Sample IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking Module consists of personal questions about you, your family, your work, your education or other familiar topics. A categorized list of such topics and questions is given below. You can use these sample questions to rehearse for this part of the oral interview. Do you have a large or small family? How much time do you spend with your family? What do you like to do together as a family? Do you get along well with your family?
Are people in your country generally close to their families? How many hours do you work each day? Is there some other kind of work you would rather do? If you could change your job or profession, what would you do? Describe the process of getting a job in your country. Describe the company or organization you work for. What do you like about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What kind of school did you go to as a child? Did you go to a co-educational school?
What was your favourite subject as a child? What is the education system like in your country? Do you think your country has an effective education system? What is your area of specialization? Is it easy to travel around your hometown? What do people in your town do? What are the main industries in your hometown? What languages are spoken in your hometown? What are the advantages of living in your hometown? What are some problems faced by your hometown?
Compare your hometown with another city. What are some environmental problems faced by your hometown? What’s the weather like in your country? Does the weather affect your mood? How do rainy days make you feel? What’s your favourite season of the year? What do you like to do when it’s hot? What do you usually do in the winter?
How many seasons does your country have? What kind of building do you live in? How long have you lived there? Have you ever been to a wedding? What sort of gifts do people buy for the bridal couple? What kind of clothes did the bride and groom wear? What kind of places have you visited in your life? Which place would you really like to visit? What’s the best place you’ve ever visited? Do you think computers help society?