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.
We list recent topics in "Topics and Questions" section of IELTS Speaking Test. The latest Part 2/3 topic and its sample questions are presented at this page's "Hot Topics". We also maintain a list of IELTS Speaking Questions, which are from memories of recent test takers, and have more chances to occur in near future.

Part 2 isn't a real discussing. Getting the topic card from examiner, you prepare and speak alone; the examiner wouldn't interrupt your speaking. Unlike Part 1 and Part 3 that are guided by examiner, Part 2 is by yourself.

The monologue is totally controlled by test taker. If you happen 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, you 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 familiarize and prepare questions of Part 2 and Part 3, we collect 10 sample questions of Part 2, as well as their extending questions of Part 3 under same topics.

  No: 1   2019-03-24: Part 2

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.
Describe a time when you received money as a gift.
  • what it was about
  • who you are play it with
  • where you played it
  • why you enjoyed playing this game.
  • Do you want to play it again?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-03-23
  • 2019-03-12
  • 2019-02-06
  • 2018-01-10
  • 2018-11-12

  No: 1   2019-03-24: Part 3

Topic: MONEY AS GIFT - Two-way Questions
  1. Is it good to give money to children as a gift?
  2. Is is advisable to give children money as rewards for their achievement?
  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 that money equals power?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-03-12
  • 2019-02-06
  • 2018-01-10
  • 2018-11-12
  • 2018-11-03
  No: 2   2019-03-23: Part 2

Topic: IMPORTANT PLANT - 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 about an important plant, flower or tree of your country.
  • what it is
  • where seen it easily
  • why it is important.
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-12-22
  • 2018-09-06

  No: 2   2019-03-23: Part 3

Topic: IMPORTANT PLANT - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do more people choose to live in the countryside than in the city?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the countryside?
  3. Will countryside be improved in future?
  4. What are the advantages of science and technology in agriculture?
  5. How is agriculture different in the present time from in the past?
  6. How is agriculture different in the present time from in the future?
  7. How does science/technology affect farming in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2018-12-22
  • 2018-09-06
  No: 3   2019-03-22: Part 2

Topic: ACCOMPLISH,SUCCESS - 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 friend who accomplished something you are proud of.

You should say:
  • who your friend is
  • what he or she accomplished
  • what he or she did
  • how you felt after he or she accomplished.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-15 (Germany)
  • 2019-01-10 (Israel)
  • 2018-09-25 (Canada)

  No: 3   2019-03-22: Part 3

Topic: ACCOMPLISH,SUCCESS - Two-way Questions
  1. What is your idea of happiness and success?
  2. Do you think success lead to happiness?
  3. When a person is successful, is the person happy or not?
  4. Does relationship affect success?
  5. Do opportunity and hard work are important for achieving success?
  6. Why are some people not happy after they accomplished something?
  7. Do people in your country are successful?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-15 (Germany)
  • 2019-01-10 (Israel)
  • 2018-09-25 (Canada)
  No: 4   2019-03-09: Part 2

Topic: REPAIR - 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 needed to repair a broken equipment/device ( TV, radio...).

You Should say:
  • what it was
  • what the problem was
  • what you did after it was broken
  • and explain how you felt after repairing it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-19
  • 2019-01-03
  • 2018-12-12 (Uzbekistan)
  • 2018-12-03 (Bangladesh)
  • 2018-11-07 (India)

  No: 4   2019-03-09: Part 3

Topic: REPAIR - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like repairing equipment or rather buy a new one?
  2. What sort of equipment/device are easy to break?
  3. Do you think advanced technology is making people lazy?
  4. Why is play important to children's learning and development?
  5. Is it important to teach children to repair stuff?
  6. What causes equipment to get broke?
  7. Do you think manufacturers are responsible for equipment when it got broke early?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-19
  • 2019-01-03
  • 2018-12-12 (Uzbekistan)
  • 2018-12-03 (Bangladesh)
  • 2018-11-07 (India)
  No: 5   2019-03-08: Part 2

Topic: HISTORICAL PERIOD - 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 period of history that you like and know well.

You should say:
  • what time it was
  • what you know about it
  • why it is interesting to you.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-04
  • 2018-11-24 (USA)
  • 2018-07-17 (Kazakhstan)
  • 2018-06-26 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-05-12 (Indonesia)

  No: 5   2019-03-08: Part 3

Topic: HISTORICAL PERIOD - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you like history in general?
  2. What do you like more, ancient or modern history?
  3. What is the role of history in society?
  4. Do modern people pay enough attention to history? Why?
  5. Do you think children should be taught about history? Why?
  6. Does the technology analysis harm history?
  7. Why do you think people should learn about history?
  8. Why people like to watch historical movies?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-04
  • 2018-11-24 (USA)
  • 2018-07-17 (Kazakhstan)
  • 2018-06-26 (Sri Lanka)
  • 2018-05-12 (Indonesia)
  No: 6   2019-03-08: Part 2

Topic: IDEAL 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.

