IELTS Speaking Topics September to December 2021

IELTS Speaking Topics Sep to Dec 2021


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Speaking Topics Sep to Dec 2021

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This article lists IELTS Speaking Topics from September to December 2021. The following IELTS Speaking questions are apt for anyone preparing for the test in the month of September, October, November and December 2021. This list contains all the tentative topics you may need to prepare for IELTS Speaking Test – Part 1 or General Questions, Part 2 or Cue Card Question, and Part 3 or Follow Up Questions. For some of the questions, links to answers are provided.

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PART 1 SPEAKING Questions 2021

In this document, all Part 1 Speaking questions 2021 are listed after Part 2 and Part 3 Speaking Questions.

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PART 2 and PART 3 SPEAKING Questions 2021

1.    Describe a time you were not allowed to use your phone

What was the occasion?

Where were you?

Why was no mobile phone allowed there?

Explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on the impact of mobile phone, comparison of past and present usage, and use by youngsters:

In what kind of places or situations should mobile phones be banned?

How has the use of cell phones impacted our everyday lives?

What do young people use the most on mobile phones these days?

How do you compare life without a phone and now?

Should children be encouraged to use mobiles phones from a young age? Why?/ Why not?

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2.    Describe a house that you visited but do not want to live in

or

Describe a place that you visited but do not want to go again

Where is it?

When did you go there?

What made you so uncomfortable?

Explain why you never want to be there?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on visiting places:

Has advancement in technology made people fearful these days? What are the reasons?

Do people feel scared or excited when they do something they have never done before? Why? / Why not?

What discomforts are most common when you meet new people? Why?

Are young people more flexible and welcoming to changes than compared to the past?

What are the disadvantages when you are uncomfortable but “have to” do a task?

3.    Describe an outdoor market that you had visited

Where is it?

What did you buy from there?

What did you like about that place?

Explain how was your experience?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Outdoor markets, relevance in your country, changes in shopping, Online and Offline Shopping

Is open market or outdoor market a popular concept still?

How do you think the idea of shopping or going to markets are changing nowadays?

What kinds of things of people in your country often buy from online shops?

What are the reasons for the popularity of online shopping?

What are the possible disadvantages of buying online?

Why do you think people buy things that they hardly use?

4.    Describe an activity you did at school or your workplace

When did it happen?

Who was with you?

What did you do?

Why do you remember it so well?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on life experiences, school curriculum, theory vs practical study, technology:

Do you think the school curriculum has become more practice-oriented? Why? / Why not?

What new facilities or subjects should be added to schools?

Do you think students should be allowed to choose their stream of study? Why?

What benefits can a revised education policy with technological influence bring to a country?

Do you think more resources made available to students will make them understand topics better? Why? 

5.    Describe a time you set a goal for yourself

When did you set a goal?

What was the goal?

How did you work for it?

Explain why was it important to you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on the importance of goals, success and achievements:

Do you think young and old people have similar goals? Why? / Why not?

Is it important for a person to have goals in life? Why?

Does one need to have a plan to achieve a task? Why is it important? / Why not?

Do you think achievements are important for a person to feel successful? Why? / Why not?

Should parents encourage children to set goals for themselves? Why? / Why not?

6.    Describe a talent that you have and want to improve

What is it?

Did you train yourself in it?

Why do you want to improve it?

Explain how do you think it will benefit you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on talented people, talents and skills, importance of innate talents

Do you think talented people are happy people as well? Why?/ Why not?

How do you differentiate between talent and skill?

What are the talents you have that you are proud of?

How have these talents helped you achieved what you have right now?

How important are those talents for you as an individual?

7.    Describe a work or sport you have done as a team

What work/ sport did you do?

Who all were with you?

When did you do it?

How did you feel doing a team activity?

Part 3 Follow up questions on teamwork and motivation:

Are team activities popular in the community around you? Why?/ Why not?

What kind of qualities can you learn in a team?

Do you think team leaders are important in a team?

Why do companies practice team activities?

Do you think employees are motivated better by team activities than doing it themselves?

