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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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941A New Public Facility  (Jan 2019)

942.  Your Grandparent's Job  (Jan 2019)

943.  A Free Day  (Jan 2019)

944.  An Outdoor Activity  (Jan 2019)

945A Party You Attended  (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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941A New Public Facility  (Jan 2019)

Describe a new public facility in your hometown (such as a cinema or a park)

               You should say:

 where it is

 when it was built

 who goes there

 and explain how you feel about it.

              .

Notes

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Part 3

Public Facilities

City Living

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942.  Your Grandparent's Job  (Jan 2019)

Describe a job that one of your grandparents did.

               You should say:

 what it was

 how long they did this job

 how easy the work was *

 and explain whether you would do that work.

              .

 

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Possible follow-up questions:

  • Have you told others about your grand.....'s job?

  • Is that the only job he/she did?

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Part 3

Easy & Hard Jobs

For these questions, you need to clearly define what you mean by, "easy" work and, "difficult" work.

  • Would you choose to do the job that your grandfather/mother did (or, had)?  FQ

  • Can you give me any examples of jobs that are simple, or easy to do?

  • What are some examples of jobs that are difficult to do?  FQ

  • What makes those jobs difficult to do?

  • Would you say difficult jobs are more interesting than easy jobsFQ

  • Would you say being a doctor (= a medical practitioner) is difficult work?

  • Would you say being a company CEO is difficult work?

  • Would you say it's easy doing the work of an office cleaner?

  • In general, what types of people do the difficult jobs?

  • In general, what types of people do the easy jobs?

  • Do difficult jobs have higher salaries than easy onesFQ

  • (Similar to above) Do you think people who do difficult work earn (or, make) more money than people with easy jobs?

  • Is it easy to find well-paid work in your country?

  • Can you explain why some celebrities earn more than scientific researchers?

Work

Some Extra Vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_4.htm#53.%20Work

  • Would you say that a person's identity is formed by (or, shaped by) the work they do?  See Note 1

  • How do you think the quality of people's work-life could be improved?

  • Do you think "bosses" (company owners & / or managers) would benefit if the quality of their employees' work-life were (or, was) improved?

  • Do you think challenges at work help a person develop their skills?

  • Do you think it is (or would be) good for a company to encourage the development of their employees' skillsFQ

  • (Similar to above) Do you think it's beneficial for employers to provide training for employees?

  • Do you think robots will replace human workers in the future FQ

  • What are the benefits of using robots?

  • What kinds of work (or, what jobs) do you think are more likely to done by robots in the future?

  • What do you think will (or, might) be the consequences of (large-scale) robot use in the workplace?

  • Do you think it will be good, or bad if people don't do any work?

  • Do you think the usage of robots will influence the personality (or the psychology) of people who lose their jobs?

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943.  A Free Day  (Jan 2019)

Describe a free day from work or study that you had recently.

               You should say:

 when it was

 why you had a free day

 what you did

  and explain how you felt about it.

              .

Notes

  • Here, "a free day" means one particular day in the past. not "a free day" in general.

  • "recently" means any time within the past year or two.

  • The English expression is "a day off work" (or, a day free from study) not, "a day out of work". "Out of work" = "unemployed" but that is not correct because a day off work it is just a break and you are still employed.

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topics: 867, 735, 678, 578, 402, 225 & 196

Leisure-Time Activities in Your Country

Some Extra Vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#13.%20Leisure%20Time%20&%20Relaxing, http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_3.htm#Relaxing

Holidays & Free Days

Some Extra Vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_7.htm#98.%20Public%20Holidays

Work

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944.  An Outdoor Activity  (Jan 2019)

Version A

Describe an outdoor sport that you would like to try

               You should say:

 what it is

 where you would try it

 how easy or difficult you think it would (or, will) be

 and explain why you would like to try this sport.

              .

Version B

Describe an outdoor activity that you would like to try

               You should say:

 what it is

 where you would try it

 how easy or difficult you think it would (or, will) be

 and explain why you would like to try this activity.

 

 

Notes

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Part 3

Some Extra Vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_6.htm#80.%20Sport

Outdoor Sports

Sport in General

For these questions, it is possible that the questions here are asked in such a way that "liking" a sport can either mean, "like to play it" or, "like to watch others play it".

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945A Party You Attended  (Jan 2019)

Copy of Topic 882

Describe a party that you enjoyed attending recently.

               You should say:

 why the party was held

 who was there * (or, who held the party) *

 what you did there (or, what happened there)

 and explain why you enjoyed it.

              .

 

Notes

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Part 3

See Also the part 3 of Topics 882, 502 and 204

Parties

Festivals (Festive Occasions)

Possibly the words, "traditional holidays" are used for some questions here.

Leisure Activities

Some Extra Vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#13.%20Leisure%20Time%20&%20Relaxing

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Note 1

Would you say that a person's identity is formed by (or, shaped by) the work they do?

This really means a person's sense of of identity or a person's self-identity. For example, what group(s) of people does he feel he "belongs to" or feels most comfortable with? Does he identify with wealthy business owners, small business owners, factory workers, agricultural workers, highly educated people etc. ? How does he feel he should be seen by others?

If someone asks him or herself, "Who am I?" they are often really asking, "Where do I fit into society?", "What is my identity?"  What role do I (or should I) play in society?"