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IELTS Speaking Topics - Part 2 Question List

James Liu October 7th, 2019
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 1 - 10
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: AdvertisementsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: ArtIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: BooksIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: BusinessIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: ChangeIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: CityIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: CompanyIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: DecisionIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Electronic devicesIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Environment
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 11 - 20
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Exciting experienceIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: FamilyIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: FoodIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: FriendsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: ClothingIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: FurnitureIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: GiftsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: HealthIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: HelpIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: History
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 21 - 30
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: HolidayIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: InfluenceIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: InternetIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: LanguageIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: LateIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Leisure activityIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: MachineIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: MemoryIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: MoneyIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Museum
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 31 - 40
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: musicIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: NewsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: ParentingIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: PartyIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: PlansIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: ProductsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: RestaurantsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: RulesIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: SchoolIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: science
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 41 - 50
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: ShoppingIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Social problemsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: SportsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: TeacherIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: ThingsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Traditional productsIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: TransportationIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: TravelIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: TVIELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Vegetables
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics 51 - 60
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Work

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Advertisements

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Advertisements. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 1

Describe an advertisement that persuaded you to buy a product.

You should say

  • What advertisement it was

  • Was it shown on TV, radio or newspaper

  • What was good about that advertisement

Explain why you think that advertisement made the product seem attractive.


There have been a few different instances in which an advertisement has convinced me to buy something. Most recently, it was an ad I saw this morning on my way to the coffee shop. When I was driving this morning, I passed an advertisement on a sign, like a small poster. The sign showed some scrambled eggs pictured next to two delicious looking pieces of toast and a steaming hot cup of coffee. As soon as I saw it, I immediately felt a growl in my stomach and I realized that I was quite hungry! Curious what the sign was promoting, I looked below the picture of the breakfast and saw that the coffee shop nearby was giving away a free cup of coffee with every breakfast order. So, the next thing I did was walk into the coffee shop and order the breakfast from the picture to go! I think that the ad was especially effective in convincing me to spend money for two reasons. The first is that the picture made the food look very appetizing, which appealed to me a lot since I was so hungry. Secondly, the promotion being advertised was actually a good deal and allowed me to save some money on a cup of coffee, which I still would have bought otherwise. That advertisement was really well-done.
Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are popular types of advertising in today’s world?
2. What type of media advertising do you like most?
3. Do you think advertising influences what people buy?
4. What factors should be taken into account when making advertisements?
5. Is advertising really necessary in modern society?
6. Let’s move on from types of advertising to the impact of advertising on children. How does advertising influence children?
7. Is there any advertising that can be harmful to children?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 1

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Art

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Art. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 2

Talk about a painting you would like to have in your home.

You should say:

  • what is it

  • how you know about it

  • how much it would cost you

and explain why you want to have it in your home.


I’m not completely sure, as I haven’t thought much about this question, but I think I would want to have van Gogh’s “Starry Night” in my house. The style of art seen in this painting is known as “impressionism,” which I think is more interesting than more realistic art, while still being easier to understand than more abstract art. The painting shows a starry night sky over a town, with many shades of blue swirling together. I am not sure how I first came to know about this painting, but I have seen it many times in books, magazines, and on TV. It is probably one of the most famous paintings in the world, so it’s actually one of only paintings that I know by name. I think it is currently housed at a museum in New York, but I’m not sure. No matter where it is, even if I had a fortune it would be impossible for me to have this priceless painting in my home, since it is a masterpiece. Even though I can’t have “Starry Night” in my own home in reality, if I could, I would like to have it because of the way that it makes me feel. The cool blue colors of the painting are beautiful, mysterious, and relaxing, and I think that it would be a nice thing to decorate my home with.
Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How do people in your country feel about art?
2. Do people in your country prefer music over art?
3. What are some traditional art forms in your country?
4. How has art changed in the past few decades in your country?
5. Let’s move on from art in your country to art education. Do you think children should study art in school?
6. How can children benefit from learning about art?
7. Do you think the government should provide support for art and cultural activities?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 2

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Books

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Books. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 3

Talk about a book you are reading now or have read recently. You should say:    

  • How and why you got it

  • How long you it took you to read it or how long you have been reading it

  • What kind of book it is

And say if you would like to read something else similar or not, and why


I’d like to talk about “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, which is a book I finished reading recently. This book is part of a popular fantasy series for children, but in fact I decided to start reading it to study English. I’m already familiar with the story from the films, which makes it easier for me to focus on the language while I read. I’m not usually interested in fantasy books, but the characters and the story are interesting and fun to read about. As for how I got this book, I got this book from the local library after I finished reading the last book in the series a few weeks ago. The book is fairly long, so it took me a little less than a month to finish reading it. A few weeks is longer than it usually takes me to read books in my own language, but I think it’s a little more difficult for me to read books in English. In the future, I plan to read every book in the “Harry Potter” series, because I’d like to know what happens next. I’ve noticed that my English vocabulary has already improved somewhat, so I feel motivated to keep on reading. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is a great book to practice English, and has an entertaining story too. I’ll start reading the next book in the series as soon as I can.

