IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample

 By Jiabao Hors

IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample

IELTS speaking test Part 2 is a 1-2 minutes monologue. Candidates have 1 extra minute around to prepare. Usually Part 2 will last 3-4 minutes. The monologue is based on a given test card, candidates can write down notes or key points when preparing, then talk about the specified topic for one or two minutes as final answer.

Here are some common questions among test cards:
  • Describe a book, story, or movie which has impacted on you very much.
  • Describe a person you would like to meet with or talk, explain why you chose this person.
  • Describe a difficult time in your life, your solution, and what you learned.
  • Describe a place that is special for you and explain your reason.
We list recent topics in "Topics and Questions" section of IELTS Speaking Test. The latest Part 2/3 topic and its sample questions are presented at this page's "Hot Topics". We also maintain a list of IELTS Speaking Questions, which are from memories of recent test takers, and have more chances to occur in near future.

Part 2 isn't a real discussing. Getting the topic card from examiner, you prepare and speak alone; the examiner wouldn't interrupt your speaking. Unlike Part 1 and Part 3 that are guided by examiner, Part 2 is by yourself.

The monologue is totally controlled by test taker. If you happen to prepare the topic in advance, Part 2 would be a good opportunity to up score. Like Part 1, Part 2 is also fundamental to get a basic mark, e.g. 4-5. To get better score, you must present an excellent speech to let examiner believe that advanced questions are deserved to offer in Part 3.

Part 3 is a two-way discussion of 4-5 minutes, usually follows the topic of Part 2. The part is driven by examiner who prompts questions depending on performance in preceded parts. The more questions to be asked, the better chance to have high mark.

To help familiarize and prepare questions of Part 2 and Part 3, we collect 10 sample questions of Part 2, as well as their extending questions of Part 3 under same topics.

  No: 1   2019-07-20: Part 2

Topic: VEHICLE BROKE DOWN - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a situation that your vehicle broke down during your travel.

You should say:
  • where you were going
  • who you were there with
  • how long it took to fix the vehicle
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-02
  • 2019-06-29
  • 2019-06-10
  • 2019-06-08
  • 2019-05-30

  No: 1   2019-07-20: Part 3

Topic: VEHICLE BROKE DOWN - Two-way Questions
  1. What kind of transport in your country do mostly people use?
  2. In the cities, outside the metropolitan area are there buses and trains available too?
  3. Is it more convenient to commute?
  4. Do you agree that it should concentrate more the impacts of the transport on the environmental?
  5. Do you think zebras for pedestrians crossing the streets are safe enough?
  6. Where can people find help when the vehicle they are traveling in breaks down?
  7. Do you think it’s necessary to learn how to repair a vehicle?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-02
  • 2019-06-29
  • 2019-06-10
  • 2019-06-08
  • 2019-05-30
  No: 2   2019-07-19: Part 2

Topic: CHILDHOOD SPORT - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe an exiting sport you played in your childhood.

You should say:
  • what the sport is
  • with whom you played
  • where you played it
  • Why do you find it exiting?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-03
  • 2019-05-04

  No: 2   2019-07-19: Part 3

Topic: CHILDHOOD SPORT - Two-way Questions
  1. Is winning important in games?
  2. Is it the most important thing that we get from playing sports?
  3. What is more important in team games, team victory, or individual performance?
  4. Competition among kids is good or bad?
  5. Do you think competitiveness is something you are born with or you learn? Why?
  6. Should we give awards for participation and why?
  7. What are the benefits of competition among rival companies?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-03
  • 2019-05-04
  No: 3   2019-07-19: Part 2

Topic: INTELLIGENT PERSON - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Talk about an intelligent person that you know.

You should say:
  • who he/she is
  • Where you met him/her
  • What he/she does
  • Why you think he/she is intelligent.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-03
  • 2019-05-20
  • 2019-04-25
  • 2019-03-27
  • 2019-03-03

  No: 3   2019-07-19: Part 3

Topic: INTELLIGENT PERSON - Two-way Questions
  1. What is intelligent to you?
  2. Do you think the teacher has to be very intelligent?
  3. What do you think about the new way of teaching?
  4. What is the best way to educate children?
  5. How can we help children realize their talents?
  6. Do you think people with high IQ tend to be selfish?
  7. Do you think computers can improve one's intelligent?
  8. Does the government provide enough support to education in your country? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-03
  • 2019-05-20
  • 2019-04-25
  • 2019-03-27
  • 2019-03-03
  No: 4   2019-07-19: Part 2

Topic: SHOW OR QUIZ - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a game show or a quiz program you watched on TV or online.

You should say:
  • Where you watched it
  • What it was like
  • How often you watched it
  • How you liked it
  • And explain why you liked/disliked it
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-27
  • 2019-06-19
  • 2019-05-16
  • 2019-05-14

  No: 4   2019-07-19: Part 3

Topic: SHOW OR QUIZ - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think it is good to play video games?
  2. Why do people like to watch TV shows?
  3. What kinds of TV shows do people like to watch?
  4. Do children play more nowadays than in the past?
  5. What is the difference between the games people play now and those people played in the past?
  6. Why do some people watch TV shows online?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-27
  • 2019-06-19
  • 2019-05-16
  • 2019-05-14
  No: 5   2019-07-18: Part 2

Topic: ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAVEL - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe your recent annual holiday travel.

