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   2020-01-20: 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:
  • 2020-01-01
  No: 2   2020-01-18: Part 1

Topic: PEN,PENCILS - 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. Which do you prefer to use, pen, or pencils?
  2. If someone gave you some pens or pencils, how would you feel?
  3. When was the last time you bought some pens or pencils?
  4. Did you like to write with pens or pencils when you were a child?
  5. Do like to write with pen or pencil now?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 3   2020-01-18: Part 1

Topic: SCIENCE CLASS - 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 science class?
  2. Did you have a science class in primary school or high school?
  3. What have you learned?
  4. How has science helped you?
  5. Do you think science classes are important?
  6. Was it compulsory in your school?
  7. What kind of science did you do at school?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2020-01-01
  No: 4   2020-01-15: Part 1

Topic: LAUGH - 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 think you can make someone laugh?
  2. When was the last time you laughed very hard?
  3. Do you like watching comedy on TV?
  4. Do you usually make your friends laugh?
  5. Do you think it is important that you and your friends feel funny about the same things?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-07
  No: 5   2020-01-14: 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. Is fashion important for people from your country?
  3. What are the disadvantages of fashion?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 6   2020-01-14: Part 1

Topic: JEANS - 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 wearing jeans? Why?
  2. How often do you wear jeans?
  3. Do you wear jeans at your workplace?
  4. Do you prefer to wear brands jeans?
  5. Would you pay for expensive jeans?
  6. Why are jeans popular all over the world?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-12
  • 2020-01-04
  • 2019-12-20
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-12-07
Vocabulary: Jeans
  No: 7   2020-01-13: 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:
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2019-12-11
  • 2019-12-07
  • 2019-12-02
  • 2019-11-13
Vocabulary: Perfume
  No: 8   2020-01-13: Part 1

Topic: SCENERY - 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. Is there good scenery in your hometown?
  2. How would you try to live in a house with beautiful scenery?
  3. Do you think people enjoy taking pictures of beautiful scenery? Why?
  4. When you travel, do you like to live in hotels with scenic views?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-03
  No: 9   2020-01-13: Part 1

Topic: SEASON,WEATHER - 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 weather do you like?
  2. Does the weather in your country change often?
  3. Do you work better in cold or hot weather?
  4. Does weather affect your study or work habits?
  5. In the future, would you like to experience another country’s weather?
  6. How many seasons are there in your place?
  7. Do you prefer wet season?
  8. What do you do in your spare time in that season?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-07
  • 2019-11-28
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-20
  • 2019-10-17
Vocabulary: Weather
  No: 10   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: 11   2020-01-01: Part 1

Topic: STREET MARKET - 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 enjoy visiting street markets?
  2. Are there many street markets in your country?
  3. Why do people like street markets?
  4. Do you prefer going to street markets over shopping malls? Why?
  5. Would you like to go to street market of foreign country? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-14
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-09
  • 2019-09-07
  No: 12   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: 13   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: 14   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: 15   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: 16   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: 17   2019-12-17: 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:
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-10-13
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-08
  • 2019-09-07
Vocabulary: Borrowing
  No: 18   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
  No: 19   2019-12-10: Part 1

Topic: TRAVEL - 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 travelling?
  2. Why is travelling important to you?
  3. Where is best place for vacation in your country? Why?
  4. Do you want to travel the world? Why?
  5. Would you take a job that requires you to travel to different countries?
  6. What challenges did you face when you were traveling?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-28
  • 2019-11-09
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-09-08
Vocabulary: Travel
  No: 20   2019-11-25: Part 1

Topic: ORGANISE - 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 an organised person?
  2. Would you say you are good organizer?
  3. How do you organize your time?
  4. How do you handle the tasks which you had missed?
  5. Tell me about your organization skills.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-17
  • 2019-08-25
  • 2019-08-19
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-07-26