IELTS Speaking Part 1: Colour

1. What’s your favourite colour?

My preference varies for different purposes. For example, when choosing clothes, I tend to go for blue, since blue goes well with my skin tone. For house decorations, I would prefer white as it creates a peaceful vibe for the room.

2. Are there any colours you dislike (Why?)

I am not a fan of brown. All shades of brown look sort of dull to me. In terms of fashion, it is really hard to put on a brown item, unless you are extremely gorgeous.

3. Are colours important to you?

To me personally, colours are indeed important. Not only can colours make our life more vivid, they can also indicate feelings. For instance, I often wear yellow clothing when my mood is up, but go for black if I am feeling down.

4. Were colours important to you when you were a child?

They were definitely more important to me than they are now. When I was small, I used to judge objects by their colour, like pink stuff was for girls, while blue things were for boys. As I grew up, I realized that things are a lot more complicated, and that colours don’t matter that much.

5. Are there any colours that have a special meaning in your country?

In my country, almost all colours are associated with something. Take red as an example, red symbolizes happy events, like victories or weddings. In contrast, black is seen as the colour of death, which explains why Vietnamese people often wear black clothes to funerals.

6. What colour would you choose to paint the walls of your room?

I am a big fan of simplicity, so white is my go-to colour when it comes to choosing wall paint. Scientists have proved that white can make a room seem more spacious. Plus, looking at this colour will help us to ease our mind.

7. Do you think different types of people like different colours?

In my view, a person’s favourite colour does not necessarily reflect his or her personality. In fact, it really is up to one’s own preference, so we should not make any assumptions just through people’s choice of colour.