IELTS Speaking Part 2 From May to August 2024

IELTS Speaking Part 2 From May to August 2024

Describe a place (city/town) that is good for people to live in

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • How you knew this place
  • What it is like
  • And explain why it is better than other places to live in

Part 3

  1. How different is life in the countryside to life in the city?
  2. What are the differences between cities and towns?
  3. What has happended to towns and villages in recent years in your country?
  4. What are the differences between big cities and small ones?
  5. What factors will contribute to whether a place is good to live in or not?
  6. What are the major changes that have happened in your city?

Describe someone you know who made a good decision recently

You should say:

  • Who he/she is
  • When he/she made the decision
  • What decision he/she made
  • Why it was a good decision
  • And explain how you felt about the decision

Part 3

  1. Should parents make decisions for their children?
  2. Do you think parents are the best people to make decisions about their children’s education?
  3. At what age do you think children can be allowed to make decisions by themselves?
  4. Why do most children find it difficult to make decisions?
  5. Should parents interfere in children’s decision-making?
  6. How should parents help their children make decisions?

Describe a special meal that someone made for you

You should say:

  • Who did it
  • When and how he/she cooked
  • What and why he/she cooked for you
  • And explain how you felt about the meal

Part 3

  1. Should students learn to cook at school?
  2. Do you think people’s eating habits would change as they get older?
  3. Do people in your country like to learn to cook from TV programes?
  4. What kinds of fast food are popular in China?
  5. Are there any people who wouldn’t eat meat for their whole lives?
  6. What do you think about vegetarians?

Describe someone (a famous person) that is a role model for young people

You should say:

  • Who he/she is
  • How you knew him/her
  • What he/she has done
  • And explain why he/she can be a role model for young people

Part 3

  1. What kinds of people are likely to be the role models for teenagers?
  2. Is it important for children to have a role model?
  3. Are there any differences between today’s famous people and those of the past?
  4. What qualities do famous people have?
  5. What kinds of people are likely to become famous?
  6. Do people tend to choose the best people as their role model?

Describe an interesting place you have been to with a friend

You should say:

  • What and where the place is
  • Who you went with
  • When you went there
  • What you did there
  • And explain why you think it is interesting

Part 3

  1. Why do people need friends?
  2. How do you communicate with friends?
  3. Why don’t some people like to socialise?
  4. Can talking with people improve social skills?
  5. Does technology help people communicate better with others?
  6. Do you prefer to go out with a group of friends or just a few close friends?

Describe a natural place (e.g. parks, mountains)

You should say:

  • Where this place is
  • How you knew this place
  • What it is like
  • And explain why you like to visit it

Part 3

  1. What kind of people like to visit natural places?
  2. What are the differences between a natural place and a city?
  3. Do you think that going to the park is the only way to get close to nature?
  4. What can people gain from going to natural places?
  5. Are there any wild animals in the city?
  6. Do you think it is a good idea to let animals stay in local parks for people to see?

Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result but ended up with a positive result

You should say:

  • When you took the risk
  • Why you took the risk
  • How it went
  • And explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. How should parents teach their children what a risk is?
  2. What risks should parents tell their children to avoid?
  3. Why do some people like to watch risk-taking movies?
  4. What kinds of sports are dangerous but exciting?
  5. Why do some people enjoy dangerous sports?
  6. Who is more interested in taking risks, the young or the old?

Describe a tourist attraction that very few people visit but you think is interesting

You should say:

  • What the place is
  • What people can see there
  • Why only very few people visit there
  • And explain why you think it is interesting

Part 3

  1. Why do people visit tourist attractions?
  2. What makes a tourist attraction famous?
  3. Do local people like to visit local tourist attractions?
  4. Do you think tourism causes environmental change?
  5. How can people prevent the environmental damage caused by tourism?
  6. Should all tourist attractions be free to the public?

