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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Part two of the speaking task takes about three minutes in total.

The examiner may ask you questions about your family, friends, food, sports, and your hobbies to get to know you. This section of the IELTS is like an interview.

Should you should write full sentences when you make your notes for this section of the IELTS?

Which of the following expressions is a good way to introduce what you plan to talk about?

It is necessary to talk about every point on the cue card to do well.

These words: Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then
are examples of __________.

Which of the following will help you do well on part two of the speaking task?

In part two of the speaking task, you will likely have to describe something and use the past tense.

If you want to do well on part two, you should have a quick introduction ("I'd like to talk about..."), cover all the points on the card, and have a short conclusion ("My trip to the Science Center was incredible and one I will never forget.").

You should read as many sample cue cards for part two before the test and try to memorize answers for all of them.


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126 Comments on “IELTS Speaking Task 2 – How to succeed”


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Could you make a app for mobile phones?

Monday, June 17th 2013

    thanks Emma and the Engvid team members. it’s very useful and helpful for me. by the way, how can I add you in facebook and twitters.

    Thursday, September 12th 2013

    I want to improve my English with you…:) my skype account is ana.ana2079

    Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Thanks Emma, i like that tutorial so much

i want to practice my Speaking and my Skype is
“waeladam”

Thanks

Monday, June 17th 2013

can you tell me how I get my handwriting improved, dear mam ?

Monday, June 17th 2013

Hi Emma. Thanks! Great lesson!

I got 9 of 10.
Is this question 6 correct? “Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then

Monday, June 17th 2013

    I think they are transitions, but the answer of quiz is wrong. But I’m not sure about it. I got 9/10 too.

    Monday, June 17th 2013

    congrats

    Tuesday, June 18th 2013

    Hey there.

    Monday, September 29th 2014

    Hi Simara. I also have the same question as you had. It was not given in her lecture about slang words. So i picked transitional words instead. I really think it is correct. Thanks for listening. God bless.

    Monday, November 3rd 2014

“Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then ” are all considered slangs?

Monday, June 17th 2013

    Simara, I think there is an mistake about that question, these words are not slangs. These are transitions words. I kiss from Argentina. I hope see you in the soccer world cup 2014. Bye

    Tuesday, June 18th 2013

    Definitely not. All this words are transitions for sure. The answer is wrong.

    Tuesday, June 18th 2013

    I am also very confuse? Need clarification, why are they slang?

    Monday, September 23rd 2013

    I´m going to Brazil 2014!, to the 2014 FIFA World Cup!. I´m exciting!, A huge Siamara.

    Friday, January 10th 2014

    you are ok

    Monday, September 8th 2014

am very very poor in this test i got 4/10.

Monday, June 17th 2013

    Hi Thiru, just try to watch the video again. I’m sure if you watch it again and pay attention, you will get better. Cheers!

    Sunday, June 23rd 2013

Thanks a lot! and yet quiz#6 ..still don’t get it. Slang? such as slang like I’ve never heard before :)

Monday, June 17th 2013

Looks like the answer of quiz 6 should be “Transitions” according to this video!

Monday, June 17th 2013

great lesson. Thanks

Monday, June 17th 2013

According the question six, secondly is not a transition word, it isn’t?, thanks.

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Thank you so much ma’am emma ! i learn a lot ..
Thanks for your tutorial

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

thanks. great time with this perfect teacher .

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Thanks Emma
Question: You’ve pronounced “Cohesion” as “ko-ki-gin” but in google translation it is “ko-he-gin.”
What is the difference? Please explain.
Thanks again

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

    BrE / kəʊhiʒn /
    AmE / koʊhiʒn /

    Tuesday, June 18th 2013

      ما فهمت شو كتبت؟

      Tuesday, June 18th 2013

        Rilmo you have to understand

        Wednesday, June 26th 2013

youtube is filtered in my country. can you please provide download links from other server for the lessons?

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

    I’m sorry, you’ll have to use a proxy or VPN to get around the filter!

    Wednesday, June 19th 2013

hi Emma. Thanks for this great lesson. but i didn’t understand why secondly, then, such as are slang? explain please.

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

to improve my speaking skill i have to practice more and don’t worry about mistakes that make me better. Anybody, who is interested to talk with me through skype, special who knows english and wants to learn russian and vietnamese. may i help you)

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

    Russian, are you kidding me?))

