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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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961Someone Who Helps Others  (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.  Advice About Work or Study  (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 Helps Others  (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

  • Can you suggest why many people today don't (like yo) help others very much?

  • Do you think that's a good thing?

  • What personal qualities do people who help others haveFQ

  • Can you explain why some people are more willing to help others than other people?

The Helping Professions

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

  • What kinds of help do these professional people give?

  • (Similar to above) What sorts of help do the people who go to these professionals need?

  • Would you say this kind of work is easy?

  • Do you think these people who help others for a job should be paid a high salary?

Children and Helping

  • Whatís the between between children helping others and adults helping others?

  • What sorts of things can children do to help other people?

  • When do children need help?

  • Do you think children should be educated to help other people?

  • Who do you think should teach children to help others?

  • (Similar to above) Would you say it's more the teachers' role or the parents' role to 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)

  • Can you suggest why people like to take photos when they go on a trip?

  • 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 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

Some extra vocabulary - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/vocabulary_lists.htm#4.%20Types%20of%20Advertising

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

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965.  Advice About Work or Study  (May 2019)

Describe a time you received advice on choosing a job or subject.

        You should say:

                    when you received the advice

                    who gave you the advice

                    what the advice was

        and explain how you felt after listening to the advice. *

 

 

Note

  • In the first line, "Describe a time you received advice on choosing a job or subject", the word, "job" might actually be "career". The word "subject" is the British style of saying, "major" but it can also be interpreted to mean simply a class at university or a similar institute.

  • The last line, (after, "and explain") might not be 100% accurate here.

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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

Giving Advice

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