Describe an indoor or outdoor place where it is easy for you to study

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it is like
  • When you go there
  • What you study there
  • And explain why you would like to study in this place

Part 3

  1. Do you like to learn on your own or with others?
  2. What’s the difference between learning face-to-face with teachers and learning by yourself?
  3. Do you prefer to study at home or study in other places?
  4. What are the benefits of gaining work experience wile studying?
  5. Do most people like to study in a noisy place?
  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying with other people?

Describe a new law you would like to introduce in your country

You should say:

  • What law it is
  • What changes this law brings
  • Whether this new law will be popular
  • How you came up with the new law
  • And explain how you feel about this new law

Part 3

  1. What rules should students follow at school?
  2. Do people in your country usually obey the law?
  3. What kinds of behaviour are considered as good behaviour?
  4. Do you think children can learn about the law outside of school?
  5. What are the benefits for people to obey rules?
  6. How can parents teach children to obey rules?

Describe a place where you have taken photos more than once

You should say:

  • Where the place is
  • When you took the photos
  • What special features the photos taken there have
  • And explain why you have been there more than once to take photos

Part 3

  1. Do you like to take photos?
  2. Where do people often like to take photos?
  3. Who would like to take photos more often, young people or older people?
  4. Would you pay a lot of money to hire a photographer?
  5. Do you think being a photographer is a good job?
  6. On what occasions do people need formal photos?

Describe something you own that you want to replace

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Where it is
  • How you got it
  • And explain why you want to replace it

Part 3

  1. Does consumption have any impact on the environment?
  2. Why do some people always want to buy new things to replace old ones?
  3. Why do you think some people replace things more often than others?
  4. Why do young people change things more often than old people?
  5. Why do some people like to buy expensive things?
  6. Why do some people prefer to buy things in the suppermarket rather than online?

Describe a person you really enjoy studying/working with

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • When you often study/work together
  • What you study/work together
  • And explain why you enjoy studying/working with him/her

Part 3

  1. Should children be encouraged to learn from their peers?
  2. What difficulties or problems would introverted people face in work or study?
  3. How can a person be a good co-worker?
  4. What makes a good employee?
  5. How can people improve their collaboration skills?
  6. Do you think it is more important for an employee to keep good relationships with colleagues than just focus on the work?

Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve your goal

You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • How he/she encouraged you
  • What goal you achieved
  • And explain how you feel about this person

Part 3

  1. Do you think children are more likely to achieve their goals if they are encouraged?
  2. What should parents do if their children don’t want to study?
  3. Who do you think should set goals for children?
  4. Who play a more important role in children’s education, parents or teachers?
  5. Is money the only motivation for people to work hard?
  6. Which is more important, competition or cooperation?

Describe a sport that you only have watched before but have not played yourself

You should say:

  • What it is
  • When you watched it
  • Where you watched it
  • Who you watched it with
  • And explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. What kinds of sports would you like to play in the future?
  2. Why are there many athletes in advertisements?
  3. What are the features of people who watch sports games online, such as gender or age?
  4. What’s the most popular sport in your country?
  5. What kinds of sports are popular now but not popular 50 years ago?
  6. Do you think there are too many sorts of sports games on TV?

Describe an important plant in your country

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Where you see it
  • What it looks like
  • And explain why it is important

Part 3

  1. What are the features of living in the countryside?
  2. Should schools teach children how to grow plants?
  3. Why do some people prefer to live in the countryside?
  4. Have new kinds of plants been grown in your city recently?
  5. Why do some people like to keep plants at home?
  6. Are there many trees in your city?

Describe a person who thinks music is important and enjoys music

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How you knew him/her
  • What music he/she likes
  • Why he/she thinks music is important And explain how you feel about him/her

Part 3

  1. What do you think about playing music for children in class?
  2. Why do many teachers incorporate music into the classroom?
  3. Do you think there are any advantages to a shop with music playing?
  4. Would people’s shopping behaviour be affected in a shop with music?
  5. What do you think would be the effect of background music in a film?
  6. Why are musical movies so popular?

