IELTS Speaking : Part 2 Topic Card (2022)

Part 2 tests your ability to talk about a topic, develop your ideas about a topic, and relevant vocabulary and grammar.

  • The examiner will give you a ‘task card’ with written prompts.
  • The examiner will ask you to talk about the topics and include the points that you can cover in your talk. The topic is about a personal experience.
  • You will be given one minute to prepare your talk, and you will be given a pencil and paper to make notes (do not write on the task card)
  • You must talk for one to two minutes about the topic. You can use your notes to help you.
  • Then the examiner will ask you one or two more questions on the same topic.

Topic 1

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a museum

  • How often do you visit the museum?
  • Which type of museum is popular in your country?
  • Why do you want to visit the museum?

Follow-up:

  • What do you think of the importance of museums in history?
  • How do you think of the heritage of a country?
  • Compare the museums nowadays and in the past

Topic 2

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe your favorite photograph

  • Where was the photo taken?
  • Who took the photo?
  • What can be seen from the photo?
  • Explain why it is the favorite photograph for you.

Follow-up:

  • How to take good photo?
  • When do people use camera?
  • How can the new technology put cinema’s skill advanced?

Topic 3

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an area of your country you know and like

  • Where is it?
  • What are its special features?
  • What do you and other people do in this area?
  • Explain why you like it.

Follow-up:

  • What do you think of the historic place in the future?
  • Will the government increase or decrease the safety guard?
  • What are the changes to the local people and economy?
  • What is the impact on the historic place by tourists?

Topic 4

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a party

(Video) IELTS Speaking Part 2: How to start your talk

  • What is the party?
  • Why was the party held?
  • Who attended the party?
  • What did you do for that party?

Follow-up:

  • What’s the difference between serious party and friendly party?
  • Why are some people late for parties intentionally?
  • Why do some people like party while others hate it?
  • What would you do if the guests feel bored?
  • Will there be more and more people to attend parties?

Topic 5

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Talk about a subject you are studying

  • What subject are you studying?
  • What is the subject about?
  • How do you feel about it?
  • Explain why you are interested in it.

Follow-up:

  • Is there any difference between the traditional and modern educational systems?
  • What are the pros and cons of the current educational system in your country?
  • Do you think it is necessary to give comment or criticism to teachers?

Topic 6

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

What is the important invention before the age of computer?

  • What is the invention?
  • Why do you think it is very important?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the invention?

Follow-up:

  • What is the significant impact of modern inventions on life?
  • Which skills do you want to study in the future?
  • Do you think it’s necessary to develop modern invention in the countryside?

Topic 7

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an interesting city you know and like

  • Where is it?
  • How did you go there?
  • What did you do there?
  • Explain why you found it so interesting.

Follow-up:

  • Say something about the tourism development in your country, facility, services and the effect on environment.
  • What is the importance of travel and tourism industry?
  • What do you think the function of tourist guides?

Topic 8

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe your favourite movie

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  • What’s the name of the film?
  • What’s the theme of the film?
  • Why do you like it?

Follow-up:

  • Describe a type pf movie you like.
  • What’s the difference between Chinese and American movies?
  • What do you think of the violent films (Hollywood films)?
  • Why movies need computer techniques? Any example of movie using computer techniques?
  • Which parts of cinema are the most important and how to improve it?

Topic 9

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a newspaper or magazine you enjoy reading

  • Which newspaper or magazine do you read the most regularly?
  • Which parts of it do you like?
  • When and where do you read it?
  • Explain why you enjoy reading it.

Follow-up:

  • What do you think the important qualities for a news reporter?
  • What’s the function of a report to the society?
  • What kinds of books/newspapers/magazines do Chinese adolescents read?
  • With the popularity of Internet, do you think newspapers and magazines will disappear?

Topic 10

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a children’s game (sports not suggested)

  • How is it played?
  • What can you learn from the game?
  • What impact does it bring on your growth?

