IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample

 By Jiabao Hors

IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample

IELTS speaking test Part 2 is a 1-2 minutes monologue. Candidates have 1 extra minute around to prepare. Usually Part 2 will last 3-4 minutes. The monologue is based on a given test card, candidates can write down notes or key points when preparing, then talk about the specified topic for one or two minutes as 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.
  • Describe someone who has influenced you in your life.
More topics are in "Topics and Samples" section of IELTS Speaking Test. The latest Part 2/3 topic and its sample questions are presented at this page's "Hot Questions".

Part 2 isn't a real discussing. Getting the topic card from examiner, candidate prepares and speaks alone; the examiner wouldn't interrupt the speaking. Unlike Part 1 and Part 3 that are guided by examiner, Part 2 is by candidate.

The monologue is totally controlled by test taker, if he or she happens to prepare the topic in advance, Part 2 would be a good opportunity to up score. Like Part 1, Part 2 is also fundamental to get a basic mark, e.g. 4-5. To get better score, candidate must present an excellent speech to let examiner believe that advanced questions are deserved to offer in Part 3.

Part 3 is a two-way discussion of 4-5 minutes, usually follows the topic of Part 2. The part is driven by examiner who prompts questions depending on performance in preceded parts. The more questions to be asked, the better chance to have high mark.

To help candidates familiarize and prepare topics of Part 2 and Part 3, we collect 20 Part 2 topics and their extending questions in Part 3. They are from memories of recent test takers, and have more chances to occur in near future, because examiners usually keep same speaking test script list 3 months or even longer.

  No: 1   2018-12-12: Part 2 (Uzbekistan)

Topic: EQUIPMENT - 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 piece of equipment that you repaired recently(TV, washing machine..).

You Should say:
  • what it is
  • how you repaired it
  • and explain how you felt after repairing it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-12-03 (Bangladesh)
  • 2018-11-07 (India)
  • 2018-10-27 (USA)

  No: 1   2018-12-12: Part 3 (Uzbekistan)

Topic: EQUIPMENT - Two-way Questions
  1. What equipment do we need in our day to day activities?
  2. Do you like repairing equipment or rather buy a new one?
  3. How do you feel when people have equipment for every chore in the home?
  4. How do people take care their common household gadgets?
  5. What effects can these equipment have on our mental reasoning?
  6. Do you think equipment develop fault these days than before?
  7. What causes equipment to get broke?
  8. Do you think manufacturers are responsible for equipment when it got broke early?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-12-03 (Bangladesh)
  • 2018-11-07 (India)
  • 2018-10-27 (USA)
  No: 2   2018-12-10: Part 2 (India)

Topic: LAUGH - 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 film or TV show that made you laugh.
  • what the tv programme is
  • who is in it
  • why it made you laugh



  No: 2   2018-12-10: Part 3 (India)

Topic: LAUGH - Two-way Questions
  1. What do you think making a child laugh?
  2. What does actually make a child laugh out loud?
  3. What is the difference between a child's laugh and an adult's laugh?
  4. Do you think adults laugh just like children?
  5. What do you think people judge you when you laugh loudly? Why and when?
  6. Do you like comedy films?
  7. Do you think comedy films from your country will be famous in foreign regions? Why or why not?
  8. to learn a language do you think humour plays part?


  No: 3   2018-12-08: Part 2 (Australia)

Topic: TEENAGER - 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 teenager you know.
  • how old she/he is
  • who he/she is
  • why you like him/her
  • What interest he/she has?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-29 (India)
  • 2018-10-12 (Kazakhstan)
  • 2018-09-13 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-09-06 (Kazakhstan)
  • 2018-09-06 (India)

  No: 3   2018-12-08: Part 3 (Australia)

