An example of IELTS speaking part 2 - describe an event in the past
A while back, I went to see a show called the Lion King. I was travelling on holiday in London at the time. I had heard about that show, so I decided to get tickets for us all.
My daughter was dead excited about it. She was 7 at the time. So she was really into animals. My wife was as pleased as punch because she had never been to a show in London before. She said I had been very thoughtful and considerate buying tickets for all of us.
So, we arrived at the theatre, gave in our tickets and sat down. We were struck by the size of it. The hall was huge, the stage was closed by this large red curtain, and the auditorium had these lovely golden arches in the galleries. Our seats were really comfy with nice blue covers.
After a few minutes, the show started and it was wonderful. The costumes were striking, full of different colours and textures. There was an array of lights, reflecting the various colours of Africa. You really felt like you were there.
We loved it, and if I had known it was going to be that good, I would have forked out a bit more money to get seats closer to the stage.
A few comments
Vocabulary: the speaker uses many adjectives, and colloquial languages.
Grammar: the speaker uses past tense, past perfect, report speech, third conditional with if, and simile.
Length of speech: about 1 minute and 30 seconds with 215 words.