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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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946A Change of Plan  (Jan 2019)  (Probably no longer used)

947.  A Person with Interesting Ideas  (May 2019)

948.  A Band or Singer  (May 2019)

949.  Incorrect Information  (May 2019)

950A Place Near Water (May 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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946A Change of Plan  (Jan 2019)  (Probably no longer used)

Copy of Topic 872

Describe a time when you changed your plans. *               

             You should say:

what your plan was (or, plans were)

why you changed your plans

how your plan changed

what happened after (when) you changed your plan *

and explain how your change of plan affected your life. *

              .

 

Notes

  • This is probably a repeat of Topic 872

  • Some people have reported the wording as, "Describe a time when you suddenly changed your plans."

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 872, Topic 441, Topic 699 and Topic 521

Some Extra Vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_7.htm#Plans

Making Plans

Young People and Plans

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947.  A Person with Interesting Ideas  (May 2019)

Describe a person who (you think) has interesting ideas or opinions.
 

               You should say:

 who this person is

 how you know this person

 what interesting ideas/opinions he or she has

  and explain you think why his/her ideas are interesting.

              .

 

Notes

  • This exact same topic has not been used before.

  • You need to have a clear and accurate understanding of the definition of the word, "interesting" in order to answer this question well.

  • "how you know this person" can mean either, "know personally" or "know about".

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

Ideas

  • What kinds of ideas are respected in your country?`

  • Whose ideas are most respected?

  • Can you give an example of a famous person whose ideas have changed people’s lives?

Children and Ideas

  • When (at what age) would you say children start to have their own ideas FQ

  • Do you think children always have the same ideas (or, opinions) as their parents?

  • Where do these ideas come from?

  • Who do you think has more influence on children's ideas, their parents or their teachers?

  • How can teachers (or parents) encourage their students (their children) to form their own opinions?

  • Do you think parents should follow their children’s ideas, or should they say "No" to them?

  • Can you suggest why children, as they grow older, have more and more disagreements with their parents about ideas?

  • Do you think parents should set up some rules for their children concerning what ideas they express (or, have)?

  • Can children (in your culture) say "No" to their parents?

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948.  A Band or Singer  (May 2019) 

Copy of Topic 584

Describe a band or singer who you like.

               You should say:

                              what style of songs they sing / music they play *

                              when you listen to them

                              where you listen to them

                and explain why you like this band or singer.

 

              .

 

Notes

  • This is probably a repeat of Topic 584,  A Band or Singer

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Possible follow-up questions:

  • Have you ever been to one of their concerts?

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Part 3

Some Extra Vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#1.%20Types%20of%20Music

Music in Your Country

  • What kinds of music are popular in your country?

  • What kinds of music do you think will be popular in the future?

  • Do you think people like different kinds of music at different stages of their lives?

  • Is folk music still very popular in your country?

Singing

  • Are you good at singing?

  • Do you think people need to learn how to sing (or is it a natural skill)?  FQ

  • (Similar to above) Do you think some people have a natural talent for singing, or do you think ordinary people can also sing (= can sing as well? FQ

  • (Similar to above) Do you think everyone can sing?  FQ

  • Do you think women are better singers than men?

  • What would you say are the benefits of singing?

    Professional Singers

  • Do singers make lots of money?

  • Would you say that popular singers are also good (or, among the best) singers?

  • What do you think makes a singer attractive to people?

  • What do you think of the current "boy bands"?

  • What influences do singers have on people?

  • Do you think people will still be singing songs for money in the future?

    Songs

  • Why do you think some songs become popular while other songs are not often heard?

  • What do you think makes (or causes) a song to become popular?


The Music Industry

 

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949.  Incorrect Information  (May 2019) 

Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct.
 

               You should say:

 what information

 where you heard/read this information

 when you heard/read it

  and explain why you think it is incorrect.

              .

 

Notes

  • This topic has not been used before.

  • If you do an internet search under the topic of "hoaxes" then you will get some ideas.

  • The information might have been originally an innocent mistake, not necessarily information that was a hoax or a lie, meant to deceive people. For example, some earlier scientific theories ar now known to be incorrect, such as the idea that the sun rotates around the earth. (The fact is that the earth rotates around the sun.)

  • This topic is closely connected to the topic of the media, especially the internet.

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

Some Extra Vocabulary -

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_7.htm#100.%20Social%20Media

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#5.%20Things%20to%20Read

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#8.%20Methods%20of%20Storing%20Memories

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_2.htm#21.%20The%20Sections%20of%20a%20Newspaper

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#%C2%A03.%20Types%20of%20TV%20Shows

 

Information

Exchanging/Giving Information

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950A Place Near Water (May 2019) 

Read the Important Note, below

 

Version A

Describe a place with a lot of water (such as a river, a lake or the ocean) that you enjoyed visiting.

               You should say:

                               where this place was 

                               what it looked like

                               what people were doing at this place (Or, what you did there)

                               why you went there *

                               who you went there with *

               and explain why you liked this place.

 

* Of course, the real card will only have three points following, "You should say".

 

Version B

Describe a water sport you would like to try.

               You should say:

 what sport it is

 where this sport is done

 what equipment is needed to do this sport

  and explain why you would like try it.

              .

Important Note

  • The Part 3 questions that have been reported in this test period are very similar to, if not identical to questions that have been asked in the past for the Part 2 topic of, "A Place Near Water".

That is, in the past, there often were Part 3 questions on the topic of "water sports" or recreational activities at a place with water  when the Part 2 topic was, "A Place Near Water". 

I think it is most likely that the real wording for the current topic is similar to the wording shown as Version A, However, it is possible that this time, "A Water Sport" is the real Part 2 topic.

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Possible follow-up questions:

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 questions (especially the FQ questions) for Topic 710, Topic 626, Topic 519, Topic 407, Topic 312, Topic 207 & Topic 140
 

Some Extra Vocabulary -

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_2.htm#24.%20Water

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_5.htm#Water

http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_8.htm#Water%20Sports


Places Near Water

Water Transport

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