Guideline for IELTS Speaking Part 2: Foreign languages

Hey, guys! It’s time for our 1st topic for IELTS Speaking Part 2!

This time, you will talk about someone you know who speaks a foreign language well. Below are some questions and guidelines for this topic in IELTS Speaking Part 2. Please prepare for it and fill in the check-in form to find your speaking partner this time.

If you are new here, you may want to learn more about how the online speaking group works. 

Speaking Part 2

Describe a person you know who speaks a foreign language well.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what language(s) he/she knows
  • what he/she uses this language (or, these languages) for
  • and explain why you think they (he/she) learned it well

Preparation time: 1 minute

Speaking time: 2 minute

NOTE: Your answer should be in the form of a monologue. The questions above are made just to give you an idea of what you can talk about. You should not answer the questions separately like in Part 1.

Speaking Part 3

  • Is learning a new language important?
  • Do you think if it’s possible to learn a language perfectly?
  • Who do you think learns a language faster, children or adults?
  • What benefits for one’s career can language learning bring?
  • Do you think immersing in the native culture is important when learning a language?
  • Do you think the growth of machine translation software is good or bad for language learning?

Speaking time: 5-6 minutes/session

Suggested videos for this topic

Man of many language

Enjoy language learning

The beauty of language learning

How to become fluent

Difficulties of learning a new language

Probably the most efficient way of learning a language

Useful vocabulary for this topic

Competent (adj)

Fluent (adj)

Confident (adj)

Real-life conversations (n)

Mother tongue (n)

Native speaker (n)

Well-spoken (adj) (eg: a well-spoken person)

Brush up language skills (n)

Check in to find your speaking partner for this topic

After completing your homework, write down your answer and do a rehearsal before filling out the check-in form (coming soon). We’ll help you find your perfect speaking partner who has the same English level, the same level of confidence, and the same time slot as you do.
Don’t forget to open the meetup guide when you start the online talk as well. 💪
(Questions adapted from Speaking Cue card topics Jan-May 2020,


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