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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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641.  A Person Who Dresses Well  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

642.  The Most Enjoyable Stage in Your Life  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

643.  A Park or Garden  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

644.  A Picture or Photo in Your Home  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

645.  A Person Who Speaks a Foreign Language Well  (May, 2015)   (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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641.  A Person Who Dresses Well  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

Describe a person you know who dresses well.

               You should say:

 who this person is

  how you know this person

  what kind of clothes this person wears

and explain why you think this person dresses well.

 

Notes

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

515, 419, 165, 460, 295, 349 and 67.

Make sure you know the difference between, "fashion" (a noun) and "fashionable" (an adjective). English speakers do not say, "fashion clothes" that should be, "fashionable clothes". Also note that "being interested in fashion" is not always the same as "being in fashion" /  "being fashionable".

Fashion

Shopping in General

Shopping for Clothes

The Cost of Clothes

Clothes for Work

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642.  The Most Enjoyable Stage in Your Life  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

Describe the stage of life that you have enjoyed the most.

               You should say:

what stage it was (or, when it was)

what you did during that stage

where you were during that stage  

and explain why you enjoyed that stage so much.

 

 

Notes

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 168, Topic 75 and the following topics related to "change": Topic 530, Topic 47, Topic 92, Topic 148, Topic 194, Topic 266 & Topic 354


Stages of Life

Adulthood / Maturity

All these questions refer to your country / your culture.

Age Restrictions (especially about old or "older" people)  See Note 4

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643.  A Park or Garden  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

Copy of Topic 246

Describe a garden or park you enjoyed visiting.

               You should say:

                               where it was 

                               what it looked like

                               what you did (or, were doing) there [or, what people were doing there]

                and explain why you liked it.

 

 

Notes

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Part 3

For Parks: See also Part 3 of Topic 246,  Topic 142, Topic 442, Topic 332 Topic 102 & Topic 537

For Outdoor Activities: See also Part 3 of Topic 57, Topic 292, Topic 367, Topic 374 and Topic 501.

Parks and Greenery in Cities

Outdoor Activities

Cities

The Environment

See Note 3

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644.  A Photo in Your Home  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

Describe a (picture or) photograph in your home.

               You should say:

 what is in the photo

 where this photo is in your home

 how this picture was taken

and explain what this photo means to you.

 

Note

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Part 3

See also any similar questions in the Part 3 questions for Topic 33, Topic 110, Topic 161, Topic 219 and Topic 393, 551, 483,

Make sure you know how to pronounce "photograph", "photography", "photographer" and "photographic". The word stress (i.e., which syllable is stressed more) is different in some of these words.

Photography

Visual Art / Art Classes

Professional Photographers

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645.  A Person Who Speaks a Foreign Language Well  (May, 2015)   (Probably no longer used)

Describe a person you know who has learned a foreign language well. *

               You should say:

who this person is

how you know this person

what language this person knows

and explain why you think they are good at languages.

 

 

Notes

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also Part 3 for Topic 49, Topic 115, Topic 171, Topic 280  and Topic 476.

Language and Culture

Learning (studying) a Foreign Language

Endangered Languages

See Note 7

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Note 1

This is called "urbanization".

Note 2

This is called "decentralization".

Note 3

So far, it seems that only one person has reported these questions, so they might just be questions that were made by one examiner. In other words, these questions might not be in the question book.

Note 4

Usually, when a native English speaker says, "old person", he or she means "older than 60 or 65" or "older than the usual retirement age". So it is unusual to talk about "old people" working. However, "older people" do have problems in finding a job in many places in the world. These are people who are between 50 and 65 (or 60), or even between 40 and 65 (or 60).

Note 5

I have not seen this particular question reported - it is my guess at a possible question. If you can answer at least some parts of that question, then you should be able to answer other questions related to urban living.

Note 6

This is mainly referring to taking photos of natural disasters and, especially, war zones or instances of social unrest such as revolutions.

Note 7

You should do a little reading on the internet about endangered languages. These are almost always languages of a minority community in a country, especially a minority community that is not very large. (For example, New Guinea has several hundred languages, each spoken by just one tribal group, and many of these languages are endangered.) An endangered language is not yet an extinct language but usually the only people who speak this language fluently, or use it as their main language, are a small number of old people. Of course, the extinction of a language is closely related to the loss of major parts of the traditional culture of the group who spoke this language in the past. Very often, the history of this group has been preserved in spoken stories, or songs, so the loss of this knowledge is important because anthropologists consider this knowledge especially important for understanding such historical phenomena as ancient migration patterns. The loss of these traditional cultures also means the loss of knowledge that this group has gathered over hundreds or thousands of years about such things as the medicinal qualities of plants in their environment. Most importantly, whenever a group loses its culture, this group often then suffers major social problems, such as alcoholism if the group cannot successfully integrate into the majority culture that surrounds them.

Note 8

An endangered language can be recorded in written form, in audio recordings and in videos. In this way, it will never be completely lost and people in the future, especially scholars, will be able to study it and even learn to speak it well. But if it is not used as either a first or second language by a significant number of people, such a language would still be described as "extinct".