Topic: TEENAGER - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the differences between children and teenager?
  2. What do you think how school is helping them to grow?
  3. What kind of activities can teenagers learn from school?
  4. Apart from sports do you think teenagers learn something else in schools?
  5. What should we do to encourage our children to learn about society?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-29 (India)
  • 2018-10-12 (Kazakhstan)
  • 2018-09-13 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-09-06 (Kazakhstan)
  • 2018-09-06 (India)
  No: 4   2018-12-07: Part 2 (Lithuania)

Topic: JOURNEY,PUBLIC TRANSPORT - 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 journey which you used public transport.
  • When and where you went
  • What kind of transport you used
  • How you felt about the trip.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-18 (India)
  • 2018-10-13 (Qatar)
  • 2018-09-11 (Iran)
  • 2018-08-26 (Malaysia)
  • 2018-08-23 (India)

  No: 4   2018-12-07: Part 3 (Lithuania)

Topic: JOURNEY,PUBLIC TRANSPORT - Two-way Questions
  1. Is there any public transportation in your hometown?
  2. How often you use public transport?
  3. How effective is public transport in your country?
  4. What are the advantages and the disadvantages of public transport?
  5. Do you think public transport will be used more in future?
  6. How can government encourage people to use public transport?
  7. Why people think it's high status that have own Car?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-18 (India)
  • 2018-10-13 (Qatar)
  • 2018-09-11 (Iran)
  • 2018-08-26 (Malaysia)
  • 2018-08-23 (India)
  No: 5   2018-12-07: Part 2 (India)

Topic: LOST - 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 on which you lost an item you owned.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you lost it
  • what you felt about it.
  • Do you often lose things?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-12-03 (India)
  • 2018-09-07 (Iran)
  • 2018-09-05 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-08-18 (USA)

  No: 5   2018-12-07: Part 3 (India)

Topic: LOST - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do some people lose their item, and others don't?
  2. Do you think the things you need is important to be organised?
  3. Do you think it is important for parents to teach their children how to be organised?
  4. Would the parents have to be organised themselves before teaching their children?
  5. How would a parent go about teaching their children this skill?
  6. Do you think human beings look for order in things?
  7. Would you say that if one is too orderly, they may find it difficult to be creative?
  8. How can modern technology like computer, cellphone be used to organise the things?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-12-03 (India)
  • 2018-09-07 (Iran)
  • 2018-09-05 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-08-18 (USA)
  No: 6   2018-12-03: Part 2 (Nepal)

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.
Describe a leisure activity.You Should say:
  • what you do?
  • where you like to do it
  • why you like to do this.



  No: 6   2018-12-03: Part 3 (Nepal)

Topic: LEISURE ACTIVITY - Two-way Questions
  1. What types of leisure activities are popular in your country?
  2. Why it is important for people to have time for leisure activities?
  3. Why are some leisure activities more popular than others?
  4. What types of leisure activities may become more popular in the future?
  5. What type of leisure activities helpful for children? Why?
  6. Some people do not have any leisure activity. Why it is the case?


  No: 7   2018-12-02: Part 2 (Brazil)

Topic: MONEY AS 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.
Explain one time that you received money as a gift.
  • who gave to you
  • what you did with it
  • how you felt about it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-10 (Saudi Arabia)
  • 2018-11-04 (India)
  • 2018-10-13 (USA)
  • 2018-10-06 (Iran)

  No: 7   2018-12-02: Part 3 (Brazil)

Topic: MONEY AS GIFT - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it good to give money to children as a gift?
  2. What do you think about giving money for children in exchange of helping cleaning the house?
  3. When do you think giving money as a gift to children will be good? Why?
  4. Should we let children decide to buy everything they want with money which they saved?
  5. Is cash widely used or cards used in your country?
  6. Do you think credit cards will take over cash completely in future?
  7. Can you talk about some of the benefits of credit cards?
  8. Do you think money gives power?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-10 (Saudi Arabia)
  • 2018-11-04 (India)
  • 2018-10-13 (USA)
  • 2018-10-06 (Iran)
  No: 8   2018-12-01: Part 2 (Brazil)