Talk about a book you have never read but would like to read. You should mention:

  • How well known it is

  • Why you would like to read it

  • Why you have never read it before

And say how you think it will compare to other books you have read


While there are hundreds of books out there that I’ve never read, one that I’m interested in is “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Today, I’ll be introducing what I know about this book, and why it interests me. The book is quite famous, and has been translated into many different languages, including English. Although I don’t know all the details about “The Diary of Anne Frank”, I know that the book is nonfiction, from the journal of a young girl who lived in Germany in World War II. Because I love nonfiction stories and history, this is a book I’ve been meaning to read for awhile. As for why I have never read it before is because I’m worried it might make me too sad. I know that the real Anne Frank died after the story finished, so I’ve been putting off reading the book because I don’t want to depress myself. Usually, I like to read things that don’t have so much emotion. However, I know I’ll want to read it eventually, as the subject matter is interesting to me, and the story within the book is very important. I’m looking forward to reading this book sometime soon, I just need to find the time and make sure I’m in a good place emotionally, first.
Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do people read more nowadays?
2. Do you read before going to bed?
3. In your opinion, how will e-books affect paper books?
4. What's the difference between films and books?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of traditional literature in your country.  What is one example of traditional literature in your country?
6. Do you like reading the traditional literature of your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 3

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Business

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Business. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 4

Describe a small business you want to start.

You should say:

  • what business it would be

  • when you want to start it

  • why you have not you started it yet

and explain why you want to start this business.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In your opinion, do business people have to work long hours?
2. How do business people relax?
3. Let’s move on to the topic of small businesses. How can a small business grow big?
4. In your opinion, what kind of small businesses will young people have in the future?
5. In your opinion, what skills are required to start a small business?
6. Finally, let’s talk about globalization. What are the impacts of globalization on small and large businesses?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 4

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Change

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Change. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 5

Describe a positive change in your life. You should say:

  • what the change was about

  • when it happened

  • describe details of the change happened

and describe how it affected you later in life.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think change is good?
2. What are some of the major changes that occur to people throughout their lives?
3. Is your country changing rapidly?
4. In what ways have changes in technology changed people's lives?
5. Why do old people not accept change?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 5

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: City

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to City. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 6

Describe your favourite city or a city you have visited that you like very much. You should say:

  • What its name is and where it is

  • when you visited it.

  • why you liked it

And the major attractions in this city are

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In your opinion, what makes a city a good one to live in?
2. What are the advantages of living in a city?
3. Let’s move on from the positive aspects of cities to the negative aspects of cites. In your opinion, what are the negative aspects of crowded cities?
4. How can governments improve living standards in crowded cities?
5. What about air quality? What can people do to improve the air quality in the city?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 6

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Company

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Company. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 8

Describe an organization or a company that you know. Please say

  • How big is it?

  • Do you find this company to be successful? Why?

  • What can you say about the working environment there?

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What is the difference between big companies and small companies?
2. Are there many big companies in your country?
3. What are the good things about working for a big company?
4. Should big companies be punished more seriously than small companies?
5. Why do some people choose to work at an international company?
6. Let’s move on to the topic of companies’ services. How can a company maintain the quality of the service that it gives to the public?
7. Do you think it's important for a company to provide after-sales service?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 8

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Decision

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Decision. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 9

Describe an important decision you have made. You should say:

  • what the decision was

  • why you made that choice

  • who helped you make the choice

and explain why the decision was so important.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do some people find it hard to make decisions?
2. How important is it to get advice from other people when making decisions?
3. Why is it sometimes difficult to accept advice?
4. What are some of the most important decisions young people have to make?
5. Do you agree that parents should make important decisions for their children?
6. Is it better to make a decision thinking about what you want or thinking about what other people want?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 9

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Electronic devices

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Electronic devices. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 10

Describe a useful electronic device you would like to own. You should say:

  • what it is

  • how it would help your life

  • if it would be expensive to buy

and explain why you would like it.

Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you have.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • what you used it for

  • how long you have used it

and describe why it is important to you

Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • how you learned to use it

  • how long you have had it

and explain why you find this piece of electronic equipment useful.

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Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are the most popular electronic devices in today’s world?
2. What devices do you think will be popular in the future?
3. Let’s move on to the role of electronic devices in today’s society. Do you think people spend too much money on electronic devices?
4. In what ways can electronic devices make our lives harder?
5. What would the world be like without computers?
6. Should children be taught to use computers at school?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 10

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Environment

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Environment. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 11

Describe an environmental problem or event.

