ielts-yasi.englishlab.net

Updated  Sep 29, 2019

 

IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

Page 189

951A Phone Call (May 2019)

952.  A Game Show or Quiz Program  (May 2019)

953.  A Famous Foreign Person  (May 2019)

954.  An Invitation to Dinner  (May 2019)

955A Friend who Encouraged You  (May 2019)

 

 

RETURN TO PART 2 TOPIC INDEX

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

***********************************************************************   

951A Phone Call (May 2019)

Describe a time you heard someone you don't know talking on their phone.

               You should say:

 when it was

 where you were when you heard it

 what the person was talking about

 and explain how you felt (after) when you heard this person talking.

              .

 

Notes

  • This topic has not been used before.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Possible follow-up questions:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topics 329, 769 & 877

Speaking in a Public Place

Rules in Public Places

***********************************************************************

952.  A Game Show or Quiz Program  (May 2019)

Version A

Describe a TV game show or a quiz program you enjoy watching. *

               You should say:

 what type of program it is

 when you watch it *

 what happens in this program *

 and explain why you enjoy watching it.

              .

 

Version B

Describe a TV game show or a quiz program you enjoyed watching. *

               You should say:

 what ype of program it was

 when you watched it *

 what happened in this program *

 and explain why you enjoyed watching it.

 

 

Notes

  • I think Version A is more likely to be the current topic. For that version, you should say the name of the program (the series) and describe it in general. Version A is referring to your current TV-watching habits.

  • For Version B, you could also talk about a series that you once watched in the past but no longer watch. Alternatively, in Version B, it is suitable to talk about a particular episode of a program (sometimes simply called, "a program"). This is more difficult because it requires you to remember one episode in detail.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Possible follow-up questions:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Part 3

See also #294. A Quiz Show, #912. A Childhood Game

Television

Games

***********************************************************************

953.  A Famous Foreign Person  (May 2019)

Copy of Topic 245

Describe a famous person (still living), not from your country, who you would like to meet.

            You should say:

where this person comes from

how you first learned about him or her (See Note)

(or: how you know about this person)

why / how this person is famous

            and explain why you would like to meet this person

 

 

Notes

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Possible follow-up questions:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Part 3

See also #822. An Interesting Foreigner, #563.  A Famous Foreign Person & #245. A Famous Foreign Person (3) and all the other "Famous Person" topics at COMPLETE_P2_LIST.htm


Fame

The Influence of Famous People

***********************************************************************

954.  An Invitation to Dinner  (May 2019)

Version A

Describe a time when you invited your friends or family to dinner (either at home or in a
restaurant).

               You should say:  

when it was

 where it was

 who you invited

 and explain why you invited them to a meal.

              .

Version B

Describe a time when you were invited to dinner (either at home or in a
restaurant) bt a friend or relative.

               You should say:  

when it was

 where it was

 who invited you

 and explain why they invited you to a meal. *

                    or

and explain how you felt about that invitation.

 

Notes

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Possible follow-up questions:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Part 3

Some extra vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#15.%20Restaurants%20&%20Food,  http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists_2.htm#27.%20Cooking

Eating at Home or Eating Out

Special Food for Special Occasions

**********************************************************************

955A Friend who Encouraged You  (May 2019)

Describe a friend who encouraged you to achieve a goal.  *

               You should say:

 who this person was

 how you know them

 what your goal was 

    and explain what kind of support this person offered

                            or

    and explain how this encouragement helped you to achieve the goal.

              .

Notes

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Possible follow-up questions:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  

Part 3

Motivation

Encouraging Teenagers & Children

***********************************************************************

Note 1

Be careful about using the word, "popular" when you answer this question. "Popular" and "famous" would be suitable if you were talking about such people as actors in movies or on TV and pop singers but there are other types of people who are famous such as political leaders, business leaders, outstanding scientists, writers etc. The word, "popular" may or may not be suitable when talking about them.

Note 2

a) How do you think celebrities could make use of their fame to be a positive influence (on young people)?

The question might be, "How do you think celebrities could make use of their fame to be a positive influence on society?"

b) The word, "celebrity" is not always an exact synonym for "famous person". A celebrity is famous in popular culture or the popular media. Famous entertainers, sports stars etc. can be called "celebrities". Even some political leaders, business leaders, outstanding scientists, writers etc. could be described as "celebrities" if, for example, magazine articles are written about their personal lives, or they are interviewed on TV and are asked questions of a personal nature, i.e., they don't just talk about their work.

Note 3

"Should do that" = "have a responsibility to do that"