Recent IELTS Speaking Part 2 Questions 2020

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been asking students who took the IELTS exam in 2020 to send me the questions they were asked.

With all that information, I’ve created a list of the most popular IELTS Speaking Part 2 Questions in 2020 and I share them with you so you can practice at home and be aware of what to expect.

Even though IELTS examiners do not ask the exact same questions to every candidate, some topics are recurrent and you can “predict” and practice what to say beforehand. But remember, do not memorize your answers because examiners can tell when you learn things by heart.

Bear in mind that part 2 and part 3 questions are always thematically related, so you can check IELTS Speaking Part 3: 10 Questions by topic to find out possible follow up questions.

Below, there is a list with the most common IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question in 2020.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #1: Abilities

Describe something you were taught by someone else.

– what it was
– when it was
– how you were taught to do such a thing
and explain why it was helpful for you.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #2: The weather

Describe a day you were supposed to do something but the weather stopped you from doing it. 

– what you had to do
– why you had to do it
– what you ended up doing
and explain how you felt about it.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #3: Goals

Describe one of your goals for the future.

– what it is
– why you want to achieve that goal
– what you have done about it
and explain how you are going to reach that goal.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #4: A gift

Describe a gift you gave someone that took you a long time to decide.

– what it was
– who you gave the gift to
– why it took you so long to decide
and explain how you felt about that gift.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #5: A toy

Describe a toy you had when you were a child.

– what it was
– when and where you got it
– who gave it to you
and explain what you liked most about it.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #6: Colors

Describe a place you visited that had colors.

– why you visited this place
– how these colors were placed
– what was memorable about that place
and explain what effect it had on you.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #7: Sports

Describe a sport you played in a team.

– what kind of sport it is
– who were in the team
– how you played
and explain how you felt being part of a team.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #8: Work

Describe someone who is great at his/her job.

– who this person is
– what this person does
– what qualities make him/her good at his/her job
and explain why you think he/she is great at his/her job.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #9: Animals

Describe a time when you saw an interesting animal.

– what animal was
– when it was
– who was there with you
and explain how you felt about it.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #10: Business

Describe a small business you know.

– what the name of the company is
– what business it is
– how you know about it
and explain why they are successful or not.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Bonus Questions

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #11: Crowded places

Describe a crowded place you have been to.

– where it was
– when you went there
– who you went there with
and explain why you went there and how you felt about it.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #12: An SMS

Talk about an SMS that you received on your mobile.

– who sent it to you
– what it said
– why you still remember it
and explain how you felt when you saw it.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic #13: A place

Describe a place you go to read or write.

– where it is
– who you go there with
– how often you go there
and explain why you choose such a place.