Example IELTS Speaking Questions & Topics
I’d just like to ask you some questions about your hometown or city.
- What type of place is it?
- What was it like growing up there?
- Has it changed much since you were a child?
I’d just like to ask you some questions about your studies.
- What are you studying?
- Why did you choose that particular course?
- What job would you like when you have completed all your studies?
I’d just like to ask you some questions about your work.
- What work do you do?
- What do you enjoy most about your work?
- What are your main duties?
- Is there any other work you would like to do in the future?
I’d like to move on and ask you some questions about your free time
- What type of activities do you like to do in your free time?
- How long have you been interested in these activities?
- Do you like to do theses activities alone or with other people? (Why)?
- Do you think people have enough free time? (Why/why not)?
I’d like to move on and ask you some questions about your family.
- How many people are there in your family?
- Do you all live in the same house? (Why/why not)?
- What things do you like doing together?
- Who is your favourite family member?
Let’s move on and talk about being on time for appointments.
- Is being late acceptable in your culture? (Why/why not)?
- Are you ever late for appointments? (Why/why not)?
- What type of excuses do you think are alright for lateness?
- How do you feel when someone is late for an appointment with you?
Let’s change the topic and talk about your neighbours
- Do you know the people who live next door to you?
- How often do you see each other?
- What kind of relationship do you have?
- How can neighbours be helpful?
- What kind of problems can people have with their neighbours in a big city?
Moving to a new topic, I’d like to discuss cooking and meals with you.
- Do you enjoy cooking? (Why/why not)?
- What type of things can you cook? (Why)?
- What kinds of food are popular in your country?
- Is it an important part of your culture to have dinner parties? (Why)?
- Do you prefer to eat with other people or on your own? (Why)?
I’d now like to discuss your night time dreams with you.
- Do you dream much at night?
- Do you often remember your dreams?
- Do you think we can learn anything from dreams? (Why)?
- Do people in your country talk about their dreams? (Why)?
- Do you think that dreams can come true?
Magazines and Newspapers
Okay, let’s move to a different topic and discuss magazines and newspapers.
- Which do you prefer reading, newspapers or magazines? (Why)?
- What type of stories do you like to read about? (Why)?
- Do you think reading a magazine or a newspaper can help you learn a language? (Why)?
- Why do you think some people prefer magazines to newspapers?
Let’s change the topic and talk about comedy and humour.
- What type of programmes do you find funny on TV?
- Which types of programmes are most popular in your country? (Why)?
- What kind of things make you laugh? (Why)?
- Do you like to make people laugh? (How)?
- Do you think it is important to have a sense of humour? (Why)?