Follow-up:

  • What do you think of the benefits of children’s games?
  • Nowadays children have less and less time for game, what do you think about it?
  • What do you think the difference between games nowadays and in the past?
  • What’s the negative aspect of games?

Topic 11

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a special occasion in your life

  • Where did it take place?
  • When did it take place?
  • Who was there?
  • Explain your feelings on this occasion.

Follow-up:

  • Tell me how you organize your study time.
  • What do you think is important in achieving happiness?
  • How do Chinese celebrate some happy events?
  • What do the camera and video play in celebrating?

Topic 12

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe something you own which is very important to you

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  • Who gave it to you?
  • What is it?
  • What does it mean to you?

Follow-up:

  • What are the changes of city between now and past?
  • Does money represent happiness and why?
  • How do you regard as the things people want to earn?

Topic 13

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe one of your neighbours

  • When did you become neighbours?
  • Do you often meet?
  • State whether your neighbour is a good one.

Follow-up:

  • What is the difference between neighbours and friends?
  • Why do people like to watch TV serials in their houses?
  • How do you think of the relationship in the city?
  • How to improve the neighbourhood?

Topic 14

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe one of the shopping centers you often go to

  • Where is the shopping center?
  • How often do you go to the center?
  • Why do you often go to it and its characteristics?

Follow-up:

  • Will smaller shops survive in the current business system?
  • What are the characteristics of shopping malls and smaller shops and their difference?
  • What is the trend of future shopping centers?
  • Talk about online shopping.

Topic 15

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe your favourite animal

  • What kind of animal is it?
  • Describe it briefly.
  • Why do you like the animal?

Follow-up:

  • What do you need to do to take care of it?
  • What’s the future trend of the animal?
  • How do you think of the poaching of some precious animals such as pandas?

Topic 16

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe a historical place

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  • What is the place?
  • Where is it located?
  • What is the historical meaning of the place?

Follow-up:

  • What do you think of the future trend of historic places?
  • Will government strengthen its protection toward historic places?
  • What are the changes brought about by the historic place in local economy, people, etc?
  • What is the effect of tourists on the place?

Topic 17

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Advertisement

  • What are the forms of advertisement?
  • What are the functions of advertisement?
  • What is the effect of advertisement to people?

Follow-up:

  • Do you feel bored and disgusted about advertisement?
  • What do you think are the criteria of assessing a good piece of advertisement?
  • What will happen if unauthoritative advertisements prevail in the market?

Topic 18

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe an important letter

  • When did you receive the letter?
  • From whom did you receive the letter?
  • Explain the reasons why it is important.

Follow-up:

  • What is the significance of handwriting?
  • Does your country have handwriting lesson now?
  • Compare the handwriting now and past.
  • With the popularity of computers and Internet, will people lose their ability to write letters?

Topic 19

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe the best present you have received

  • Who sent it to you?
  • When did you receive it?
  • Detailed information about the present.

Follow-up:

  • Do you think that present giving will play an important role in Chinese daily life? Why?
  • Do you think that the brand name is very important for sales?
  • In terms of the media, which do you think will play a main role in present giving, television, newspaper or Internet?

Topic 20

Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.

Describe your holidays

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  • Where do you go for the holidays and how long do them last?
  • Who do you go with?
  • Talk about any interesting things happening during your holidays.

Follow-up:

  • What do the Chinese people mostly do in their leisure time?
  • What's the difference between holidays today and 5 years ago and the reasons for the change?
  • Do you think people will spend more time on leisure or working in the future?

FAQs

Is it OK to go off topic in IELTS speaking? ›

This will not hurt your score necessarily. In fact, the only way that going off-topic will hurt you, according to the IELTS scoring rubric, is if you begin by talking about something completely unrelated, such as describing your favorite book when you were asked to talk about a competition.

Can you go off topic in IELTS speaking part 2? ›

Yes, you can. It is recommended that you add information to expend your talk. You will not get a lower score if you go off the topic by adding extra information that is not on your card.