Describe a place you have been to where things are expensive

You should say:

  • Where the place is
  • What the place is like
  • Why you went there
  • What you bought there
  • And explain why you think things are expensive there

Part 3

  1. Why do some people still use cash?
  2. Will the payment be paperless in the future?
  3. What do you think of the view that time is as important as money?
  4. Is it more important to choose a job with a high salary or with more time off?
  5. How important is it to have a variety of payment options?
  6. Why are things more expensive in some places than in others?

Describe a person who likes to buy goods with low prices

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • What this person likes to buy
  • Where this person likes to buy things
  • And explain why this person likes cheap goods

Part 3

  1. What are the differences between shopping in a shopping mall and in a street market?
  2. Which is more commonly visited in Chian, shopping malls or street markets?
  3. What are the disadvantages of shopping in a street market?
  4. Is advertising important?
  5. How do you buy cheap products?
  6. Do you think things are more expensive in big shopping malls?

Describe something that you did with someone/a group of people

You should say:

  • What it was
  • Who you did it with
  • How long it took you to do this
  • And explain why you did it together

Part 3

  1. How do you get along with your neighbors?
  2. How do neighbors help each other?
  3. Do you think neighbors help each other more often in the countryside than in the city?
  4. How do children learn to cooperate with each other?
  5. Do you think parents should teach children how to cooperate with others? How?
  6. Do you think it’s important for children to learn about cooperation?

Describe a time when someone gave you something that you really wanted

You should say:

  • What it was
  • When you received it
  • Who gave it to you
  • And explain why you wanted it so much

Part 3

  1. Should employees have their own goals?
  2. How should bosses reward employees?
  3. What kinds of gifts do young people like to receive as rewards?
  4. How should children spend their allowance money?
  5. Why do people like shopping more now than in the past?
  6. Do you think shopping is good for a country’s economy?

Describe a complaint that you made and you were satisfied with the result

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Who you complained to
  • What you complained about
  • And explain why you were satisfied with the result

Part 3

  1. When are people more likely to make complaints?
  2. What do people often complain about?
  3. Which one is better when making a complaint, by talking or by writing?
  4. Who are more likely to make complaints, older people or younger people?
  5. How would you react if you received a poor service at a restaurant?
  6. How do people often respond to poor customer service?

Describe a film character played by an actor or actress whom you admire

You should say:

  • Who this actor/actress is
  • When you saw the film
  • What the character was like in this film
  • And explain why you admire this actor/actress

Part 3

  1. Are actors or actresses very interested in their work? Why?
  2. Is being a professional actor or actress a good career?
  3. What can children learn from acting?
  4. Why do children like special costumes?
  5. What are the differences between actors or actresses who earn much and those who earn little?
  6. What are the differences between acting in a theatre and that in a film?

Describe your daily routine that you enjoy

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Where and when you do it
  • Who you do it with
  • And explain why you enjoy it

Part 3

  1. Should children have learning routines?
  2. What are the advantages of children having a routine at school?
  3. Does having a routine make kids feel more secure at school?
  4. How do people’s routines differ on weekdays and weekends?
  5. What daily routines do people have at home?
  6. What are the differences between people’s daily routines now and in the last 15 years?

Describe your first day at school that you remember

You should say:

  • Where the school was
  • How you went there
  • What happened that day
  • And how you felt on that day

Part 3

  1. What would parents prepare when their kids go to school on the first day?
  2. How do children socialize with each other?
  3. Is socialization important for children?
  4. What are the reasons for job change?
  5. Are big companies better than small companies? Why?
  6. What are the advantages and disadvantages coming along with changing jobs?

Describe an interesting old person you have met

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • When/where you met this person
  • What you did with this person
  • And explain why you think this person is interesting

Part 3

  1. Do you think old people and young people can share interests?
  2. What can old people teach young people?
  3. Is it easy for young people and old people to make friends with each other?
  4. Are there benefits when one person is interested in another person? Why?
  5. Do you think people are more selfish or self-centered now than in the past?
  6. What benefits can people get if they are self-centered?

