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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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961Someone Who Gave Help  (May 2019)

962.  A Child Who Made You Laugh  (May 2019)

963.  Something Special You Took Home  (May 2019)

964.  An Advertisement You Remember Well  (May 2019)

965.  A Time When You Gave Advice to Someone  (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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961Someone Who Gave Help  (May 2019)

Describe a person you know who helps others in their spare time.

               You should say:

 who it is

 how you know them (= him or her)

 what they do to help others

   and explain how you feel about this person. *

              .

Notes

  • So far (at May 3), two different versions of this topic have been reported: a) Describe someone you know who gives help to others  b) Describe someone who gave you help. I tend to think it is a).

  • The words, "in their spare time" mean that you should not talk (much) about what this person does for a job.

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Part 3

The topic of "Help" is often in the test.

"You helped someone": Topics 279,  267, 156 and 28.

"Someone helped you": Topics 392, 210 and 104

Helping Others in General

  • Do you think it's important to help othersFQ

  • (Similar to above) Why do people in society need to help each other FQ

  • Are you willing to help others?

  • Would you lend money to a friend?

  • Do you think people in the past helped others more than people today?  FQ

  • (Different to above) Do you think young people in the past helped others more than young people todayFQ

  • What personal qualities do people who help others have?

The Helping Professions

  • What are some examples of professions in which people give help to others?

Children and Helping

  • What’s the between between children helping others and adults helping others?

  • When do children need help?

  • Who should teach children to help others?

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962.  A Child Who Made You Laugh  (May 2019)

Copy of Topic 633

Describe situation (or, an occasion) when a child made you laugh.

               You should say:

who the child was

(when and) where it happened 

 what he or she did to make you laugh

   and explain why you laughed.

              .

Notes

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 633, 750, 899, 494 & 404


Children and Laughter (or, Humour)

  • What kind of things make children laugh?

  • When you were a child, who made you laugh?

  • Do you think it's important for teachers to use humour when they teach children?

  • Do you think a person's childhood (experiences) are important?


Parenthood

  • Is it good for parents to be very strict?

  • What would you say is the best age for people to become parents?

  • Do you think people should (or, need to) receive training before they become parents?

  • What do you think of married couples who decide not to have children?

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963.  Something Special You Took Home  (May 2019)

Version A

Describe something special you took home from another place (you had visited). *

                    or

Describe something special you took home from a tourist attraction you had visited. *

               You should say:

 where you visited

 what you took home

 what it looked like *

 and explain why you thought it was (or, think it is) special.

            

Version B

Copy of Topic 566

Describe something special you brought home from a holiday. *

You should say:

        what it was

        when and where you went on this holiday

        what you did with it after you brought it home

and explain why you thought it was special.

 

 

Notes

  • This topic is obviously about a souvenir.

  • This topic might be a repetition of Topic 566

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Part 3

See also Topic 566

Being a Tourist

  • (Besides your Part 2 example) What are some other places that you have visited as a tourist? *

  • What sorts of souvenirs can tourists buy at _____ (one of the places you mentioned)?

Souvenirs

  • What kinds of souvenir do people buy when they visit a place?

  • Is it beneficial for the local people (at the tourist venue) when tourists buy souvenirsFQ

Ways to Record the Experience of a Trip (esp. photos)

  • Do you like to show photos of a trip to your friends?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking a camera when you visit a tourist site (or, go on a trip)?  FQ

  • What are the pros and cons of taking a pictures with an expensive camera compared to using a
    mobile phone?

  • What can someone do to avoid (or, prevent) their ffy expensive camera from being stolen?
     

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964.  An Advertisement You Remember Well  (May 2019)

Modified Copy of Topic 538

Describe an advertisement that you remember well. *  

You should say:

        when you saw it

        where you saw it

        what the advertisement was about

and explain why you remember it. *

            .

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topics 812, 740, 538, 464, 352, 297, 190, 170,  121 & 65.

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965.  A Time When You Gave Advice to Someone  (May 2019)

Describe a time when you gave advice to someone else. *

               You should say:

 who you gave it to

 what the advice was

 how you gave the advice

 and explain what the results were. *

                or

and explain why you gave this advice *

 

              .

Note

  • If this wording is accurate, it looks like the first time when a part 2 asks you to talk about advice that you gave to someone. The previous topics about advice have all been about advice that someone gave you.

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 632, Topic 59, Topic 130, Topic 182 & Topic 302

Advice for Young People, and Children

Professional Advice-Givers

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