IELTS Speaking Part 1: robots and shoes!

IELTS Speaking Part 1: robots and shoes!

I was looking through the recent questions that students share here, and I noticed some interesting part 1 questions that I haven’t seen before:

’Robots’ topic:

  1. What do you think of robots?
  2. Did you watch any cartoons related to robots in your childhood?
  3. Do you like the idea of robots helping you at home or driving your car?

’Shoes’ topic:

  1. Do you like to buy expensive shoes?
  2. When you buy shoes, do you prefer convenience or style?
  3. Why do you think some people buy many pairs of shoes?
  4. Have you ever bought shoes online?

Has anyone else had these topics in the speaking test? How would you answer these questions?

IELTS Speaking Part 1: strange topics, easy answers

Don’t worry if the questions in part 1 of the speaking test seem strange. Just give a direct answer and a reason as usual. For example:

’Robots’ topic:

1. What do you think of robots?

I think robots are a clever idea. I’d love to have a robot that could speak to me and do things for me!

2. Did you watch any cartoons related to robots in your childhood?

I can’t remember watching cartoons with robots, but I remember that I liked the robots in films like Star Wars.

3. Do you like the idea of robots helping you at home or driving your car?

Yes, definitely. It would be great to have a robot helper at home, and I like the idea of driverless cars - I think driving would be safer if cars were controlled by robots.

’Shoes’ topic:

1. Do you like to buy expensive shoes?

No. I tend to buy average-priced shoes because I’m more interested in comfort than expensive brands.

2. When you buy shoes, do you prefer convenience or style?

I mainly look for comfort and convenience. But obviously I consider the style too, because I do choose shoes that match the clothes I wear.

3. Why do you think some people buy many pairs of shoes?

I suppose they either like following the latest fashions, or they want a pair of shoes to match all of the different clothes or outfits that they have.

4. Have you ever bought shoes online?

No, I haven’t. I always like to try shoes on before I buy them, to make sure that they fit properly and feel comfortable.