IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Samples

 By Jiabao Hors

IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Samples

IELTS speaking test Part 2 is less than 2 minutes monologue. A candidate has one extra minute around to prepare. Usually, IELTS speaking Part 2 lasts 3-4 minutes. The speech is based on a given test card; a candidate can write down notes or critical points when preparing, then talks about the topic for one or two minutes as a 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 new topics in "IELTS Speaking Topics" section of IELTS Speaking Test & Topics. The latest Part 2 and Part 3 samples are presented there. We also maintain a list of IELTS Speaking Questions, which are mainly from memories of recent test takers, and probably will reoccur in near future.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 isn't a real discussing. After getting the topic card from an examiner, you prepare and then speak alone; the examiner wouldn't interrupt your speaking. Unlike Part 1 and Part 3 that are guided by examiner, Part 2 is by candidate.

Because you can completely control the monologue, if you happen to prepare the topic in advance, Part 2 would be an excellent opportunity to up score. Like Part 1, Part 2 is also fundamental to get a basic mark, e.g., 4-5. To get a better score, you must present an excellent speech to let the examiner believe that difficult questions are deserved to offer in Part 3.

IELTS speaking part 3 is a two-way discussion of 4-5 minutes, follows the topic of Part 2. It is driven by examiner who prompts questions depending on your performance in preceded Part 1 and Part 2. The more questions to be asked, the better chance to get a high score.

To help familiarize and prepare IELTS speaking questions of Part 2 and 3, we collect ten pairs of Part 2 and 3 sample questions. Each pair has the same topic, Part 2 is the essential, and Part 3 is its extending questions.

  No: 1   2021-01-08: Part 2

Topic: POLITE - 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 polite person you met.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you know the person
  • what the person looks like
  • and explain why you think the person is polite.
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  No: 1   2021-01-08: Part 3

Topic: POLITE - Two-way Questions
  1. What makes a person polite?
  2. How to be polite to others?
  3. Do you think people are polite nowadays? Why or why not?
  4. Who is more polite, people from cities or those from the countryside?
  5. Is there a most polite country?
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  No: 2   2021-01-07: Part 2

Topic: LIVE SPORTS - 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 live sports match that you have watched.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you watched it
  • why you watched it
  • and how you felt about it.
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  No: 2   2021-01-07: Part 3

Topic: LIVE SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you prefer to watch live sports or watch them on TV?
  2. Why do some people like to watch live sports?
  3. What kinds of sports do people in your country like to watch?
  4. Do you think competition is good for young people?
  5. Do you think that sports stars can inspire young people to play sports?
New Question
  No: 3   2020-12-28: Part 2

Topic: COMPANY - 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 large company that you are interested in.

You should say:
  • what kind of company it is
  • what the company does
  • how you know about it
  • and explain why you are interested in it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-06
  • 2020-09-25
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-07-04
  • 2020-06-21
Vocabulary: Company

  No: 3   2020-12-28: Part 3

Topic: COMPANY - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the differences between a big company and a small company?
  2. What factors can affect a company's development?
  3. Do you think that the people at the executive level should be paid a higher salary? Is it fair?
  4. Why is the companies' self-regulation important?
  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages to work in a large company?
  6. Is it difficult to get a promotion to a large company?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-06
  • 2020-09-25
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-07-04
  • 2020-06-21
Vocabulary: Company
  No: 4   2020-12-28: Part 2

Topic: CONVERSATION - 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 conversation topic that you were not interested in.

You should say:
  • what the topic was
  • who you talked with
  • when you had the conversation
  • and explain why you were not interested in it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-10-26
  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-03



  No: 4   2020-12-28: Part 3

Topic: CONVERSATION - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you want to become a good communicator? Why?
  2. Why do people need to have good communication skills?
  3. Do you think good communication skills can improve career prospects?
  4. How do you know if others are not interested in your conversation?
  5. What is the importance of communication technology in our life?
  6. How will the communication of the future be?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-10-26
  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-03


  No: 5   2020-12-26: Part 2

Topic: ANIMALS - 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 you were scared by an animal.

