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IELTS Speaking Test seems to be the most challenging part. You should practice speaking skills every day in order to pass the speaking test. This is a collection of IELTS Speaking Topics you can use to practice with your friends. Doing this gives you more confidence when taking the test.

IELTS Speaking Part 1

1) How does it feel to go abroad for the first time?
2) How do you think you will cope abroad?
3) Will any possible future changes affect your job in any way?
4) Which country/place would you most like to visit?
5) What ambitions do you have?
6) If you could start your life again, would you do anything differently?
7) If you had one million dollars, what would you do with it?
8) If you had the opportunity to change your job, what would you do instead?
9) How do you see yourself in ten years time?
10) Describe a typical working day for you
11) If you had the power, what changes would you carry out within education?
12) What can be done to close the gap between urban and rural areas?
13) Do you agree with private education? Why?
14) Have recent changes affected your job in any way?
15) What can be done to improve education in rural areas?
16) Who should bear the responsibility for payment of tuition fees?
17) What will you do if you fail the IELTS?
18) Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Australia / UK / USA ?
19) Is the increasing influence of the West largely a positive or negative thing?
20) Do women still have too heavy a burden in their day to day life?
21) What hopes do you have for your child? (if you are married)
22) Are you going to bring your child up any differently to the way your parents did?
23) If you had the choice, would you have a son or a daughter?
24) Is it acceptable for couples to live together without marrying?
25) How do you discipline your child?
26) What is your opinion of the planning family policy?
27) Why is the divorce rate increasing so rapidly? Is it a problem?
28) Are the traditional sexual roles within the family changing?
29) Who does most of the household chores in your family?
30) Tell me something about your family
31) What places would you recommend a visitor to go to in your region/hometown?
32) Are there any traditions concerning the birth of a baby?
33) Name a person whom you admire? Why? What influence does he / she has on your life? Would you like to become like him / her in future?
34) Describe a traditional wedding ceremony
35) How have weddings changed in recent years?
36) Describe your job? How do you spend your typical day?
37) Do you think that people have enough time for leisure now?
38) What is the character of the people like in your hometown?
39) Tell me something about your hometown
40) Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were a child?
41) Can you learn anything about a person from the colours he / she likes?
42) Do you think colours affect our moods?
43) What are your country’s colours?
44) Do you have a favourite colour?
45) Do you think mental games like chess are good for you?
46) What kind of games were popular when you were young?
47) What games are popular in your country today?
48) What kind of games did you play when you were a child?
49) What do children learn from games?
50) Do you think adults should play games?
51) What kind of games do you play?
52) Do you enjoy playing any games?
53) What kind of entertainment is popular in your country?
54) How and where do people in your country usually socialize?
55) Do people in your country go our a lot?
56) How often do you go out?
57) What do you like to do when you go out?
58) Do you like going out or staying at home?
59) Are clothes expensive in your country?
60) What kind of clothes do people wear to work in your country?
61) What kind of clothes do you dislike?
62) How important is fashion to you?
63) What kind of clothes do people in your country usually wear?
64) Do you have any free time during the week?
65) Does your life change much from week to week?
66) What is you typical weekday like?
67) What do you do on the weekend?
68) Is your country expensive for most tourists?
69) How has tourism changed your country?
70) Do a lot of tourists visit your country?
71) Which places would you recommend to a visitor to your country?
72) Do you watch television a lot?
73) How many seasons does your country have?
74) What’s your favourite season of the year?
75) Does the weather affect your mood?
76) What’s the weather like in your country?
77) What are some environmental problems faced by your hometown?
78) What are some problems faced by your hometown?
79) What are the advantages of living in your hometown?
80) What languages are spoken in your hometown?
81) What are the main industries in your hometown?
82) Is it easy to travel around your hometown?
83) Where is your hometown located?
84) Describe your hometown
85) What is your area of specialization?
86) What are you studying now?