    Tuesday, June 18th 2013

      P.S. I do not want to offend. just noticed it.

      Tuesday, June 18th 2013

        sorry i made spam on this page) i have lived in russia for 6 years) this is no short)

        Tuesday, June 18th 2013

find me “daogiauvang” on skype

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

i have lived in Russia 6 years)

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

hi i would like to contact “emma” teacher and if any one can help me it would be very nice

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Dear Ema, here is my question after watching your video… i often hear this phrase.
try to call him may be he pick up …so here it is advice or what ? correct me if i am wrong

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

some more confused sentences …
please try to read it tomorrow ……here advice
i tried reading the book but it was so boring.??
correct me if i am wrong

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

Hi Emma,

Thanks heaps for this lesson.

Could anyone explain how to tell route or direction to some place in native English?

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

thank u but i want an example on real videos about that like acting some thing about it

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

wow! this is really helped me thanks ……

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

    Hi Anabey, I’m Jack and nice too meet you.

    Wednesday, July 16th 2014

thanks

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

Thank you.

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Thanks Emma
this lesson is one of the best lessons!
thanks

Thursday, June 20th 2013

THHHHHHHHHANKS EMMA
I GOT 9 CORRECT OUT OF 10
I’M HAPPY

Thursday, June 20th 2013

    can we became friends Fayrouz

    Saturday, June 29th 2013

Thank you

Friday, June 21st 2013

i wanna improve my English by talking on skybe — any one here can help ??

Friday, June 21st 2013

i got 8

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

please, could you tell me the difference between comma and semicolon

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

Emma you explain so much ok, I have to practice so much but I learned a lot of things with you

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

:) I got 9 but I’m sure n. 6 is wrong. Very interesting lesson. thanks.

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

i need practice in speaking. If anyone like to talk on skype. Address is gurwinderboparai02

Sunday, June 23rd 2013

thank u ……..for this lesson

Monday, June 24th 2013

yes, there’s something wrong with question 6. Interesting lesson though.

Wednesday, June 26th 2013

    Nihao

    Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Hello Mam,
thank you so much for lesson.
Dear Mam could you explain ordering of sentence …

Thursday, June 27th 2013

thanks Emma

Saturday, June 29th 2013

Hello Emma!
I ve go a question for you:)
What’s the difference between these sentences:
“You will help me”
“You will be helping me”
Is the first one less strong?
I’m looking forward to getting your answer.

Sunday, June 30th 2013

Awesome ….. I need a episode about some important English roots.

Sunday, June 30th 2013

Dear Emma.
I really love your lessons.
I wonder if you have any plans for teaching
” countries and cities pronounciation”
something like Munich , Berlin, Moscow…
It would be great if you could do this. Thanks. Have a great day.

Monday, July 1st 2013

pronunciation.sorry.

Monday, July 1st 2013

hey Emma.how are u?i hope u wil be fine.i really like ur teaching style.i m satisfied from ur english lecturer…so my request for u is dat plz give a lecture about passive voice and ative voice..i need to learnt it plz…i wil be more thankful to u for this kind of act.thnks EMMA..bye tc.

Monday, July 1st 2013

Thank you this is a great help.

Thursday, July 4th 2013

It was very helpful. In the question two appears two times the should word. You can fix it if you want, thanks for your help.

Thursday, July 4th 2013

What is the meaning of “slang”? thanks

Monday, July 8th 2013

    Very informal words and expresions commons in spoken language, especially used by a particular group of people, for example; criminals, teenagers, etc.

    Monday, July 8th 2013

It was a very good topic. Thanks Emma.

Thursday, July 11th 2013

thanks, this will be a great help for ielts preparation.

Sunday, July 14th 2013

Hi! I would like to point out that the answer 6 is wrong. I strongly think that they are transitions instead of slang.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

thank you very much for all advice
I am not convinced about the answer of the sixth question of the quiz, is it really slang and not transitions?

Monday, July 22nd 2013

Thanks so much!I find your lesson very useful! I I get 9 out of 10. The answer for question 6 cannot be slangs. It must be transitions.

Sunday, August 11th 2013

Hi emma, im planning to take the ielts exam on aug.29,2013….i need your help on my speaking practice…i need a tutorial….hopefilly we can skype very soon.tnx

Monday, August 12th 2013

Thank you very much Mr’s Emma for these amazing tips

Thursday, August 15th 2013

Thank you. I got 9, the question No.6 is wrong. But i think the words:Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then.
Are not slang.Please explain?

