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

Lindsay and Jessica give their sample answers for this IELTS Part 2 question:

Describe your favorite song from childhood.

Listen and take notes on how we extend our answers for this difficult IELTS Part 2 topic card!

Phrases from Lindsay’s answer:

I can think of 3 touch points throughout my childhood where this song comes in to play.

We would put on the vinyl… CCR was one of the key bands.

I have a distinct memory of sweeping the floor to the tune of CCR, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

That encapsulated happiness.

It’s just a dear memory I have, still to this day, close to my heart.

It brought back this flood of memories.

Lindsay filled 1:45- not quite the two minutes, because she spoke really fast.


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If you slow down, filling the time is easier, and it’s easier to be expressive and show feeling.

Make sure to practice Speaking Part 2 a lot so you know what two minutes feel like.

Phrases from Jessica’s answer:

This question actually makes me giggle.

I have a vivid memory of…

I was a surly teenager.

My little cheap, foam, Sony headphones

Female hip-hop trio from the early 90’s

I even choreographed a dance routine at a slumber party.

This song definitely played a central role in my teenage years.

The story element plays a huge part in speaking in an interesting way for two minutes.

The magic is in the details. Try to call to mind the image of what you want to describe before you talk.

What song would you talk about for this question?

Tell us your answer in the comments section below!

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