IELTS Speaking Part 2- Transport & Travel

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Topic: Transport & Travel

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Transport and travel IELTS Speaking 

Speaking Part Two Tasks and Vocabulary Brainstorm 


Describe the transport system for commuters in your city or country. You should say 

•  What kind of transport is available 
•  Which kind of transport is the most popular 
•  What the good points and bad points of the transport system is 

And say how you think it should be changed in the future. 




Describe a long distance journey you have been on. You should say 

•  Where you went 
•  What kind or kinds of transport you used 
•  What the good things and bad things about the journey were 

And say whether you would like to go on the same journey again and why 


Which of the IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks above is about travelling to and from work? Which one 

could include travelling abroad on holiday? 


Add types of transport (e.g. tram) and other vocabulary connected to travelling (e.g. passport) to the two 

columns below- 


Long distance travel 















Written by Alex Case for © 2008 


Transport and travel IELTS Speaking 

Additional Vocabulary 

Add this vocabulary to the columns above (some might be possible in more than one column) 

Commuting times 

Bullet train 


Electric cars 

Road accidents 

Tram/ street car 

Subway/ underground/ tube 

Travel pass 

A return ticket 

Traffic jams 



Fold-up bicycle 

Road tunnel 


Automated train/ driverless train 

Air pollution 

Inter-city freeways 

Security cameras 


IELTS Exam Speaking practice 

IELTS Speaking Part One 

Take turns asking each other about your foreign travels and commuting for 4 minutes each, 2 minutes for 

each topic. 

IELTS Speaking Part Two 

Take turns setting the Part Two tasks above for each other. The examiner should tell the candidate that 

they have to speak for 1 or 2 minutes but have one minute to prepare and can make notes first. Make sure 

you listen to your partner and ask them one more question about what they said when they finish (or 

interrupt them after 2 minutes with the question). 

IELTS Speaking Part Three 

Using the vocabulary above, ask more general questions about your partner’s opinions on transport and 

travel, e.g. “Do you think that…?”/ “In your country,…?”/ “Do people your age…?” 


Written by Alex Case for © 2008