IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics in 2018 (May – August 2018) & Sample Answers

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IELTS SPEAKING PART 2 (MAY – AUGUST 2018)

  1. Describe a recent development in your city

You should say:

What is this development

How could it help people

What benefits it could bring

And explain whether it changes your life or not

 

  1. Describe an unforgettable dinner

You should say:

When was the dinner

Where was the dinner

Who did you dine with

Explain why is it unforgettable

 

  1. Describe a visitor in your home

You should say:

Who was this visitor

When did he/she visit your home

Why did he/she come to visit

Explain whether you like him/her or not

 

  1. Describe your favorite song

You should say:

What this song is about

When you listened to this song for the first time

How often you listen to this song

And explain why you think it is your favorite

 

  1. Describe someone who is very professional

You should say:

Who is this person is

Who this person does

How you knew this person

Explain why this person is professional

 

6. Describe a trip that you plan to go in the near future

You should say:

Where this place is

Who you would like to go with What would you do there

Explain why you would like to go there

 

 

  1. Describe an interesting subject that you learned at school

You should say:

 What the subject was

What your teacher was like

How long you learned this subject

Explain it was interesting to you

   

  1. Describe an interesting job that you want to have in the future

You should say:

What it is

How you can find this job

What qualities it requires

Explain why it is a well-paid job

Why you think you will be good at it

 

  1. Describe a time when you received your first cellphone

You should say:

When it was

Where you were

Who gave you the cellphone

What it was like

How you felt about it

 

  1. Describe a time you were shopping in a street market

You should say:

 When it was

Where it was

What you bought

How you felt about the shopping experience

 

  1. Describe a website you like to visit

You should say:

When you found it

What is it about

How often you visit it

Why you like this website  

 

  1. Describe some useful skills you learned in a math class from your primary/ high school

You should say:

What the skill was

How you learned it

Who taught you

Why it was useful to you

 

  1. Describe someone who is talkative

You should say:

Who is the person?

How do you know the person?

What is the person like?

and explain how you felt about the person?

 

  1. Describe something you learned in a place/ from a person

You should say:

What was it that you learned

When did this happen

Where was it/ Who taught you

How difficult was it to learn

 

  1. Describe something special that you saved money to buy

You should say:

What was this thing

Why was it special to you

How much did it cost you

Explain how you felt after you bought it

 

  1. Describe a photo you have taken

You should say:

Where you took it

When you took the photo

What/ who is in this photo

Explain how you felt about it

 

  1. Describe a popular comic actor/ actress you know

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you knew him/ her

 What comedies have he/she performed

Explain why he/she is popular

 

  1. Describe something important that you lost

You should say: 

What is it

Why it is important

How did you lose it

How did you do after you lost it

 

  1. Describe something interesting that your friend has done but you haven’t done

You should say:

What it is

When did your friend do it

Explain why you want to do it

 

  1. Describe a time you spend with your friend in your childhood

You should say:

Who is this friend

How did you know about each other

Explain why you describe this time

 

  1. Describe a magazine you enjoy watching

You should say:

What it is

How often do you watch it

What do you learn from it

Why do you like it

 

  1. Describe a time that you had to change your plan/ changed your mind

You should say:

When this happened

What made you change the plan

What the new plan was

How you felt about the change

 

  1. Describe an interesting animal

You should say:

What it looks like

When you saw/ knew it for the first time

Where it lives

Explain why it is interesting

 

  1. Describe a building you like

You should say:

Where this building is

What it looks like

What it is used for

And explain why you like it

 

25. Describe a party that you joined

You should say:

When it took place

Where it was

Whose party it was

What you did there

How you felt about the party

 

  1. Describe a time that you wore a type of clothes for a special occasion

You should say:

What the occasion was

What you wore

Where you bought the clothes

What other people at the occasion thought of your clothes

 

  1. Describe a place in your city you want to go to

You should say:

where the place is

how you get there

what it looks like

and explain why you like this place.

 

  1. Describe a famous person that you are interested in

You should say:

Who this person is

How you know about this person

What this person is famous for

Explain why you are interested in this person

 

  1. Describe a city or country you want to live the most in the future

You should say:

What is it

Where is it located

Why do you like it

 

30. Describe a person you know

 

31. Describe an experience of good service in a shop or a restaurant

You should say:

What the service was

Who helped you

Where you received this good service

Why you think it was good service

 

32. Describe your favourite season of the year.

You should say:

What the weather is like.

Why you like this season.

What activities you usually do during it.

How would different kinds of weather affect people?

 

  1. Describe a historic era you are interested in

You should say

– when was this era

 – how you learned about it

– what it was famous for

– and explain why you are interested in this era  

 

  1. Describe an important river/lake in your country

You should say:

 What is this place?

Where is this place?

Why you like this place

And explain what you would like to do there

 

  1. Describe an impressive story you heard from other people

You should say:

What was this story?

When did you hear about it?

Who told you this story?

