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Below are some IELTS speaking topics for part 2 and part 3

of the speaking test:
























  1. 35.Talking about a sporting event that you saw or took part in

Cue Card

Describe a sporting event that you saw either in person at the stadium or on TV, please say:

- What was the event?
- When was it?
- How was it?

Discussion

- What changes will happen in sports in the future, in your opinion?
- Do you think TV stations will make any changes in broadcasting of different sports in the future?

36. Talk about your best friend

Cue Card

Talk about your best friend. Please say
- How did you meet her/him?
- When was the last time you got together?

Discussion

- What do you think of meeting people on the internet?
- Do you think it is wise to meet people over the internet?
- Is technology a good thing for people at the present age?
- Have you tried getting in touch with your lost friends?

  1. 37.Talk about a street in your city

Cue Card

Talk about a street in your city. Please say

- Where is it?
- How does it look?
- What kind of people live there?

Discussion

- Why do old people like to live in a village?
- Do large cities offer more benefits than villages?
- Why do young people go to large cities?

38. Describe a subject in the secondary school

Cue Card

Describe a subject in the secondary school or high school which influenced your life. Please say

- What kind of subject was it?
- When and where did you hear about it firstly?
- Do you like this subject?


Discussion

- Who uses this subject more: men or women? Why?
- Does this subject contribute something special to our life? In what way?

39. Talk about a way of communication that you usually use.

Cue Card

Talk about a way of communication that you usually use. Please say:
- What way is it?
- How often do you use it?
- What are its advantages or disadvantages?

Discussion

- Some people like to write a letter better than an email. Why do you think it is so?
- Do you think letters will be completely replaced with emails in the future?

39. Talk about a song that influenced your life.

Cue Card

Talk about a song that influenced your life. Please say:
- What was the song?
- Why do you like the song?
- In what way did that song influence your life?

Discussion

- What kind of music is popular with young people nowadays?
- What are the benefits of playing music?
- Can playing music be learned?
- Does music have a positive effect on human life or not?
- How about the music that sends a horrible message?

40. Talk about a product you have purchased recently

Cue Card

Talk about a product you have purchased recently that you are not satisfied with. Please say

- What was it?
- What did you buy it for?
- What is wrong with it?

Discussion

- Do you shop online?
- Do you think people prefer shopping online or in real shops?
- What items do people prefer to buy online? Why?
- What are the effects of online shopping on the society or local communities?
- What is the difference in prices of items online and in shops?
- Is cost an important factor in buying things online?

41. Describe a piece of equipment (not a computer)

Cue Card

Describe a piece of equipment (not a computer) that you use a lot and that you find very convenient.

Discussion

- Is design taught in schools?
- Should it be taught in schools in your opinion? Why?
- Do you think this will change in the future?
- Do you think the government should do more to encourage innovation?
- Do you think there should be a lot of testing before new products are launched? Why?
- Have there been any big issues with new products?

42. A situation you helped somebody

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you helped someone in the past. Please say

- What situation was it?
- Whom did you help?
- How did you help him/her?
- How did you feel after helping him/her?

Discussion

- Do you think people are less willing to help others these days? Why?
- How do people in your community help one another?
- How can young children be encouraged to help one another?

43. A traditional festival

Cue Card

Describe a traditional festival in. You should say,
What it is.
When is it celebrated?
How to celebrate? / what you usually do on that day.
What you like and what you don’t like.

Discussion:
1. What is the concept of holiday in your country?
2. Why is holiday so important to modern people?
3. Do you think it is necessary to observe the traditional customs?
4. What changes in terms of spending festivals and holidays have taken place in the past decade?
5. What is the difference as regards celebration in different part of the country?

44. A place you know well

Cue Card

Talk about a nice place (school, office, or club) that you know well. Please say

- Why is the place so distinct?
- With whom did you go there?
- What did you experience there?

Discussion

- Do you think that unpaid jobs affect the community?
- What is your opinion about people who work from home?
- Would you do it yourself?

45. A thing you cannot live without

Cue Card

Describe the thing that you cannot live without (except phone and internet). Please say

- What is it?
- Why can’t you manage without it?
- How long do you have it for?
- How did you feel without it?

