IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample

 By Jiabao Hors

IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample

IELTS speaking test Part 2 is a 1-2 minutes monologue. Candidates have 1 extra minute around to prepare. Usually Part 2 will last 3-4 minutes. The monologue is based on a given test card, candidates can write down notes or key points when preparing, then talk about the specified topic for one or two minutes as 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 recent topics in "Topics and Questions" section of IELTS Speaking Test. The latest Part 2/3 topic and its sample questions are presented at this page's "Hot Topics". We also maintain a list of IELTS Speaking Questions, which are from memories of recent test takers, and have more chances to occur in near future.

Part 2 isn't a real discussing. Getting the topic card from examiner, you prepare and speak alone; the examiner wouldn't interrupt your speaking. Unlike Part 1 and Part 3 that are guided by examiner, Part 2 is by yourself.

The monologue is totally controlled by test taker. If you happen to prepare the topic in advance, Part 2 would be a good opportunity to up score. Like Part 1, Part 2 is also fundamental to get a basic mark, e.g. 4-5. To get better score, you must present an excellent speech to let examiner believe that advanced questions are deserved to offer in Part 3.

Part 3 is a two-way discussion of 4-5 minutes, usually follows the topic of Part 2. The part is driven by examiner who prompts questions depending on performance in preceded parts. The more questions to be asked, the better chance to have high mark.

To help familiarize and prepare questions of Part 2 and Part 3, we collect 10 sample questions of Part 2, as well as their extending questions of Part 3 under same topics.

  No: 1   2019-01-19: Part 2

Topic: BORROW - 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 which you borrowed from your friend or family member.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • When you borrowed it
  • Who you borrowed it from
  • and explain why you borrowed it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-05
  • 2018-09-12 (India)
  • 2018-09-07 (India)

  No: 1   2019-01-19: Part 3

Topic: BORROW - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you often borrow things from people? Why?
  2. Is borrowing better than buying things?
  3. What items do neighbours usually borrow?
  4. What problems are associated with borrowing things?
  5. Do you think borrowing money from friends is good?
  6. What are the benefits of carpooling?
  7. Why don’t people like to share their personal belongings such as cars or apartments?
  8. Will it change in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-05
  • 2018-09-12 (India)
  • 2018-09-07 (India)
  No: 2   2019-01-19: Part 2

Topic: FARAWAY PLACE - 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 faraway place that you wish to visit in the future.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • how you go there
  • what you will do there
  • and explain why you choose this place to visit?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-19
  • 2019-01-03 (Saudi Arabia)
  • 2018-12-14 (UAE)
  • 2018-12-04 (India)
  • 2018-11-19 (India)

  No: 2   2019-01-19: Part 3

Topic: FARAWAY PLACE - Two-way Questions
  1. How do you like to spend your holidays?
  2. Which places are commonly chosen by the people in your country to visit?
  3. What are the benefits of tourism in your country?
  4. How do the people in your country spend their holidays?
  5. Why do people sometimes prefer to spend the holiday at home?
  6. Do you think young people will benefit from having one year to travel before work and after school?
  7. Why do some young people afraid of travelling for a foreign country?
  8. Why should young people prepare themselves well before travelling?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-19
  • 2019-01-03 (Saudi Arabia)
  • 2018-12-14 (UAE)
  • 2018-12-04 (India)
  • 2018-11-19 (India)
  No: 3   2019-01-19: Part 2

Topic: REPAIR - 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 needed to repair a broken equipment/device ( TV, radio...).

You Should say:
  • what it was
  • what the problem was
  • what you did after it was broken
  • and explain how you felt after repairing it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-03
  • 2018-12-12 (Uzbekistan)
  • 2018-12-03 (Bangladesh)
  • 2018-11-07 (India)
  • 2018-10-27 (USA)

  No: 3   2019-01-19: Part 3

Topic: REPAIR - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like repairing equipment or rather buy a new one?
  2. What sort of equipment/device are easy to break?
  3. Do you think advanced technology is making people lazy?
  4. Why is play important to children's learning and development?
  5. Is it important to teach children to repair stuff?
  6. What causes equipment to get broke?
  7. Do you think manufacturers are responsible for equipment when it got broke early?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-03
  • 2018-12-12 (Uzbekistan)
  • 2018-12-03 (Bangladesh)
  • 2018-11-07 (India)
  • 2018-10-27 (USA)
  No: 4   2019-01-19: Part 2

Topic: SPECIAL EVENT - 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 kind of food people eat during a special event in your country.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • what event people usually eat it
  • how it is cooked/made
  • and explain why it is for the special event.



  No: 4   2019-01-19: Part 3

Topic: SPECIAL EVENT - Two-way Questions
  1. What foods are popular in your country?
  2. What do you think that more and more young people like to eat fast-food now?
  3. How healthy is your country’s food?
  4. How are the eating habits now in your country different from eating habits in the past?
  5. What's the most important festival in your country?
  6. On what occasions do you eat special foods?
  7. Why do people in your country celebrate with food?
  8. Do you think people in your country still like to eat dinner together as a family? Why?


