101 IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about sports and hobbies

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IELTS Speaking Part Two topic cards about Sports, hobbies and free time 

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Activity- see also “Favourite” and “Future” 

 

Describe an activity you like doing.   

You should say: 

- Where you do it 

- Who you do it with 

- Why you enjoy it 

And say what kind of people you would recommend that activity to, and why 

 

Apartment- see “Home/ house” 

 

Board game- see “Game” 

 

Book- see also “Favourite”   

 

Talk about a book you have read in the last year 

You should say: 

- Why you decided to read that book 

- How long you it took you to finish it 

- What genre of book it was 

And say if you would like to read something else by the same author or not, and 

why 

 

Talk about a book you have never read but would like to in the future.   

You should mention: 

- Why you would like to read it 

- Why you have never read it before 

- What you think it will be like 

And say how you think it will compare to other books you have read 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Talk about a book that impressed you. You should say: 

- What it was about 

- Why it impressed you 

- If any other books have impressed you the same way 

And say what kind of person you would recommend that book to, and why 

 

Talk about a book you have at home.   

You should mention: 

- What it looks like 

- What the topic of the book is 

- Where you got the book from 

And say how it compares to other books you have read or know about 

 

Brother or sister 

 

Talk about a hobby that a brother or sister, or other relative, likes. 

You should mention: 

- Where and when they do that hobby 

- How long they have been doing it 

- If you have ever done it with them 

And say if you think that is a good hobby or not, and why. 

 

Cards/ card games- see “Game” 

 

Child- see also “Game” and “Sports” 

 

Talk about a hobby you were interested in when you were a child: 

You should say: 

- How you first became interested in it 

- How long you did it for 

- Why you enjoyed it 

And say if you became more or less interested in that hobby as you got older, 

and why 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Cinema- see “Film” 

 

Computer- see also “Game” 

 

Talk about something you can do on a computer that you think is enjoyable.   

You should mention: 

- What equipment or software you need to do that 

- What you need to do to do it 

- What kind of people it is popular with 

And say if you would like to spend more time doing that or not, and why 

 

Collect/ collection 

 

Talk about something you or someone you know collects.   

You should say: 

- How many pieces there is in the collection 

- How the collection is stored 

- How quickly the collection is growing 

And say what kind of person would enjoy collecting that thing, and why 

 

Compare- see “Book”, “Days off”, “Holidays” 

 

Comic- see “Favourite”   

 

Cook 

 

Talk about a dish you know how to cook. You should describe: 

- What the ingredients are 

- How it is cooked 

- Other preparation you have to do 

And say if you think this is an easy dish to cook or not, and why 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Days off 

 

Describe a place where you often go on your days off 

You should say: 

- Where it is 

- Who you go with 

- Why you go there 

And say how it compares to other places where you could spend your free time 

 

Talk about what you are going to do or will probably do on your next day off. 

You should include in your answer: 

- Where you will go 

- Who you will meet 

- How long you will spend at each place 

And say if you think you will enjoy that day or not, and why 

 

Dish- see “Cook” 

 

 

Eat- see “Favourite” 

 

Evening 

 

Describe something you often do in the evening. 

You should say: 

- When you usually do it 

- Where you usually do it 

- Who you usually do it with 

And say if you enjoy doing it or not, and why 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Describe something you like doing in the evening. 

You should say: 

- How it makes you feel 

- How often you do it 

- How long you spend doing it 

And say if you think most people would enjoy doing the same thing or not, and 

why 

 

Exciting/ excited 

 

Describe something you think is exciting. 

You should say: 

- Why it makes you excited 

- If it is always exciting 

- What other feelings that thing can give people 

And say how it compares to other things that people usually find exciting 

 

Talk about something that makes you excited. 

You should include: 

- How often you do that thing 

- Where you do it 

- Who you do it with 

And say if other people who do the same thing feel exactly the same way or not, 

and why 

 

Exercise 

 

Give a presentation about something you think is a good way of doing exercise. 

You should include in your answer: 

- What equipment is needed 

- Where people usually do this form of exercise 

- What they usually wear 

And say if you think this form of exercise is getting more or less popular, and 

why 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Talk about a form of exercise you used to do but no longer do now. 

You should say: 

- Where you used to do it 

- Who you used to do it with 

-Why you stopped 

And say if you would like to restart that sport or not, and why 

 

 

Family 

 

Talk about something you often do or used to do in your free time with your 

family. 