How long should your answers be in IELTS speaking part 2? ›

It is good to provide an answer that carries at least 2 or 3 small sentences. Of course, if your answer is too long, the interviewer will stop you and may move on to the next question. Want to prepare for the IELTS?

How can I answer IELTS speaking part 2? ›

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Strategy
  1. Make notes under the headings 'introduction', 'past', 'description', 'opinion' and 'future'.
  2. Use the correct tenses and vocabulary.
  3. Talk about what you're comfortable with – you don't have to cover everything on the card.
  4. Be confident! ...
  5. Practise this structure at home.
3 Mar 2015

Is eye contact important in IELTS speaking? ›

Your speaking is judged on your command of the language and not your physical gestures, postures and eye contact you do during your interview. So, there is no need to worry and you can talk looking wherever you feel good and comfortable. I repeat eye contact will NOT influence your IELTS band score at all.

What is the lowest score in IELTS speaking? ›

The lowest score in IELTS speaking is considered to be IELTS band score 1. However, each university abroad has their own IELTS eligibility score for candidates appearing for the IELTS test.

What if I answer wrong in IELTS speaking? ›

You won't lose points if you verbalize your mistake and correct yourself. However, you will lose points of you never admit that you misheard, and let the examiner think you just didn't understand the vocabulary in the question. Are there any IELTS situations that you're unsure how to handle?

What happens if I don't speak for 2 minutes in IELTS? ›

Speaking for a full 2 minutes will enable your examiner to collect evidence on not only your Fluency and Coherence, but also the other criteria as well. If you speak for shorter than a minute, you will not have provided adequate evidence for your assessor to give you a fair score on your performance.

How can I master IELTS speaking part 2? ›

Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 2
  1. Make notes before you talk. The examiner will give you one minute to prepare your talk. ...
  2. Memorise a good opener. ...
  3. Paraphrase the topic. ...
  4. Keep talking. ...
  5. Don't speak too quickly. ...
  6. Decide what to talk about quickly (Lie if you need to!) ...
  7. Ask for clarification.

Which is the toughest part in IELTS? ›

According to several surveys on IELTS modules, the Writing module is the toughest among the four. The writing is considered as the most difficult module of any exam.

Can we change cue card in IELTS? ›

No, it is not possible for an individual to ask the examiner to change the topic for the cue card while they have appeared for the speaking part of the examination. One has to prepare himself/herself for all the possible questions that the examiner could ask them, while in the test.

How do you make a 1 minute cue card? ›

You will be given 1 minute to prepare your notes and then the examiner will ask you to talk for 1-2 minutes.
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IELTS Speaking Test Part-2 (IELTS Cue Card/Task Card) Pattern.
Main HeadsIELTS Cue Card Topics
StudyYour field of study, Course you would like to pursue
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How can I improve my cue card speaking? ›

Prep Up Before The Exam:
  1. Speak about anything at a stretch for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Record your talk.
  3. Talk in front of the mirror.
  4. Try adding some vocabulary, idioms, colloquial expressions to make it sound interesting.
  5. Refer recent speaking tests and cue cards.
  6. Make use of good vocabulary that goes along with any topic.
25 Feb 2022

Can we speak more than 2 minutes in IELTS speaking? ›

The fact is that the examiner will not allow you to speak beyond 2 minutes. The Speaking Exam is strictly timed by the examiner. Thus, you have exactly one minute to brainstorm, and exactly two minutes to talk in Part 2.

Is it OK to use hand gestures in ielts speaking? ›

Using hand gestures: There is nothing wrong with using hand gestures while speaking. However, you must not use hand gestures instead of speaking! The same goes for nodding and shaking your head.

Can you look at your notes in ielts speaking? ›

No, it doesn't. You will not get a lower score if you look at your notes a lot. Of course, it is good to have eye contact with the examiner because it shows confidence. But it won't affect your score.