  No: 5   2019-01-18: Part 2

Topic: ACTIVITY - 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 activity you enjoy doing when you are alone.

You should say:
  • what the activity is
  • how often do you do it
  • where and how you do it
  • and explain why you like to do this activity.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-10
  • 2018-11-11 (USA)

  No: 5   2019-01-18: Part 3

Topic: ACTIVITY - Two-way Questions
  1. Are people more active today? Why?
  2. What types of leisure activities are popular in your country?
  3. Why is it important for people to have time for leisure activities?
  4. What type of leisure activities helpful for children? Why?
  5. Should parents plan activities for their children? And why?
  6. Do you think people should only focus in work?
  7. Do you think people spend most of their time at work?
  8. Do you think the activities of this generation is different than older generation?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-10
  • 2018-11-11 (USA)
  No: 6   2019-01-18: Part 2

Topic: BOUGHT NOT USED - 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 bought but have not used very much.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you bought it
  • why you didn’t use it
  • What you did with it and is it still with you?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-13 (Canada)
  • 2019-01-10
  • 2019-01-05 (Ghana)

  No: 6   2019-01-18: Part 3

Topic: BOUGHT NOT USED - Two-way Questions
  1. What are difference between man and woman in shopping?
  2. Why do young people prefer to shop online?
  3. How do you think shopping will be different in the future with now?
  4. Nowadays, Why do more people do shopping with think-less?
  5. Do you think advertisements influence you about what brand you buy?
  6. What do you think about people's shopping habits in your country?
  7. What kind of things could recycled?
  8. Why is recycling system important?
  9. What are the effects of recycling on the land and sea?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-13 (Canada)
  • 2019-01-10
  • 2019-01-05 (Ghana)
  No: 7   2019-01-17: Part 2

Topic: BAD SERVICE - 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 received a bad service from a restaurant.

You should say:
  • where you received
  • when it happened
  • what happened
  • and explain why the service was bad.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-04 (Ethiopia)

  No: 7   2019-01-17: Part 3

Topic: BAD SERVICE - Two-way Questions
  1. What is poor customer service?
  2. Do you receive bad service often?
  3. What should people do about it?
  4. What type of services do they expect?
  5. Do you think facilities are important for a service of restaurant?
  6. What good customer service looks like?
  7. Why do you think some people choose to be quiet and walk away after receiving bad service?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-04 (Ethiopia)
  No: 8   2019-01-17: Part 2

Topic: NEW 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.
Talk about a new language you want to learn (except English).
  • What the language is
  • Where it is spoken
  • Why you want to learn it
  • And say if you think you will ever actually have the chance to learn it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-12 (India)
  • 2018-09-08 (Canada)
  • 2018-09-04 (India)

  No: 8   2019-01-17: Part 3

Topic: NEW LANGUAGE - Two-way Questions
  1. Why is it important to have an international language?
  2. What could be the disadvantages of having an international language?
  3. What is the impact of having international language on business development?
  4. What is the impact of having international language on students?
  5. According to you, which language (apart from English) should be an international language?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-12 (India)
  • 2018-09-08 (Canada)
  • 2018-09-04 (India)
  No: 9   2019-01-17: Part 2 (India)

Topic: PERSON YOU WANTED TO BE - 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 you wanted to be like when you were growing up.

You should say:
  • who the person was
  • when you first met the person
  • what the person did
  • and why you wanted to be like.



  No: 9   2019-01-17: Part 3 (India)

Topic: PERSON YOU WANTED TO BE - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think the way kids growing up is different in than in the past?
  2. How do you think about famous people?
  3. Why do people want to be famous?
  4. Are famous people good example for children?
  5. Do you think that companies should use celebrities to advertise for their products?
  6. Do you think that celebrities have the responsibility for what they advertise?


  No: 10   2019-01-17: Part 2

Topic: SPORT - 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 have only watched on TV but you want to try it.
  • what it is
  • where you watched it
  • why you want to try it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-01
  • 2018-12-17 (Turkey)
  • 2018-12-01 (USA)
  • 2018-11-10 (Canada)
  • 2018-09-12 (Sri lanka)

  No: 10   2019-01-17: Part 3

Topic: SPORT - Two-way Questions
  1. What kind of sport is the most popular sport in your country? Why?
  2. Do you prefer watching sports or doing sports?
  3. What sports do young people in your country like to watch? why?
  4. What do you think about extreme loyalty in sports?
  5. How extreme loyalty could benefit for a sport to become popular?
  6. Are sports facilities for watching located in nearby or far from your home?
  7. Why did many sports-stars became successful in business?
  8. How do you think many sports-stars appear in commercial advertising?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-01
  • 2018-12-17 (Turkey)
  • 2018-12-01 (USA)
  • 2018-11-10 (Canada)
  • 2018-09-12 (Sri lanka)