IELTSIELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 1


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. How often do you use technology in your daily life?

– Ideas: You might use technology frequently throughout the day for tasks such as communication, entertainment, or work. Think about the ways that technology is integrated into your daily routine.

– Useful phrases: “I use technology [frequency] in my daily life…”, “Technology is [adjective] to me because…”, “I find that technology is [adjective] for [activity or purpose]…”

2. What is your favorite type of technology?

– Ideas: You might have a preference for a particular type of technology such as smartphones, laptops, or gaming consoles. Think about the type of technology that you enjoy using the most.

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

3. How has technology impacted your life?

– Ideas: Technology can impact your life in many ways, such as making tasks easier, connecting you with others, or providing access to information. Think about the ways that technology has changed your life.

– Useful phrases: “Technology has had a significant impact on my life because…”, “I find that technology has made [activity or task] much easier…”, “Thanks to technology, I am able to [activity or task]…”

4. What kind of technology do you think will be popular in the future?

– Ideas: You might predict that technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or wearable devices will become more mainstream in the future. Think about the types of technology that are currently emerging or developing.

– Useful phrases: “I think that [type of technology] will become more popular in the future because…”, “The future of technology is [adjective] because of [trend or development]…”, “I’m excited to see how [type of technology] will change the future…”

5. What are the benefits of technology?

– Ideas: Technology can have many benefits, such as improving communication, increasing efficiency, or providing access to information. Think about the ways that technology has a positive impact on society.

– Useful phrases: “The benefits of technology include…”, “Technology has made [activity or task] much more [adjective]…”, “Thanks to technology, people are able to [activity or task] more easily…”

6. What are the drawbacks of technology?

– Ideas: Technology can also have drawbacks, such as creating social isolation, increasing screen time, or perpetuating inequality. Think about the negative impacts that technology can have on society.

– Useful phrases: “The drawbacks of technology include…”, “One negative impact of technology is [issue or problem]…”, “Although technology has many benefits, it also has some negative effects such as [issue or problem]…”


1. Integrate – to mix with and join society or a group of people, often changing to suit their way of life, habits, and customs.

  • Tích hợp
  • Children are often very good at integrating into a new culture.

2. Game console – a piece of electronic equipment for playing games on

  • Bảng điều khiển trò chơi
  • Most of the kids had a Playstation, Xbox, or other game console.

3. Artificial intelligence – the study of how to produce machines that have some of the qualities that the human mind has, such as the ability to understand language, recognize pictures, solve problems, and learn.

  • Trí tuệ nhân tạo
  • Artificial intelligence research has been going on for decades without making an impact outside a few specialized areas.

4. Mainstream – considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people.

  • Xu hướng
  • Many estimate that up to 20% of children in mainstream classrooms may have some special needs.

5. Emerging – starting to exist

  • Mới nổi
  • Western governments should be giving more aid to the emerging democracies of the Third World.

6. Isolation – the condition of being alone, especially when this makes you feel unhappy

  • Cách ly
  • The prisoner had been kept in isolation for three days.

7. Perpetuate – to cause something to continue:

  • Làm lâu dài, kéo dài
  • Increasing the supply of weapons will only perpetuate the violence and anarchy.