IELTS / International English Language Testing / Speaking / Test 2

IELTS / International English Language Testing / Speaking / Test 2


IELTS Speaking module
(11-14 minutes)



The speaking test lasts for 11-14 minutes, and it consists of three parts:
    -    Part 1 takes the form of a dialogue with the examiner, who asks questions about you, your life, and things you are familiar with. It lasts for four to five minutes.
    -    Part 2 is a short presentation given by you about a general topic that the examiner chooses. You can decide the specific topic yourself. The topic is connected to your own life and experiences.
You have up to one minute to prepare your presentation, and you can speak for up to two minutes. There is a clock on the table, and the examiner reminds you of the timing if necessary.
    -    Part 3 takes the form of a dialogue with the examiner. He/she asks you about your views on impersonal subjects which are loosely connected to the topic of your presentation. This lasts between four and five minutes.
        In Part 2, you will be given a candidate card.


    -    In Part 1, the questions which the examiner asks you are usually factual, and quite simple, such as 'When ...?', 'Who ...?', 'How often...?', or 'What kind of ...?'
    -    The topic of your presentation is outlined in the first line of the candidate card. It starts with 'Describe ...'.
    -    You may be asked about something that happened in the past, or someone you know, or something you would like to do in the future.
    -    Three separate bullet points tell you what to include in your presentation, and a fourth line tells you to explain something in more detail, such as your feelings, or the reason for something.
    -    In Part 3, the questions that the examiner asks you are more complex, and involve lengthier responses. You may be asked 'What is your opinion about...?'; 'To what extent do you think ...?'; 'How important is it to ...?'; compared to 'What do you think ...?'; or 'What might the reason be for...?'

Part 1

Answer the questions
Tip strip

Free time ...
    -    Question 2     Give more than one answer.
    -    Question 3     Say a name, and something about that person.

Clothes ...
    -    Question 3     If the question is in the past tense, use the past tense in your answer.
    -    Question 4     This question is not about what clothes you like!

I’d like to talk to you about free time.

How much free time do you normally have? Why/Why not? What do you usually do in your free time?
Who do you spend your free time with?
Do you wish you had more free time? Why/Why not?

Now let’s discuss clothes.

Is it important to you to wear clothes that are comfortable? Are you interested in fashion? Why/Why not?
Were you interested in clothes when you were a child? What are your favourite clothes like now?



Part 2

You have one minute to make notes on the following topic. Then you have up to two minutes to talk about it.
Tip strip

Choose a series that you can say a lot about, even if it's not the one you enjoy the most.
Make notes about every bullet point, and about the line at the bottom (explain ...).
Follow-up questions You can just give a brief answer to follow-up questions.

Describe a TV series which you enjoy watching

You should say:
    -    what the series is about
    -    who presents it/acts in it
    -    how often it is on
        and explain why you enjoy watching the series so much.

Is this series popular with many other people you know?
Do you watch TV often?



Part 3

Consider these questions and then answer them.
Tip strip

Foreign programmes ...
    -    Question 3     When the question is long, you can say 'Pardon', or 'Sorry - could you say that again'. You will not lose marks for this.

Children and TV ...
Use appropriate phrases for expressing opinions.

Changes in the media ...
    -    Question 1     Talk about both advantages and disadvantages.
    -    Question 3     Use the future tense in your answer, and phrases like 'It's likely that...', 'I expect ...' or 'Probably...'

Let’s talk about foreign TV programmes.

What kind of foreign TV programmes are popular in your country?
What are the advantages of having foreign-made programmes on TV?
Some people think governments should control the number of foreign-made TV programmes being shown. Do you agree? Why?

Now let’s talk about children and TV.

What do you think are the qualities of a good children’s TV programme? What are the educational benefits of children watching TV?
Many people think adults should influence what children watch. Do you agree? Why?

Now let’s talk about changes in the media.

What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of having TV broadcast 24 hours a day?
In what ways have advances in technology influenced the way people watch TV?
What changes do you think will occur in broadcast media in the next 20 years?


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