Prepare with the #1 ranked IELTS platform. Buy our:
Band 7+ Video Course Recent Actual Tests Questions E-books
40 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips, Questions and Band 9 Sample Answers PDF Download
40 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips, Questions and Band 9 Sample Answers PDF Download

40 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips, Questions and Band 9 Sample Answers PDF Download

This post will furnish you with 40 useful IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips, Cue Card Questions with Band 9 Sample Answers to help you be well-prepared for the IELTS test (both General Training & Academic module).

In IELTS Speaking Part 2, you will have the opportunity to speak for longer (1-2 minutes) on a specific topic based on the information on a task card given by IELTS examiner with key points you should talk about as follow:

Describe a change that will improve your local area

You should say :

  • What is the change is
  • How the change works
  • What kinds of problems the change will solve
  • How you feel about the change

You will have a pencil and a paper and 1 minute to prepare for the given topic so you should make use of limited time to note down key ideas you will give a talk about during 1-2 minutes.

In all, Speaking Part 2 will takes 3-4 minutes.

IELTS Speaking ebook CTA

How to be well-prepared for IELTS Speaking Part 2

  • The most effective way is to practice daily at home with your partner who can listen while you speak about a particular topic and give an advice on whether your speaking is good enough or not and comment upon your pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, etc.
  • Your study partner then should ask you several questions about your chosen topic using the rounding off questions. 
  • Record yourself and self-mark in regards to the Speaking Criteria. I can also have somebody proficient in English or have experience in IELTS score your speaking.
  • Maximize your score by practicing daily on the latest topics in Speaking Part 2
SpeakingEbook

IELTS Speaking Actual Tests (January - April 2021) with Suggested Answers-Ebook

$18 $37

Written by professional IELTS teachers to help candidates on the big day

4.5 start rating

4.5 rating

Top Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 2

– Make use of your preparation time (1 minute) wisely to jot down key words and main ideas for your topic. Keep in mind that you should never write down a full sentence in this preparation time because it is a waste of time and make you slow down your flow of thinking.

– During your 1-2 minute talk, try to talk about what you feel comfortable with to get the highest mark. It means that if you don’t like the suggestions on the cue card, you don’t need to follow them and try to follow the strategy: Introduction, main body and conclusion.

  • Introduction: A formal-sounding introduction is unnecessary. Instead, you can jump straight into your answer: I would love to talk about… | I prefer talking about…because… 
  • Main body: Your talk should have a variety of tenses and vocabulary. Therefore, you should:

1. Talk about the past: Use linking words like “anyhow” to make a smooth transition into talking about the past. You can make the most of the following structures for the past tense:
+ Past simple (Verb_ed)
+ Past continuous (Was/Were Verb-ing): use the past continuous to talk about something which continued before and after another action (eg: The children were playing badminton when I came back) or something that happened at a particular time in the past (I was reading book at 8:00 pm yesterday)
+ Past perfect (Had + Past Participle)
+ Modal verb + have + the past participle (eg: could/must/should/might/must + have + known)
+ Used to Verb infinitive (when you want to talk about the past habits/actions/states that no longer exist.
+ Would Verb infinitive: Describe past habits

2. Give a detailed description: You can start off this by saying “So let me tell you about (X) in a little more detail.” This will be a great opportunity for you to show off your usage of vocabulary, grammar, collocations, idioms. Bear in mind that IELTS examiner will evaluate all the skills (pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, fluency and coherence). However, this part 2 will especially test your fluency and coherence skills.

3. Give your viewpoint: After provide IELTS examiner with a complete description, you can expand on your answer by saying: “If you ask me/In my view/I would say + (opinion on topic)”

4. Talk about the future: You should use at least 3 tenses in your speaking to have a rich variety of grammar usage. You can start by ‘With regards to the future….’. For the future tenses, you can make use of the following:
+ To be going to Infinitive
+ Will/Won’t Verb infinitive
+ The future perfect- will have + past participle
+ Present continuous to talk about fixed arrangements. 

  • Conclusion: Two other possible ways to more clearly finish your answer for IELTS Speaking Part 2 are: 
    a) by repeating the topic
    b) by repeating the main point, especially your main feeling in your story.
    Signpost your talk at the end with words or expressions like:
    “So …” “As you can see …” ”To sum up …”

The most important thing is that you should practice at home or with your study partner, using this strategy with many random topics choosen by your partner to make it more interesting and difficult. 

Also check : 

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips by Simon

Before the exam, prepare ideas for the six main topics:

  1. Describe an object (a gift, something you use etc.)
  2. Describe a person (someone you admire, a family member etc.)
  3. Describe an event (a festival, celebration etc.)
  4. Describe an activity (e.g. a hobby)
  5. Describe a place (somewhere you visited, a holiday etc.)
  6. Describe your favourite (book/film/advertisement/website)

Focus on vocabulary, not grammar or linking. In the exam, try to note down as many ideas as you can during the 1-minute preparation time – hopefully you’ll be able to use ideas that you have already prepared. You don’t have to cover all of the points on the task card, but it helps you to structure your answer if you do. Say as much as you can for each point, and use a real example or story at the end of your description if you need to fill time. Keep going until the examiner stops you.

