[Updated ] IELTS Speaking May to August 2021 – Part 2 & part 3

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IELTS Speaking May to August 2021 – Part 2 & part 3

IELTS Speaking May to August 2021 – Part 2 & part 3
IELTS Speaking May to August 2021 – Part 2 & part 3

New topics:

1. Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study

You should say:

What it is about

Why you make it

What you need to do first

And explain how you would feel if it is successful

Part 3:

Should parents make plans for children?

When should children start to make plans for themselves?

What things should be planned on a daily basis?

Are plans always necessary? Can people succeed without plans?

2. Describe your favorite singer or actor

You should say:

Who he/she is

What his/her personality is like

What kind of style his/her music/acting belongs to

Part 3:

What kind of music do people like at different ages?

What is the difference between popular music now and popular music in the past in Vietnam?

Do Vietnamese parents require their children to learn to play musical instruments?

Why do some people like to listen to live music while others prefer CDs?

3. Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

You should say:

When it was

Where it was

Why you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

And how you felt about it

Part 3:

How do young and old people use mobile phones differently?

What positive and negative impact do mobile phones have on friendship?

Is it a waste of time to take pictures with mobile phones?

Do you think it is necessary to have laws on the use of mobile phones?

4. Describe a puzzle (jigsaw, crossword, etc.) you have played

You should say:

What it is like

How easy or difficult it is

How long it takes you to solve

And how you feel about it

Part 3:

Why do parents let their children play puzzles?

What kinds of puzzles improve people’s intelligence?

Why are detective stories attractive to people?

Which do you think is better? A detective movie or its original novel?

5. Describe a law on environmental protection your country should have

You should say:

What it is

How you first learned about it

Who benefits from it

And explain how you feel about this law

Part 3:

Are there laws about education in Vietnam?

What kinds of rules do schools in Vietnam have?

What can teachers do to make students obey rules?

What should parents do to educate children about laws?

6. Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future?

You should say:

Where it is

How you knew it

What it is famous for

And why you would like to live there

Part 3:

Why do more and more people live in the city?

How does this affect the environment and nature?

What are some factors that attract people to settle down in certain places?

What are the differences of the young and the old in choosing where to live?

7. Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in

You should say:

What it was about

Where you saw/heard it

Who was involved

And explain why people were interested in it

Part 3:

Do people read newspapers where you live?

Do people prefer local or international news

Do you think it is important to have national identity?

How can people develop their national identity?

8. Describe a natural talents (sports, music, etc) you want to improve

You should say:

What it is

When you discovered it

How you want to improve it

And how you feel about it

Part 3:

Do you think artists with talents should focus on their talents only?

Is it possible for us to know whether young children will become musicians or painters when they grow up?

Why do people like to watch talent shows?

Do you think it is more interesting to watch famous people’s or ordinary people’s shows?

9. Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike

You should say:

Where it is

What it is used for

What it looks like

And explain why you like or dislike it?

Part 3:

What are the disadvantages of living in tall buildings?

Do you think there will be more tall buildings in the future?

Why aren’t there many tall buildings in the countryside?

Why do some people like to live in tall buildings nowadays?

10. Describe an occasion when many people were smiling

You should say:

When it happened

Who you were with

What happened

And explain why many people were smiling

Part 3:

Do you think people who like to smile are more friendly?

Why do most people smile in photographs?

Do women smile more than men? Why?

Do people smile more when they are younger or older?

11. Describe a time when you saw two of your friends argued

You should say:

What they argued about

Why they argued with each other

What happened at the end

How you felt about it

Part 3:

Do you think argument is important?

What do family members usually have arguments about?

Is it easier for you to have arguments with your family or with your friends?

Do you think people should change the way they think when having arguments?

12. Describe a time you helped a friend

You should say:

When it was

How you helped him/her

Why you helped him/her

And how you felt about it

Part 3:

How do people usually help each other?

How is online help different from real-life help?

SHould schools be responsible for teaching students how to cooperate?

What are the differences between help from friends and help from family?

13. Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try

You should say:

What it was

What you need to prepare

How easy or difficult it is

And explain why you want to try it

Part 3:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of vacations to the seaside?

Why do people like spending time on the sea?

Why do children like the sea better than adults?

What types of job positions can be found on or near the sea?

14. Describe a time when you shared something with others

You should say:

What you shared

Who you shared it with

Why you shared it

And explain how you felt about sharing it

Part 3:

Do Vietnamese people like to share things with others?

What are the consequences if children don’t like to share?

Do you think students like to share accommodation with others on campus?

How could parents and teachers teach young children to share?

15. Describe an article on health you read on magazine or the Internet

You should say:

What it was

Where you read it

Why you read it

And how you felt about it

Part 3:

Do you think people are healthier now than in the past?

How can you tell whether a website is reliable or not?

What activities can schools organize for children to keep fit?

