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.

Remember these are just examples - your topic is likely to be different as there are a lot of topics that the examiner can choose from and the topics change.  

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 Topics Part 2 - Cue Cards


A Person You Know

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 child that you know and like a lot.

You should say:

  • Who the child is
  • How you know them
  • What they enjoy doing

Explain why you like them a lot.


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 a person that you think is very interesting.

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How you met them
  • What they like to talk about

Explain why this person is very interesting.


Describe your favourite teacher from school.

You should say:

  • What school he/she taught at
  • What he/she looked like 
  • What subject he/she taught you

Explain why you remember this teacher so well.


Presents or Gifts

Describe a present or gift 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 present or gift someone gave you that you really liked.

You should say:

  • What kind of present it was
  • Who gave it to you
  • Why you were given it

Explain why you liked it.


Memories

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.


Describe photograph that you like.

You should say:

  • Who is in the photograph
  • When the photograph was taken 
  • Where the photograph is

Explain why you like the photograph.


Food

Describe a meal that you had that you remember well.

You should say:

  • Where the meal was
  • Why you had the meal
  • Who you went with 

Explain why you remember this particular occasion.


Describe a meal that you ate out.

You should say:

  • Where you went
  • What you ate
  • Who you went with 

Explain why you remember this meal.


Music

Describe your favourite song.

You should say:

  • What is the name of the song
  • What the song is about 
  • When you first heard the song

Explain why it is your favourite song.


Sport and Exercise

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 type of exercise that you like to do.

You should say:

  • What the exercise is
  • When you do it 
  • Where you do it

Explain why you like this particular exercise.


Describe a sport that you would like to try.

You should say:

  • Which sport it is
  • Where you could do the sport
  • Who you could do it with

Explain why this sport would be good to try.


Entertainment

Describe a comedian that you think is very funny.

You should say:

  • Who the comedian is
  • Where they usually perform
  • Who likes to see the comedian

Explain why you think this comedian is very funny.


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.


Travel 

Describe a country you would like to visit in the future that you haven't been to yet.

You should say:

  • Which country it is
  • Where it is located in the world
  • What you could see there

Explain why this country is would be such a good place to visit.


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 holiday that you recently went on that you enjoyed.

You should say:

  • Where you went
  • Who you went with
  • What you did

Explain why this holiday was enjoyable.


Buildings

Describe a building that you particularly like.

You should say:

  • Where the building is
  • What it looks like
  • What you can do there

Explain why you like this building.


Reading

Describe your favourite book.

You should say:

  • When you read the book
  • What the book is about
  • Why you read it

Explain why this book is your favourite.


Describe a website that you visit a lot.

You should say:

  • What the website it about 
  • How you found the website
  • Who else you told about the website

Explain why you visit the website a lot.


News

Describe some good news that you recently received.

You should say:

  • What the news was 
  • How you got the news
  • Who else you told about it

Explain why this was good news.


Daily Routine

Describe your favourite part of the day.

You should say:

  • What time of day this is 
  • What you like to do at this time
  • Who you are usually with

Explain why this is your favourite part of the day.




 

 

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