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   2020-06-20: Part 2

Topic: 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 you would like to share with your friends.

You should say:
  • when and where you watched it
  • what the story of movie
  • who you watched it with
  • and explain why you want to share it with friends.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-01
  • 2020-05-30
  • 2020-03-20
  • 2020-03-10
  • 2019-11-16
Vocabulary: Films

  No: 1   2020-06-20: Part 3

Topic: FILMS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think people prefer to watch movie which is performed by famous actor/actress? Why?
  2. What kind of movie people enjoy watching? Why?
  3. What kinds of films do young people like to watch in your country?
  4. Do you think people should watch historical movie? Why?
  5. Do you think movie music has any impact on people to watch it?
  6. Is it crucial to have the film industry for a country? Why?
  7. Why do some people prefer to go to the cinema instead of watching movies at home?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-01
  • 2020-05-30
  • 2020-03-20
  • 2020-03-10
  • 2019-11-16
Vocabulary: Films
  No: 2   2020-06-20: Part 2

Topic: PHONE - 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 could not use your mobile phone.

You should say:
  • When it was
  • Where it was
  • Why you could not use your mobile phone
  • And how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-08
  • 2020-02-29
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-06

  No: 2   2020-06-20: Part 3

Topic: PHONE - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think we should set up laws and regulations on the use of mobile phones?
  2. Do you think children should have mobile phones?
  3. In your opinion, at what age do you think is appropriate for owning a cell phone?
  4. Do you think it is necessary to be polite?
  5. Does politeness depend on culture and location?
  6. What is different between social policy in the old days and today? why?
  7. How does social media affect public policy?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-08
  • 2020-02-29
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 3   2020-06-20: Part 2

Topic: SKILL - 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 practical skill(driving, swimming...) you learned recently.

You should say:
  • what this skill was
  • when you learned it
  • how you learned it
  • And explain why you think it was important?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-05-27
  • 2020-03-04
  • 2019-10-18
  • 2019-09-30
  • 2019-08-28

  No: 3   2020-06-20: Part 3

Topic: SKILL - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it important to learn new skills? Why?
  2. What skills are important in business?
  3. What’s the difference between the skills required in the past and the skills required nowadays?
  4. What kinds of skills should successful people have?
  5. Do you think teamwork and communication skills are important? Why?
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-05-27
    • 2020-03-04
    • 2019-10-18
    • 2019-09-30
    • 2019-08-28
      No: 4   2020-06-19: 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:
    • 2020-05-11
    Vocabulary: Clothing

      No: 4   2020-06-27: Part 3

    Topic: UNIFORM,CLOTHING - Two-way Questions
    1. On what occasion should people wear uniforms?
    2. Do you think it is important for students to wear school uniforms?
    3. What is the significance of uniforms in work, like in airlines or other workplaces?
    4. Should companies ask for employees’ opinions about the design of uniforms?
    5. What are the advantages of wearing uniform at work?
    6. Can people tell a person’s personality by his/her clothes? Why?
    7. What do you think about high-end brands?
    8. Does people buy the high-end brands mean they always live a high quality life?
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-02-10
    • 2020-01-13
    • 2020-01-11
    • 2020-01-02
    Vocabulary: Clothing
      No: 5   2020-06-19: Part 2

    Topic: NEWS 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 a person who is often in the news and you would like to meet.

    You should say:
    • who this person is
    • how you know him/her
    • why he/she is often in the news
    • and explain why you would like to meet him/her.
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-06-01
    • 2020-05-28
    • 2020-03-21
    • 2020-02-01
    • 2020-01-24

      No: 5   2020-06-19: Part 3

    Topic: NEWS PERSON - Two-way Questions
    1. How do people get news in your country?
    2. Do you think the delivery of news has changed over the years?
    3. DO you think it is easier to report a news now than before? why?
    4. How has social media impacted news?
    5. Are news all real and reflect the truth? Why?
    6. Could superstar bring positive influence to the public?
    7. Explain the difference between local news and international news.
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-06-01
    • 2020-05-28
    • 2020-03-21
    • 2020-02-01
    • 2020-01-24
      No: 6   2020-06-17: Part 2

    Topic: GOAL - 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 goal that you set in your life.

