3.1 Speaking part 2
- Giving a talk
3.2 Introduction on Writing 2
- Analyzing task
- Brainstorming ideas
- Organizing paragraphs
3.1 STRATEGIES ON SPEAKING PART-2 GIVING A
TALK (LONG TURN)
• Giving a talk
• Introducing the points
• Beginning & ending the talk
Speaking Part-2 Individual long turn (3-4 minutes)
This parts tests your ability to talk at length,
organizing your ideas coherently.
You are assessed on your performance throughout
the test by certificated IELTS examiners according
to the IELTS speaking test assessment criteria
• Fluency and Coherency
• Lexical resource
• Grammatical Range and Accuracy
Strategies on Speaking Part-2
1. Listen carefully to the examiner to hear which
tense they use in their questions. This will help
you use the correct tenses when you speak.
2. Read the topic carefully, including all the bullet
points, which help give your ideas and a
structure of your talk. The first 2 questions
usually require shorter answers. The last 2
questions require more information.
3. Making notes: Make full use of the minute’s
preparation time and write down key points
according to the given prompts on the card. It is
a good idea to use a mind map.
4. Introduce your talk at the start.
Useful languages for introducing your talk
• Well, I’m going to / I’d like to talk about …
• The story I’m going to talk about is …
• One of the best / the most beautiful X that I’ve
ever seen / heard is …
5. Link your points together and use an appropriate ending.
6. Speak for the full 2 minutes. You don’t need to stop until the
examiner says ‘thank you’.
7. Don’t memorize a talk; the examiner will know you if you do.
8. If the examiner asks you a short question at the end, you only
need to give a very brief answer.
9. In the IELTS Speaking exam you will be judged on your use of
vocabulary. Having a good vocabulary is not just about knowing
lots of words and phrases. You have to know how to use them. If
you use slang in the exam, it might sound inappropriate. Equally,
some words that are extremely formal or old-fashioned are not
often used in speaking and might also sound inappropriate.
10. Speak clearly so that the examiner can hear and understand
you. If you use weak forms correctly, you will be more fluent and
you will sound more like a native speaker. This will get you higher
marks in the exam. Knowing about weak forms will also help you
understand the examiner more easily. Other function words
(grammatical words) also have weak forms.
Criterion 1. Task Response
Question type Topic statements Tasks Instructions
how you plan
and write your
The statement outlines a view
or problem. It gives you the
topic or subject of your essay.
It is important to read this
part carefully so your essay
fully answers the question.
This is the part
that tells you
which type of
essay you should
write or which
type of question
There are fairly
ask you to give
A task with a
single or 2
In today’s world, many
people use mobile phones and
the internet to communicate
with others. This has resulted
in the use of new words and
different forms of spelling
Why do you
they a positive
Topic statements Tasks Instructions
3. For and
The age at which children are
allowed to work for money
varies from country to country.
While some people believe it is
wrong, others regard it as a
valuable opportunity to gain an
experience of the work
arguments for and
participating in paid
These days, the wealthy in
society often throw away
perfectly good products in
order to replace them with
more up to date models.
Do the environmen-
tal disadvantages of
outweigh the econo-
Many governments state that
they value equal opportunities
for all but don’t adequate
support for the disabled.
Discuss this view
and give your
Developing a Thesis Statement
Before you begin writing, you must think about your
A thesis statement is your main idea. It organizes the
rest of your writing. You need a thesis statement to give
a description and to support your opinion.
Let’s do the following practice.
There should be laws to control the amount and type of violence
shown on television programs.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Identify the task
a) Give a description
b) Support your opinion.
c) Explain a problem and ask for a solution
Choose the thesis statement
a) There are many types of programs on television and
each person is free to choose which programs he or she
wants to watch.
b) I enjoy watching police and detective programs on TV
c) We can learn a lot from TV, but it is not a good idea to
spend more than an hour a day watching it.