IELTS Speaking Part 2

40+ Questions

These IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions have been organised into more than 14 different topics with more than 30 questions. 

The IELTS Speaking Part 2 requires the candidate to speak for 2-3 minutes about a given subject. 

Practice the questions as much as you can so you are confident on the day of your exam. 

Part 2 Topics
(Updated June 2021)

Parties/events/ celebrations

 

1. Describe an event that you attended recently

2. Describe a holiday that you have celebrated recently

3. Describe a festival that is celebrated in your country

4. Describe a party that you attended recently

 

Food/Restaurants

 

5. describe your favourite meal.

 

6. Tell me about an embarrassing experience you've had with food.

 

7. Talk about a restaurant you like to go to.

 

8. Tell me about a particularly good meal you had.  

 

People

9. tell me about someone you think is important

 

10. Describe a famous person from your country

 

Gifts/possessions

11. Describe a gift or present that someone gave you recently

 

12. Describe a gift you have received that was important to you

 

13. Describe a possession that is important to you.

 

 

Education

 

14. Describe something difficult you learned to do.

 

15. Describe a teacher from your past that you remember

 

16. Describe a subject you enjoyed at school

 

The environment and nature

17. Describe a plant in your country that you think is very important.

 

18. talk about a time when you visited a natural park 

 

19. Tell me about an outdoor activity you enjoy

 

Behaviour

20. Describe a time when you or someone you know did something wrong

 

Hobbies/ interests

21. Describe a hobby you enjoyed when you were a child

 

22. Talk about a game you used to play 

 

23. Describe a sport you liked to play when were a child.

 

24. Describe a sport you like watching on TV

25. Describe a sport you would like to play in the future

26. Describe a hobby or interest you have now.

27. Describe a competition you participated in. 

 

Family

28. Describe a relative who you are like.

 

 

Friends

 

29. Describe a close friend from your childhood

 

Decisions/ memories         

30. Describe a decision that you made that was important to your life.

 

31. Tell me an important piece of advice you were given.

32. Describe a photograph of you that you like.

33. Describe a funny story that happened to you. 

34. Describe a time when you did something well. 

 

Important buildings

35. Describe a museum that you visited

 

36. Describe an important building in your country

Work

 

37. Describe a job you would like to have

38. Describe a memorable day at work

39. Describe your first day at work

 

Trips

40. Tell me about a trip you went on that you enjoyed.

Your neighbourhood

41. Describe your neighbourhood

Housework

42. Tell me about a household chore you enjoy or hate doing. 

TV and Entertainment 

43. Tell me about a program that you enjoy watching. 

44. Tell me about a memorable trip to the cinema. 

Machines

45. Tell me about an important machine in the home

Houses

46. Describe a house or apartment that you would like to live in? 

Animals 

47. Describe an intersting animal you have seen

48. Describe a pet you know

Parties/ events/ celebrations

 

1.

Part 2

Describe an event that you attended recently

You should say:

What and where the occasion was

Who was there

What happened

Describe how you enjoyed it

 

 

 

2.

Part 2 

Describe a holiday that you have celebrated recently

You should say:

 

What the purpose of the holiday is
Who you celebrated with
Why this holiday is important to you

 

Describe some activities that you did as part of the celebration

 

3.

Part 2

Describe a festival that is celebrated in your country

You should say:


When you celebrate it
Why it is celebrated
How people in your country celebrate it

How do you feel during this festival?

 

4.

Part 2

Describe a party that you attended recently

You should say:

What and where the occasion was

Who was there

What happened

And describe how you enjoyed it

 
 
 
 

Food/ Restaurants

 

5.

Part 2

describe your favourite meal

 

What's in the meal?

How often do you have it?

Who prepares it?

 

How do you feel when you have it?

 

6.

Part 2

Tell me about an embarrassing experience you've had with food.

 

Where did the incident happen?

What was the problem and what happened?

How did you feel about the incident?

 

Band 9 Audio and Tapescript Sample Answer:
Tell me about an embarrassing experience you've had with food. 

 

 

7.

Part 2

Talk about a restaurant you like to go to 


You should say:


Where it is
What the restaurant looks like, in and out
What kind of food they sell and what kind of food you order
Why you like the restaurant.


When is a good time to go?

Band 9 Audio and Tapescript Sample Answer:
Talk about a restaurant you like to go to. 

8. 

Part 2

Tell me about a particularly good meal you had. 

You should say :


Where you were 
Who you were with 
What you had


Why did you enjoy it so much? 
 

 
 
 
 
 

People


9.

Part 2

I'd like you to tell me about someone you think is important

 

You should say: 

 

Who it is

Why you think he/she is important?

Describe him/her

Band 9 Audio and Tapescript Sample Answer:

Someone you think is important.

 

10.

Part 2

Describe a famous person from your country

You should say:


What this person is famous for
How people in your country feel towards him/her
How you feel towards this person

 
 

Gifts/Possessions

11.

Part 2

Describe a gift or present that someone gave you recently

You should say:

What the occasion was

Who gave it to you

What it looked like

Explain how you felt about receiving it

 

12.

Part 2 

Describe a gift you have received that was important to you. 

You should say: 

 

Who gave it to you. 

What it looks like and how you use it

Why is it important to you

 

13.

Part 2

Describe a possession that is important to you.

You should say where you got it from.
What you do with it.
Why it’s important to you.

How you would feel if you were to lose it.

 
 
 

Education

14.

Part 2

Describe something difficult you learned to do.

 

You should say:

- What you learned to do

- How you learned to do it

- Why it was difficult

And explain whether you're glad you learned to do this or not.

