IELTS Speaking Part 1: Common Topic in Exam | Topic 14: Math


IELTS Speaking Part 1: Common Topic in Exam | Topic 14: Math

1. When did you start learning maths?
2. Do you like maths?
3. Who taught you maths?
4. Who’s your favorite teacher so far?
5. Is maths difficult for you to learn?
6. Do you like to use a calculator?


I first started to learn maths when I was in the first grade in primary school. I was about seven years old then.

To be honest, I disliked maths because there were always too many abstract formulas I had to remember. You know, I was not good at memorizing things, so I often used the incorrect formula in the exams, and made lots of mistakes and got low marks as a result.

My maths teacher was an elderly woman. She was very kind and patient, but she always tended to be demanding with us, she seemed to like making the simplest theory very complicated. She also likes giving us endless homework to do.

Yes, I’m afraid that I wasn’t quick at figures. And I was also bored with these abstract formulas and found it hard to pick the appropriate ones to solve the maths problems in exams.

No, actually we were not allowed to use the calculator in class or exams because we were asked to calculate the results with pencil and paper. Therefore I’m not that used to using a calculator now.