IELTS Speaking Part (2) Questions

  1. Describe a teacher who has influenced you in your education.

You should say:

Where you met them

What subject they taught

What was special about them

And explain why this person influenced you so much.

 

  1. Describe a film or TV programme which has made a strong impression on you.

You should say:

What kind of film or TV programme it was, e.g. comedy

When you saw the film or TV programme

What the film or TV programme was about

And explain why this film or TV programme made such an impression on you.

 

  1. Describe a memorable event in your life.

You should say:

When the event took place

Where the event took place

What happened exactly

And explain why this event was memorable for you.

 

  1. Describe something you own which is very important to you.

You should say:

Where you got it from

How long you have had it

What you use it for

And explain why it is so important to you.

 

  1. Describe an interesting historic place.

You should say:

What it is

Where it is located

What you can see there now

And explain why this place is interesting.

 

  1. Describe an interest or hobby that you enjoy.

You should say:

How you became interested in it

How long you have been doing it

Why you enjoy it

And explain what benefits you get from this interest or hobby.

 

  1. Describe a river, lake or sea which you like.

You should say:

What the river, lake or sea is called

Where it is

What the land near it is like

And explain why you like this river, lake or sea.

 

  1. Describe a useful website you have visited.

You should say:

What the website was

How you found the address for this website

What the website contained

And explain why it was useful to you.

 

  1. Describe a well-known person you like or admire.

You should say:

Who this person is

What this person has done

Why this person is well known

And explain why you admire this person.

 

  1. Describe a song or a piece of music you like.

You should say:

What the song or music is

What kind of song or music it is

Where you first heard it

And explain why you like it.

 

  1. Describe one of your friends.

You should say:

How you met

How long you have known each other

How you spend time together

And explain why you like this person.

 

  1. Describe a festival that is important in your country.

You should say:

When the festival occurs

What you did during it

What you like and dislike about it

And explain why this festival is important.

 

  1. Describe someone in your family who you like.

You should say:

How this person is related to you

What this person looks like

What kind of person he/she is

And explain why you like this person.

 

  1. Describe something healthy you enjoy doing.

You should say:

What you do

Where you do it

Who you do it with

And explain why you think doing this is healthy.

 

  1. Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing.

You should say:

What kind of game or sport it is

Who you play it with

Where you play it

And explain why you enjoy playing it.

 

  1. Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.

You should say:

When you had to make this choice

What you had to choose between

Whether you made a good choice

And explain how you felt when you were making this choice.

 

  1. Describe a party that you enjoyed.

You should say:

Whose party it was and what it was celebrating

Where they party was held and who went to it

What people did during the party

And explaining what you enjoyed about this party.

 

  1. Describe an idea you had for improving something at work or college.

You should say:

When and where you had your idea

What your idea was

Who you told about your idea

And explain why you thought your idea would make an improvement.

 

  1. Describe a competition (e.g. TV, college/work or sports competition) that you took part in.

You should say:

What kind of competition it was and how you found out about it

What you had to do

What the prizes are

And explain why you chose to take part in this competition.

 

  1. Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful.

You should say:

What it is

How you learned to use it

How long you have had it

And explain why you find this piece of electronic equipment useful.

 

  1. Describe a time when you were asked to give your opinion in a questionnaire or survey.

You should say:

What the questionnaire/survey was about

Why you were asked to give your opinions what opinions you gave

What opinions you gave

And explain how you felt about giving your opinions in this questionnaire/survey.

 

  1. Describe a restaurant that you enjoyed going to.

You should say:

Where the restaurant was

Why you chose this restaurant

What type of food you ate in this restaurant

And explain why you enjoy eating in this restaurant.

 

  1. Describe a meeting you remember going to at work, college or school.

You should say:

When and where the meeting was held

Who was at the meeting

What the people at the meeting talked about

And explain why you remember going to this meeting.

 

  1. Describe a friend of your family you remember from your childhood.

You should say:

Who the person was

How your family knew this person

How often this person visited your family

And explain why you remember this person.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Describe something you did that was new or exciting.

You should say:

What you did

Where and when you did this

Who you shared the activity with

And explain why this activity was new or exciting for you.

 

  1. Describe a journey (e.g. by car, plane, boat) 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.

 

  1. Describe a person who has done a lot of work to help people.

You should say:

Who this person is/was

Where this person lives/lived

What he/she has done to help people

And explain how you know about this person.

 

  1. Describe someone you know who does something well.

You should say:

Who this person is

How you know this person

What they do well

And explain why you think this person is so good at doing this.

 

  1. Describe a shop near where you live that you sometimes use.

You should say:

What sorts of product or service it sells

What the shop looks like

Where it is located

And explain why you use this shop.

 

  1. Describe a child that you know.

You should say:

Who this child is and how often you see him or her

How old his child is

What he or she is like

And explain what you feel about this child.

 

  1. Describe something you don’t have now but would really like to own in the future.

You should say:

What this thing is

How long you have wanted to own it

Where you first saw it

And explain why you would like to own it.

 

  1. Describe a house/apartment that someone you know lives in.

You should say:

Whose house/apartment this is

Where the house/apartment is

What it looks like inside

And explain what you like/dislike about this person’s house/apartment.

 

  1. Describe a writer you would like to meet.

You should say:

Who the writer is

What you know about this writer already

What you would like to find out about him/her

And explain why you would like to meet this writer.

 

  1. Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect.

You should say:

Where you were on this day

What the weather was like on this day

What you did during the day

And explain why you thought the weather was perfect on this day.

 

  1. Describe a TV documentary you watched that was particularly interesting.

You should say:

What the documentary was about

Why you decided to watch it

What you learnt during the documentary

And explain why the TV documentary was particularly interesting.

 

  1. Describe an occasion when you had to wait a long time for someone or something to arrive.

You should say:

Who or what you were waiting for

How long you had to wait

Why you had to wait a long time

And explain how you felt about waiting a long time.

 

  1. Describe a film/movie actor from your country who is very popular.

You should say:

Who this actor is

What kinds of films/movies he/she acts in

What you know about this actor’s life

And explain why this actor is so popular.

 

  1. Describe an interesting discussion you had about how you spend your money.

You should say:

Who you had the discussion with

Why you discussed this topic

What the result of the discussion was

And explain why this discussion was interesting for you.

 

  1. Describe a time when you visited a friend or family member at their workplace.

You should say:

Who you visited

Where this person worked

Why you visited this person’s workplace

And explain how you felt about visiting this person’s workplace.

 

The above mentioned questions are from Cambridge IELTS books (3 to 12). In this part 2 of the speaking test, you will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say.

Tips for Speaking Part 2:

  • Make notes before you talk.
  • Paraphrase the topic.
  • Keep talking.
  • Have eye-contact with the examiner.
  • Decide what to talk quickly (make it up if you need to).
  • Use specific, interesting vocabulary, and structure your answer cohesively and coherently.
  • Use emotion in your voice for a high pronunciation score.

 

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