The best way to feel more confident about this part of the test is to practice practice practice. You should practice making notes for 1 minute as well as speaking for 2 minutes. You should record yourself using your mobile phone or mp3 player. You can then listen to yourself and identify what you are doing well and what you need to improve.


How to make useful notes in 1 minute

H
ow to give an excellent 2 minute talk

Listen to a native speaker doing a 2 minute talk

Practice with part 2 topics 



​​If you would like to learn how to prepare for this part of the speaking exam, look at myIELTSteacher book below 
IELTS practice exams and exercises

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE provides some excellent practice and advice

Passport to English has some excellent videos

Links to practice exams on the internet. 

Excellent advice from an IELTS examiner. Download her report from Best IELTS online

UsingEnglish have a list of topics to practice from.
IELTS Exam Speaking Part 2 - the 2 minute topic 

This section lasts for approximately 3-4 minutes.

In this part of the speaking test the examiner will hand you a card with a topic. You have 1 minute to prepare your ideas (and you can write notes) and then you must speak for 2 minutes about this topic. The examiner will stop you after 2 minutes and ask you 1 or 2 related questions.







my IELTS teacher book

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​​A comprehensive guide on how to
​achieve higher scores in your writing
and speaking exam.

​​It looks at each part of the speaking
exam in detail with recordings and
​scores from student practice tests,
​and recordings of a native speaker.

Extensive details on how to answer both tasks in the writing exam, with student answers, scores and assessment reports, as
well as sample answers from ​​​​​​​​​​a native speaker.
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