IELTS Speaking (Part 1): Internet, Email, Friends, Places, Smoking, Marriage, Hobbies

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.

INTERNET

  • Do you use the Internet much during the day?
  • What do you usually do on the Internet?
  • What are some advantages of the Internet?
  • What are some disadvantages?
  • Do people in your country use the Internet a lot?
  • Do you do any shopping on the Internet?

EMAIL

  • Do you send and receive email regularly?
  • Who do you usually communicate with?
  • How often do you check your email?
  • Do you think writing email has strengthened or weakened people’s writing skills?
  • What are some disadvantages of email?

FRIENDS

  • Describe a friend.
  • How long have you known each other?
  • What do usually do together?
  • What do you like the most about him / her?
  • How often do you see each other?

PLACES

  • Describe a place you like to go.
  • Why is this place special to you?
  • When did you first visit this place?
  • Where is this place located?
  • What language is spoken here? Do you speak this language?

SMOKING

  • What do you feel about smoking in public places?
  • Do you think smoking should be banned in people’s homes?

MARRIAGE

  • What is the attitude toward marriage in your country?
  • Do most young people plan on getting married in your country?
  • What are some of the advantages of marriage?
  • What are some of the disadvantages?
  • Is the divorce rate high in your country?
  • Do you think people should be allowed to get divorced?

HOBBIES

  • Do you have any hobbies?
  • What are some of your hobbies?
  • When did you first develop this hobby?
  • What are some of the advantages of having a hobby?
  • How much time do you spend on your hobby?

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

GRADING RUBRIC (Click to enlarge)

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