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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics 2018

(September -December) & Sample Answers

Check out the latest topics for IELTS Speaking exams in 2018 with model
answers by IELTS high scorers on IELTS Material website (
to prepare well for your IELTS tests. For Band 9 Sample Answers for all Part 1,
2, 3 topics in 2018, you can take a look at
IELTS Speaking Actual Tests (Sept – Dec 2018) & Suggested Answers (Ebook)

 Study/ Work
 Rain
 Accommodation
 Travel
 Hometown
 Park/Garden
 Morning
 Sports/ Physical exercise
 Season/Weather
 Music
 Color
 Letters and Emails
 Drink Water
 Foreign food
 Parents
 Plants
 Sunglasses
 Maps
 Picture/Painting
 Teachers
 Holiday
 Family activities
 Shoes
 Save money
 Cooking
 Watch
 Daily routine
 City
 Being Bored/being alone
 Dreams
 Films
 Dream Job
 Punctuality
 Spare time/hobbies
 Science
 Transportation
 Efficency
 Environment (Pollution, noise)
 Street Market


What's your major?
Do you like it?
How do you like your courses?
(if you do not have a major yet) Which major do you want to choose in college?
Will you change it if you have the chance ?
Which major will you change it to?
Is it different from what you had in mind?
Why did you choose that major?
==> Sample Answer

Work /Job
Do you work or are you a student?
What work do you do?
What specific things do you do on your job?
Why did you choose that job?
What do you like most about your job?
Would you recommend that job to others?
What did you do on the first day of your job?
Do you think this job has a bright future?
What are the most interesting and the difficult part of your job?
==> Sample Answer

Does it always rain in your city?
In which season does it rain the most often?
What do you usually do on rainy days?
Have you ever forgotten to take the umbrella on a rainy day?
==> Band 8.0+ Sample Answer


What is your favourite type of holiday?
What do you do on holidays?
Do you like short holidays or long holidays?
==> Sample Answer 1 & Sample Answer 2

Do you often (like to) listen to music?
When do you listen to music?
How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
What kinds of music do you like to listen to?
What’s your favorite kind of music?
Have you ever been to a concert before?
Do you like to listen to live music?
When did you start listening to this type of music?
Where do you listen to it?
How do you feel when you listen to this music?
Do you like listening to songs?
Have you ever been to a musical performance?
Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
Is music an important subject at school in your country ?
Did you often listen to music when you were a child? (If yes give details.)
What kinds of music arc (most) popular in your country?
==> Sample Answer 1 & Sample Answer 2

What’s the best season of the whole year?
What do people normally in that season?
What's the weather usually like in your country (or, your hometown)?
How is the weather here different to the weather in your home country?
Would you say the weather in your hometown is suitable for working (or studying)?
Would you like to move to a place with different weather?


What sort of weather do you like the most?

What season (or weather) do you think is most suitable for work and/or study?
Has the weather in your country changed much in the past few years?
Do you prefer hot or cold weather?
Do you (usually) pay attention to the weather forecasts?
==> Sample Answer

Money Saving
Is money important to you?
How do you save money?
Did you save money when you were young?
Why do people save money?
Have you ever given money to the children?
==> Sample Answer

What kinds of teachers do you like best?
Who was your favorite teacher when you were young?
Would you want to be a teacher in the future?
Have you ever had bad teachers before?

How often do you meet with your family?
How do you spend the time with your family?
Do you want to live with your family in the future?
Are you close to of your family members?
How has your family influenced you?
What activities did you do when you were young?
What is the difference in family activities when you were young and now?
What is the difference between family in ordinary times and on holidays?
==> Sample Answer



Do you live in a house or flat?

Do you like it? Does your family like it?
How would you change your apartment or house?
How long have you lived there?
Do you live with your family?
Is the transport around your home convenient?
What’s your neighborhood like?
What’s your favorite room?
Is there anything you want to change about this room?
Do you want to move?
What kind of place did you live in when you were little?
What kind of apartments or houses do you want to live in the future?
Do you want to live on the countryside?
Do you spend more or less time with your family than before?
==> Sample Answer

What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
How often do you take buses?
Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
Is driving to work popular in your country?
Do you think people will drive more in the future?
Would you ride bikes to work in the future?
What will become the most popular means of transportation in your country?
Do you prefer public transportation or private transportation?
==> Sample Answer

Where’s your hometown?
Do you like it?
Is it a good place for children?
Good and bad points of it?


Are there any changes in your hometown in recent years?