87) Do you think your country has an effective education system?
88) What is the education system like in your country?
89) Who was your favourite teacher?
90) What was your favourite subject as a child?
91) Did you go to a co-educational school?
92) What kind of school did you go to as a child?
93) Describe your education
94) What do you dislike about your job?
95) What part of your country do you come from?
96) What is green house effect?
97) What do you think of the environment in the future?
98) Do you think that government has spent enough money on water tourism?
99) Do you think people like a fixed timetable or a flexible timetable?
100) Do you like to make a time plan? Why? Do you think others like to make time plans as well?
101) What are the occasions for which people take pictures?
102) What laws, if any, should control advertising? Why?
103) What changes do you think might take place in the world of advertising over the next 30 years?
104) How influential is the advertising industry?
105) What is the purpose of advertising?
106) To what do you think advertisement should pay attention?
107) What influences do advertisements have on people?
108) Do you think it's necessary to open a music course in school?
109) What are the differences between the music nowadays and the music of 60s and 70s?
110) Can music be used to introduce culture to another country?
111) Would you change your favorite type of music when you get older?
112) What's the difference between music that the elderly like and the music that young people like?
113) Do you like traditional music? Do young people like traditional music?
114) How might CD players change in the future?
115) What's the difference between listening to a CD and going to a concert hall?
116) How do people do fitness training in your country?
117) Do you think advertising is necessary at sporting events?
118) What's the difference between actors nowadays and actors in the past?
119) What's the difference between watching films on TV and going to the cinema?
120) How often do you go to the cinema?
121) What's your opinion about the Internet?
122) Is it possible that the Internet could replace books and newspaper?
123) What ways can people get information?
124) How important is newspaper in people's life?
125) Do you think in the future that newspapers will lose many buyers and why do you think so?
126) What kind of people like to read newspaper?
127) What's the difference between newspaper and magazine?
128) Do you think that planes are always dangerous to travel on going to many countries around the world?
129) What do you think about the transportation in your city?
130) What forms of transportation are available in your hometown?
131) What are the disadvantages of modern communication?
132) What is the difference between modern communication and meeting face to face?
133) What's the difference between traveling alone and traveling with others?
134) What can tourists get from traveling?
135) What is the difference between your holiday and your parents' holiday?
136) What are the disadvantages of city expansion and population increase?
137) Why do more and more people want to move to large cities?
138) What's the difference between city and country?
139) What are the changes brought by modern technology?
140) What do you think of the changes over the past 20 years in your country?
141) How do parents influence their children's decision in their lives?
142) What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a boss?
143) What's the difference between employers and employees?
144) Do you think it's ok to change jobs frequently?
145) What's the role of work in your life?
146) What's the difference between men and women when they choose jobs?
147) How do people choose their jobs?
148) Whose advice should young people seek when they look for jobs?
149) What are the factors that decide a person's career?
150) Is it right for parents to choose jobs for their children?
151) What kind of pressure are you going to have after you go abroad?
152) Do you think people have pressure because they want to be more successful than their friends?
153) What's the difference between people's pressure nowadays and 50 years ago?
154) What's the difference between a male's method of relaxation and a female's method?
155) What is your point of view on keeping pets? Advantages and Disadvantages?
156) How do you enjoy reading?
157) Which way do you think is better, reading online or traditional reading?
158) In what ways is TV more useful than books?
159) What's your opinion on the influence that the Internet puts on reading?
160) What books are suitable for children?
161) What are the differences between the books people of different ages like to read?
162) What will museums be like in the future?
163) What's the value of photos and those ancient objects kept in museum?
164) What objects are carried from generation to generation?
165) Can you imagine the gifts children will receive in the future?
166) What's the difference between the gifts you received in your teenage years and the ones you receive now?
167) Why do people refuse to help others?
168) What appliances have you got in your home?
169) Do you think clothing is more important than before? What information can you find in another person's clothing?
