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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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911A Language You Would Like to Learn  (Sep 2018)

912.  A Childhood Game  (Sep 2018)

913.  An Important Plant  (Sep 2018)

914.  A Book You Recently Read  (Sep 2018)

915Your Study Place  (Sep 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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911A Language You Would Like to Learn  (Sep 2018)

Copy of Topic 554

Describe a foreign language you would like to learn (besides English).

You should say:

        what language

        how you would learn it

        what difficulties you think you might (or would) have when learning this language.

and explain why you would like to learn this language.

              .

Notes

  • This seems to be a repeat of Topic 554

  • The first line might not include the word, "foreign". If that word is not included, it might be possible to talk about a language from within your own country.

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 questions for Topic 554

See also any related questions in the Part 3 of Topic 21, Topic 49, Topic 115, Topic 171, Topic 280, Topic 476, Topic 645, and Topic 704

Learning a Language

Languages in the World

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912.  A Childhood Game  (Sep 2018)

Describe a game (not a sport) you enjoyed playing in your childhood.

               You should say:

 what game it was

 where you played it

 who you played it with

 and explain why you enjoyed playing this game.

              .

Notes

  • This is probably a repeat of one or more of the previously used topics.

  • The first line might say, "an indoor game".

  • "Childhood" is the period before the age of 13.

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of 639, 557, 479 & 179

See some vocabulary

Games in General

  • What are some of the most popular games in your country?

  • How have games changed over the past few decades?

  • Can you explain why adults often play different games to what they played when they were children?

  • (Similar to above) What do you think are the differences between adults' games and those for children?

  • How important would you say winning is when playing a game?

Childhood Games

  • What games do children generally play today?

  • How are these games different to the games children played a few decades ago?

  • Do children play games at school in your country?

  • Do parents in your country encourage their children to play games?

  • Do you think there are benefits from children playing games?

Children's Play

  • What do you think are the major differences between indoor children's play and outdoor children's play?

  • Do you think children develop different abilities from playing outdoors, compared to playing indoors?

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913.  An Important Plant  (Sep 2018)

Copy of Topic 802

Describe an important plant in your country (such as a vegetable, fruit or flower).

            You should say:

                                what plant it is

                                what it looks like *

                                where it grows

              and explain why it is important.  

              .

Notes

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 802 and Topic 458

Growing Plants at Home

  • Do people in your country like growing plants at home?

  • What kinds of plants do they grow?

  • How (or where) do people who live in cities (or, in apartments) grown plants?

  • Are there any differences between the plants that people grown indoors compared to those that are grown outdoors?

  • What would you say are the benefits of having indoor plants?

  • Who do you think likes growing plants more, old people or young people?

  • Have you ever grown any plants?

  • Do schools in your country teach children about growing (or, how to grow) plants?

  • Do you think schools should teach children how to grow plants? *

  • What benefits can children get from growing plants?

Farming

  • What are some examples of the crops that are grown in your country?

  • Can you explain why some people enjoy working as farmers?

  • Would you like to be a farmer?

  • Do you think more people will be growing their own food in the future?

  • Do you think children should do farm work?

  • In what ways do you think the environment affects the growing of crops?

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914.  A Book You Recently Read  (Sep 2018)

Copy of Topic 590

Describe a book you recently read.

               You should say:

what book it was

why you read it

what the contents of the book were (or, what the book was about)

and explain what you liked and /or disliked about the book.

              

Notes

  • "Recently" can be any time within the past 1 or 2 years.

  • The topic of "a book" is nearly always in the test. See COMPLETE_P2_LIST.htm

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Possible follow-up questions:

  • Have you read any other books by the same author as that?

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Part 3

Reading

Books

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915Your Study Place  (Sep 2018)

Describe the place where you study. *

               You should say:

 where it is

 when you study there *

 what this place is like

 and explain why you study there.

              .

Notes

  • There are two quite different meanings to the words, "the place where you study". i) It can mean the place where you sit at a desk and read your textbooks, write essays and assignments, and prepare for exams etc. For high school students, you can include "doing homework" as an activity to do there but the word, "homework" is usually not used for university students. Most people do this either at a desk in their home or in the university library.  ii) The second meaning is, "the place where you attend school, university or college". For example, "I'm studying at XYZ University'.

I think this Part 2 is most likely to be i), the place where you do your homework etc. If the first line says, "a (or the) place where you usually study" then that would be further evidence that it means your private study place.

However, if the first line is simply, "the place where you study" and if the point, "when you study there" is written as, "when you go there" then either i or ii would fit that wording.

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Part 3

Studying

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