In Part Two of the speaking test your job is to speak for 2 minutes. Sometimes a topic can be difficult for you. Sometimes you run out of ideas while you are speaking.

You are given 1 minute to write some notes. Use that minute effectively! Write down 2 or 3 ideas that you could talk about. If you run out of ideas about your first topic while you are talking, then you can say, “Another example is, …” and use your second example. And if you need it later, use your third example.

How will you know when you have spoken for long enough? Easy. The examiner sill stop you. If the examiner stops you, that’s a good thing. It means you have spoken for 2 minutes. Phewwww! Well done!

OKAY, now it’s your turn. Turn on your smartphone, spend one minute taking notes and then record yourself speaking for 2 mins. Later, listen back. What did you do well? What could you improve?

IELTS Speaking cue card

Follow-up Questions which the examiner may ask: What is the significant impact of modern inventions on life? Which skills do you want to study in the future? Do you think modern inventions are enjoyed equally by people in the city and people in the countryside?

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