You should say: 

- Why you often did that 

- Who suggested doing it 

- Who enjoyed it most 

And say if you would like to do the same thing with your own children or not, and 

why 

 

Talk about a hobby someone in your family has. You should say: 

- Whose hobby it is 

- Where and when they do it 

- Why they enjoy it 

And say if you would enjoy doing the same thing or not, and why 

 

Favourite 

 

Describe your favourite film. 

You should say: 

- What the film is about 

- Who the main characters are 

- What the ending is 

And explain why it is your favourite film. 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Describe your favourite place to eat out.   

You should include in your answer: 

- Where it is 

- What kind of food is served 

- What the décor is like 

And say what kind of people you think would enjoy that restaurant, and why 

 

Describe your favourite song or piece of music. 

You should say: 

- What kind of music it is 

- Where you usually listen to it 

- Why you like it 

And say what kind of mood this music puts you in, and why 

 

Give a short presentation about your favourite place to spend your free time. 

Points to include: 

- Where it is 

- How to get there from the place you live 

- What you do there 

And say how you would improve that place if you could 

 

Speak for one or two minutes about your favourite book 

You should include in your presentation: 

- What the story is about 

- Who the main characters are 

- How the story ends 

And say if you think your friends would enjoy this book or not, and why 

 

Give a one or two minute presentation about your favourite sport. 

You should say: 

- What equipment is used 

- Where it is usually played 

- How it is played 

And say if you think it is an easy sport to understand or not, and why 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Speak about your favourite magazine, newspaper or comic. 

You should include in your answer: 

- Where you usually buy it 

- What parts of it you most enjoy reading 

- Where you usually read it 

And say how it compares to other things you read 

 

Talk about your favourite news source. You should say: 

- How often you use this news source 

- Why you use this source 

- What other sources you use 

And say how you would change that news source if you could. 

 

Describe your favourite free time activity. You should mention: 

- Where you do it 

- Who you do it with 

- Why you enjoy it 

And say if you think your favourite free time activities will change as you get 

older or not, and why 

 

Film- see also “Favourite”, “Impressed” 

 

Describe a film you have seen which you remember well. 

You should say: 

What sort of film it is 

When and where you saw it 

What your favourite part of the film was 

And explain why you remember it well 

 

Describe a film you have never seen but would like to see. 

You should mention: 

- What kind of film it is 

- What it is about 

- Where the story is set 

And explain why you would like to see that film 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

 

Give a short presentation about a film you have seen recently at the cinema, on 

TV, or on video or DVD. 

You should include in your answer: 

- Where and when you saw it 

- Who you saw it with 

- What you thought about it 

And say if you would recommend that film or not, and why 

 

 

Food- see “Favourite” and “Cook” 

 

 

Free 

 

Speak about something that is free or cheap you like doing in your free time. 

You should say: 

- How often you do it 

- When you first started doing this 

- Why you do it 

And say if you think this thing is as enjoyable as things you do which are more 

expensive or not, and why 

 

 

Free time- see most of the sections above and below 

 

 

Future- see also “Holidays”, “Days off”, “Would like” 

 

Talk about a book you have never read but would like to read in the future.   

You should mention: 

- If it is well known or not 

- Why you would like to read that book 

- Why you have never read it before 

And say how you think it will compare to other books you have already read 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Talk about a new sport or hobby you would like to take up 

You should say: 

- Why you are interested in that thing 

- If it is an easy or hard thing to start 

- What the best way to start doing it is 

And say if you think you will start doing it soon or not, and why 

 

Talk about a sport that interests you but you have never tried. 

You should say: 

- Where it is usually played 

- What kinds of people usually play it 

- Why it interests you 

And say if you think you will ever do this sport or not, and why 

 

Talk about a musical instrument you would like to be able to play but have never 

tried.  

You should say: 

- What the instrument looks like 

- What it sounds like 

- What kinds of people it is popular with 

And say if you think you will ever try to play that instrument or not, and why 

 

Give a short presentation about a movie that you have never seen but would like 

to see. You should say: 

- What kind of movie it is 

- How famous it is 

- Why you want to see it 

And say if you think you will see that movie in the near future or not, and why 

 

Describe a free time activity you like doing.   

You should say: 

- Where you do it 

- Who you do it with 

- Why you enjoy it 

And say if you think the things you do in your free time will change as you get 

older or not, and why 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

 

Game 

 

Talk about a board game, card game or computer game you have played. You 

should include: 

- What kind of game it is 

- How many people can play 

- How the winner is decided 

And say if you think your whole family would enjoy playing that game together or 

not, and why 

 

Talk about a game you used to play when you were a child. You should say: 

- How often you used to play it 

- Who you used to play it with 

- How you used to feel when you played it 

And say if you think children nowadays would enjoy that game or not, and why 

 

Health/ healthy 

 

Speak about something you or someone you know does that is a good thing to 

do for your health. You should talk about: 

- How it is good for your health 

- If there are any possible negative effects 

- How popular this thing is 

And say if you think this thing will become more or less popular in the future, or 

why 

 

Speak about something you would like to do to improve your health. 

