IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics (January – April 2019) with Model Answers

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics (January - April 2019) with Model Answers
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics (January - April 2019) with Model Answers

New Topics for IELTS Speaking Part 2 in 2019

 

1/ Describe a good law in your country

You should say:

  • What the law is
  • How you first learned about this law
  • Who benefits from this law (who is affected by this law)
  • And explain why you think this is a good law

PART 3

Is there any situation people disobey the law? = Do you think that people obey the law all the time?
Do people like being a policeman in your country?
What qualities should a police officer have?
Why some people prefer to be a lawyer?

Model Answers 

 

2/ Describe a healthy lifestyle you know

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how you know it
  • what one would do to live this healthy lifestyle
  • and explain why it is healthy

PART 3

Do women pay more attention to their health than men?
Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?
Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?What do old people in your country do to keep fit?
What else people can do to keep fit besides sports?
Do you think that the tobacco companies should be held reasonably responsible for a person’s addiction to nicotine?

Model Answers 1

 

3/ Describe something you do to help you study or work

You should say:

– what it is

– how you learn it

– when you do it

– and how you feel about the method

PART 3

Is salary important to you? What is the impact of salary on doing work?
What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?
Should young adults work abroad?
If they don’t work abroad, would it be helpful for them to travel in a foreign country?
Is it hard to find interesting job in your country?
What kinds of preparation should people do for a job interview?
Why do some people keep changing their jobs?
 What should a good employer do?
How would you define ‘an interesting job’?
What are the disadvantages of working overtime?
Model Answers 1 
Model Answers 2

 

4/ Describe an occasion that you wore formal clothes

You should say:

  • What occasion it was
  • When it was
  • Where it was
  • And explain why you wore it

PART 3

What kinds of clothes do people wear after work?
Do you think it is necessary for children to wear school uniforms?
Where do people in your country buy clothes?
When do people wear formal clothes?
Will the way we dress influence the way we behave?
Do people wear formal clothes more often or less often than the past?
Is fashion important where you live?

Model Answers 

 

5/ Describe a time when you received money as a gift

You should say:

  • Who gave it to you
  • When it was given to you
  • Where it happened
  • How you felt about it

PART 3

In your country, when (on what occasions) do people give gifts to others?

What sorts of things do they give?

Do people today still give the same kinds of gifts that people used to give, many years ago?

Why do people like to receive gifts?

Do you think it’s suitable to give money as a gift?

Do you think it’s a good idea for people who are doing business with each other to exchange gifts?

Why do some people not give gifts to others very often?

Model Answers 

 

6/ Describe a person you have seen who is beautiful or handsome

You should say:

– where you saw this person

– when you saw this person

– what the person looked like

– why you think this person is beautiful or handsome

PART 3

Do you think beauty only relates to a person’s appearance?

Do you the media influences our idea of beauty?

How has people’s idea of beauty changed over the last few decades?

 

7/ Describe a time you borrowed something from your family or friend

You should say:

  • What you borrowed
  • Who you borrowed it from
  • What you borrowed it for
  • And explain why it was useful to you

PART 3

Why some people lose contact with their childhood friends?
How do people in your country make friends these days?
Why is it hard to maintain friendships for some people?
Why Is it easier to make friends on the internet than in reality?
What qualities do you think are important in a friend?
Do you think it is a good idea to borrow money from a friend? Why or why not?
What factors may result in the breakdown of a good friendship?
Friendship is the most important relationship. Do you agree? Why? Why not?

Model Answers 

 

8/ Describe a skill you need long time to learn

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Where you can learn it
  • How to learn it
  • And explain why you need long time to learn it

Model Answers 

PART 3

Compare the importance of practical skills and academic skills.

How can people learn practical skills?

What practical skills do children leant at school in your country?

Model Answers 

 

9/ Describe a film or TV show that made you laugh a lot

You should say:

  • What it was
  • When it happened
  • Who was with you?
  • And explain why it made you laugh

PART 3

Do young people like to watch TV nowadays?
What kind of TV programs do young people like?
Do you think TV will be replaced by computers?
What do you think about TV advertisements?
Why do people like watching television?
How popular is watching television in your country?
What types of programme are generally on television in your country?
What effects can watching television have on children?
Model Answers 

 

10/ Describe an activity you would do when you are alone in your free time

You should say:

  • What do you do
  • How often do you do it
  • Why do you like to do this activity?
  • How do you feel when you do it?

