Many candidates are worried about part 2 of the IELTS test. They mainly worry about having nothing to say. Unfortunately, you cannot choose the cue card that you are going to get in part 2, but you should be prepared to talk for 1-2 minutes — even if you are asked to talk about a topic that you do not know anything about! Let’s discuss how you can do this.
Imagine you get the following cue card:
Let’s say that you have never been to a sporting event in your life. Don’t worry. Try to think of something related to the topic, and talk about that instead. For example, you can talk about a sporting event that you have seen on TV. However, make sure you explain the examiner why you are changing the topic!Read more
Well, unfortunately I have never been to a sporting event, so I’m going to talk about an event I saw on television — the London Olympics. This event took place in the summer of last year. I watched it every day with my family — I mean my husband and my son. They were really interested in the track and field events, whereas I preferred to watch gymnastics. I found it quite exciting since there were several gymnasts from my country who were competing for gold medals. It was also a good excuse to take a break from my household chores and relax for a few minutes in front of the TV. However, I am not very keen on some sports like boxing. Whenever there was a boxing match, my family enjoyed it, but I couldn’t watch. So I went to my bedroom to read a book instead.