IELTS Speaking Part 2 A Short Talk

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EXPERIENCE

GENERAL

Sample Task EEG-001

Describe an exciting experience in your life.

You should say

* when the experience took place
* where the experience took place
* what happened exactly

and explain why the experience was so exciting.

Sample Task EEG-002

Describe an important thing that you lost and what happened when you lost it.

You should say

* why the thing was important to you
* how you lost it
* what efforts you made to find it

and explain what you will do in the future.

Sample Task EEG-003

Describe a special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal.

You should say

* what the occasion was
* who was at the meal
* what you ate

and explain why the meal was so enjoyable.

Sample Task EEG-004 PP71

Describe a party you enjoyed.

You should say

* whose party it was and what it was celebrating
* where the party was held and who went to it
* what people did during the party

and explain what you enjoyed about it.

Sample task EEG-005

Describe a time when you were late for an event.

You should say

* what kind of event you were late for
* what caused you to arrive late
* what happened to you when you arrived

and explain what you have learned from the experience.

Sample task EEG-006

Describe how you behaved in a stressful situation.

You should say

* what the situation was
* how you behaved
* how other people might have behaved

and explain how you felt about your behaviour afterwards.

Sample task EEG-007 PP64

Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.

You should say

* when you had to make this choice
* what you had to choose between
* whether you made a good choice

and explain how you felt when you were making this choice

Sample task EEG-008

Describe some good advice you received.

You should say

* what the advice was
* who gave you this advice
* how you felt when you were given this advice

and explain why think this advice was good.

Sample task EEG-009 PP33

Describe a memorable event in your life.

You should say

* when the event took place
* where the event took place
* what happened exactly

and explain why this event was memorable for you.

Sample task EEG-010

Describe a recent happy/sad event in your life.

You should say

* what the event was
* when and where it happened
* what you did

and explain why it made you feel happy/sad.

Sample task EEG-011

Describe a happy/sad event from your childhood that you remember well.

You should say

* what the event was
* when and where it happened
* what you did

and explain why it made you feel happy/sad.

Sample task EEG-012

Describe an important stage in your life.

You should say

* what stage it was
* how old you were when it started and how long it lasted
* where you lived and what you did at that time

and explain why you think that it was an important stage in your life.

Sample task EEG-013

Describe a time when you achieved (great) success.

You should say

* what you succeeded in
* where and when it happened
* what you did to achieve success

and explain how you felt about your being successful.

Sample task EEG-014_A

Describe a time when you helped someone.

You should say

* who you helped
* where and when it happened
* what you did exactly

and explain how helping that person has influenced your life.

Sample task EEG-014_B

Describe a time when someone helped you.

You should say

* who helped you
* where and when it happened
* what they did exactly

and explain how that person’s help has influenced your life.

Sample Task EEG-015 PP73

Describe a competition (e.g. TV, college/work or sports competition) that you took part in.

You should say

* what kind of competition it was and how you found out about it
* what you had to do
* what the prizes were

and explain why you chose to take part in this competition.

Sample Task EEG-016 PP72

Describe an idea you had for improving something at work or college.

You should say

* when and where you had the idea
* what your idea was
* who you told about your idea

and explain why you thought your idea would make an improvement.

Sample Task EEG-017

Describe a piece of work you did quickly.

You should say:

*what work it was
*why you did it quickly
*how easy or difficult it was

and explain what the result was.

SPECIFIC

Sample Task EES-001_A

Describe a film you enjoyed watching.

You should say

* what kind of film it is
* where and when you saw it
* what it is about

and explain why you enjoyed watching it.

Sample Task EES-001_B PP32

Describe a film or a TV programme which has made a strong impression on you.

You should say

* what kind of film or TV programme it was
* when you saw the film or TV programme
* what the film or TV programme is/was about

and explain why this film or TV programme made such an impression on you.

Sample task EES-002

Describe an interesting lecture or speech that you heard.

You should say

* what it was about
* where and when you heard it
* who gave the lecture/speech

and explain why you found it interesting.

Sample task EES-003

Describe a science lesson or lecture that you attended at school or university.

You should say

* what the topic of the lesson/lecture was
* where and when you attended it
* what exactly you did in it

and explain why you liked or disliked it.

Sample task EES-004

Describe a conversation you had.