170) Talk about some disadvantages the elders are facing in society.
171) What's the most important factor that you should consider when you make friend?
172) What does friendship mean to you?
173) Are you good at keeping in touch with your friends if you don't see them regularly?
174) What will buildings in the future look like?
175) Do young people nowadays like to live with the aged? Advantages and disadvantages about living with the aged.
176) What's the difference between the houses in the city and in the country?
177) Do you know your neighbors?
178) What's the difference of people's attitude towards shopping nowadays and before?
179) What do you think of e-shopping and what are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
180) What are the effects of the scientific production of food on the growth of the population in the world?
181) What do you think about science in food processing?
182) What do you think of the fast food in people's life?
183) Would it be better for people to start learning theoretical knowledge at a younger age or at an older age?
184) What are the differences between a good teacher and a bad one?
185) In what aspects do you think university training is helpful or falls short?
186) What do you think are the difficulties in being a teacher?
187) What will be the reason that attracts you to be a teacher?
188) What difficulty a teacher will confront? Do you think teaching is a good profession?
189) How to become a good teacher? (Quality) What's the most important responsibility of teachers?
190) Your opinion about single-sex school
191) What do you think of the private school and the public school (advantages and disadvantages?)?
192) Are people in your country generally close to their families?
193) Do you get along well with your family?
194) What do you like to do together as a family?
195) How much time do you spend with your family?
196) Do you have a large or small family?
197) Describe your family.
198) What changes in transportation have taken place in the past several years in your country?
199) Do traffic jams often occur in your hometown or in the city where you live? How to solve the problem?
200) What is the common means of transport in your country?
201) Can you say something about the transportation in your hometown?
202) What kind of music do you like best? Why do you like this kind of music?
203) What are the benefits of listening to music?
204) Do you like music?
205) Is the time you spend with your friends as much as that you spend with your family?
206) How to make friends?
207) Can you talk about your best friend?
208) Do you prefer one or two close friends or many friends?
209) Do you prefer to stay with your family or with your friends?
210) Do you have many friends? Are they casual acquaintances or close friends?
211) Why do so many people like traveling nowadays?
212) What are the benefits of traveling?
213) Have you traveled to other places? Where are they?
214) Do you like travel alone or with your friends?
215) Do you like traveling?
216) What is the first thing you will do when you arrive at the new place?
217) What are you planning to do in the next five years?
218) Why do you take the IELTS test?
219) What are good hobbies and bad hobbies? Why?
220) What do you think of the importance of English?
221) Do you like English? Why or why not?
222) What kind of books do you like best?
223) Do you like reading?
224) What do you usually do with your friends?
225) What do you usually do when you go out?
226) What do you usually do on weekends and weekdays?
227) Do you prefer to stay alone or with your friends?
228) What do you usually do in your spare time?
229) Are you satisfied with your job?
230) How do you get your job?
231) Could you tell me a typical day of yours?
232) What do you do for living?
233) What is your major?
234) What kind of job do you prefer after graduation?
235) What do you like most about your study?
236) Are you a student or do you have a job?
237) Can you tell me some history of your hometown?
238) Can you tell me some famous landscapes or scenic spots in your hometown?
239) Can you tell me something about your hometown?
240) Where do you live?
241) Where do you come from?
242) Why do so many people change their names?
243) Does your name have any special meaning?
244) Warm Up:
1. Could you show me your identification card please?
2. Could you tell me your full name please?
3. What shall I call you?

IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3

1) What’s the most important festival in your country?
How do people celebrate this festival?
What special food is associated with this festival?
What special activities are associated with this festival?
What do you enjoy most about this festival?
Do you think festivals are important for a society?
2) What are some of your favourite foods?
What foods are popular in your country?
What are some of the famous dishes of your country?
3) Do you like sports?
Do you enjoy watching sports?
Do you enjoy participating in any sports?
Which sports are most popular in your country?
What’s your favourite sport.