You should mention: 

- Why it is healthy 

- Why you want to do it 

- How popular that thing is 

And then say if you think you will do that soon or not, and why 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Hobby- see also most of the sections above and below 

 

Talk about a hobby you had when you were a child: 

You should say: 

- How you first became interested in it 

- How long you did it or have been doing it for 

- Why you enjoyed doing it 

And say if you have become more or less interested in that hobby since you 

were a child, and why 

 

Speak about your main hobby. You should say: 

- How often you do it 

- How long you spend doing it 

- Why you enjoy it 

And say why you do that more than your other hobbies 

 

 

Holidays 

 

Talk about something you often do during longer holidays such as the summer 

holiday or Christmas/ New Year holiday. 

You should say: 

- How long it takes 

- Where you do it 

- Who you do it with 

And say why you do that when you are on holiday rather than on your days off 

 

Talk about something you do when you are away on holiday.   

You should say: 

- Why you do it 

- How often you do it 

- Where you have done it 

And say whether you think you will have more or less time you do that in the 

future, and why 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Talk about your last long holiday. You should include: 

- Where you went 

- Who you spent most of your time with 

- How much you spent 

And say if you think you will do the same thing in your next holiday or not, and 

why 

 

Talk about what you are going to do or might do in your next long holiday. You 

should say: 

- Where you will go 

- What you will do 

- Who you will spend your time with 

And say how you think that holiday will compare to other holidays you have had.

 

Home/ house 

 

Talk about a place in your home where you often spend your free time. You 

should say: 

- What that place is like 

- Where exactly it is 

- Why you spend time in that place 

And say what you would change about that place if you could, and why 

 

Talk about something you like doing at home. You should say: 

- Why you do it at home 

- Where exactly you usually do it 

- How much time you spend doing it every week 

And say whether you enjoy spending time at home more than going out or not, 

and why 

 

Talk about something in your home that you often use in your free time. You 

should include: 

- What it looks like 

- Where you usually keep it 

- How you use it 

And say if you would like to replace that thing or not, and why 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

 

Impression/ impressed 

 

Talk about a book that had an impression on you. You should say: 

- What the topic of the book was 

- Why it impressed you 

- If any other books have impressed you the same way 

And say if you would like to read the same book again or not, and why 

 

Talk about a film that impressed you. You should include: 

- What the story was 

- Who was in it 

- Which part impressed you most 

And say if you think you would enjoy the film as much if you saw it again or not, 

and why 

 

Indoors 

 

Talk about something that you enjoy doing indoors. You should say: 

- Where you usually do it 

- What equipment is needed 

- Why it is better to do this thing indoors 

And say if you prefer spending your free time indoors or outdoors or not, and 

why 

 

Ingredients- see “Cook” 

 

Instrument 

 

Talk about an instrument you would like to be able to play.    You should say: 

- What the instrument looks like 

- What it sounds like 

- What kinds of people it is popular with 

And say if you think you will ever try to play that instrument or not, and why 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Item 

 

Describe an item you often use in your free time. You should mention: 

- What it looks like 

- How it is used 

- Where you keep it when you are not using it 

And say how you would improve that item if you could, and why 

 

Magazine- See “favourite” 

 

Movie- see also “Film” 

Give a short presentation about a movie that you would like to see. You should 

say: 

- What kind it is 

- Why you want to see it 

- How it is different to other movies 

And say if you think you will see that movie in the near future or not, and why 

 

Music- see also “Favourite”, “Instrument” 

Talk about a musical instrument you would like to be able to play but have never 

tried. You should describe: 

- Its appearance 

- Its sound 

- The kinds of people it is popular with 

And say if you think you will ever try to play that instrument or not, and why 

 

News- see also “Favourite” 

Talk about a news source you like to use. You should say: 

- How often you find out the news this way 

- Why you use this source 

- What other sources you use 

And say how you would improve that news source if you could. 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Newspaper- see “Favourite” 

 

Often- see also “Family” 

Describe a TV programme that you often watch. You should say: 

-What kind of programme it is 

- Why you watch it 

- When and why you first started watching it 

And say if you think that programme is better than other TV programmes that are 

on at the same time or not, and why 

 

 

Describe something you often do when you are not working or studying 

You should mention: 

- When and where you do it 

- Who you usually do it with 

- What things you need in order to do it 

And say if you think you will do it more or less often in the future, and why 

 

Outdoors 

Give a one or two minute presentation about something you like doing outdoors. 

