IELTS Speaking (Part 1): You, Family, Work, Education, Studies

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.

YOU

Describe yourself.

FAMILY

  • Describe your family?
  • Do you have a large or small family?
  • How much time do you spend with your family?
  • What do you like to do together as a family?
  • Do you get along well with your family?
  • Are people in your country generally close to their families?

WORK

  • What do you do?
  • What are your responsibilities?
  • How many hours do you work each day?
  • Do you enjoy your work?
  • Is there some other kind of work you would rather do?
  • If you could change your job or profession, what would you do?
  • Describe the process of getting a job in your country.
  • Describe the company or organization you work for.
  • What is your position?
  • What do you like about your job?
  • What do you dislike about your job?

EDUCATION

  • Describe your education.
  • What kind of school did you go to as a child?
  • Did you go to a co-educational school?
  • What was your favourite subject as a child?
  • Who was your favourite teacher?
  • What is the education system like in your country?
  • Do you think your country has an effective education system?

STUDIES

  • What are you studying now?
  • What is your major?
  • What is your area of specialization?

 

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

GRADING RUBRIC (Click to enlarge)

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