IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics & Questions

A list of common topics and questions for IELTS speaking part 2. Speaking part 2 is called:

“The Long Turn”

A face to face to talk to the examiner (3-4 minutes)

You will be given a topic card. You will have 1 minute to prepare your talk and then you will need to give your talk to the examiner for 1-2 minutes. Most topics are stories about yourself or something that happened in your life.

Art

Describe a piece of art you like.

You should say:

  • what the work of art is
  • when you first saw it
  • what you know about it
  • and explain why you like it.

 

Book

Describe a book you have recently read.

You should say:

  • what kind of book it is
  • what it is about
  • what sort of people would enjoy it
  • and explain why you liked it.

 

Communication

Describe a piece of advice you recently received.

You should say:

  • when this happened
  • who gave you the advice
  • what the advice was
  • and explain how you felt about the advice.

 

Daily Routine

Describe a time of the day you like.

You should say:

  • what time of day it is
  • what you do at that time
  • who you are usually with
  • and explain why you like it.

 

Exercise

Describe an exercise you know.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how it is done
  • when you first tried it
  • what kind of people it is suitable for
  • and explain why you think it is a good exercise.

 

Family

Describe a member of the your family you get on well with.

You should say:

  • who it is
  • what relationship you have to that person
  • what that person is like
  • what you do together
  • and explain why you get on so well.

 

Gift

Describe a gift you recently gave to someone.

You should say:

  • who you gave it to
  • what kind of person he/she is
  • what the gift was
  • what occasion the gift was for
  • and explain why you chose that gift.

 

Hobby

Describe an interesting hobby.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what kind of people do it
  • how it is done
  • and explain why you think it is interesting.

 

Internet

Describe a useful website.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how often you visit it
  • what kind of site it is
  • what kind of information it offers
  • and explain why you think it is useful.

 

Journey

Describe a journey that didn’t go as planned.

You should say:

  • where you were going
  • how you were travelling
  • who you were with
  • what went wrong
  • and explain what you would do differently.

 

Kindness

Describe a person you know who is kind.

You should say:

  • who it is
  • how you know this person
  • what sort of person he/she is
  • and explain why you think they are kind.

 

Language

Describe a language you have learned.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • when you started learning
  • how you learned it
  • what was difficult about it
  • and why you decided to learn that language.

 

Music

Describe an song you like.

You should say:

  • what kind of song it is
  • what the song is about
  • when you first heard it
  • and explain why you like it.

 

News

Describe some good news you recently received.

You should say:

  • what the news was
  • how you received the news
  • who gave it to you
  • and explain why this was good news.

 

Old people

Describe an old person you know.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how old he/she is
  • what this person is like
  • and explain why you like this person.

 

Photograph

Describe a photograph you like.

You should say:

  • what can be seen in the photo
  • when it was taken
  • who took it
  • and explain why you like it.

 

Respect

Describe someone you respect.

You should say:

  • who the person is
  • how you know about this person
  • what this person does
  • what this person is like
  • and explain why you respect this person.

 

Sport

Describe a sports you would like to learn.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what equipment is needed for it
  • how you would learn it
  • and explain why you would like to learn this sport.

 

Travel

Describe a place you have recently visited.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • who you went with
  • how you got there
  • and explain why you enjoyed it.

 

Unexpected

Describe an unexpected event.

You should say:

  • what it was
  • when it happened
  • who was there
  • why it was unexpected
  • and explain why you enjoyed it.

 

Vocation

Describe a vocation you think is useful to society.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what it involves
  • what kind of people usually do this work
  • and explain why you think it is useful to society.

 

Water

Describe a place near water.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how you get there
  • how often you do there
  • what you can do there
  • and explain why you like it.

 

Your Favourite Shop

Describe your favourite shop.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how often you go there
  • what it sells
  • and explain why you think it is a good shop.

 

Zoo

Describe a place with animals.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how you heard of it
  • what animals can be seen
  • and explain why it might be an interesting place to visit.

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