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IELTS Speaking Test, Part 2 question with model answer (Describe a piece of good news that you heard from others)

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Model Answer 2023

Here is a high-scoring Speaking Test Part 2 model answer for the cue card that was shared by a student from India. The answer shows a good way to respond to this question. You can find the answers in the other parts here: Part 1, Part 3.

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Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a piece of good news that you heard from others. You should say:

– what it was
– when you heard the news
– how you received the news
– and explain why you feel it was good news.


I recently heard some very good news from a friend of mine, Sharon. She told me that her daughter had been accepted into an Ivy League university, which was a huge accomplishment for her.

I heard the news last week when my friend sent me a message on WhatsApp, with screenshots of the acceptance letter. I was absolutely delighted for them both and felt so proud that she had achieved such a great milestone in her life. I texted Sharon straight away and told her how excited I was, and that we should go out and celebrate!

I think this is such fantastic news, because it demonstrates how hard work, dedication, and determination can pay off. Sharon’s daughter worked incredibly hard to get the grades she needed to apply, and now she has the opportunity to study in a prestigious institution.

It also shows that anything is possible, if you put your mind to it! No matter where you come from or what limitations you may have, you can still achieve your goals if you are willing to put in the effort. This is why I feel this piece of news is so inspiring and uplifting.

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