IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in Exam | Topic 2: Dream


IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in Exam | Topic 2: Dream


Describe a dream you have had

You should say:

  • When you had this dream
  • What you saw in the dream
  • What you did or said in the dream
  • And explain why you had a dream like that

Sample Answer:

I’d like to talk about the nightmare I had the other night.

On the way to a mountain in the dead of winter, I dropped behind the group I was
traveling with and got lost. To make matters worse, it began to rain heavily. The wind
blew hard, and the blasted forest groaned as if in pain. And so overcast was the sky that
night came several hours earlier than usual. Cold and frightened, I was trembling all over.
All I could do was shout for help, but no help was forthcoming. The night became darker,
the wind blew harder, and the rain poured down more heavily. I ate my last piece of food,
a tiny piece of cake. Totally despaired, I was waiting not for a miracle but for death.
Suddenly, a thunderclap woke me up. A rainstorm was indeed raging outside, but I was
grateful to find that I only had a nightmare.

I still couldn’t figure out why I would have that dream, and I certainly wouldn’t want it
to come true.