Common IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample Questions Set 5 of 11

Common IELTS Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 Sample Questions Set 5 of 11


Describe another family that you spend a lot of time with

You should say:

  • who this family is and where they are
  • how you know them
  • what is special about this family

and explain why you like spending time with them / why you like them so much.

Part 3

  1. What qualities in a family keep the members united? Why?
  2. How important is the role of grandparents in a family?
  3. Are youngsters or children in your country have an open attitude with their parents?
  4. Do you think parents should learn about parenting do’s and don’ts?
  5. What are the qualities of a good parent?

 

Describe a song or a poem that you remember

You should say:

  • which song or poem it is
  • when you listened to or read it
  • how you came across this song/ poem

and explain how it makes you feel.

Part 3

  1. Do you think having a good memory is beneficial? Why? / Why not?
  2. What can people do to improve their memory?
  3. How do you feel when you forget about important things?
  4. Do people memorize better when they read or when they write? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think we have a better memory when we are younger or when we get older? Why? / Why not?

 

Describe a field of science that you liked

You should say:

  • what it was
  • when you learned about it
  • how it has helped you

and explain why this area of science interested you.

Part 3

  1. Do you think education and learning have advanced in the past years? Why? / Why not?
  2. How does learning subjects like science help an individual?
  3. Do you think that theoretical study is better than experiment-based learning? Why? / Why not?
  4. What benefits can e-learning provide to individuals?
  5. Do you think it is practical to educate students online rather than classroom study in schools and colleges? Why? / Why not?

 

Describe an activity that you enjoy doing

You should say:

  • what the activity is
  • how you do it
  • when you do it

and explain why you enjoy doing this activity so much.

Part 3

  1. Do you think leisure activities have become more popular among people nowadays than before?
  2. Are people ready to spend money on trying such activities? Why? / Why not?
  3. How often do you think people should indulge in such activities? Why? / Why not?
  4. How are leisure activities in your country different from the rest of the world?
  5. Do you think old and young people like doing the same kind of leisure activities? Why? Why not?

 

Describe a time you noticed bad behaviour from a child/ a group of children in a public place

You should say:

  • where this happened
  • what they did
  • what your reaction was to it

and explain how the incident made you feel.

Part 3

  1. Do you agree that children behaving inappropriately has become more common nowadays? Why? / Why not?
  2. Do you think parents have become softer or stricter these days?
  3. Are punishments necessary to teach children the difference between right and wrong? Why? / Why not?
  4. What happens when parents are tolerant of their kids?
  5. Who influences a child more – parents or peers?

 

Describe a musical event that you attended and disliked

You should say:

  • when the event was
  • where it happened
  • what you disliked there

and explain how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. Do you think youngsters nowadays spend a lot of money to attend musical concerts?
  2. Do you the old and the young prefer the same kind of music? Why? / Why not?
  3. What kind of music do youngsters prefer nowadays? Why? / Why not?
  4. Does listening to music help relax and refresh? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think the availability of so many musical apps have helped people to access different styles of music globally?

 

Describe an old person you like

You should say:

  • who the person is
  • where he or she is
  • how you knew him or her

and explain why you like them.

Part 3

  1. What qualities should caretakers possess who look after old people?
  2. Do you think it is easy to take care of old people?
  3. Is patience important to deal with older people? Why? / Why not?
  4. What kind of support do older people in a family provide to youngsters?
  5. What steps can be taken to improve the emotional health of the old and the aged?

 

Describe a time you took a risk and received a positive outcome

You should say:

  • when it was
  • what risk you took
  • why you took this risk

and explain how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. Why do you think some people take more risks than others?
  2. Why are some people afraid to take any risk?
  3. What do you think are the advantages of taking risks?
  4. Do men and women take different kinds of risks? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think action movies encourage us to take more risks? Why? / Why not?

 

Describe a time you volunteered to do something

You should say:

  • when it was
  • where you were
  • how you did it

and explain why you did it.