What should be avoided in ielts speaking test? ›

By Chris Pell
  • Should you use big words in the IELTS speaking test? ...
  • Don't memorise answers.
  • Don't worry about the examiner's opinion.
  • Don't insert lots of 'big' words.
  • Don't show off your grammar.
  • Don't say nothing.
  • Don't prioritise grammar over fluency.
  • Don't worry about your accent.
27 Apr 2015

Is it easy to get 6.5 in speaking? ›

Unfortunately there is no magic trick to achieve this quickly. It will take a lot of practice. For example, regarding writing, someone who is getting a 4.5 / 5 is likely making a lot of grammar errors, whereas someone getting up to 6.5 will be making possibly only a few.

Which country is a 4.5 IELTS score eligible for? ›

A minimum of 4.5 bands in IELTS can help you to get admission or else you may choose Elicos in Australia. You can also try for the colleges in Singapore.

How do IELTS examiners mark speaking? ›

In your speaking test, the examiner will be marking you on four things– fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, and pronunciation. In each of those areas, you'll get a Band Score from 1– the lowest– to 9– the highest.

Can I say yeah in IELTS Speaking? ›

yes . as long as ielts speaking is not formal you can say those words! As it is an English test so it is Okay to use that words as well as these are also the informal forms of words, so yes…… we can. I think it's ok, no problem at all.

Do IELTS Speaking questions repeat? ›

Asking Questions in Speaking Part 1

You can ask the examiner to repeat the question in IELTS speaking part 1 (Could you repeat that, please?) but that's all. You can't ask other questions. The examiner is limited to asking questions only in speaking part 1 and can't help you or explain.

What are IELTS examiners looking for? ›

Grammatical range and accuracy: how well you use English grammar, the variety of grammatical structures you use and how you use grammar to aid understanding. Pronunciation: how easy it is for the examiner to understand what you are saying.

Which topic is best for 2 minutes speech? ›

2-Minute Speech Topics
  • Importance of Kindness.
  • Is there Value in Homework?
  • Things I learned in Lockdown.
  • How can food be recycled?
  • Should Art be a part of the school curriculum?
  • Should schools teach sign languages?
  • Women make better presidents/prime ministers.
  • Why books are better than their movies?

What if you fumble in IELTS speaking? ›

Do present yourself as a 'Spontaneous Speaker' with no fumbling before the examiner. In spite of being a fluent speaker, due to lack of 'mock test practice, often candidates are seen to fumble during the test. But, fumbling during the Test is counted as a highly negative point for a candidate.

How do you ask examiner to repeat questions in IELTS speaking? ›

Can I Ask Speaking Examiner To Repeat Questions In Ielts - YouTube

How do you start a cue card? ›

IELTS Speaking Part 2: How to start your talk - YouTube

What is bullet point in IELTS? ›

You will always be given a general topic at the start of the test and then 'You should say:' followed by 3-4 bullet points. The rule is that you must talk about the general topic at the top of the card, but you don't have to talk about all of the bullet points. Note that it says 'You should say' not 'You must say'.

How do I start a speaking part 2? ›

It's important to start every speaking task two with a basic paraphrased introduction of what you're going to talk about. One of the best ways to begin a speaking task part 2 is to say: “I'm going to talk about + (paraphrased questions).

In which month IELTS exam is easy? ›

So, there is no definitive answer to which month would be the easiest. However, it is advisable that candidates retake the exam only after a few months, with thorough preparation to score better.

Which part of IELTS is easiest? ›

The easiest part of IELTS is listening and speaking. As far as a good IELTS score is concerned, you must score 7 or higher. It will showcase your full-fledged command of the English language.

Which month is best for IELTS exam? ›

However, it is impossible to identify which the changes in particular topics. The good thing is, you have the chance to learn 99% of the IELTS topics if you schedule your test in April, August, ad December. Yes, you will have enough time to prepare for the big battle.

What month do cue cards change? ›

Cue Cards usually get replaced after every 4 months.

How is your country changing IELTS? ›

there are ample things I need to change.” first of all, I need to change the culture of my homeland; second, I want to change the education system of my country because so many students like to move to another country, due to lack of education systems not in favour of students, apart from that, the management of my ...