PART 3

How do people in your country spend free time?
Is there any difference in spending free time now with the past?
Does this change bring any advantage?
How does finance affect the way people spend free time?
Is it important to have a hobby?
Is it harmful to spend too much time on a hobby?
Where do young people in this country usually spend their free time?
How do the men in your family usually spend their free time?
How do the women in your country usually spend their free time?
Do men and women spend their free time differently? How?
Which hobbies are the most popular with women in your country? With men?
Do people’s leisure time activities change as they get older? How?

Model Answers 

 

11/Describe a piece of good news you heard (from TV or the Internet)

You should say:

– what the news was about

– when you got this news          

– where you got this news from

– and why you think it was good news

PART 3

Do you think that news is censored in some countries?
Will newspapers disappear in the future?
What would the world be like without news?
How has it changed over the years?
Do you think people need to know all of the news?
Do you think it’s important to read the newspaper and know what is going on in the world? Why or why not?

Model Answers 

 

12/ Describe a family business you know

You should say:

  • What this family business is
  • How you know about it
  • Who the customers of this family business are
  • And explain why the business is successful

Model Answers 

 

13/ Describe a time when someone didn’t tell you the whole truth about something

You should say:

– when this happened

– what the situation was

– who you were with

– and why the person didn’t tell the whole truth

 

14/ Describe a party that you joined

You should say:

  • When it took place.
  • Where it was.
  • Who were there.
  • What you did I here.
  • And how you felt about the party.

Model Answers 

PART 3

What are the things the old and the young like doing in their free time?

Should parents spend much money on children’s party?

Why some people dislike attending parties?

Why do people throw parties?

 

15/ Describe an old person who is interesting

You should say:

– who this person is

– how you know this person

– what you do with this person

– and why you think this person is interesting

PART 3

Why do some young people dislike living with old people?
What are the advantages of living with old people?
What are the causes of generation gap?
What’s the difference between teenagers and children?
Is it possible for parents and children to be friends?
How do teenagers treat old people in your country?

Model Answers 

 

16/ Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person

You should say:

– when it happened

– who and what you taught

– why you taught this person

– and how you felt about the teaching

 

17/ Describe a book you want to write

You should say:

– when you had this idea

– what kind of book you want to write

– what the book is about

– and why you want to write this kind of book

PART 3

What kinds of books that old people like to read?
Are you a good story teller?
How do you think people will read in the future?  
Do you think that the internet and television will eventually make books obsolete?
Do you think that it is more valuable to read a book than to watch television?
What kind of books are considered good reads in your opinion?
Model Answers 

 

18/ Describe an item you bought but don’t often use

You should say:

  • When you bought it
  • Where you bought it
  • Why you bought it
  • and explain why you don’t often use it

 

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

You should say:

  • When this happened.
  • What made you change the plan.
  • What the new plan was.
  • And how you felt about the change.

PART 3

What’s the most important factor in decision-making?
Do you think adults always make better decisions than children?
Do you like to make quick decisions?
What can people learn from wrong decisions?
Should parents make decisions for their children?
Model Answers 

 

20/ Describe a time you received horrible service

You should say:

– when it happened

– where you received

– what happened

– and why the service was horrible

PART 3

Why some people choose to buy in the street market rather than the shopping mall?
Do you think the discounted goods have good value?
How often do people in your country go shopping?
What kinds of places are popular for shopping in your country?
Do you think online shopping will replace shopping in reality?
Did you ever have had shopping experience?
What would you do if you bought something disappointing from the internet?
How is online shopping so popular these days?
Model Answers 1
Model Answers 2 

 

21/ Describe a beautiful city you’ve visited/ Describe an interesting part of your country

You should say:

  • Where is it?
  • When did you go there?
  • What did you do there?
  • And explain why you like it

PART 3

Do you think modern life give people enough time for leisure?
What’s the most important factor for a tourist attraction?
Do you think we should have more public holidays?
What do people need before travelling to another country?
Is there any difference between young tourists and adult tourists?
Do you think tourism will harm the earth?
Which method of travel do you consider safest?
In 20 or 30 years, how do you think traveling will be different to what it is today?

