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   2019-10-26: 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. Does the weather in your country change often?
  2. What weather do you like?
  3. Do you work better in cold or hot weather?
  4. Does weather affect your study 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:
  • 2019-10-20
  • 2019-10-17
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-09-15
  • 2019-09-09
Vocabulary: Weather
  No: 2   2019-10-26: Part 1

Topic: WALKING - 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 walk often?
  2. Where do you walk to?
  3. Do you think you walk enough?
  4. Do you think people will walk more or not in the future?
  5. Do you walk more often than in the past?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-07
  • 2019-09-18
  • 2019-09-07
  • 2019-09-04
  No: 3   2019-10-20: Part 1

Topic: NETWORKING,WEBSITES - 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 use social websites? Why?
  2. What kind of people do you like to be friends with on those websites?
  3. What are the advantages of social websites?
  4. Is it a good idea for people to spend more time on social websites?
  5. Would you like to spend more time on social websites? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-18
  • 2019-06-19
  • 2019-06-07
  • 2019-05-23
  • 2019-05-14
Vocabulary: Networking
  No: 4   2019-10-20: Part 1

Topic: TEAM SPORTS - 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 makes a good leader?
  2. How has technology made team sports fair?
  3. Is there a growing interest in team sports?
  4. Is it important for countries to hold international sports competition?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-07
  No: 5   2019-10-18: 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:
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-09
  • 2019-09-01
  No: 6   2019-10-17: 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:
  • 2019-08-25
  • 2019-08-19
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-07-26
  • 2019-06-25
  No: 7   2019-10-17: Part 1

Topic: VEGETABLES - 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 vegetables?
  2. Do most people eat vegetables with their meal in your country?
  3. Do you like growing fresh vegetables?
  4. Is growing fresh vegetables popular in your country?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-21
  • 2019-09-04
Vocabulary: Vegetables
  No: 8   2019-10-13: 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:
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-08
  • 2019-09-07
  • 2019-09-02
  • 2019-08-18
Vocabulary: Borrowing
  No: 9   2019-10-13: 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 people drink a lot of tea and coffee in your country?
  2. Do you often go out for tea or coffee?
  3. Would you invite a friend to drink tea or coffee?
  4. When did you last time drink tea or coffee?
  5. In your country, what do you offer to the guests, tea or coffee?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-11
  • 2019-10-01
  • 2019-09-12
  • 2019-09-02
  • 2019-08-15
Vocabulary: Coffee
  No: 10   2019-10-12: Part 1

Topic: ANIMALS - 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. Did you ever see wild animal?
  2. What is your favorite wild animal? Why?
  3. Should wild animals be protected?
  4. How do you feel when you see animal at zoo?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-04
Vocabulary: Animals
  No: 11   2019-10-12: 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:
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-23
  • 2019-08-28
  • 2019-08-13
  • 2019-07-19
  No: 12   2019-10-07: Part 1

Topic: FOREST - 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 a forest near your hometown?
  2. When was the last time you went to a forest?
  3. Do you like going to a forest if you are free?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-12
  • 2019-09-02
  No: 13   2019-09-30: Part 1

Topic: FILMS - 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 watching movies?
  2. What is your favorite movie?
  3. Do your friends like this movie?
  4. What kinds of movies do you think young people like?
  5. Do you want to be a movie star?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-03
Vocabulary: Films
  No: 14   2019-09-28: 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:
  • 2019-09-09
  • 2019-09-07
  • 2019-08-25
  • 2019-08-17
  • 2019-08-13
  No: 15   2019-09-24: Part 1

Topic: MUSIC - 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 music?
  2. Have you ever been to a live concert?
  3. What type of music do you like? Why?
  4. What are the kinds of music that you don’t like?
  5. Do music have connection with thoughts?
  6. Do you play musical instruments?
  7. Do you download music from website or buying a CD? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-08-31
  • 2019-08-24
  • 2019-07-19
  • 2019-06-03
Vocabulary: Music
  No: 16   2019-09-23: Part 1

Topic: FESTIVAL - 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 is your favorite festival?
  2. How do you celebrate the festival?
  3. What is the most important festival in your country? Why?
  4. Do you like Western festivals?
  5. Where do people usually go during festival?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-08-15
  • 2019-07-02
  • 2019-06-08
  • 2019-05-22
  • 2019-03-25
  No: 17   2019-09-23: Part 1

Topic: SHARING - 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 sharing?
  2. Who do you usually share them with?
  3. What kind of things do you share?
  4. Have your parents taught you to share things?
  5. Do you think that people will share cars in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-08-15
  • 2019-08-08
  • 2019-07-13
  • 2019-06-30
  • 2019-06-21
Vocabulary: Sharing
  No: 18   2019-09-09: 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. Do you think it is good to make friends online?
  2. How often do you use social networking applications?
  3. Why do you use social networking apps?
  4. What are the disadvantages of social networking apps?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-03
  • 2019-08-28
  • 2019-08-23
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-06-24
Vocabulary: Networking
  No: 19   2019-09-04: Part 1

Topic: ROUTINE - 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’s the first thing you do in the morning?
  2. Do you think that breakfast is an important meal?
  3. What is your morning routine?
  4. Do you prefer to have the same morning routine every day?
  5. What is your daily routine?
  6. Do you want to change it?
  7. Is this routine changed from your childhood to now?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-03-24
  • 2019-03-16
  • 2019-03-05
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-02-23
  No: 20   2019-08-24: Part 1

Topic: FILM STAR,FILMS - 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 is your favorite movie star? Why?
  2. Do you often see movie stars in your country?
  3. Do film stars popular in your country?
  4. Why do you think they are popular?
  5. Have you met an international films star ever?
  6. Would you like to be superstar someday? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-27
  • 2019-05-04
  • 2019-04-30
  • 2019-04-13
  • 2019-03-28
Vocabulary: Films