A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
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IELTS Speaking Part 1- Topics and Tenses
Label the sections of questions below by topic:
Do you work or are you a student? (What exactly do you do?)
Do you think you will change in the near future? (Why/ Why not?)
What did you want to be when you were a child? (Do you still think that would be a good
How did you come here today? (Was it an easy journey?)
What is public transport like in your town? (How do you think it could be improved?)
When are you next planning to fly somewhere? (Do you like air travel? Why/ Why not?)
Do you read much? (Why/ Why not?)
When did you last go to the cinema? (How was the film?)
Is there any music you would like to buy? (What kinds of music do you generally like?)
What do you do on your days off? (Are there any other things you’d like to do?)
Do you have any plans for next weekend? (Do you prefer planning your weekends or not?)
How did you spend Saturdays and Sundays when you were a child?
When did you last meet up with your grandparents? (What did you do together?)
Would you be happy to live with your parents when they retire? (Why/ Why not?)
Did you have any disagreements with your parents when you were a teenager? (Do you
ever argue about the same things now? Why/ Why not?)
What do you usually eat and drink in the morning? (Do you think it is true that breakfast is
the most important meal? Why/ Why not?)
Are you going to eat out in the next few weeks? (What kinds of places do you generally
Have you ever cooked a meal for a large number of people? (How is that different from a
normal family meal?)
The questions in each section above can be divided into three types. What are they?
What are the questions in brackets? How will they be used in the IELTS Speaking exam?
Take turns asking each other all the questions from one section above. Only use the follow
up questions if you need to.
Do the same with these topics, making the questions yourselves. Try to use a mix of
present, past and future questions:
Where you live
Your participation in festivals and celebrations
Your language studies
How you keep fit and healthy
Your uses of and attitudes to technology
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012