Possible topics for Speaking part 1

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Your home town/village

  • What is the name of your home town (pronounce it in the English way)?

Location:

  • Where is the town located?
  • Is it near to the capital city or any major cities?
  • Is it inland or by the coast?
  • Is your town well-known for something (for example, a building or a type of food)?
  • What is the most interesting part of your town?

Geography:

  • Is it in a flat, hilly or mountainous area?
  • Does it have a river?

Size:

  • Is it a large or small town?
  • What is the population?

Type:

  • Do you live in a city centre, a suburb, a town, a village, or in the countryside?

Industry:

  • What are the main industries?
  • What kinds of jobs do people do in your town?

Environment:

  • Is it clean or polluted?
  • Is it quiet or noisy?
  • Are there many parks and other green areas?

Opinion:

  • Do you like living there?
  • Are there many things to do?

Fashion

  • What can you say about people from the way they dress?

Comparison:

  • If you are not living in your home town now, what are the main differences between your current town and your home town?

Your family

  • Do you have a large or small family?

Brothers:

  • Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • Are they older or younger than you?

Parents:

  • Do you live with your parents?
  • What do they do?

Pets:

  • Do you have any pets?

Your work or study:

  • Are you working or studying at the moment?
  • Can you tell me something about yourself?
  • What were you doing before you started your current work or studies?

English:

  • Why are you studying English?
  • Where are you studying?
  • How long have you been studying English?

Leisure

Hobbies:

  • What do you like doing in your spare time?
  • Do you have any hobbies?

Music:

  • What kind of music do you like?

Sports:

  • Do you like sports?

Holidays:

  • How do you like to spend your holidays?

Reading:

  • Do you enjoy reading?

Films:

  • What sort of films do you like to watch?
  • What is your favourite film?

Technology

  • Are you a fan of new technology?

Future plans

  • What sort of job would you like to do in the future?

Future life:

  • What do you think you will be doing after 5 or 10 years?
  • Do you want to live in your home country or abroad?


Source: http://www.ukstudentlife.com/English/Exams/Oral.htm

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