In IELTS Speaking Part-1 Sitting Down, Old Buildings, Meeting Places topics, there will be a Question & Answer session between the candidate and the examiner around one of these topics, 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.
Topic #1 – Sitting down
Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking part – 1 questions that may be asked around Sitting down:
- Where is your favourite place to sit?
- Do you always sit down for a long time?
- Do you feel sleepy when you are sitting down?
- When you were a kid, did you usually sit on the floor?
Where is your favourite place to sit?
Well, my favourite place to sit is actually a chair. The seat cushion is soft, the back is strong and supportive. It’s a goldilocks type of chair: not too hard, not too soft, but just right! Moreover, the deep grey colouring fits with any décor.
Do you always sit down for a long time?
Not always, but investing time with family and friends makes me sit for longer hours. During exams, I sit on my chair for about 2-3 hours at a stretch.
Do you feel sleepy when you are sitting down?
To be honest, yes I feel sleepy sitting down. I think sitting down and not moving much tells my body that I am getting ready to go to bed or take a nap, so my mind senses it and makes me drowsy.
When you were a kid, did you usually sit on the floor?
Yes, my mother claims that I did usually sit on the floor as a child. I used to have a toy car and I sit cross-legged on the floor to play with it.
Topic #2 – Old buildings
Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking part – 1 questions that may be asked around Old buildings:
- Have you ever seen some old buildings in the city?
- Do you think we should preserve old buildings in cities?
- Do you prefer living in an old building or a modern house?
- Are there any old buildings you want to see in the future? Why?
Have you ever seen some old buildings in the city?
There are many historical monuments in my city. I have seen a few old heritage buildings like Qila Mubarak Complex, Moti Bagh Palace etc. Their architecture is mesmerizing, making them the oldest yet most beautiful living structures in the city.
Do you think we should preserve old buildings in cities?
I love history and anything ancient intrigues me. I believe retaining ancient buildings and improving them to meet modern rules and criteria can make economic sense. Restoring old buildings to their original state not only gives character to the neighbourhood, but it can also attract investment and tourists if the structures are historically significant.
Do you prefer living in an old building or a modern house?
This is a hard choice to make. Because on the one hand, I like old buildings because of their traditional linkage and old architecture. On the other hand, Modern houses take advantage of new and more technologically advanced materials. So, I would probably live in both of them.
Are there any old buildings you want to see in the future? Why?
Yes, there are a lot of old buildings on my bucket list. Starting with my own country, I’d like to visit all of the well-known monuments along its length and breadth. Then there are the Colossus Colosseum in Rome, the Angkor Wat Temples in Cambodia, buildings in Beijing’s forbidden city, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Pyramids of Giza, and so on.
Topic #3 – Meeting Places
Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking part – 1 questions that may be asked around Meeting places:
- Where is your favourite place to meet your friends?
- Do you think there are some places more suitable for meeting with others?
- Are there any differences between your favourite meeting places in the present and in your childhood?
- Why are some meeting places better than others?
Where is your favourite place to meet your friends?
There is an old café in my hometown which is my favourite place to hang out with friends. It’s a vibrant café always delivering you more than satisfactory food and service. Their menu has great variety. We sit together, eat and gossip; all at the same time.
Do you think there are some places more suitable for meeting with others?
Yes, settings with casual seating, a low level of noise, and a nice atmosphere are best for meeting people. Some museums, including botanical gardens, have cafés that can be suitably used as a meeting point.
Are there any differences between your favourite meeting places in the present and in your childhood?
Places like public parks and big noisy venues looked appealing to me as a child, but now I prefer quieter and more comfortable settings. Those small cafés specialize in serving coffee and desserts with a small and simple dining room are my current favourites.
Why are some meeting places better than others?
I think some meeting points are better than others because of the more relaxed ambience and privacy protection they offer. Besides, they have large open-table settings and no cramped spaces.
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