Why do you think sports teams perform so well?

8.    Describe a recent piece of news you read

When was it?

What was it about?

How did you get the news?

Explain how did you feel when you got the news?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on news channels, news apps, reliable news and newspapers:

How do people in your country get everyday news?

Have news channels and media become more effective in spreading news these days?

Do you think technology has helped us to be updated with events across the globe?

Should students be encouraged to read the news every day? Why?/ Why not?

Are news apps commonly used by young people in your country? Why?/ Why not?

Do you think printed news is more reliable than e-news? Why?/ Why not?

Do you think newspapers would be completely replaced in the future? Why?/ Why not?

9.    Describe an item that has been in your family for a long time

What is it?

Who gave it to whom?

Is there a use or purpose to this item?

Explain what is its importance or specialty?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on family traditions:

Do you think people globally follow any kind of family tradition?

Are family traditions important in every culture?

Should children be encouraged to learn about festivals and traditional practices?

Do you think traditions are dying off due to modernization? Why? / Why not?

Do you think it will be challenging to maintain family traditions in the future?

10.  Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something better

When was it?

Who did you encourage?

What was the need for this encouragement?

Explain how did this person feel about your support?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Encouragement, family members, motivation and good personality:

Do you think having a good personality is important? Why? / Why not?

Are family members and friends important for personal development? Why? / Why not?

Do you think motivational speakers help individuals to do better? How?

Is it good to encourage younger members of the family when they face failure?

Who needs more encouragement – children or elders? Why?

11.  Describe a live event that you watched (sports/ music/ scientific)

When was it?

Where did you watch it?

What were the special features?

How was your experience watching it live?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on live events:

Do you think people enjoy live shows than watching them on television or online? Why?

What kind of live shows are popular in your country? Why?

How are concerts and live shows different from the past?

Are Live shows popular among all age groups? Why? / Why not?

Why do most successful musicians and scientists have live shows held globally? What is the advantage?

How can live shows and live streaming online be compared to each other?

12.  Describe a person who taught you something

Who is this person?

How do you know him or her?

What did you learn?

And explain how it helped you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on teaching methods, teaching qualities and classroom learning:

Which do you think is better, to have a teacher training you or self-teaching? Why?/ Why not?

What qualities are important for a teacher to have? Why?

Do you think teachers will no longer be required for teaching in the future? Why?/ Why not?

What changes will traditional classrooms and teaching methods have in future?

What is the role of a teacher in a classroom?

13.  Describe a time you helped someone recently

Who was this person?

What did you do to help them?

Why did you help him or her?

Explain how did you feel about helping them?

Part 3 Follow up questions on being helpful and helping nature:

Are people more helpful nowadays than in the past? Why?/ Why not?

Why do you think people help each other?

Do you think helping people make more friends? Why?

Do you think neighbours should help one another? Why?/ Why not?

Are children more helpful than adults? Why?/ Why not?

14.  Describe a time you had to apologize to someone

Who was this person?

What was the reason for your apology?

When did you apologize?

Explain why you thought of apologizing to this person?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on apology and making mistakes :

Do you think it is important to apologize if anyone makes a mistake? Why?/ Why not?

Do people in your country apologize a lot? Why?/ Why not?

In what kind of situations do people usually apologize?

How do you feel when you see an unapologetic person?

How do people react in your country if someone makes an apology?

How can we teach children to be apologetic if they make a mistake?

Do you think older people should apologize to younger people? Why?/ Why not?

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15.  Describe an occasion when you were standing in a line or a queue

When was this?

Where were you?

What did you do when you waited in the queue?

Explain how you felt about this?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on waiting in line, patience and impatience:

Is it very common in your country to have people standing in queues and waiting?

Do you think technology has played an impressive role to reduce waiting time? How?

Do you have to wait in line for a long time at banks and supermarkets? Why?

How do you feel when someone breaks the line impatiently?

Do you think customer service helplines make you wait for a long time?

16.  Describe a time when you and your friend had an argument

When did this happen?

Who was this friend?

What was the argument about?

