By Jiabao Hors

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Samples

IELTS speaking test part 1 usually lasts 4-5 minutes. Its core is a simple interview for test taker's basic information, such as home, town, study, or hobby. Candidate should tell personal information in a small talk style interview. Examiners control the talk, who actually has a script to follow.

The initial questions in IELTS speaking test part 1 includes:
  • Your full name
  • Your identification
  • Simple problems about yourself, like your hometown, your family
  • If you are working: what your job is, why you chose it, questions about co-worker
  • If you are studying: what subjects, why you chose them, if you enjoy them and why
In speaking part 1, test-takers will also be asked questions in two or three topics, such as family, travel, food preference, and national festival.

Part 1 always starts with primary information, so it is the most natural part of the IELTS speaking test. This part is very critical for candidates who are aiming to get mark 4-5. Meanwhile, high score hunters have to use it to impress examiners so that they have a chance to challenge difficult questions in Part 2/3.

To familiarize yourself with common topics is the best way to prepare IELTS speaking Part 1 because examiners use a script list to drive the test, and the list updates per 3 or 4 months. The recent topics have more chances to be repeated soon.

We collect recent topics in "IELTS Speaking Topics" section of IELTS Speaking Test & Topics. The latest Part 1 topics and questions are presented there. We also maintain a list of IELTS Speaking Questions to organize and show them by date.

Below are 20 new samples of IELTS speaking Part 1.

  No: 1   2020-03-20: Part 1

Topic: TEA,COFFEE - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you like tea or coffee? Why?
  2. Do people drink a lot of tea and coffee in your country?
  3. Do you often go out for tea or coffee?
  4. What do you offer to your guests at home?
  5. Do you remember the first time you drank tea or coffee?
  6. In your country, what do you offer to the guests, tea or coffee?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-16
  • 2020-02-08
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-06
Vocabulary: Coffee
  No: 2   2020-03-07: Part 1

Topic: PATIENCE - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Are you a patient person?
  2. Are people in your country usually patient?
  3. Is it important to be patient? Why? Why not?
  4. Are you more patient now than you were younger? Why?
  5. How patience is important in study and at work?
  6. Do you think many people today are running out of patience? Why?
  7. What do you do when you are waiting for someone who is late?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2020-02-08
  • 2020-01-14
  • 2020-01-03
  • 2019-12-21
Vocabulary: Patience
  No: 3   2020-03-07: Part 1

Topic: VOICE - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you like your voice?
  2. Does any of your family member has the same voice as you? Why?
  3. Do you think that your voice have been changed a lot during your life? Why?
  4. Have you ever listened to your own voice?
  5. What do you feel, when you listen to your voice?
  6. Do you enjoy recording your voice and listening to it?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-05
  • 2020-02-22
  • 2020-01-28
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-01
Vocabulary: Voice
  No: 4   2020-03-06: Part 1

Topic: FASHION - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you care about fashion?
  2. How do you feel about it?
  3. How do you get information about fashion?
  4. Is fashion important for people from your country?
  5. What are the disadvantages of fashion?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-14
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 5   2020-03-06: Part 1

Topic: HEALTH - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. What kind of sports do you practice?
  2. What do you do to stay healthy?
  3. Do you have any unhealthy habits?
  4. What is more important, eating healthy food, or doing exercises?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-20
  • 2020-01-01
  No: 6   2020-03-06: Part 1

Topic: PERFUME - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you like perfumes?
  2. Do you have a favourite perfume?
  3. Is there a special brand of perfume you like?
  4. Have you bought yourself a bottle of perfume?
  5. Have you ever bought a perfume as a gift?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2019-12-11
  • 2019-12-07
  • 2019-12-02
Vocabulary: Perfume
  No: 7   2020-03-05: Part 1

Topic: NUMBER - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Are you good at numbers?
  2. Do you often use numbers to do something?
  3. What’s your favourite number? Why?
  4. Are numbers important in human life? Why?
  5. Would you like to do jobs dealing with numbers in the future?
  6. Are you good at memorising number?
  7. Did you study Mathematics as a child?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-01
  • 2020-02-17
  • 2020-02-08
  • 2020-02-07
  • 2020-01-28
Vocabulary: Number
  No: 8   2020-03-04: Part 1

