IELTS Speaking Part 2

IELTS Speaking Part 2: 10 Practice Questions

Afraid of IELTS Speaking Part 2? Don’t be. Try to see it as a great chance to tell a little story about your life!

As these ten practice questions show, the topics in IELTS Speaking Part 2 are always familiar. All you need to do is tell the story using the correct tense, some linking words, and a few examples of natural collocation. That’s all the examiner wants to hear!


You can download these IELTS Speaking Part 2 practice questions as a set of cards for classroom use. There is also some Useful Language for IELTS Speaking Part 2 here.


Hints for IELTS Speaking Part 2

Hint #1: Pay careful attention to the verb tenses used in the question. Appropriate use of verb tense will have a big influence on your final score.

Hint #2: Identify the main topic and try to paraphrase it at least once. Demonstrating the ability to paraphrase is also a big factor in your final score.

Hint #3: Don’t worry too much about answering every single part of the question. The main thing is to speak for two minutes on the topic suggested by the card.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #1: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #2: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #3: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #4: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #5: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #6: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #7: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #8: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #9: 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.


IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question #10: 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.


Need real IELTS Speaking practice? 

Click on the link below for further details of our online IELTS Speaking Practice Test.

IELTS Speaking Practice Test Online

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