Explain how did the experience make you feel?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Forgiveness and being apologetic:

Do you feel people are more apologetic today than in the past? Why? / Why not?

What are the advantages of being forgiving to others?

How do people feel when they are apologetic but still not forgiven?

Do you think people may take advantage of those who are forgiving and kind? Why? / Why not?

Should children be taught to be forgiving with their friends and be apologetic?

Do you think online learning teaches values like kindness and forgiveness? Why? / Why not?

How can we encourage such qualities in these technological times?

17.  Describe a building in your hometown or city that you like or dislike

Where is it?

When do you go there?

Do you prefer to go there alone or with family and friends?

Explain why is it the most favourite or disliked place for you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on hometown:

How different are the public facilities in rural and urban parts of your country?

Why do you think people should be made aware of hygiene and cleanliness in public places?

Do you think there are enough public facilities in your country?

What steps can be taken to improve the quality of old public facilities?

How can we avoid people from damaging public places or facilities?

18.  Describe a short journey you usually take but dislike

What is your means of travel?

Where do you go?

When do you do this journey?

Explain what you dislike about this journey?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Journeys, backpacking and navigation apps:

Do you think journeys have become easier due to the use of navigation apps?

Why do people usually embark on journeys in your country?

As travelling has eased, do people nowadays plan their journey routes as compared to the past?

Has backpacking become popular nowadays?

What are the reasons people choose to travel and explore new places?

What are the most essential items to carry on a journey?

19.  Describe a time you received important information

What was it?

Where were you?

When did this happen?

Explain what were your feelings when you got this news?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on messaging, postal mails, changes in communication and technological influence:

Which is a more reliable medium of conveying information – calling or messaging?

Are postal mails still popular in your country? Why?/ Why not?

How do people in your country usually convey important news to someone?

Do you think the way we communicate with each other has changed in the past ten years? How?

What are the impacts of the internet and social media apps on communication?

20.  Describe a thing that you bought and felt very pleased about it

What was it?

When did you buy this?

What is the function of this thing?

Explain why you felt so pleased about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on using new gadgets, local vs foreign products:

Do people in your country try new gadgets and appliances in the market? Why? / Why not?

Some people find it easy to follow instructions while assembling a gadget, others find it difficult – Why is it so?

Do people feel uncomfortable using new products at home or work? Why? / Why not?

Do advertisements play a key role in promoting innovative and trendy products these days? Why? / Why not?

Are people now preferring to buy local products than imported items? Why? / Why not?

21.  Describe an energetic person you know

Who is it?

How do you know her or him?

What do they do?

Explain why you feel they are so energetic?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on LABORIOUS Jobs, labourer, physical work and jobs:

Do you think people doing laborious jobs are paid well?

What kind of jobs requires hard labour?

Why do people engage in laborious jobs?

What kind of people do physical work and labour intensive work?

Do you think a teacher’s job is laborious? Why? / Why not?

22.  Describe a popular personality or celebrity you like

Who is this person?

Where is this person?

What do you like about this personality?

Why do you think she or he is so popular?

Part 3 Follow up questions on celebrities:

What kind of news is commonly preferred now, online or TV news? Why? / Why not?

Do you think news channels in your country provide reliable information?

Do you feel celebrity news should be a part of every day news updates?

Do people in India like sports news? Why? / Why not?

Do you think news channels influence people negatively? Why? / Why not?

Do you think advertisements should not be played when the news is being telecasted? Why? / Why not?

Do you think paid news is relevant in your country? Why? / Why not?

23.  Describe an occasion where you promised someone

Who was it?

When was this?

What did you promise?

Did you fulfil it or not? And how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on promises:

Do you think people are less committed to goals now than in the past? Why? / Why not?

What is the importance of commitment at work?

Do young people show commitment towards work if they are not paid well? Why? / Why not?

Has global and social networking enabled people to be more committed or vice-versa?

How can we teach young children to be committed to their goals and never give up?

24.  Describe an ideal or dream job you want to do in the future

What is the job?

Do you know someone who does this job?

How do you plan to do it?

