10 Dec 2019
Tests Taken: 1550



The examiner will ask you questions about yourself, such as:

  •  What s your name?
  •  What nationality are you?
  •  What part of your country do you come from?
  •  Can you describe your home town/village?
  •  What do you like doing in your free time? Why?
  •  Are there any new hobbies that you would like to take up? Why?


The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.


A Competition

Describe a competition (or contest) that you have entered.

You should say:  

when the competition took place

what you had to do how well you did it.


Describe how you felt about the competition.


At the end of your talk, the examiner will ask one or two brief questions to signal that it is time to stop talking. For example, he or she might ask you:

Do you enjoy entering competitions?

Have you entered any other competitions?



Once your talk in Part 2 is over, your examiner will ask you further questions related to the topic in Part 2. The examiner may ask you to speak about these points.


  • competition at a young age
  • the psychology of competing
  • competition at school 
  • competitive spirit
  • value of international competitions      


*   Look at the follow-up discussion ideas for Part 3 on this page. See how they are broadly linked to the topic of Part 2.

*   Make a few notes in response to each of the prompts given here. The discussion could take any of these directions.

*   Try to think of at least five other interesting ideas linked to this topic. Remember! You can take the discussion in a direction of your choice, if it is appropriately linked.

 *  Don't be afraid to take the initiative in Part 3 of the speaking test. This is your chance to show your fluency, your ability to give and support an opinion and your range of grammatical forms and vocabulary.