IELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 1

IELTS Speaking Part 1: SNACKS

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 snacks?

– Ideas: You might enjoy snacks because they’re convenient, tasty, or provide energy. Think about the reasons why you like snacks.

– Useful phrases: “Yes, I like snacks…”, “I find that snacks are [adjective] for [activity or purpose]…”, “Eating snacks helps me feel [adjective]…”

2. What is your favorite snack?

– Ideas: You might have a preference for a particular type of snack such as chips, chocolate, or fruit. Think about the type of snack that you enjoy the most.

– Useful phrases: “My favorite snack is…”, “I find [type of snack] to be the most [adjective] because…”, “Eating [type of snack] makes me feel [adjective]…”

3. Do you think snacks are healthy or unhealthy?

– Ideas: Snacks can be healthy or unhealthy depending on their ingredients and nutritional value. Think about the types of snacks that you consider to be healthy or unhealthy.

– Useful phrases: “I think that some snacks are healthy and others are unhealthy…”, “I try to choose snacks that are [adjective] because…”, “Although some snacks are unhealthy, others can be a good source of [nutrition or energy]…”

4. What is a popular snack in your country?

– Ideas: Your country might have popular snacks such as chips, candy, or pastries. Think about the types of snacks that are commonly consumed in your country.

– Useful phrases: “A popular snack in my country is…”, “I think that this snack is so popular because…”, “I like this snack because it’s [adjective] and [adjective]…”

5. What do you usually eat for a snack?

– Ideas: You might eat snacks such as fruit, nuts, or granola bars. Think about the types of snacks that you typically consume.

– Useful phrases: “For a snack, I usually eat…”, “I find that this snack is [adjective] because…”, “Eating this snack helps me feel [adjective]…”

6. When do you usually eat snacks?

– Ideas: You might eat snacks between meals, as a quick energy boost, or as a treat. Think about the times when you typically eat snacks.

– Useful phrases: “I usually eat snacks between meals…”, “I find that eating snacks in the morning/afternoon/evening helps me feel more [adjective]…”, “I eat snacks when I need a quick burst of [nutrition or energy]…”