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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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921 Keeping Healthy  (Jan 2019)

922.  Someone You Wanted to be Similar To  (Jan 2019)

923.  Something to Help Your Study or Work  (Jan 2019)

924.  An Intelligent Person  (Jan 2019)

925A Beautiful or Handsome Person  (Jan 2019)

 

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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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921  Keeping Healthy  (Jan 2019)

Copy of Topic 485

Describe something you do to (help you) stay healthy.

You should say:

        what you do

        when you started doing this

        how much time you spend doing this (or, how often you do this)

and explain what benefits you get from this activity.

                        or

and explain how this activity helps you stay healthy.

           

  • This is probably a repeat of one or more of the previous topics shown below.

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also any relevant questions at:

485.  Something You Do to Stay Healthy,       654.  An Activity You Do that Keeps You Fit
717.  An Activity You Do for Health or Fitness,      184.   A Healthy Habit
585.  A Healthy Activity,       262.  Something Healthy You Would Recommend, 
309.  A Lifestyle Change to Improve Your Health or Fitness,      350.  Someone You Know Who Has a Healthy Lifestyle
668.  An Article You Read about Health

 

The Health of People Today

Health Education

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922.  Someone You Wanted to be Similar To  (Jan 2019)

Modified copy of Topic 591 (Version B)

Describe a person who you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up. *       

    You should say:

                who this person was

                how you knew (about) this person  (or, what relationship you had with this person)

                what impressed you about this person 

                              
       and explain why you wanted to be similar to this person. *

                                    or

      and explain in what ways you wanted to be similar to this person. *

 

              .

Notes

  • This is probably a repeat of Topic 591 (Version B)

  • Remember to use the past tense when you speak!

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Possible follow-up questions:

  • Are you similar to that person now?

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 591 and Topic 120

Role Models

Generational Differences / Changes

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923.  Something to Help Your Study or Work  (Jan 2019)   

Describe something you regularly do that helps you do your work or study.

You should say:

 what you do

 .................

 .................

 and explain how it helps you.

              .

 

Notes

  • The emphasis in both the Part 2 and Part 3 seems to be on "regularity" (habitually) and "routine".

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Possible follow-up questions:

  • Do other people (you know) also do that?

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Part 3

Daily Routines

Routines at Work

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924.  An Intelligent Person  (Jan 2019)

Copy of Topic 534 & Topic 214

Describe a intelligent person you know.

        You should say:

                who this person is

                when and where you (first) met them (him or her)

                what this person does in life (e.g., work/ study)

        and explain why you think this person is intelligent *

                                       or

        and explain how you feel about this person. *             .

 

 

Notes

  • This is probably a repeat of Topic 534 & Topic 214

  • Almost certainly the first line includes, "you know". It is best to speak about someone who you have personally met.

  • I think the first line should be, "Describe a very (or, exceptionally) intelligent person you know" because all normal human beings are intelligent. The question really is asking you to describe someone whose intelligence impresses you.

  • The line, "what this person does in life" might be, "what this person does to show his or her intelligence".

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 534 & Topic 214

The Nature of Intelligent People

  • Do you think very intelligent people have certain characteristics that are different to those of average people?

  • Do you think they are usually socially awkward?

  • Do you think more intelligent people are more selfish than average people?  FQ

  • Do you think more intelligent people are happier than average people?  FQ

  • Do you think more intelligent people are generally healthier than average people? 

  • Do you think having high intelligence gives people an advantage in improving the quality of their lives?

  • Do you think having high intelligence helps people in their relationships with others?

  • Would you say highly intelligent people are more helpful (towards others) than average people?

  • Would you say highly intelligent people are proud of their intelligence?

  • (Different to above) Would you say highly intelligent people are arrogant about their intelligence?

The Nature of Intelligence

  • Can you suggest why some people are more intelligent than others?

  • Do you think it's possible for people with average (or, low) intelligence to become highly intelligent?

  • Can you explain why some intelligent people are called "geniuses" when they are young?

The Intellectual Development of Children

I suggest you use the words, "intellectual development" rather than, "education" except in those cases when the examiner actually uses the word, "education" in a question.

  • Do you think children can be trained to be intelligent?

  • (Similar to above) Do you think the intelligence of people can be promoted (developed) when they are children?

  • How do you think this can be done?

  • Who would you say is more important in the intellectual development of children, their parents or their school teachersFQ

  • In general, what role do parents play in the intellectual development of their children, and what role do teachers playFQ

  • How do you think teachers and parents can make children more interested in learningFQ

  • Do you think games are useful in promoting intellectual development?

  • Do you think creative activities play a role in promoting intellectual development?

  • Do you think books (or, promoting a love of reading) is important in promoting the intellectual development of children?

  • Would you say the intellectual development of children is important?

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925A Beautiful or Handsome Person  (Jan 2019)

Copy of Topic 580

Describe a beautiful or handsome person you have seen (or, met). *

               You should say:

who it was

when & where you (first) saw this person

what kind of person they were    (maybe = what kind of personality they had) *

  and explain what it was that you thought was beautiful or handsome about this person *

              .

 

Notes

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 580

Personal Beauty

  • What do people mean when they say someone is "beautiful" or "handsome"?

  • Do you think the attractiveness of a person is importantFQ

  • Which do you think is more important, the external beauty or the internal beauty of a person?

  • Do you think beautiful people are happy?

  • Do you think it's easy (or, possible) for a person to become beautiful if they are not beautiful at first?

  • Do you think plastic surgery can make a person feel more confident?

  • What do you think are the advantages, and the disadvantages of being (very) beautiful or handsome?

  • Do you think good-looking people are viewed by other people differently to average-looking or ugly people?

  • Do you think life is easier for good-looking people than for people who are not very good-looking?

  • Can you give any examples of the types of people who are usually described as "beautiful" or "handsome"?

  • Do you think fashion models are beautiful?

  • Why do you think clothing shops and companies use beautiful fashion models to display their clothes?

  • Is it good for clothing shops or companies to only use beautiful modelsFQ

  • What effects can it have on ordinary-looking people when they see these beautiful models?

  • Many models are very thin. Do you think being thin is beautiful?

  • Do you think it's good to use such thin models (when so few people are as thin as those models)FQ

Fashion

  • Can you explain why people such as film stars pay so much attention to the clothes they wear?

  • How important would you say it is for the average person to wear attractive (or, beautiful) clothes?

  • Would you say beautiful clothes make a person look more attractive?

  • Do you think men and women pay equal attention to clothes?

Beauty in the Natural World

  • Can you give any examples of beauty in the natural world?

  • Can you explain why people feel that certain things (or places) in the natural world are beautiful?

  • Do you think a desert can ever be described as, "beautiful"?

  • Do you think man-made scenery, such as in a city can ever be as beautiful as natural scenery?

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