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 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 & 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   2021-02-08: 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:
  • 2020-12-26
  • 2020-11-06
  • 2020-09-23
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Animals Timing Practice

  No: 1   2021-02-15: 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. How saving wildlife benefit local people?
  6. What's the impact of population growth on wildlife?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-14
Vocabulary: Animals
  No: 2   2021-02-04: 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 with you?
  • and explain how you felt on that day.
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-11
Vocabulary: School day Timing Practice

  No: 2   2021-02-04: 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 the parents?
  3. How can children become more independent?
  4. How to teach kids to be more independent?
  5. What are the impacts of excessive interference with the child?
Recent Tests:
  • 2021-01-11
Vocabulary: School day
  No: 3   2021-01-27: 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:
  • 2020-12-20
  • 2020-11-03
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-01
Vocabulary: Ambition Timing Practice

  No: 3   2021-01-27: 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:
  • 2020-12-20
  • 2020-11-03
  • 2020-09-22
  • 2020-09-01
Vocabulary: Ambition
  No: 4   2021-01-22: 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:
  • where it happened
  • when it happened
  • who you talked to
  • and explain how you felt about the conversation.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-14
  • 2020-10-22
  • 2020-09-12
  • 2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Language Timing Practice

  No: 4   2021-01-22: Part 3

Topic: LANGUAGE - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do people want to learn a foreign language?
  2. Do you think it is difficult to learn another language? Why?
  3. What could be the advantages of having a foreign language?
  4. At what age should children start learning a foreign language?
  5. Who do you think to learn a language faster, children or adults?
  6. Do you think minority languages will disappear?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-14
  • 2020-10-22
  • 2020-09-12
  • 2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Language
  No: 5   2021-01-20: 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:
  • 2020-12-17
  • 2020-11-02
  • 2020-09-21
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Friends Timing Practice

  No: 5   2021-01-20: Part 3

Topic: FRIENDS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do people in your country like to make new friends?
  2. In your country how do people make friends?
  3. What are some of the different ways friends are often reunited?
  4. In what ways are social media useful for reuniting people?
  5. Do people in your country like to keep in touch with their childhood friends?
  6. What factors make it difficult to keep in touch with friends?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-17
  • 2020-11-02
  • 2020-09-21
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Friends
  No: 6   2021-01-18: 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 he/she is
  • how you knew about him/her
  • what he/she was like before he/she became famous
  • and explain why you are interested in him/her.
New QuestionVocabulary: Celebrity Timing Practice

  No: 6   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: 7   2020-12-14: 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 occasion when you wore your best clothes.

You should say:
  • What you wore
  • When you wore
  • What it looked like
  • And explain why you wore it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-10-20
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-18
  • 2020-05-31
  • 2020-05-11
Vocabulary: Clothing Timing Practice

  No: 7   2020-12-14: Part 3

Topic: CLOTHING - Two-way Questions
  1. In your country, do people often wear traditional clothes?
  2. On what occasions people wear traditional clothes?
  3. Do you think that people should traditional clothes? Why?
  4. What are the differences between casual clothes and formal clothes?
  5. What kinds of clothes should people wear at work?
  6. Should the company let their employees wear casual clothes to workplaces? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-10-20
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-18
  • 2020-05-31
  • 2020-05-11
Vocabulary: Clothing
  No: 8   2020-11-23: 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 a friend who is a good leader.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you knew this person
  • how this person behaves
  • and why you think this person is a good leader.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-10-06
  • 2020-08-05
  • 2020-07-10
  • 2020-05-12
Vocabulary: Friends Timing Practice

  No: 8   2021-01-20: Part 3

Topic: FRIENDS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do people in your country like to make new friends?
  2. In your country how do people make friends?
  3. What are some of the different ways friends are often reunited?
  4. In what ways are social media useful for reuniting people?
  5. Do people in your country like to keep in touch with their childhood friends?
  6. What factors make it difficult to keep in touch with friends?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-12-17
  • 2020-11-02
  • 2020-09-21
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Friends
  No: 9   2020-11-13: 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 sport you would like to try for the first time.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you would learn it
  • why you would like to do this sport
  • and explain how you feel about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-24
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-28
  • 2020-06-18
Vocabulary: Sports Timing Practice

  No: 9   2020-11-13: Part 3

Topic: SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. What sport is famous in your country?
  2. Do you think that elder people these days do not get enough time for exercise?
  3. What facilities are available for physical exercise in your country?
  4. Who should take the responsibility to provide facilities of an exercise to ordinary people?
  5. Are some sports more helpful than others to be healthy?
  6. Should the government pay equal attention to all sports?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-24
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-28
  • 2020-06-18
Vocabulary: Sports
  No: 10   2020-10-30: 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:
  • 2020-09-18
  • 2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Change Timing Practice

  No: 10   2020-10-30: Part 3

Topic: CHANGE - Two-way Questions
  1. When do people change opinions?
  2. What reasons do people change their opinions usually?
  3. What reasons might people have for not wanting to give their opinions?
  4. Do you think social media can change people's opinions? Why?
  5. Who do people turn to for advice? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-18
  • 2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Change