IELTS Speaking Part 2-3: Новые темы, вопросы и топики - Январь-Май 2023

IELTS Speaking Part 2-3: Новые темы, вопросы и топики - Январь-Май 2023

IELTS Speaking Parts 2-3: Новые вопросы, темы и топики – Январь-Май 2023.

В следующий раз темы поменяются 1 мая 2023.

Мы НЕ знаем какие точно будут вопросы в Speaking Part 3. Тут собраны примерные вопросы, которые может задать экзаменатор. Формулировка, тема и сам вопрос может отличаться от вопросов ниже. Только в 3-й части экзаменатор может менять вопросы и задавать вопросы, в зависимости от того, что вы говорите. Поэтому эта часть называется “Discussion”.


- Part 2
Describe a historical period you would like to know more
You should say:
when it was
what you are interested in
what you have known
and why you would like to know more.

- Part 3
Should everyone know history?
In what ways can people learn history?
How can children learn history?
Is it hard to protect historical buildings?
How can technology make learning history more interesting?
Are history museums useful?
How do museums teach people history?
Will museums be replaced by technology?
Should museums be free?
Should people remember their family’s history?


- Part 2
Describe a noisy place you’ve been to.
You should say:
where it was
why you went there
why it was noisy
and explain how you felt about being there.

- Part 3
Are cities becoming noisier?
Do you think the world will be noisier in the future?
Where can people hear lots of noise?
Where is it noisier/louder noise: in cities or in the country?
Do you think there is more noise today in the city than in the past?
What can be done to reduce the noise from the traffic?
How can people consider other people’s feeling when they chat in public?
What kind of noises do people hear in their daily life?
How do people usually respond to noises?
What are some common sources of noise?
What are the effects of loud noise?
What are some noisy places?


- Part 2
Describe an activity you enjoyed in your free time when you were young
You should say:
what it was
where you did it
who you did it with
and explain why you enjoyed it.

- Part 3
Is it important to have a break during work or study?
Do people have enough time for leisure activities today?
Are there more activities for young people now than 20 years ago?
What sports do young people like to do now?
What leisure activities do old and young people prefer?
How do people spend their leisure time in your country?
Do adults and children have enough time for leisure activities nowadays?
What’s the difference in the ways young people spent their free time today and 20-30 years ago?
Why do people say there aren’t enough hours in a day?
Is not having enough time a feature of our modern world?


- Part 2
Describe a complaint that you made and were satisfied with the result.
You should say:
when it happened
who you complained to
what you complained about
and why you were satisfied with the result.

- Part 3
What products or services do people in your country like to complain about?
Would you buy things in the shops where you have complained before?
Is it necessary for companies to set up customer service?
Will customers’ complaints improve products or services?
Are there any disadvantages to setting up customer service?


- Part 2
Describe a piece of good news that you heard about someone you know well.
You should say:
what it was
when you hear it
how you knew it
and explain how you felt about it

- Part 3
Should the media only publish good news?
Is it good to share something on social media?
How does social media help people access information?
What kind of good news do people often share?


- Part 2
Describe a time when you taught a friend or relative something.
You should say:
who you taught
what you taught
what the result was
and explain how you felt about the experience.

- Part 3
What practical skills can young people teach old people?
Do you think “showing” is better than “telling” in education?
Do people in your country like to watch videos to learn something?
How can we know what to do when we want to learn something new?
How can we teach the older generation to use technology?
Where can we learn practical skills?
What’s the difference between the ways of how children and adults learn things?


- Part 2
Describe another city you would like to stay in for a short time
You should say:
where the city is
who you will go there with
what you will do there
and explain why you will stay there for a short time.

- Part 3
Why are historical cities popular?
Why do people go to other cities?
Can tourists face bad things in other cities? Which ones?


