Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll hear a band 8 sample IELTS Part 2 about childhood places and learn how a native would talk about these memories.

If you’ve been listening to our podcast, IELTS Energy, or watching our YouTube channel for a while, you know that we recommend telling a story in your Speaking Part 2 answer.

Surprisingly, you really can find a story that connects to nearly any Part 2 topic!

Recalling the memory of a story helps you, firstly, to take organized notes.



Then, these are easier to use while you talk.

This will help you increase your Fluency scores, and also will aid you in providing an organized response for higher Coherence scores.

Yes- Fluency and Coherence are one scoring category, but you must meet the band score requirements for both to score highly.

Today I provide a Part 2 answer for this IELTS question: Describe a place you enjoyed going to as a child.


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Here are the notes I took before I answered:

  • Used book store
  • Bike to from house
  • Crowded, stacked shelves and on floor
  • Musty smell
  • Small windows
  • Dust particles in air
  • Beeline for horror/mystery section Stephen King, Dean Koontz
  • Bag of books, cheap, around $1

As you listen to my answer, please take notes on how I transition between ideas, moving between descriptions of the air, the books, how I got there, and why I liked it.

Then, try using some of these phrases in your own Part 2 answer about this topic of childhood memories.

What childhood memory would you describe for this Speaking Part 2 card?

Share your descriptive story in the comments section below!


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