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Updated Dec. 11, 2007

IELTS Part 2 and Part 3 Topics and Questions 

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31.    A Character From a Childhood Story   (May 20, 2006)   (Probably no longer used)

32.    A Trip  (July 8, 2006)  (Probably no longer used)

33.    A Photograph That You Like  (Probably no longer used)

34.    The Oldest Person You Know (Probably no longer used)

35.    A Building In Your School Or University  (Probably no longer used)

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31. A Character From a Childhood Story   (May 20, 2006)   (Probably no longer used)

        Describe a character from a story you read or heard in your childhood.

                            You should say:

                                           who the character was

                                           what the character looked like 

                                           what the character did in the story 

                             and explain what influence this character had on you. *

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Part 3

Fictional Characters

Children & TV programs

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32. A Trip   (July 8, 2006)

Note:  Previously, this website listed two similar but different topics, #32 A planned trip and #58 A place you would like to travel to. It is very unlikely that there are, in fact, two different topics  the topic is one of these two choices. What is the difference between them? The first one refers to a concrete plan (or strong hope). 

However, in the second one, the words "a place you would like to travel to" could simply refer to a dream or fantasy or a place that "would be nice to visit, if I had the opportunity" such as Paris or Rome but which you are not actively planning to visit. Very importantly, if your answer to the second one is about "a place that would be nice to visit, if I had the opportunity", then you must use 'would' in your answer, not 'will'.

Version A: A planned trip 

        Describe a trip you plan to take (in the near future).

                            You should say:

                                           where you plan to go 

                                           who you plan to go with 

                                           how you plan to travel

                            and explain what you plan to see and do on this trip. *

  Version B: A place you would like to travel to

        Describe a place that you would like to travel to.

               You should say:

                               where you would like to go

                               how you would go there

                               who you would go with 

                               (when you would like to go there. *)                          

                and explain why you would like to go to this place.

                (or, and explain what you would like to do there.)

Notes:  

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Part 3

Travel

Travel Destinations

Tourism

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33. A Photograph That You Like   (Probably no longer used)

        Describe a photograph that you like.

                            You should say:

                                           when it was taken

                                           who took it 

                                           what is in the photograph 

                            and explain why you like it. (or, why it is important to you)

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Part 3

Photography

Photographs and history

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34. The Oldest Person You Know (Probably no longer used)

        Describe the oldest person that you know.

                            You should say:

                                           who this person is 

                                           how old they are (= how old he or she is) 

                                           how you know this person

                            and explain what kind of person he or she is. *

                                                        or

                                  explain what kind of life this person has now. *

                                                        or

                                  explain what this person does every day. *

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Possible follow-up question:

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Part 3

Old people in China

Other possible questions

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35.  A Building In Your School Or University   (Probably no longer used)

        Describe a building in your school or university.

                            You should say:

                                           where it is 

                                           what it looks like *

                                           what it is used for *

                            and explain what facilities it has.

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Part 3

School Facilities

['Facilities' can mean, a) a place, usually with special equipment, used for a particular purpose; or, b) equipment, for example, a photo-copier, washing machine, telephone, air-conditioning, TV, or a computer.]

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