And explain why you were impressed by it

 

  1. Describe an interesting event in your school.

What was the event?

When was the event?

Why was it interesting?

And explain how you felt about it

 

  1. Describe a public place that you think need improvements.

You should say

– What the place is

– When you go there

– What you like and dislike about this public place

 

38.Describe a situation when you had to be polite

You should say:

What it was

What did you do to be polite?

Why did you have to be polite?

And explain how you felt about it afterwards

 

39.Describe a special day out ( a day out which does not cost too much)

You should say

– where you went on this day out

– who you were with

– what you did

– and explain why it was special to you

 

  1. Describe a sports person that you admire.

You should say:

Who he/she is

What did she/he do?

What do you know about his/her life story?

And explain how much you know about sports.

 

  1. Describe a toy that you received when you were a child.

You should say

What the toy was

Who gave it to you

How you used this 

And explain how you felt when you got this toy

 

  1. Describe an experience when you were late for an event.

You should say:

When did this happen

Why you were late

What were the consequences

And explain what you felt afterwards.

 

43.Describe a piece of technology you like using except a computer

You should say

what is this technology?

how did you learn about it?

how often do you use it?

and explain what differences it brings to your life

 

  1. Describe something you wear in special occasion

You should say

– What is that

– Where you buy it

– Why you wear it

– And what people think about it

 

  1. Describe something you own that you want to replace it

You should say: 

– What it is

– When you had it

– How you got it

 – And explain why you want to replace it

 

  1. Describe a competition (talent show, etc) you would like to take part in

You should say:

What the competition is

Where you take part in

Who won it before

And what do you think about it  

 

  1. Describe an idea of vacation away from home

You should say:

– Where you will go

– Who will go with you

– When you will go

– And what you will do there

 

  1. Describe a building you like

Where it is

What it is used for

What it looks like

And explain why you like it  

 

  1. Describe a trip by public transport

You should say:

– What the transport is

– Where you went

– Why you chose this transportation

– How you felt about it

 

  1. Describe something that can help you concentrate on work/study

You should say:

– What it is

– How it helps you

– What you think about it

 

 

 

IELTS Speaking Part 2 in 2017

Describe an interesting neighbour

you should say

  • who this person is
  • how often you see him or her
  • how long you have known this neighbour
  • why you consider this person to be interesting

 ==> Sample Answer

 

Describe a polite person you know

you should say:

  • who this person is
  • who how you know this person
  • thy you think this person is polite

 

Describe an unforgettable experience you have had

You should say:

  • where it was
  • what you did
  • why you had this experience

and explain why you remember this experience well.

==> Sample Answer

 

Describe a well-paid job you would like to do/you will be good at in the future

You should say:

  • what the job is
  • how much training would be necessary
  • what is so special about this job

and explain why you are attracted to this job.

 

Describe an interesting house or apartment you visited

You should say:

  • what it would look like
  • where it would be located
  • what facilities this would have
  • and explain why you want to live there

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a decision you disagreed with

you should say:

  • what the decision was
  • who made that decision
  • if you told this person that you disagree
  • why you think it was wrong decision

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a historical event in your country 

you should say:

  • what the event is
  • how you know about it
  • when it happened
  • why it is interesting

 

Describe a plan you have for the future (But not related to work or study)

you should say:

  • what it is
  • why you have this plan
  • what you will happen need to do in order to make the plan
  • how you think you will feel after you achieve this

 

Describe two people who you know from the same family

you should say:

  • who these two people are
  • how much these two people have similar personalities
  • how much they look similar
  • how well the two people get along with each other

 

Describe a time you had good experience in the countryside

You should say

  • Where it was
  • When it was
  • What you did
  • And explain why you liked/disliked the experience

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe an experience when you were not allowed to use a mobile phone

you should say:

  • what you did
  • when it was
  • where it was
  • why you were not allowed to use a mobile phone

 

Describe a place where people go to swim

you should say:

  • where this place is
  • what kinds of people go there
  • thy people choose to go to this place instead of other places
  • what facilities it has

 ==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a quiet place that you like

you should say:

  • where it is
  • how often you go there
  • what you do there
  • why you like this place

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a famous person in your country

You should say

  • Who he/she is
  • What he/she does
  • And explain why the person is famous.

