People often ask me whether it is necessary to talk about all of the points on the task card in speaking part 2.
The answer is no. You won't lose any marks for missing some of the bullet points on the task card. There's nothing in the examiner's marking scheme about covering every point.
However, I do still advise people to try to cover each point. Here's why:
- The points on the task card help you to structure your description.
- They help you to move forward, rather than getting stuck on one idea.
- The points are 'prompts' that remind you what to say next.
- The final point is often a 'why' question, which will allow you to express your feelings, opinions and reasons using some good descriptive language. It would be a shame to miss this point.