You should say:
  • where you went
  • when and whom you went with
  • what you did there
  • who do you think would like this kind of travelling and why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-27
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-05-05

  No: 5   2019-07-18: Part 3

Topic: ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAVEL - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like travelling? Why?
  2. Why do young people travel more than elder?
  3. Where do most people in your country go during the holiday?
  4. Do people in your city travel much across the county? Why?
  5. Is it important to see your country first before travelling abroad? Why?
  6. Why do people from your city choose to travel to Europe, not across your country?
  7. What are the consequences of touristic activities for nature?
  8. How to prevent nature from this harm?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-27
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-05-05
  No: 6   2019-07-18: Part 2

Topic: WATER SPORT - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a water sport you want to try.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • why you want to try
  • and explain where you’ll try it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-29
  • 2019-06-21
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-05-22
  • 2019-05-05

  No: 6   2019-07-18: Part 3

Topic: WATER SPORT - Two-way Questions
  1. What kind of water sport do people like in your hometown?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of water sports?
  3. Why do some people like to take walk near water?
  4. Why do some people enjoy traveling by water?
  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of water transportation?
  6. What are the importance of water transportation in your country?
  7. Do you think cruise would be more popular in the nearest future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-29
  • 2019-06-21
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2019-05-22
  • 2019-05-05
  No: 7   2019-07-10: Part 2

Topic: PUBLIC PLACE TALKING - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a time when you see a person you didn’t know and talking on the mobile/cell phone in a public place.

You should say:
  • when it happened
  • where it happened
  • what he was saying.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-04
  • 2019-06-18
  • 2019-05-21
  • 2019-05-04

  No: 7   2019-07-10: Part 3

Topic: PUBLIC PLACE TALKING - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do some people like to talk on mobile phones in public transport?
  2. Do you think some people behave badly to strangers?
  3. What should be done with bad behaving people, ignore or should be told about it ?
  4. What can we be done to improve the behavior of people?
  5. Are people more silent in public than before?
  6. Why do some people feel uncomfortable while it is silent?
  7. What is your opinion about silence in the public place?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-07-04
  • 2019-06-18
  • 2019-05-21
  • 2019-05-04
  No: 8   2019-07-02: Part 2

Topic: PERSON WORK WITH - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a person who you you would like to study or work with.

You should say:
  • Who this person is
  • how long you have known this person
  • what you have done together
  • And explain why you would like to work/study with this person.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-16
  • 2019-04-27
  • 2019-02-12
  • 2019-01-13
  • 2019-01-10 (India)

  No: 8   2019-07-02: Part 3

Topic: PERSON WORK WITH - Two-way Questions
  1. How can a new comer be made comfortable by his colleagues?
  2. What qualities a good manager should have?
  3. What qualities a good colleague must have?
  4. What kinds of person do you like to work with?
  5. What is importance of team work?
  6. Which one is more important to you at work, development in work related skills or the recognition from your supervisors?
  7. Do you think the manager or owner of the company should be friendly with the employees?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-16
  • 2019-04-27
  • 2019-02-12
  • 2019-01-13
  • 2019-01-10 (India)
  No: 9   2019-06-29: Part 2

Topic: GOOD NEWS - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Talk about a good news that you recently got from Internet or TV.

You should say:
  • what the news was about
  • when you got it
  • how you heard this news
  • And explain why you think it was a good news.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-22
  • 2019-04-03
  • 2019-03-06
  • 2019-02-21
  • 2019-02-05

  No: 9   2019-06-29: Part 3

Topic: GOOD NEWS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think everyone should follow the news daily? why?
  2. How do most people in your country get their news?
  3. Why do some people still like to read news on newspaper?
  4. What kind of news people from different age groups like to watch?
  5. Is it convenient to read news on the internet in your country?
  6. What are the differences for media between current and in old days?
  7. Why do some people still want to hear/read news from TV/radio/newspaper although they have Internet?
  8. Do you think the information on the internet is reliable?
  9. Do you think the social media has changed the way we share the news with others? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-22
  • 2019-04-03
  • 2019-03-06
  • 2019-02-21
  • 2019-02-05
  No: 10   2019-06-29: Part 2

Topic: PERSON WITH INTERESTING IDEAS - Candidate Task Card
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you're going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you knew this person
  • what interesting ideas/opinions he or she has
  • and explain you think why his/her ideas are interesting.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-18
  • 2019-05-31
  • 2019-05-14

  No: 10   2019-06-29: Part 3

Topic: PERSON WITH INTERESTING IDEAS - Two-way Questions
  1. When do children begin to have their own ideas?
  2. Why are there more and more difference between children and their parents?
  3. Can you mention a well-known person who has interesting ideas?
  4. Do you think we should spend more time understanding famous people’s ideas?
  5. Do you think we should take time to understand opinions of people from the past?
  6. Is there someone with good ideas that has changed many people’s lives?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-06-18
  • 2019-05-31
  • 2019-05-14