IELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 1

IELTS Speaking Part 1: SINGING

Here are some common questions that you may be asked in the IELTS Speaking Exam.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Look at the question carefully and think about some ideas for this.
  2. Pay atttention to suggested ideas to see whether they can help build up your answers.
  3. Try to use the phrases provided to structure your answers in the more appropriate way.
  4. Answer the question.
  5. Read the sample answer at the end to see what you can learn from it.
  6. Learn some useful vocabulary related to the topic.


1. Do you like singing?

– Ideas: You might enjoy singing because it’s fun, expressive, or relaxing. Think about the reasons why you like singing.

– Useful phrases: “Yes, I like singing…”, “Singing is [adjective] to me because…”, “I find that singing helps me feel [adjective]…”

2. When do you usually sing?

– Ideas: You might sing in the shower, while driving, or in a choir. Think about the times and places where you typically sing.

– Useful phrases: “I usually sing when I’m [activity]…”, “I find that singing in the [place] is [adjective] because…”, “I enjoy singing with [person or group] because…”

3. What kind of music do you like to sing?

– Ideas: You might enjoy singing pop songs, ballads, or show tunes. Think about the types of music that you like to sing.

– Useful phrases: “I like to sing [type of music]…”, “I find that [type of music] is the most [adjective] for singing because…”, “When I sing [type of music], it makes me feel [adjective]…”

4. Do you think singing is difficult?

– Ideas: Singing can be challenging due to factors such as pitch, tone, or breath control. Think about the aspects of singing that you find difficult.

– Useful phrases: “I think that singing can be difficult because of [issue or problem]…”, “Although singing can be challenging, I find it rewarding because…”, “With practice, I’ve been able to improve my singing skills by [activity or technique]…”

5. Have you ever performed in front of an audience?

– Ideas: You might have performed in a choir, at a karaoke bar, or in a school play. Think about the times when you’ve sung in front of others.

– Useful phrases: “Yes, I’ve performed in front of an audience before…”, “I find performing to be [adjective] because…”, “One memorable performance that I had was when I [activity or experience]…”

6. What are the benefits of singing?

– Ideas: Singing can have benefits such as improving mood, reducing stress, or increasing social connection. Think about the positive impacts that singing can have on individuals and communities.

– Useful phrases: “The benefits of singing include…”, “Singing has made me feel more [adjective]…”, “When I sing with others, it creates a sense of [emotion or connection]…”