What makes it so ideal for you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on jobs:

Do you think some jobs demand more physical work than others? Why?/ Why not?

Do you think women can do the same jobs as men can do? Why?/ Why not?

What kind of skills are required for a job seeker?

Is a work environment more important or the physical structure of a workplace for an employee? Why?/ Why not?

What is more important for employees – job satisfaction or salary?

25.  Describe your time in a gym or a fitness centre

When was this?

Were you alone or with someone?

Which exercises did you do?

Explain how did it make you feel spending time there?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on fitness:

What types of fitness centres are popular in your country these days?

Are there any negative effects of exercising at gyms?

Do you think exercise and good health is being given more importance in society now? Why?

How do young people in your country feel about fitness?

Do you think gyms can introduce more fitness-related programs than just exercising on machines?

26.  Describe something you do that keeps you healthy

What is it?

How did you get to know about it?

When do you do it?

Explain how does it help you to stay healthy?

Part 3 Follow Up questions on healthy living:

What are the most popular ways of keeping healthy in your country?

Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?

Why do you think some people continue bad habits when they know that they are damaging to their health?

How can children be encouraged to adopt healthy eating habits?

Do you think people have become more health-conscious in recent years?

Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?

27.  Describe an interesting art exhibition you attended

When was it?

Where did you go?

What did you see there?

What made the experience so interesting?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Art Exhibitions:

Do you think people enjoy live shows than watching them on television or online? Why?

What kind of live shows are popular in your country? Why?

How are concerts and live shows now different from the past?

Is learning performing arts or drama encouraged among children in your country?

Do you think children must be encouraged to learn drama and other art forms like painting and dancing in schools? Why? / Why not?

28.  Talk about a magazine article you read about healthy living or an online article about healthy living

What was the article about?

When did you read it?

How did you come across this magazine and/ or article?

Explain what lessons did you learn from it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on healthy living:

What are the most popular ways of keeping healthy in your country?

Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?

Why do you think some people continue bad habits when they know that they are damaging to their health?

How can children be encouraged to adopt healthy eating habits?

Do you think people have become more health-conscious in recent years?

Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?

29.  Talk about something interesting you came across on social media

Where were you?

What was it?

What did you do?

How was your experience with it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on social media, it’s effects, its benefits and drawbacks:

Do you think social media apps are the most popular these days? Why? / Why not?

Do you think people spend too much time on these apps? Why? / Why not?

What kind of apps do youngsters use mostly in your country? Why? / Why not?

How do you think health or fitness-related apps benefit people?

Should children be encouraged to study through educational apps on phone? Why? / Why not?

30.  Talk about your favourite singer

Who is it?

Where is he from?

What kind of songs does she or he sing?

Why do you like her or him so much?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on singers:

What kind of music do most people prefer to listen to now? Why?

When old songs are reperformed by new singers, why do they become so popular?

Do you think a real musician should know to play a musical instrument? Why? / Why not?

Do you think musicians are paid more than other noble professions? Why? / Why not?

Have music trends changed much since your teenage? What are the reasons?

31.  Describe a time you had to differ from an opinion you gave

What was the occasion?

What was the original opinion you gave?

Why did you have to change your opinion?

Explain how you felt about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on different opinions:

Do you think nowadays people give a lot of opinions? Why? / Why not?

Are children allowed to give opinions on matters, in your country? Why? / Why not?

Most youngsters consider taking opinions and advice from their elders. Why is it so?

Is it common for people to change their opinions once put forward? Why? / Why not?

Do you think opinions and ideas from others can affect your goal? Why? / Why not?

32.  Describe a law related to environment that you know

What is the law?

What is its importance?

How can you practice it?

Explain why you think it is useful?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on the environment, waste management and consequences of rising pollution:

What steps can an individual take to protect the environment from pollution?

Should schools and colleges teach about waste management to students? Why?/ Why not?

How has recycling helped to reduce pollution?

Which type of pollution is the most common in your country? Why?

What problems can we face if the pollution levels keep rising?

33.  Describe a good decision you took in recent times

What was the occasion?

