IELTS Speaking Part 2

IELTS Speaking: Talking about food

Questions related to food are quite popular with IELTS test-makers – probably because most people enjoy food and usually talk about it extensively in their day-to-day lives.

In my latest podcast, I’ll introduce you to some useful vocabulary to talk about food. Have a listen, make notes and then attempt the quiz on Schoology. Good luck!

 

IELTS Speaking: Talking about people

Another podcast. This one introduces you to advanced vocabulary you can use to talk about people, their personalities and characteristics. Have a listen and then you can attempt the quiz on Schoology to match the vocabulary with their meanings.

Go to the SoundCloud podcast.

IELTS Speaking: Talking about family and friends

Here’s another SoundCloud podcast. This one has lots of great vocabulary to use when talking about your friends and family. Listen carefully and identify the collocations.

https://soundcloud.com/msielts/ielts-speaking-family-friends

Speaking part 2 Q 31 – Model answer

Here’s a model answer to last week’s IELTS Speaking Part 2 question.

A key event in my life was when I moved to Singapore at the age of 15.

My father was transferred to Singapore and so, I studied from Grade 10 to 12 in an international school there and completed my schooling.  I was excited because I had lived in several cities in India but it would be the first time I was moving abroad.

Shifting overseas changed my life as I was exposed to a variety of cultures, not only in school but also around me. Living in such a diverse environment helped me develop an understanding of the importance of a globally interconnected world.

I feel it changed my life in a good way because I got the opportunity to study a different curriculum in school which allowed me to pick a range of subjects from humanities to science as opposed to India where you need to specialize in one of the prescribed streams. This helped broaden my horizons.

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Speaking part 2 Q 30- Model Answer

Here’s the model answer to last week’s IELTS Speaking Part 2 question.

I would like to talk about the Sri Lankan town of Galle. It was a town built by the Dutch several hundred years ago and retains the Dutch style of architecture. The streets are quaint and narrow with shops on either side selling a variety of tokens for tourists.  The Galle fort is, now, on my list of magnificent historic sites.

However, the most impressive historic place I have visited is the Palace of Versailles in Paris. Having been the erstwhile seat of the French royals, it is a splendid sight showcasing beauty and opulence together.

It was during my holiday to Paris that I managed to visit the Palace and many other famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. It was a lovely holiday and Paris is indeed as beautiful as everyone says.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.31

One more IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one seems to be a little more difficult at first glance because of the keywords used – event, change, life, good way – but if you think about it, this is just another in a series of questions about events. 

Some of the events you can use to answer such questions are – graduation (from high school or university), admission (university), getting a good job, getting married, having a baby, moving to a new city or country etc.

 

Describe an event that changed your life in a good way. You should say:
          What is that event?
          When did it happen?
          How this event changed your life?
and do you think that it changed your life in a good way?

 

Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.30

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

Describe a place you have visited.

Describe a historic place.

Describe a holiday.

Describe somewhere you have lived or would like to live.

You should say

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.29

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Questions about cities and places – your favorite place, a historic place, places you have visited or would like to visit are another common type of question in this exam. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

 

Describe a city that you enjoyed visiting when you were a child. You should say:
          Where is the city?
          When did you visit?
          What did you do while you were there?
and would you like to visit this city again?

 

Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.27

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. It’s a good idea to prepare a model answer for your favorite media outlet which can be adapted to several questions following this pattern. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.26

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question on the theme of childhood and memory. As I’ve said previously, such questions are quite common in this section of the exam and it’s worth your time jotting down rough notes and thinking of good vocabulary you can use in your answer. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.25

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one again taps into your memory. While answering questions like this, think about the first event that comes to your mind and make notes about it quickly on paper given to you by the examiner. I

In the interest of time, it’s important to make as many notes as possible about an interesting lesson rather than wasting time searching your memory for the most interesting lesson. In all probability, the first memory that pops into your head will either be the most interesting or the most recent – both of which will do. Remember, the examiner is not interested in how interesting the lesson is, but how well you can describe it and what vocabulary you can use to successfully answer each part of the question. 

Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.24

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one also comes under the category of urban spaces and places, a popular theme in this section of the exam. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.23

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. As you can see, this question is about current events. This is why it’s a very good idea to stay updated on current affairs in your country and around the world in the run up to your IELTS exam. I suggest reading news websites or watching news broadcasts on TV or the internet. Find out what to read and what to listen to, to prepare for your IELTS exam.

Write your answer to this question in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.22

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question on the theme of possessions. This is a very common type of IELTS Speaking Part 2 question, so I recommend you should formulate a draft answer for a few important things you own and practise them. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.21

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.20

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.19

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.18

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one is again on the popular ‘favorites’ theme. While it might seem quite easy to talk about your favorite item of clothing, it’s important that you look up some useful vocabulary on the topic so you can impress your examiner. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.17

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Questions related to urban spaces, especially architecture, are also popular with IELTS examiners. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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IELTS SPEAKING PART 2 – Q.15 MODEL ANSWER

Here’s the answer for last week’s Speaking Part 2 question.

I am going to talk about Hindustani and Carnatic music. They’re the traditional forms of music in India.

Hindustani music is prevalent in the northern part of the country while Carnatic is associated uniquely with the southern states. They’re both based on ragas, but the style differs according to the “gharanas” that one trains in. There are also many instruments such as the sitar, the tabla, the harmonium, etc., that are integral to these forms of music.

Neither form of music is widely popular, however, fusions with Western music are becoming increasingly popular. Most commercial singers are trained in classical Indian music to some extent.

Personally, I enjoy both forms of music. Although, I prefer instrumental performances as I have never been trained in classical music and so feel that I cannot appreciate the nuances of a vocal performance.

In case you missed it, here’s last week’s question.

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