Describe an advertisement you have seen but you didn’t like

You should say:

  • Where and when you saw it
  • What type of advertisement was for
  • What you could see in the advertisement
  • And explain why you didn’t like the advertisement

Part 3

  1. What are the most advertised products in your country?
  2. Which one is more effective, newspaper advertising or online advertising?
  3. What are the benefits of advertising?
  4. What do you think of celebrity endorsements in advertising?
  5. Does advertising encourage us to buy things we don’t need?
  6. What role does social media play in advertising?

Describe something you did that made you feel proud

You should say:

  • What it was
  • How you did it
  • What difficulty you had
  • How you dealt with the difficulty
  • And explain why you felt proud of it

PART 3

  1. Which one is more important, personal goals or work goals?
  2. Have your life goals changed since your childhood?
  3. Does everyone set goals for themselves?
  4. What kinds of rewards are important at work?
  5. Do you think material rewards are more important than other rewards at work?
  6. What makes people feel proud of themselves?

Describe a time when you missed or were late for an important meeting/event

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • What happened
  • Why you missed/were late for it
  • And explain how you felt about this experience

Part 3

  1. Are you a punctual person?
  2. Do you think it is important to be on time?
  3. Do you always avoid being late?
  4. Why are people often late for meetings or appointments?
  5. Are people in your country often late for meetings?
  6. Do you think people are born with time management skills or they can develop them?

Describe another city you would like to stay for a short time

You should say:

  • Where the city is
  • Why you want to go there
  • Whom you will go there with
  • What you will do there
  • And explain why you will stay there

Part 3

  1. Why do people sometimes go to other cities or other countries to travel?
  2. Why are historical cities popular?
  3. Why do places with historical sites develop tourism industry more actively?
  4. Do you think tourists may come across bad things in other cities?
  5. Do most people like planned travelling?
  6. Why is the noise pollution worse in tourism cities than in other cities?

Describe a place you visited where the air was polluted

You should say:

  • Where the place is
  • When you visited it
  • Why the air was not good
  • And explain how you felt about the place

Part 3

  1. Is there more pollution now than in the past?
  2. In what ways can air pollution be reduced effectively?
  3. Do you think the city is cleaner or dirtier than the countryside? Why?
  4. What can factories and power plants do to reduce pollutants?
  5. Do you think many companies have been forced to reduce pollutants?
  6. Do you think the wind has any effect on pollution? How?

Describe a piece of technology you own that you feel is difficult to use

You should say:

  • When you got it
  • What you got it for
  • How often you use it
  • And explain how you feel about it

Part 3

  1. What technology do people currently use?
  2. Why do big companies introduce new products frequently?
  3. Why are people so keen on buying iPhones even though they haven’t changed much from one to the next?
  4. Why do technology companies keep upgrading their products?
  5. What changes has the development of technology brought about in our lives?
  6. Does the development of technology affect the way we study? How?

Describe your favorite place in your house where you can relax

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it is like
  • What you enjoy doing there
  • And explain why you feel relaxed at this place

Part 3

  1. Why is it difficult for some people to relax?
  2. What are the benefits of doing exercise?
  3. Do people in your country exercise after work?
  4. What is the place where people spend most of their time at home?
  5. Do you think there should be classes for training young people and children how to relax?
  6. Which is more important, mental relaxation or physical relaxation?

Describe something you would like to learn in the future

You should say:

  • What it is
  • How you would like to learn it
  • Where you would like to learn it
  • Why you would like to learn it
  • And explain whether it’s difficult to learn it

Part 3

  1. What’s the most popular thing to learn nowadays?
  2. At what age should children start making their own decisions? Why?
  3. Which influences young people more when choosing a course, income or interest?
  4. Do young people take their parents’ advice when choosing a major?
  5. Besides parents, who else would people take advice from?
  6. Why do some people prefer to study alone?