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:
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-02-27
  • 2019-02-14
  • 2019-01-22
  • 2019-01-07 (Turkey)

  No: 6   2019-03-08: Part 3

Topic: IDEAL HOUSE - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think you can achieve your dream of building that house?
  2. How would you do that?
  3. Do you still remember your children room? What did it look like?
  4. Do you think children should have their own rooms? Why?
  5. Is it common to own your own house in your country?
  6. What are the advantages of owning your own house?
  7. Do you think it is good idea to rent house to live? Why?
  8. Why do most young people live in apartments in cities?
  9. In big cities, the living space is getting smaller. Could you recommend some possible solutions on this?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-03-01
  • 2019-02-27
  • 2019-02-14
  • 2019-01-22
  • 2019-01-07 (Turkey)
  No: 7   2019-03-02: Part 2

Topic: BOOK TO READ - 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 book you have read recently.

You should say:
  • what it is about
  • who wrote the book
  • what the story of the book is
  • and explain if it is a good book or not.
  • Would you recommend this book to others?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-28
  • 2019-01-17 (India)
  • 2019-01-16
  • 2019-01-02 (India)
  • 2018-12-17 (Brazil)

  No: 7   2019-03-02: Part 3

Topic: BOOK TO READ - Two-way Questions
  1. Why do you think people like reading?
  2. What are the advantages of reading?
  3. What can you do to influence others to read more?
  4. Do you think people read less nowadays? Why?
  5. Who do you think is responsible for teaching children, teachers, or parents? Why?
  6. What can parents do to encourage children to read?
  7. How do technologies involve in reading?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-28
  • 2019-01-17 (India)
  • 2019-01-16
  • 2019-01-02 (India)
  • 2018-12-17 (Brazil)
  No: 8   2019-03-02: Part 2

Topic: INFORMATION - 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 had to search for information.

You should say:
  • what the information was
  • where you got this information from
  • what you did with this information.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-29
  • 2019-01-08 (India)

  No: 8   2019-03-02: Part 3

Topic: INFORMATION - Two-way Questions
  1. How long does it take to search information?
  2. Do people these days rely on books or on internet to find information?
  3. Is online information reliable?
  4. Do you think there is too much information online?
  5. What are some other ways of searching information?
  6. What kind of information do people trust more?
  7. Can a personal diary be used to for obtaining proper history information?
  8. What type of information will historians rely on for interpreting the 21st century?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-29
  • 2019-01-08 (India)
  No: 9   2019-03-01: Part 2

Topic: BORROW - 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 which you borrowed from your friend or family member.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • When you borrowed it
  • Who you borrowed it from
  • and explain why you borrowed it.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-02-20
  • 2019-01-19
  • 2019-01-05
  • 2018-09-12 (India)
  • 2018-09-07 (India)

  No: 9   2019-03-01: Part 3

Topic: BORROW - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you often borrow things from people? Why?
  2. What items do neighbors usually borrow?
  3. How do you feel when someone borrows an item from you?
  4. What do you do if the person does not want to return it?
  5. Do you think borrowing money from friends is good?
  6. What are the benefits of carpooling?
  7. Why don’t people like to share their personal belongings such as cars or apartments?
  8. Will it change in the future?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-02-20
  • 2019-01-19
  • 2019-01-05
  • 2018-09-12 (India)
  • 2018-09-07 (India)
  No: 10   2019-03-01: Part 2

Topic: PERSON YOU WANTED TO BE - 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 you want to be similar with when you were a child.

You should say:
  • who the person was
  • when you first met the person
  • what the person did
  • and why you wanted to be like.
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-17 (India)

  No: 10   2019-03-01: Part 3

Topic: PERSON YOU WANTED TO BE - Two-way Questions
  1. Do you think the way kids growing up is different in than in the past?
  2. How do you think about famous people?
  3. Why do people want to be famous?
  4. Are famous people good example for children?
  5. Do you think that companies should use celebrities to advertise for their products?
  6. Do you think that celebrities have the responsibility for what they advertise?
Recent Tests:
  • 2019-01-17 (India)