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IELTS Speaking Part 2/3 Questions & Answers
Speaking Quiz Describe Someone You Like To Spend Time With. 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Thing You Did To Learn Another Language 
Speaking Quiz Describe Something You Cannot Live Without (not a computer/phone). 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Item Of Clothing That Someone Gave You 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Place In The Countryside That You Visited 
Speaking Quiz Describe Something That Was Broken In Your Home And Then Repaired 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Happy Event You Organized 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Difficult Thing You Did 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Course That Impressed You A Lot 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Story Someone Told You And You Remember 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Ambition That You Haven Not Achieved 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Person Who You Follow On Social Media. 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Interesting Conversation You Had With Your Friend 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Businessman You Admire 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Person Who Solved A Problem In A Smart Way 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Exciting Book That You Enjoy Reading 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Cafe You Like To Visit 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time You Moved To A New Home Or School 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time When You Are Waiting For Something Special That Would Happen 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Difficult Decision That You Once Made 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time When You Tried To Do Something But It Was Not Very Successful 
Speaking Quiz Describe An Argument Two Of Your Friends Had 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Company Where You Live That Employs A Lot Of People 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Puzzle You Have Played 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Time When Your Computer Broke Down 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Live Sport Match That You Watched 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Piece Of Equipment That Is Important In Your Home 
Speaking Quiz Describe A Law On Environmental Protection 
 By Jiabao Hors

IELTS Speaking Part 2 (Part 3) And Samples for Band 7

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 you very much.
  • Describe a person you would like to meet with or talk to, 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 present some recent Part 2 and Part 3 samples with vocabulary group hints here. Also, we show new topics in "IELTS Speaking Topics" and maintain a list of "IELTS Speaking Questions," which are mainly from memories of test-takers.

IELTS Speaking Test and Topics  IELTS Speaking Questions

IELTS Speaking Part 2 isn't a real discussion. 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 the examiner guides, Part 2 is by the candidate.

Because you can completely control the monologue, Part 2 would be an excellent opportunity to score up if you happen to prepare the topic in advance. 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 an 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   2022-05-10: 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 haven't achieved.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • why you haven't achieved it
  • what you did
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2022-04-12
2022-03-10
2022-02-10
2022-01-17
Vocabulary: Ambition Timing Practice

  No: 1   2022-05-10: Part 3

Topic: AMBITION - Two-way Questions
  1. What ambitions do children usually have?
  2. Why don't some people have dreams?
  3. Why are some people very ambitious in their work?
  4. How do people balance work and life?
  5. Do you think that dreams are necessary to achieving success in life?
  6. Are people's goals changing with age?
  7. How have people's goals changed in the last ten years?
Recent Tests:
2022-04-12
2022-03-10
2022-02-10
2022-01-17
Vocabulary: Ambition
  No: 2   2022-05-10: Part 2

Topic: LIVING - 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 something you cannot live without (not a computer/phone).

You should say:
  • what it is
  • what you do with it
  • how it helps you in your life
  • and explain why you can’t live without it.
Recent Tests:
2022-03-31
2022-02-24
2022-01-20
2022-01-11
Vocabulary: Living Timing Practice

  No: 2   2022-05-10: Part 3

Topic: LIVING - Two-way Questions
  1. Why are children attracted to new things (such as electronics)?
  2. Why do some grown-ups hate to throw out old items (such as clothes)?
  3. Is the way people buy things affected? How?
  4. What do you think influences people to buy new things?
Recent Tests:
2022-03-31
2022-02-24
2022-01-20
2022-01-11
Vocabulary: Living
  No: 3   2022-05-06: Part 2

Topic: CHANGE - 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 positive change that you made in your life.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • why you did it
  • who you did it with
  • and explain how you feel about the change.
New QuestionVocabulary: Change Timing Practice

  No: 3   2022-05-18: Part 3

Topic: CHANGE - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it easier for young people to change?
  2. What are the disadvantages when people keep making changes in life?
  3. How can people change their daily routine if they want to?
  4. What are the disadvantages when people keep making changes?
Recent Tests:
2022-05-06
Vocabulary: Change
  No: 4   2022-05-04: Part 2

Topic: CLOTHING - 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 item of clothing that someone gave you.

