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   2020-01-06: 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 know it from
  • Is it difficult or easy
  • And explain why you would not like to do it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-06

  No: 1   2020-01-06: Part 3

Topic: JOB - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the important factors in choosing a career?
  2. Which do you prefer, physical work or mental work?
  3. Which do you think is more important when doing a job, the income one gets or the amount interest that one has in the work?
  4. When young people choose their jobs, which is more important, salary or interest?
  5. Do you think it’s common to move to other cities because of jobs?
  6. The technology will make some people lose their jobs, how to deal with it?
  7. How do you think AI(artificial intelligence) would affect people’s work?
Recent Tests:
  • 2020-01-06
  No: 2   2019-12-28: 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:
  • 2019-11-22
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-04

  No: 2   2019-12-28: Part 3

Topic: SCHOOL - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of online learning?
  2. What can teachers do by using technology to make the class lessons interesting?
  3. will technology one day replace teachers? Why?
  4. Who is responsible for children's education, parents, or school?
  5. What role can a teacher play in helping a child follow his passion?
  6. Should children be allowed to decide the subjects taught in schools? Why?
  7. Do you think schools should teach how to find the right job or how to build their interests?
  8. How government in your country can improve the current education system?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-22
  • 2019-09-28
  • 2019-09-04
  No: 3   2019-12-27: 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:
  • 2019-11-30
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-02

  No: 3   2019-12-27: 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 of people spending too much time playing computer games?
  5. What are the disadvantages of phone games?
  6. Do you think parents should encourage their children to take part in international tournaments? Why?
  7. What do you think about the impact of technology to ensure fair play during international games?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-30
  • 2019-10-12
  • 2019-09-02
  No: 4   2019-12-22: Part 2

Topic: INTERNET - 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 problem solved through the internet.

You should say:
  • what the problem was
  • how you found out a solution
  • how long you took to fix it
  • explain how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-04
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-06-21

  No: 4   2019-12-22: Part 3

Topic: INTERNET - Two-way Questions
  1. Which websites are popular among your generations?
  2. Do people in your country use the internet a lot?
  3. What do people do online in their free time?
  4. What are the types of Internet communication?
  5. Do you think many people waste their time online?
  6. What are the advantages of the internet?
  7. Does online reading – ebooks,online content effect our reading skill? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-04
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-08-01
  • 2019-07-01
  • 2019-06-21
  No: 5   2019-12-21: 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:
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-05

  No: 5   2019-12-21: Part 3

Topic: ADVICE - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do young people think that it hard to make career choices?
  2. How and who influence students to choose the particular field?
  3. What professions do youngsters are choosing these days? Why are they opting for these?
  4. Do you think youngsters are getting influenced by others in choosing professions?
  5. Is it a good thing that they are following their role models?
  6. Do you think retirement age should be increased?
  7. Can old people work even after retiring?
  8. In what way they can help society after retirement?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-11
  • 2019-09-25
  • 2019-09-05
  No: 6   2019-12-21: Part 2

Topic: GIFT - 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 gift that took you a lot of time to prepare.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • who you gave it to
  • how you prepared it
  • and explain why you spent a long time to prepare it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-02
  • 2019-11-04
  • 2019-10-24
  • 2019-09-03

  No: 6   2019-12-21: Part 3

Topic: GIFT - Two-way Questions
  1. Why is it important to give gifts?
  2. What kind of gifts do people usually give to others in your country?
  3. How do people usually choose gifts?
  4. Do price matter people while buying gifts? Why?
  5. Do you think useful gifts are always more suitable than those useless ones?
  6. What impacts could giving gifts have on the receiver?
  7. What do you do if someone gives you an expensive gift? Why?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-12-02
  • 2019-11-04
  • 2019-10-24
  • 2019-09-03
  No: 7   2019-12-21: Part 2

Topic: TOY - 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 toy which you enjoyed the most in your childhood.
  • What it was
  • Where you got it from
  • Who you played with
  • How you enjoyed playing with it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-22
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-07-24
  • 2019-05-18
  • 2018-08-02 (Australia)

  No: 7   2019-12-21: Part 3

Topic: TOY - Two-way Questions
  1. Generally what types of toys do children like to play with now?
  2. Why do you think play is important for kids?
  3. What is your opinion about commercial advertisements aimed at children?
  4. Do you think toy manufacturers make educational toys or just toys for profit?
  5. Do you think toys that you played with in your childhood are different from modern ones? Why?
  6. How does brand influence parents purchasing decisions?
  7. Do you think parents have a responsibility to selecting Internet games for children?
  8. What are the benefits of outdoor team games for children?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-22
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-07-24
  • 2019-05-18
  • 2018-08-02 (Australia)
  No: 8   2019-12-21: 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.
Describer an occasion when someone didn’t tell you the truth.

You should say:
  • how the situation was
  • who the person was
  • how you came to know about it
  • How you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-14
  • 2019-08-20
  • 2019-07-19
  • 2019-07-12
  • 2019-06-10

  No: 8   2020-01-08: 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:
  • 2019-11-29
  • 2019-11-05
  • 2019-09-26
  • 2019-09-06
  No: 9   2019-12-17: 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.
Talk about a historical building you visited recently.

You should say:
  • where the building is
  • how it looks like
  • what the special features of that are
  • why you like to study more about that building.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-08-13
  • 2019-06-28
  • 2019-05-27
  • 2019-05-14

  No: 9   2019-12-17: Part 3

Topic: BUILDING - Two-way Questions
  1. Which one do you prefer, modern buildings, or old buildings?
  2. How can people discover historical sites?
  3. Why do people like to visit historical building?
  4. Do you think people entry fee should be free for the historical building?
  5. Is it necessary to protect historical buildings?
  6. Do most people agree to the government's funding to protect historical buildings?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-15
  • 2019-08-13
  • 2019-06-28
  • 2019-05-27
  • 2019-05-14
  No: 10   2019-12-17: Part 2

Topic: LEISURE,ACTIVITY - 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 leisure activity you have done with your family.

You should say:
  • who was there
  • where and when you did it
  • how you and your family enjoyed it .
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-11-30
  • 2019-10-26
  • 2019-10-08
  • 2019-09-07
Vocabulary: Leisure

  No: 10   2020-01-06: Part 3

Topic: WEATHER,ACTIVITY - Two-way Questions
  1. Does weather impact on people’s daily activities?
  2. Why do people do different kinds of sports in different weather?
  3. What kind of weather do people in your country like?
  4. Do people talk about the weather when they meet for the first time?
New QuestionVocabulary: Weather