One of the hardest things about preparing for IELTS is not knowing what you need to say in the speaking test. It can be really hard to know what a good answer sounds like, so I have prepared this list of videos featuring IELTS speaking samples.
It is important to note that there is no correct or incorrect answer for this part of the test. You simply have to respond to each question in clear and accurate English. As such, you should not attempt to memorise any of these answers. Instead, you can use them as models for what a good answer might look like.
Describe a Shop
First of all, let’s look at a model answer for the IELTS speaking part 2 cue card that instructs you to describe a shop. This is also covered extensively in a lesson on this website.
In this video, you will hear me briefly describe the cue card, give some general advice about the topic, and then present my own sample band 9 answer. At the end, I also give you some information about vocabulary.
Describe a Famous Person
Next up, we are going to look at another part two cue card. This time, it asks you to describe a famous person. In my answer, I talk about the actor, Bryan Cranston. (He played Walter White in Breaking Bad.)
This video is one of my most popular ones, with more than 30,000 views as of 2020. In it, I model a band 9 answer that focuses on a description of a person. This is one of the best IELTS speaking samples you will find.
Describe your Hometown
Here’s another IELTS speaking sample video. This time, I talk about my hometown in Scotland. I will show you how to talk about your hometown, including the best ways to find appropriate vocabulary.
One of the important lessons here is how to deal with specific cue cards. Remember that there isn’t just a collection of 50 cue cards that gets recycled. There are numerous possible variations on every topic, so you have to get good at reading and thinking quickly!
Describe a Piece of Art
One of the hardest cue cards that I have ever seen in IELTS speaking is that one that says “describe a piece of art.” Wow! That is super difficult to do! Fortunately, I can show you how to do it in this video:
A Native Speaker Sits the IELTS Speaking Test!
Let’s look at something other than just part two for now. Instead, I am going to show you what happens when a native speaker does the whole IELTS speaking test! In this case, I picked questions totally at random and then answered them under realistic test conditions. My hope is that this will show you not just a “perfect answer” scenario, but instead a realistic answer. It should be something attainable for IELTS candidates.
How to Score Band 9 in IELTS Speaking
This video contains some advice as well as my IELTS speaking sample answers for band 9. I made this one because I felt that one of the biggest problems today was the lack of understanding about what makes a good answer and a bad answer. This is partly because there are so many rubbish IELTS tutors online, who spread terrible advice.
Alright, that’s enough for today. You can find more videos on my IELTS YouTube channel. I try to post quite regularly but there are also many old videos you can check out. There are plenty of IELTS speaking samples for you to watch, as well as material for listening, reading, and writing.