You should say

* who you talked to
* what you talked about
* where and when you had this conversation

and explain why you still remember it

Sample Task EES-005

Describe a musical or a concert that has made an impression on you.

You should say

* which kind of music it was and who performed it
* what it was like musically
* what it was like visually

and explain why you liked or disliked it.

Sample Task EES-006

Describe an occasion when you were either pleased or displeased that an object was made plastic.

You should say

* what the object was
* how you were using it
* what happened

and explain why you were pleased or displeased that the object was made of plastic.

Sample Task EES-007

Describe an occasion when you had difficulty understanding something in English.

You should say

* what the occasion was
* what you were reading or what/who you were listening to
* what you did not understand

and explain how you coped with the problem.

Sample Task EES-008

Describe an experience in which you tried a new means of communication.

You should say

* what you tried and when
* where you were
* who you were with

and explain how this experience has influenced you.

Sample Task EES-009

Describe an important letter or email you wrote.

You should say

* who you wrote it to
* when you wrote it
* what it was about

and explain why it was important

Sample Task EES-010

Describe a memorable sporting event you attended.

You should say

* what the event was
* when it was held
* who the participants were

and explain why the event is memorable

Sample Task EES-011

Describe something you did that helped you learn a foreign or second language.

You should say

* what it was you did
* where and when you did it
* who you did it with

and explain why doing that helped you learn the language.

Sample Task EES-012

Describe a field trip you made when you were at school.

You should say

* which subject teacher took you on this trip
* where and when you went on this trip
* what exactly you did

and explain why you liked or disliked the trip.

Sample Task EES-013 PP44

Describe a useful website you have visited.

You should say

* what the website was
* how you found the address for this website
* what the website contained

and explain why it was useful to you.

Sample Task EES-014_A

Describe a time when you had a meal in a restaurant.

You should say

* what the occasion was and which restaurant you went to
* who you shared the meal with
* what you ate and drank

and explain why you liked or disliked going to the restaurant.

Sample Task EES-014_B

Describe the first/last time you went to a restaurant.

You should say

* what the occasion was
* who you went there with and how they were dressed
* what you ate and drank

and explain why or why not you enjoyed the time you spent there.

Sample Task EES-015

Describe a picnic or meal that you had outdoors.

You should say

* where you had this picnic or meal
* who you were with
* what you ate and drank

and explain why you enjoyed this picnic or meal.

Sample Task EES-016

Describe an experience in which you tried a new means of transportation.

You should say

* what you tried and when
* where you were
* who you were with

and explain how this experience has influenced you.

Sample Task EES-017

Describe one of the last/first trips (abroad) you made.

You should say

* where you went and when
* how you travelled
* what you did / what the purpose of your trip was

and explain why you liked or disliked this trip.

Sample Task EES-018

Describe a trip that did not go according to plan.

You should say

* where you were travelling
* what went wrong
* what you did / what your reaction was

and explain how you felt about the situation and why.

Sample Task EES-019

Describe a time when you were stuck in traffic.

You should say

* when and where it happened
* where you were going
* what you did while you were waiting

and explain how you felt about the situation and why.

Sample Task EES-020

Describe a wedding ceremony you have attended or seen on TV/video.

You should say

* whose wedding it was and who the guests were
* where and when the ceremony took place
* how the bride and groom were dressed

and explain why you liked or disliked the way the ceremony was held.

Sample Task EES-021

Describe one of the first/last books you read or a book you are reading now.

You should say

* what it is about and who its author is/was
* why you chose to read it
* how long it took you to read it / you have been reading it

and explain why you would or would not like to read it again.

Sample Task EES-022

Describe a newspaper or magazine article that you found interesting.

You should say

* what the article was about
* where you read it
* whether you have discussed it with anyone

and explain why you found it interesting.

Sample Task EES-023

Describe a piece of good news that you received by phone.

You should say

* what the news was
* where you were when you received this news
* who gave you this news

and explain what you did after you received this good news.

Sample Task EES-024

Describe an advertisement that made you buy something.

You should say:

* what kind of advertisement it was
* where and when you saw (or heard) this advertisement
* what product (or service) it advertised

and explain why you decided to buy that product (or service).

Sample Task EES-025_B

Describe an interesting news report you watched on TV or listened to on the radio.

