Speaking Part 1 – Technology

In this post, you will see one of the most common IELTS speaking topics (technology) and sample answers.

Please remember that in the actual test you should give honest answers and talk about your own experiences, thoughts, feelings and opinions. Do not try to memorise answers, as the examiners will probably be able to guess and you will lose marks.

However, you are able to make up information to extend your answers, but be sure that you are confident when speaking about the chosen topic and that it is believable.

TIP >> Each answer should be at least 2-3 sentences long.

TIP >> Listen carefully to the question so that you answer in the correct tense.

TIP >> When answering a yes/no question – answer then give your reasons for your answer. You must extend your answer to gain more marks.

TIP >> Just relax and think of it as a regular conversation you are having, make eye contact and be positive.

Take a look at the questions and sample answers below on the topic of ‘technology


Q: Do you use emails?

A: Yes of course! I use email every day to communicate with friends, family and work. I rely on it for work, talking to students, clients and booking appointments. Without it, I would not be able to do very much!

Q: Are they popular in your country?

A: They are popular all over the world, as the digital revolution has taken over. People rely on emails to communicate, to send and receive information.

Q: Do you think they are going to replace letters in the future? Why?

A: I think so because it is an instant way of getting information. People do not have the time now to wait 3-5 days for a letter to be delivered (or longer) so use emails frequently.


Q: Are you interested in robots? Why?

A: Yes, I know they are being developed right now to be intelligent and read about them in the news so that they can communicate and perform tasks. I read an article recently about how two robots developed their own language of code, which was interesting.

Q: Do you like robots to work at your home?

A: Not really, after reading the article about the google robots communicating in a language they had developed. If they can do that without human programming it makes you think about what else they could do!

Q: Do you want to take a car which robot is the driver?

A: No, I think that it would be difficult for a robot to navigate roads when they do not know what to expect. driving situations are always different, things happen that you cannot predict.

Q: Will robots replace human beings in the workplace completely?

A: No, in my opinion, I think that robots may be able to complete some jobs but obviously not all. How can they be programmed to think like a human? They are not human and do not have the compassion and humanity that we need for most jobs in society.


Q: Do you enjoy using technology?

A: Yes, it makes my working life really easy, I use my computer every day. I love that it is convenient and that everything can be accessed online.

Q: Do you use the Internet for your studies?

A: Yes, I do research online, reading articles from trusted resources. However, there is a lot of information out there, so you need to be able to separate the good from the bad.

Q: Do you have your own computer?

A: Yes, I have and I use it for hours every day, it is very high speed which I love and it makes my working day feel easy and uncomplicated. I rely on my computer a lot, so it was a really good investment.

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