IELTS Speaking Part 2 Someone Talkative: Learn how to develop a story in Part 2 about a person who is talkative. Add some descriptive words in your answers such as loquacious, voluble, over-talkative, and the like. Also, don’t forget to use collocations in your answers. Ace your exam!







    Describe a person who talks a lot

  • Who this person is
  • Where you met this person
  • How you feel about him/her
  • And explain why he talks a lot



    I always admire those people who are loquacious in a sensible way since I find them really entertaining. Whenever I’m with them, there’s no dull moment, every second or every minute is just pleasurable. I have a friend whose name is Ryan, I really wonder why on Earth he’s such an over-talkative person, when in fact his parents are reserved? Actually, I met his parents before and they’re such shy but endearing people and that made me ask Ryan where he got his genes for being so chatty. Surprisingly he just gave me a laugh.    

Vocabulary & Expression:

Loquacious [adj.] – talkative Synonyms: Chatty; over-talkative

Sensible [adj.] – reasonable; realistic; practical; rational

Dull [adj.] – boring

Why on Earth … [expression] – used to give emphasis on the questions: why, how, what, where; this is used to suggest that there’s no easy answer to the question asked

Reserved [adj.] – quiet; not to show opinions or real feelings directly

Endearing [adj.] – lovable


Tip 1: Starting your story in a creative way is showcasing your English language skills. Make sure when you do that it is grammatically right and fluent.  



Anyway, we’ve been good buddies for ten years now, as far as I can remember, our friendship started in high school. He was a tiny boy during our high school days but he’s one of the brightest in class. I bet his being talkative made me befriend him, since I really love people who are sensibly talkative.

Because of his good communication skills, he had represented our school in oratorical contest several times competing with other students from different high schools and usually he never failed to bring home the bacon, and that made him popular in our school. I have to say, I was jealous of him during those times because of that. But that jealousy was never unhealthy for our friendship.  

Vocabulary & Expression:

  Good buddies [noun] – another term for good friends

As far as I can remember [phrase] – used to say that what you think is true that there are some facts that you don’t remember

Befriend [verb] – become a friend

Oratorical contest [noun] – a competition of public speaking

Bring home the bacon [idiom] – to be successful  


Tip 2: In this part, the speaker simply gives details of his talkative friend by remembering their high school days but it’s not just simply remembering it. He connects his story to the topic ‘talkative’ by talking about oratorical contest.  


Actually Ryan is really knowledgeable, even before, and now that we’re adults, he has become even wiser. He loves to talk about politics but he never insisted on his political opinions to me which is really admirable because it shows that he respects my different political beliefs. Also, since he is studying economics now, I enjoy the benefit of learning so many things from him whenever he talks about the economy, finance, and things like that. I only learn those important things from him since my major is engineering, I don’t have any subjects related to economics.   



Tip 3: On this paragraph, the speaker talks about what his friend’s interest that he enjoys talking. This is giving supporting details to the fact that his friend is talkative. This is important!  


I say, he is an omniscient young man but of course not annoying. I couldn’t be happier spending my spare time with him, I just love being in his company. Had I not met him, I wouldn’t have had a friend whom I can call a voluble best friend.  

Vocabulary & Expression:

Omniscient [adj.] – knowing everything Voluble [adj.] – talkative

 Tip 4: Look at the last sentence, the speaker tries his best  to insert the use of advanced grammar, this is a great way to make his grammar mark better in the criterion, Grammar and Accuracy.    





 Is it important for parents to teach their children on how to communicate well?  


To be honest, it is a must for parents to educate their children on how to communicate themselves better in order for them to avoid future conflicts or handle arguments wisely and for them to learn how to express their feelings better.  


Tip 1: The speaker starts his answer by paraphrasing: Important – a must Teach – educate Communicate well – communicate better

Tip 2: After paraphrasing, he then provides his answer directly.  


As we know, it is natural for children to get into trouble with others every now and again because of misunderstanding or not being able to compromise with others. When a child is taught how to communicate properly in that situation, conflicts should then be avoided, as he knows how to deal with challenging circumstances.

In addition, when parents train their children how to express themselves better, the tendency of having behavior or attitude problem is less likely to occur as they become more open to what they feel. These days, suicide rates among teenagers are high because they do not know how to express or communicate their feelings.   And this social issue boils down to the fact that some parents neglect their responsibility in teaching them how to communicate effectively.

Vocabulary and Expression:

It is natural for… [expression] – It is common

Get into trouble [phrase] – to be reprimanded for something; to be in a bad situation

Compromise [verb] – to settle dispute or conflict

Deal with [phrase] – give attention to and solve a problem by making a decision

Circumstance [noun] – situation

Less likely [expression] – unlikely; low probability

Boil down [idiom] – the main reason for something

Neglect [verb] – fail to care


Tip 3: This paragraph clearly explains the answer given in the introduction. The speaker talks about two points here in support to the answer given in the previous paragraph.  

Tip 4: Notice how the speaker ends his answer, it simply summarizes the ideas he mentions. A clever way to end an answer!  


Is it easy to deliver a speech in front of a large audience?  


Well, I have been in that situation several times and sadly I have to say that it is a struggle. I know that I am not the only one who experiences difficulty in delivering a speech before a huge audience. I believe no one claims that doing that is effortless, even well-experienced speakers, however, because of the long experience that they have had, they have already mastered the art of communication, that talking in public is no longer as difficult as what the less-experienced speakers feel.  

Again, that is never an easy thing to do and no one says it is easy but with long experience in doing so, one can master the art of communication and deliver speeches with ease.

Vocabulary & Expression:

Struggle [noun] – a very difficult task

Huge (audience) [adj.] – large

Effortless [adj.] – requiring no physical or mental exertion

Master [verb] – acquire knowledge and skills

Public [noun] – people in general -> A very good synonym to use for ‘large audience’

With/at ease [phrase] – doing something without difficulty  


Tip: The speaker answers the question by connecting it to his past experience. He did not actually talk about his experience in detail as it is not really good to talk about personal experience or example in Part 3, what he did was just affirming that it is never easy to deliver a speech and that is because he did experience doing so in his life.  


What is the importance of being able to speak well?  


It cannot be denied that there are several benefits if a person has excellent communication skills, however, let me focus on the most essential one. When a person knows how to express himself better to others,  it will be easy for him to build good social network since he has the ability to make people listen, admire and trust him easily. Having said that, he will be able to benefit from his social network when doing business with them or when getting better opportunities.

In other words, since he has  built good relationships with other people, he can always have the chance to ask some of them about work-related opportunities that he might be interested in or he may be able to do business with any of the people he builds good relations with. Due to that, he will really go a long way and that is because of his ability to communicate effectively.

Vocabulary & Expression:

Essential [adj.] – extremely important -> Instead of repeating the word ‘important’ when answering the question, use its synonym.

Social network [noun] – refers to the network of social interactions and personal relationships

Go a long way [idiom] – when we say something/someone goes a long way, it means it’ll be successful


Cohesive Devices (linking words): Using these is a must to achieve coherence or to make your answer organized: However, Having said that,  In other words, Due to (that)  

Tip: The speaker starts his answer by paraphrasing the idea of the question. He also acknowledges that there are important benefits when a person can speak well but he emphasizes that he will only talk about the most important one and provide explanation and example. His answer is very well-explained!




And that’s it! Talking about someone talkative is never that difficult. Just give more details or an explanation of your answer. Also, add good expressions to develop a better answer! Learn how to talk about THE RECENT TOPIC in PART 1 about WATCHES on this link


Meaning of Words and Phrases Sources: Collins, Macmillan, Cambridge, Oxford

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