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Written January 13, 2020

 

IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions

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1001.  A Successful Small Business  (Jan 2020)

1002.  A House or Apartment You Would Like to Live In  (Jan 2020)

1003.  An Interesting Animal You Have Seen  (Jan 2020)

1004.  A Desired Change to Your Local Area  (Jan 2020)

1005.  A Performance You Enjoyed Watching  (Jan 2020)

 

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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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1001.  A Successful Small Business  (Jan 2020)

Describe a successful small business that you know about.

               You should say:

                                what business (or, company) it is

                                what this business does (or, produces)

                                how you know about this business

              and explain why you think this company is successful.

              .

Notes

  • Some people are reporting this as "A Successful Small Company" but not all businesses have the legal status of being 'companies'.

  • "explain why you think this company is successful" can mean either, a) why you have this opinion (it is successful) about this business or, b) The reason for the success of this company.

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Part 3

Success in Business

Types of Companies

Working in a Company

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1002.  A House or Apartment You Would Like to Live In  (Jan 2020)

Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in.

               You should say:

                            where it is / Where it would be

                            what you would (like to) do there

                            who you would (like to) live there with

                and explain why you would like to live in this place.

              .

Notes

  • Some people are reporting this as, "A House or Apartment You Would Like to Live In, in the Future" but I doubt that the words, "in the future" are really used here. In English, "would like to +verb" is most often used to talk about a change to the present that you would like, even a change that is impossible. For example, "I would like to be younger" (= "I wish I were younger").

"Would like + verb" is also used to talk about something you hope will happen in the future, or something that you want to happen in the future.

For this topic, there's not much difference whether you talk about what you would like now or in the future.

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Part 3

 

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1003.  An Interesting Animal You Have Seen  (Jan 2020)

Describe an interesting animal you have seen.

               You should say:

                              what it looked like

                              where the animal was

                              what happened

               and explain why you think the animal was interesting.

 

Notes

  • Even if the card does not tell you to say when you saw it, you should include that.

  • This is similar to, if not the same as previous topics 894 696, Topic 565 and Topic 134

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Part 3

Animals in Your Country

Pets

Working Animals

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1004.  A Desired Change to Your Local Area  (Jan 2020)

Describe a change that could improve your local area.

               You should say:  

                            what the change is ( or it would be )

                            how this change could be made

                            what problems are causing the need for this change   

   and explain how this change would improve your local area.

              .

Notes

  • The word, "neighbourhood" might be used instead of "local area".

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Part 3

Socializing With Neighbours

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1005.  A Performance You Enjoyed Watching  (Jan 2020)

Describe a performance you enjoyed watching. 

    You should say:

         what the performance was

         when and where you watched the performance

         who was performing (or, who performed)

   and explain why you enjoyed the performance.

              .

 

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Part 3

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Note 1

The word, "vegan" might be used instead of "vegetarian". They are more or less the same.