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FAQs of IELTS Speaking Topics, 2022

Posted on August 25, 2022
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The IELTS speaking section is one of the important parts of the IELTS test, where the candidates can earn a good score. A candidate can score a level of band 9 with these sections. Candidates will be getting in 1 minute to prepare on the topic and need to speak for 1-2 minutes. The interviewer will allow the test taker to speak, to be able to speak continuously, one should practice well with various questions and topics.

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IELTS Speaking Topics and Questions

Most of the IELTS speaking topics remain the same, and mainly these topics reflect on the changes that are reflected around the world. Speaking IELTS section is one that makes the students nervous, the major reason for this nervousness is the kind of questions the interviewer may ask.

Another reason for their worrying can be a consciousness of taking a too long pause while speaking and assumed to be less confident. So it’s very important to think before your answer and practice as much as you can before attempting. Always opt for IELTS Coaching offline or IELTS online course, if possible.

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IELTS Speaking part 1

This segment comprises three phases:

  • A face-to-face interview
  • 12 questions based on the 3 topics
  • Questions about yourself, life, and the country.

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Common Topics List for IELTS Speaking part 1

The list of questions and topics that can be posed to you by the interviewer is given below. You should be able to get ready with the preparation on the topics but should not memorize the whole answers. The answer you provide must be natural while speaking in the test.

If you want to start with the preparation on your own, then you can begin with daily life routine, recent memories, opinions, memories of childhood, popular things in your country, etc. kind of topics will help. But always remember, part 1 speaking section is all about you and your country.

Some of the topics are listed below

Work Flowers
Study Food
Hometown Going Out
Home Happiness
Art Hobbies
Bicycles Internet
Birthdays Weather
Childhood Music
Clothes Neighbours & Neighbourhood
Computers Newspapers
Daily routine Pets
Dictionaries Reading
Evenings Shopping
Family & Friends Sport
Transport TV


  • What is your job?
  • Where do you work?
  • Why did you choose that job?
  • Is it a popular job in your country?
  • Do you like your job?
  • Do you get on well with your colleagues?
  • What was your first day like?
  • What responsibilities do you have at work?
  • If you had the chance, would you change your job?
  • Do you plan to continue with your job in the future?


  • What do you study?
  • Where do you study that?
  • Why did you choose that subject?
  • Is it a popular subject in your country?
  • Do you like that subject?
  • Do you get on with your colleagues?
  • What was your first day like?
  • What are the main aspects of your subject?
  • If you had the chance, would you change subject?
  • Do you plan to get a job in the same field as your subject?


  • Where is your hometown?
  • Do you like your hometown?
  • Do you often visit your hometown?
  • What is your hometown like?
  • What is the oldest place in your hometown?
  • What is there for a foreigner to do or see in your hometown?
  • How could your hometown be improved?
  • Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
  • Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
  • Do you think your hometown is a good place to bring up children?


  • Where is your home?
  • Do you live in a house or a flat?
  • Who do you live with?
  • Are there many rooms in your home?
  • What is your favourite room?
  • How are the walls decorated?
  • What would you change about your home?
  • Do you plan to live there in the future?
  • What facilities are there near your home?
  • What is your neighbourhood like?
  • Do most people live in houses in your country?


  • Are you good at art?
  • Did you learn art at school when you were a child?
  • What kind of art do you like?
  • Is art popular in your country?
  • Have you ever been to an art gallery?
  • Do you think children can benefit from going to art galleries?


  • Do you have a bike?
  • How often do you use it?
  • How old were you when you learned to ride a bike?
  • Do many people in your country using bicycles?
  • Do you think using bicycles should be encouraged?


  • Do you usually celebrate your birthdays?
  • How did you celebrate your last birthday?
  • Which birthdays are the most important ones in your country?
  • Do you think children should celebrate their birthdays with a party?


  • Did you enjoy your childhood?
  • What is your first memory of your childhood?
  • Did you have a lot of friends when you were a child?
  • What did you enjoy doing as a child?
  • Do you think it is better for children to grow up in the city or in the countryside?