When did you first become interested in sports?
How often do you participate in sports?
What equipment do you need for your favourite sport?
4) Do you have any hobbies?
What are some of your hobbies?
When did you first develop this hobby?
What are some of the advantages of having a hobby?
How much time do you spend on your hobby?
5) Describe a place you like to go.
Why is this place special to you?
When did you first visit this place?
Where is this place located?
What language is spoken here? Do you speak this language?
6) Describe a friend.
How long have you known each other?
What do usually do together?
What do you like the most about him / her?
How often do you see each other?
7) Do you send and receive email regularly?
Who do you usually communicate with?
How often do you check your email?
Do you think writing email has strengthened or weakened people’s writing skills?
What are some disadvantages of email?
8) Do you use the Internet much during the day?
What do you usually do on the Internet?
What are some advantages of the Internet?
What are some disadvantages?
Do people in your country use the Internet a lot?
Do you do any shopping on the Internet?
9) Do you think computers help society?
Do you think computers are bad for health?
How do you think computers have changed the world?
10) Do you like to travel?
What kind of places have you visited in your life?
Which place would you really like to visit? Why?
What’s the best place you’ve ever visited?
11) Describe a book, story or movie which had a major impact on you. Tell the story, and why you think it impacted you so greatly.
12) Describe some interesting news that you have recently read about or heard about
You should say:
• what the story was
• who was involved in the story
• where you read or heard about this story
and explain why this news story was interesting to you.
13) Describe a musical event in your country
You should say
• What the event it is
• Where it takes place
• What kind of music is played
And you should explain why you enjoy it
14) Describe a wedding you attended
You should say
• when it was
• who got married
• what happened at the wedding
And explain whether it was a typical wedding ceremony
15) Describe something special you want to buy in the future.
You should say:
• what it is
• what it is like
• when you intend to buy it
and explain why you want to buy it.
16) Describe a country you plan to visit.
You should say:
• what the country is
• when you plan to go there
• who you would like to travel with
and explain why you would like to go there.
17) Describe a book you are reading
You should say
• what the book is about
• when you read it
• how long you read it for
and explain what you like about the book
18) Describe a television programme you watched and did not enjoy.
You should say:
• what this programme was
• where and when you watched it
• what it was about
and explain why you did not enjoy it
19) Describe a practical skill you have.
You should say:
• what the skill is
• how often you use it
• who taught it to you
and explain why the skill is so practical
20) Describe what you usually do in your leisure time.
You should say:
• who you do this with
• where you do it
• how you do it
and explain why you like to spend your free time this way.
21) Describe your favourite item of clothing.
You should say:
• what it is
• when you bought it
• why you bought it
and say why you like it so much.
22) Describe an important letter that you received.
You should say:
• who wrote it
• what the letter was about
• how you felt about the letter
and explain why it was important.
23) Describe a photograph that you remember.
You should say:
• when it was taken
• who took it
• what is in the photograph
and explain why you remember this photograph
24) Describe a magazine you think is interesting
You should say:
• how you know about this magazine
• where you can buy it
• what it contains
and explain why you think this magazine is interesting.
25) Describe a garden you remember visiting.
You should say:
• where it is
• what it looks like
• what people do there
and explain why you remember it.
26) Describe a hotel you have stayed in.
You should say:
• where it is
• what facilities it has
• when you stayed there
and say whether you would recommend it to a friend
27) Describe a place that you would like to travel to.
You should say:
• where you would like to go
• how you would go there
• who you would go with
and explain why you would like to go to this place.
28) Talk about a house or an apartment you would like to live in.
You should say
• what it would look like
• how big it would be
• where it would be located
And explain why you would like to live there
29) Describe someone you know who is good at cooking.
You should say:
• who this person is
• how you know him or her
• what kinds of food they cook
and explain why this person is good at cooking
30) Describe an old person you admire.
