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   2019-05-31: Part 2

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 who you want to be similar with when 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.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-23
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-01-17 (India)

  No: 1   2019-05-31: Part 3

Topic: PERSON YOU WANTED TO BE - Two-way Questions
  1. What is more important for children while they are growing up?
  2. Do you think the way kids growing up is different in than in the past?
  3. Do you think today’s children are stressful? Why?
  4. Why do people want to be famous?
  5. Are famous people good example for children?
  6. Do you think that companies should use celebrities to advertise for their products?
  7. Do you think that celebrities have the responsibility for what they advertise?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-23
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-01-17 (India)
  No: 2   2019-05-30: Part 2

Topic: ADVERTISEMENT - 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 advertisement you have watched and will never forget.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • when you watched it
  • and explain why you will never forget it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-18
  • 2019-05-07

  No: 2   2019-05-30: Part 3

Topic: ADVERTISEMENT - Two-way Questions
  1. What is the popular media for advertising in your country?
  2. Is online advertising popular in your country?
  3. Are there many modes of advertisements in your country?
  4. Do people usually buy stuff after watching advertisement?
  5. Why is music used for advertisement sometimes?
  6. Why do people get irritated by advertisement?
  7. What do advertisement do with famous people or business people?
  8. What are the advantages of TV advertisements? How about internet?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-18
  • 2019-05-07
  No: 3   2019-05-29: Part 2

Topic: GET UP EARLY - 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 got up extremely early in the morning.

You should say:
  • what the occasion was
  • What time you woke up
  • What you did at that time
  • Do you often wake up early in the morning?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-18
  • 2019-05-07

  No: 3   2019-05-29: Part 3

Topic: GET UP EARLY - Two-way Questions
  1. Why is waking up early important?
  2. What are the reasons some people get up early?
  3. Why some people can wake early while others can’t?
  4. Some people take short nap during day. Does that have ant effect on working?
  5. How does sleeping patterns affect one’s lifestyle?
  6. Does working in night shift affects sleep pattern?
  7. What are the changes in their lifestyles?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-18
  • 2019-05-07
  No: 4   2019-05-28: Part 2

Topic: ACCOMPLISH,SUCCESS - 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 friend who accomplished something you are proud of.

You should say:
  • who your friend is
  • what he or she accomplished
  • what your friend’s feeling was
  • why you proud of him/her.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-17
  • 2019-05-04
  • 2019-04-12
  • 2019-03-22
  • 2019-01-15 (Germany)

  No: 4   2019-05-28: Part 3

Topic: ACCOMPLISH,SUCCESS - Two-way Questions
  1. What is your idea of happiness and success?
  2. Do you think success lead to happiness?
  3. Why are some people not happy after they accomplished something?
  4. When a person is successful, is the person happy or not?
  5. Does relationship affect success?
  6. Do opportunity and hard work are important for achieving success?
  7. Do you think achievement in science is better than arts or sports?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-17
  • 2019-05-04
  • 2019-04-12
  • 2019-03-22
  • 2019-01-15 (Germany)
  No: 5   2019-05-28: Part 2

Topic: ENVIRONMENT - 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 works to protect environment.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • what he/she does
  • Explain his/her contribution for environment.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-23
  • 2019-04-09
  • 2018-12-14
  • 2018-10-31 (India)
  • 2018-10-17 (India)

  No: 5   2019-05-28: Part 3

Topic: ENVIRONMENT - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the main environmental problems in your country?
  2. Can scientist do anything about environment?
  3. Why should people be concerned about the environment?
  4. How can people protect the environment?
  5. Should children be given a knowledge about protecting environment in school?
  6. Do you think industries should take responsible for pollution?
  7. What can industries do for environment?
  8. Do you think nations must cooperate to protect environment? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-23
  • 2019-04-09
  • 2018-12-14
  • 2018-10-31 (India)
  • 2018-10-17 (India)
  No: 6   2019-05-27: Part 2

Topic: HISTORICAL BUILDING - 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 historical building you visited recently and I want to study more about.

You should say:
  • where the building is
  • what it looks like
  • what the special features of that are
  • why you like to study more about that building.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-14

  No: 6   2019-05-27: Part 3

Topic: HISTORICAL BUILDING - Two-way Questions
  1. Which one do you prefer, natural sceneries, or historical places?
  2. How can people discover historical sites?
  3. Why do people like to visit historical building?
  4. Do you think people entry fee should be free for the historical building?
  5. Is it necessary to protect historical buildings?
  6. Do most people agree to the government's funding to protect historical buildings?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-14
  No: 7   2019-05-20: Part 2

Topic: INTELLIGENT 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.
Talk about an intelligent person that you know.

You should say:
  • who he/she is
  • Where you met him/her
  • What he/she does
  • Why you think he/she is intelligent.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-25
  • 2019-03-27
  • 2019-03-03
  • 2019-02-22
  • 2019-02-12

  No: 7   2019-05-20: Part 3

Topic: INTELLIGENT PERSON - Two-way Questions
  1. Are people in your country intelligent?
  2. Are intelligent people successful people?
  3. Do you think people with high IQ tend to be selfish?
  4. Do you think computers can improve one's intelligent?
  5. What can parents and teachers do to develop children's intelligence respectively?
  6. What is the best way to educate children?
  7. How can we help children realize their talents?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-04-25
  • 2019-03-27
  • 2019-03-03
  • 2019-02-22
  • 2019-02-12
  No: 8   2019-05-18: Part 2

Topic: HISTORICAL PERIOD - 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 history period which you interested.

You should say:
  • what time it was
  • what you know about it
  • why it is interesting to you.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-08
  • 2019-04-26
  • 2019-04-24
  • 2019-03-08
  • 2019-01-04

  No: 8   2019-05-18: Part 3

Topic: HISTORICAL PERIOD - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think it is true about the history that you’ve Learn?
  2. For children, what kind of study material will they like?
  3. Is it good to study about the history ? And why?
  4. What do you think about preserve a historical buildings or things?
  5. Who should respond for the cost? And why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-08
  • 2019-04-26
  • 2019-04-24
  • 2019-03-08
  • 2019-01-04
  No: 9   2019-05-18: Part 2

Topic: PERSON HELPS OTHERS - 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 helps others in his spare time.

You should say:
  • Who he/she is
  • What he/she did
  • How often he/she help others
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-16

  No: 9   2019-05-18: Part 3

Topic: PERSON HELPS OTHERS - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do you think some people like to help other people?
  2. What are some of the ways people can help others in the community? Which is most important?
  3. Do you think people help others in the community more now than they did in the past? Why or why not?
  4. What types of services, such as libraries or health centers, are available to the people who live in your area?
  5. Do you think there are enough of them?
  6. Who do you think should pay for the services that are available to the people in a community?
  7. Should it be the government or individual people?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-16
  No: 10   2019-05-18: Part 2

Topic: PRIZE - 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 prize that you would like to win.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where and when you knew about it
  • why you want to win it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-15

  No: 10   2019-05-18: Part 3

Topic: PRIZE - Two-way Questions
  1. What is the importance of prize for children?How helpful is competition for children?
  2. What is the difference between competitive attitudes of amateur and professionals?
  3. Is there any downside of it?
  4. How are children rewarded in your country?
  5. What are the adverse affects of competition on children?
  6. What do you think the disadvantages of winning price pressured by parents?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-05-15