What do you change IELTS? ›

Transfer/Rescheduling of IELTS Test Online:

You can reschedule your IELTS test only if the test date is at least 15 days from the date on which you are applying for transfer. For 34 days and above, you can reschedule without stating any reason.

How can I master IELTS speaking? ›

By Chris Pell
  1. Is it OK to correct yourself in the IELTS speaking test? ...
  2. Do warm up. ...
  3. Do practise at home. ...
  4. Do ask the examiner. ...
  5. Do extend your answers. ...
  6. Do master functional language. ...
  7. Do use natural spoken English. ...
  8. Do consider grammar vs fluency.
21 Apr 2015

What is Q card in IELTS? ›

Misconception: Some people tend to think it is a "q" card. But it is not the alphabet "q" but the word "Cue" Clarification: In the Speaking part 2, you will be given a topic to speak on. The topic given to you is called a cue. So you may call it a cue test too.

Which connectors are used in speaking? ›

Speak Fluent English Thanks to Conversational Connectors: The Complete List
  • When you start learning a language, you begin by creating short phrases, for example “I like coffee”. ...
  • What can connectors do?
  • ADDITION – and, plus, furthermore, moreover, in addition, also, as well as.
  • TIME – when, while, as, as soon as.

How can I get 9 in IELTS speaking? ›

Here are his points in a list with some extra tips for IELTS Speaking:
  1. don't be shy.
  2. enjoy the chat with the examiner.
  3. your ideas are not important – your knowledge is not being tested.
  4. say your ideas with confidence and showcase your language skills.
  5. simple ideas explained using excellent English can get you band score 9.

Is IELTS difficult? ›

The world's leading test of English language proficiency, IELTS is not difficult in itself. In less than 3 hours, it assesses your abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking.

How do I start speaking topics? ›

If you're just speaking for 5 minutes or less, introduce your topic with a concise, attention-grabbing summary statement. If you'd like, you can make a joke to break the ice first, but make it quick and ensure it is relevant to the topic.

Is there any dress code for IELTS Speaking? ›

In other words, there is NO dress code for the IELTS Speaking test. When you feel comfortable during your test, you will focus on showing the examiner your English skills. You don't need to wear a full suit and tie to your IELTS Speaking test unless you feel comfortable and confident when you wear it.

Why is IELTS Speaking recorded? ›

The primary reason for recording is to assess the examiner on whether he/she graded the test correctly. Second, it is used when you apply for revaluation. Thirdly, it is for quality improvement. Assess the examiner – Recording in IELTS speaking is done to keep an eye on the performance of the examiners.

How can I get 8.5 in IELTS? ›

In order to get an 8 band score in listening and reading you need to get 89% of the marks. Since IELTS reading and listening have 40 questions each, in order to get band 8 you have to at least answer 36 questions of each.

Is it okay to pause in IELTS Speaking? ›

Did you notice that it was easier to listen to the second idea? This is because the speaker used chunking and pausing. Doing this across the three parts of your IELTS speaking test will make it easier for the examiner to understand and follow your ideas, and it will have a positive effect on your pronunciation score.

Will you get prompt on the cue card? ›

No. There are no questions on your cue card. There are only prompts which are suggestions that will help you give a full talk. It is your choice to use them or not.

How much is a band of cue card? ›

IELTS Speaking Marking Credits for Each Criteria
Fluency and Coherence6
Pronunciation7
Lexical Resource7
Grammatical range and accuracy8
Total IELTS Speaking Score7

What happens if I write off topic in IELTS Writing Task 2? ›

It's 100% guaranteed. However, if you go completely off-topic, then you will also lose considerable points in your Vocabulary score, as none of your vocabulary is about the task. So, take an extra minute to read the question and underline key words in it.

What if I answer wrong in IELTS speaking? ›

You won't lose points if you verbalize your mistake and correct yourself. However, you will lose points of you never admit that you misheard, and let the examiner think you just didn't understand the vocabulary in the question. Are there any IELTS situations that you're unsure how to handle?

