IELTS Sample Speaking Topics with Answers 1-8

1. How would you describe yourself?

My name is _____, and I am a businessman by profession. My expertise lies in the construction industry. As a businessman, I would describe myself as very ambitious. I am highly committed and dedicated toward my work, and I don’t mind spending long hours at work. I love what I do. At home, I would describe myself friendly too. I try to listen to the my family’s concerns, and work to solve them.

2. Describe your family.

I don’t believe in the nuclear family concept. Ours is an extended family living under the same roof. My family consists of my grandparents, parents, and various aunts and uncles. Due to a large family, there is always something going on at home, and it keeps things interesting.

3. Would you describe yourself as a family person?

I think that to some extent, everyone can be classified as a family person. There are very few loners in the world. At some point in time, everyone needs someone to turn to. Therefore, I would definitely classify myself as a family person, and given the size of my family, I believe that it is a prudent assessment.

4. Do you think you get along well with your family?

My family is a large one, but surprisingly, everyone gets along really well with each other. Everyone in the family knows when to interfere, and when not to. That makes the atmosphere at home very relaxed, and it is very easy to get along with everyone.

5. What do you do?

I run a construction business. My day job entails me to look at potential properties that can be turned into real estate developments, and also meeting clients. The job is quite hectic, and very often, I find myself at work even at midnight. I also like to write. Writing is a hobby that I am trying to turn into something that pays. I like to send my short stories and essays to various magazines. So far, I haven’t had much luck with publication, but in time, I don’t find any reason not to gain success in this field.

6. Do you enjoy your job?

My work routine is extremely stressful, and hectic, but I would be lying if I say that I don’t enjoy myself. I enjoy every aspect of my life starting from scouting potential properties to meeting clients. There is something exhilarating about meeting new people everyday. You get to learn about different people, and it gives you a good sense of recognizing which people can becomes valuable clients, and which cannot. This knowledge also helps me in various aspects of my everyday life.

7. What is the one thing you would like to change about your job?

The one thing I would like to change about my job is the long hours. Though I myself enjoy them a lot, I feel that the long hours are unfair to my family. My absence is excruciating for them, and if I could, I would like to reduce my work load so that I can go home sooner rather than later.

8. What is the one thing you would like to change about yourself?

The one thing that I would like to change about myself is my quick temper. I find myself flying into incessant rages quite often, and I don’t know why. Even the mot trivial thing can have me fuming for hours. It isn’t that I’m angry all the time, but there are times when even the smallest thing can set me off. So, I would really like to learn a way to rein in my anger, and think positive in life.


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