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Environment (IELTS Speaking Part-1)

In the IELTS Speaking Part-1 Environment topic, there will be a Question & Answer session between the candidate and the examiner with 5-6 questions at most.

The examiner will also ask some general questions at the beginning about the candidate, for instance, about where you live, where you work, study etc.

The questions that you need to answer are:

  1. Would you like to work in a company related to environmental protection?
  2. How can we protect the environment?
  3. Do you think you have done enough to protect the environment?
  4. Is there education about how to protect the environment at schools?
IELTS Speaking Part 1 - Environment questions and answers
IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Environment questions and answers

I’ll definitely work for a company or organisation associated with environmental protection. As a matter of fact, from 2018-2020, I volunteered for Greenpeace in campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues.

I would love to work for an environmentally conscious organisation that uses sustainable practices to protect the environment. Climate change, global warming, air pollution, water pollution, waste management, and other environmental issues face our world. Natural calamities, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and cyclones, have become all too common in recent decades. Everyone, in my opinion, should actively participate in environmental protection.

2. How can we protect the environment?

We only have one planet on which we live. So its our moral obligation to adopt following practices and safeguard our mother earth:
☑️ Stop using bottled water
☑️ Conserving electricity or finding alternative energy sources
☑️ Using less petroleum products
☑️ Buying fresh organic produce such as vegetables etc.
☑️ Replacing plastic bags with reusable bags
☑️ Saving every drop of water
We should remember that a baby step from all of us can make a sea change in the environment.


There are many ways we can help the help environment and reduce our carbon footprint, such as:
✅ Use reusable cloth bags instead of single-use plastics.
✅ Recycle and compost.
✅ Unplug household appliances when you are not using them.
✅ Plant trees.
✅ Take local transportation instead of driving cars.
✅ Bike to work/college if possible.
✅ Use eco-friendly products.

3. Do you think you have done enough to protect the environment?

Honestly speaking, I don’t think I have done enough to preserve the environment. Although I’ve worked with Environmental NGO’s and played my part but I am still a laggard in my efforts. In the near future, I am going to ditch my car and start cycling to my office in order to reduce the carbon footprint.


I’ve recently begun tiny improvements at home, such as recycling, decreasing food waste, composting, and avoiding the use of plastics, but these are insufficient. One thing I need to do is begin carpooling with coworkers rather than driving my own car to work. I’d also like to invest in solar panels and energy-saving gadgets for my home.

4. Is there education about how to protect environment at schools?

Schools do have Environment as part of their study curriculum which is largely based on a theoretical framework. They should rather go for practical things like setting up a recycling system in the school cafeteria, planting a small organic garden that will provide fresh vegetables for the cafeteria. Allow the children to support local wildlife and reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by planting trees, shrubs and flowers in the school playground.


In Indian schools, environmental education is included in the curriculum. Children are the future, and they must be taught about environmental issues at a young age in order to grow up to be change agents in an environmentally conscious world.



IELTS Speaking Part-1 Questions & Answers

This IELTS Speaking Part 1 topic – ‘Environment’ with Band 9 sample answers will help you to improve your language skills instantly.

I hope you’ve now learnt how to answer these topics. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during a speaking examination, as it may be used by many of our readers on the site. You should rather reformulate and personalise your answer.

If you still have any doubts, post them in the comments.


Rajit K.

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