Forecast IETLS Speaking (April – June) 2021 (Part 1)

IELTS Speaking Test Forecast Quarter 2 (April – June) 2021 provides an overview of some common and repeated topics in exams.

I. SPEAKING PART 1 (27 Topics)

1. Change
2. New activities
3. Work
4. Study
5. Home
6. Holidays/ Festivals
7. TV program
8. Taking a rest
9. Decoration
10. Farm
11. Making lists
12. Tree
13. Furniture
14. Recycling
15. Handwriting
16. Hometown
17.Concentration
18. Stage of life
19. Being tidy
20. Picnic
21. Sport
22. Neighborhood
23. Newspaper
24. Clothes
25. Shopping
26. Weekends
27. Being in a hurry

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

1. Change

  • Do you like the changes? Why?
  • What do you plan to change next year?
  • Are there any changes to your work?
  • Have you changed a lot since your childhood?
  • Are there any positive/ negative changes in your country these days?
  • Are there any changes in your hometown?
  • What changes do you expect to see in your hometown in the next five years?

2. New activities

  • Do you like to try new activities? Why?
  • What activities would you like to try?
  • What activities did you do when you were a child?
  • Do you like to try new activities alone or with friends?
  • Is it good for people try new things?
  • Why are some people afraid of trying new things?
  • What help do people need when they are trying new things?
  • What are some of the difficulties a person might have when they try something new?

3. Work

  • Do you work, or are you a student?
  • What is your job?
  • Where do you work?
  • Do you like your job?
  • Why did you choose that job?
  • Is it a popular job in your country?
  • What was your first day like?
  • What responsibilities do you have at work?
  • What is the most interesting thing about your work?
  • Do you get on well with your colleagues?
  • Do you prefer to work in the morning or evening?
  • What are the ways that you can improve your skills at work?
  • Has your job changed a lot in the past years?
  • If you had a chance, would you change your job?
  • Do you plan to continue with your job in the future?

4. Study

  • What do you study?
  • Where do you study that?
  • Why did you choose that subject?
  • Do you like that subject?
  • Is it a popular subject in your country?
  • What are the main aspects of your subject?
  • Is there anything unexpected about your study?
  • If you had the chance, would you change the subject?
  • What is your favorite subject?
  • Is there something that helps you to study efficiently?
  • What is more important for you, lecturers or friends?
  • Is there anything you want to change in your university?
  • Do you plan to get a job in the same field as your subject?

5. Home

  • Do you live in a house or a flat?
  • Why do you live in an apartment/house?
  • How long have you lived there?
  • What do you enjoy about your place?
  • What is your favorite room? Why?
  • Do you plan to live there in the future?
  • What kind of accommodation do you wish to have in the future?
  • Can you tell me about the house that you lived in when you were a child?

6. Holidays/ Festivals

  • What is the most popular holiday in your country?
  • Can you describe one of the popular festivals and holidays in your country?
  • What is the most important traditional festival in your country?
  • Can you tell me something about the festivals in your country? Which is your favorite holiday?
  • What do you do during the Holiday?
  • How do you celebrate an important occasion in your family, such as a wedding or a birthday?
  • What do you usually do on holidays?
  • What holiday or festival has become more popular in your country recently?
  • Are there many public holidays in your country?
  • Do you think that there should be more holidays in your country?
  • Which public holiday do you like the most?
  • What do you usually do on a holiday?
  • What do other people in your country usually do on public holidays?
  • Do you think public holidays are important?

7. TV program

  • What kind of TV programs do you like?
  • What’s your favorite TV program?
  • Is there any program you dislike?
  • Do you prefer to watch educational or entertaining programs?
  • Do you often watch programs on TV or your cellphone?
  • Do you like watching the same kind of program all the time?
  • Do you talk with your friends about the program you watched?

8. Taking a rest

  • How often do you take a rest?
  • What do you usually do when you are resting?
  • What do you dislike when taking a rest?
  • Do you take a nap when you are taking your rest?
  • How do you feel after taking a nap?

9. Decoration

  • Do you like decorating things?
  • What kind of decoration do you prefer?
  • How is your home decorated?
  • What is your favorite color when decorating your home?
  • Do people in your country like redecorating their homes?
  • What is the new decorating trend for this year?

10. Farm

  • Have you visited a farm?
  • What kind of farm do you like?
  • Do you think farming is important?
  • Did you do farm work when you were young?
  • Does your country still use many traditional farming methods?
  • Do the youth in your country love farming?
  • Have you ever wanted to be a farmer?

11. Making lists

  • Do you make a list before going shopping? Why?
  • Why is it important to make a shopping list?
  • Do you make a list of your work? Does it work?
  • Why don’t some people like making lists?
  • Do you prefer using a piece of paper or making a list on your phone?

12. Tree

  • Do you like trees?
  • Have you ever planted a tree?
  • What kind of trees do you plant?
  • What kind of trees do people usually plant in your hometown?
  • What are the benefits of planting more trees?

13. Furniture

  • Do you have a lot of furniture in your home?
  • Do you have any wooden furniture?
  • Has anyone bought a piece of furniture for you?
  • What kind of furniture would you like to buy?
  • Which furniture in your home do you like the best?
  • Are you planning to buy any furniture this year?
  • Have you ever received furniture as a gift?
  • What’s your favourite furniture?