Friday, August 30th 2013

I got an 8 out of 10. But I a still confused about the question no. 6.

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

thanx emma ,,, i got 6 out of 10

Thursday, September 5th 2013

i got 8

Thursday, September 12th 2013

If answer to Question#:6 wasn’t wrong, I could get 10. Whereas I got 9.

Thank you Emma
it was wonderful lesson

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

Great ;) Emma, I like the way how you teach us..i guess i need to improve my english,,, i can read and understand a little bit….

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

When i read a book i understan like 75% but when i try to speak it s hard ,because i never use my english words…:(

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

Another good one, thanks Emma, just check the quiz, i guess theres something wrong in there., my english teacher Emma is exceptionally talented… :)

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Hi Emma,

I confuse about the answer of this Quiz. I think it should be the transitions. How about you ?

6. These words: Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then
are examples of __________.

slang
thesis statements
key words
transitions

Thank you so much

Saturday, November 16th 2013

thanks a lot!

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Hey there , I always wanted to get informed about the recent videos added on Eng(as English)Vid(as Video).com ;) How is that possible Moderator ?

Sunday, December 1st 2013

thanks alot . I`m history !

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Thanks Ms Emma

I am very happy to watch this lesson,got 90%

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Thank you so much for these tips .. it is very useful .

Friday, December 13th 2013

thanx 7/10

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

That was great lesson, thank you.

Thursday, December 26th 2013

6. “Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then ” are all considered as Slangs ???

But its Transitions correct?. Please advice Emma..!!! Thanks – Ganesh

Saturday, December 28th 2013

Thank you Emma for all the advices. Very useful video.

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

HI Teacher EMMA, i want to know if, during the IELTS speaking part, we are allowed to speak colloquial English like “wanna” “gonna” ? or no ?

Thanks EMMA in advance.

Saturday, January 4th 2014

Wow im very happy i got 7/10 :D

Monday, January 6th 2014

Anybody wants to do speaking sessions via skype?

Saturday, January 18th 2014

    yes. i want i have very low skills in speaking. I have speaking test on may 06. will you please suggest me

    Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Thanks ..

Friday, January 31st 2014

Hi Emma, thanks a lot , you are amazing!!!Another question, is there any way to type my writing anywhere in order to be correct???

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Hi emma, thank you very much,i want to learn how to write a good paragraph.
.
.
thanks again ☺

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Hello there! i have just encountered the mistake in the quiz – Q6. These words: Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then
are examples of __________.

these words are not examples of slang,but they are transitions.or am i wrong?

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

    You’re right. Transitions should be correct answer ;)

    Thursday, May 15th 2014

    It was surprising for me too.I need some body explain it.

    Wednesday, August 20th 2014

Thank you Emma for your useful instructions

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

What does the result of your quiz indicate?

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Thank you Emma. Your lesson is quite useful to me.

Monday, March 10th 2014

so how to get Emma lesson ? please tell me

Friday, March 28th 2014

i have speaking exam on may 06.How should i prepare.still now i did not prepared for speaking module.Will you please help me in this test.Please suggest me how to success in this module.

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

s Secondly, most importantly, above all, for example, such as, therefore, then
are examples of ______????

Sunday, May 4th 2014

you are very cleaver teacher Emma i really want to talk god save you

Sunday, May 4th 2014

GOD Bless You, Dear Emma!!

Saturday, May 10th 2014

I think , “transitions” is the correct answer to question number 6 :) ,it has nothing to do with “Slang”

Thursday, May 15th 2014

9 out of 10, there is a problem in question no 6.
Thanks.

Friday, May 16th 2014

I do not know why i always get 9 out of ten in all of exams on this website
maybe 9 number wants to contract with me?
I wish it comes on my paper exam in academic ielts :D

Thursday, June 5th 2014

Secondly, most importantly,
above all, for example, such as, therefore, then alot aren’t transitions?

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Thanks!

Friday, July 25th 2014

How could question #6 be a slang? I tried to search it, and I found this. https://www.msu.edu/~jdowell/135/transw.html

Sunday, August 10th 2014

Amandhiman27 add me skype for speaking practice

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Thank you

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

I got 9 out of 10. In the other test i got 8 out of 10 so i have been improving :) … i will study harder……

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Thank you indeed, it is very useful

Wednesday, December 17th 2014
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