What Are The Common IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Card Topics?

This part of the IELTS Speaking exam tests your ability to talk fluently about a certain topic in an organized and cohesive way, for two minutes. You will be given a cue card, with a topic and questions related to the topic. The examiner will provide you pen and paper and give you one minute to think about the topic and make notes if necessary. Afterwards, you will be expected to talk continuously for about 2 minutes and the examiner will indicate when you can stop talking. The examiner may ask you some questions based on the topic during or after your talk. Many IELTS candidates from Singapore consider this part of the speaking test to be the toughest.

What Part 2 Is All About

The topics will always be about something you have personal experience with. The topics asked about in part 2 are often related to the following:

  • Something about you.
  • Something that has happened to you.
  • Something you have experienced.
  • A place you have visited

Common Part Two Speaking Topics

The following is a list of topics that often appear in part 2 of the speaking test. Remember that your actual topic could be something different, as the topics do change from time to time.

  • art
  • books
  • communication
  • childhood
  • home
  • daily routine
  • exercise
  • family/ friends
  • gifts
  • hobbies
  • internet
  • journeys
  • kindness/ happiness
  • language
  • music
  • news
  • photographs
  • respect
  • sport
  • travel
  • favorite ___

Sample Part 2 Answers Based On Topics

Jonathan has been teaching students to prepare for the IELTS and PTE Exams for more than 10+ years. He's taught English to students in various countries in the world including Singapore, China, Australia, Canada and Colombia.