your area?
• When was the last time you were in a crowded place?
• Why do you think some people don’t like crowded places?

15. NEW - Money (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you spend a lot of money?
• How do you save money?
• Did you save money when you were young?
• Have you ever given money to children?
• Do you think parents should teach their children about money?
• Do parents give pocket money in your country?

16. NEW - Singing (January 2024 - August 2024)
Do you often sing?
Do you like singing?
When do you like to sing?
What kinds of music do you like to sing?
Do you think singing can bring happiness to people?

17. NEW - Celebrities (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Who is your favourite celebrity from 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 stories about famous people are true?
• Would you like to be famous?
18. NEW - Travelling (January 2024 – August 2024)
• Do you like travelling?
• How often do you go travelling?
• Where do you usually travel?
• How do you feel when you are travelling?
• What was the last trip you made?
• What do you enjoy about travelling?
• Do you ever read books, magazines or newspaper articles about travelling?
• Is it a good idea for young people to travel?

19. Fishing (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Is fishing popular in your country?
• Is fishing a good hobby?
• Do you like eating fish?
• Have you ever been to a place where there are lots of fish around you?
• Have you seen any movies with lots of fish?
• Why do people like keeping fish as pets?

20. Robots (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Are robots important?
• How can robots affect people’s lives?
• Are you interested in robots?
• Would you like robots to work in your home?
• Would you like to use a car driven by a robot?

21. Geography (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Do you like geography?
• Did you study geography at school?
• Are you good at reading maps?
• Would you visit a country because of its geographical location?

22. Gifts (September 2023 - April 2024)
• What kinds of gifts are popular in your country?
• What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
• What gifts do you give to others?
• How often do you buy gifts for other people?
• Do you like giving expensive gifts?
• Why do people give gifts?
• Have you ever received a gift you didn’t like?

23. Running (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Do you like running?
• How often do you go for a run?
• Where do you usually go running?
• Do you think running is a good way to say healthy?

24. Films (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Do you like watching films?
• What kind of films do you like?
• How often do you go to the cinema?
• Did you go to the cinema when you were a child?
• What was the first film you watched?
• Do you like to watch films alone of with friends?
• Do you prefer foreign films or films made in your country?
• Do you like to go to the cinema with your friends?

25. Tea and coffee (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Are tea and coffee popular in your country?
• Do people prefer tea or coffee nowadays?
• Do you prefer to drink tea or coffee?
• Do you often drink tea and coffee?
• Do you often buy tea or coffee in a café or shop?

26. Noise (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Do you mind noise?
• Do any noises bother you?
• Do you think there’s too much noise in today’s world?
• What type of noise do you come across in your daily life?
• Are there any sounds that you like?

27. Musical instruments (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
• What musical instruments do you enjoy listening to the most?
• Do you think children should learn to play an instrument at school?
• Do you think music education is important for children?

28. Helping others (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Do you usually help others?
• How do you help others e.g. neighbours, family, and friends?
• Did your parents teach you how to help others?
• Did your parents help you a lot when you were young?
• What have you done to help the elderly?

29. Maps (September 2023 - April 2024)
• When was the first time you used a map?
• How often do you use a map?
• Did you learn how to use a map when you were a child?
• Are you good at reading maps?
• Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?

30. Chatting (September 2023 - April 2024)
• Do you like chatting with friends?
• What do you usually chat about with friends?
• Do you prefer to chat with a group of people or with only one friend?
• Do you prefer to communicate face-to-face or via social media?
• Do you ever argue with your friends?

31. Clothes (September 2023 - April 2024)
• What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
• What kind of clothes do you never wear?
• Do you wear the same style of clothes on weekdays and weekends?
• What colour clothes do you like to wear?
• Do people in your country like to wear bright colours?
• What are the differences between men and women’s colour preferences?

32. Transportation (September 2023 - April 2024)
• What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
• Is driving to work popular in your country?
• Are there any traffic problems in your area?
• Will you use more public transport in the future?
• How do you think public transport could be improved?

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