  • Are clothes important to you?
  • What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
  • Do you ever wear the traditional clothes of your country?
  • Where do you usually buy your clothes?
  • Have you ever worn a uniform?
  • Do most people in your country follow fashion?


  • Do you often use a computer?
  • How do you usually get online?
  • Do you prefer desktops or laptops?
  • What do you use your computer for?
  • Do you think it is important to learn how to use a computer?

Daily Routine

  • When do you usually get up in the morning?
  • Do you usually have the same routine every day?
  • What is your daily routine?
  • Do you ever change your routine?
  • Is your routine the same today as it was when you were a child?
  • Do you think it is important to have a daily routine?


  • Do you often use a dictionary?
  • What do you use dictionaries for?
  • What kinds of dictionaries do you think are most useful?
  • Do you think dictionaries are useful for learning a language?
  • What kind of information you find in a dictionary?


  • Do you often have dreams when you sleep?
  • Do you usually remember your dreams?
  • Do you think dreams are important to remember?
  • Do you ever have daydream?
  • What kind of daydreams do you usually have?


  • What is your favourite drink?
  • Is it common for people to drink tea and coffee in your country?
  • Did you prefer different drinks as a child?
  • Do you think it is important to drink lots of water?
  • What is a traditional drink in your country for celebrating?


  • What do you often do in the evenings?
  • Do you do the same thing every evening?
  • Do you prefer to spend your evenings with family or friends?
  • Do you ever work or study in the evenings?
  • What is a popular activity for young people in your country in the evenings?
  • Do you do the same thing in the evenings as you did when you were a child?

Family & Friends

  • Do you spend much time with your family?
  • Who are you closest to in your family?
  • Do you prefer spending time with your family or friends?
  • Who is your best friend?
  • Are you still friends with people from your childhood?
  • Is family important in your country?


  • Do you like flowers?
  • What’s your favourite flower?
  • When was the last time you gave someone flowers?
  • Do any flowers have a special meaning in your country?
  • Why do you think women like flowers more than men?


  • What’s your favourite food?
  • Have you always liked the same food?
  • Is there any food you dislike?
  • What is a common meal in your country?
  • Do you have a healthy diet?
  • What do you think of fast food?

Going Out

  • Do you often go out in the evenings?
  • What do you like to do when you go out?
  • Do you prefer going out on your own or with friends?
  • How often do you go out in a week?
  • Where do most young people like to go out in your country?


  • Are you a happy person?
  • What usually makes you happy or unhappy?
  • Does the weather ever affect how you feel?
  • What makes you smile?
  • Do you think people in your country are generally happy people?


  • Do you have a hobby?
  • What equipment do you need for it?
  • Do you think hobbies should be shared with other people?
  • Did you have a hobby as a child?
  • What hobbies are popular in your country?
  • Why do you think people have hobbies?


  • How often do you go online?
  • What do you use the internet for?
  • How do you get online?
  • Do you have your own computer?
  • What’s your favourite website?
  • Do you think children should be allowed unsupervised access to the internet?


  • How many foreign languages do you speak?
  • When did you start learning your first foreign language?
  • How many foreign languages do children in your country learn at school?
  • Do you think it is important to learn a foreign language?

Leisure Time

  • What is your favourite leisure activity?
  • What did you enjoy doing in your free time as a child?
  • Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?
  • What is a common leisure activity in your country?
  • Do most people in your country get two days off a week?
  • Do you think leisure time is important?


  • Do you like music?
  • What’s your favourite type of music?
  • Can you sing?
  • Did you learn music at school?
  • If you could learn a musical instrument, what would it be?
  • Do you think music is important?

Neighbours & Neighbourhood

  • Do you like your neighbours?
  • Are neighbours usually close to each other in your country?
  • What is your neighbourhood like?
  • Do you think your neighbourhood is a good place for children?
  • How could your neighbourhood be improved?
  • Do you think it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbours?


  • How do you usually get your news?
  • Do you often read the newspapers?
  • What kind of news do you usually follow?
  • How do most people get the news in your country?
  • Do you think international news is important?


  • Do you have a pet?
  • Do you like animals?
  • What’s your favourite animal?
  • What is a popular pet to have in your country?
  • Did you have a pet as a child?
  • Why do people have pets?