You can download a collection of 40 IELTS speaking part 2 tips, questions and band 9 model answers below.
These IELTS speaking sample answers will provide you with great ideas about what you can say for a different set of IELTS speaking topics. You can also make the most of these 40 band 9 answers to learn more IELTS vocabulary and how to organize your ideas and structure your IELTS speaking answers.

Free Download 40 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips, Questions and Band 9 Answers by Simon:

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips, Questions and Band 9 Sample Answers Mirror 1

Written By

Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

39 Comments

Could you please send me ’40 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Tips, Questions and Band 9 Answers by Simon’.I am planning to apprear for IELTS on 23rd may,2019

Also, send me Cambridge 1-13 general training practice test

Email ID- [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

$18 $37

IELTS Speaking Actual Tests with Suggested Answers (January – April 2021) – Ebook

4.5 stars rating

4.5

$18 $37

Buy Now

Featured Posts

IELTS Speaking Lessons
IELTS Speaking Lessons

This post contains useful links to the best IELTS speaking lessons/tips/books/practice tests/actual tests/sample answer...

100 IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1 Questions and Answers 2019
100 IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1 Questions and Answers 2019

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics Questions and Answers (Jan -May 2020) Check out the......

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics 2020 (Jan - May 2020) & Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions with Answers 2020 (Jan – May 2020)

In part 1 of the speaking test, the examiner will introduce himself or herself......

High Scoring IELTS Speaking Model Answers with Audio (Based on Past Papers)
High Scoring IELTS Speaking Model Answers with Audio (Based on Past Papers)

What could be better than preparing yourself for your exam by reading model answers......

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics in 2019 & Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics in 2019 & Sample Answers

To be well-prepared for IELTS exam (both IELTS Academic & IELTS General Training Module),......

IELTS Magazine - Week 1 (PDF)
IELTS Magazine – Week 1 (PDF)

IELTS Magazine is our brand new project on our official IELTS blog (ieltsmaterial.com), which......

50 Recent IELTS Speaking Topics 2020 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers
50 Recent IELTS Speaking Topics 2020 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers

For Band 9 Sample Answers for all Part 1,2,3 topics in 2020, you can......

Useful IELTS Reading Articles, Website Resources & Material for Academic & General Training
Useful IELTS Reading Articles, Website Resources & Material for Academic & General Training

IELTS Reading Resources Besides doing exercises from reading practice tests from Cambridge IELTS Series,......

IELTS Speaking Recent Actual Tests (January - April 2021) & Suggested Answers
IELTS Speaking Recent Actual Tests (January – April 2021) & Suggested Answers

IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 Question and Answers In the following page, you will......

42 Topics for IELTS Speaking Part 1 and Suggested Answers (PDF)
42 Topics for IELTS Speaking Part 1 and Suggested Answers (free PDF download)

In the IELTS Speaking Part 1 Section, IELTS examiner will introduce him or herself......

IELTS Writing Recent Actual Tests in 2018 & Band 8.0+ Sample Answers (Updating)
IELTS Writing Recent Actual Tests in 2018 & Band 8.0+ Sample Answers (Updating)

Read IELTS Writing Actual Tests & Band 8.0+ Samples around the world to be......

150 IELTS Speaking Topics 2020 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers
150 IELTS Speaking Topics 2020 Part 2 & 3 with Model Answers

Check out the latest IELTS Speaking Part 2 topics 2020 with model answers by......

IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 Sample Questions (2013 - 2020) & Model Answers free PDF download
IELTS General Training Writing Task 2 Sample Questions (2013 – 2020) & Model Answers free PDF download

Though IELTS writing is considered to be difficult for some students, it's helpful to......

Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 - 14) Academic and General Training Student's Book with Answers and Audios
Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 – 14) Academic and General Training Student’s Book with Answers and Audios

Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 - 14), written by experienced IELTS examiners......

Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 - 14) Student's Book with Answers with Audio [Latest Update]
Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS Series (1 – 14) Student’s Book with Answers with Audio [Latest Update]

Cambridge IELTS 1 - 13 Academic & General Training Student's Book with Answers with......

101 IELTS Academic Reading Past Test Papers with Answers PDF Download
101 IELTS Academic Reading Past Test Papers with Answers PDF Download

"101 IELTS Reading Past Papers With Answers" is a must-have IELTS preparation book for......

All Useful IELTS Writing Lessons & Websites
All Useful IELTS Writing Lessons & Websites

This post covers all IELTS Writing lessons on IELTS Material website, including: IELTS Writing......

Ace the IELTS : IELTS General Module - How to Maximize your Score (3rd edition)
Ace the IELTS : IELTS General Module – How to Maximize your Score (3rd edition)

This excellent self-study book for intense IELTS preparation in a few weeks is designed......

Advanced Vocabulary word List for IELTS
Advanced Vocabulary word List for IELTS

Advanced Vocabulary List for IELTS learners to Score Band 7.5 or Higher IELTS vocabulary......

Post Your IELTS Exam Questions
Post Your IELTS Exam Questions

Hi guys, When you were preparing for your IELTS, did you hope someone would......

Looking for free study abroad counselling?