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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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881.  A Magazine  (May 2018)

882.  A Party  (May 2018)

883.  Primary School Maths  (May 2018)

884.  Public Transportation  (May 2018)

885.  A Quiet Place  (May 2018)

 

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881.  A Magazine  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 549

Describe a magazine you enjoy reading.

            You should say:

                          what magazine it is

                          how often you read it (or, when you read it)

                          what the magazine is about (or, what the articles in the magazine are about)

                         what kinds of people generally read this magazine *

             and explain why you like to read it

              .

Notes

  • Previous examples of this topic are Topics 549 and 141.

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882.  A Party  (May 2018)

Describe a party that you enjoyed attending recently.

               You should say:

 why the party was held

 who was there

 what you did there

 and explain why you enjoyed it.

              .

 

Notes

  • Two previous "party" topics, different to above, were Topics 502 and 204.

  • "Recently" can be within the past year or two. Basically, the question refers to a party that you attended as a young adult.

  • In English, we don't usually say, "take part in a party" or "participate in a party". We usually just say, "go to a party", which is the same as the slightly more formal, "attend a party"

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883.  Primary School Maths  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 468

Describe some mathematics (a mathematical skill) you learned in primary school. *

You should say:

        what you learned

        how you learned it

        how difficult is was to learn

and explain how useful you think that mathematics is in your life today.

              .

 

Notes

  • This was previously used as Topic 468.

  • To prepare for this, you should learn the words, "arithmetic", "arithmetic operations (or functions)", "addition", "subtraction". "multiplication", "division", "long division" and "the times table". Asian candidates could include a few words about using an abacus and all candidates could include a few words about using a calculator.

  • Americans and most Canadians say, "math" while British English speakers say "maths". All English speakers say, "mathematics". If you are sure your examiner is from North America, it is perfectly suitable to say, "math" instead of "maths".

  • A couple of people have reported that this topic is about a "maths class" but most people have reported that the topic is about a mathematical skill.

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884.  Public Transportation  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 503

Describe a trip you recently took by public transport.

You should say:

        what kind of public transport it was

        where you were going       

        what you did during the trip

        who you were with on this trip

and explain how you felt during this trip.

              .

Notes

  • Information about this topic is a bit sketchy but it looks like Topic 503.

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885.  A Quiet Place  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 785

Describe a quiet place you like to go to.

            You should say:

where it is

when you go there

what you usually do there

            and explain why you like the place.

              .

 

Notes

  • This is probably a repeat of Topic 785 but there are also other previous topics, such as those about "A Peaceful Place" or "A Relaxing Place" that might also be essentially the same as Topic 785.

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