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   2020-07-10: 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.
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  No: 1   2020-07-10: 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?
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  No: 2   2020-07-09: 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:
  • 2020-06-20
  • 2020-06-08
  • 2020-02-29
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-06

  No: 2   2020-07-09: Part 3

Topic: PHONE - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think we should set up laws and regulations on the use of mobile phones?
  2. Do you think children should have mobile phones?
  3. In your opinion, at what age is appropriate for owning a cell phone?
  4. Do you think it is necessary to be polite?
  5. Does politeness depend on culture and location?
  6. What is the different between social policy in the old days and today? why?
  7. How does social media affect public policy?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-20
  • 2020-06-08
  • 2020-02-29
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 3   2020-07-08: Part 2

Topic: 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.
Talk about an exciting event you experienced.

You should say:
  • where you were
  • when it was
  • who you were with
  • And explain why you were excited.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-27
  • 2020-06-11
  • 2020-06-02
  • 2020-05-23
  • 2020-03-14

  No: 3   2020-07-08: Part 3

Topic: EVENT - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the advantages of public events in the local community?
  2. What are the common public events in your country?
  3. Should the government invest in public events?
  4. Do you think due to technology we have lost the connection with nature?
  5. Which kind of natural events do people usually enjoy?
  6. Why do people enjoy natural events?
  7. Do you think international events bring benefits to a country? What are the benefits?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-27
  • 2020-06-11
  • 2020-06-02
  • 2020-05-23
  • 2020-03-14
  No: 4   2020-07-08: 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:
  • 2020-05-19

  No: 4   2020-07-08: Part 3

Topic: VOLUNTEER - Two-way Questions
  1. What qualities are required for being a volunteer?
  2. What type of personality does a volunteer have?
  3. How can companies engaging in volunteering help our society?
  4. Do you think people nowadays should participate more in volunteering?
  5. How do modern technologies assist volunteers and volunteering experiences?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-05-19
  No: 5   2020-07-07: Part 2

Topic: TAUGHT - 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.
A person who taught you something.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what he/she taught you
  • how this helped you
  • and how you felt about him/her.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-26
  • 2020-06-14
  • 2020-05-06
  • 2020-03-16
  • 2020-03-01

  No: 5   2020-07-07: Part 3

Topic: TAUGHT - Two-way Questions
  1. Why is it important to learn new things?
  2. Do you think universities enhance thinking?
  3. Do you think university education should be compulsory for all?
  4. What should governments do to make university education accessible?
  5. Do most older people have a hard time learning new things? Why?
  6. How elders have a positive influence on the younger generation?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-26
  • 2020-06-14
  • 2020-05-06
  • 2020-03-16
  • 2020-03-01
  No: 6   2020-07-04: Part 2

Topic: HEALTH - 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 article you read from the internet or magazines about healthy living.

You should say:
  • what the article was about
  • where you read it
  • when you read it
  • and explain what you learned from the article.
  • Do you think articles about fitness are generally useful?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-04
  • 2020-03-05
  • 2020-02-21
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-01

  No: 6   2020-07-04: Part 3

Topic: HEALTH - Two-way Questions
  1. Is awareness of health necessary?
  2. What is the importance of health awareness?
  3. How can we create awareness of health for everyone?
  4. Do you think people in your country have become healthier than twenty years ago?
  5. How is public healthcare helping people?
  6. How is the government getting affected because of public healthcare?
  7. What can be done to avoid this problem?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-04
  • 2020-03-05
  • 2020-02-21
  • 2020-01-11
  • 2020-01-01
  No: 7   2020-07-03: Part 2

Topic: GROUP - 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 thing you enjoyed doing in a group.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you did it
  • with who you did it
  • and explain why you enjoyed it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-22
  • 2020-05-29

  No: 7   2020-07-03: Part 3

Topic: GROUP - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think people enjoy doing things in groups?
  2. Can you tell me about different jobs that people do either themselves or do in groups?
  3. Do you think some people don't like each other in the workplace? Why?
  4. Do you think a group needs a good leader?
  5. What are the characteristics of a good leader?
  6. What are the effects of group influences on human behavior in the workplace?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-22
  • 2020-05-29
  No: 8   2020-07-02: Part 2

Topic: CHALLENGE - 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 challenge that you met recently.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you get it
  • where you get it
  • And explain how you overcome that challenge.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-15
  • 2020-03-22
  • 2020-02-22
  • 2020-01-10
  • 2020-01-02

  No: 8   2020-07-02: Part 3

Topic: CHALLENGE - Two-way Questions
  1. What challenges in the world face currently?
  2. Do you think science can help overcome the challenges?
  3. What are the challenges in a team sports event?
  4. What are some disadvantages of playing individual sports?
  5. Do you think parents should encourage their child to practice problem-solving when a child is young??
  6. Can parents improve their children's thinking skills by giving them specific family problems to solve?
  7. Do you think it is necessary to challenge yourself, pushing the boundaries, and getting out of your comfort zone?
  8. More and more people are trying new adventurous sports. What are the reasons?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-15
  • 2020-03-22
  • 2020-02-22
  • 2020-01-10
  • 2020-01-02
  No: 9   2020-07-02: Part 2

Topic: HOME - 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 dream place/home that you’d like to live in the future.

You should say:
  • what kind of place it is
  • who you want to live in with
  • why you want to live in there.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-24
  • 2020-03-14
  • 2020-02-27
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-07
Vocabulary: Home

  No: 9   2020-07-02: Part 3

Topic: HOME - Two-way Questions
  1. What type of home do people in your home town prefer to live in?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of old houses and new homes?
  3. What makes people want to live in the countryside?
  4. What are the reasons that people choose different cities?
  5. What kinds of environments are suitable for old people?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-24
  • 2020-03-14
  • 2020-02-27
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-07
Vocabulary: Home
  No: 10   2020-07-01: Part 2

Topic: HOME, HOUSE - 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 ideal house or apartment where you want to live.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what it looks like
  • when you would like to live in
  • And explain why you would like to live in it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-04
  • 2019-06-01
  • 2020-05-21
  • 2019-05-31
  • 2019-05-11
Vocabulary: Home

  No: 10   2020-07-02: Part 3

Topic: HOME - Two-way Questions
  1. What type of home do people in your home town prefer to live in?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of old houses and new homes?
  3. What makes people want to live in the countryside?
  4. What are the reasons that people choose different cities?
  5. What kinds of environments are suitable for old people?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-06-24
  • 2020-03-14
  • 2020-02-27
  • 2020-01-30
  • 2020-01-07
Vocabulary: Home