Part 3

  1. Do companies engage in volunteering work in your country?
  2. How does it benefit the employees who do the volunteering job?
  3. What are the qualities a volunteer must have?
  4. What are the benefits of sharing work with others?
  5. Have volunteering activities popular among young people in your country?
  6. What are the advantages of including professional employees in volunteering activities?

 

Talk about a polluted place or city you visited

You should say:

  • where this place is
  • when you went there
  • what you saw

and explain why it is so polluted.

Part 3

  1. What steps can an individual take to protect the environment from pollution?
  2. Should school and colleges teach about waste management to students? Why? / Why not?
  3. How has recycling helped to reduce pollution?
  4. Which type of pollution is the most common in your country? Why?
  5. What problems can we face if the pollution levels keep rising?

 

Describe a website that you bought something from

You should say:

  • what the website is
  • how you bought from this website
  • whether you were satisfied with the thing you bought

and explain what you liked or disliked using this website.

Part 3

  1. What kinds of things of people in your country often buy from online shops?
  2. What are the reasons for the popularity of online shopping?
  3. What are the possible disadvantages of buying online?
  4. Why do you think people buy things that they hardly use?
  5. Do you think the benefits of a consumer society is greater than the disadvantages?
  6. Is it possible to avoid the culture of children and consumerism?

 

Describe a time you heard a positive news

You should say:

  • when it was
  • what it was about
  • how you got the news

and explain how you felt when you got the news.

Part 3

  1. How do people in your country get everyday news?
  2. Have news channels and media become more effective in spreading news these days?
  3. Do you think technology has helped us to be updated with events across the globe?
  4. Should students be encouraged to read the news every day? Why? / Why not?
  5. Are news apps commonly used by young people in your country? Why? / Why not?
  6. Do you think printed news is more reliable than e-news? Why? / Why not?
  7. Do you think newspapers would be completely replaced in the future? Why? / Why not?

 

Describe a time you made a journey by public transport

You should say:

  • when you made this journey
  • where you went and who you were with
  • why you made this journey

and explain how you felt.

Part 3

  1. What is the most common mode of transportation in your country? Why?
  2. Do young people like to travel by road for trips in India? Why? / Why not?
  3. What kind of places do you think people prefer to travel to during vacations? Why?
  4. What are the benefits of travelling for a person?
  5. Do you think people travel more these days than in the past? Why?
  6. Are business travels popular among people in your country?

 

Describe a time you were not allowed to use your phone

You should say:

  • what the occasion was
  • where you were
  • why no mobile phone was allowed there

and explain how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. In what kind of places or situations should mobile phones be banned?
  2. How has the use of cell phones impacted our everyday lives?
  3. What do young people use the most on mobile phones these days?
  4. How do you compare life without a phone and now?
  5. Should children be encouraged to use mobiles phones from a young age? Why? / Why not?

 

Describe a job you don’t want to do in future

You should say:

  • what the job is
  • whether you know anyone who does/ did this job
  • what it is that you do not like about it

and explain how different it is from what you know.

Part 3

  1. Do you think some jobs demand more physical work than others? Why? / Why not?
  2. Do you think women can do the same jobs as men can do? Why? / Why not?
  3. What kind of skills are required for a job seeker?
  4. Is a work environment more important or the physical structure of a workplace for an employee? Why? / Why not?
  5. What is more important for employees – job satisfaction or salary?

 

Describe Someone Good At Their Job

You should say:

  • who it is
  • where the person works
  • what they do

and explain why you think they are good.

Part 3

  1. What are the most important skills for a manager at work?
  2. Do you think a person in charge must be lenient or strict?
  3. What are the expectations of a work manager for his employees?
  4. Is it important for an employee to continuously improve his work? How can a manager help improve?
  5. Does the manager need to engage with his team to work effectively?
  6. What benefits are there for people who are competent with tasks at a workplace?

