IELTS Speaking Topics & Questions: Part 2

Below are IELTS speaking topics taken from part 2 of the test.

In this part of the test you are given one cue card (you cannot choose or change the topic) and you have to speak about the topic on the card, using the prompts to guide you, for two minutes.

Study the cards and the IELTS speaking topics so you can see what kind of things you will need to talk about. This will improve your speaking skills for this part of the test.

Check out the IELTS lessons to find out how to extend your answers for part 2 of the speaking test and how to use a mind map to help you plan your answers.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 - Cue Cards

Describe a child that you know.

You should say:

  • Who the child is
  • How you know the child
  • When you see the child

Explain why you like/dislike this child.

Describe someone who has had an important influence on your life.

You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • How long you have known him/her
  • What qualities this person has

Explain why they have had such an influence on you.

Describe an old person that you know.

You should say:

  • What your relationship is to this person
  • How often you see them
  • What people think about this person

Explain why you like them.

Describe a lake, a river or a sea you have visited.

You should say:

  • Where the lake is
  • How often you have visited it
  • What activities you do there

Explain why you like this particular place.

Describe a present you have given someone.

You should say:

  • Who you gave it to
  • What kind of present it was
  • How it compared to other presents you have given

Explain why you decided to give this particular gift.

Describe a sporting event you attended.

You should say:

  • What kind of sport is was
  • How it compared to other events you’ve been to
  • How often it takes place

Explain why you consider this event to be of interest.

Describe a TV show that you enjoy.

You should say:

  • What type of show it is
  • How often it is on 
  • How popular it is with other people in your country

Explain why you like it.

Describe a happy childhood event.

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Who was involved 
  • How you felt at the time

Explain why you remember this particular occasion.



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