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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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871.  A Building  (May 2018)

872.  A Changed Plan  (May 2018)

873.  A Comic Actor  (May 2018)

874.  A Competition You Would Like to Enter  (May 2018)

875.  Something to Help You Concentrate  (May 2018)

 

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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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871.  A Building  (May 2018)

Describe a building that you like. *

               You should say:

 where it is

 what it is used for

 what it is used for

 and explain why you like it. *

              .

Notes

  • The first line might be, "Describe an interesting building that you have seen", with the last line as, "and explain why you think it is interesting". You can "like" a building because you think it's beautiful but that's not exactly the same as "interesting". But if you plan to talk about an "interesting" building" that will also include a building that you like because everyone likes interesting things.

  • There are 11 previous "building" topics listed on this website but none of them seem to simply ask you to describe an interesting building or a building you like. So possibly this topic is a rewritten version of one of the previous topics.

  • Someone reported that the cue, "where it is" is actually, "where you saw it". Although it is possible to say you saw it in a book or on TV, it probably would be better to choose a building that you have seen by being near it.

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872.  A Changed Plan  (May 2018)

Describe a time when you changed your plans. *               

             You should say:

what your plan was (or, plans were)

why you changed your plans

what happened after you changed your plan *

and explain how you felt when you changed your plans. *

.

              .

Notes

  • Previous topic 699 was, "A Time When the Weather Changed Your Plan". That does seem to me to be unusual topic wording and very possibly the real topic was simply, "A time when you changed your plan". The Part 3 of Topic 699 had many questions about the weather causing people to change their plans and that is possibly the reason why people were erroneously reporting the Part 2 topic with the word, "weather" in it.

  • A few people have reported that the Part 2 had the words, "changed your mind". "To change a plan" can also be expressed as "to change your mind about what you plan to do". But to "change your mind" in general usually just means to "change your decision", and a "plan" and a "decision" are not exactly the same. Possibly there are questions in Part 3 about "changing your mind".

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873.  A Comic Actor  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 548

Describe a comic actor who is popular in your country.

You should say:

        who this person is

        how you know him/her

        what kind of person he/she is *  (or, how he/she is funny) *

and explain why he/she is popular in your country.

              .

Notes

  • A "comic actor" is an actor who plays a role in a comedy film, TV show or stage play. A comic actor is an example of a "comedian" but there are other examples of comedians who are not classified as "actors", such as a "stand-up comedian" who just stands on a stage and tells jokes to the audience.

  • This is not a topic about comic books, comic book characters, or cartoons.

  • This is probably a repeat of Topic 548.

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874.  A Competition You Would Like to Enter  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 507

Describe a competition that you would like to take part in.

You should say:

        what competition it would be

        what happens in such a competition *

        what preparations you would need to make for this competition *       

and explain why you would like to take part in this competition. *

                                or

and explain what difficulties you think you might (or, would) have in such a competition. *

              .

Notes

  • This looks like a repeat of Topic 507

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875.  Something to Help You Concentrate  (May 2018)

Describe something you do to help you focus on (= concentrate on) your work or study.

               You should say:

 what it is

 when you do it * or, how often you do it *

 when you started doing it

 and explain how it helps you concentrate.

              .

Notes

  • This seems to be a new topic.

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