The IELTS Speaking test consists of three parts. The initial part is where you will be asked some basic questions about yourself such as your educational background, the members in your family and the place where you come from.

The second part is the cue card round where you will be provided a topic that you will have to speak on for about 2 minutes. 

The third part is a more generic round where the examiner will ask you questions on a related topic. You will have to present a broad view of the topic that is asked and your ability to analyze a subject matter will be tested here.

In this blog, we will be talking about 10 common IELTS Speaking topics that have reappeared over the years. These topics need to be dealt with before handedly so that one does not fumble while one is speaking during the main test. 

10 IELTS Speaking topics that have a tendency of repeating themselves over the years are:

  • Describing a person you know
  • Talking about someone who has influenced you
  • Describing a gift you’ve received or given someone
  • Describing a positive memory from your childhood
  • Describing a favourite song
  • Speaking about a sports event that you wish to be a part of
  • Talking about a vacation that you’ve recently taken
  • Describing your favourite part of the day
  • Talking about a device that you use the most
  • Speaking about a task you’ve recently accomplished & been proud of

Once you have successfully completed the Speaking part 2 of your Speaking test, answering the questions that are directed towards you will not seem much difficult while you’re attempting the third part. The key to acing these rounds is remaining confident and coherent. Even while you’re speaking on topics that you’ve already practiced on, do not repeat points. Be as specific as you can and steer yourself back to the main topic if you feel that you’re digressing.
If the topic asks you to describe a famous tradition in your country, do not launch into a discussion about how traditions need to be celebrated in other countries. Your speech should cover aspects such as – 

  • Which tradition is it?
  • What is its significance?
  • How is it celebrated?
  • How do I celebrate it?
  • How does it impact me?

While practicing using these common topics, time yourself at 1 minute , 30 seconds. You will be given a total of two minutes to speak but you must practice completing your speech thirty seconds before the time is up so that all the main points are covered and nothing is left incomplete or unclear. 

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