You should say:
  • what the clothing was
  • who gave it to you
  • when you got it
  • and explain why this person gave you the clothing.
Recent Tests:
2022-03-29
2022-02-15
2022-01-20
2022-01-11
Vocabulary: Clothing Timing Practice

  No: 4   2022-05-04: Part 3

Topic: CLOTHING - Two-way Questions
  1. Have you ever given clothes to others?
  2. Why do people dress casually in everyday life but dress formally at work?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing uniforms at work and school?
  4. Why do people in different countries dress differently?
Recent Tests:
2022-03-29
2022-02-15
2022-01-20
2022-01-11
Vocabulary: Clothing
  No: 5   2022-04-06: Part 2

Topic: 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 famous athlete you know

You should say:
  • who the athlete is
  • how do you know the athlete
  • what the athlete has achieved
  • and explain why the athlete is famous.
Recent Tests:
2022-03-03
2022-02-01
2022-01-07
2021-11-26
2021-10-29
Vocabulary: Sports Timing Practice

  No: 5   2022-04-06: Part 3

Topic: SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. What kinds of exercises do people in your country do?
  2. What characteristics do you think an athlete should have?
  3. Why are there so few top athletes?
  4. What is the best way to become a top athlete?
Recent Tests:
2022-03-03
2022-02-01
2022-01-07
2021-11-26
2021-10-29
Vocabulary: Sports
  No: 6   2021-12-02: Part 2

Topic: HELP,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 a time when you helped a friend.

You should say:
  • when it happened
  • how you helped your friend
  • why you help your friend
  • And explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2021-11-03
2021-09-28
2021-08-19
2021-07-07
2021-06-08
Vocabulary: Friends Timing Practice

  No: 6   2021-12-02: Part 3

Topic: HELP,FRIENDS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like helping others?
  2. How do you feel when you help someone?
  3. How do people usually help each other?
  4. How is online help different from real-life help?
  5. What are the differences between helping friends and helping family?
Recent Tests:
2021-11-03
2021-09-28
2021-08-19
2021-07-07
2021-06-08
Vocabulary: Friends
  No: 7   2021-11-26: Part 2

Topic: CELEBRITY - 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 famous person you are interested in

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you knew about the person
  • what the person was like before the person became famous
  • and explain why you are interested in the person.
Recent Tests:
2021-10-21
2021-09-21
2021-07-12
2021-06-02
2021-04-23
Vocabulary: Celebrity Timing Practice

  No: 7   2019-12-07: Part 3

Topic: CELEBRITY - Two-way Questions
  1. Can celebrities have a positive influence on youth? How?
  2. What influences can famous people have on society?
  3. Why do businesses hire famous people?
  4. How do social media influence human behavior?
  5. What are the disadvantages of social media?
  6. Do you think a regular person can become famous online?
  7. How do YouTubers or bloggers influence teenagers?
  8. Can YouTubers or bloggers help to resolve global problems?
Recent Tests:
2019-11-02
2019-09-30
2019-08-19
2019-07-27
2019-07-06
Vocabulary: Celebrity
  No: 8   2021-08-26: Part 2

Topic: SINGING - 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 singer that you like.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what type of songs does this person sing
  • what type of people like to listen to his/her songs
  • and explain why you like the singer.
Recent Tests:
2021-07-02
2021-05-25
2021-04-27
2021-04-01
2021-03-05
Vocabulary: Singing Timing Practice

  No: 8   2021-08-26: Part 3

Topic: SINGING - Two-way Questions
  1. Is music important to people your age in your country?
  2. How important is music for young people nowadays?
  3. What do you think about music education in your country?
  4. Do you think it is true that anyone can sing with the right training? Why?
  5. Is music from your country popular elsewhere?
  6. What do you think about the illegal downloading of music?
Recent Tests:
2021-07-02
2021-05-25
2021-04-27
2021-04-01
2021-03-05
Vocabulary: Singing
  No: 9   2021-08-19: 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 when you got close to wild animals.