What was the decision you made?

How did it affect or what was the result of this decision?

Explain how did you feel about it?

Part 3 Follow up questions on decision making:

Who usually takes decisions in families in your country? Why?

Why is decision making skill so important for a person?

Should children be allowed to make decisions regarding their activities?

Is decision making an important skill for managers at work? Why? / Why not?

What consequences do you think can happen if there has been a wrong decision made?

34.  Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future?

Where is it?

How do you know about this city?

What is it famous for?

Why would you like to live there?

Part  3 Follow up Questions on  city dwelling, lifestyles, preference of old vs young, advantages and disadvantages of living in a city, comparison with the rural area

Why do many people prefer to live in the city?

Where do old people and youngsters like to live? Why?

How can technology help to improve the quality of living in cities?

What are the disadvantages of living in the cities?

What is the most important reason people move from rural areas to cities?

35.  Describe a time you noticed a group of people smiling

Where did this happen?

What did they do?

What was your reaction to it?

Explain how did the incident make you feel?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on a time you noticed a group of people smiling

What are the most common things that make people smile?

Do you think people who smile are more friendly?

Why do you think certain jobs require you to smile and be presentable?

Why do you think the smiling pose is so common in photos?

How do you feel when children smile?

Do you think a smile gives a good impression to another person?

36.  Describe a water related leisure activity that you want to try

What is the activity?

Where can you do it?

What do you do in it?

Explain why do you want to try it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on leisure and free time:

How important is free time for individuals?

Do people learn something about themselves when they go for such leisure activities?

While doing leisure activities, is it a good idea to take risks?

What benefits do people have when they travel to new destinations for leisure?

Do you think an individual feels demotivated when he does not get enough free time?

37.  Describe a song or a poem that you like

Which song or poem is it?

When did you listen to or read it?

How did you come across this song/ poem?

Explain how does it make you feel?

Part 3 Follow up questions on songs/poems:

Do you think having a good memory is beneficial? Why? / Why not?

What can people do to improve their memory?

How do you feel when you forget about important things?

Do people memorize better when they read or when they write? Why? / Why not?

Do you think we have a better memory when we are younger or when we get older? Why? / Why not?

38.  Talk about a movie or show that you enjoyed

What is its name?

When did you watch it?

Did you watch it alone or with someone?

Explain why did you find it so funny?

Part 3 Follow up questions on movies, comedy movies, popular shows

What do people in your country watch more- series or movies? Why? / Why not?

Do you think comedy shows are more popular now than in the past? Why? / Why not?

Why kind of movies are loved by all age groups?

Why do you think some people are easily able to make others laugh?

Should popular shows be telecasted at peak watching hours or other hours?

39.  Describe an old person you like

Who is the person?

Where is he or she?

How did you meet him or her?

Explain why you like them?

Part 3 Follow up questions on elderly people:

What qualities should caretakers possess who look after old people?

Do you think it is easy to take care of old people?

Is patience important to deal with older people? Why? / Why not?

What kind of support do older people in a family provide to youngsters?

What steps can be taken to improve the emotional health of the old and the aged?

40.  Describe a work or sport you have done as a team

What work/ sport did you do?

Who all were with you?

When did you do it?

How did you feel doing a team activity?

Part 3 Follow up questions on teamwork and motivation:

Are team activities popular in the community around you? Why?/ Why not?

What kind of qualities can you learn in a team?

Do you think team leaders are important in a team?

Why do companies practice team activities?

Do you think employees are motivated better by team activities than doing it themselves?

Why do you think sports teams perform so well?

41.  Describe a time you shared something with someone

What was it?

Who did you share with?

Where were you?

Explain how was the experience?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on sharing, technology and sharing

What was the last thing you remember you shared with someone?

What is your personal opinion on sharing?

How do you explain sharing and caring to a child?

What kind of things are not suitable for sharing?

Is technology a hindrance to this virtue of sharing?

42.  Describe an art and craft activity that you had at school

What was the activity?

What did you do?

Did you enjoy it?