You should say:

  • What it is

  • Where is it happening

  • What problems it causes

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are some of the main environmental problems in your county?
2. Why should people be concerned about the environment?
3. How can people protect the environment?
4. Do you think money should be spent on protecting animals?
5. Do you think more should be done to protect natural scenic spots in your country?
6. Let’s move on to water pollution. Is water pollution a problem in your country?
7. What can individuals do to try and ensure water is kept clean?
8. Do you think problems with the cleanliness of water will improve in the future?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 11

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Exciting experience

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Exciting experience. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 12

Describe an exciting experience you’ve had. You should say:

  • when it was

  • where you were

  • what it was

And explain what made this experience especially exciting.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Can you compare some exciting activities people do now with activities people did 20 years ago?
2. Why do some people enjoy doing dangerous sports?
3. Do you think some dangerous activities should be banned?
4. Let’s move on from exciting activities to people doing new things in general. Should people try doing new things?
5. What problems can people have when they try new activities for the first time?
6. Do you think it’s best to do new things on your own or with other people?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 12

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Family

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Family. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 13

Talk about the last time your whole family got together. You should mention:

  • Where you met

  • What you did together

  • How long you spent together

And say if you would like to do the same thing again soon or not, and why

Describe a family member that you get on well with. You should mention:

  • What their personality is like

  • What things they like doing

  • If they have any strong dislikes

And say why you think you have a good relationship

Describe one of your relatives. You should say:

  • What that person looks like

  • What that person’s character is like

  • What they are doing at the moment

And say which other relative of yours they are most similar to

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is family important in your country?
2. Who should be responsible to care for the elderly? Should it be the family or the government?
3. How has the size of the average family changed in your country in the last few decades?
4. How do you think families will change in the future?
5. Let’s move on to the roles of different family members. Should husbands and wives have different roles within the family?
6. What role do grandparents play in the family in your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 13

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Food

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Food. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 14

Describe a famous food from your hometown or country. You should say:

  • What it looks like

  • What it tastes like

  • When and how it is usually eaten

And say why you think it is famous

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What are the types of food that people eat in your country.
2. What about foreign food? What kinds of foreign food are popular in your country?
3. In your country, is it important to have a meal together with your family?
4. Is food now better than in the past?
5. Let’s move on to diet and eating habits. Do you think our diet is important?
6. What is a balanced diet?
7. How are the eating habits now in your country different from eating habits in the past?
8. How might eating habits change in coming decades?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 14

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Friends

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Friends. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 15

Describe a friend who has played an important part in your life. You should say:   

  • How you met this person

  • How long you have known him or her

  • The kind of things you do or have done together

And explain why this person has been important in your life

Describe a friend you had in primary school. You should say:

  • What that person was like

  • How long you were friends for

  • What things you did together

And say whether you are still in contact with that person or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What is the importance of friends?
2. Would you like to have a few very good friends or a lot of just friends?
3. If you had a problem, would you go to your friends or family? Why?
4. Do you think it is always better to talk to your friends about such a problem?
5. Is it important to have friends from other countries?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 15

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Clothing

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Clothing. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 7

Describe your favorite piece of clothing. You should say:

  • Where you got it

  • Do you often wear it

  • When you wear it

And explain why it is your favorite piece of clothing.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Can clothing tell you much about a person in your country?
2. Do people still wear traditional clothing in your country?
3. How has clothing fashion changed in your country over the last few decades?
4. Let’s move on from clothing to uniforms. Why do some companies ask their staff to wear uniforms?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having uniforms at work?
6. For which jobs are people required to wear a uniform in your country?
7. Do you think people are treated differently when they are in uniform?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 7

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Furniture

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Furniture. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 16

Describe a piece of furniture that you own.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • where you bought it

  • how you use it

and explain why you like it.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In what situations do people in your country buy furniture?
2. In families in your country, who usually decides what furniture to buy for the home?
3. How do people  in your country decide what furniture to buy for the home or office?
4. Do people in your country prefer traditional or modern styles of furniture?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 16

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Gifts

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Gifts. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 17

Describe a present that you someone gave you. You should say:

  • Who you got it from

  • Why they gave it to you

  • If that present has been useful to you

And say what kind of person you would give a similar present to

Describe a present that you gave someone. You should say:

  • Who you gave it to

  • Why you decided to give them a present

  • Why you chose that present

And say how that present compares to other presents you have given that person or other people

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do people give gifts in our society?
2. Why do some people like to give handmade gifts instead of purchasing them in a store?
3. What kind of educational gifts can be given to children?
4. Let’s talk about giving money to children as a gift. Do you think is it good to give money to children as a gift?
5. When do you think giving money as a gift to children is a good idea? Why?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 17

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Health

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Health. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 18

Describe your (or your friend's) experience with an illness or injury. You should say:

  • What it was

  • When it happened

  • How you (or your friend) handled it

and say how do you feel about it now.

Describe something healthy you enjoy doing.