What can governments do to improve people’s health?

16. Describe an older person that you admire

You should say:

Who this person is

How you know this person

What kinds of things you like to do together

And explain how you feel about this person

Part 3:

What can young and old people learn from each other?

Has old people’s life quality improved when compared to the past?

Why is there a generation gap between the young and the old?

What do old people usually do in their daily life?

17. Describe your favorite film/movie

You should say:

When you watched it

Where you watched it

What it was about

And explain why you like it

Part 3:

What kind of movies do Vietnamese people like to watch?

Are movie stars important to a movie?

Are foreign movies popular in Vietnam?

Is it important that a country has its own film industry?

18. Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

You should say:

Where it is

How you knew it

How often you go there

What you do there

And explain why you like the place

Part 3:

Is it hard to find quiet places in cities?

Why is it quieter in the countryside?

Why do people go to quiet places?

Compared with young people, do old people prefer to live in quiet places?

19. Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people

You should say:

What it does

How many people it employs

What kind of people work there

How you feel about it

Part 3:

Should big companies be punished more seriously if they break the law?

Should big companies donate more to charities?

What are the benefits of working for a big company?

What are the differences between big companies and small companies

20. Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media

You should say:

When it was

Where you saw it

What you saw

And explain why you think it was interesting

Part 3:

Why do people like to use social media?

What kinds of things are popular on social media?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using social media?

What do you think of making friends on social media?

21. Describe an art and craft activity (e.g. painting, woodwork, etc.) that you had

You should say:

What you made

How you made it

What it looked like

And how you felt about the activity

Part 3:

What traditional handcrafts are popular in Vietnam?

What do young people think of traditional handcrafts?

Do people in your country send handcrafts as a gift?

What are the benefits of making handcrafts?

22. Describe a street market or outdoor market that you have visited

Old topics:

1. Describe a time when you watched a live sports event

You should say:

What it was

When you watched it

What it was like

And how you felt about it

Part 3:

Do Vietnamese people prefer to watch live sports or watch it on TV?

Why do some people like to watch live sports?

What kinds of sports do Vietnamese people like to watch?

Do you think competition is good for students?

2. Describe a skill you have that you think you would be good at teaching other people

You should say:

What it is

When you learned it

How you can teach others

And how you feel about this skill

Part 3:

Should teachers be funny when they teach?

What qualities should teachers have?

Which do you think is more important, practical skills or academic skills?

Which age group is best at learning new things?

3. Describe a time when it was important for you to tell a friend the truth

You should say:

Who your friend is

What the truth was

What your friend’s reaction was

And explain why you think it was important to tell your friend the truth

Part 3:

Do you think we should tell the truth at all times?

How do you know when others are telling lies?

Do you think it is more important to win a game or follow the rules in sports?

Do you agree sometimes people should tell lies?

4. Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination

You should say:

When it was

Why you needed to use imagination

How difficult or easy it was

And explain how you felt about it

Part 3:

Do you think adults can have lots of imagination?

Do you think imagination is essential for scientists?

What kinds of jobs need imagination?

What subjects are helpful for children’s imagination?

5. Describe the most polite person you know

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you knew him/her

What he/she is like

And explain why you think he/she is polite

Part 3:

What’s the standard of being polite?

What behavior will be regarded as impolite?

Who are more polite? People from the cities or those from the countryside?

What do you think makes people polite?

6. Describe a time when you made a promise to someone

You should say:

What the promise was

To whom you made it

Whether it was easy or difficult to keep

And explain why you made it

Part 3:

What kinds of promises do people often make?

Do parents in Vietnam make promises to their children?

Do children keep their promises?

Why do some people fail to keep their promises?

7. Describe a favorite toy you played as a child

You should say:

What kind of toy it is

When you received it

How you played it

And how you felt about it

Part 3

1.How do advertisements influence children?

2.Should advertising aimed at kids be prohibited?

3.What’s the difference between the toys kids play now and those they played in the past?

4.Do you think parents should buy more toys for their kids or spend more time with them?

8. Describe a short journey you often make that you really do not like

You should say:

Where you go

When you go there

Why you go there

And explain why you do not like the trip

Part 3

Do Vietnamese people like travelling abroad?

Who prefers travelling abroad? The young or the old?

How much time do you think people should spend on a trip abroad?

Which is better for knowing more about a country? Travelling or reading books about it?

9. Describe a famous person that you are interested in

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you knew about him/her

What he/she was like before he/she became famous

And explain why you are interested in him/her

Part 3

What kinds of famous people are there in your country?

What are the differences between famous people today and those in the past?

Do you think famous people are necessarily good in their fields?

Do you think the media are putting too much attention on famous people?

10. Describe a person who wears clothes that you think are unusual

You should say:

Who this person is

How you knew this person

What his/her clothes are like

And explain why you think his/her clothes are unusual

Part 3

Do you think what people wear can influence their mood?

