“Practice makes perfect” – luyện tập sẽ giúp cho chúng ta có được kết quả tốt đẹp. Vì Ielts speaking part 1 sẽ xoay quanh một số chủ đề liên quan đến cuộc sống như công việc, học tập, thói quen, sở thích, gia đình….nên chúng ta hoàn toàn có thể luyện tập trước các dạng câu hỏi này. Khi chúng ta đã luyện tập trả lời nhuần nhuyễn, tự nhiên, chắc chắn các em sẽ có kết quả tốt hơn khi đi thi.
Dưới đây cô sẽ liệt kê cho các em các chủ đề và câu hỏi thường xuất hiện trong speaking part 1:
Warm – up : chào hỏi ban đầu
Could you show me your identification card please?
Could you tell me your full name please?
What shall I call you?
Does your name have any special meaning?
Why do so many people change their names?
Is your name important to you?
Personal background and information
Are you a student or do you have a job?
Could you tell me a typical day of yours?
What work do you do?
What do you do for living?
What do you enjoy most about your work?
What do you like most about your job?
What are your main duties?
Is there any other work you would like to do in the future?
What kind of job do you prefer in the future?
How do you get your job?
Are you satisfied with your job?
What are you studying?
What is your major?
What do you like most about your study?
Why did you choose that particular course?
What job would you like when you have completed all your studies?
What kind of job do you prefer after graduation?
Language studies & IELTS
Do you speak any other languages? / How many languages do you speak?
Why are you taking the IELTS exam?
Do you have any plans for after you take the IELTS exam?
What will you do if you pass the IELTS exam?
Do you like English? / Do you enjoy studying English? Why or why not?
How long have you been studying English?
Why is it important for you to learn English? / What do you think of the importance of English?
Did you enjoy English at school?
What do you find most difficult about learning English?
What activities do you find most useful for learning English? / What do you think the best way to study a language is?
How much time do you spend studying English every week?
Where do you come from?
Where do you live?
Can you tell me something about your hometown?
Can you tell me some famous landscapes or scenic spots in your hometown?
Can you tell me some history of your hometown?
What type of place is it?
What was it like growing up there?
Has it changed much since you were a child?
Which country are you from?
Where is this country located?
Which part of the country do most people live in?
What are the main industries in your country?
Is it easy to travel around your country?
Where do you live?
Do you live in a house or a flat?
Who do you live with?
Is it a big place?
What is your favourite room?
How is your apartment decorated?
Is there anything you would like to change about your flat?
Do you plan to live there for a long time?
Do you have a garden?
Are there many amenities?
How many people are there in your family?
Do you all live in the same house? (Why/why not)?
What things do you like doing together?
Who is your favourite family member?
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?
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?
Do you enjoy cooking? (Why/why not)?
What type of things can you cook? (Why)?
What kinds of food are popular in your country?
Is it an important part of your culture to have dinner parties? (Why)?
Do you prefer to eat with other people or on your own? (Why)?
Do you dream much at night?
Do you often remember your dreams?
Do you think we can learn anything from dreams? (Why)?
Do people in your country talk about their dreams? (Why)?
Do you think that dreams can come true?
What are you planning to do in the next five years?
What are you planning to do in the next ten years?
What is the first thing you will do when you arrive at the new place?
What type of programmes do you find funny on TV?
Which types of programmes are most popular in your country? (Why)?
What kind of things make you laugh? (Why)?
Do you like to make people laugh? (How)?
Do you think it is important to have a sense of humour? (Why)?
What do you usually do in your spare time?
Do you prefer to stay alone or with your friends?
What do you usually do on weekends and weekdays?
What do you usually do when you go out?
What do you usually do with your friends?
What are good hobbies and bad hobbies? Why?
Do you like going out or staying at home?
What do you like to do when you go out?
How often do you go out?
Do people in your country go out a lot?
How and where do people in your country usually socialize?
What kind of entertainment is popular in your country?
Do you like reading?
What kind of books do you like best?
Travel & place
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?
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?
What’s the most important festival in your country?
How do people celebrate this festival?
