Practice questions from Section 1 of the speaking test in IELTS - Ice Breaking

These are some of the 'Ice-breaking' questions from section 1 of the speaking test in IELTS.

  • How do you usually spend your weekends?
  • Which is your favourite part of the weekend?
  • Do you think the weekend you get are long enough for you to relax?
  • How important is it to have some time for the family during weekends?

  • What type of music do you listen to?
  • When do you often listen to music?
  • Did you learn to play a musical instrument when you were at school?
  • Do you think learning to play music has some advantage over your studies?

  • Do you enjoy travelling?
  • How far do you travel to reach your school, college or office from home?
  • Have you been travelling on a regular basis?
  • Do you think it is good to travel alone or with someone on a long journey?
  • How do you play your stay ( accommodation) when you travel?

  • Where did you study your secondary school or high school?
  • What did you like about your school?
  • Tell about something that you didn't like to do at school?
  • How do you think your school should improve?

  • What games are popular in your country?
  • Do you play any games?
  • How do people learn to play games in your country?
  • Do you think it is important for people to play games?

  • When do people give gifts or presents in your country?
  • Do you ever take a gift when you visit someone in their home?
  • When did you last receive a gift from someone?
  • Do you enjoy giving or taking gifts?

  • How often do you make telephone calls?
  • Who do you spend most time talking to on the telephone?
  • When do you think you'll next make a telephone call?
  • Do you sometimes prefer to text instead of talking over the phone?

  • How popular are bicycles in your home town?
  • How often do you ride bicycles?
  • Did you have a bicycle when you were a kid?
  • Do you think that bicycles are suitable for all ages?
  • What are the advantages of riding a bicycle on a regular basis?

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