IELTS Speaking Part 2

IELTS Speaking Part 2

Tips on IELTS Speaking Part-2

IELTS Speaking Part 2

IELTS speaking part 2 also considered as the LONG TURN round or Cue Card round. The second part of the IELTS speaking test is rather difficult for those people who don’t speak much. In the IELTS speaking part 2, you are assigned a topic, in which, you have to speak about one to two minutes. The part seems really short according to its time but for some people two minutes are too long. People who can not hold a long conversation may face difficulties. But some of the following things may help in acing the second round.


The IELTS Speaking Part 2 begins when the examiner hands you over a Topic Card or you can say Cue Card. This card will have a short description of the topic. The examiner will give you one minute to prepare your points or notes, then you have two minutes to speak more and more about your given topic. The topic would be related to your personal experiences, real life, places,etc. For example, a beautiful place to visit in your country or your favorite sports etc.


It is not necessary to include all the points that are mentioned in the short description of your task detail. You can discuss one or two points you liked from the description. Also you can include your own points.


As it is said, practice makes you perfect. This is very true while taking the IELTS speaking test.

Remember not to memorize answers, as there are too many topics, and examiner will get you easily and examiner will give you low bands. So instead strategize your talk. Make useful bullet points, discuss each point in detail.


You get one minute to prepare and one-two to speak. This round is without interruptions, the examiner will not stop you from speaking or interrupt you in any way. So this round is completely on you and your capability of speaking about the topic. In the one minute, you are given to prepare points, instead of writing whole sentence, just write down the idea of the sentences, that you are going to speak. The other two minutes, you are given to speak, start your topic in an articulated style by introducing the topic, giving main idea and then concluding it nicely.


This round is all about sharing your personal experience in a set of nice words. In that, if you are exaggerating a bit is okay. You can expand your experience by highlighting some exaggerated ideas that you always wanted to do but wasn’t able to.


It’s human nature to make mistakes. So if you make mistake while speaking it is fine, just don’t balk on it, keep on going and complete whatever you are speaking.

Following these steps while practicing for the second step of the speaking test will help you to prepare well for the long turn.