Explain how the experience was for you?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on Art, school activities, it’s importance

What kind of extracurricular activities do schools offer in your country for a student?

Do you think they need to be improved?

Have school activities improved any skills within you?

Is learning performing arts or drama encouraged among children in your country?

Do you think children must be encouraged to learn drama and other art forms like painting and dancing in schools? Why?/ Why not?

43.  Describe a quiet place that you would like to visit?

Where is this place?

Would you go alone or with someone?

When do you plan to visit it?

Explain what do you like about this place?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on travelling, navigation, noise pollution and loud noises:

Why do people like travelling to unknown or new places?

Is travelling important for a person? Why?/ Why not?

Has the use of technology allowed people to travel safely without being lost?

Do you think noise pollution affects us in a negative manner? Why?/ Why not?

Do noisy environments make individuals irritated?

44.  Describe a big company in your hometown that employs a lot of people

Where is it?

What does the company do?

What kind of occupations does it provide?

Explain whether it is an advantage or a disadvantage to have it?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on companies, work culture, technology at work

What is the benefit of working in large companies?

Do you think the work environment or work culture plays an important role at a firm?

Do big organizations provide better opportunities than smaller organizations?

Has technology become inseparable at workplaces today?

What do you think the future of technology at the workplace would be?

45.  Describe a time when you tried to do something but it was not very successful

What was it?

When did you do it?

Why did you not succeed in it?

Explain how did you feel about this?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on success and happiness, successful business

Do you think achievements are important for a person to feel successful? Why?/ Why not?

Is happiness an important factor for success in life? Why?/ Why not?

Do you think that rich people are happier than poor people? Why?/ Why not?

What qualities do successful entrepreneurs have than others?

Do you think running a business is easier than doing a job? Why?/ Why not?

46.  Describe a useful piece of equipment (not computer) that you use at home

What is it?

What does it do?

How does it help you?

Explain why do you find it so useful?

Part 3 Follow up questions on using new gadgets, local vs foreign products:

Do people in your country try new gadgets and appliances in the market? Why? / Why not?

Some people find it easy to follow instructions while assembling a gadget, others find it difficult – Why is it so?

Do people feel uncomfortable using new products at home or work? Why? / Why not?

Do advertisements play a key role in promoting innovative and trendy products these days? Why? / Why not?

Do people now prefer to buy local products than imported items? Why? / Why not?

47.  Describe a plan you have for the future, not related to work or study

What is it?

When did you plan for it?

How do you think you can achieve it?

Explain why do you want to do this?

Part 3 Follow Up Questions on future related aspects

Which is better – Having a lot of plans or having no plans at all?

Why do most people make plans before they go for travel?

Do you think planning helps us to be prepared for unseen troubles?

What do you think people do when they face unpredictable issues?

How do individuals feel when their plans do not work out?

Do you think being unsuccessful is a sign of poor future planning?

End of Part 2 and 3 Questions


PART 1 SPEAKING TOPICS

Home

Where is it?

What kind of home do you live in?

Tell me a little about your home?

How many rooms do you have at home?

Which is your favourite room?

What changes would you like to bring in it?

Do you plan to live in the same house in the future?

How is your neighbourhood?

Sample Answer

Hometown

Where is it?

What facilities are there around?

What improvements would you like to have there?

Do you like it?

What can a visitor do there?

What are the common occupations of people there?

How is the traffic?

Is it a good place for a child growing up there?

Sample Answer

Work

What is your present area of work?

Where do you work?

Why did you choose this domain at work?

Do you like your present area of work?

What do you not like about it?

Do you plan to change your domain in the future?

Sample Answer

Study

What have you studied?

Where did you study that?

Why did you choose this course?

Do you like your area of study?

What do you not like about it?

Do you plan to change your area of study?

Sample Answer

Farming

Have you ever indulged in farming?

Do you have anyone in your circle who does farming?

Have you visited a farm?

What kind of farm would you like to visit?

Is farming an important occupation in your country?

Do people engage in farming in your hometown?

Scenery

Do you like visiting places with beautiful scenic views?

What is the scenery that you see from your home?

