Time: 3-4 minutes
In the IELTS speaking part 2 you will have to talk on a topic that the examiner gives you for two minutes. It is designed to test your ability to speak for an extended period without hesitation or repetition.
You will be given a card that asks you to ‘describe’ something. They are topics that you should have some experience of or know something about.
You may, for example, be asked to describe a person you know, a place you’ve been to, or a possession you have, but there are many different topics so you have to be prepared for any topic. On the card there will also be three sub-points that you should cover when you are speaking.
You will have one minute to prepare what you are going to say, and you’ll be given a paper and a pencil to make notes if you want to