You should say:

  • What you do

  • Where you do it

  • Who you do it with

and explain why you think doing this is healthy.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How can people improve their health?
2. Do elderly people exercise much in your country?
3. Do you think all illnesses can be prevented?
4. Do you think that illnesses will be less common in the future?
5. Do you think healthcare should be free?
6. What makes someone a good doctor?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 18

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Help

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Help. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 19

Describe a time when you helped someone. You should say

  • When you helped

  • How you helped

  • How you felt after helping

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you like helping others?
2. Do you think people are less willing to help others these days compared to the past?
3. Do people today trust others as much as they used to in the past?
4. How do people in your community help each other?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of educating children to help people. In your view, should children be taught to help others?
6. In your opinion, how can we encourage children to help others?
7. What about students? How can students, such as high-school students, help each other?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 19

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: History

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to History. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 20

Describe a historical place that you have visited. You should say:

  • what kind of place it is

  • where it is located

  • what the historical significance of the place is

and describe your experience of the place.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think history is important?
2. Do you like to learn about history?
3. What do you think we can learn by studying history?
4. Let’s move on to different ways of learning about history. In your opinion, how can people learn about history?
5. Do you think people can learn history from films or TV programs?
6. Do you think the internet is a good place to learn about history?
7. What is the effect of technology on how people learn about history?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 20

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Holiday

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Holiday. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 21

Talk about an activity you like doing when you are on holiday. You should say:

  • Where you usually do it

  • Who you do it with

  • Why you enjoy it

And say whether you also enjoyed doing that when you were a child or not, and why

Talk about somewhere you went on holiday. You should say:

  • How you got there

  • What activities you did there

  • Who you went with

And say if you would recommend that holiday to a friend or not, and why

Talk about your dream holiday. You should say:

  • Where you would like to go

  • What kind of accommodations you would like

  • What activities you would like to do

And say if you ever think you will go on a holiday like that or not, and why

Talk about your plans for your next long vacation. You should say:

  • Where you want to go

  • Who you want to go there with

  • What you want to do when you get there

And say how likely you are to do what you have planned, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. First of all, why do people go on holiday?
2. How important is it for families to go on holiday together?
3. Why do some people go on holiday alone?
4. How have holidays changed over the past few decades?
5. What kind of holidays will be popular in the future?
6. Let’s move on to talk about taking holidays in foreign country. Do you think is it better to take a holiday in your own country or in a foreign country?
7. What problems can people have on holiday in a foreign country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 21

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Influence

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Influence. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 22

Describe someone who has had an important influence in your life. You should say:

  • Who the person is

  • How long you have known him or her

  • What qualities this person has

and explain why this person has had such an influence on you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What types of people influence the young in your country?
2. What type of people, such as parents, teachers, or friends, are best to influence young people’s behavior?
3. Why it is important for young people to have role models?
4. What do you think young people will be influenced by the most in the future?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 22

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Internet

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Internet. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 23

Describe a website that you often use. You should say:

  • what type of website it is

  • how you found out about it

  • what it allows you to do, and why you find it useful.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How do you think the Internet will change people's buying habits in the future?
2. What are the pros and cons of shopping online?
3. Is the Internet important for education?
4. Do you think parents should supervise their children’s use of the Internet?
5. What's the best age for children to use the Internet?
6. Why do children start using the Internet very early nowadays?
7. Let’s move on to what people do on the Internet. What do you think people do on the Internet?
8. What about elderly people? Do elderly people use the Internet very much?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 23

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Language

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Language. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 24

Talk about another language you would like to learn. You should say:

  • Which countries or regions it is spoken in

  • How it is different from your language and from English

  • Why you are interested in that language

And say if you think it is more or less difficult to learn than English and your language, and why​

Talk about one method of learning a foreign language you have used. You should say:

  • What you did

  • How long you used this method for

  • How it compares to other methods of learning a language

And say if you will use that same method in the future or not, and why

Talk about an English language book you have read or used. You should say:       

  • Why you bought or used that book

  • What you learned from using it

  • If it was difficult or easy to use

And say if you would use a similar book again or not, and why

Talk about a language test you have taken. You should say:

  • Where you took the test

  • How long it took

  • What skills and language knowledge you were tested on

And say if you think the test was a good indicator of your language level or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In your opinion, why do people learn foreign languages?
2. Why do some people learn languages so quickly?
3. Let’s move on to different aspects of learning a new language. Is making foreign friends the best way to learn a new language?
4. Do you think grammar is important when it comes to learning a new foreign language?
5. What about teachers? What qualities should a good language teacher have?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 24

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Late

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Late. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 25

Describe a time you were late for something. You should say:

