IELTS Speaking Example Questions – Part 1

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Welcome to the IELTS with James Speaking Part 1 example questions. Here you’ll find the most recent IELTS Speaking questions as well as some from previous years.

Regular Questions (Click the topic to expand the questions)

  1. What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
  2. Have you lived there for a long time?
  3. What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
  4. Can you describe the place where you live?
  1. Can you describe your hometown?
  2. How long have you been living there?
  3. What do you like most about your hometown?
  4. Do you think you will continue living there in the future?
  1. What subject(s) do you study?
  2. Why did you choose to study that subject?
  3. Do you like your subject?
  4. What kind of job do you hope to have after you graduate?


Do you like to wear special costumes?

Did you try an y special costumes when you were young?

When did you last wear a special costume?

Have you ever bought a special costume?

What kinds of flowers do you know?

Are there any flowers that have special meanings in your country?

Have you ever planted any flowers?

Have you sent flowers to anyone?

What kind of advertisements do you watch?

Where can you see different advertisements?

Have you ever bought something because of an advertisement you saw?

Do you always watch advertisements to the end?

Do people in your country enjoy barbeques?

What kinds of food do you like eating at a barbeque?

Do you often have barbeques with your friends or family?

Did you have barbeques when you were a child?

What do you do to relax?

Do you think doing sports is a good way to relax?

Do you think you can relax on holiday?

Do you think students need more relaxation time?

Do you enjoy travelling by car?

When do you travel by car?

Where is the furthest place you have travelled by car?

When in a car, do you prefer the front or the back?

Do you like to, watch TV programs about wild

Did you learn something about wild animals at

Where can you see wild animals?

In which country do you think you can see many
wild animals?

Would you like to work in a company related to
environmental protection?

How can we protect the environment?

Do you think you’ve done enough to protect the

Did you learn about environmental
protection at school?

What did you like to do the most when you were
in primary school?

How did you get to your primary school?

Did you like your primary school?

What did you do in your leisure time in your
primary school?

Do you use a wallet?

Have you ever lost your wallet?

Have you ever sent a wallet to someone as a gift?

Do any of your friends use a wallet?

Where did you go for your last holiday?

Do you like holidays?

Which public holiday do you like best?

What do you do on holidays?

Are there many festivals in your country?

What is your favourite festival?

How do you celebrate this Festival?

What special food and activities do you have for
this festival?

Do you like to look at the sky? Why?

Can you see the moon and stars at night where you live?

Do you prefer the sky in the morning or the sky at night?

Is there a good place to look at the sky where
you live?