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   2020-09-30: Part 2

Topic: SKILL - 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 taught you a skill when you were a child.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • what skill you learned
  • how long it took you to learn it
  • and explain why he/she taught you a skill.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-12
  • 2020-09-01

  No: 1   2020-09-30: Part 3

Topic: SKILL - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the advantages of the education system in your country?
  2. What qualities do you think a good teacher should have?
  3. Do you think teachers will be replaced by technology in the future?
  4. How has technology influenced our lives?
  5. Do you think technology can save time?
  6. How do you think modern technology has changed the way we work?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-12
  • 2020-09-01
  No: 2   2020-09-29: Part 2

Topic: 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.
Describe a new public place/building you would like to visit.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what it is like
  • how you knew this place
  • and explain why you would like to visit it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-05-21
  • 2020-03-07
  • 2020-02-19
  • 2020-01-18
Vocabulary: Building

  No: 2   2020-09-29: Part 3

Topic: BUILDING - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think a public building is important? Why?
  2. Why do people need public buildings in their community?
  3. In your country, what kinds of public buildings do people like to visit?
  4. What is most important to a public building, design, location, or facilities?
  5. Do you think the appearance of a building is important?
  6. Which is more important, preserving old buildings, or building new ones?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-13
  • 2020-05-21
  • 2020-03-07
  • 2020-02-19
  • 2020-01-18
Vocabulary: Building
  No: 3   2020-09-29: 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 often helps others.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how often this person helps others
  • why this person helps others
  • and how you feel about this person
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-08

  No: 3   2020-10-05: Part 3

Topic: HELP - Two-way Questions
  1. What can children help parents with?
  2. What are the benefits of children helping their parents?
  3. Should parents reward their children when they help others?
  4. Do parents help children because they need their children to help them when they are old?
  5. How can grandparents stay connected with their grandkids?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-05-30
  No: 4   2020-09-28: Part 2

Topic: DECISION - 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 good decision you made recently.

You should say:
  • what the decision was
  • when you made the decision
  • how you made the decision
  • and explain why you think it was a good decision.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02

  No: 4   2020-09-28: Part 3

Topic: DECISION - Two-way Questions
  1. Do parents in your country allow their children to make important decisions about the future?
  2. Do you think that parents should make important decisions for their children?
  3. What skills are necessary when making decisions?
  4. How can people improve their decision-making skills?
  5. Do you think decision making today is different from decision making in the past?
  6. How do you think computers help people make decisions?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
  No: 5   2020-09-28: Part 2

Topic: OLD 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 an old person you know and respect.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you know the person
  • how long you have known this person
  • and explain why you respect this person.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-06-23
  • 2020-06-18

  No: 5   2020-09-28: Part 3

Topic: OLD PERSON - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the needs of the elderly?
  2. What is the responsibility of the family for the care of the elderly?
  3. What characteristics do we need when we take care of older people?
  4. How can youngsters help older people in technology learning?
  5. How can older people play a bigger role in society?
  6. How could technological developments help older people and change their quality of life for the better?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-29
  • 2020-07-08
  • 2020-06-23
  • 2020-06-18
  No: 6   2020-09-25: Part 2

Topic: LARGE-COMPANY - 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 large company that you are interested in.

You should say:
  • what kind of company it is
  • what the company does
  • how you know about it
  • and explain why you are interested in it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-07-04
  • 2020-06-21
  • 2020-05-11

  No: 6   2020-09-25: Part 3

Topic: LARGE-COMPANY - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the differences between a big company and a small company?
  2. What factors can affect a company's development?
  3. Do you think that the people at the executive level should be paid a higher salary? Is it fair?
  4. Why is the companies' self-regulation important?
  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages to work in a large company?
  6. Is it difficult to get a promotion to a large company?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-23
  • 2020-07-04
  • 2020-06-21
  • 2020-05-11
  No: 7   2020-09-25: Part 2

Topic: PICTURE - 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 photograph of you that you like.

You should say:
  • where it was taken
  • when it was taken
  • who took it
  • and explain why you like it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04

  No: 7   2020-09-25: Part 3

Topic: PICTURE - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do people take photos?
  2. Why is photography important in today's society?
  3. How important is it to have a camera on a smartphone?
  4. Do you think paper photos have more value than digital ones? Why?
  5. What are the improvements the latest technologies have brought in photography?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-04
  No: 8   2020-09-24: Part 2

Topic: LAUGHING,FILMS - 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 laugh.

You should say:
  • what the film/movie is
  • when you watched it
  • who you watched it with
  • and explain why it made you laugh.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Laughing Vocabulary: Films

  No: 8   2020-09-24: Part 3

Topic: LAUGHING,FILMS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like movies that make you laugh?
  2. What do you do when you feel sad?
  3. Do you think happiness is a state of mind? Why?
  4. What kinds of things do people do to be happy in your country?
  5. Do you think people can be happy after retirement?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-02
Vocabulary: Laughing Vocabulary: Films
  No: 9   2020-09-24: Part 2

Topic: SPORTS - 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 sport you would like to try for the first time.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you would learn it
  • why you would like to do this sport
  • and explain how you feel about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-28
  • 2020-06-18
Vocabulary: Sports

  No: 9   2020-09-24: Part 3

Topic: SPORTS - Two-way Questions
  1. What sport is famous in your country?
  2. Do you think that elder people these days do not get enough time for exercise?
  3. What facilities are available for physical exercise in your country?
  4. Who should that take the responsibility to provide facilities of an exercise to ordinary people?
  5. Are some sports more helpful than others to be healthy?
  6. Should the government pay equal attention to all sports?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-07-27
  • 2020-06-28
  • 2020-06-18
Vocabulary: Sports
  No: 10   2020-09-23: Part 2

Topic: ANIMALS - 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 were scared by an animal.

You should say:
  • when and where it happened
  • what animal it was
  • what did the animal do
  • and explain why you were scared.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Animals

  No: 10   2020-09-23: Part 3

Topic: ANIMALS - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it important for children to learn about animals?
  2. What is your opinion on keeping endangered animals in the zoo?
  3. What is your opinion on animals that are used for meat and other purposes?
  4. What can we do to protect rare species animals?
  5. What should the government do to protect wildlife?
  6. How to stop humans from harming the environment?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-09-03
Vocabulary: Animals