  • when it was

  • why you were late

  • how people reacted to you being late

and explain what happened because you were late.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What is the general attitude towards arriving somewhere late in your country?
2. What is an example of a time that it is very important for people to arrive on time in your country?
3. Can you suggest some ways to make sure you are not late for anything?
4. Let’s move on to how modern technology influences the way that people manage time. Do you think computers make it easier or more difficult to manage time?
5. How can modern technology help people arrive early?
6. Do you think it is easy to manage your time in the modern world?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 25

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Leisure activity

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Leisure activity. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 26

Talk about a new leisure activity you would like to take up. You should say:

  • Why you are interested in that thing

  • If it is an easy or hard thing to start

  • What the best way to start doing it is

And say if you think you will start doing it soon or not, and why

Talk about a leisure activity you did when you were a child. You should say:

  • How you first became interested in it

  • How long you did it or have been doing it for

  • Why you enjoyed doing it

And say if you have become more or less interested in that hobby since you were a child, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What types of leisure activities are popular in your country?
2. Are there the types of leisure activities that are still as popular today as they were in the past?
3. What types of leisure activities may become more popular in the future?
4. Let’s move on to the importance of leisure activities. Why it is important for people to have time for leisure activities?
5. Finally, why are some activities more popular than others?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 26

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Machine

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Machine. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 27

Describe the most useful household appliance that you have. You should say:

  • What it is

  • How it works

  • How life would be without it

And explain why it is so important to you to you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kinds of machines are used for housework in modern homes in your country?
2. How have these machines benefited people? Are there any negative effects of using them?
3. Do you think all new homes will be equipped with household machines in the future? Why?
4. Let’s move on to technology. Do you think people rely too much on technology?
5. Do you think men and women view technology differently?
6. Finally, let’s talk about the impact of technology on employment. How have developments in technology affected employment in your country?
7. Some people think that technology has brought more stress than benefits to employed people nowadays. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 27

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Memory

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Memory. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 28

Describe an occasion when you forgot something important.

You should say:

  • what you forgot

  • how important it was

  • Some possible reasons why you forgot it

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think it's important to have a good memory?
2. Why do sometimes people forget things?
3. Which do you think is more important to remember, a business meeting or a meeting with a friend?
4. Are there any things that are especially important for people to memorize?
5. Let’s move on from memory to family history. Why do people want to remember their family history?
6. What can you do to learn more about your family history?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 28

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Money

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Money. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 29

Describe what you would do if you received a very large amount of money. You should say:

  • who you would share it with

  • what you would buy

  • what else you would do

and explain how you would feel about getting so much money.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is money important to you?
2. What is the relationship between money and power?
3. Let’s move on to teaching children about money. How do you think parents can teach the value of money to their children?
4. Do you think it is important to teach children money skills?
5. Should we let children buy whatever they want with money they’ve saved?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 29

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Museum

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Museum. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 30

Describe a museum that you have visited. You should say:

  • when you visited the museum

  • what the museum was like

  • how you felt after going there

and describe your experience of the visit.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think people can learn about history in museums?
2. What about science? How can museums help us learn about science?
3. Many children these days don’t like museums. Why is that?
4. Are history museums useful?
5. Should museums be free?
6. Will museums be replaced by technology someday?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 30

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: music

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to music. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 31

Talk about a musical instrument you would like to be able to play but have never tried. You should say:

  • What the instrument looks like

  • What it sounds like

  • What kinds of people it is popular with

And say if you think you will ever try to play that instrument or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kind of music is popular in your country?
2. How does pop music now compare to when you were growing up?
3. Is foreign music or music from your country more popular with people your age?
4. Let’s move on to the role of government on music. Do you think is it necessary for the government to require all children to learn music?
5. Do you think the government needs to do more to preserve traditional music? What could they do?
6. Finally, let’s talk about illegal downloading of music. There's a lot of pirated music. Do you agree that we should support official music?
7. What are some possible advantages and disadvantages of being stricter about the illegal downloading of music?
8. Do you think CDs will have any role in the music industry in the future?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 31

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: News

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to News. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 32

Describe an interesting piece of news that you have recently read about or heard about

You should say:

  • what the story was

  • who was involved in the story

  • where you read or heard about this story

and explain why this news story was interesting to you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How do people get their news in today’s society?
2. How do you think people will get their news in the future?
3. How does modern technology affect the delivery of news?
4. Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper?
5. Let’s move on to the topic of good news. In your opinion, when do people share good news?
6. How do people share good news?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 32

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Parenting

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Parenting. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 33

Describe people that you know and believe to be very good parents. You should say:

  • Who they are

  • How you met them

  • Why you think they are good parents

And explain what it requires to be good parents.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. For parents, what is important when bringing up their children?
2. Do you think mothers and fathers have different roles to play in bringing up a child?
3. Let’s move on to education of children. Do you think hitting children is sometimes necessary for discipline?
4. Do you think sweets are a good thing to reward children with?
5. Do you think parents spend too much on buying toys for their children?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 33

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Party

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Party. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 34

Describe the best party you have been to. You should say:

  • whose party it was

  • who was there

  • what happened at the party

and explain what made it so enjoyable.