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a time you waited for someone/ something (special to happen)

you should say:

  • what you were waiting for
  • how you felt
  • what you did while waiting
  • why you had waiting

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe an occasion when you received good service from a company or shop

you should say:

  • what company or business it was and what this company does
  • what the service was
  • who helped you
  • where you received this good service
  • why you think it was good service

 

Describe a new shop that opened in your city

you should say:

  • what shop it is
  • where it is
  • what it sells
  • why you like or dislike it

 

Describe an interesting talk or speech that you heard recently

you should say:

  • where you heard it
  • who the speaker was
  • that the talk or speech was about
  • why you think it was interesting

 

Describe your favourite weather

you should say:

  • what kind of weather it is
  • what you usually do during this weather
  • how this weather affects your mood
  • why you like this type of weather

 

Describe an interesting or unusual thing you did recently

you should say

  • what the activity was
  • who was with you
  • why you did it
  • why do think it was unusual

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe an activity you did that was new or exciting

you should say:

  • what you did
  • when you did it
  • where you were
  • who you did with it
  • whether it was difficult or easy
  • why this activity was new or exciting for you

 

Describe an enjoyable activity you’ve done in the countryside

you should say:

  • what the activity was
  • when you did it
  • who you did with it
  • why it was enjoyable

 ==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a book you want to read again

you should say:

  • what the book is
  • why you read it
  • why you want to read it again

 

Describe a cafe that you like to visit

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how often you go there
  • when you usually go there
  • why you like to visit this cafe

 ==> Sample Answers

 

Describe an occasion when you spent time with a child

you should say:

  • who the child was
  • what you did
  • why you did it
  • when you did it
  • how you felt

 

Describe a success you would like to achieve (in the near future).
You should say:
what it is
how difficult you think it will be
what you should do to prepare for this
and explain why you want to succeed in doing this.
or and explain how you think you will feel after you reach this goal.

==> Sample Answer 1 | Sample Answer 2

 

Describe an exciting sport that you know about.
You should say:
what the sport is
how you know about this sport
how easy it is to play this sport
and explain what it was about this sport that makes it exciting (for you).

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a party you would like to arrange for your friends or family.
You should say:
who you would invite to the party
when and where you would hold the party
what you (or, your guests) would do at the party
and explain why you would hold (= have) this party.
and explain what preparations you would do for this party.

 

Describe a kind of foreign food you have had

You should say

What it is

Where you had it

How often you have it/  Which occasion you had it

And say if you liked the dish or not

Or/And explain why you wanted to try this dish

 

Describe a practical skill that you have (such as driving a car, speaking foreign language, cooking etc).
You should say:
what this skill is
who taught you this skill (how and when you learned it)
how long you learned this skill
and explain how this skill is useful to you.

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe an adventurous person who you know

You should say:
who the person is
how you know this person
what this person does that is adventurous
and explain why you think this person likes to take risks.

 

Describe an article you recently read in a newspaper or magazine.
You should say:
what magazine or newspaper it was
when you read it
what the article was about
and explain why you remember this article.

==>  Sample Answers

 

Describe an artistic activity that you do/did (outside of normal classes) at school or university
You should say:
what the activity is/was
when & where you do/did this activity
who you do/this activity with
how you did this activity
and explain how you felt (feel) about his activity

 

Describe a holiday you want to go on in the future

You should say: 
Where this place is
Who you would like to go with
What would you do there
explain why this would be a special trip

 

Describe a bicycle/motorbike/car trip that is interesting

You should say:

  • Where you would like to go
  • How you would like to go there
  • Who you would like to go with
  • And explain why you would like to go there by car, motorbike or bike

==> Sample Answer

 

Describe a holiday postcard or email you received and that you liked.
You should say:
who the postcard/email was from
where it was sent from
when you received it
what the contents of the postcard or email were
and explain why you liked it.

 

Describe a painting or work of art that you have seen.
You should say:
when you saw this work of art
where you saw it
what it looked like
and explain your impression of it.

 

Describe your favorite website/Describe a website you like to visit

You should say:
When you found it
What it is about
How often you visit it
Why you like this website

==> Sample Answer

 

Describe a place you know where people go to listen to music (such as theatre or a music hall).
You should say:
where it is
what kind of music is performed there
what type of people go there
why people go there
how you know this place
and explain your impressions of this place.

 

Describe a person who visited your home.

You should say:
who the person was
why they visited your home
how you spent the time with this visitor (or how you entertained this visitor)
and explain how you felt about the visit.

 

Describe a tourist site/destination in your country that you enjoyed visiting.

You should say
where you went (= the name and location of the place)
what sort of this place it was (or, what it looked like)
what you did there
who you went with
and explain why you enjoyed it.

 

Describe a special meal you would like to have

You should say:

  • where you would like to have it;
  • who you would like to have it with;
  • what you would like to eat;

And explain how you would feel about the meal.

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like/dislike

You should say:
Where this building is
What it looks like
What it is used for
And explain why you like/dislike it

==> Sample Answers

 

Describe your favorite song

You should say:
what this song is about
when and where you first heard this song
how often you listen to this song
and explain why you like it

==> Sample Answer 1 | Sample Answer 2

 

Describe a small business that you would like to open

You should say:

What this business would be

Where it would be located

What people you would hire as employees

==> Sample Answer 1 | Sample Answer 2

 

Describe an item of furniture, either modern or traditional.
You should say:
what material it is made of
what style it is (modem or traditional)
who bought it (or, who chose to buy it)
and explain (how or) why this piece of furniture was bought.

==> Sample Answers

 

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