14. Recycling

  • Do you recycle stuff?
  • Did you recycle when you were a kid?
  • What kind of things do you recycle?
  • How do you feel when you see trash lying on roads?
  • Is it important to have recycled bins?
  • Will you recycle in the future?
  • Do you influence others to use recycle bins?
  • Can you name products or materials that are commonly recycled?
  • What have people’s attitudes towards recycling changed over the last several years?
  • Do you think recycling is important?
  • Do you think it’s better to have new experiences when you are young or when you are older?
  • Did you try new activities when you were younger?
  • Do you like to try new activities alone or with friend?

15. Handwriting

  • Do you usually write by hand?
  • Do you prefer to write by hand or type?
  • Do you think handwriting will be replaced by computers?
  • Can you tell someone’s personality from his or her handwriting?
  • What impression does a person’s handwriting have on other people?
  • Nowadays, how do most people write thing?
  • Do you often write with a pen?
  • What is difference between writing with a pen and typing on a computer?
  • Do you think handwriting is important nowadays?
  • When children begin to write in your country?
  • How did you learn to write?
  • How can children today improve their handwriting?
  • Do you like writing things when you were a child?
  • Is your handwriting easy to read for other people?

16. Hometown

  • Where is your hometown?
  • What is your hometown like?
  • Do you like your hometown? Why?
  • How long have you been living in your hometown?
  • How could your hometown be improved?
  • Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
  • Do you think your hometown is a good place to bring up children?
  • Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
  • Will you be moving away from your hometown?

17. Concentration

  • When do you need to be focused?
  • Can you concentrate on work during the noise?
  • Is it difficult for you to stay focused on something?
  • What do you do to help you concentrate?
  • What is the best way to concentrate?
  • What may distract you when you are trying to stay focused?
  • When is it hard to concentrate?
  • In what situation do you need to concentrate?
  • What do you do to improve concentration?
  • Is it easy for you to do two things simultaneously?

18. Stage of life

  • Do you enjoy your current stage of life?
  • Which stage of your life do you think is the most important?
  • In which stage of your life were you the happiest?
  • What is your plan for your next stage of life?

19. Being tidy

  • Are you a tidy person?
  • Do you think that it is necessary to be tidy?
  • Do you think people should be tidy all the time?
  • Do you keep your workplace tidy?
  • Are you tidier at work or at home?
  • Are your family members tidy?

20. Picnic

  • Have you ever gone to picnics?
  • Do you enjoy a picnic?
  • How frequently do you go out for picnics?
  • Did you go on a picnic when you were a child?
  • What kind of places do people choose as their picnic spots?
  • When was the last time you went on a picnic?

21. Sport

  • Do you like sports?What is your favorite sport?
  • What kind of sports did you play as a child?
  • Do you prefer team sports or individual sports?
  • How do most people in your country keep fit?
  • Would you like to go to the Olympic Games?
  • Are you a fan of any sports teams? Why?
  • What kind of sports is popular in your country?
  • Do most people in your country like sport?
  • What sports do people in your country like to play?
  • What was your favourite sport when you were young?
  • What kind of exercises do you do?
  • What kinds of exercises are popular in your country?
  • Do you like extreme sports?

22. Neighborhood

  • Do you like your neighbors?
  • Are your neighbors usually close to each other in your country?
  • What is your neighborhood like?
  • How can neighbors be helpful?
  • Do you think your neighborhood is a good place for children?
  • What facilities are available in your neighborhood?
  • How could your neighborhood be improved?
  • Do you think it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors?

23. Newspaper

  • Do you read newspapers or magazines?
  • Do you prefer to read news online or physical newspaper?
  • What kind of news do you like to read about?
  • Do you read comics in newspapers or magazines?
  • Do you prefer to read local news or international news?
  • Which is more popular where you live, newspapers or magazines?
  • Do you think newspapers will be very important to you in the future?

24. Clothes

  • Are clothes important to you?
  • What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
  • What kind of clothes do you never wear?
  • Do you ever wear the traditional clothes of your country?
  • Where do you usually buy your clothes?
  • Have you ever worn a uniform?
  • Do most people in your country follow fashion?
  • Do you wear the same style of clothes on weekdays and weekends?
  • Do you wear the same clothes at school, at work and at home?
  • Will you change your clothes when you get home today?
  • Did you have any special clothes to wear when you were a child?
  • Can we judge a person’s character by clothing? Why?
  • What colour do you like to wear?
  • Do people in your country like to wear bright colour?
  • What are the differences between men and women’s preference in colour?

25. Shopping

  • Do you enjoy shopping?
  • What are your favorite stores?
  • Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
  • Do you compare prices when you shop?
  • Is it difficult for you to make choices when you shop?
  • Have you ever bought anything online?
  • Is shopping a popular activity in your country?
  • What is the difference between small shops in your town and international shops?
  • Is shopping a popular activity in your country?

26. Weekends

  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • What do you usually do at weekends?
  • Do you think it is important to make the most of your weekend?
  • With whom do you like to spend your weekends? [Why?]
  • Which is your favourite part of the weekend? [Why?]
  • Do you think your weekends are long enough? [Why/Why not?]
  • How important do you think it is to have free time on the weekends? [Why?]

27. Being in a hurry

  • When was the last time you did something in a hurry?
  • What helps you to finish things quickly?
  • What kinds of things do you never do in a hurry?
  • Why do people make mistakes more easily when they are in a hurry?

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