Topic: CITY - 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 city where you would like to work and live in.
  • where it is
  • how you know about it
  • why you like live in.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-14 (USA)
  • 2018-08-17 (Singapore)
  • 2018-07-24 (Saudi Arabia)

  No: 8   2018-12-01: Part 3 (Brazil)

Topic: CITY - Two-way Questions
  1. What are the important factors in deciding a place to work and live in?
  2. Do you think it is important to have a nice place to live in or having a good job?
  3. Why do people prefer to live in big cities?
  4. Why do big cities have lots of buildings?
  5. What are the differences between living in a city and in the countryside?
  6. How can government help in improving the life style of people?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-14 (USA)
  • 2018-08-17 (Singapore)
  • 2018-07-24 (Saudi Arabia)
  No: 9   2018-12-01: Part 2 (Bahrain)

Topic: CONCENTRATE - 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 something you were trying to concentrate during study/work.
  • What the thing is
  • How you did it
  • How it helped you
  • How you feel after it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-10 (India)
  • 2018-07-27 (Poland)
  • 2018-07-24 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-07-19 (Nepal)
  • 2018-06-21 (Malaysia)

  No: 9   2018-12-01: Part 3 (Bahrain)

Topic: CONCENTRATE - Two-way Questions
  1. Do concentration helps the children?
  2. Why is it important for kids to concentrate when they do things?
  3. Do mobile phones affect kids ability to concentrate?
  4. Why is concentration required?
  5. What should employers do to increase concentration and focus?
  6. In what kinds of jobs do you think people need to be able to concentrate? Why?
  7. What helps you to concentrate more in your work?
  8. Do you think people nowadays have issues with concentration?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-10 (India)
  • 2018-07-27 (Poland)
  • 2018-07-24 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-07-19 (Nepal)
  • 2018-06-21 (Malaysia)
  No: 10   2018-12-01: Part 2 (Jordan)

Topic: LAW - 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 law in your country which you like the most.
  • what it is
  • when you have learned about it
  • how it effects people.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-27 (UAE)
  • 2018-10-25 (India)
  • 2018-10-23 (UAE)
  • 2018-09-04 (Iran)

  No: 10   2018-12-01: Part 3 (Jordan)

Topic: LAW - Two-way Questions
  1. Do most people in your country follow the law?
  2. Is there any situation that people might disobey the law?
  3. What can be done to motivate people so that they abide by the rules and law?
  4. Why we should follow the rules strictly?
  5. Do you think young people in your country want to be a police officer?
  6. What are the qualifications of a good police officer?
  7. Do you think they are really maintaining law and order?
  8. Why do you think international laws are important?
  9. Why do some people prefer to be lawyer?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-27 (UAE)
  • 2018-10-25 (India)
  • 2018-10-23 (UAE)
  • 2018-09-04 (Iran)
  No: 11   2018-11-30: Part 2 (Kosovo)

Topic: PRESENT - 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 present you received that you really wanted.
  • what it is
  • who gave it to you
  • why you wanted it
  • what your feelings after you got it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-10 (Australia)
  • 2018-11-09 (Egypt)

  No: 11   2018-11-30: Part 3 (Kosovo)

Topic: PRESENT - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do many people want to have the best of everything, such as the best cars, phones, houses?
  2. Why are some people so materialistic?
  3. Do people get influenced by others, why?
  4. Do you think teenagers appreciate what their parents buy for them? Why?
  5. Do you think people especially the younger ones are influenced by their friends when they do shopping?
  6. Do shopping affect on economy? And how?
  7. How do products harm environment? Whose responsibility is it?
  8. How do advertising help economy and shopping?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-10 (Australia)
  • 2018-11-09 (Egypt)
  No: 12   2018-11-24: Part 2 (Canada)

Topic: HELPED SOMEONE - 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 situation when you helped someone in work or study.
  • who you helped
  • how you help him/her
  • why you help him/her.
  • explain how you felt about helping this person.