    You should say:
    • what it was
    • why you set this goal
    • whether it was difficult to achieve this goal
    • and explain how you felt about achieving this goal.
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-05-11
    • 2020-03-12
    • 2020-01-18
    • 2020-01-06

      No: 6   2020-06-17: Part 3

    Topic: GOAL - Two-way Questions
    1. Do you think people should set personal goals? Why?
    2. What personal goals will people normally set?
    3. Do people set long term goals or short term goals?
    4. What kind of personal goals that people usually set in life (increasing self confidence, losing weight?)?
    5. Do you think that personal goals are more important than other kind of goals (promotion at work)?
    6. Why is it important to set goals at work?
    7. Do old people and young people have the same goals?
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-05-11
    • 2020-03-12
    • 2020-01-18
    • 2020-01-06
      No: 7   2020-06-14: Part 2

    Topic: JOB - 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 unpleasant job that you did.

    You should say:
    • what the job was
    • how long you you stayed at the job
    • And explain why you think did like that job.
    New Question

      No: 7   2020-06-15: Part 3

    Topic: JOB - Two-way Questions
    1. What kind of jobs people prefer doing in your country? why?
    2. What jobs do young people in your country want to do? why?
    3. Which is more important for you: interesting job or well-paid job? Why?
    4. Do you think hard-work is necessary for doing a job?
    5. Why are some people more hardworking than other?
    6. What could employers do to improve employees’ work motivation?
    7. Do you think doing hard-work has any impact on mental health?
    8. Do you think that physical efforts are decreased due to technology development? Why?
    9. Do you think that artificial intelligence is taking away lot of jobs? What can be done? Why?
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-02-29
    • 2020-02-19
    • 2020-02-01
    • 2020-01-21
    • 2020-01-06
      No: 8   2020-06-04: Part 2

    Topic: HOME, HOUSE - 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 house.

    You should say:
    • where it is
    • what it looks like
    • when you would like to live in
    • And explain why you would like to live in it.
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-05-21
    • 2019-05-31
    • 2019-05-11
    • 2019-05-06
    • 2019-04-13
    Vocabulary: Home

      No: 8   2020-07-02: Part 3

    Topic: HOME - Two-way Questions
    1. What type of home do people in your home town prefer to live in?
    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of old houses and new home?
    3. What makes people want to live in the countryside?
    4. What are the reasons that people choose different cities?
    5. What kinds of environments are suitable for old people?
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-06-24
    • 2020-03-14
    • 2020-02-27
    • 2020-01-30
    • 2020-01-07
    Vocabulary: Home
      No: 9   2020-06-03: Part 2

    Topic: APP - 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 app or program that you think is useful.

    You should say:
    • what it is
    • where you get from
    • explain why you think is useful.
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-05-26

      No: 9   2020-06-03: Part 3

    Topic: APP - Two-way Questions
    1. What would the world be like without the internet?
    2. What do you think about the future of computer games?
    3. Do you think that playing computer games has an advantage for children? Why?
    4. Do you think computer games make them more violent or help them to be less violent? Why?
    5. What type of computer games are popular in your country? Why?
    6. Can computer games be a part of our education and learning? How?
    7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of social networking apps?
    Recent Tests:
    • 2020-05-26
      No: 10   2020-06-01: Part 2

    Topic: JOURNEY - 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 journey that didn't go as planned.

    You should say:
    • when it was
    • what happened
    • why the journey was delayed
    • and explain how you felt about.
    New Question

      No: 10   2020-06-26: Part 3

    Topic: JOURNEY,TRANSPORT - Two-way Questions
    1. Do you think everyone should use cars?
    2. Why do some people choose travelling by their own car?
    3. Is the car usage the same in urban and rural areas?
    4. What are the kind of pollution that occur with using cars?
    5. Would you recommend the government to do to reduce using cars?
    Recent Tests:
    • 2018-04-26 (Saudi Arabia)
    • 2018-03-02 (India)
    Vocabulary: Transport