Topic: CITY - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you like cities? Why?
  2. What kind of cities do you like?
  3. Do you like the city where you are living? Why?
  4. What is your future plan if you are planning to move from the city?
  5. What is the most important when you choose a city to live in?
  6. Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
  7. Which city would you like to visit? Why?
  8. Do most people live in the big cities in your country? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-30
  • 2019-04-25
  • 2019-03-06
  • 2019-02-26
  • 2019-02-23
  No: 9   2020-03-01: Part 1

Topic: BORROWING - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Have you ever borrowed anything from anyone?
  2. Will you ever borrow money from others?
  3. Will you share your mobile with anyone? Give reasons.
  4. Do you like to lend things to others?
  5. How do you feel when people do not return things they borrowed from you?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-17
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-08
Vocabulary: Borrowing
  No: 10   2020-02-27: Part 1

Topic: TIME MANAGE - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you manage your time?
  2. How do you manage your time?
  3. Are you good at managing your time?
  4. Do you like being kept busy?
  5. Are you ever late for anything?
  6. Do you think planning is important for time management?
  7. Do you think children should learn to manage time?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-08-14
  No: 11   2020-02-22: Part 1

Topic: CONCENTRATION - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. When do you need to stay focused?
  2. Can you do two different work at one time?
  3. Can you concentrate on work during noise?
  4. What to do when you lose your focus?
  5. What is the best way for concentration?
  6. How can you stay focus?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-13
  • 2020-01-10
  • 2019-12-28
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-12-06
  No: 12   2020-02-22: Part 1

Topic: SPORT - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you like water sports?
  2. Have you done water sports?
  3. What water sports do you want to participate?
  4. Do you like to spend your holidays near the lake or beach?
  5. Are water sports popular in your country?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-17
  • 2020-01-12
  • 2020-01-01
  No: 13   2020-02-19: Part 1

Topic: HAIRCUT - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you always have this hairstyle?
  2. How often do you have your haircut?
  3. What’s your favourite hairstyle?
  4. Do you often change your hairstyle?
  5. Do you go to barber’s shop a lot?
  6. Would you like to change hair color?
  7. Do you ever feel bad because of your hairstyle?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-08
  • 2020-02-02
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-06
Vocabulary: Haircut
  No: 14   2020-01-04: Part 1

Topic: PLAN - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you make plan every day?
  2. What is the latest plan you made?
  3. What is the hardest part of making plans?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-08-14
  • 2019-07-23
Vocabulary: Plan
  No: 15   2019-12-28: Part 1

Topic: OUTDOOR - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors?
  2. Did you prefer to play outside or inside when you were young?
  3. Did you often go over to your friends’ house when you were young?
  4. What did you play in your childhood?
  5. Is it important for children to play outdoors? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-23
  • 2019-08-28
  No: 16   2019-12-28: Part 1

Topic: TRUST - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Who do you trust most?
  2. What kind of people do you trust?
  3. Have you ever lost trust in someone?
  4. Do you trust the Internet?
  5. Do you trust artificial intelligence?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-10
  • 2019-09-03
  No: 17   2019-12-22: Part 1

Topic: NETWORKING - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. How often do you use social networking applications?
  2. Why do you use social networking apps?
  3. What websites should parents block for teenagers?
  4. What are the disadvantages of social networking apps?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-17
  • 2019-12-06
  • 2019-09-09
  • 2019-09-03
  • 2019-08-28
Vocabulary: Networking
  No: 18   2019-12-21: Part 1

Topic: COMMUTE - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. How do you commute to school or work?
  2. What other transport can you use to get there?
  3. Which do you prefer in travelling, by car or bus?
  4. How did you commute to school when you were a child?
  5. Did you like it? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-23
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-08-16
  • 2019-07-30
  • 2019-07-29
  No: 19   2019-12-21: Part 1

Topic: MAKEUP - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. Do you often wear makeup?
  2. What does wearing makeup mean to you?
  3. Have you ever bought makeup as gifts?
  4. What do you think when you see a man wearing makeup?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-10-18
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-09
  • 2019-09-01
  No: 20   2019-12-17: Part 1

Topic: RELATIVES - This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself andchecking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.
  1. How often do you visit your relatives? Why?
  2. When was the last time you visited them?
  3. What things do people do while visiting relatives?
  4. What do you usually do during your visit?
  5. Do you enjoy spending time with your relatives?
  6. Do you prefer to visit your relatives, or friends? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-11
  • 2019-11-02
  • 2019-09-30
  • 2019-09-23
  • 2019-09-21
Vocabulary: Relatives