You should say:
  • when it happened
  • what the animals were doing
  • who you were with
  • and explain what you were doing.
Recent Tests:
2021-07-09
2021-05-28
2021-05-10
2021-04-06
2021-03-23
Vocabulary: Animals Timing Practice

  No: 9   2021-08-19: Part 3

Topic: ANIMALS - Two-way Questions
  1. Why are people keen on keeping pets?
  2. What are the differences between the animals in zoos and those in the wild?
  3. Why should the staffs in zoos teach the public about animals?
  4. Is it important to preserve wildlife?
  5. What's the impact of population growth on wildlife?
  6. How does wildlife conservation benefit humans?
Recent Tests:
2021-07-09
2021-05-28
2021-05-10
2021-04-06
2021-03-23
Vocabulary: Animals
  No: 10   2021-08-06: Part 2

Topic: WORK - 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 ideal job you'd like to do in the future.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you will get this job
  • what skills you need for this job
  • and explain why you would like to do this job.
Recent Tests:
2021-07-05
2021-05-31
2021-04-30
2021-04-05
2021-03-09
Vocabulary: Work Timing Practice

  No: 10   2021-08-06: Part 3

Topic: WORK - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the most popular jobs in your country?
  2. What do most children want to be when they grow up?
  3. Why do children nowadays want to work in the entertainment industry?
  4. Do people regret their career choices when they're old?
  5. Do children like to choose the same profession as their parents?
  6. What are other factors, besides money, should people consider when choosing a career path?
  7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working from home?
  8. Can working from home be sustainable?
Recent Tests:
2021-07-05
2021-05-31
2021-04-30
2021-04-05
2021-03-09
Vocabulary: Work
  No: 11   2021-07-26: Part 2

Topic: CLOTHING - 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 wears clothes that you think are unusual.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you knew this person
  • what clothing the person wears
  • and explain why you think his/her clothes are unusual.
Recent Tests:
2021-06-08
2021-05-11
2021-04-15
2021-03-15
2021-02-01
Vocabulary: Clothing Timing Practice

  No: 11   2022-05-04: Part 3

Topic: CLOTHING - Two-way Questions
  1. Have you ever given clothes to others?
  2. Why do people dress casually in everyday life but dress formally at work?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing uniforms at work and school?
  4. Why do people in different countries dress differently?
Recent Tests:
2022-03-29
2022-02-15
2022-01-20
2022-01-11
Vocabulary: Clothing
  No: 12   2021-07-26: Part 2

Topic: 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 sport match that you have watched.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • why you watched it
  • what it was like
  • and how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2021-06-18
2021-05-14
2021-04-13
2021-03-11
2021-01-29
Vocabulary: Sports Timing Practice

  No: 12   2022-04-06: Part 3

Topic: SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. What kinds of exercises do people in your country do?
  2. What characteristics do you think an athlete should have?
  3. Why are there so few top athletes?
  4. What is the best way to become a top athlete?
Recent Tests:
2022-03-03
2022-02-01
2022-01-07
2021-11-26
2021-10-29
Vocabulary: Sports
  No: 13   2021-07-21: Part 2

Topic: HOME,LIVING - 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 home that you visited but did not want to live in.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what it is like
  • why you visited it
  • and explain why you would not like to live there.
Recent Tests:
2021-06-08
2021-05-11
2021-04-12
2021-03-17
2021-02-15
Vocabulary: Home Vocabulary: Living Timing Practice

  No: 13   2022-05-10: Part 3

Topic: LIVING - Two-way Questions
  1. Why are children attracted to new things (such as electronics)?
  2. Why do some grown-ups hate to throw out old items (such as clothes)?
  3. Is the way people buy things affected? How?
  4. What do you think influences people to buy new things?
Recent Tests:
2022-03-31
2022-02-24
2022-01-20
2022-01-11
Vocabulary: Living
  No: 14   2021-07-21: Part 2

Topic: SCHOOL DAY - 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 first day at school.

You should say:
  • where it was
  • what happened
  • who else was there with you
  • and explain how you felt on that day.
Recent Tests:
2021-06-16
2021-05-12
2021-04-12
2021-03-15
2021-02-04
Vocabulary: School day Timing Practice

  No: 14   2021-07-21: Part 3

Topic: SCHOOL DAY - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think parents should drive the kids to school or kids should go themselves?
  2. Is it better that children are independent or reliant on their parents?
  3. How can children become more independent?
  4. How to teach kids to be independent?
  5. What are the impacts of excessive interference with the child?
Recent Tests:
2021-06-16
2021-05-12
2021-04-12
2021-03-15
2021-02-04
Vocabulary: School day
  No: 15   2021-04-27: Part 2

Topic: LANGUAGE - 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 the time when you first talked in a foreign language.

