Tips and ideas for difficult IELTS Speaking part 2 topics.
Sometimes in IELTS speaking, you will get a tricky topic to answer in part 2. It can cause anxiety if you go into the exam and get presented with one of these. The important thing here is to use your imagination if you cannot think of a story.
Be prepared with a few ideas beforehand as that will go a long way to easing your nerves. I haven’t given any model answers here because there are so many variations on how you could answer these. Click the blue buttons to see the tips and ideas.
You must develop the talk and keep it going for 2 minutes. So you should practice by recording yourself on your smartphone voice recording app while you answer these. Play the recording back and pay attention to hesitation or when you are running out of things to say. Pronunciation is also very important so pay attention to vowel sounds and intonation. Get feedback from an English teacher if you can to pinpoint your weak areas.
Key Point: You don’t have to talk about every point on the cue card. They are there just to help you think of ideas. If you have your own story then use that but try to stay on topic as much as possible.