Talk about a birthday party you can remember well. You should say:

  • How you celebrated

  • Who you were with

  • Why you remember that day

And say how it was different from other birthdays you have had before or since

Describe a typical festival or celebration in your country. You should say:

  • When it usually happens

  • What it is celebrating

  • What people do

And say if that is your favourite celebration or not, and why

Describe your favorite festival or celebration. You should say:

  • What time of year it is

  • Why you like it

  • What you usually do

And say how that festival or celebration compares to others in your country or abroad

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. When do people usually have parties in your country?
2. What makes a good party?
3. What are the main reasons why people organise family parties in your country?
4. In some places people spend a lot of money on parties that celebrate special family events. Is this ever true in your country? Do think this is a good trend or a bad trend?
5. How important is it to celebrate important events with a group of people?
6. Why do some people think that national celebrations are a waste of government money? Do you agree or disagree with this view? Why?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 34

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Plans

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Plans. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 35

Talk about one thing you are going to do next weekend. You should mention:

  • Where you are going to do it

  • Who you are going to do it with

  • Any equipment you need to do it

And say whether you are looking forward to it or not, and why

Talk about one thing you are planning to do after you pass the IELTS test. You should say:

  • When you think you will do it

  • Why you want to do it

  • How long you have had that plan

And say whether there are any other options for what you could do which might be just as good

Talk about a goal or ambition you have. You should say:

  • When and why you first discovered you had that goal or ambition

  • What you need to do to make it come true

  • What your next step needs to be

And say if you think you will achieve that goal or ambition or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. In general, do you think planning is important?
2. Do you think people should make highly detailed plans or just general plans?
3. What types of people like to make plans?
4. Why do you think some people dislike making plans?
5. Let’s move on from planning to career plans. Do you think it's important for a person to have a career plan?
6. How do most people plan their futures in their education and careers?
7. Do you think it's important for young people to get advice from their parents when planning a career?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 35

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Products

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Products. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 36

Describe something which is produced in your country, such as a food, a handicraft, or a car.

You should say:

  • what it is

  • what it is used for

  • how it is made or produced

and explain why your country produces this thing.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kinds of products are mostly imported into your country?
2. In your opinion, why do some people like to buy imported products?
3. Let’s move on to local products. What are some famous local products in your country?
4. Do you think a country should make everything it needs or import some things?
5. What are the disadvantages of a country producing everything it needs?
6. Finally, let’s talk about globalisation. Do you think the globalisation of industries and commerce is a good thing?
7. What are the impacts of globalization on international trade?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 36

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Restaurants

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Restaurants. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 37

Describe a restaurant or a cafe you often go to. You should say:

  • Where it is

  • What it looks like

  • What kind of services are provided

  • What kind of food you like there/ What kind of food is famous?

And say why you like it

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do many people eat in restaurants in your country?
2. Why do some people enjoy eating out?
3. Is it expensive to eat out in your country?
4. Let’s move on from eating in restaurants to cooking at home. Do you like to cook at home?
5. Nowadays, more and more people are unwilling to cook. Why is this happening?
6. What’s the difference between restaurant food and home-cooked food?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 37

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Rules

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Rules. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 38

Describe a traffic rule or law you know about. You should say:

  • what it is

  • how you know about it

  • if you follow this rule or law

and explain why this rule is important.

Describe a rule you had to obey when you were in school. You should say:

  • what the rule was

  • if you agreed with the rule

  • why the rule existed

and what happened if students broke the rule.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do we have rules in society?
2. Do you think it's necessary to set up rules about overworking people?
3. What are some examples of rules that exist in many families?
4. What are some rules that exist in schools or workplaces in your country?
5. Do you think that the students themselves should have a say in what kinds of school rules there are?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 38

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: School

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to School. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 39

Describe a school that you are attending or attended in the past. You should say:

  • What it looks like from the outside

  • What it looks like inside

  • What facilities it has

And say if you think it is a good school building or not, and why

Talk about a subject you would like to study in the future. You should say:

  • Why you want to study that subject

  • What things about that subject you find particularly interesting

  • Where it is possible to study that subject

And say if you think you will start studying it soon or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is higher education too expensive in your country?
2. Should all students pay for their university education?
3. Can you compare the education your parents had with the education that you received?
4. What changes do you think will happen in the classrooms of the near future?
5. Let’s move on to university education. What advantages do universities bring to society?
6. Which is more important, research or teaching?
7. What makes a good university student?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 39

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: science

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to science. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 40

Describe an area of science that you are interested in. You should say

  • What it is

  • What you can learn from it

  • When you started become interested in it

And explain how this area of science helps you

Describe a scientific subject that you learned about in high school. You should say:

