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Let’s Talk about Friends and Family – IELTS Speaking Topic

All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find vocabulary and role play materials which we use during our Conversation Club sessions in Zoom, but which you can also use on your own.

For A1-A2 Levels

Please, review the vocabulary related to the topic. It will help you feel more confident when role-playing and – if you find any words that are entirely new to you, make sure you write them down and use them in the Conversation Club meeting.

Part 1: Your Family

  • Do you come from a large family? Can you describe it? Who is you favourite family member? Why?
  • When was the last time you had a family function? Where did it take place? What was the dress code? Was it nice?

Collocations and Expressions You Should Use In Your Answers

Try using the collocations from the list below.

  1. immediate family – Spouse, parents, children, grandparents
  2. extended family – Uncles, aunts and cousins form part of the extended family
  3. close-knit family – A close family with common interests
  4. keep in touch – To keep in contact
  5. get together – Meet up
  6. very dear to my heart – Someone that I care about
  7. healthy relationships – involve honesty, trust, respect and open communication.

Part 2: Your Best Friend

Tell me about your best friend.

To answer this question in full,

  • discuss who the person is,
  • the circumstances of your meeting,
  • and what it is that you like about them.

Vocabulary To Use  

  1. to have a lot in common – To have shared interests
  2. hit it off – To like each other straight away
  3. to lose touch / lost touch – To lose contact
  4. lifelong friend – A friend that you have had for most of your life

  1. arrange a dinner date – Plan to share an evening meal
  2. strike up sth / struck up a friendship – To make friends

Part 3: Your Opinion:

1. Do you think that people who enter into a long-term relationship, should continue with their friendships from their single days?

2. Do you think that after-hour friendships between working colleagues are appropriate?

Nurture our friendships – Looking after our relationships with friends

Share a common background – The share a similar heritage or culture

Vocabulary To Use:

To have a good working relationship – To work together well

A relationship of trust – a connection with another in which you have faith and confidence

A shoulder to cry on – Someone to sympathize with you

Get to know one another – Learning different aspects of each other

Professional relationships – The relationships that we have in the workplace

Stand the test of time – To last a long time

Part 4 : What If…?

Do you have any friends who would risk their life to save you?

Would you risk your life to save a friend? How about a stranger?


All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming

Self Study Suggestions:

Here is a short video encourage you to watch. You can comment and discuss it in our Whatsapp Group!