Speaking Phase 2: Individual Long Turn

My dear friends yesterday I went with my sister for her IELTS speaking test. There I met many students who joined different institutes for IELTS preparation. Unfortunately they did not know that what will happen with them in the next 15 minutes.

Listen, do not think that you will do it if you are not prepared. You might be lost in your exam or confused, so do get to know about all the three phases in IELTS speaking.

Today, I am discussing here Phase 2 in the IELTS speaking. Phase 2 is about 3 to 4 minutes long. After completing phase one the examiner will give you a topic card, paper and pencil. Now you have one minute to brainstorm your ideas, you can make notes if you want and use them during your talk.

For example:

Describe something you own which is very important to you.
You should say:
where you got it from
how long you have had it
what you use it for
and explain why it is important to you.

You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Rounding off questions
Is it valuable in terms of money?
Would it be easy to replace?

Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org

I strongly recommend you to fully use that one minute, otherwise you can not speak according to the topic card. Quickly, brainstorm your ideas, make the mind map and discuss all the points given.

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1. Where you got it from? Who has given you this item or from where have you bought it? You can say a few words about the shop or market and add variety of ideas. Making a mind map does not mean that you write whole story on the paper. Do write your ideas in a single point.

2. How long you have had it? Add why in this question and explain the reason. It may be a pen and you like its colour; may be your writing becomes so neat and beautiful when you write with it. These multiple points help you in speaking fluently.

3. What you use it for? You write your daily dairy with it; you write poetry with it; you use it in your exam only; etc.

4. And explain why it is important to you. Perhaps you have some emotional attachment with that object. It is a present from your beloved friend; a birthday party present; when you passed your exam your father bought it for you.

Example answer


So my dear fellows in this way you can talk very easily for about 2 minutes. The examiner may ask one or two questions in the end about the same topic which are given in the example as rounding off questions.


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