Below are reported IELTS speaking topics for January 2017. These topics will probably be used from January to April 2017 so it’s worth preparing ideas for them and practising them. You can also find useful tips and links further down this page.
Speaking Part 1 Topics for Jan 2017
Hospitality / Visitors
Speaking Part 2 & 3 Topics for Jan 2017
A decision you disagreed with / Making Decisions
A place to live for a short time / Living and working in different places
A good service from a company / Business and services
A garden/ Growing food and the Environment
Best Holiday / Tourism and Travel
Starting a business / Business Success
A time you couldn’t use a mobile phone / Technology
An interesting advert / Advertisement
An appointment you forget / Time Management
Your favourite movie / Film Industry and Cinema
A tall building / Buildings and Town Planning
A person you met recently / Making friends and Socialising
A time you worked in a team / Team work & Leadership
Two people who were related to each other / Family
A foreign food / Food Industry, Culture and Foreign Products
Tips and Useful Links
Read these useful tips and follow the links provide to learn more:
- Always prepare ideas for current topics. In speaking you don’t have time to think and plan ideas.
- Ask the examiner to repeat the question if you need time. Just don’t do this too often.
- In part 1, answer directly and add just a bit more to your answer. Click this link: How long should my answer be?
- In part 1, your first topic will be: Home/ Hometown or Work/ Study. Click on this link: Common Speaking Part 1 topics to be fully prepared.
- Travel and tourism is a common topic for speaking part 3. Click on this link to see Model Answers for Travel and Tourism
- Click on this link to see All IELTS Speaking Tips, Model Answers and Free Video Lessons
- See questions to the topics above by following Recent IELTS Exam Questions
- Click on the links below to learn more about IELTS:
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