What special food is associated with this festival?
What special activities are associated with this festival?
What do you enjoy most about this festival?
Do you think festivals are important for a society?
Which places would you recommend to a visitor to your country?
Do a lot of tourists visit your country?
What do they usually do there?
How has tourism changed your country?
Is your country expensive for most tourists?
What are some famous landmarks in your country?
Is being late acceptable in your culture? (Why/why not)?
Are you ever late for appointments? (Why/why not)?
What type of excuses do you think are alright for lateness?
How do you feel when someone is late for an appointment with you?
Leisure time/Free Time
What type of activities do you like to do in your free time?
How long have you been interested in these activities?
Do you like to do theses activities alone or with other people? (Why)?
Do you think people have enough free time? (Why/why not)?
Neighbours & neighbourhood
Do you know the people who live next door to you?
How often do you see each other?
What kind of relationship do you have?
How can neighbours be helpful?
What kind of problems can people have with their neighbours in a big city?
Do you enjoy shopping?
How do you feel about shopping?
Do you like shopping on the Internet?
Do you have any favourite stores?
What don’t you like about shopping?
Which is the most popular place to shop in your hometown?
Do you care about fashion?
What kind of things do you normally wear?
Are there any traditional clothes in your country?
Where do you usually purchase your clothes?
Have you ever bought clothes online?
Do people from your country think fashion is important?
What is your favourite item of clothing?
Do you have a favourite colour?
What are your country’s colours?
Do you think colours affect our moods?
Can you learn anything about a person from the colours he / she likes?
Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were a child?
Do you like music?
What kind of music do you like?
When do you usually listen to music?
What kind of music did you like when you were younger?
What kind of music is popular in your country?
Do you play any musical instruments?
Do you wish you could play any musical instruments?
Which is your favourite instrument?
Could you tell me a typical day of yours?
What do you feel about smoking in public places?
Do you think smoking should be banned in people’s homes?
Which do you prefer reading, newspapers or magazines? (Why)?
What type of stories do you like to read about? (Why)?
Do you think reading a magazine or a newspaper can help you learn a language? (Why)?
Why do you think some people prefer magazines to newspapers?
Do you play any sports?
Have you played basketball for long?
Do you watch sport on TV?
What is the most popular sport in your country?
How do people in your country stay fit?
Is it important for children to play sports?
Computers & Internet
Do you think computers help society?
Do you think computers are bad for health?
How do you think computers have changed the world?
How important is the internet to you?
How often do you use the internet?
Do you use it more for work or in your free time?
What are your favourite websites?
Do you use apps?
Do you think you use the internet too much?
How will the internet develop in the future?
Are there any negative things about the internet?
Do you like watching TV?
How often do you watch TV?
What kind of TV programmes do you like to watch?
What are the most popular TV shows in your country?
Do you like watching TV shows from other countries?
Has the internet affected your viewing habits?
What is your favourite TV show?
What was your favourite show when you were a child?
Do you enjoy playing any games?
What kind of games do you play?
Do you think adults should play games?
What do children learn from games?
What kind of games did you play when you were a child?
What games are popular in your country today?
What kind of games were popular when you were young?
Do you think mental games like chess are good for you?
Do you enjoy watching movies?
What’s your favourite film?
Who are your favourite actors?
How often do you watch films?
How is the weather today?
What’s your favourite kind of weather?
What is the climate like in your country?
Does the weather effect people’s lives in your country?
Do people change in the summer?
Is there any type of weather you really don’t like?
Does bad weather ever effect transport in your country?
Trên đây là những chủ đề và các câu hỏi liên quan thường xuất hiện trong phần 1 của Ielts Speaking. Để có thể trả lời tốt cho phần này, các em hãy chuẩn bị và luyện tập cho những câu hỏi trên nhé. Có thể nhờ một người lựa chọn ngẫu nhiên những câu hỏi này rồi ghi âm lại câu trả lời và check lại sau đó nhé các em. Chỉ có chăm chỉ luyện tập mới mong đạt được kết quả cao “Practice makes perfect”.
With love & passion!
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