IELTS Speaking Part 2- Unusual or difficult topics

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IELTS Speaking Part Two Tasks with unusual or difficult topics 

 

The tasks below should be useful for practising talking about every kind of topic, 

and for connecting IELTS Speaking tasks to every kind of textbook topic. 

 

IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about Food 

 

Describe a typical dish from your country 

You should say: 

- What it looks like 

- What it tastes like 

- When people usually eat it 

And say if you like it or not and why 

 

Describe something you often eat 

You should say: 

- What it looks and tastes like 

- When you usually eat it 

- What you usually eat it with 

And say if you think it is healthy to often eat that thing, and why 

 

Describe a food you really like: 

You should say: 

- Why you like it 

- If most people you know also like it 

- How you prefer to eat it 

And say if you have always liked this food or not 

 

 

Describe a dish you can cook 

You should say: 

- What the ingredients are 

- How it is cooked 

- What it is usually eaten with 

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

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about Habits and routines 

Talk about a job you have done or would like to do in the future 

You should say: 

-Why you chose that job 

- What the good things about that job are 

- What the difficulties of doing that job are 

And describe how it is different to other jobs 

 

 

Talk about a job someone you know does 

You should say: 

- How long they have had that job 

- What the good things about that job are 

- What the difficulties of doing that job are 

And say if you think that job suits that person and why   

 

Talk about something to do to help the environment 

You should mention: 

- What you do 

- How often you do it 

- Why you do it 

And say how that thing helps the environment 

 

Talk about a household chore you do in your house 

You should mention: 

- What the chore is 

- Why it needs to be done 

- How often you do it 

And say if you get a feeling of satisfaction from doing this chore or not, and why 

 

Describe your typical day when you are working or studying 

You should say: 

- What things you do 

- How long you spend doing those things 

- What the most difficult thing you have to do is 

And say if you usually enjoy those days or not, and why 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Talk about a hobby you have: 

You should say: 

- How often you do it 

- Who you do it with 

- What equipment is needed 

And say why you enjoy doing that thing 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about Nature and the environment 

 

Describe an impressive natural feature in your country that you have seen or 

know about: 

You should say: 

- Where it is 

- What kind of place it is surrounded by 

- What it looks like 

And say what is impressive about it 

 

Describe an ecological problem in your country: 

You should say: 

- What the problem is 

- Why it happens 

- How it can be solved 

And say if you think it will be solved in the near future or not, and why 

 

Talk about something to do for ecological reasons 

You should mention: 

- How long you have been doing it 

- Why you do it 

- How you first heard about it 

And say if you think it makes a big difference to the environment or not, and why

 

Describe an animal that lives in the wild in your country. You should say: 

-What it looks like 

-What its habits are 

-How it interacts with people 

And say if you think there will be more or less of this animal in the future and why

 

Describe your favourite season in your country. You should say: 

- When that season is from and to 

- What the weather is like 

- How it is different from the other seasons in your country 

And say what you are planning to do when that season next comes 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about Culture and media 

 

Describe a TV programme that you like 

You should say: 

-What kind of programme it is 

- What you like about it 

- How you first became interested in that programme 

And say how that programme is different from other TV programmes that you 

like 

 

 

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 film you saw which made an impression on you. 

You should say: 

What film and what type of film it is 

When you saw it 

What your favourite part of the film is 

And explain why it made an impression on you 

 

 

Talk about something you are reading at the moment or have read recently 

You should say: 

- How and why you got it 

- How long you have been reading it 

- If you would like to read something else by the same writer 

And say what kind of person might like to read the same thing 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Describe a famous painting or photo you have seen or know about 

You should say: 

- What it shows 

- What is unusual about it 

- Why it is famous 

And say if you would like to hang this picture in your house or not, and why 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008