You should say

* when you watched or listened to this news report
* who or what the news report was about
* whether you shared the information with anyone after watching or listening to the news report

and explain why you found this news report interesting.

Sample Task EES-025_B

Describe an interesting news report /podcast or webcast/ you listened to or watched on the web.

You should say

* when you listened to or watched this news report
* who or what the news report was about
* whether you shared the information with anyone after listening to or watching the news report

and explain why you found this news report interesting.

GENERAL

Sample Task EEG-001

Describe an exciting experience in your life.

You should say

* when the experience took place
* where the experience took place
* what happened exactly

and explain why the experience was so exciting.

Sample Task EEG-002

Describe an important thing that you lost and what happened when you lost it.

You should say

* why the thing was important to you
* how you lost it
* what efforts you made to find it

and explain what you will do in the future.

Sample Task EEG-003

Describe a special occasion when you had a really enjoyable meal.

You should say

* what the occasion was
* who was at the meal
* what you ate

and explain why the meal was so enjoyable.

Sample Task EEG-004 PP71

Describe a party you enjoyed.

You should say

* whose party it was and what it was celebrating
* where the party was held and who went to it
* what people did during the party

and explain what you enjoyed about it.

Sample task EEG-005

Describe a time when you were late for an event.

You should say

* what kind of event you were late for
* what caused you to arrive late
* what happened to you when you arrived

and explain what you have learned from the experience.

Sample task EEG-006

Describe how you behaved in a stressful situation.

You should say

* what the situation was
* how you behaved
* how other people might have behaved

and explain how you felt about your behaviour afterwards.

Sample task EEG-007 PP64

Describe an important choice you had to make in your life.

You should say

* when you had to make this choice
* what you had to choose between
* whether you made a good choice

and explain how you felt when you were making this choice

Sample task EEG-008

Describe some good advice you received.

You should say

* what the advice was
* who gave you this advice
* how you felt when you were given this advice

and explain why think this advice was good.

Sample task EEG-009 PP33

Describe a memorable event in your life.

You should say

* when the event took place
* where the event took place
* what happened exactly

and explain why this event was memorable for you.

Sample task EEG-010

Describe a recent happy/sad event in your life.

You should say

* what the event was
* when and where it happened
* what you did

and explain why it made you feel happy/sad.

Sample task EEG-011

Describe a happy/sad event from your childhood that you remember well.

You should say

* what the event was
* when and where it happened
* what you did

and explain why it made you feel happy/sad.

Sample task EEG-012

Describe an important stage in your life.

You should say

* what stage it was
* how old you were when it started and how long it lasted
* where you lived and what you did at that time

and explain why you think that it was an important stage in your life.

Sample task EEG-013

Describe a time when you achieved (great) success.

You should say

* what you succeeded in
* where and when it happened
* what you did to achieve success

and explain how you felt about your being successful.

Sample task EEG-014_A

Describe a time when you helped someone.

You should say

* who you helped
* where and when it happened
* what you did exactly

and explain how helping that person has influenced your life.

Sample task EEG-014_B

Describe a time when someone helped you.

You should say

* who helped you
* where and when it happened
* what they did exactly

and explain how that person’s help has influenced your life.

Sample Task EEG-015 PP73

Describe a competition (e.g. TV, college/work or sports competition) that you took part in.

You should say

* what kind of competition it was and how you found out about it
* what you had to do
* what the prizes were

and explain why you chose to take part in this competition.

Sample Task EEG-016 PP72

Describe an idea you had for improving something at work or college.

You should say

* when and where you had the idea
* what your idea was
* who you told about your idea

and explain why you thought your idea would make an improvement.

Sample Task EEG-017

Describe a piece of work you did quickly.

You should say:

*what work it was
*why you did it quickly
*how easy or difficult it was

and explain what the result was.

SPECIFIC

Sample Task EES-001_A

Describe a film you enjoyed watching.

You should say

* what kind of film it is
* where and when you saw it
* what it is about

and explain why you enjoyed watching it.

Sample Task EES-001_B PP32

Describe a film or a TV programme which has made a strong impression on you.

You should say

* what kind of film or TV programme it was
* when you saw the film or TV programme
* what the film or TV programme is/was about

and explain why this film or TV programme made such an impression on you.

Sample task EES-002

Describe an interesting lecture or speech that you heard.

