IELTS Speaking : Most Frequently Asked : Part 1

Test Tip

Travel/Travelling = moving from one place to another: I think travel/travelling helps to educate you about the world. NOT I think tourism helps to educate you.
NB Travelling = UK spelling, Traveling = US spelling.
Luggage is uncountable and refers to all of your bags: Put your luggage/suitcases here. NOT Put your luggages


  • Do you like traveling?
  • Do you like travel alone or with your friends?
  • Have you traveled to other places? Where are they?
  • What do you usually do when you first arrive in a new place?
  • What are the benefits of traveling?
  • Why do so many people like traveling nowadays?
  • Do you think it's true that travel broadens the mind?
  • Do young people and older people benefit differently from travelling?
  • How can you make sure you get the most from your travels?


  • Tell me something about your family.
  • What do you like doing most with your family?
  • Who are you close to in your family?
  • In what way is your family important to you?
  • In what ways have families changed in the last hundred years?
  • Should we rely heavily on our families or is it better to try to be independent?


  • Do you have many friends? Are they casual acquaintances or close friends?
  • Do you prefer to stay with your family or with your friends?
  • Do you prefer one or two close friends or many friends?
  • Can you talk about your best friend?
  • How to make friends?
  • What do you usually do with your friends?
  • Is the time you spend with your friends as much as that you spend with your family?
  • What do you expect from a good friend?
  • Are friends as important to you as family?
  • Do you think friendships change as we get older? How?


  • Do you like music?
  • What are the benefits of listening to music?
  • What kind of music do you like best?
  • Why do you like this kind of music?
  • What is your favourite musical instrument?


  • Can you say something about the transportation in your hometown?
  • What is the common means of transport in your country?
  • Do traffic jams often occur in your hometown or in the city where you live?
  • How to solve the problem?
  • What changes in transportation have taken place in the past several years in your country?


  • Are you good at sport?
  • What sports do you play?
  • What is the most popular sport in your country?
  • What do you do to keep fit?
  • What are the best ways to keep fit?
  • Do you think most people consider exercise a chore or do they find it fun?
  • What is the most popular form of exercise in your country?

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