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IELTS Speaking Part 2: 10 Practice Questions

Special person

Describe someone who has had a special influence on your life. You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • When you met this person
  • What special qualities this person has

And explain how this person has influenced your life.

Memorable journey

Describe a memorable journey you have made. You should say:

  • Where you went
  • How long the journey lasted
  • What happened during the journey

And say if you will ever make the same journey again.

Study method

Describe a good study method you use. You should say:

  • What the method is
  • Where you learned it
  • Whether you think many other people use it

And explain why this method is effective for you.

Sporting event

Describe a competitive sporting event you have attended. You should say:

  • When the event was held
  • What happened
  • Which team or player you supported

And explain why you think the winner was successful.

Good leader

Describe someone you consider a good leader. You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • How you know the person
  • What the person’s style of leadership is like

And explain what makes this person a good leader, in your view.

Difficult experience

Describe a difficult experience you have had in the past. You should say:

  • What happened
  • Why it was difficult
  • If you were able to overcome the difficulty

And explain what you learned from the experience.

Future hobby

Describe a hobby you want to take up when you are much older. You should say:

  • What the hobby is
  • What special equipment is needed, if any
  • When you want to take it up

And explain why this is a suitable hobby for older people.

Favourite photograph

Describe your favourite photograph. You should say:

  • What the photo shows
  • Who took it
  • Where it is kept now

And explain how you feel when you look at this photo.

Useful tool

Describe a tool you use in your everyday life. You should say:

  • What the tool is
  • What it is used for
  • How often you use it

And say what you would do if you didn’t have this tool.

Internet business

Describe an internet business you would like to start. You should say:

  • What the business would be
  • What it would involve
  • How you would start it

And explain why you think the business would be successful.

Click here to download these questions as a set of practice cards for classroom use.

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