In part 2 of the Speaking Test you will need to speak about a topic for 2 minutes. You’ll be given a card and you’ll have one minute to take some notes. Many candidates don’t take notes. That is a mistake! My advice to you is TAKE NOTES.
In fact what you need to do is to think of 2 or 3 examples you could talk about. The topic on the card below is one that I don’t like. Festivals aren’t very big in Australia and it is not a topic I’m particularly interested in. So what can I do in the test? I could panic and think, “What a terrible question. I don’t want that question!” Or, I could deal with it.
The best way to deal with it is to think of 2 or 3 examples to talk about. If I run out of ideas about one festival, I can simply go on to another one. “Another important festival is the Jazz Festival which is held in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast each year. It takes place in March each year and started about 15 years ago. It’s a great …”