How should one answer the part 2 of the IELTS Speaking module (also known as the individual long turn)? Read this post to find out.
Step 2: Individual Long Turn
- You will be given a topic card that usually has four instructions written on it. You will be given a minute to look at the card and think of your answer.
- Most of the time if not always, the examiner will tell you when you can start your talk about the topic. You have at least a minute until 2 minutes to talk about the topic given. As I've mentioned, you will usually encounter 4 instructions in the card. It would be wise to allot around 30 seconds in answering each instruction so that you can answer all four instructions in approximately 2 minutes. This way, you don't leave out any instruction unanswered.
- The examiner will not intervene in any way while you are giving your talk so don't ask him/her questions like "right?" "Don't you agree?" or "What do you think?".
- Make sure you have practiced talking for two minutes before the speaking test so that you already have the 'feel' of when your talk is already around 2 minutes. Even if you're wearing a watch, it's not okay if you keep on glancing at it to check your time.
- If you are not familiar with the topic, try to make a guess by looking at context clues in the instructions. Do not ask the examiner what is meant by the topic because you are supposed to talk without help in this part of the test.
- Be organized in giving your answer. It would be better to follow the order of the instructions in the topic card so as not to forget any instruction. Also, use words to bridge ideas together.