IELTS Speaking Tips – Part 2

In the second section candidates are given a topic card and then have one minute to prepare after which they must speak about the given topic. The third section involves a discussion between the examiner and the candidate, generally on questions relating to the theme which they have already spoken about in part 2.

  • Beautiful places
  • Family
  • Shopping
  • Eating and food
  • Travelling
  • School
  • Adventure
  • Newspapers
  • Sport

Beautiful places


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a beautiful place to visit in your country.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how to get there
  • what there is to do when you are there

and explain why you recommend this place.

Family


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe the person in your family who you most admire.

You should say:

  • what their relationship is to you
  • what they have done in their life
  • what they do now

and explain why you admire them so much.

Shopping


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe your favorite shop.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • what things it sells
  • what sort of people are its customers

and explain why you like the shop so much.

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an open-air or street market which you enjoyed visiting.

You should say:

  • where the market is
  • what the market sells
  • how big the market is

and explain why you enjoyed visiting this market.

Eating and food


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal.

You should say:

  • what the occasion was
  • who was at the meal
  • what you ate

and explain why the meal was so enjoyable.

Travelling


Travel is a verb: I enjoyed my travel trip very much. It is only used as a noun in a general sense, e.g. travel broadens the mind.

Trip refers to both a journey: the trip there was fine; or a short stay: a business trip; or a holiday: I’m going away on a trip.

Journey only refers to getting from one place to another: the journey there was very uncomfortable.

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a memorable journey you have made.

You should say:

  • where you were going
  • how you were travelling
  • why you were making the journey

and explain what made the journey so memorable.

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a journey that you remember well.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • how you travelled
  • why you went on the journey

and explain why you remember this journey well.

School


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a school which you went to.

You should say:

  • when you went there
  • how many people studied there
  • how long you spent there

and explain what you liked and disliked about it.

Adventure


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an exciting experience in your life.

You should say:

  • when the experience took place
  • where the experience took place
  • what happened exactly

and explain why the experience was so exciting.

Newspapers


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a newspaper or magazine you enjoy reading.

You should say:

  • what kind of newspaper or magazine it is, e.g. fashion
  • how often you buy it
  • what articles and information it contains

and explain why you enjoy reading it.

Sport


Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an exciting competition or sporting event you have witnessed.

You should say:

  • what the competition or sporting event was
  • when and where it took place
  • who won

and explain why it was exciting.

 

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212 Replies to “IELTS Speaking Tips – Part 2”

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