  • Do you often read?
  • What is your favourite kind of book to read?
  • Do you often read newspapers?
  • Do you have any e-books?
  • What books did you read as a child?
  • Do you think it is important to encourage children to read?


  • Do you like shopping?
  • What’s your favourite shop?
  • Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
  • What kinds of shops are there where you live?
  • Have you ever bought anything online?
  • Do you think men and women have different opinions about shopping?


  • Do you like sport?
  • What’s your favourite sport?
  • Do you often watch sport on TV?
  • Did you play sport as a child?
  • What is the most popular sport in your country?
  • How do most people in your country keep fit?


  • Do you often watch TV?
  • What sorts of things do you watch on TV?
  • What is your favourite TV program?
  • Do you ever watch foreign programs or films?
  • What did you watch on TV when you were a child?
  • Do you think children should watch TV?


  • How did you get here today?
  • What is your favourite mode of transport?
  • Do you ever use public transport?
  • Do you like the transport system in your country?
  • What is the difference between taking a bus and taking a train?


  • What’s the weather like today?
  • What’s your favourite weather?
  • Do you like the weather in your country?
  • Is the weather the same in all parts of your country?
  • Does the weather ever affect the way you feel?
  • Does the weather in your country ever affect transportation?

IELTS Speaking Part 2

IELTS Speaking Part 2 is basically about you involving in any activity or having an opinion on something. Following are the examples of part 2 questions along with the topic that needs to be covered.

Describe a gift you would like to buy for your friend.

You should say:

  • what gift you would like to buy
  • who you would like to give it to
  • why you would like to buy a gift for your friend
  • and explain why you choose that gift.

Describe an important event you celebrated.

You should say:

  • what the event was
  • when it happened
  • who attended the event
  • and explain how you feel about the event.

Describe something you cannot live without (not a computer/phone).

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what you do with it
  • how it helps you in your life
  • and explain why you can’t live without it.

Describe something you do that can help you concentrate on work/study.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how it helps you concentrate
  • when you do it
  • and explain how you feel about it.

Describe a time you helped a child.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • how you helped him/her
  • why you help him/her
  • and how you felt about it.

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IELTS Speaking Part 3

In the IELTS Speaking Part 3 section, you will be asked your opinions on various topics

Gifts on Festivals

  • When do people usually send gifts to others?
  • Do people give gifts at traditional festivals?
  • Is it hard to choose a gift?
  • Will people feel happy when receiving an expensive gift?


  • What kinds of events do people usually celebrate?
  • Do people often celebrate events with a large group of people or just a few people?
  • Do people often celebrate festivals with families?


  • Why are children attracted to new things (such as electronics)?
  • Why do some grown-ups hate to throw out old items (such as clothes)?
  • Is the way people buy things affected? How?
  • What do you think influences people to buy new things?
  • Why is it more difficult for children to concentrate nowadays than in the past?
  • Do you think technology will harm children’s ability to concentrate?
  • What kinds of jobs require high concentration at work?
  • Can exercise help people improve concentration?
  • Do you often help kids? How?
  • Why is it necessary to do volunteer services?
  • What can schools do to develop students’ awareness of volunteering?
  • Who benefits more from the volunteer services, the volunteers or the people helped?

Learning Language

  • Do you think language learning is essential? Why?
  • What difficulties do people face when learning a language?
  • What’s the best way to learn a language?
  • Which is better, to study alone or to study in a group? Why?

Traffic Jams

  • When do traffic jams usually happen?
  • What are the causes of traffic jams?
  • Do you think the traffic congestion will ease in the future, or will it worsen?
  • What would you suggest as possible solutions to the problem of congested traffic?

Leisure Time

  • Do women have more leisure time than men do?
  • Is leisure time important to everyone?
  • What are the differences between children’s outdoor activities in the past and now?
  • What are the differences between people’s outdoor activities in the past and now?
  • What outdoor activities do you usually do in your leisure time?
  • How have your activities now changed compared to the past?

High paid jobs

  • What jobs are well-paid?
  • What are the changes in working conditions?
  • What are the impacts of the epidemic on the work environment?
  • Do you think younger people should be lower paid than older people?

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