  • what subject it was

  • who taught you this subject

  • what you learned from it

and explain how this subject helped you in your life.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think science is important?
2. Do you think science can change our society?
3. Which area of science has been the most important in the last one hundred years?
4. Let’s move on to talk about inventions. What do you think have been some of the most important inventions in the past 100 years or so?
5. Why do you think some inventions have not been successful in the marketplace?
6. Do you think it's good that new inventions are appearing so often?
7. Do you think there will be any negative effects resulting from future technology?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 40

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Shopping

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Shopping. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 41

Describe a shopping street in your hometown. You should say:

  • What things you can buy there

  • What the most popular shops are

  • Any changes there have been over the years

And say if you think shopping there will become more or less popular in the future, and why

Describe a shop in your hometown or the place you are living now. You should say:

  • Where it is

  • What it sells

  • What the advantages of shopping there are

And, if you think it will be popular or not in the future, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Is shopping a popular activity in your country?
2. How have shopping habits changed over recent years?
3. To what extent do you think advertising affects the way people shop?
4. Do you think shopping habits are likely to change in the future?
5. Why do some people prefer to purchase brand name products produced abroad?
6. Is service better in large shops or in small shops?
7. What do people do when they get bad service?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 41

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Social problems

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Social problems. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 42

Describe a problem in your city. You should say:

  • what it is

  • how serious it is

  • what causes this problem

and say what can be done to solve or reduce the effects of this problem.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What social problems are there in your country?
2. What about poverty? What can be done to alleviate poverty?
3. Are there many charities in your country?
4. Let’s move on to talk about the overpopulation problem. Why do so many people move to live in cities?
5. What problems does overpopulation cause?
6. Finally, let’s talk about crime. What is the difference between major and minor crime?
7. Do you think all criminals should go to prison?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 42

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Sports

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Sports. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 43

Talk about a sport you like doing or watching. You should say:

  • How you first became interested in it

  • Why you are interested in it

  • What equipment and skills are needed for it

And say if you think it is an easy sport to do or not, and why

Talk about a sport many people enjoy but you have never tried. You should say:

  • What equipment is needed for it

  • What some of the rules are

  • What kinds of people this sport is popular with

And say if you think you will do this sport in the near future or not, and why

Talk about a sport that interests you but you have never tried. You should say:

  • Where it is usually played

  • What kinds of people usually play it

  • Why it interests you

And say if you think you will ever do this sport or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What types of sports are popular in your country?
2. Do you think the types of sports that are popular will change in the future?
3. Let’s move on to talk about some positive aspects of sports. In your opinion, what are the benefits of playing a sport?
4. What about cultural aspects? How can sports bring people from different countries closer together?
5. Do you think old people can keep fit by playing sports or exercising?
6. Finally, let’s talk about Olympic Games. How are the Olympic players trained in your country? Do they usually start training when they are born?
7. Why would somebody dislike watching the Olympic Games?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 43

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Teacher

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Teacher. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 44

Describe the best teacher you have had. You should say:

  • what subject the teacher taught

  • when you studied with him or her

  • what made that person a good teacher

  • and explain why you think this person was the best teacher you’ve had.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. How well-respected are teachers in your society?
2. Do you think teachers get paid enough money in your country?
3. What role should the teacher have in the classroom?
4. In your opinion, what are the most important qualities for a good teacher to have?
5. Let’s move on to teaching aspects. In your opinion, how can a teacher make lessons for children more interesting?
6. Do you think computers will one day replace teachers in the classroom?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 44

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Things

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Things. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 45

Describe something you own which is very important to you.

You should say:

  • where you got it

  • how long you have had it

  • what you use it to do

And explain why it is important to you.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What kinds of possessions are considered high-status to people in your country?
2. Were different possessions thought of as valuable in the past?
3. Why do you think people need to show their status in society?
4. Let’s move on to the role of advertising. Do you think advertising influences what people buy?
5. Do advertisements give correct information, or do they encourage people to buy things that they may not need?
6. Is advertising really necessary in modern society?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 45

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Traditional products

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Traditional products. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 46

Talk about a traditional product which is very popular in your country. You should say

  • What the product is

  • How it is made

  • Why it is popular

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What different types of traditional products are produced in your country?
2. In you opinion, why do traditional products attract tourists?
3. Do you think there are benefits of traditional products to locals?
4. Do you think the government should help in the promotion of traditional products?
5. Let’s move on from traditional products to traditions. Do you think because of globalization countries are adopting each other traditions.
6. Did the traditional things of the past are of better quality than present day things?
7. Do you think it is necessary to protect traditions?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 46

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Transportation

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Transportation. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 47

Describe the transportation system in your hometown or the place you are living now. You should say

  • What kind of transportation there is

  • Which kind of transportation most people use

  • What the good points and bad points of the transportation system are

And say if you think most people are happy with the transportation system or not, and why

