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IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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976A Time When You Were Bored  (Sep 2019) 

977.  A Film You Would Like to Recommend  (Sep 2019) 

978.  A Place With Good Memories  THIS TOPIC HAS BEEN DELETED

979.  A Place to Read and Write  (Sep 2019) 

980 A Colourful Place  (Sep 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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976A Time When You Were Bored  (Sep 2019)  

Describe a time when you were bored when you were with other people.

               You should say:

 when and where it was

 what you were doing

 who you were with

 and explain why you were bored.

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Part 3

Vocab

Boredom

  • Are you the kind of person who easily gets (feels) bored? FQ

  • Can you explain why people get bored? FQ

  • (Similar to above) What do you think are the causes of boredom? FQ

  • Do you think boredom can be useful sometimes?

  • Why do you think people are less interested in reading books nowadays (than they were in the past)?

  • Some people say that itís hard to feel bored in modern society, Do you agree with that?

  • Would you say modern technology is making peopleís lives more interesting?  See Note 1

Boredom in the Workplace

  • Why do you think some people feel bored at their work?

  • (Similar to above) Why do you think some work makes people feel bored?

  • Can you give any examples of boring work? FQ

  • (Similar to above) Why do some people do work that is boring?

  • Do you think all the boring jobs will be done by robots in the future? FQ

  • (Similar to above) Do you think all the boring jobs will be replaced by high technology in the future?

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977.  A Film You Would Like to Recommend  (Sep 2019) 

Describe a film you would like to recommend to your friends.

               You should say:

 what the film is (name)

 how you first found out about (learned about/heard about) about the film

 where you watched it

 and explain why you would like to share it with your friends.

              .

Notes

  • There is a possibility that the first line is something simple like, "Describe a film you enjoyed watching" and then a follow-up question is, "Have you recommended that film to anyone else/"

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Part 3

The last times a topic about a film was used were 751.  A Film & 899. A Film or TV Program that Made You Laugh

Films

  • What kinds of films are popular in your country? FQ

  • (Similar to above)  What kinds of films are popular among the younger generations in your country? FQ

  • Do young people/and old people like to watch the same kinds of films?

  • Do you think the way people watch movies today has changed, compared to how they watched them in the past?

  • In the future, do you think there will be fewer people choosing to watch films?

  • Do you think cinemas will (or, might) disappear in the future?

  • Do you think people prefer watching films in a cinema, or at home?

  • Would you say watching movies is a good way to relax?

Film Stars

  • Are there many famous/successful film actors in your country?

  • What do you think an actor has to do, to become famous?

  • (Different to above) What do you think is the key for an actor to become successful?

  • Do you think they (the stars) are paid too much? FQ

  • (Similar to above) Do you feel it's fair for movie stars to make so much money? FQ

  • Do you think it's necessary for film makers to hire famous movie stars to be in (or, star in) their films?

  • Why do you think movie starsí personal lives are exposed to the public?

  • Do you think people are interested in celebrity gossip?

  • (Similar to above) Can you suggest why many people are so interested in everything about their favourite actors? FQ

  • Do they think film stars should behave in a good (or, in an exemplary or a perfect) way in their private lives?

  • (Similar to above but different( Do they think film stars have to  behave in a good (or, in an exemplary or a perfect) way in their private lives?

  • How does movie production help a country?

  • Would you say that film makers (or, film producers) are rich?

The Film Industry

  • How does movie production help a country?

  • Would you say that film makers (or, film producers) are rich?

  • Do you think the government should financially support the arts (including music, film etc.)? FQ

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979.  A Place to Read and Write  (Sep 2019) 

Describe a place, (not your home), that is good for reading and writing.

               You should say:

 where the place is

 how often you go there

 what you do there

 and explain why you think it is good for reading and writing.           .

 

 

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Part 3

See also Topic 646

Note the exact definitions of words such as "read", "study" and "learn". "Reading" and "studying" are not always the same.

Places to Read and Write

The Value of Books / Reading

Literacy

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980 A Colourful Place  (Sep 2019) 

Describe a place you remember well that was full of colour(s).

               You should say:

 where it was

 when you went there

 what it looked like  

 and explain how you felt about the place.

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Part 3

See also the Part 3 of Topic 619

See some Vocab

People's Colour Preferences

See Note 2

  • Which colours do you think are most liked by people and which are least liked?

  • Why do you think people have these preferences?

  • Do you think (people's choices in) colours show their personalities?

  • Can you suggest why some people like to wear clothes in bright colours?

  • Do you think it's suitable to wear brightly coloured clothes at work?

  • Do you think men and women prefer different colours?

  • What colour do people in your country prefer for decorating their homes?

  • Do you think men and women choose different colours when decorating their homes? FQ

  • What influences do you think colours have on peopleís moods?

  • Do you think the colour of foods (such as cakes, or fruits) influences people choices on which ones to buy?

Other Uses of Colour

  • Do you think (colourful) pictures in a book help people to read it?

  • Do you think it is appropriate to wear brightly coloured clothes if you work in an office (in a business setting)?

  • Can you think of any other ways that colours are used besides decoration or for clothes?

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Note 1


"Modern technology" could include mant kinds of technology such as modern medical technology that is used in hospitals, or modern construction technology. You need to actually mention modern communication technology such as the internet and smartphones (or just mobile phones) and even computers themselves that may not be connected to the internet.

Note 2

For some of these questions you should tell the examiner about what some colours represent in your traditional culture. For example, red simply represents strong passion, especially anger in the West whereas it is used in Chinese culture to represent happiness and is used traditionally at weddings, Chinese New Year etc.

Note 3

This is not referring to entertainment videos. It is referring to instructional or educational videos.