IELTS Speaking Part 2 A Short Talk

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PLACE

GENERAL (usu a tourist attraction/landmark)

Sample task PEG-001

Describe a place where you spent a memorable holiday.

You should say

* where it is
* what you did there
* what feelings you associate with the place

and explain why you particularly liked or disliked this place.

Sample task PEG-002

Describe a beautiful place to visit in your country.

You should say

* where it is
* how to get there
* what there is to do when you are there

and explain why you recommend this place.

Sample task PEG-003 PP41

Describe an interesting historic place.

You should say

* what it is
* where it is located
* what you can see there now

and explain why this place is interesting.

Sample task PEG-004

Describe the natural features of an area or country that you know.

You should say

* which area you are going to describe
* what natural features the area has
* what the the natural features like

and explain how you feel about the natural features of that area.

Sample task PEG-005

Describe a beautiful or interesting natural feature (eg a mountain, a cliff, a lake, a river, a waterfall, a cave, a sea shore or a gorge) that you have visited.

You should say

* what and where it was
* who you went with
* how you got there

and how you felt there once you arrived.

Sample task PEG-006

Describe a place in another country where you would like to live.

You should say

* where the place is
* what it is famous for
* what job you would do if you moved there

and explain why you would like to live there.

Sample task PEG-007

Describe a place in your hometown that you like going to.

You should say:

* what the place is and where it is exactly
* how often you go there and who with
* what you do there

and explain why you enjoy going to that place.

Sample task PEG-008_A
Describe a place (eg a city) that you have been to that was polluted.

You should say

*when and where you went
*why you went there
*what the pollution was like (or, what kind of pollution it was)

and explain how you felt about this pollution.

Sample task PEG-008_B
Describe a place (eg a city) that you have been to that was polluted.

You should say

*when and where you went
*why you went there
*what the pollution was like (or, what kind of pollution it was)

and explain what you think the causes of this problem were

Sample task PEG-008_C
Describe a place (eg a city) that you have been to that was polluted.

You should say

*when and where you went
*why you went there
*what the pollution was like (or, what kind of pollution it was)

and explain what could be done to fix this pollution problem.

SPECIFIC (usu a facility or a building)

Sample task PES-001

Describe a school, college or university which you went to.

You should say

* when you went there
* how many people studied there
* how long you spent there

and explain what you liked and disliked about it.

Sample task PES-002

Describe a shop that you often go to.

You should say

* where it is
* what things it sells
* what sort of people are its customers

and explain why you like or dislike the shop

Sample task PES-003

Describe a library that you have been to.

You should say

* what kind of library it is
* what services it provides
* whether there are any fines or charges

and explain why you like or dislike this library

Sample task PES-004 PP43

Describe a river, lake or sea which you like.

You should say

* what the river, lake or sea is called
* where it is
* what the land near it is like

and explain why you like this river, lake or sea.

Sample task PES-005

Describe a place near water that you have visited.

You should say

* where the place is and what it is like
* when and why you went there
* what you did there

and explain why you liked or disliked going there.

Sample task PES-006

Describe a museum or an art gallery that you have visited.

You should say

* where it is
* why you went there and who with
* what you saw there

and explain why you particularly liked or disliked about that visit.

Sample task PES-007

Describe a park that you often go to or used to go to.

You should say

* where the park is
* what you can/could do there
* whether there is anything special about it

and explain why you like(d) or dislike(d) spending time there.

Sample task PES-008

Describe a house you would like to live in.

You should say

* where it would be
* what it would look like on the outside
* what modern conveniences it would have

and explain why you would like to live in such a house.

Sample task PES-009

Describe a house you particularly like.

You should say

* who lives there
* where it is
* what it looks like

and explain why you like this house so much.

Sample task PES-010

Describe a flat / an apartment you would enjoy living in.

You should say

* where it would be
* what it would look like on the inside
* how it would be equipped

and explain why you would like to live in such a flat / an apartment.

Sample task PES-011

Describe a modern building that you have visited or seen.

You should say

*where it is
*what it looks like (design)
*how it is used

and explain why you think this building is interesting.