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Speaking Test Part 2 Practice 2: Important People

In IELTS Speaking Part 2, you will need to talk about a topic that you are provided with for 1-2 minutes.

You will be given a topic card with a talking point and a set of criteria – things you must talk about. The examiner will ask give you a pen and piece of paper. Use this to jot all of your ideas down. The examiner will tell you when to begin giving your talk.

Take 30 seconds to read the topic and criteria and jot down some notes. Then, start your stopwatch and try to talk continuously for between 1 to 2 minutes.


Topic: Important People

Describe someone who is very important to you.

You should say:

– Who the person is

– How you met the person

– What is special about this person

– Explain why the person is so important to you


Model Answer: Important People



Transcript: One person who is very important to me is my grandma. Although she is my grandma, I have always called her nan. My nan is my dad’s mum. When I was growing up, I would spend all of my summer holidays at my nan’s house. She looked after my brother, my cousins and I for the whole of the holidays while our parents were working. My nan also looked after me when I was poorly. If I fell ill at school, the receptionist would call my nan and she would come and collect me and take me to her home. I would lie on the sofa covered in a blanket while my nan gave me food, lots of liquids to drink and lots of comfort to make me feel better. My nan is an incredibly special person. She is incredibly kind and thoughtful, and is always putting others before herself. As an adult, my nan is an inspiration to me and how I should treat others around me. She truly is one-of-a-kind.


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