Model Answers 

 

22/ Describe a person you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up

You should say:

– who this person was

– when you first met the person

– what the person did

– and you would like to become this person

PART 3

What are parents’ responsibilities for their children?
What’s the influence of parents on their children?
What would children do to make their parents proud?
What do you think are some of the most difficult problems faced by parents?

Model Answers 

 

23/ Describe an interesting talk or lecture you heard

You should say:

When you heard it

Where you heard it

What it was about

And explain why you think it was interesting

PART 3

Why do people feel nervous when they are giving a speech to others?
How can people improve their public speaking skills?
Can you suggest any methods that would help reduce nervousness?
Is it good for people to visit schools and give a talk to children about different things?
What type of person is best suited to give a talk to a group of students? = What kinds of people should be invited to give a speech?

Model Answers 

 

24/ Describe a time you enjoyed your free time

You should say:

– when it was

– where you were

– what you did

– and how you felt about it

PART 3

How do people in your country spend free time?
Is there any difference in spending free time now with the past?
Does this change bring any advantage?
How does finance affect the way people spend free time?
Is it important to have a hobby?
Model Answers 

 

25/ Describe an intelligent person you know

You should say:

– who this person is

– how you know this person

– what this person does

– and why you think this person is intelligent

 

26/ Describe something you made by hand that you gave to other people

You should say:

  • What it was
  • Who you gave it to and when
  • How you made it by hand
  • And explain why you gave that handmade gift to that person

 

27/ Describe a kind of food people eat during a special event

You should say:

– what it was

– what event people usually eat it

– how it is cooked/made

– and explain why it is for the special event

PART 3

Describe what you think is a healthy diet
Are there many vegetarians in your country?
Why do you think some people choose to be vegetarians?
Is the food that people eat today in your country different to the food that people used to eat in the past? (if yes, in what ways has it changed?)
How do you think the way we eat will change in the future?
Is American-style ‘fast food’ popular in your country? (Why? Popular with whom?)
What do you think of this popularity- is it as good thing?

Model Answers 

 

28/ Describe an important plant in your country

You should say:

  • What it is
  • What it looks like
  • Where and how it is grown
  • Why you like or dislike it
  • And explain why it is important

 

29/ Describe a time you looked for information from the internet

You should say

  • When you did that
  • What information you searched
  • Why you looked for it on the internet

PART 3

What are some of the different reasons why people use the Internet?
Some people say that different age groups have different tastes on Internet contents. What do you think?
What influences can (or, does) the Internet have on children/teenagers?
Do you think parents should control what Internet sites their children visit on the Internet?
What (kinds of) people don’t use the internet?
What are the disadvantages people suffer because they do not use the Internet?

Model Answers 

 

30/ Describe a time you were scared/  Describe a frightening experience you had

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Where it happened
  • Why you were scared
  • How you felt about it

PART 3

What’s the best way to gain experience in life?
Do you agree that we learn best from our mistakes?
Can we gain life experience from books and movies?
Which is more important, experience or potential?

Model Answers 

 

31/ Describe a time that you took medicine

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Who gave it to you
  • Why you had it
  • How you felt about it

PART 3

Do women pay more attention to their health than men?
Could governments do more to promote healthier lifestyle options?
Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?What do old people in your country do to keep fit?
What else people can do to keep fit besides sports?
Do you think that the tobacco companies should be held reasonably responsible for a person’s addiction to nicotine?
Should smoking in restaurants be banned?
What are some things people can do to keep healthy?
What foods do you think are unhealthy?
Do you think traditional medicine is a good alternative to modern medicine?

