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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

 

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916Something You Borrowed  (Sep 2018)

917.  A Teenager  (Sep 2018)

918.  Equipment that Had a Problem  (Sep 2018)

919.  An Interesting Part of Your Country  (Sep 2018)

920A Decision You Made  (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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916Something You Borrowed  (Sep 2018)

Copy of Topic 671

Describe a time when you borrowed something.

               You should say:

what you borrowed

who you borrowed it from

what you used it for (how it was useful to you)

how long you borrowed it for

and explain why you borrowed it. *

              .

 

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Part 3

See also Topic 671 & Topic 587

Lending and Borrowing

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917.  A Teenager  (Sep 2018)

Copy of Topic 444

Describe a teenager who you know.

               You should say:

                           how old they are (= how old he or she is)

                           how and where you met him or her (or, how you know this person)                            

                           what you and this person do together * (or, what this person likes to do *)

                           what kind of person he or she is (his or her personality)                          

               and explain how you feel about him or her. *

                                            or

              and explain whether you like or dislike this person and why *

              .

 

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Part 3

See also Topic 444 & Topic 133

Teenagers

  • What would you say are the differences between teenagers and children? FQ

  • What are the differences between teenagers and adults? FQ

  • What are the differences between teenagers and elderly people?

  • Do you think there are any differences between teenage boys and teenage girls?

  • Can you think of any teenage behaviour that is (more or less) unique to teenagers?

  • Would you say teenagers today have a good attitude towards elderly people?

  • In what ways do you think teenagers today are different to teenagers 20 or 30 years ago?

  • Would you prefer to be a teenager today or a teenager 20 or 30 years ago?

  • At what age is a child be considered to be a teenager?

  • At what age do teenagers begin to be treated as (or, considered to be) adults? FQ

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918.  Equipment that Had a Problem  (Sep 2018)

Copy of Topic 575

Describe a time when you had a problem with a piece of equipment (e.g., a TV or a washing  machine) *

You should say:

        what equipment

        what problem you had

        when you had this problem *       

and explain what you did about this problem. [Or: how you fixed (resolved) this problem]

              .

Notes

  • Possibly the first line asks you to talk about some equipment that was broken, which is just one example of having a problem with equipment. On the other hand, if the word, "problem" is used then the equipment might not necessarily have been "broken". For example, if it was equipment that was working perfectly well but you didn't know how to correctly use it then it was you who had the problem, not the equipment.

  • It could be equipment at home, at your work or study place or any other place where you go, such as the machine that dispenses tickets in the subway.

  • Other examples of "problems" with equipment could be: equipment that was too big to be stored in a convenient place; equipment that made too much noise to be used where you live; equipment that was too complex to use; equipment that was too heavy for you to use . . . .

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Part 3

Modern Equipment

Problem Solving

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919.  An Interesting Part of Your Country  (Sep 2018)

Describe an interesting part of your country.

               You should say:

 where it is

 how you know about it

 ...........

 and explain why you think it is interesting.

              .

Notes

  • This seems to be a new topic.

  • If the wording is, a "part of your country" instead of, "a place in your country" then you could use general words such as, "the north-east part" or "the far-western part" without actually giving any names. But including a name or two along with naming the part would be better.

  • "Interesting" means "interesting to you". It might not be especially interesting to other people.

  • "Interesting" means it stimulates your mind, your thinking, not necessarily your feelings. For example, there might be something that you think is unique about this place, or something you would like to learn more about this place. It does not necessarily have to be "attractive", or other adjectives that refer to feelings.

  • The missing clue might be: "what you know about this place", "whether or not you have visited this place" or, "how well-known this place is" . . . You can include a few words about all of those points.

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Part 3

Your Country

Living in Cities

Countries of the World

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920A Decision You Made  (Sep 2018)

Version A  Copy of Topic 2

Describe an important decision that you made.

 You should say:

            what the decision was

            how you made your decision

            what the results of the decision were  

 and explain why it was important.

              .

Version B

Describe a good decision you or someone you know made.

               You should say:  

            who made the decision

            what the decision was

            what the results of the decision were  

 and explain why you think it was a good decision.

 

 

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Part 3

See also Topic 845,  773, 686 , 509, Topic 445 & Topic 2

Decisions in General

Decisions and Children

Sources of Advice

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