  No: 12   2018-11-24: Part 3 (Canada)

Topic: HELPED SOMEONE - Two-way Questions
  1. In general, why do people help others?
  2. It’s important to help people who need help? Why?
  3. What is difference between friend and family member who are helping to you?
  4. Should younger generation be more helpful?
  5. What is quality required for being a leader?
  6. How’s important for doing as a team work?
  7. If you are doctor/engineer, how can you work as team-worker in that situation?


  No: 13   2018-11-17: Part 2 (Qatar)

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 an important decision you made with someone's help.
  • what the decision was
  • who helped you
  • how he/she helped you
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-08 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-10-14 (Georgia)
  • 2018-09-25 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-09-04 (Australia)
  • 2017-12-04 (Georgia)

  No: 13   2018-11-17: Part 3 (Qatar)

Topic: DECISION - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it important to ask for help when you are making decisions? Why?
  2. Do you think teenagers are able to take decisions on their own?
  3. What are the decisions teenagers have to take?
  4. Do you agree that parents should make important decisions for their children?
  5. Why do some people feel more difficult than others to make decisions regarding private life such as getting married or having children?
  6. Why can some people make quick decisions, but others can not?
  7. What should national leaders consider when they make decisions?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-08 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-10-14 (Georgia)
  • 2018-09-25 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-09-04 (Australia)
  • 2017-12-04 (Georgia)
  No: 14   2018-11-17: Part 2 (Philippines)

Topic: PLAN - 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.
Discuss a time when you change your mind about a certain decision/plan.
  • What it is
  • Why you changed it
  • How you felt.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-14 (India)
  • 2018-10-11 (South Africa)
  • 2018-10-10 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-09-07 (Oman)
  • 2018-09-06 (India)

  No: 14   2018-11-17: Part 3 (Philippines)

Topic: PLAN - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do people change their mind?
  2. What do you take into consideration if you have to change a plan?
  3. Why is change difficult for people?
  4. Do people prefer a sudden or gradual change?
  5. Are there logical or emotional reasons for any change?
  6. Why are some people emotional to change rather than being rational?
  7. Why is it hard for older people to change plan?
  8. How technology can help when people change in plan?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-14 (India)
  • 2018-10-11 (South Africa)
  • 2018-10-10 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-09-07 (Oman)
  • 2018-09-06 (India)
  No: 15   2018-11-17: Part 2 (Philippines)

Topic: REPLACE - 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 something you own that you wish to replace.
  • what the item is
  • when you got it
  • how long you have it
  • And explain how easy or difficult for you to replace it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-26 (Egypt)
  • 2018-10-20 (Philippines)
  • 2018-09-06 (Nigeria)
  • 2018-08-11 (England)
  • 2018-07-04 (Kazakhstan)

  No: 15   2018-11-17: Part 3 (Philippines)

Topic: REPLACE - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do people prefer to shop online instead of going to the mall personally?
  2. Why do still people do shopping by physically going to malls?
  3. What do you think the use of plastic bags?
  4. How does it affect the environment?
  5. Do people recycle items in your country?
  6. What do you advice to minimise the use of plastic bags?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-10-26 (Egypt)
  • 2018-10-20 (Philippines)
  • 2018-09-06 (Nigeria)
  • 2018-08-11 (England)
  • 2018-07-04 (Kazakhstan)
  No: 16   2018-11-12: Part 2 (India)

Topic: NEW 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 you like but never met, and would like to meet in future..You should say:
  • Who is this person is?
  • What does he do?
  • What do you want to do with him/her?
  • and explain why you think he is interesting?



  No: 16   2018-11-12: Part 3 (India)

Topic: NEW PERSON - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you want to meet a new person? Why?
  2. In what ways can we meet new people?
  3. How do you communicate with a person who never meet but you like to meet?
  4. Do you think technologies help in relationship between people? How?
  5. Do you have many friends in your workplace or community? Why?
  6. How to be a respectable person?


