IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic : Study


TOPIC: Study

  1. Are you studying or working?
  2. What are you studying?
  3. Why did you choose to study that major?
  4. What’s the most difficult part of your study?
  5. What do you like most about your school?

Sample Answers:

1: Are you studying or working?

I’m currently a senior at X University, which is one of the top schools in the nation. Admission is incredibly competitive, so I’m very proud of being a student here.

  • Senior (noun) final year university student
  • Example: Message had been circulated to all the senior figures in the industry.

2: What are you studying?

Well, I’m majoring in Accountancy, so as you can guess, I deal a lot with numbers and figures day in, day out. It can be overwhelming at times, but I think that I have a knack for mathematics and calculations, so it’s okay.

  • Day in, day out (phrase) continuously or repeatedly over a long period of time.
  • Example: You should buy extra vitamin supplements to meet your children’s nutrition needs day in and day out
  • Have a knack for (phrase) to be exceptionally proficient at (doing) something
  • Example: He had a knack for connecting with people

3. Why did you choose to study that major?

There are many reasons for my choice. Primarily, I have an interest in Accountancy. Another reason could be because of Accountancy itself since I’ve found that my personality has changed positively. I’ve become more patient and skillful.

4. What’s the most difficult part of your study?

Well, for the most part, I’d say it’s the workload. I mean there are so many assignments, and students are always under a lot of pressure to meet deadlines. But on the other hand, exams are a piece of cake. They are entirely predictable, and I can pretty much breeze through them with a bit of revision.
*pretty much = almost

  • A piece of cake (idiom) very easy
  • Example: The job interview was a piece of cake for Jessy
  • Breeze (through) (verb) to easily complete or win something
  • Example: The Indian team breezed through the Pakistanis in the first test match

5: What do you like most about your school?

I guess the aspect I find most enjoyable is the environment. I mean, I get to study in English-speaking classrooms, and the facilities are top-notch; I mean, all the classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with projectors. My friends and teachers are all adorable, so, all in all, it’s a great place to study.

  • top-notch (adj) excellent
  • Example: Columbia Asia is one of the top notch hospitals in the city.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here