Do you like being in places with scenic views?

Do you feel relaxed when you are in pleasant scenery?

Do you take pictures of beautiful scenes?

Do you wish to have a house with a scenic view?

Does your hometown have places with beautiful views?

New Year

Do you celebrate the New Year?

Do youngsters have plans for New Year parties in your area?

Do you think celebrating events like New Year’s Day bring people together?

Have you ever hosted a new year party for friends?

What do you do at New year parties?

Happiness

Are you a happy person?

Do you think rich people are happier than poor people?

What is your definition of happiness?

Do you think more people are unhappy today than in the past?

Has technology revolutionized the aspect of happiness or not?

How do you express your happiness?

Is it important to show your happiness to others? Is that good?

Window view

Do you have windows in your house?

What kind of view do you get from your window?

How do you feel when you see this view?

Do you wish to live in a house with a beautiful window view?

What view do you wish to see from your window?

Sky

Do you spend time observing the sky?

How do you feel looking at the night sky?

Have you seen a beautiful observation in the sky?

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

Do you like stargazing?

Do you think children now are more informative about the cosmos – stars, sky, sun etc?

Strangers

Do you speak to strangers?

Is it safe to speak to strangers?

Are you comfortable starting a conversation with a stranger?

Have you asked a stranger for help?

Name

Does your name have a specific meaning in your culture?

Do you like your name?

Who named you as a child?

Do you want to change your name, if given a chance?

What would you name yourself?

Do you think a person’s name and his personality are associated?

Have you suggested a name for someone or something?

Tidiness

Are you a tidy person?

Do you think being clean and tidy is important?

What do you do to keep yourself tidy?

Do you know any untidy people?

How do you feel when you are with an untidy person?

Shopping

Do you shop often?

What do you prefer – online or offline shopping?

Do you go shopping alone or with someone?

What do you usually shop for?

Are you able to make choices when you shop?

Do you feel that expensive items are more qualitative?

Do you shop for branded items always?

Physical exercise

Do you do a lot of exercises?

Do you think physical exercises are beneficial?

How much time do you spend on physical fitness?

Do you think young people are more fit than in the past?

Has fitness become a more popular subject nowadays?

Are there gyms in your hometown?

Do you think physical exercises make you more alert and disciplined?

Plants

Are you interested in planting or gardening?

Do you water plants at home?

What advantages do you think plants have?

What would you prefer – a garden or potted plants?

Are plants good for home décor?

Do you think plants should be maintained in every house?

Animals

Do you like animals?

Which is your favourite animal?

Do people in your country prefer pet animals?

Do you think pet animals provide company to children at home?

Which was your favourite animal as a child?

What animals do children like in your country?

Did you watch any animal cartoons as a child?

Age

Do you think age matters when you interact with people?

Do you respect people younger than you in age?

What is the best age for a person to learn to drive or ride?

Are you happy at your age or do you wish to be younger?

Do you feel growing older feels good?

Music

What kind of music do you prefer? Why?

When do you spend time listening to music in a day?

Are you fond of learning any musical instruments?

Does music help you ease in any way?

Have music trends changed much since your teenage?

Spending Time by yourself

What do you like to do when you are alone?

Do you wish to have more alone time?

Do you think people are more creative when they are alone?

Would you spend time with your friends or just stay at home on your own?

Borrowing and Lending

Did you borrow any books from your friends in your childhood?

Do you like to lend your phone when someone asks?

Do you like to borrow money from others?

Have you lent money to someone?

Do you think it is okay to borrow or lend money to a family member?

Comedy or Jokes

Are comedy shows popular in your country?

Why do people like to watch them?

Do you like listening and telling jokes?

Have you ever watched a live comedy show?

What are some common topics that people like to joke about?

Saving money

Are you a person who saves money?

Do you think savings are important?

How does that help you?

Do you think parents should teach children to save money?

Are savings done by children encouraged in your culture?

Drinking water

Do you think you drink enough water?

How does it benefit you?

Do you drink bottled water or water from machines?

What type of water do you prefer to drink?

