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   2020-03-07: 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 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:
  • 2020-02-02
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-19
  • 2020-01-04
  • 2019-12-10
Vocabulary: Work

  No: 1   2020-03-07: Part 3

Topic: WORK - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the qualities of a good manager?
  2. How the manager should behave with his staff to be a good manager?
  3. Should the manager be friendly with his staff or strict?
  4. How do a manager take out the worker who are not willing to work?
  5. How to train the new employees effectively?
  6. How can businesses adapt to a rapidly changing world?
  7. Do you think what you learn in university will help in your future job?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-02
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-19
  • 2020-01-04
  • 2019-12-10
Vocabulary: Work
  No: 2   2020-02-29: 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 a job that you would not like to do in the future.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • where you noticed it
  • And explain why you would not like to do it.
  • Do you know anyone performing that sort of work?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-19
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-01-21
  • 2020-01-06

  No: 2   2020-02-29: Part 3

Topic: JOB - Two-way Questions
  1. What kind of jobs people prefer doing in your country? why?
  2. What jobs do young people in your country want to do? why?
  3. Which is more important for you: interesting job or well-paid job? Why?
  4. Do you think hard-work is necessary for doing a job?
  5. Why are some people more hardworking than other?
  6. What could employers do to improve employees’ work motivation?
  7. Do you think doing hard-work has any impact on mental health?
  8. Do you think that physical efforts are decreased due to technology development? Why?
  9. Do you think that artificial intelligence is taking away lot of jobs? What can be done? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-02-19
  • 2020-02-01
  • 2020-01-21
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 3   2020-02-29: Part 2

Topic: PHONE - 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 could not use your mobile phone.

You should say:
  • When it was
  • Where it was
  • Why you could not use your mobile phone
  • And how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-06

  No: 3   2020-02-29: Part 3

Topic: PHONE - Two-way Questions
  1. Are there any places in your country where cellphones are banned?
  2. Do you think that cellphones can cause disturbance in some places?
  3. Should there be areas where cellphones do not be allowed?
  4. Do you think it is necessary to be polite?
  5. Does politeness depend on culture and location?
  6. In your opinion, at what age do you think is appropriate for owning a cell phone?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 4   2020-02-27: Part 2

Topic: TRUTH - 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 did not tell a friend the truth.

You should say:
  • When it was
  • Who you did not tell the truth to
  • Why you did not tell the truth
  • And explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2019-11-29
  • 2019-11-05
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-06

  No: 4   2020-02-27: Part 3

Topic: TRUTH - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think mutual trust between friends is important?
  2. Do you think people need to tell the truth all the time?
  3. Do successful people always speak truth?
  4. In what kind of situations should people not tell the truth?
  5. What's a situation where a person would prefer you to lie rather than tell the truth?
  6. Why do children tell lies?
  7. What should parents do if their children tell lies?
  8. What the difference between lie of adults and children?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2019-11-29
  • 2019-11-05
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-06
  No: 5   2020-02-22: 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:
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Travel

  No: 5   2020-02-22: Part 3

Topic: TRAVEL - Two-way Questions
  1. What do you think when you look the people who work at airport?
  2. What do you think if an airport tends to expand?
  3. Why do you think taking air-plane is so popular?
  4. What are the advantages of travelling by plane?
  5. What is most important to you, Price, or comfort?
  6. What are the advantages and the disadvantages of living near an airport?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-01
Vocabulary: Travel
  No: 6   2020-02-19: Part 2

Topic: GAME - 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 indoor game that you would like to play.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how often you play it
  • how you play it
  • why you you would like to play.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-27
  • 2019-11-30
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-02

  No: 6   2020-02-19: Part 3

Topic: GAME - Two-way Questions
  1. What the difference between indoor games and games on phone?
  2. Why do young generations of the present age have a negative attitude towards outdoor games?
  3. Which indoor game do most of the young generation play in your country?
  4. What do you think that people spend too much time playing video games?
  5. What are the disadvantages of phone games?
  6. Children are busy with mobile phone, is it good or bad? Why?
  7. Do you think parents should encourage their children to take part in international tournaments? Why?
  8. What do you think about the impact of technology to ensure fair play during international games?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-27
  • 2019-11-30
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-02
  No: 7   2020-02-17: Part 2

Topic: ACHIEVEMENT - 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 situation when you celebrated your achievement.

You should say:
  • what you did
  • when you celebrated it
  • who you celebrated it with
  • and explain why you celebrated it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2019-12-20
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-11-19

  No: 7   2020-02-17: Part 3

Topic: ACHIEVEMENT - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the cultural celebrations in your home country?
  2. What is the importance of national holidays in your countries?
  3. How do people celebrate their family events (anniversaries, baby born, weddings...) in your country?
  4. Do people spend a lot of money on their family events?
  5. Are all family events in your country like that?
  6. What is the difference between the ways in which young and old people celebrate their birthdays? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-01-01
  • 2019-12-20
  • 2019-12-10
  • 2019-11-19
  No: 8   2020-02-13: Part 2

Topic: ADVICE - 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 advice you received on your subjects or work.

You should say:
  • what kind of advice was
  • who you received it from
  • what you did after receiving it
  • Do you like to take advice from others?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-21
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-05

  No: 8   2020-02-13: Part 3

Topic: ADVICE - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do young people think that it hard to make career choices?
  2. Who influences students career choice? Why?
  3. What professions do youngsters prefer to choose nowadays? Why?
  4. Do you think youngsters are getting influenced by others in choosing professions?
  5. Do you think nowadays young people are influenced by many role models? Why?
  6. What are the factors that affect the students in choosing their career?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-21
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-05
  No: 9   2020-02-13: Part 2

Topic: MEET - 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 first met someone.

You should say:
  • who the person was
  • when you met him or her
  • what the conservation was
  • and explain why you still remember about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-09-08

  No: 9   2020-02-13: Part 3

Topic: MEET - Two-way Questions
  1. Are you still in contact with that person?
  2. How do young people find new friends?
  3. Do you think it is strange to make friends online?
  4. How long does it take to get to know someone as a friend?
  5. Do you think finding new friends is beneficial or keeping old friends?
  6. Why do some people have few friends?
  7. How do companies welcome their new employees?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-25
  • 2020-01-08
  • 2019-11-18
  • 2019-09-08
  No: 10   2020-02-10: Part 2

Topic: UNIFORM,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 uniform (school or company) you once wore.

You should say:
  • when you wear it
  • who bought it for you
  • what it looks like
  • and explain how you feel about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-02
Vocabulary: Clothing

  No: 10   2020-02-10: Part 3

Topic: UNIFORM,CLOTHING - Two-way Questions
  1. On what occasion should people wear uniforms?
  2. Do you think it is important for students to wear school uniforms?
  3. What is the significance of uniforms in work, like in airlines or other workplaces?
  4. Should companies ask for employees’ opinions about the design of uniforms?
  5. Can people tell a person’s personality by his/her clothes? Why?
  6. What do you think about high-end brands?
  7. Does people buy the high-end brands mean they always live a high quality life?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-02
Vocabulary: Clothing