Band 9 Audio and Tapescript Sample Answer:

Describe something difficult you learned to do

 

15.

Part 2

Describe a teacher from your past that you remember


You should say: 

 

What class the teacher taught and how old you were.
What the teacher’s special qualities and characteristics were. 

Why you remember this teacher. 

 

16.

Part 2

Describe a subject you enjoyed at school

You should say:


How old you were
Why you liked it.
if you found it easy or difficult

 
 
 

The Environment/ nature

17.

Part 2

Describe a plant in your country that you think is very important.

 

What is it?

Where is it grown?

How is it used?

Why is it important to your country?

 

18.

Part 2

talk about a time when you visited a natural park 

 

Say who you were with
Describe the park
When you went
What you did there 

How you felt while you were there

19.

Part 2

Tell me about an outdoor activity you enjoy

You should say:


What the activity is.
Where you do it.
if you do it alone or not

How you feel when you do this activity.

 
 
 

Behaviour

20.

Part 2

Describe a time when you or someone you know did something wrong

 

Who were you with?

Where were you?

What happened?

How did you feel about this incident?

 

Hobbies and interests

21.

Part 2

Describe a hobby you enjoyed when you were a child

What was the hobby?

How old were you?

How often did you do it?

Why did you enjoy it?

 

22.

Part 2

Talk about a game you used to play 

 

You should:


Explain the game
Say who you used to play it with
Say where you used to play it
Say how often you played it
Say why you liked the game 

 

 

23.

Part 2

Describe a sport you liked to play when were a child.

You should say:


What the sport was.
Where you played it
Who you played it with

Why you liked playing this sport.

24.

Part 2

Describe a sport you like watching on TV

You should say:


What the sport is
When you watch it
If you watch it alone or with other people

 

Why you like watching it.

25.

Part 2

Describe a sport you would like to play in the future

You should say:


What the sport is
When you first became interested in it
Why you don’t play it now.

 

Why you would like to play it.

 

26.

Part 2

Describe a hobby you have now.

You should say:


How often you do it
When you started
What the hobby involves

How you feel when you do it

27. 

Part 2 

Describe a competition you participated in. 

You should say

What the competition was
Who was involved
Any moments that stand out
How you did

How did you feel once it was over?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Family

28.

Part 2

Describe a relative who you are like.


Describe them physically
Describe their personality
Why you think you two are alike.

 

How do you feel when you two are together.

 

Friends

29.

Part 2

Describe a close friend from your childhood  


You should say:

 

Where you met this person
Why you liked him/her
What you used to do together 

 

Do you still have contact with them, why, or why not?,

 

Decisions/ memories

30.

Part 2

Describe a decision that you made that was important to your life.

You should say:


What the decision was.
Who you were with when you made it
The consequences of your decision

How you felt after you had made it.

 

31.

Part 2

Tell me an important piece of advice you were given.

You should say:


When you received the advice.
Where you were
Who gave it to you.

 

If you followed the advice.

32.

Part 2 

Describe a photograph of you that you like. 

You should say:

where it was taken

when it was taken

who took it

and explain why you like it.

33.

Part 2

Describe a funny story that happened to you. 

You should say:

 
When it happened


Where you were


Who you were with 


What happened 


How you felt after

 

34. 

Part 2

Describe a time when you did something well 

 

What did you do?
Was it difficult?
 
How did you feel about it afterwards?

 

 

Important buildings

35.

Part 2

Describe a museum that you visited

Where the museum is
What’s in the museum
Who you went with

How was your overall experience?

 

36.

Part 2

Describe an important building in your country

You should say:
What the building looks like
What the building is used for and why it’s important
When it was built

Would you like to visit this building?

 

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Work

37.

Part 2

Describe a job you would like to have

You should say:


What the job involves
What qualifications you need

 

Why you would like to have this job

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

38.

Part 2

Describe a memorable day you had at work

You should say:


When and where it was
Who you were with 
What happened and it was memorable

 

How you felt after. 

 

39.

Part 2

Describe your first day at work

You should say:


When it was
What the job was
What happened
How you were feeling 

 

if you think this was a good or a bad first day

 
 

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Trips

40.

Part 2

Tell me about a trip you went on that you enjoyed.

You should say:


Where you went
Where you stayed
Who you went with

 

What did you do there?

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Your neighbourhood

41.

Part 2

Describe your neighbourhood

You should say:


What it looks like
What you can find there
What you like to do there

 

How do you feel about your neighbourhood?

 

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Housework

42.

Part 2

Tell me about a household chore that you enjoy or hate doing. 

You should say:


What the chore is
When and why you do it
How often you have to do it

 

Why you enjoy or hate doing it. 

 

IELTS Speaking Part 2: TV and Entertainment

43.

Part 2

Tell me about a program you enjoy watching

You should say:


What the program is
What time it's on
How often you watch it
if you watch it with someone else

 

Why you enjoy watching it

 

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Cinema

44.

Part 2

Tell me about a trip to the cinema that was memorable

You should say:


What you watched
Who you went with
Why you wen

 

Why it was a memorable experience

 
 

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Machines

45.

Part 2

Tell me about an important machine in the home

You should say:


What it is
Who uses it
Why it's important

 

How do you feel about this machine?

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Houses

46.

Part 2

Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in. 

You should say:


Where it is or where it would be
What you would like to do there
Who you would or would like to live there with

 

Why would you like to live in this place?

 

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Animals

47.

Part 2

Describe an interesting animal you have seen. 

You should say:


What animal it was
When and where you saw it

 

Explain how you feel about this animal

 

48.

Part 2

Describe a pet you know 

You should say:


What it is 
Whose it is
What it looks like
How it behaves 

 

and how you feel about this pet