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   2019-10-18: Part 2

Topic: TECHNOLOGY - 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 important technological product you bought.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you use it
  • why you bought it
  • And explain why you think it is important.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Technology

  No: 1   2019-10-18: Part 3

Topic: TECHNOLOGY - Two-way Questions
  1. What is the most important equipment in the workplace? Why?
  2. Which technological product do you think is most useful at home?
  3. What kinds of technological product are used for housework in modern homes in your country?
  4. Do you think there will be no teachers to teach in schools in the future?
  5. Do you think some technological products make people lazier? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Technology
  No: 2   2019-10-07: Part 2

Topic: HELP - 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:
  • 2019-09-08
  • 2019-08-23
  • 2019-08-15
  • 2019-06-24
  • 2019-06-21

  No: 2   2019-10-07: Part 3

Topic: HELP - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do you think people like to help other people?
  2. What personality do you think is important for people to do a volunteer job?
  3. Can be people trained to gain it?
  4. How should children be motivated to help each other?
  5. Is voluntary (or Charity) work more important than donations?
  6. Is raising fund for charity hard?
  7. Do you think government should help charity to raise fund?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-08
  • 2019-08-23
  • 2019-08-15
  • 2019-06-24
  • 2019-06-21
  No: 3   2019-09-29: 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 you would like to share with your friends.

You should say:
  • where you watched it
  • what it was about
  • who you watched it with
  • and explain why you want to share it with friends.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-05
  No: 4   2019-09-29: 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 who is good at his/her work.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what his or her job is
  • How well he/she manages his/her work
  • and explain why this person is good at the job.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-09-03

  No: 4   2019-09-29: Part 3

Topic: PERSON - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think it is important for a business to adapt to change?
  2. How should companies train their staff on new technology?
  3. How can a new employee learn something new at work?
  4. Do you think what you learn in university will help in your future job?
  5. Do you think manager should be strict? Why or why not?
  6. Under which circumstances should a manager be strict?
  7. What qualities should a manager should have?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-24
  • 2019-09-03
  No: 5   2019-09-28: Part 2

Topic: PARK - 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 visited a park.

You should say:
  • where the park is
  • when you visit it
  • what you did there
  • And explain why you visited it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-01
  • 2019-08-25
  • 2019-07-17
  • 2019-06-25
  • 2019-06-08
Vocabulary: Park

  No: 5   2019-09-28: Part 3

Topic: PARK - Two-way Questions
  1. Do people often visit park nowadays?
  2. Do you think all age groups enjoy going to park?
  3. How important are parks or gardens in cities? Why?
  4. Nowadays most of the people are planting flowers in their backyards. What is your opinion?
  5. Is it necessary to teach kids in school about the importance of environment?
  6. What steps should the government take to improve the awareness of environment among the citizens?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-01
  • 2019-08-25
  • 2019-07-17
  • 2019-06-25
  • 2019-06-08
Vocabulary: Park
  No: 6   2019-09-28: Part 2

Topic: SCHOOL - 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 school you went to in your childhood.

You should say:
  • where it was
  • what you learned there
  • what are some memories from that school
  • whether you would send your children to that school.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-04

  No: 6   2019-09-28: Part 3

Topic: SCHOOL - Two-way Questions
  1. Should children be allowed to decide the subjects taught in schools? Why?
  2. Do you think schools should teach how to find the right job or how to build their interests?
  3. Who is responsible for children's education, parents, or school?
  4. What role can a teacher play in helping a child follow his passion?
  5. How government in your country can improve the current education system?
  6. How are education priorities today different from those in the past?
  7. What qualities should a school have?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-04
  No: 7   2019-09-28: Part 2

Topic: TRAVEL - 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 travels by flight for work.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • Where the person goes
  • why the person travels by plane
  • and explain explain how he or she feels about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Travel

  No: 7   2019-11-13: Part 3

Topic: TRAVEL,TRANSPORT - Two-way Questions
  1. What kind of transport is popular in your country?
  2. Why do some people use private transport rather than public transport?
  3. Do you think people are using more car nowadays than in the past?
  4. What will happen when there are more cars?
  5. Are the buses comfortable in your country? Why?
  6. How to improve public transportation to help people?
  7. What steps should the government take to make things better for the pedestrians?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-17
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-07-20
  • 2019-07-02
  • 2019-06-29
Vocabulary: Travel
  No: 8   2019-09-25: Part 2

Topic: 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 a special day that you remember well.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • where you were
  • who you were with
  • what you did
  • And explain why you remember it well
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-08

  No: 8   2019-11-07: Part 3

Topic: DAY - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think people really enjoy nature like you say?
  2. What does happiness mean in life?
  3. Are people happy since birth? Why?
  4. Do you think money can make people happy?
  5. Are people more happy than before? Why or why not?
  6. Why do some people look so happy than other?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-10-20
  • 2019-09-07
  No: 9   2019-09-25: Part 2

Topic: SKY - 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 beautiful sky you enjoyed seeing/watching.

You should say:
  • what you saw
  • where and when you saw it
  • who you saw it with
  • and how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Sky

  No: 9   2019-09-25: Part 3

Topic: SKY - Two-way Questions
  1. Should kids know more about stars and planets?
  2. Is high technology helpful for star watching?
  3. Some people think spending money on space exploration is a complete waste. What’s your opinion?
  4. Do you think life on other planets is feasible for humans?
  5. Would you consider living on some other planet? Why?
  6. Have you ever watched an extraterrestrial body?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Sky
  No: 10   2019-09-21: Part 2

Topic: BOUGHT - 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 bought something for someone.

You should say:
  • when you bought
  • what you bought
  • who you bought it for
  • and explain how you felt about buying it for them.
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  No: 10   2019-09-21: Part 3

Topic: BOUGHT - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think we will stop using paper money in the future?
  2. How do companies encourage the consumer to spend their money?
  3. What do you think shops need to do to create a positive shopping experience?
  4. Is it a good idea to save money? Why?
  5. What typical things can visitors to your country buy?
  6. What things do young people like to buy in your country?
  7. Do you think that people are happier if they have money? Why?
  8. What can shops do to make shopping more pleasant for their customers?
  9. Do you think that in the future people will do most of their shopping online? Why or Why not?
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