You should say: 

- Where you usually do it 

- How you get there 

- What things you need to do it 

And say why you do that thing outdoors rather than indoors 

 

Past- see “Film”, “Child”, “Recently”, “Holidays” 

 

Phrasal verbs 

Talk about a new sport or hobby you would like to take up. You should say: 

- Why you are interested in that thing 

- If it is an easy or hard thing to start 

- What the best way to start doing it is 

And say if you think you will start doing it soon or not, and why 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Place- see also “Favourite”, “Home/ house” 

 

Describe a place you go when you are not working or studying. You should say: 

- Where it is 

- How you get there from where you live 

- What you do there 

And say how it compares to other places in your local area 

 

Plans- see “Future” 

 

Present Perfect- see also “Recently” 

 

Talk about something you have read recently:. You should say: 

- What it was about 

- How and why you got it 

- How long it took you to finish it   

And say if you would like to read something similar or not in the near future, and 

why 

 

Present Simple- see “Often” 

 

Read- see “Book”, “News”, “Present Perfect” and “Favourite” 

 

Recently- see also “Film” and “Past” 

 

Talk about something you have done in your free time recently. You should say:

- How and why you did it 

- How long it took you to do it 

- What kind of book it is 

And say if you would like to read something else similar or not, and why 

 

Recommend- see “Film” 

 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Relax/ relaxing 

 

Talk about something you often do to relax. . You should mention: 

- Where you do it 

- How often you do it 

- Why it relaxes you 

And say whether you think everyone would find that thing relaxing or not, and 

why 

 

Room- see “Home/ house” 

 

 

Seasons- see “Summer” and “Winter” 

 

Simple Past 

 

Talk about a hobby you had when you were younger: 

You should say: 

- When you did it 

- How long you did it 

- Why you enjoyed it 

And say if you have become more or less interested in that hobby since you 

were a child, and why 

 

Sport- see also “Favourite”   

 

Talk about a sport you are interested in 

You should say: 

- How you first became interested in it 

- Why you like it 

- What equipment and skills are needed to play it 

And say if you think it is an easy sport to learn or not, and why 

 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Thing- see “Item”, “Home/ house” 

 

TV 

 

Describe a TV programme that you watch or know about. You should say: 

- When it is on and which channel it is on 

- What kind of programme it is 

- What kind of people watch it 

And say if you think that programme is or could be popular in other countries or 

not, and why 

 

Describe a TV programme that you often watch. You should say: 

-What kind of programme it is 

- Why you watch it 

- When and why you first started watching it 

And say if you think that programme is better than other TV programmes that are 

on at the same time or not, and why 

 

 

Typical 

 

Describe a typical day when you are not working or studying. You should say: 

- Where you go   

- What you do 

- Who you spend your time with 

And say how those days vary 

 

Used to- see also “Child”, “Family” 

 

Talk about something you used to do in your free time but no longer do. 

You should say: 

- When you first and last did it 

- Were you used to do it 

- Why you stopped doing it 

And say whether you would like to start doing it again or not, and why 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Vacation- see “Holidays” 

 

Weather- see also “Winter” and “Summer” 

 

Talk about something you like doing when the weather is cold or cooler. You 

should say: 

- Where you do it 

- How often you do it 

- What clothes or equipment you need 

And say if you prefer hot or cold weather, and why 

 

Talk about something you like to do when the weather is hot or warmer than 

usual. You should include in your answer: 

- Where you do it 

- Why you do it when the weather is hot 

- When you first started doing that thing 

And say if you think people like doing in other countries or not, and why 

 

Talk about something you do when the weather is good. 

You should say: 

- Where you do it 

- How you get there 

- Why you particularly do that when there is good weather 

And say if it is also possible to do that when the weather is bad or not, and why 

 

Give a short presentation about when the weather is bad. 

You should mention: 

- Where you usually do it 

- What things you need in order to be able to do it 

- How long you usually spend doing it 

And say if you also do that thing when the weather is good or not, and why 

 

Weekend- see “Days off” 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Winter 

 

Talk about something you like doing during the winter. 

You should explain: 

- Where you do it 

- What clothes or equipment you need 

- Why you do it during the winter 

And say whether you like to spend your days off in the winter indoors or 

outdoors, and why 

 

Would like- see also “Future” 

 

Talk about a book you have never read but would like to read.   

You should mention: 

- How well known it is 

- Why you would like to read it 

- Why you have never read it before 

And say how you think it will compare to other books you have read 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008