English XP

IELTS – Speaking – Section 2 topics

In section 2 of the IELTS speaking exam you are given a card with a topic on it that you will have to talk about. You will have 1 minute to prepare, you will then have to speak for 1 – 2 minutes about that topic. Finally the examiner will ask a few questions about the topic at the end. This section is often called the “long turn” and will last 3 – 4 minutes in total.

Here is a list of topics you can use to practise with:-

Describe your favourite song.

  • What is the style of music?
  • Who wrote the song?
  • When did you first hear it?
  • Why do you like it?

Talk about a piece of technology that has changed your life.

  • How often do you use it?
  • How has it changed your life?
  • Are there any negatives to using it?
  • What would you do if it didn’t exist?

Talk about your favourite day of the week.

  • Which day is it?
  • Why is it your favourite day?
  • What do you do on this day?
  • What did you do last time it was this day?