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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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886.  A Childhood Friend  (May 2018)

887.  Something You Would Like to Replace  (May 2018)

888.  A Song  (May 2018)

889.  A Time You Wore Special Clothing  (May 2018)

890.  A Street Market  (May 2018)

 

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886.  A Childhood Friend  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 30

 Describe a friend you had when you were a child.

                            You should say:

                                           how you first met *  

                                           how long you were friends

                                           what you used to do together *

                              and explain why you liked this person. *

              .

Notes

  • There are many previous topics asking you to describe a friend.

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887.  Something You Would Like to Replace  (May 2018)

Describe something you have that would like to replace.

               You should say:

 what it is

 how long you have had it

 how easy it would be to replace it

 and explain why you would like to replace it.

              .

 

Notes

  • This is a new topic.

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888.  A Song  (May 2018)

Copy of Topic 676

Describe a song that has special meaning for you. *

               You should say:

what this song is about

when and where you first heard this song

how often you listen to this song

and explain why it has special meaning for you.

              .

 

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See also the Part 3 of   Topic 737, Topic 676, Topic 622, Topic 452, Topic 330 and Topic 186

 

 

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889.  A Time You Wore Special Clothing  (May 2018)

Describe a time when you wore special clothing.

               You should say:

 what the occasion was

 what special clothing you wore

 where you got the clothing from

 and explain how you felt while wearing this clothing.

              .

 

Notes

  • This seems to be a variation of topics 515, 419 & 165. If the reports that people have written are accurate, this topic is firstly asking you to describe an occasion when you wore "special" clothes, with a description of the clothing as one of the points to include in your monologue. On the other hand, previous topics first asked you to describe an item of clothing, with a description of when you wear it as one of the points to talk about.

  • Note that the words, "special clothing" does not only mean "formal clothing". It can also refer to traditional clothing or some other style of clothing that is not what you normally wear every day, for example, the academic gown that some university students wear at their graduation ceremony, or the academic cap that they wear on that occasion.

  • Most likely the card uses the word, "clothing" rather than "clothes" because "clothing" could refer to one or more than one thing to wear while "clothes" only refers to more than one piece of clothing. This would allow you to describe only one thing, such as one dress or to speak about more than one item, if you want.

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890.  A Street Market  (May 2018)

Describe a time when you visited a street market.

               You should say:

 where and when it was.

 what you bought there

 what you saw there *

 and explain what kinds of people usually go to this street market. *

                                or

and explain how you felt about this place. *

              .

 

Notes

  • This might be a repeat of Topic  69 (An Open-air Market).

  • Another previous Part 2 topic, Topic 497 (A Shopping Street) might have also been suitable for describing a street market.

  • "Street Markets" was also used as a Part 1 topic in 2014-2015. See here.

  • See here for information about, and pictures of street markets.

  • For the point on the card, "What you bought there" it is perfectly suitable to say you bought nothing and were just having a look. Many people do that at street markets.

  • The point, "explain how you felt about this place" might not really be the last line. But it is always a good idea to include your feelings when you answer Part 2 topics, even if you are not specifically asked to do so. This gives you more to talk about, especially when you have trouble thinking of things to say.

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