  No: 17   2018-11-12: Part 2 (India)

Topic: SONG,MUSIC - 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 song/music you like a lot.
  • what the song is about
  • why you like it
  • when you last time listened to it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-07-28 (England)
  • 2018-07-25 (India)
  • 2018-07-07 (Austria)
  • 2018-07-06 (USA)
  • 2018-06-16 (Malta)

  No: 17   2018-11-12: Part 3 (India)

Topic: SONG,MUSIC - Two-way Questions
  1. What kind of music is famous in your country?
  2. Do you think that music nowadays is different from music in the past?
  3. Does children like to listen to music?
  4. Why do you think study music is good for children?
  5. Does music can only learn by people who are with inborn qualities?
  6. Why some musician cannot shine though they are master of musical art?
  7. How do you think it is impossible to teach playing abilities?
  8. Why do people from all over the world like to listen to music?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-07-28 (England)
  • 2018-07-25 (India)
  • 2018-07-07 (Austria)
  • 2018-07-06 (USA)
  • 2018-06-16 (Malta)
  No: 18   2018-11-11: Part 2 (USA)

Topic: 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.
Describe an activity you enjoy doing when you are alone.You should say:
  • what the activity is
  • how often do you do it
  • where and how you do it
  • and explain why you like to do this activity.



  No: 18   2018-11-11: Part 3 (USA)

Topic: ACTIVITY - Two-way Questions
  1. Are people more active today? Why?
  2. Do you think people should only focus in work?
  3. Do you think people spend most of their time at work?
  4. Should parents plan activities for their children? And why?
  5. Do you think the activities of this generation is different than older generation?


  No: 19   2018-11-10: Part 2 (England)

Topic: OUTFIT,DRESS - 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 dress you wore for a occasion.
  • what dress it is
  • when did you wear it
  • How it made you feel.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-01 (Iran)
  • 2018-09-10 (India)
  • 2018-08-11 (England)
  • 2018-08-04 (Philippines)
  • 2018-07-07 (Singapore)

  No: 19   2018-11-10: Part 3 (England)

Topic: OUTFIT,DRESS - Two-way Questions
  1. Do people prefer formal wear or informal wear?
  2. What dresses are considered to be formal in your country?
  3. When do people wear formal clothes?
  4. What is the reason for the growth of textile industry?
  5. Does foreign country affect the traditional clothing?
  6. What are the affects of globalisation on fashion?
  7. Do people go in for comfortable clothing or grand clothing?
  8. Does money affect the clothes we wear?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-11-01 (Iran)
  • 2018-09-10 (India)
  • 2018-08-11 (England)
  • 2018-08-04 (Philippines)
  • 2018-07-07 (Singapore)
  No: 20   2018-11-01: Part 2 (Iran)

Topic: WEBSITE - 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 website that you regularly use.
  • Why you use it
  • How often you use it
  • You recommend to others.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-09-04 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-06-30 (USA)
  • 2018-06-03 (South Korea)

  No: 20   2018-11-01: Part 3 (Iran)

Topic: WEBSITE - Two-way Questions
  1. How do you use Internet?
  2. What is the role of Internet in education?
  3. Do you think internet is important nowadays?
  4. Do you think Internet would replace public libraries in future?
  5. What kinds of activities do people enjoy for entertaining on Internet?
  6. Why do people watch movies on Internet at home?
  7. What do you prefer watching TV or Internet programs?
  8. What do you think of TV added the function of Internet?
  9. How does internet affect people? Good or bad?
  10. Do you prefer reading e-news or printed paper?
  11. Do you know anyone who use websites apart from you?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-09-04 (Pakistan)
  • 2018-06-30 (USA)
  • 2018-06-03 (South Korea)