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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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561.  Some Useful Advice that You Received  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)   Moved to Topic 632

562.  A Foreign Film You Enjoyed (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)  

563.  A Famous Foreign Person  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)

564.  A Person who Has an Interesting Job  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)

565.  An Interesting Animal  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)

 

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FQ = frequent question = a question that has frequently been reported = a question that is probably in the examiner's question book

* = my guess at a question

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561.  Some Useful Advice that You Received  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)   Moved to Topic 632

Copy of Topic 302

Describe a situation (or time) when you received some useful advice. *

                You should say:

what the situation was

who gave you the advice

what the advice was

              and explain how this advice was useful to you.

 

    

Notes

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Part 3

See also Part 3 of Topic 59, Topic 130, Topic 182 & Topic 302

Advice for Young People

Advice on the Internet

Government Advice / Information

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562.  A Foreign Film You Enjoyed  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)  

Adaptation of Topic 341

    Describe a foreign film that you enjoyed watching. *

            You should say:

                          what type of film it was

                          who the actors were

                          what the film was about *

             and explain what you liked (and possibly disliked) about this film.

 

 

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 questions for Topics 542, 440, 397, 341, 278, 200, 145, 99 and 6

Foreign Films

Films in General

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563.  A Famous Foreign Person  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used) 

Copy of Topic 245

Describe a famous person (still living), not from your country, who you would like to meet.

            You should say:

where this person comes from

how you first learned about him or her (See Note)

(or: how you know about this person)

why / how this person is famous

            and explain why you would like to meet this person

    

 

Notes

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 questions for Topic 245, Topic 172 and for Topic 86  (It looks like the older questions are being repeated for this Part 3)

Fame / Famous People

See Note 1 for information on the word, "star".

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564.  A Person who Has an Interesting Job  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used)

Describe someone you know who has an interesting job.

You should say:

        who this person is

        what job the person does       

        what this person does in this job

        how he/she (they) got this job *

and explain why you think this person's job is interesting.

 

 

Notes

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Part 3

See also any relevant (or related) questions from the Part 3 of the following topics - 139, 277, 346, 377, 453, 484 & 499

Jobs / Careers + Part-time vs. Full-time Work

Employers / Companies

Qualifications / Traineeships + Part-time vs. Full-time study

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565.  An Interesting Animal  (May, 2014)  (Probably no longer used) 

Copy of Topic 134

Describe a time when you saw an interesting animal.

               You should say:

                           what animal it was

                           where you saw it 

                           what happened when you saw it

               and explain why you thought it was interesting. *  

    

 

Notes

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 questions for Topic 134.  It looks like the same set of questions is being used for Topic 565 as were used for Topic 134. Note that I only add questions to Part 3 after they have been reported - if they are not reported, I usually don't add them even if I think a previously used question is probably being used again now.

Note: "Wildlife" includes wild, naturally growing plants and trees as well as wild animals. "Animals", in the broad biological definition, includes birds, fish, reptiles and insects. (In biology, there are two major "kingdoms" of living creatures - plants and animals.)

Teaching About Animals in School  Frequent Sub-topic

The Protection of Wild Animals  Frequent Sub-topic

Pets

Zoos

Other Uses of Animals in Society

Animals Eaten for Meat

Work Animals

Experimentation on Animals

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Note 1

Note that the words, "celebrity", "star" and "famous person" have slightly different meanings and usages. Look them up in good reference books. "Star" is usually preceded by another words such as "film star", "pop star", "sports star" etc. The word "star", used alone, should not be used as a general synonym for "famous person" or "celebrity". But it can be used alone if the listener or reader knows what kind of star. For example, if the topic of conversation is a golf tournament, then talking about "the stars" is OK because it obviously refers to those players in this golf tournament who are famous (famous as the best players), not film stars or some other stars.

The word, "star" mostly refers to a person who performs for the entertainment of the public and/or a person who is tops in their field and also popularized in the media, with a focus on that person's life. Professional sportspeople, such as the basketball player Yao Ming, are both performers (for entertainment) and sportspeople. The Olympic Games is mostly a sports competition, with only a little emphasis on its value as "entertainment" for the public, so referring to all Olympic champions as "stars" is inappropriate. A few people, such as the 100 metres sprint champion Usain Bolt and the champion swimmer, Michael Phelps can be called "sports stars" because they have become popular in the media magazine articles are written about them as personalities and they are in demand for appearances on TV talk shows. But an Olympic champion in an obscure event, a person whose name is not very well-known, should simply be called a "champion" athlete in their event, not called a "sports star".