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   2020-08-25: 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:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-06-03
  • 2020-05-26

  No: 1   2020-08-25: 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:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-06-03
  • 2020-05-26
  No: 2   2020-08-22: Part 2

Topic: FILM - 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 think a lot

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you watched it
  • whether you like or dislike it
  • and explain why it made you think a lot.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-06-20
  • 2020-06-01
  • 2020-05-04

  No: 2   2020-08-22: Part 3

Topic: FILM - Two-way Questions
  1. What kinds of films are popular in your country?
  2. What kinds of films do young people like to watch in your country?
  3. Is it a good thing for children to watch films?
  4. What can children learn from films?
  5. Why are special effects used in some movies?
  6. Is the film industry important for a country?
  7. Do you think it is necessary for the government to invest in the film industry?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-06-20
  • 2020-06-01
  • 2020-05-04
  No: 3   2020-08-18: Part 2

Topic: TRIP - 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 road trip you’ve done.

You should say:
  • who you did it with
  • what happened on the trip
  • why you remember it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-30
  • 2020-05-31

  No: 3   2020-08-18: Part 3

Topic: TRIP - Two-way Questions
  1. How will self-driving cars change cities?
  2. Why do people prefer to take cars even though it takes a longer time than the train?
  3. Do you think people will stay with cars in the future?
  4. How can people reduce car dependency?
  5. Do you agree that technology has caused many environmental problems? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-30
  • 2020-05-31
  No: 4   2020-08-14: 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
  • how you will achieve it
  • explain why this goal is important for you.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-17
  • 2020-05-11
  • 2020-03-12
  • 2020-01-18

  No: 4   2020-08-14: 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 kinds 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:
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-06-17
  • 2020-05-11
  • 2020-03-12
  • 2020-01-18
  No: 5   2020-08-14: 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 stayed at the job
  • And explain why you didn't like that job.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-17
  • 2020-06-14

  No: 5   2020-09-17: Part 3

Topic: JOB - Two-way Questions
  1. What things should be considered before going to foreign employment?
  2. What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?
  3. In your country, do parents encourage their children to work abroad? Why?
  4. Do you think it is good for young adults to experience life in a foreign country? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
  No: 6   2020-08-11: Part 2

Topic: RESULT - 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 something you did that might have had a negative result but ended up positive.

You should say:
  • what the thing is
  • when and where it happened
  • what you did
  • and how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-06-14

  No: 6   2020-08-11: Part 3

Topic: RESULT - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it worth taking risks in life? Why or why not?
  2. Do you think when we stop taking risks we stop living life?
  3. Do you think children need to take risks?
  4. What do you think about telling children about stories related to danger?
  5. Why is it important to listen to children's views about risk and safety?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-06-14
  No: 7   2020-08-10: Part 2

Topic: FOREIGN COUNTRY - 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 foreign country you would like to learn about.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where it is
  • how you know it
  • why you want to learn more about this country.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-12
  • 2020-06-21

  No: 7   2020-08-10: Part 3

Topic: FOREIGN COUNTRY - Two-way Questions
  1. How can we learn about other countries?
  2. What can we learn from foreign countries?
  3. What do you think is the best way to learn foreign culture?
  4. Do you think that reading is the best way to know about a culture? Why?
  5. What is the biggest problem to work in a foreign country?
  6. What is the most important thing that shows your country’s characteristic features?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-12
  • 2020-06-21
  No: 8   2020-08-07: Part 2

Topic: 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 you are happy to know.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • what he or she is like
  • and explain why you are happy to know him or her.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-05-27

  No: 8   2020-09-11: Part 3

Topic: PERSON - Two-way Questions
  1. What kind of jobs need a lot of physical activity?
  2. What’s the difference between payment for physical work and payment for mental work?
  3. Can physical workers have higher salaries in the future?
  4. Do you think machines could replace manual labor in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
  No: 9   2020-08-05: Part 2

Topic: FRIEND - 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:
  • 2020-07-10
  • 2020-05-12

  No: 9   2020-08-05: Part 3

Topic: FRIEND - Two-way Questions
  1. Who is the head of the family in your culture?
  2. Are men better at decision making in a family?
  3. Do you think that in the future there will be more women leaders?
  4. Should a leader discuss with team members when making decisions?
  5. What are the qualities of good leadership?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-10
  • 2020-05-12
  No: 10   2020-08-04: Part 2

Topic: VOLUNTEER - 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 volunteering experience you have had.

You should say:
  • What it was
  • Where it was
  • Why you volunteered
  • And how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-05-19

  No: 10   2020-08-04: Part 3

Topic: VOLUNTEER - Two-way Questions
  1. How do charitable organizations help people?
  2. Do you think everyone should do charity work?
  3. What qualities are required for being a volunteer?
  4. What type of personality does a volunteer have?
  5. How can companies engaging in volunteering help our society?
  6. Do you think people nowadays should participate more in volunteering?
  7. How do modern technologies assist volunteers and volunteering experiences?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-05-19