IELTS Speaking Part 2
Oct11

IELTS Speaking Part 2

The IELTS speaking test is comprised of three parts, each of which is a little harder than the previous. Part 2 is different from the others as it has no question to answer. Instead, there is a cue card that gives a task. This will usually say “Describe a…” and then has some further instructions. It is sometimes called “The Long Turn” by tutors and students, as you need to speak for a longer time. Today,...

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Describe a Restaurant [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
Sep26

Describe a Restaurant [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

In the IELTS speaking exam, you may be asked about almost any common part of life. There are some predictable topics you often encounter, and most of these are broad human experiences – you know, sports and education and family, etc. In part two, you need to describe something. This could be a person, a place, or an experience. In the past, I have written articles and recorded sample answers for many part two topics, from...

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Describe a Memorable Holiday
Jun12

Describe a Memorable Holiday

Today I’m going to show you how to form a good answer for IELTS speaking part 2. I will show you how to analyze the question, make notes, and then give a satisfactory answer. Question Here is the cue card we will use today: Describe a memorable holiday. You should say: when you went on this holiday where you went what you did and explain why it is memorable. Normally, there isn’t much analysis needed for an IELTS speaking...

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Describe Your Favourite Season [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
Mar28

Describe Your Favourite Season [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

Here in China, the weather just turned very hot! Where I live, there is practically no spring. One day it is winter and the next is summer! Last week I needed to use my heating and this week it is almost time for air conditioning. It got me wondering about this IELTS speaking part 2 cue card: Describe your favourite season. (Or, to use the American spelling, Describe your favorite season.) Months and Seasons In English, we have a...

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Describe a Foreign Country: Speaking Part 2
Feb22

Describe a Foreign Country: Speaking Part 2

In the IELTS speaking part 2 you may be given a cue card that asks you to describe a country. Now this may be a country you have visited, a country in which you have lived, or a country you want to visit. There are various possibilities, and so it is important you analyze the question carefully. The question we are going to tackle today, however, is describe a foreign country you have never been to. Analyze the Question So here is the...

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