 

Describe a photograph that you like (of yourself or you have clicked)

You should say:

  • who took it or how you clicked it
  • when you took this picture
  • where this was taken

and explain why you like it so much.

Part 3

  1. Is photography a preferred profession in your country?
  2. Do people in your country take a lot of photos?
  3. Do you think digital photography has changed the phase of photography? Why? / Why not?
  4. Why do some people delete images after they have clicked?
  5. How has photography changed in recent years?

 

Describe an interesting book that you read recently

You should say:

  • what it was about
  • when you read it
  • how you came across this book

and explain why you found it useful.

Part 3

  1. Is reading important for individuals? Why? / Why not?
  2. What kind of books are popular in your country? Why?
  3. Do you think reading should be encouraged among children? Why? / Why not?
  4. How can reading habits be encouraged among youngsters?
  5. Do you think e-books would replace paper books in the future? Why? / Why not?

 

Describe a time you had to differ from an opinion you gave

You should say:

  • what the occasion was
  • what the original opinion you gave was
  • why you had to change your opinion

and explain how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. Do you think nowadays people give a lot of opinions? Why? / Why not?
  2. Are children allowed to give opinions on matters, in your country? Why? / Why not?
  3. Most youngsters consider taking opinions and advice from their elders. Why is it so?
  4. Is it common for people to change their opinions once put forward? Why? / Why not?
  5. Do you think opinions and ideas from others can affect your goal? Why? / Why not?

 

Describe an intelligent person you know or you have met

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what they do
  • what makes him/ her so intelligent

and explain how you feel about knowing or meeting this person.

Part 3

  1. What are the benefits of being knowledgeable for a person?
  2. Do you think such people are happier than most others as they are recognized in their area?
  3. Teachers are very helpful despite being so knowledgeable about their subject area? Why?
  4. Is intelligence an important quality for a student? Why? / Why not?
  5. Why are certain children considered smarter or wiser than others?

 

Describe a good decision you took in recent times

You should say:

  • what the occasion was
  • what the decision you made was
  • how it affected you or what the result of this decision was

and explain how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. Who usually takes decisions in families in your country? Why?
  2. Why is decision making skill so important for a person?
  3. Should children be allowed to make decisions regarding their activities?
  4. Is decision making an important skill for managers at work? Why? / Why not?
  5. What consequences do you think can happen if there has been a wrong decision made?

 

Describe a time you learnt or spoke a foreign language (not English)

You should say:

  • which foreign language you learned
  • what you talked about
  • who you were with

and explain how you felt about it.

Part 3

  1. Why do people prefer to learn foreign languages?
  2. Is there a benefit at work or personally for individuals who know a foreign language? Why? / Why not?
  3. Does a foreign language benefit you more in verbal or non-verbal communication? Why? / Why not?
  4. Do you think learning another language other than English has an advantage?
  5. Should children be encouraged to learn foreign languages?

 

Describe a conversation you were bored with

You should say:

  • what the conversation was
  • who you were with
  • when you had this conversation

and explain why you were so bored.

Part 3

  1. What are the usual topics of conversation among people in your country?
  2. Is there a popular culture among youngsters for chats and discussions in your country?
  3. Are face-to-face interactions among people affected due to social media? Why? / Why not?
  4. Has the way people interacted with each other changed in the past few years? Why? / Why not?
  5. What is the disadvantage of people relying on technology or social media over those who still prefer to meet and talk?

 

Describe another family that you like (not your own)

You should say:

  • who this family is and where they are
  • how you know them
  • what is special about this family

and explain why you feel happy knowing them / why you like them so much.

Part 3

  1. What qualities in a family keep the members united? Why?
  2. How important is the role of grandparents in a family?
  3. Are youngsters or children in your country have an open attitude with their parents?
  4. Do you think parents should learn about parenting do’s and don’ts?
  5. What are the qualities of a good parent?