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Written  July 28, 2018

 

Part 1 Topics and Questions

For The IELTS Speaking Tests, May to August, 2018

 

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Notes

The pages PAST_PART_ONE_TOPIC_INDEX.htm is also useful as a guide to when different topics were used in the past. That page is connected to PREVIOUS_PART_1_QUESTIONS.htm.

I don't always keep those four pages up-to-date so you might also need to specifically look at Part 1 pages that have not yet been added to the Past Part One Topic Index or the "All Part 1 Questions" pages. See "Older Materials" for that. This applies just to the past couple of years.

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   The four ID checking questions.   (Not really part of Part 1)

  1. Your Work or Study 

  2. Your Home (or accommodation)

  3. Your Hometown 

One of the three topics above is a compulsory topic and you will be asked 3 to 5 questions on this topic. You will then be asked questions on two of the topics from below. (Again, 3 to 5 questions per topic).

  1. Your Previous School 

  2. Physical Exercise 

  3. Animals 

  4. Transport 

  5. Holidays 

  6. Gifts 

  7. Friends

  8. Rain 

  9. Music 

  10. Leisure Time  

  11. Writing 

  12. Punctuality 

  13. Long-distance Travel 

  14. Sleep

  15. Maps 

  16. Advertisements

  17. Outdoor Activities

  18. News and Newspapers 

  19. Dictionaries

  20. Apps

  21. Plants  N 

  22. Being Bored  N 

  23. Foreign Food  N 

  24. Money  N

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1 YOUR WORK OR STUDY

     WORK

      STUDY 

 

 2 YOUR HOME

 

3 YOUR HOMETOWN

 

4 YOUR PREVIOUS SCHOOL

 

If you have finished high school, the questions will be about your high school. If you are still a high school student now, the questions will be about your primary school.

 

     Other Similar Questions

 

5 PHYSICAL EXERCISE

 

6 ANIMALS

 

7 TRANSPORT

 

Main Questions

The following questions have also been reported

 

8 HOLIDAYS

 

9 GIFTS

We say, "give a gift", not "send a gift" unless you use a delivery service to deliver the gift to someone.

The word, "present" might be used instead of "gift".

 

10 FRIENDS

 

11 RAIN

 

12 MUSIC

13 LEISURE TIME

 

14 WRITING

 

  15 PUNCTUALITY

 

16 LONG-DISTANCE TRAVEL

 

17 SLEEP

 

18 MAPS

 

19 ADVERTISEMENTS 

 

20 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

 21 NEWS and NEWSPAPERS

 

22 DICTIONARIES

 

23 APPS 

 

Letís talk about computer technology and mobile phones. 

 

24 PLANTS  N 

 

25 BEING BORED  N 

 

26 FOREIGN FOOD  N

 

27 MONEY  N 

 

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Note 1

 

Where do you usually study?

 

This question was probably mistakenly reported. It means, "Where do you do such activities as studying your textbooks, writing essays and class assignments etc?"  For example, "I usually study at my desk in my bedroom" or, "I usually study in the university library." The inclusion of the word, "usually" indicates that the question has this meaning. It's probably a mistake because many people have reported the question, "Why did you choose to study at that university?"

 

If the question was simply, "Where do you study?" then it could have two possible meanings, either, a) What educational institute or school do you attend? or, b) Where do you do your private study, such as writing essays?

Note 2

Do you prefer (to read about) world (or foreign) news, or news from your country?

Instead of "news from your country", the examiner might say, "national news", "domestic news" or, "local news". "Local news" really means news from or about your local area, such as your town or city.

Note 3

This question might be, What pages (or sections) do you usually read (or, go to) first in newspapers?

Note 4

How often do you take the (or, a) bus?

Here, "take" = "travel by", "travel on", "go by" etc