In this part of the IELTS exam candidates are given a card which asks them to talk about a particular topic. They have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. After this the examiner asks one or two questions on the same topic.

Things to ponder:

1) What do you think makes Part 2 DIFFERENT from the other parts of the speaking exam? (And of other e.g. Cambridge exams?)

2) Do your students always manage to choose a RELEVANT EXAMPLE for the topic in Part 2?

3) Do your learners ever FORGET to answer parts of the question? Why might this be? What could help them?

4) How conscious are your learners of what might make their response to a Part 2 task more COHERENT?

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