Describe a website you often visit

You should say:

  • What it is about
  • How you found out about it
  • How often you visit it
  • And explain why you often visit it

Part 3

  1. What are the most popular and least popular apps in China?
  2. What’s the difference between the Internet and television?
  3. Why do some people like to read the news on the internet instead of getting it from TV?
  4. Is the library still necessary? Why?
  5. What kinds of people would still go to the library to read and study?
  6. What are the differences between old people and young people when they use the Internet?

Describe a noisy place you have been to

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • When you went there
  • What you did there
  • And explain why you feel it’s a noisy place

Part 3

  1. Do you think it is good for children to make noise?
  2. Should children not be allowed to make noise under any circumstances?
  3. What kinds of noises are there in our life?
  4. Which area is exposed to noise more, the city or the countryside?
  5. How would people usually respond to noises in your country?
  6. How can people consider others’ feelings when chatting in public?

Describe a person you met at a party who you enjoyed talking with

You should say:

  • What party it was
  • Who this person is
  • What you talked about
  • And explain why you enjoyed talking with him/her

Part 3

  1. In what situations would people be willing to get to know new people?
  2. Where do people go to meet new people?
  3. How do people start a conversation?
  4. Is it difficult for Chinese people to communicate with people from other countries?
  5. Why are some people unwilling to have conversations with others?
  6. Is it difficult for adults to talk with children?

Describe an unusual meal you had

You should say:

  • When you had it
  • Where you had it
  • Whom you had it with
  • And explain why it was unusual

Part 3

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of eating in restaurants?
  2. What fast food restaurants are there in your country?
  3. Do people eat fast food at home?
  4. Why do some people choose to eat out instead of ordering takeout?
  5. Do people in your country socialize in restaurants? Why?
  6. Do people in your country value food culture?

Describe a time when you taught a friend/relative something

You should say:

  • Who you taught
  • What/how you taught
  • What the result was
  • And explain how you felt about the experience

Part 3

  1. What practical skills can young people teach old people?
  2. What skills can young people teach old people besides technology?
  3. How can young people teach old people skills?
  4. How can we know what to do when we want to learn something new?
  5. Do you think showing’ is a better way than telling’ in education?
  6. Do people in your country like to watch videos to learn something?

Describe an activity you enjoyed in your free time when you were young

You should say:

  • What it was
  • Where you did it
  • Who you did it with
  • And explain why you enjoyed it

Part 3

  1. Is it important to have a break during work or study?
  2. What sports do young people like to do now?
  3. Are there more activities for young people now than 20 years ago?
  4. Can most people balance work and life in China?
  5. What activities do children and adults do nowadays?
  6. Do adults and children have enough time for leisure activities nowadays?

Describe a time when you received money as a gift

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Who gave you money
  • Why he/she gave you money
  • And explain how you used the money

Part 3

  1. Why do people rarely use cash now?
  2. When do children begin to comprehend the value of money?
  3. Should parents reward children with money?
  4. Is it good and necessary to teach children to save money?
  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using credit card?
  6. Do you think it’s a good thing that more people are using digital payment?

Describe a person who you are happy to know

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How you know this person
  • What he or she is like
  • And explain why you are happy to know him/her

Part 3

  1. Do you think everyone shares a similar definition of happiness?
  2. Some people say that living in a happy city is boring. What do you think?
  3. How can children feel happy?
  4. What’s the difference between adult’s and children’s happiness?

Describe an occasion you wore the best clothes

You should say:

  • When it was
  • What you wore
  • Why you wore it
  • And how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. Do you think people need to wear formally in the workplace?
  2. Why do some people like to wear traditional clothes?
  3. Will traditional clothes disappear in the future?
  4. Do old people change their style of dressing?

Describe an enjoyable journey by public transport

You should say:

  • Where you went
  • Who you were with
  • What you did
  • And how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. Why do more and more people like to travel by plane?
  2. Do you think offering free public transport will solve traffic problems in the city?
  3. What are the disadvantages of traveling by public transport?
  4. What do you think are the cheapest and most expensive means of transport?
  5. What are the difficulties that commuters face during rush hours?
  6. Why do people choose to travel by public transport?
  7. What are the disadvantages of travelling by public transport?
  8. Do you think offering free public transport will solve traffic problems in the city?
  9. Why do more and more people like to travel by plane?

