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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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936A Special Dish  (Jan 2019)

937.  An Interesting Old Person  (Jan 2019)

938.  Good News  (Jan 2019)

939.  Something You Want to Do  (Jan 2019)

940A Friend's Success  (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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936A Special Dish  (Jan 2019)

Describe a kind of food that people in your country eat during a special event *               

            You should say:

 what it is

 how it is cooked (or made)

 during what special events it is eaten

 and explain why this food is eaten at this (or these) special events.

              .

 

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Part 3

Food in Your Country

Eating Habits in Your Country

Food Production

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937.  An Interesting Old Person  (Jan 2019)

Describe an old person who you think is interesting.

               You should say:

 who this person is

 how you met (or how you know) this person

 what you do together

 and explain why you think this person is interesting.

              .

 

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Part 3

The topic of "An Old Person" is almost always in the test. See COMPLETE_P2_LIST.htm

Young-Old Relationships

The Young and Old Teaching Each Other

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938.  Good News  (Jan 2019)

Describe a piece of good news you heard (e.g., from TV or the internet)

               You should say:

 where you heard it

 when you heard it

 what it was about

 and explain why you think it was good news.

              .

Notes

  • This looks like a repeat of Topic 606.

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Part 3

The News in Your Country

School Students and the News

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939.  Something You Want to Do  (Jan 2019)

Describe something you want to do but have never had time to do.

               You should say:

 what it is you want to do 

 where you would do it  *

 who you would do it with  *

 and explain why you haven't had time to do it.  *

              .

Notes

  • At the moment (Jan 20, 2019), the exact wording of this question is unclear/

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Part 3

How People Spend Their Time

Time Management

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940A Friend's Success  (Jan 2019)

Modified copy of Topic 571

Describe an achievement of one of your friends that made you feel proud.

               You should say:

who this friend was (or, is) *

what the success was *

how your friend achieved this success *

       or

how long you have known this friend *

and explain why you were (or, are) proud of your friend's success. *

 

              .

Note

  • The word, "success" might be written instead of "achievement".

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topics 571, 43, 109, 173, 296, 344, 379 & 595

Success in Your Country

See Note 1

Success at School

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Note 1

At the most basic level, "success" means, "reaching or achieving a goal". The fact that most people have a goal, (usually their main goal in life and sometimes their only goal) of achieving a certain level of wealth is a co-incidence that causes many people to think that the only meaning of "success" is "becoming rich".

Since success is the achievement of a goal, a person who does not have a goal that others have cannot be considered to be a "failure" if he or she never even tried to achieve that goal.

Following on from the mistaken idea that "success" = "achieving great wealth", many people think that someone who has very little money is a failure. That person might be a failure in the eyes of others who believe that everyone should aim to be wealthy but that person might consider himself to be "successful" in other areas of life. Furthermore, many wealthy people do not feel themselves to be fully "successful" people in life because, for example, their family life has not been very happy.