By Jiabao Hors

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Part 3 And 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 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   2021-09-28: 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 him/her
  • why you helped him/her
  • And explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
2021-08-19
2021-07-07
2021-06-08
2021-05-19
2021-05-06
Vocabulary: Friends Timing Practice

  No: 1   2021-09-24: Part 3

Topic: HELP - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you love being a social worker?
  2. What do social workers do?
  3. What are social work values?
  4. What type of person would make a good social worker?
  5. Should governments create more social work job opportunities?
Recent Tests:
2021-08-16
2021-07-15
2021-06-16
2021-05-21
2021-05-06


  No: 2   2021-09-24: 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 you know the athlete
  • what the athlete has achieved
  • and explain why the athlete is famous.
Recent Tests:
2021-09-03
Vocabulary: Sports Timing Practice

  No: 2   2021-09-24: Part 3

Topic: SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. What kinds of exercises do people in your country like?
  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:
2021-09-03
Vocabulary: Sports
  No: 3   2021-09-21: 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:
2021-07-12
2021-06-02
2021-04-23
2021-03-31
2021-02-25
Vocabulary: Celebrity Timing Practice

  No: 3   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: 4   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: 4   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: 5   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: 5   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: 6   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: 6   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: 7   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: 7   2021-07-26: Part 3

Topic: CLOTHING - Two-way Questions
  1. What do people consider when buying clothes?
  2. Do you think it is a good idea to buy clothes online? Why?
  3. Do you think what people wear can affect their mood? Why?
  4. What do people wear to the office in your country?
  5. In what ways do young people see fashion differently than older people do?
  6. Is there any difference between men and women when choosing clothes?
Recent Tests:
2021-06-08
2021-05-11
2021-04-15
2021-03-15
2021-02-01
Vocabulary: Clothing
  No: 8   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: 8   2021-09-24: Part 3

Topic: SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. What kinds of exercises do people in your country like?
  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:
2021-09-03
Vocabulary: Sports
  No: 9   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: 9   2021-07-21: Part 3

Topic: HOME,LIVING - Two-way Questions
  1. Do people in your country like to visit others' homes?
  2. In your country what do people do when they visit others?
  3. Are gifts necessary when visiting others?
  4. What kind of place do people in your country like to live in?
  5. What are the differences between the homes in the city and those in the suburbs?
Recent Tests:
2021-06-08
2021-05-11
2021-04-12
2021-03-17
2021-02-15
Vocabulary: Home Vocabulary: Living
  No: 10   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: 10   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: 11   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: 11   2021-04-27: 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 is the best way to learn a language, through talking or writing?
  4. What could be the advantages of having a foreign language?
  5. Is it important to teach children foreign languages when they are little?
  6. At what age should children start learning a foreign language?
  7. Who do you think to learn a language faster, children or adults?
  8. Do you think minority languages will disappear?
Recent Tests:
2021-03-29
2021-02-25
2021-01-22
2020-12-14
2020-10-22
Vocabulary: Language
  No: 12   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: 12   2021-04-19: Part 3

Topic: AMBITION - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you share your ambitions with others?
  2. Why do you think it is important to have ambitions?
  3. What kind of ambitions do people have in your country?
  4. Do you think children should consult their parents before setting their goals?
  5. Why do you think it is important for the youth to have ambitions?
  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:
2021-03-09
2021-01-27
2021-01-07
2020-12-20
2020-11-03
Vocabulary: Ambition
  No: 13   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: 13   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: 14   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: 14   2021-04-19: Part 3

Topic: CHANGE - Two-way Questions
  1. When do people change opinions?
  2. What reasons do people change their opinions usually?
  3. Do you think famous people affect people of a certain age more than others?
  4. What reasons might people have for not wanting to give their opinions?
  5. Do you think social media is shaping up to our decisions?
  6. Who do people turn to for advice? Why?
Recent Tests:
2021-03-09
2021-01-15
2020-10-30
2020-09-18
2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Change
  No: 15   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: 15   2021-09-28: Part 3

Topic: HELP,FRIENDS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like helping others?
  2. How do you feel when you helped 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 help friends and help family?
Recent Tests:
2021-08-19
2021-07-07
2021-06-08
2021-05-19
2021-05-06
Vocabulary: Friends
  No: 16   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: 16   2021-10-07: 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:
2021-09-02
2021-07-21
2021-06-18
2021-05-27
2021-05-17
Vocabulary: Films
  No: 17   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: 17   2021-07-26: Part 3

Topic: CLOTHING - Two-way Questions
  1. What do people consider when buying clothes?
  2. Do you think it is a good idea to buy clothes online? Why?
  3. Do you think what people wear can affect their mood? Why?
  4. What do people wear to the office in your country?
  5. In what ways do young people see fashion differently than older people do?
  6. Is there any difference between men and women when choosing clothes?
Recent Tests:
2021-06-08
2021-05-11
2021-04-15
2021-03-15
2021-02-01
Vocabulary: Clothing
  No: 18   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: 18   2021-09-28: Part 3

Topic: HELP,FRIENDS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like helping others?
  2. How do you feel when you helped 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 help friends and help family?
Recent Tests:
2021-08-19
2021-07-07
2021-06-08
2021-05-19
2021-05-06
Vocabulary: Friends
  No: 19   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: 19   2021-09-24: Part 3

Topic: SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. What kinds of exercises do people in your country like?
  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:
2021-09-03
Vocabulary: Sports
  No: 20   2020-07-11: 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 of seeing interesting animals/birds.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • where and when you know about it
  • how you find it was interesting.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-03-06
  • 2020-02-07
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-03
Vocabulary: Animals Timing Practice

  No: 20   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