Driving

Do you know to drive? / Are to planning to learn to drive?

Do you have a license to drive yet?

Do you think it is difficult to drive a car?

Where do you usually drive to in your free time?

Do you think you are a safe driver?

At what age are people allowed to drive a car in your country?

What is the advantage of learning driving?

Do you drive often?

Do you want your children to learn to drive in the future?

Photography

Are you interested in photography?

Do you think it’s a popular hobby nowadays?

Why do you think people can take such great pictures now?

Do you consider photography a fruitful habit?

Do you think taking photos is a skill or anyone can do it?

Are there places near you to click nice pictures?

Teacher

Do you remember your teachers from school or college?

Who was your favourite teacher?

Do you think teachers play an important role in a student’s life?

Do you remember someone who taught something you recently?

How different are teachers now than they were in the past?

Do you think teaching is a difficult job?

Why do you think teachers are paid lower than most professions?

Indoor games

Which indoor games do you play now?

Do you think indoor games are better than outdoor games?

Do you prefer indoor games or outdoor games?

Have you played indoor games in your childhood?

Which indoor games do children play now?

Do you like to play video games?

Do you think children are more interested in indoor games than outdoor games now?

Films

Do you enjoy watching films?

What was the latest movie you watched?

Do you watch them alone or with friends?

What kind of movies do you prefer watching?

Do you think movie experience is better in theatres?

Which do you prefer – movies from your country or foreign movies?

Do you remember the first film you watched?

Social Network

Which social networking site is your favourite?

Why do you think such networks or platforms are so popular now?

What kind of chatting applications do people in your country use commonly?

Are you a social person?

Do you think one can find real friends on social networks?

Do you feel social networking wastes a lot of time?

Politeness

Do you think you are polite?

Do you think technology has made people more arrogant?

Why do you think people should be polite?

What changes in politeness do you see in people now compared to the past?

Do you have friends who are polite and kind?

Do you think children should be taught to be polite at a younger age?

Has someone told you that you were being rude?

Fruits and vegetables

Did you eat fruits and vegetables as a child?

Do you eat them more now or in your childhood?

What is your favourite fruit and vegetable?

Are you fond of a particular fruit or vegetable?

How do you consume vegetables in a routine?

Do you prefer to eat fruits or drink fruit juices?

Sending Messages

How often do you send text messages to people?

Who do you send the most messages to?

When do you think you will send a message next to someone?

Do you prefer to call a person or send him a message?

How has texting and messaging benefitted you the most?

Rubbish & Recycling

Do you practice rubbish recycling at home?

Are people in your country aware of the importance of rubbish recycling?

How can it benefit the environment if we segregate waste and effectively recycle it?

Are students in your country taught about waste management?

Why should such an idea be made compulsory?

Emails

Do you often send or receive emails?

Is it common for you to email people?

How soon do you answer your emails?

Has an email ever made you happy?

Do you like to get emails or texts?

Sleep

How many hours do you usually sleep?

What time do you go to bed?

Do you go to bed at the same time every day?

Do you ever have a nap during the day?

Do you think it is important to sleep?

Should older people sleep more than children?

Family & Relatives

Do you live in a large or nuclear family?

Are you close to your family members?

How did family members help you?

Do you think it is beneficial to have relatives as neighbours?

What kind of things do you like doing with family and relatives/ cousins?

Do you have a good connection with your relatives?

Sharing

Are you comfortable sharing stuff with others?

What was the last thing you remember you shared with someone?

What is your personal opinion on sharing?

Should children share food in school?

Is technology a hindrance to this virtue of sharing?

Advertisements

Do you watch advertisements on television?

What kind of ads do you usually see?

Tell me an ad that you have seen from the start till the end?

Have you made a recent buy seeing an advertisement?

Do you think ads help you to make a purchase?

Getting up early

Do you usually get up early every day?

Do you think waking up early is a good habit?

What do/ can you do when you get up early?

Do you prefer getting up early on weekends?

Do you have anyone in your family who gets up early?

What benefits do you have over others who wake up early?

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