You should say:
• who this person is
• how long you have known him/her
• what qualities he/she has
and say why you admire him/her
31) Describe a friend you had when you were a child
You should say:
• how you first met
• how long you were friends
• what you used to do together
and explain why you liked this person.
32) Describe an adventurous person who you know.
You should say:
• who the person is
• how you know this person
• what this person does that is adventurous
and explain why you think this person likes to take risks.
33) Describe a naughty thing you did when you were a child
You should say:
• What was it?
• When was it?
• What happened?
• Why you remember it
34) Describe an experience when you were late for an important occasion
You should say:
• What was it about?
• Why were you late?
• What did you learn from this experience?
35) Describe the features of four seasons in your country
You should say:
• Which is your favorite?
• What are the special features of that season?
• What do people do in each season?
36) What do you think are the functions of rivers nowadays? Why do some people like to live near rivers, lakes or the sea?
37) Describe an advertisement that you see or hear
You should say:
• What it is about
• When did you see it?
• Why do you like it?
38) Describe the music which you like very much
You should say:
• What kind of music it is
• When and where you often listen to it
• What features there are in this music
And explain how it makes you feel
39) Describe a music group/band/singer in your country
You should say:
• Who they are
• Who often likes listening to their songs
• What kind of music do they sing
And explain why you like them
40) Describe your favorite sport
You should say:
• What sport you like to play
• How you play it
• What benefits you get from it
And explain why you like it the best
41) Describe a movie you watched recently
You should say:
• When you watched this movie
• What country the movie was produced in
• Who the main actors were
And explain what made the movie appealing to you
42) Describe a kind of newspaper or magazine you like to read
You should say:
• What it's about
• How often you read it
• Any difference from other newspaper and magazines
• Why you like it
43) What are the advantages and disadvantages of watching TV?
44) Describe a TV program that you like
You should say:
• What it is about
• Why you like it
And explain your feelings when you watch it
45) Describe a party you attended which stayed in your mind
You should say:
• Where it was
• What the occasion for the party was
• Why you enjoyed it so much
And explain what made the party so memorable for you
46) What problems are there about the traffic in your hometown and how do you solve the problems?
47) Describe your favorite way of transport
You should say:
• What it is
• Why you prefer it
• What are the advantages and disadvantages?
And explain why you like it the best
48) Describe a technology of communication you prefer to use such as a telephone, Internet or email
You should say:
• What type of communication
• How you use it
And explain why you use it most frequently
49) Describe an exciting trip you made
You should say:
• When was that trip?
• Where did you travel to
And explain why it is exciting
50) Describe a visit from others
• Who the visitor was
• When he/she came
• Why you were happy
51) Describe your favorite city or town
You should say:
• Where it is located
• What is special for you?
• Why do you want to stay there?
And explain why you would recommend someone to see it
52) Describe a positive change in your life
You should say:
• When it happened
• What happened
• Why was it important?
53) Describe an important success in your life
• When/where it happened?
• What is it about?
• How did you make it?
• Why was it important for you?
54) Describe a pleasant/exciting piece of news
You should say:
• What it was about
• Who told you
• How did you feel?
55) Describe an important decision you made in your life
You should say:
• What it was about
• When you made the decision
56) Describe the most important thing in your life
You should say:
• What is it?
• When it happened to you
• Why you think it is important for you
57) Describe your ideal job
You should say:
• What the job is
• What duties it would involve
Explain why you would like to do this job
58) Describe a method of relaxation
You should say
• What it is
• How do you do it
• How it helps you to relax
• Why you like it
59) Describe your favorite animal
You should say:
• What is it?
• How you know of it
• Why you like it
60) Talk about the advantages and disadvantages about children starting reading early?
61) Describe a book you read when you were a child
You should say:
• What it was about
• Who gave it to you
• What you learnt from it
62) Describe something expensive you want to buy.
• What it is
• How long do you think you would be able to own it • Why you like it Explain how it will affect your life.