You should say:
  • when and where it happened
  • what animal it was
  • what did the animal do
  • and explain why you were scared.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-06
  • 2020-09-23
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Animals

  No: 5   2020-12-26: Part 3

Topic: ANIMALS - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it important for children to learn about animals?
  2. What is your opinion on keeping endangered animals in the zoo?
  3. What is your opinion on animals that are used for meat and other purposes?
  4. What can we do to protect rare species of animals?
  5. What should the government do to protect wildlife?
  6. How to stop humans from harming the environment?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-06
  • 2020-09-23
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Animals
  No: 6   2020-12-26: Part 2

Topic: PHOTO - 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 photograph of you that you like.

You should say:
  • where it was taken
  • when it was taken
  • who took it
  • and explain why you like it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-05
  • 2020-09-25
  • 2020-09-04
Vocabulary: Photo

  No: 6   2020-12-26: Part 3

Topic: PHOTO - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do people take photos?
  2. Why is photography important in today's society?
  3. How important is it to have a camera on a smartphone?
  4. Do you think paper photos have more value than digital ones? Why?
  5. What are the improvements the latest technologies have brought in photography?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-05
  • 2020-09-25
  • 2020-09-04
Vocabulary: Photo
  No: 7   2020-12-20: Part 2

Topic: AMBITION - 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 ambition that you have had for a long time.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • what you did for it
  • when you can achieve it
  • and explain why this ambition is important to you.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-03
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-01
Vocabulary: Ambition

  No: 7   2020-12-20: Part 3

Topic: AMBITION - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you share your ambitions with others?
  2. Is it important for us to have ambitions? Why?
  3. Do you think it is important for the youth to have ambitions? Why?
  4. What kind of ambitions do people have in your country?
  5. Do you think children should consult their parents before setting their goals?
  6. What can be the result of failures?
  7. Do you think without any ambition, our growth may come to a standstill? Why?
  8. Why do many people lose their ambition gradually as they grow up?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-03
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-01
Vocabulary: Ambition
  No: 8   2020-12-20: Part 2

Topic: OLD 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.
Describe an old person you know and respect.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you know the person
  • how long you have known this person
  • and explain why you respect this person.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-09
  • 2020-09-28
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-06-23
  • 2020-06-18



  No: 8   2020-12-20: Part 3

Topic: OLD PERSON - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the needs of the elderly?
  2. What is the responsibility of the family for the care of the elderly?
  3. What characteristics do we need when we take care of older people?
  4. How can youngsters help older people in technology learning?
  5. How can older people play a bigger role in society?
  6. How could technological developments help older people and change their quality of life for the better?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-09
  • 2020-09-28
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-06-23
  • 2020-06-18


  No: 9   2020-12-17: Part 2

Topic: FOREIGN COUNTRY - 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 foreign country you would like to learn about.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where it is
  • how you know it
  • why you want to learn more about this country.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-10-19
  • 2020-08-10
  • 2020-07-12
  • 2020-06-21



  No: 9   2020-12-17: Part 3

Topic: FOREIGN COUNTRY - Two-way Questions
  1. How can we learn about other countries?
  2. What can we learn from foreign countries?
  3. What do you think is the best way to learn foreign culture?
  4. Do you think that reading is the best way to know about a culture? Why?
  5. What is the biggest problem to work in a foreign country?
  6. What is the most important thing that shows your country’s characteristic features?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-10-19
  • 2020-08-10
  • 2020-07-12
  • 2020-06-21


  No: 10   2020-12-17: Part 2

Topic: FRIENDS - 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 old friend that you got in contact with again.

You should say:
  • who he or she is
  • what he or she is like
  • how you got in contact
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-02
  • 2020-09-21
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Friends

  No: 10   2020-12-17: Part 3

Topic: FRIENDS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do people in your country like to make new friends?
  2. Is it weird to contact old friends?
  3. How can people maintain their relationship with friends they have had for a long time?
  4. Do you think it is easy for friends to keep in contact with each other today? Why?
  5. What is the influence of social media on friendship?
  6. Do you think old friends are more important to the old generation or the young generation?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-11-02
  • 2020-09-21
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Friends