IELTS Speaking (Part 1): Hometown, Weather, Home, Wedding, Travel, Computers

The IELTS Speaking (Part 1) covers a few general questions about familiar topics, lasting 4-5 minutes. The grading rubric is attached at the bottom.

HOMETOWN

  • Describe your hometown.
  • What’s special about it?
  • Where is your hometown located?
  • Is it easy to travel around your hometown?
  • What is it known for?
  • What do people in your town do?
  • What are the main industries in your hometown?
  • What problems face your hometown?
  • What languages are spoken in your hometown?
  • What are the advantages of living in your hometown?
  • What are some problems faced by your hometown?
  • Compare your hometown with another city.
  • What are some environmental problems faced by your hometown?

WEATHER

  • What’s the weather like in your country?
  • Does the weather affect your mood?
  • How do rainy days make you feel?
  • What’s your favourite season of the year?
  • What do you like to do when it’s hot?
  • What do you usually do in the winter?
  • How many seasons does your country have?

HOME

  • Describe your home.
  • What kind of building do you live in?
  • How long have you lived there?

WEDDING

  • Have you ever been to a wedding?
  • Whose wedding was it?
  • Where was it held?
  • What clothes do people wear?
  • Describe the wedding ceremony.
  • What sort if gifts do people buy for the bridal couple?
  • What kind of clothes did the bride and groom wear?

TRAVEL

  • Do you like to travel?
  • What kind of places have you visited in your life?
  • Which place would you really like to visit? Why?
  • What’s the best place you’ve ever visited?

COMPUTERS

  • Do you think computers help society?
  • Do you think computers are bad for health?
  • How do you think computers have changed the world?

 

SOURCE: http://www.goodluckielts.com/IELTS-speaking-topics.html

GRADING RUBRIC (Click to enlarge)

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