63) Describe the best child you know
• Who he/she is • What does she/he often do? • Talk about his/her character
64) Describe an interesting park to visit
You should say:
• Where it is
• What you can do there
• Its general features
and explain why you would recommend someone to see it.
65) Describe your favorite room/house.
You should say:
• What's your favorite room in your home?
• What it looks like.
• What do you do in the room normally?
and explain why you like it?
66) Describe the shops/e-shops you like best
You should say:
• Where is it? How do you know about it?
• How is it like?
• How are the products and what makes the shop special
67) How have school conditions and teaching facilities been changed in your country over the last few years and what are the advantages and disadvantages of that?
68) Describe a kind of subject you like.
You should say:
• What it is
• How is the subject taught?
• Why do you like it?
Explain why you like this subject more than others.
69) What do you think education should be? Should it be a process of learning what is useful in your future life or should it be simply learning for enjoyment? Why?
70) Describe a school you studied in when you were a child
You should say:
• Which school it is
• What kinds of it is
• What size it is
71) Do you like to work alone or with a partner?
What do you think of teamwork and team spirit?
What kind of people are good to work with?
Do you like group work or group learning?
What is your opinion on efficiency?
What are the advantages of studying by yourself?
72) What do you plan to learn in the future?
Why do you want to learn it?
Where and how will you learn it?
73) Talk about your favourite restaurant.
• Why do you like it?
• Where it is
And explain what is special about it.
74) Describe an interest or hobby that you particularly enjoy:
• What this interest or hobby is?
• How long have you been doing it?
• What effect has it brought to your life?
What do you think about the balance between the work and the leisure?
75) Describe a teacher who has greatly influenced you in your education.
You should say:
• where you met them
• what subject they taught
• what was special about them
• and explain why this person influenced you so much.
76) Think of a person in your family that is the most similar to you.
• Who is this person?
• How is he/she similar to you?
• What kind of family is yours? Is it of a typical family structure in your country?
77) Describe your latest interesting travel in detail.
• When and where you go?
• Whom you go with?
• What things you do?
78) Who is your best friend?
How did you meet?
What do you do with your friend?
79) What is the interesting building in your country?
Where is it located?
What is it used for?
Explain why you think it is the most interesting?
80) Describe the best present/gift you have received:
• Who send it? What is the gift? What is it for?
• When did you receive it?
• Detail information about the present.
81) Talk about a library that you belong to or have visited
You should say:
• Where it is located and how it is organized
• Who visits the library and why people go there
• When and why you last visited the library
82) Describing a person whom you like to work or study with. You should say,
o Who is he/she?
o When did you work/study together?
o What do you often do together?
o Why do you like to work with him/her?/ What can you learn from him/her?
o Why is he/she particular?

83) What are the differences between adults and children in terms of making friends?
Can adults make friends with children?
What do you think are the most important factors when making friends?
What are the possible factors that cause the break-up of friendship?
Why is it difficult for adults to make friends?
What will the friendship become like when getting old?
84) Describing a friend in your school time/ you like most. You should say,
• Who he/she is?
• When did you became friends?
• Why do you like him/her or why do you think that he/she is important to you?
• How he/she influences you?
85) Describe a well-known person.
Do you want to become famous?
How to become a well-known person?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being famous?
What do you think of the privacy of a well-known person?
What do you think of the relationship between a well-known person and advertising?
Would you be influenced by the well-known persons in TV commercials?
86) What are the advantages and disadvantages of computer and internet?
87) Do you have a mobile phone? What are its advantages?
88) How will technology develop in the future?
89) What role does technological development play in people’s life?
90) What are the differences of the life in the past and at the present?
91) What are the impacts of electrical equipment on human’s life in the past ten years?
92) Describing a piece of equipment you often use at home or at work. You should say,
o What is it?
o What you do with it/ How to use it?
o How long you have had it?
o How important it is to you?
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