Model Answers 1

Model Answers 2

 

32/ Describe something lost by others but found by you

You should say:

– who it belonged to

– when it was lost

– how the person lost it

– how you found it

 

33/ Describe a subject you used to dislike but now have interest in

You should say:

– what the subject is

– why you disliked it

– what you are interested in now

– and explain why you become interested in it

PART 3

Can computers help us in math areas?
What it the first subject learned by children in childhood?
What methods can be applied to make math class more interesting?
How do schools teach math in your country?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using calculator?
Do you think students should choose subjects they like?
What subject would be added to high school?
What it is the most useful subject?
Can the students in your country choose their favorite subjects?
Model Answers 

 

34/ Describe a present you received which was made by hand

You should say:

– what it was

– what it was like

– who gave it to you

– and how you felt about the present

 

35/ Describe a book you have read recently

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Who wrote it
  • What it is about
  • And explain how you felt about it

PART 3

What kinds of books that old people like to read?
Are you a good story teller?
How do you think people will read in the future?  
Do you think that the internet and television will eventually make books obsolete?
Do you think that it is more valuable to read a book than to watch television?
What kind of books are considered good reads in your opinion?
Model Answers 

 

36/ Describe a newly built public facility (such as parks, cinemas..) that influences your city

You should say:

– where this facility is

– when it was built

– what people can do there

– and what influences this facility have

PART 3

What are the advantages of living in the countryside?
What are the disadvantages of living in the countryside?
What kinds of people live in the countryside?
What do people living in the countryside like to do?
How has life changed over time in the countryside?
Do you think it is better to live in the countryside or in the city?
Do you think that landmarks will make a city more famous, why?
What interesting things can we do in big cities?
What’s the difference between living in the city and countryside?

Model Answers 1

Model Answers 2

 

37/ Describe someone you haven’t seen before but you would like to know

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you knew this person

What you want to know about this person

Why you want to know more about him/her

PART 3

Why some people lose contact with their childhood friends?
How do people in your country make friends these days?
Why is it hard to maintain friendships for some people?
Why Is it easier to make friends on the internet than in reality?
What qualities do you think are important in a friend?

Model Answers 

 

38/ Describe a teenager you know

Who she/he is

What she/he looks like

How you got to know him or her

Why do you like him/her

And explain how you feel about him or her

PART 3

How much freedom should parents give to their teenagers?
What do you think are some of the greatest problems facing teenagers today?
How does media affect the thinking patterns of the teenagers of today?
Do you think teenagers today should show more respect for adults?
What’s the difference between teenage girls and teenage boys?
At what age should teenagers be allowed to leave school?
At what age should teenagers be allowed to drink?
At what age should teenagers be allowed to drive?
At what age should teenagers be allowed to get married?
Do you think it is better to raise teenagers in the city, a small town, or the country?
What is it like to be a teenager in your society?
What are the advantages of being a teenager?

 

39/ Describe an equipment of yours that had problems

You should say:

  • What it was
  • What problem it had
  • How you fixed it
  • And explain how you felt about it

 

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

You should say:

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

 

41/ Describe a person who helps protect the environment

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • What he/she does to protect the environment
  • How difficult it is to do that
  • And explain how you feel about the things he/she does

PART 3

What do you think is the main danger the world face in term of environment?
What example are there of how we damage the natural world?
Are there litter laws in your country?
What is the penalty for littering in your country?
Are there any lessons to learn from nature?
Model Answers 

 

42/ Describe a game you played in your childhood

You should say:

  • What the game was
  • When you played it
  • Who you played it with
  • How you felt about the game

PART 3

Do you think playing with electronic toys has a good influence on kids?
Which do you think is better, for children to play with toys alone or with other kids?
Are there differences between toys for girls and for boys?
Why do parents buy lots of toys for their children?
What are the differences between today’s toys and old toys?
What factors should you keep in mind while purchasing toys?
Do you allow children to buy toys of their choice?

Model Answers 

 

43/ Describe another language (not English) you would like to learn

You should say:

  • What language it would be
  • How you would learn it
  • What difficulties you think you would have
  • And explain why you would choose to study this language

PART 3

What kind of quality should a language teacher have?
Why people want to learn a foreign language?
Which language is likely to become dominant in the future?
Do you think that disappearing languages should be protected or should we just let them fade away?
What are the advantages & disadvantages of being monolingual?
Should foreign language study be required?
Why is English used in so many places?
Do you think language affects thought?
Do you think that a language other than English should be used as an “international language”?

