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Speaking Part 2 Prompts (2024)

July 26, 20235 min read

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Prompts

In this post you will find practice question prompts for IELTS Speaking Part 2.

They've been organised into 6 common categories of question type:

  • Favourites

  • People

  • Events

  • Activities

  • Places

  • Things

If you want real exam practice, give yourself 1 minute to think about and plan your answer, then speak for 2 minutes.

I'd recommend recording yourself and listening back to your recordings.

When you listen back to yourself, think about how you could speak more fluently, with better grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Then, repeat the exercise and rerecord yourself.

I'd also recommend transcribing yourself so that you can actually see your mistakes in writing, and also so you can measure your words-per-second to see how fluently you're speaking.

📚 🎬 Favourites 🌐 🎵


Describe a book you like which has a positive message.

You should say:

  • what the book is

  • when you read this book

  • what the message of the book is

and explain how you felt when you read this book.


​Describe your favourite film about a historical event.


You should say:

  • what the film is about

  • what happens in the film

  • what you like or don't like about this film

and explain what you learnt from watching this film.


​Describe your favourite website or application which you use frequently.

You should say:

  • what the website/application is

  • how often you use the website/application

  • what you like about the website/application


and explain how your life would be different if you didn't use this website/application.


​Describe your favourite item of clothing.

You should say:


  • what the item of clothing is

  • what it looks like

  • when and how you got it

and explain why you like it so much.


👨‍🎤 👵 People 🧔 🧕


​Describe a colleague/classmate who you have a good relationship with.

You should say:

  • who this person is

  • how you know them

  • what their personality is like

and explain how you have such a good relationship with them.


​Describe a businessperson that you admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is

  • what they do

  • what you know about their life

and explain why you admire them.


Describe a close friend of your family.


You should say:

  • who this person is

  • how you know them

  • what their personality is like

and explain how you feel when you spend time with them.


​​Describe a famous musician from your country.

You should say:

  • who the musician is

  • what kind of music they make

  • what you know about their life

and explain why you think they are so famous.


🎄 💍 Events 🎓 🍾


Describe an important day people celebrate in your country.

You should say:

  • what the day is

  • why it's so important

  • what things you normally do on this day

and explain what you enjoy most about this day.


Describe a time when you tried a new activity for the first time.

You should say:

  • what the activity was

  • why you tried it

  • what was difficult about it

and explain how you felt after you had finished trying it.


​​Describe a memorable night you had.

You should say:

  • when this night was

  • who you were with

  • what you did on that night

and explain why this night was so memorable.


Describe a time you made a mistake at work/school.

You should say:

  • what the mistake was

  • what you were trying to do

  • how you felt when you made the mistake

and explain whether you fixed the mistake or not.


👩‍🍳 🧘‍♀️ Activities 🏇 🏋️‍♀️


​​Describe a hobby you had when you were a child, but don't do now.

You should say:

  • what the hobby was

  • how you started the hobby

  • how often you did the hobby

and explain why you stopped doing this hobby.


​​Describe an activity you do when the weather is bad.

You should say:

  • what this activity is

  • how often you do this activity

  • who you do this activity with

and explain how you feel when you do this activity.


​​Describe a part of your job which you don't enjoy.

You should say:

  • what this activity is

  • why you have to do it

  • how often you have to do it

and explain why you don't enjoy doing this activity.


​​Describe an activity which you find relaxing.

You should say:

  • what the activity is

  • where you do this activity

  • how often do this activity

and explain why you find it so relaxing.


🏝️ 🗿 Places 🗽 🎢


Describe a place of natural beauty.


You should say:

  • what and where this place is

  • when you went there

  • what you did there

and explain what makes this place so beautiful.


Describe a shop you often go to in your local area.


You should say:

  • what and where the shop is

  • what kinds of products or services the shop offers

  • how often you go there


and explain what you like or dislike about this shop.


​Describe a place you have visited which is very noisy.


You should say:

  • what and where the place is

  • why you went there

  • what kind of noise you heard there

and explain how you felt when you were there.


​​Describe a place you know where there are a lot of restaurants.

You should say:

  • where this place is

  • what kinds of restaurants you can find there

  • what the atmosphere is like there

and explain which of the restaurants in this place is your favourite.


🕹️ 🖼️ Things 🔨 ⚽


​​Describe a piece of technology in your house which you couldn't live without.


You should say:

  • what the piece of technology is

  • how long you have had it

  • how often you use it

and explain why you couldn't live without it.


Describe something you would like to buy which is very expensive.

You should say:

  • what you would like to buy

  • where you can find it

  • why you would like to buy it

and explain why you think it's so expensive.


​​Describe something you owned which broke or stopped working.


You should say:

  • what broke or stopped working

  • how it broke or stopped working

  • what you did when it broke or stopped working

and explain whether you replaced it or plan to replace it.


​​​Describe a special gift you once gave a friend or family member.

You should say:

  • what the gift was

  • who you gave it to

  • when and why you gave it to them

and explain how your friend or family member reacted when you gave it to them.

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