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

In IELTS Speaking Part 2, you get one minute to take notes, before you have to speak for a full 2 minutes.

Make sure to take notes intelligently, and then glance down at them while you talk.

Also, you should practice a lot of Part 2 answers before your exam, so you are confident filling the 2 minutes with no hesitancy.

Part 2 topic:

Describe an occasion when you arrived early for an event.

Notable phrases from Jessica’s answer:

Let me explain that about myself up front.

What are you fools doin’, showin’ up late?

I ended up getting to the airport…

I found the most recent trade paperback issue of my favorite comic book called Saga.

Notice how Jessica tells an immersive story in her answer, and this is how to raise marks for Fluency and Coherence.

Include as many descriptive details in your answer as you can, including numerous adjectives and adverbs, bringing your examiner into the story.


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Moving on to IELTS Speaking Part 3, the questions become more formal. However, you can use personal experiences to support your ideas and opinions.

You should try to speak for around a minute, but you have to be flexible. Your answers will vary in length depending on how much you have to say.

Is it always necessary to be early for meetings and appointments?

Notable phrases from Lindsay’s answers:

It is 100% necessary.

gather myself… center myself

disconnected from the outside world… I can come into myself

be on top of my game

So, I would say…

Notice how Lindsay provides a strong, clear summary at the end of her Part 3 answer.

How would you answer today’s questions?

Share your ideas in the comments section below!


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