Model Answers 

 

44/ Describe a situation when you didn’t have enough time

You should say:

– when it was

– where you were

– what you tried to do or finish

– and explain why you didn’t have enough time for it

PART 3

Do people nowadays have more pressure time than before?
What is the main reason people cannot have enough time to do?
Do people can control their time wisely when they are older?
How can people balance their time for working and their private life?
Is it important for people to relax during a day?
Modern technologies make people use time up or reduce time?

 

45/ Describe an important decision made with the help of other people

You should say:

– when it happened

– who helped you to make the decision

– what the decision was

– and how you felt about it

PART 3

What’s the most important factor in decision-making?
Do you think adults always make better decisions than children?
Do you like to make quick decisions?
What can people learn from wrong decisions?
Should parents make decisions for their children?
Model Answers 

 

46/ Describe a historical period you are interested in

You should say:

– what the historical period is

– how you know it

– what happened during that period

– why you find it interesting

 

47/  Describe someone you would like to study or work with

You should say:

– who this person is

– how long you have known this person

– what you have done together

– and why you you would like to study or work with this person

PART 3

How do people in your country make friends these days?
What qualities do you think are important in a friend?
Why is it hard to maintain friendships for some people?
What factors may result in the breakdown of a good friendship?
Do you think it is a good idea to borrow money from a friend? Why or why not?
Friendship is the most important relationship. Do you agree? Why? Why not?

Model Answers 

 

48/ Describe something interesting happened in your school

You should say:

  • What it was
  • Where it happened
  • Who was there
  • And explain how you felt about it

PART 3

Should schools teach both arts and science?
What school activities are good for schoolchildren?
What kinds of courses are useful for university students?
Are there good colleges in your country?
Why do some students dislike studying at school?

Model Answers 

 

49/ Describe a radio programme that you found interesting

You should say:

  • what this programme was
  • when and where you listened to this programme
  • what the contents of the programme were
  • and explain why you liked this programme

 

50/ Describe an outdoor sport you played for the first time

You should say:

– what it is

– when you first played

– how you learned to play the sport

– and how you felt about the sport

PART 3

What kinds of sports are popular in your country?
What else people can do to keep fit besides sports?
Do you think young people should play dangerous sports?
What do parents do to make their children like sports?
What do you think of the current competition program?
Why competition programs are so popular?

Model Answers 1

Model Answers 2

 

51/ Describe an ideal house

You should say:

– where this place is

– what it is like

– when you want to live there

– and explain why you think it is ideal for you

 

52. Describe a time that a piece of equipment was broken (such as TV)

You should say:

– what the equipment was

– what the problem was

– what you did after it was broken

 

53/ Describe an interesting place in your country that not many tourists get to

You should say

  • Where it is located
  • Why it is interesting
  • What you can do there
  • Why are few people go there

PART 3 

What kinds of tourist sites are popular in your country?

What can governments do to prevent pollution in tourist sites?

What are the advantages of visiting less known places?

What are the disadvantages when there are too many tourists in one site?

 

54/ Describe a time when you arrived early for an appointment

You should say:

  • when and where it happened;
  • why you arrived early;
  • what you did while waiting;
  • and explain how you felt about arriving early.

PART 3 

What is the main reason people cannot have enough time to do?
Do people nowadays have more pressure time than before?
Do people can control their time wisely when they are older?
Is it important for people to relax during a day?
Modern technologies make people use time up or reduce time?

 

55. Describe a success your friend has achieved

You should say:

– who your friend is

– what the success was

– what he or she did

– how you felt about the success

PART 3

Why is it hard to maintain friendships for some people?
How do people in your country make friends these days?
Why Is it easier to make friends on the internet than in reality?
What qualities do you think are important in a friend?
What factors may result in the breakdown of a good friendship?
Friendship is the most important relationship. Do you agree? Why? Why not?

Model Answers 

 

56. Describe your grandparent’s job

You should say:

– what it was

– how long he or she had this job

– how he or she got the job

– and whether you would like to have this job

PART 3

What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?
Is it hard to find interesting job in your country?
Why do some people keep changing their jobs?
What kinds of preparation should people do for a job interview?
What should a good employer do?
How would you define an interesting job’?
Model Answers 1 
Model Answers 2

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