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IELTS Speaking - Part 2 & 3

In the second section candidates are given a topic card and then have one minute to prepare after which they must speak about the given topic. The third section involves a discussion between the examiner and the candidate, generally on questions relating to the theme which they have already spoken about in part 2.

Beautiful places


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a beautiful place to visit in your country.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • how to get there
  • what there is to do when you are there
and explain why you recommend this place.

Part 3

Attitudes to tourism

  • Why do you think people like to travel to different places in their free time?
  • How do you see tourism changing in your country in the future?

Conserving the countryside

  • Why is it important to protect the countryside?
  • In what ways is the countryside in danger in your country?

Historic buildings and monuments

  • Why are historic buildings and monuments important to a city?
  • Is it better to keep old buildings, or build new modern ones?

Family


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe the person in your family who you most admire.

You should say:
  • what their relationship is to you
  • what they have done in their life
  • what they do now
and explain why you admire them so much.

Part 3

Attitudes to family

  • In what ways have families in your country changed in recent years?
  • Should husbands and wives have different roles within the family? Why (not)?

Family or friends

  • Which are more important to you: your family or your friends?
  • What conflicts can arise between a person's family and a person's friends?

Family responsibilities

  • What responsibilities do parents have towards their children?
  • What responsibilities do children have towards their parents?

Shopping


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe your favorite shop.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what things it sells
  • what sort of people are its customers
and explain why you like the shop so much.

Part 3

Things to buy

  • What typical things can visitors to your country buy?
  • What things do young people like to buy in your country?

Money

  • Is it a good idea to save money? Why (not)?
  • Do you think that people are happier if they have money? Why (not)?

Shopping

  • What can shops do to make shopping more pleasant for their customers?
  • Do you think that in the future people will do most of their shopping using the Internet? Why?/ Why not?

Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an open-air or street market which you enjoyed visiting.

You should say:
  • where the market is
  • what the market sells
  • how big the market is
and explain why you enjoyed visiting this market.

Part 3

Shopping at markets

  • Do people in your country enjoy going to open-air markets that sell things like food or clothes or old objects? Which type of market is more popular? Why?
  • Do you think markets are more suitable places for selling certain types of things? Which ones? Why do you think this is?
  • Do you think young people feel the same about shopping at markets as older people? Why is that?

Shopping in general

  • What do you think are the advantages of buying things from shops rather than markets?
  • How does advertising influence what people choose to buy? Is this true for everyone?
  • Do you think that any recent changes in the way people live have affected general shopping habits? Why is this?

Eating and food


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal.

You should say:
  • what the occasion was
  • who was at the meal
  • what you ate
and explain why the meal was so enjoyable.

Part 3

Attitudes to food

  • What do you think a healthy diet consists of?
  • Which do people in your country prefer: traditional food or fast food such as hamburgers or pizzas?

Learning about food

  • Do you think children should be taught about healthy diets and cooking at school? Why (not)?
  • At what age do you think children should be taught to cook?

Food aid

  • What can be done to prevent poor people in the world going hungry?
  • Should rich countries help poor countries with more than just food?

Travelling


IELTS Tip

Travel is a verb: I enjoyed my travel trip very much. It is only used as a noun in a general sense, e.g. travel broadens the mind.

Trip refers to both a journey: the trip there was fine; or a short stay: a business trip; or a holiday: Im going away on a trip.

Journey only refers to getting from one place to another: the journey there was very uncomfortable.

Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a memorable journey you have made.

You should say:
  • where you were going
  • how you were travelling
  • why you were making the journey
and explain what made the journey so memorable.

Part 3

Travelling and learning

  • What do people learn from travelling?
  • Do you think the growth of international tourism is a good thing? Why (not)?

Tourism and culture

  • How has tourism changed the way people in your country live?
  • How should tourists behave when they visit your country?

Ways of travelling

  • What do you think is the best way for a tourist to travel if they want to learn about your country?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by plane?

Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a journey that you remember well.

You should say:
  • where you went
  • how you travelled
  • why you went on the journey
and explain why you remember this journey well.

Part 3

Reasons for daily travel

  • Why do people need to travel every day?
  • What problems can people have when they are on their journey, for example to work or school? Why is this?
  • Some people say that daily journeys like these will not be so common in the future. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Benefits of international travel

  • What do you think people can learn from travelling to other countries? Why?
  • Can travel make a positive difference to the economy of a country? How?
  • Do you think a society can benefit if its members have experience of travelling to other countries? In what ways?

School


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a school which you went to.

You should say:
  • when you went there
  • how many people studied there
  • how long you spent there
and explain what you liked and disliked about it.

Part 3

Attitudes to education

  • How has education changed in your country in the last ten years?
  • Is a good education more important to a boy or a girl? Why?

The focus of education

  • How well do you think schools prepare young people for working life?
  • Do you think schools should teach subjects like art, music and dancing? Why (not)?

Education and technology

  • How important is it for schools to have computers for their students?
  • Is the Internet a valuable educational tool?

Adventure


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an exciting experience in your life.

You should say:
  • when the experience took place
  • where the experience took place
  • what happened exactly
and explain why the experience was so exciting.

Part 3

Safety and danger

  • In what ways is life becoming safer, and in what ways is it becoming more dangerous?
  • Should people always avoid danger, or is it a good idea sometimes to take risks?

Taking risks

  • What risks should people try to avoid?
  • Do you think people take fewer risks as they grow older? Why (not)?

Adventure

  • How important is it to have adventure in our lives?
  • What do people learn about themselves from having adventures?

Newspapers


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a newspaper or magazine you enjoy reading.

You should say:
  • what kind of newspaper or magazine it is, e.g. fashion
  • how often you buy it
  • what articles and information it contains
and explain why you enjoy reading it.

Part 3

Attitudes to newspapers

  • In what ways are newspapers better for learning about the news than listening to the radio or watching television?
  • Do you think newspapers should be completely free to say whatever they want?

Tastes in reading

  • What do people enjoy reading in your country?
  • Do you think it is important for people to read a lot? Why (not)?

Public and private lives

  • What sort of stories do newspapers and magazines publish about well-known or famous people in your country?
  • Do you think the media should be allowed to publish stories about the private lives of public figures?

Sport


Part 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an exciting competition or sporting event you have witnessed.

You should say:
  • what the competition or sporting event was
  • when and where it took place
  • who won
and explain why it was exciting.

Part 3

Sport & Health

  • What do you do to keep fit?
  • Are you good at sport?
  • What sports do you play?
  • What is the most popular sport in your country?
  • What are the best ways to keep fit?
  • Do you think most people consider exercise a chore or do they find it fun?
  • What is the most popular form of exercise in your country?
  • Do you think people in your country are less healthy than they used to be?
  • How can we encourage young people to stay healthy?
  • Should governments intervene to force people to be healthier?

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