Talk about one means of transportation that you often use. You should mention:

  • Where you usually go by that means of transportation

  • What the advantages of that method of travelling are

  • What the disadvantages are

And say if you think you will use that means of transport more or less often in the future, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Have the types of transportation people use changed much over the last few decades?
2. How has transportation improved in recent years?
3. Do you think transportation is likely to continue to improve in the future?
4. What is your take on introducing transportation passes?
5. Let’s move on to the transportation system in your country. It is faster to travel by public transportation or by car in your country?
6. What are the impacts of Uber on transportation in your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 47

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Travel

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Travel. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 48

Describe a journey you have been on. You should say

  • Where you went

  • What kind or kinds of transport you used

  • How long the journey took

And say whether you think it was easy to take this journey or not, and why

Talk about something tourists like to do in your country. You should say:

  • How well known the activity is

  • Why it is popular

  • What kinds of people like to do it

And say if you think it will become more popular or less popular in the future and why

Talk about a day trip you have been on. You should say:

  • Where you went

  • How you travelled

  • Why you chose to go to that place

And say whether you would like to go back to the same place again or not, and why

Talk about a part of your country you have never been to but would like to visit. You should say:

  • Why you have never been there before

  • If or when you think you might go

  • Why you would like to go

And say how you first became interested in going to that place

Talk about a foreign country you have never been to but would like to visit. You should say:

  • Why you have never been there before

  • If or when you think you might go

  • Why you would like to go

And say how you first became interested in going to that place

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Why do some people prefer to travel abroad rather than travel in their own country?
2. Do you think traveling to another country can change the way that people think?
3. Do you think it’s safer to travel today than in the past?
4. Let’s move on to tourism. What are some famous tourist spots in your country?
5. What are the positive impacts of tourism in your country?
6. What are the negative impacts of tourism in your country?
7. What can you say about the future of the tourism industry in your country?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 48

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: TV

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to TV. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 49

Describe a TV programme that you often watch. You should say:

  • What kind of programme it is

  • Why you watch it

  • When and why you first started watching it

And say if you think that programme is better than other TV programmes that are on at the same time or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Tell me about the types of programmes that are generally on television in your country.
2. Do you think state or private television is better?
3. Let’s move on from TV programmes to television in general. How has TV changed our lives?
4. Do you think TV influences the way we think?
5. Should children be allowed to watch a lot of TV?
6. Are all people on TV famous?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 49

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Vegetables

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Vegetables. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 50

Describe a plant, vegetable or crop that you are familiar with. You should say:

  • Where it grows

  • Why is it important

  • What you like or dislike about it

And explain why it is important for your country.

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. What vegetables are common in your country?
2. Do people like to grow vegetables in your country?
3. How do people feel when they eat vegetables that they grew on their own?
4. Let’s move on to the topic of organic vegetables. As we know organic fruits and vegetables are more expensive than conventional fruits and vegetables, but they are actually worth the extra cost. Do you think organic fruit deserves a higher price?
5. Do you think the government should encourage farmers to grow more organic vegetables?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 50

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Work

Below are common IELTS Speaking Part 2 questions related to Work. If you want to prepare for the IELTS Speaking Part 1, these IELTS speaking questions are a must study. If you want to record your answers and listen to the sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 2 Practice 51

Describe your dream job.

You should say:

  • What kind of things you would do in that job

  • What the working conditions would be like

  • What kind of workplace you would work in

And say if you think you will be able to get a job like that or not, and why

Describe your dream workplace.

You should say:

  • What it would look like           

  • What facilities it would have

  • Where it would be

And say if you think you will ever work in a place like that or not, and why

Talk about a job you have done or know about.

You should say:

  • What people do in that job

  • What kind of place they work in

  • What clothes and equipment they need

And say if you think it is a satisfying job to do or not, and why

Talk about a job someone in your family does.

You should say:

  • How long that person has been doing that job

  • What the good things about that job are

  • What the difficulties of doing that job are

And say if you think that person enjoys their job or not, and why

Describe a workplace you have worked in or know about.

You should say:

  • What the building looks like

  • What is inside the building

  • What things there are to do in the local area

And say if you think it is a good place to work or not, and why

Describe a job you would like to do in the future.

You should say:

  • How and when you first became interested in that job

  • What people in that job have to do everyday

  • What qualifications and experience you need in order to get that job

And say if you think you will be able to get that job or not, and why

Related IELTS Speaking 3 Questions
1. Do you think job satisfaction is more important than your salary when choosing a job?
2. What skills do you think are needed to get a good job these days?
3. Do you think that women should be able to do the same jobs as men?
4. What’s the difference between white collar and blue collar jobs?
5. What jobs do you think are most valuable to society?
To practice these Part 3 questions and listen to sample answers, click on IELTS Speaking Part 3 Practice 51
 
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