Discussion 1

- Did you take photos recently?
- Talk about a photograph or a theme you couldn’t take.
- Do you like to take pictures of yourself? Why?
- Do you think media can influence people to buy or like things they see?

46. A book someone recommended

Cue Card

Talk about a book that someone recommended that you read. Please say

- Who recommended it?
- Why did he/she recommend it?
- What do you think about this book?

Discussion

- What kinds of books are famous in your country? Why?
- What are the benefits of reading books, in your opinion?
- Do you think people will continue to read printed books in the future? Why?
- What is your opinion about e-books?
- Aren’t they cheaper and easily portable?
- What are the drawbacks of e-books?
- Are you able to imagine the world without printed books?
- What other possibilities do you see?
- Do you think young people like to read books?
- Some say old people are good at reading. Do you agree or disagree?

47. A special meal

Cue Card

Talk about a special meal that you would like to have. Please say

- What is it?
- Where and with whom would you like to have it?
- What other food would you like to try?

Discussion

- What type of food do people like in your country?
- What is more important: quality or price of the food?
- Should parents stop their children from eating junk food?
- What should the government do about this?
- Do you like home made food better than restaurant food?

Oct 2012 Paper

49. A recent change

Cue Card

Describe a recent change in your life. Please say

- When did it happen?
- What was the change?
- What difference did it make to your daily routine?

Discussion

- What do you think about the changes in people’s lives?
- What kind of changes did you notice in your town recently?
- Do you think people like changes?
- Why are most older people reluctant to make changes?

Oct 2012 Paper

50. An interesting person

Cue Card

Describe an interesting person that you have recently met. Please say

- Where did you meet her/him?
- Why was she/he interesting to you?
- What is she/he like?

Discussion

- What is the role of parents in the development of children´s character?
- Are they more important than friends and the surrounding environment?
- What is the influence of technology on human relationships today?
- Do you think it has a positive or a negative effect on the society? Why?

Oct 2012 Paper

51. A piece of equipment (at home or work)

Cue Card

Describe a piece of equipment you often use at home or at work

You should say:

  1. -What it is

  2. -What you do with it/ how to use it

  3. -How long you have had it

  4. -How important is it to you

Aug 2014

52. A friend in your school time

Cue Card

Describe a friend in your school time you like most.

You should say:

  1. -Who he/she is

  2. -When id you become friends?

  3. -Why do you like him/her or why do you think that he/she is important to you?

  4. -How he/she influences you

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53. A friend you’d like to work or study with

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Describe a friend in you would like to work or study with

You should say:

  1. -Who he/she is

  2. -When did you work or study together?

  3. -What do you often do together?

  4. -Why do you like to work with him/her? What can you learn from him/her?

  5. -Why is he/she particular?

Aug 2014

54. A restaurant or a cafe

Cue Card

Describe a restaurant or a cafe

You should say:

  1. -Where it is

  2. -What it looks like

  3. -What kind of services are provided

  4. -What kind of food you like there/ What kind of food is famous?

  5. -Why you like it

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55. An interesting building

Cue Card

Describe an interesting building

You should say:

  1. -Where it is located

  2. -What it looks like

  3. -What kind of services are provided

  4. -Why you like it

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56. A letter

Cue Card

Describe a letter

You should say:

  1. -When you received it

  2. -Who sent it to you

  3. -What it is about

  4. -Whether it is important to you

Aug 2014

57. An interesting hobby

Cue Card

Describe an interesting hobby

You should say:

  1. -What it is

  2. -How long you spend on it

  3. -How often you do it

  4. -Why you like it

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58. An environmental problem

Cue Card

Describe an environmental problem

You should say:

  1. -What it is

  2. -How long it has existed

  3. -What effect it has brought to people’s life

  4. -What we can do to solve it

Aug 2014

59. Extreme weather

Cue Card

Describe a kind of extreme weather

You should say:

  1. -What it is

  2. -When did it happen?

  3. -Where you were

  4. -How you felt at that time

Aug 2014

60. Learning English

Cue Card

Talking about learning English

You should say:

  1. -When and where you began studying English

  2. -What is the most interesting thing in an English class?

  3. -What is the most effective way of learning English?

  4. -What difficulties you had when learning English?

  5. -What are the advantages of learning English?

Aug 2014
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