Do you think it is a good idea to buy clothes online?

What kind of clothes do people wear in the workplace?

What are the differences between clothes worn by old people and that by young people?

11. Describe the perfect job for you

You should say:

What it is

How you knew it

What it is like

And explain why you think it is perfect

Part 3

What kind of job do children like?

Do children like to choose the same profession as their parents?

Will people regret their career choices when they become older?

What should people consider when choosing jobs?

12. Describe a person’s home you visited that you like, but would not want to live in

You should say:

Where it is;

What it is like;

Why you visited it;

And explain why you would not like to live there;

Part 3

1.Do Vietnamese people like to visit others’ homes?

2.What do Vietnamese people do when they visit others?

3.What kind of place do people in your country like to live in?

4.What’s the difference between homes in cities and those in the countryside?

13. Describe a situation when you came close to a wild animal

You should say:

Where you were;

What the animals were doing;

Who you were with;

And what your reaction was;

Part 3

1.What are the differences between animals in zoos and those in the wild?

2.Why should the staff in the zoos teach the public about animals?

3.Why are people keen on keeping pets?

4.How can the increase of human population influence wild animals?

14. Describe a situation when you gave advice to someone

You should say:

When it was;

To whom you gave the advice;

What the advice was;

And explain why you gave the advice;

Part 3

1.Should people prepare before giving advice?

2.Is it good to ask advice from strangers online?

3.What are the personalities of people whose job is to give advice to others?

4.What are the problems if you ask too many people for advice?

15. Describe an occasion when you ate something for the first time

You should say:

What you ate;

When you ate it;

Where you were;

And how you felt about it;

Part 3

1. What kinds of foreign food are popular in your country?

2. What are young people’s opinions on new food? How about old people?

3. Should teachers and parents teach children how to cook?

4. Why do people like their local food?

16. Describe something you bought that you were very pleased with

You should say:

What you bought;

Where you bought it;

What it is for;

And explain why you felt pleased about it;

Part 3

1. How often do people in your country go shopping?

2. Why is online shopping popular?

3. How should sellers set prices for their products?

4. Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in stores?

17. Describe something important to you that your family has had for a long time

You should say:

What it is;

When your family had it;

How your family got it;

And explain why it is important for your family;

Part 3

1. What things do families keep for a long time?

2. What’s the difference between things valued by people in the past and today?

3. What kinds of things are kept in museums?

4. What’s the influence of technology on museums?

18. Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line of people/queue

You should say:

When it was;

Where you were;

Why you were there;  

And how you felt about it.

Part 3

1. Do Vietnamese people often wait in line?

2. Do you think the development of technology has reduced the time people spend on waiting?

3. What do you think of those who cut in line or jump the queue?

4. How can companies improve their customer service?

19. Describe an interesting conversation that you remember well

You should say:

Who you spoke with;

Where you were;

What the conversation was about;

And explain why you think it was interesting;

Part 3

1. Do people communicate more when they talk face to face?

2. What do young people have conversations about?

3. Do people have conversations more or less than they did in the past ?

4. Do you think we need to be good at communication at work?

20. Describe a time when you felt very bored

You should say:

When it was;

Who you were with;

What you were doing;

And explain why you felt bored;

Part 3

1.When do people feel bored?

2.What can people do when they feel bored?

3.Do people get bored about daily routines?

4.Is it easier for the young people to feel bored than for the old?

21. Describe a time when you had a problem using a computer

You should say:

When it was;

What you were doing;

What you did about it;

And how you felt about it;

Part 3

What do people use computers for?

Should students be allowed to use computers at school?

What do you think of people who are addicted to computers?

Do you think computers make our life simpler or more complex?

22. Describe the part of a town or city that you enjoy spending time in

You should say:

Where it is;

What it is like;

What you do there;

And explain why you enjoy spending time there;

Part 3

How do public places change in towns or cities?

What public places do old people usually go to?

Why do young people like to go to public places?

Will more people move to cities in the future?

23. Describe your favourite kind of weather

You should say:

What it is

Where you go in this weather

What you do in this weather

And explain why you like it

Part 3:

What do people wear in different weather?

How does weather influence people’s life?

What are people’s opinion on weather forecasts?

Are there any festivals about seasons?

24. Describe a time when you encouraged somebody to do something that he/she didn’t want to do

You should say:

Who he/she is

What you encouraged him/her to do

How he/she reacted

And explain why you encouraged him/her

Part 3:

1. How can leaders encourage their employees?

2. When should parents encourage their children?

3. What kind of encouragement should parents give their children?

4. Do you think some people are better than others at persuading?

25. Describe a time when you got lost in a town or city

You should say:

– where you were going

– when you knew you were lost

– how you found the right way

And explain how you felt about getting lost

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