Will you work in your hometown in the future?
Is transportation convenient in your hometown?
Will you find a boyfriend/girlfriend in your hometown?
Why do young people like to go to big cities?
What problems do big cities have besides bad traffic?
What do people take with them when they go out in big cities besides umbrellas?
What kind of customs do you have in your hometown?
==> Sample Answer

Do you like shoes?
How often do you buy shoes?
Do you like to wear shoes that are comfortable or good looking?
What is your favorite type of shoes?
Why do some people have too many shoes?
Have you ever bought shoes online?
Are people willing to buy expensive shoes?
==> Sample Answer

Do you usually wear watch?
What was the first watch you like?
Do you think time is important?
Where did you get your watch?
What kinds of watches do you like to wear?
Why do you think some people like to wear expensive watches?
Are you ever late for anything?
If you could go back in time, what would you do?
==> Sample Answer



Do you usually do the same things in the mornings?

Do you think breakfast is important?
Did you do the same morning routines in your early ages?
Do you want to change your daily routines in the future?

Drink water
How often do you drink water?
What kinds of water do you like to drink?
Do you drink bottled water or water from water machines?

Have you ever cooked?
How often do you cook?
Do you like cooking?
How good are you at cooking?
What dish are you best at cooking?
What cooking experience have you had?
Does anyone in your family like to cook?
Who taught you how to cook?
When you were a child, did you ever help your parents to prepare a meal?
Do you want to learn how to cook?
Who usually do the cooking in your home? Who is the best cook you know?
==> Sample Answer

What is your favorite color?
What color would you like to paint your bedroom?
Are there any colors you dislike?
Is color very important to you when you are buying something?
Do you prefer light or dark color?



Do people in your country wear sunglasses?

Do you like to wear sunglasses?
Do you often wear sunglasses?
Where do you buy sunglasses?

Do you like going to parks or public gardens?/Do you often visit public parks?
When was the last time you went to a park?
What do you usually do there?
Are there many parks or public gardens in your hometown?
Would you like to see more parks and gardens in your hometown?
Did you go to parks when you were a child?
Do you prefer to relax with your friends in a park or an indoor place?
Do you think you will go to parks more often in the future?
Why are parks an important part of many towns and cities?
What do you think could be done to make parks better?

Do you like painting?
What kinds of things do you like to draw?
Did you enjoy doing art lessons when you were a child?
Do you ever draw or paint pictures now?
When was the last time you went to an art gallery or exhibition?
What kind of pictures do you like having in your home?
What benefits can you get from painting as a hobby?

Do you like the city you are living in now?
Which city have you been to recently?
Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
What kinds of city do you like?
Which city do you want to go to?


On time/ Punctuality
How to you check the time?
Is it important to be on time?
What do you do when you arrive early?
Has people's the sense of time gotten weaker now?
Is it less or more important to be on time today than in the past?

What colors do you like?
What’s the most popular color in your country?
Do you like to wear dark or bright colors?
What’s the different between men and women’s preference on colors?
Do colors affect your mood?

Daily Routine
When do you usually get up and go to bed?
Are your weekdays and weekends different?
What is your favorite part of a day?
What is your worst part of a day?
When do you do most of your study?
Would you like to change your daily routine?
How much time do you think people should spend on working per week?

Do you like watching films?
What type of film you like watching?
How often do you watch films?
Do you prefer watching films at home or at the cinema?
Would you like to be in a movie?
Do you prefer foreign films or films made in your country?
How often do you go to a cinema to watch a movie?
Do people in your country like to go to a cinema to watch a film?


What was the first film that you watched?

Do you like to watch movies alone or with your friends?

Emails & Letters

Do you think emails are useful?
Do you think it is a good thing that companies send out spam email for advertising
Do you think email can replace handwriting?
Do you often write something by hand?
Who do you usually write to and what do you write about?
What are the differences between handwriting and email?
What kind of letter is the hardest to write?
What kind of email do you receive and make you happy?
What do you usually use email for? Do you like using email or making a phone call?
Do you think email will still be popular in the future?

Do you like plants?
What plants do you like?
Have you ever grown any plants?
Did you grow any plant when you were a child?
Do you think plant is a good gift? / Do people in your country send plants as gift?
Do you keep plants at home?
Do you know anything about growing a plant?

Foreign food
Have you ever tried foreign food?
Do you like to try new food?
How often did you eat foreign food when you were young?
Do you like any food from countries near yours?
Do people in your country like foreign food?
Will people eat more or less foreign food?


Being bored
Do you ever get bored?
What kinds of things are boring to you?
What will do when you feel bored?
When you were young, what would you do if you felt bored?
What do you do when you get bored?