It seems that IELTS is starting come back in many countries and finally we have some speaking questions that have been reported by students. As always there is an eclectic mix of topics and I’d advise checking that you know some basic vocabulary for all of them. 
I hope that you are all staying safe and I’ll post again later this week with IELTS part 2 and 3 speaking topics. 🙂 


How many hours do you normally sleep at night?

Do you go to sleep early or stay up late? 

How do you feel when you have stayed up late the night before? 

How do you feel when you wake up really early?

Do you ever take a nap during the day? 

Do you always sleep well? 

What helps you to sleep better? 

Do you think sleep is important? 

Public Transport

What is the most popular type of public transportation in your country? 

Do you prefer public or private transportation?

Are there any traffic problems in your area?

What could be done to improve the transportation system in your area? 

Is driving to work/cycling to work popular in your area? 


Do you like insects? 

Which insects are there where you live? 

Why do many people not like insects? 

Do you think insects are useful?


Do you like eating fish?

How often do you eat fish? 

Where can you see fish? 

Why do people like keeping fish as pets? 

Why do people go fishing? 

News and Newspapers

Do you like to read the news?

How often do you read the news? 

Do you talk about the news with your friends? 

Do you prefer to read the news in a newspaper or online? 

How old were you when you started reading the news? 

Is the news important to you? 


Do you like your current age?

What do you like about it?

At what age do you think people are the happiest?

How do you feel about getting older? 

Should we treat people of different ages the same way?

What is the best age to learn to drive? 


Are you good at telling jokes? 

Do your friends like to tell jokes?

Do you like to watch comedy movies?

Do you like to watch comedy TV shows?

Street Markets

Do you like to go to street markets?

How often do you go to street markets?

What do you dislike about street markets?

Do many people go to street markets in your country?

What do street markets sell?

What is the difference between street markets and supermarkets?

Drinking Water

How often do you drink water?

What kinds of water do you like to drink?

Have you ever had a situation where there was no water to drink?

Social Media

Are you a sociable person?

What kinds of social networking websites do you like to use?

What kind of people do you like to be friends with on those websites?

What kind of social applications do people in your country like to use?

Do you use more social media compared to the past?

Is it easy to find real friends on a social networking website?

Borrowing and Lending 

Do you like to borrow things from other people?

Do you like to lend things to others?

Have you ever borrowed books from other people?

How do you feel when people don’t return things that they borrowed from you?

Why do people like to borrow things? 

Making Plans

Are you good at managing your time?

What is the most recent plan you made?

Do you make plans everyday?

What is the hardest part about making plans?


Do you like to take photos?

In which situations do you take photos?

How do you store your photos?

Do you prefer to take photos yourself or have other people take photos? 


Do you like cakes? 

Have you ever made a cake yourself?

Did you like cakes when you were a child?

Do you eat cakes or other sweet things after a meal?

When do people eat cakes in your country? 


Do you like science? 

Did you like science classes when you were young? 

Who was your favourite science teacher? 

Do you think children should have art and science classes? 

Do you think science classes are important?


Do you like to learn about history? 

Do you think history is important?

Do you like to watch TV shows about history? 

Do you think you can learn about history from TV or films? 

Do you like to watch historical films? 

Do you think the internet is a good place to learn about history?

Do you go to museums to learn about history?

Did you study history at school?

When was the last time you read a book or article about history?


Do you like to go to parks?

When was the last time you went to the park?

Do people in your country often go to parks?

Are there many parks where you live?

Are parks important for people?

Do you think people will go to parks more in the future?

Do you think parks should be free?

Did you play in a park when you were a child?

What activities do you do in parks?


Do you laugh a lot?

Did you laugh a lot recently?

Are you good at making people laugh?

Do you like movies/TV shows that make you laugh?

Is it important that you and your friends laugh together?

Pens and Pencils

Do you usually use a pen or a pencil?

How often do you buy pens and pencils?

What types of pens and pencils do you buy?

Did you learn to write with a pen or a pencil?

How would you feel if you got a pen or a pencil as a gift?

When was the last time you bought a pen or pencil?


Do you like running? 

How often do you run?

Where do you run?

Did you run in sports lessons at school?

Have you ever tried to run a long distance? 

Would you like to run more in the future?

Water Sports

Do you like water sports?

Are water sports popular in your country?

What water sports would you like to try in the future? 

Did you like to spend time in water when you were a child?

Do you prefer to spend holidays by a lake or by the sea?

Alone Time

Are you happy when you are alone? 

Do you like spending time by yourself?

What do you do when you are alone?

How much time do you spend alone in a day?

When was the last time that you spent time by yourself?

Would you like to spend more time on your own?


Do you like art?

Have you ever visited an art gallery? 

Is there any artwork on the walls in your home?

Have you ever had art classes?

Did you like art classes at school?

Do you think it would be interesting to be an artist?


Is there good scenery in your city? 

Is there good scenery in your hometown?

Do you prefer the scenery in cities or the countryside?

Do you like to take pictures of good scenery? 

What is the best scenery you’ve ever seen? 

Do you like to stay in hotels with good scenery? 


Are you good at maths?

Are you good at remembering phone numbers?

What’s your favourite number? 

How often do you use numbers? 

What numbers are important to you? 

Are there any numbers with a special meaning in your country?

Will you need to use numbers in your future job? 



What do you normally do during your breaks? 

Do you prefer one long break or several short breaks?

How often do you take a break?

Have you ever been so busy that you didn’t have a break during the day? 

How important is it for you to take breaks?

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3 years ago

thank you for best content about ielts topics and model answers.I really appreciated it

3 years ago

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