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Speaking Task 2
Part 2 of the speaking section of the IELTS exam is a monologue, not a dialogue – you talk non-stop, with no input from anyone else. You will receive a question card containing information as to what you should talk about. Here is an example:
|Describe a festival you have been to|
You should say:
and what you particularly remember about it.
You have 1-2 minutes to talk about the topic, with reference to all the bullet points on the card. Before you start speaking, you have 1 minute of preparation time directly before you start speaking.
Let’s look at how to maximise your performance in this part of the IELTS. Please think about whether you think these points are good advice or bad advice, and label them do or don’t:
- Use the preparation minute to write sentences
- Cover all points on the question card
- Use introductory phrases e.g. I want to talk about…, I’m going to discuss…
- Use personal experience
- Choose one point and focus deeply on it
- Memorise answers
- Change your accent
- Write keywords
- Organise speech: Introduction, body, conclusion
Look at this extract spoken by candidates during the IELTS speaking part 2. Think back to the relative clauses we looked at and try to find and correct any mistakes.
My friend and I went to the Outside Lands music festival Golden Gate park in San Francisco, which is locate near the centre of the city. It is a beautiful setting for a festival, and the weather was fantastic. There was a real 1960s feel, with lots of people what looked like hippies. The band, Radiohead headline at the main stage, which was superb for me as I am a big fan. The food was fantastic, there was so many options. My friend and I decided to try the lobster, which neither of us had had before, and the servers that which were working on the stalls were very friendly.
You will now watch a real candidate’s performance in speaking part 2. The following categories contain questions about her performance. These categories are some of the criteria the examiners use for grading the performances of all candidates. Listen and watch her performance and try to answer the questions (headphones recommended):
|Describe a building you really like.|
You should say:
and explain why you like it so much.
And have they been addressed in enough detail?
How well does the candidate support her ideas with explanation and examples?
Which advanced level words or phrases does the candidates use in her speech?