Can we use hand gestures in IELTS speaking? ›

Using hand gestures: There is nothing wrong with using hand gestures while speaking. However, you must not use hand gestures instead of speaking! The same goes for nodding and shaking your head.

Why is IELTS speaking recorded? ›

The primary reason for recording is to assess the examiner on whether he/she graded the test correctly. Second, it is used when you apply for revaluation. Thirdly, it is for quality improvement. Assess the examiner – Recording in IELTS speaking is done to keep an eye on the performance of the examiners.

Can I retake IELTS speaking only? ›

No matter what you've scored in the other 3 sections, if you felt your score is less in the IELTS speaking section alone and planned to appear again, you need to retake the IELTS exam (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) completely, not one.

What happens if I dont write 150 words in IELTS? ›

There used to be a fixed penalty in IELTS writing if you wrote under the word count which is 150 words for writing task 1 and 250 words for writing task 2. You would automatically get only band 5 in Task Response which counts for 25% of your marks.

Do IELTS examiners count words? ›

No, Examiners do not count the number of words on IELTS essays. This is something that has changed. In the past, IELTS essays were required to have a minimum number of words. The scoring system no longer contains anything about number of words.

How can I predict my IELTS Speaking score? ›

Some examples:
  1. Reading 6.5 + Writing 5 + Speaking 7 + Listening 6.5 = 25. Divide 25 by 4 = 6.25. Ends in .25 so round up to the next half band. ...
  2. Reading 6.5 + Writing 5.5 + Speaking 6.0 + Listening 6.5 = 24.5. Divide 24.5 by 4 = 6.125. ...
  3. Reading 3.5 + Writing 4.0 + Speaking 4.0 + Listening 4.0 = 19.5. Divide 19.5 by 4 = 3.875.

How do IELTS examiners mark speaking? ›

In your speaking test, the examiner will be marking you on four things– fluency and coherence, lexical resource, grammatical range and accuracy, and pronunciation. In each of those areas, you'll get a Band Score from 1– the lowest– to 9– the highest.

Can I say yeah in IELTS speaking? ›

yes . as long as ielts speaking is not formal you can say those words! As it is an English test so it is Okay to use that words as well as these are also the informal forms of words, so yes…… we can. I think it's ok, no problem at all.

Can I use idioms in IELTS speaking? ›

Should I use them in the writing or speaking test? Idioms are used informally most of the time and should therefore not be used in the IELTS writing test. Spoken English is normally much less formal than academic written English, so it is fine to use them in the speaking test.

What words not to use in IELTS speaking? ›

Never use cliched phrases like “I love traveling” or “I hate swimming” during your IELTS Speaking exam. In fact, you can avoid such common things in your IELTS Writing, as well.

What should be avoided during IELTS speaking? ›

By Chris Pell
  • Should you use big words in the IELTS speaking test? ...
  • Don't memorise answers.
  • Don't worry about the examiner's opinion.
  • Don't insert lots of 'big' words.
  • Don't show off your grammar.
  • Don't say nothing.
  • Don't prioritise grammar over fluency.
  • Don't worry about your accent.
27 Apr 2015

How can I get 8.5 in IELTS Speaking? ›

20 tips you must follow to score 8.5 in IELTS
  1. Keep listening until the recording stops, looking only at the questions that relate to the part being played.
  2. Answer Listening questions in the order they appear on the Question Paper.
  3. Remember that they normally follow the order of the information in the recording.
14 Sept 2022

What happens if I don't speak for 2 minutes in IELTS? ›

Speaking for a full 2 minutes will enable your examiner to collect evidence on not only your Fluency and Coherence, but also the other criteria as well. If you speak for shorter than a minute, you will not have provided adequate evidence for your assessor to give you a fair score on your performance.

Is it easy to get 6.5 in IELTS Speaking? ›

Scoring 5.5 or 6 may seem possible from 4.5 or 5 with a little more practice and preparation; however, reaching 6.5 is a little difficult but not impossible. It will require substantial practice on your part.

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