Describe a historical building you have been to

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • What it looks like
  • What it is used for now
  • what you learned there
  • And how you felt about this historical building

Part 3

  1. Why do people visit historical buildings?
  2. Do Chinese people like to visit historical buildings?
  3. Do most people agree to the goverment’s finding to protect historical buildings?
  4. Is it necessary to protect historical buildings?
  5. Do most people agree to the government’s funding to protect historical buildings?
  6. Do Chinese people like to visit historical buildings?
  7. Why do people visit historical buildings?

Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • What you taught
  • Who you taught
  • Why you taught this person
  • And how you felt about the teaching.

Part 3

  1. What skills should children learn before entering school?
  2. How does a good learner learn something new?
  3. What are the skills that you wanted to learn?
  4. What can children learn from teachers and parents?
  5. How can people be motivated to learn new things?
  6. What skills do adults need to have?

Describe a place in your country that you think is interesting

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • How you knew it
  • What special features it has
  • And explain why you think it is interesting

PART 3

  1. How can people access travel information?
  2. Do people have different personalities in different regions of your country?
  3. What causes the differences between different regions of your country?
  4. Is it just youngsters who like to try new things, or do people of your parents’ age also like to try new things?
  5. Is a great tourist destination also a good place to live?
  6. Why do people go to live in small towns and think that they are more interesting than the big cities?

Describe a party that you enjoyed

You should say:

  • When and where the party was held
  • Who attended the party
  • What kind of party it was
  • What you did in the party
  • And explain why you enjoyed this party

PART 3

  1. Why do people like parties?
  2. Why do some people not like going to parties?
  3. Do you think those who tend to stay at home are less healthy than those who often attend parties?
  4. Do you think music and dancing are a must at a party?
  5. What would you do if you were disturbed by a neighbour’s party?
  6. What are the differences between holding a party at home and in a public place?

Describe a historical period/moment you would like to learn more about

You should say:

  • What you are interested in
  • When it happened
  • What you know about it
  • And why you would like to learn more

Part 3

  1. Should everyone know history?
  2. In what ways can children learn history?
  3. What are the differences between learning history from books and from videos?
  4. Is it difficult to protect and preserve historic buildings?
  5. Who should be responsible for protecting historic buildings?
  6. Who should pay for the preservation of historic buildings?

Describe a time you had to finish something quickly

You should say:

  • What it was
  • When it happened
  • How you finished it
  • Why you had to finish it quickly
  • And explain how you felt about it

Part 3

  1. On what occasions do people have to do things in a hurry?
  2. Why do some people spend a long time on having a meal?
  3. Would people feel more satisfied if they finished doing something quickly?
  4. What kinds of jobs need to be done quickly?
  5. What are some examples of work that needs to be done quickly?
  6. What might make some people more productive than others in completing tasks?

Describe a movie/film that you felt strongly about

You should say:

  • What it is about
  • When you watched it
  • Where you watched it
  • And explain why you felt strongly about it

Part 3

  1. What kind of movies do you think need to be seen in the cinema to be fully appreciated?
  2. What can cinemas do to attract more audiences?
  3. Do you think people can learn new cultures through movies?
  4. Do most people prefer to watch movies at home or in a cinema? Why?
  5. What are the advantages of going to the cinema with friends?
  6. Is going to the cinema still popular?

Describe a person who is good at making people feel welcome in his/her home

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How you knew him/her
  • How he/she makes you feel welcome
  • And explain why you think he/she is good at making people feel welcome

Part 3

  1. Do people in your country often invite others to their homes? Why?
  2. What do you think of serving food to visitors?
  3. What kind of people do you think are more likely to invite others to their homes?
  4. Who are more likely to invite others to their homes, people in the countryside or people in the city?
  5. Are tourist attractions in the countryside more welcome than those in the cities?
  6. What facilities are there in the tourist attractions in your country?

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