You should say

* what it was about
* where and when you heard it
* who gave the lecture/speech

and explain why you found it interesting.

Sample task EES-003

Describe a science lesson or lecture that you attended at school or university.

You should say

* what the topic of the lesson/lecture was
* where and when you attended it
* what exactly you did in it

and explain why you liked or disliked it.

Sample task EES-004

Describe a conversation you had.

You should say

* who you talked to
* what you talked about
* where and when you had this conversation

and explain why you still remember it

Sample Task EES-005

Describe a musical or a concert that has made an impression on you.

You should say

* which kind of music it was and who performed it
* what it was like musically
* what it was like visually

and explain why you liked or disliked it.

Sample Task EES-006

Describe an occasion when you were either pleased or displeased that an object was made plastic.

You should say

* what the object was
* how you were using it
* what happened

and explain why you were pleased or displeased that the object was made of plastic.

Sample Task EES-007

Describe an occasion when you had difficulty understanding something in English.

You should say

* what the occasion was
* what you were reading or what/who you were listening to
* what you did not understand

and explain how you coped with the problem.

Sample Task EES-008

Describe an experience in which you tried a new means of communication.

You should say

* what you tried and when
* where you were
* who you were with

and explain how this experience has influenced you.

Sample Task EES-009

Describe an important letter or email you wrote.

You should say

* who you wrote it to
* when you wrote it
* what it was about

and explain why it was important

Sample Task EES-010

Describe a memorable sporting event you attended.

You should say

* what the event was
* when it was held
* who the participants were

and explain why the event is memorable

Sample Task EES-011

Describe something you did that helped you learn a foreign or second language.

You should say

* what it was you did
* where and when you did it
* who you did it with

and explain why doing that helped you learn the language.

Sample Task EES-012

Describe a field trip you made when you were at school.

You should say

* which subject teacher took you on this trip
* where and when you went on this trip
* what exactly you did

and explain why you liked or disliked the trip.

Sample Task EES-013 PP44

Describe a useful website you have visited.

You should say

* what the website was
* how you found the address for this website
* what the website contained

and explain why it was useful to you.

Sample Task EES-014_A

Describe a time when you had a meal in a restaurant.

You should say

* what the occasion was and which restaurant you went to
* who you shared the meal with
* what you ate and drank

and explain why you liked or disliked going to the restaurant.

Sample Task EES-014_B

Describe the first/last time you went to a restaurant.

You should say

* what the occasion was
* who you went there with and how they were dressed
* what you ate and drank

and explain why or why not you enjoyed the time you spent there.

Sample Task EES-015

Describe a picnic or meal that you had outdoors.

You should say

* where you had this picnic or meal
* who you were with
* what you ate and drank

and explain why you enjoyed this picnic or meal.

Sample Task EES-016

Describe an experience in which you tried a new means of transportation.

You should say

* what you tried and when
* where you were
* who you were with

and explain how this experience has influenced you.

Sample Task EES-017

Describe one of the last/first trips (abroad) you made.

You should say

* where you went and when
* how you travelled
* what you did / what the purpose of your trip was

and explain why you liked or disliked this trip.

Sample Task EES-018

Describe a trip that did not go according to plan.

You should say

* where you were travelling
* what went wrong
* what you did / what your reaction was

and explain how you felt about the situation and why.

Sample Task EES-019

Describe a time when you were stuck in traffic.

You should say

* when and where it happened
* where you were going
* what you did while you were waiting

and explain how you felt about the situation and why.

Sample Task EES-020

Describe a wedding ceremony you have attended or seen on TV/video.

You should say

* whose wedding it was and who the guests were
* where and when the ceremony took place
* how the bride and groom were dressed

and explain why you liked or disliked the way the ceremony was held.

Sample Task EES-021

Describe one of the first/last books you read or a book you are reading now.

You should say

* what it is about and who its author is/was
* why you chose to read it
* how long it took you to read it / you have been reading it

and explain why you would or would not like to read it again.

Sample Task EES-022

Describe a newspaper or magazine article that you found interesting.

You should say

* what the article was about
* where you read it
* whether you have discussed it with anyone

and explain why you found it interesting.

Sample Task EES-026

Describe a traditional children’s story in your country that you heard when you were a child.

You should say

*who told you the story
*when you heard it
*what it was about

and explain how you felt when you heard this story.