You should say:
  • what language it was
  • with whom you spoke
  • what you said
  • and explain how you felt about the conversation.
Recent Tests:
2021-03-29
2021-02-25
2021-01-22
2020-12-14
2020-10-22
Vocabulary: Language Timing Practice

  No: 15   2022-05-20: Part 3

Topic: LANGUAGE - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think language learning is essential? Why?
  2. What difficulties do people face when learning a language?
  3. What's the best way to learn a language?
  4. Which is better, to study alone or to study in a group? Why?
Recent Tests:
2022-04-19
2022-03-08
2022-02-03
2022-01-13
Vocabulary: Language
  No: 16   2021-04-19: 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:
2021-03-09
2021-01-27
2021-01-07
2020-12-20
2020-11-03
Vocabulary: Ambition Timing Practice

  No: 16   2022-05-10: Part 3

Topic: AMBITION - Two-way Questions
  1. What ambitions do children usually have?
  2. Why don't some people have dreams?
  3. Why are some people very ambitious in their work?
  4. How do people balance work and life?
  5. Do you think that dreams are necessary to achieving success in life?
  6. Are people's goals changing with age?
  7. How have people's goals changed in the last ten years?
Recent Tests:
2022-04-12
2022-03-10
2022-02-10
2022-01-17
Vocabulary: Ambition
  No: 17   2021-04-19: 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 it happened
  • where it happened
  • what animal it was
  • and explain why you were scared.
Recent Tests:
2021-03-15
2021-02-08
2020-12-26
2020-11-06
2020-09-23
Vocabulary: Animals Timing Practice

  No: 17   2021-08-19: Part 3

Topic: ANIMALS - Two-way Questions
  1. Why are people keen on keeping pets?
  2. What are the differences between the animals in zoos and those in the wild?
  3. Why should the staffs in zoos teach the public about animals?
  4. Is it important to preserve wildlife?
  5. What's the impact of population growth on wildlife?
  6. How does wildlife conservation benefit humans?
Recent Tests:
2021-07-09
2021-05-28
2021-05-10
2021-04-06
2021-03-23
Vocabulary: Animals
  No: 18   2021-04-19: Part 2

Topic: CHANGE - 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 changed your opinion.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what the original opinion was
  • why you changed it
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2021-03-09
2021-01-15
2020-10-30
2020-09-18
2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Change Timing Practice

  No: 18   2022-05-18: Part 3

Topic: CHANGE - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it easier for young people to change?
  2. What are the disadvantages when people keep making changes in life?
  3. How can people change their daily routine if they want to?
  4. What are the disadvantages when people keep making changes?
Recent Tests:
2022-05-06
Vocabulary: Change
  No: 19   2021-04-06: 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/she is
  • why you lost contact
  • how you got in contact with him/her
  • and explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2021-03-03
2021-01-12
2020-12-17
2020-11-02
2020-09-21
Vocabulary: Friends Timing Practice

  No: 19   2021-12-02: Part 3

Topic: HELP,FRIENDS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like helping others?
  2. How do you feel when you help someone?
  3. How do people usually help each other?
  4. How is online help different from real-life help?
  5. What are the differences between helping friends and helping family?
Recent Tests:
2021-11-03
2021-09-28
2021-08-19
2021-07-07
2021-06-08
Vocabulary: Friends
  No: 20   2021-03-18: Part 2

Topic: LAUGHING,FILMS - 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 film/movie that made you laugh.

You should say:
  • what the film/movie is
  • when you watched it
  • who you watched it with
  • and explain why it made you laugh.
Recent Tests:
2021-03-18
2021-02-18
2021-01-04
2020-10-04
2020-09-09
Vocabulary: Laughing Vocabulary: Films Timing Practice

  No: 20   2021-12-16: Part 3

Topic: FILMS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think going to the movies is a waste of money and time?
  2. Are movie stars important to a movie?
  3. Are foreign movies popular in your country?
  4. Is the film industry important for a country?
  5. What do you think about the importance of the film industry in the modern world?
Recent Tests:
2021-11-12
2021-10-07
2021-09-02
2021-07-21
2021-06-18
Vocabulary: Films