IELTS Speaking Module

IELTS Speaking Task 02:

In the IELTS speaking part 2 test you will be given a task card on a particular topic, and this will include key points that you should talk about. This section of the Speaking test gives you the opportunity to speak for longer on a topic. You will be given one minute to prepare to talk about the topic on the task card.  A pencil and paper will be provided for you to make notes. You will have to talk for 1-2 minutes, and then the examiner will ask you one or two questions on the same topic. Part 2 takes 3-4 minutes in total. In the IELTS Speaking test, you will be given exactly 1 minute to prepare yourself to talk about a particular topic and this topic is called IELTS Cue card or Candidate Task Card. The instructions to guide your talk are written on a card given to you by the examiner.

Task Card Topic: “Describe Your Favourite Photograph”
  • Where was the photo taken?
  • Why was the photo taken?
  • Who took the photo?
  • What can be seen from the photo?
  • Where did you keep that photo at your home?
  • Explain why is it the favourite photograph for you?
How to practise

Ask your study partner to listen while you speak about the task card topic. You should talk for 1-2 minutes. Your study partner should then ask you one or two questions on the same topic using the rounding off questions. Record yourself if you can.

Speaking test part 2: candidate task card

Describe something you own which is very important to you.

You should say:

  • where you got it from
  • how long you have had it
  • what you use it for; and
  • explain why it is important to you.

You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.

You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say.

You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Rounding off questions

Tell me

  • is it valuable in terms of money?
  • would it be easy to replace?
Listen to the audio:

Left click on the link to listen now (the audio player will open in a new tab) or right click and select ‘Save Link As’ to download the file to your computer and listen later.

Speaking test audio part 2

When you have completed all three parts of the practice Speaking test, listen to your recording of your own practice test to see how well you did.

You can also listen to the recordings and read the audio transcripts for each part of the test. These are designed to give you an understanding of the format of the test. They do not represent model answers.

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