- Part 2
Describe an unusual meal you had
You should say:
When you had it
Where you had it
Who you had it with
And explain why it was unusual

- Part 3
What are the differences between a café and a restaurant?
Which is more popular among people when they meet: a café and a restaurant?
What kind of people like to go to cafes?
What things can improve the environment of a café and a restaurant?
Is it expensive to eat out in your country?
Why do many people like to study in a café?


- Part 2
Describe a character from a movie / film that you like
You should say:
who it is
when you first saw the film
what their character is like
and say why you like this character

- Part 3
Are there many people in your country who want to be actors?
What are the differences between acting in a theatre and in films?
Is it interesting to be an actor?
Are there many people in your country who want to be actors?
Some people say that actors are paid too much money, would you agree?
Is acting a respected profession in your country?
Are there any drawbacks to being a famous actor?
What kinds of people become talented actors?


- Part 2
Describe a gift that you received
You should say:
when you received the gift
who gave it to you
what the gift was
and say how you felt about receiving the gift

- Part 3
What sorts of rewards / gifts are suitable for children?
What are children usually rewarded for at school?
In your country, do children receive many rewards at school?
What rewards can they get?
Do rewards motivate people?
Are there any rewards you can offer people that are not objects? (e.g. gifts, presents, jewelry, clothes etc.)
What kinds of rewards can companies offer their employees to motivate them?


- Part 2
Describe a person you would like to work or study with
You should say:
who it is
how long you have known each other
what you want to work on/study
and say why you would like to work or study together

- Part 3
What do you think makes someone a good colleague?
What matters most about a colleague’s personality?
Is having good colleagues the most important thing about a job?
Are good colleagues important at work?
How can workers build good relationships with their colleagues?  
Does it matter if a child likes/doesn’t like their classmates?
How can teachers help their students get along?
In your country, do people often build close relationships with their colleagues?


- Part 2
Describe something you did that made you feel proud
You should say:
What it was
How you did it
How difficult it was
And explain why you felt proud of it

- Part 3
Do people usually set different goals at different stages of their life?
What are the differences between the goals/ambitions that young and older people have?
How can people get better at achieving their goals?
When do people feel proud of themselves?
What sorts of goals could be considered unrealistic?
Is it important to have goals in life?
What rewards can companies offer to their successful employees?
What rewards are important at work?


- Part 2
Describe an interesting older person
You should say:
who this person is
how you know this person
what you do or did together
and say why you think this person is interesting

- Part 3
What are the benefits of being interested in/being friends with older people?
What kinds of things can young people learn from older people?
How can older people influence younger people to make good decisions?
Do you think that cities are good places for elderly people?
In your country, do older people usually live with their families?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living with an older member of your family?
What problems in society can being self-centred cause?


- Part 2
Describe a new development (building / facility) in your city
You should say:
what it is
when it was built
how long it took to complete
and say what you think of this new development

- Part 3
Are there many leisure facilities in your area?  
Do people in your country still go to the cinema?
Where do people watch films?
What new facilities would you like to have in your area?  
Do you think there is more construction in your city compared to the past?
What needs to be improved in public transportation?
What kinds of facilities make a city a better place to live in?


- Part 2
Describe a place you visited that was affected by pollution
You should say:
where it was
when you visited it
what kind of pollution you saw and how the area was affected
and say how you felt about the experience.

- Part 3
What can people do to improve the environment in their local area?
How can air pollution be reduced?
Who should be responsible for reducing pollution?
Is there much pollution in your area?
Do you think modern technology is making pollution better or worse?
Does modern transportation do harm to the environment?
Do you think there is more pollution nowadays compared to the past?  


- Part 2
Describe a piece of technology that you find difficult to use
You should say:
what it is
why you bought the item
how often you use it
and say why you find it difficult to use

- Part 3
Why do big companies often introduce new products?
Do you think that technology companies release new products more often than they need to?
What are some of the most popular types of modern technology in your country?
Why do people buy the latest phones even if these phones don’t change much and are similar to their previous versions?
How can schools use technology to improve their lessons?
When do you think that children should start to use technology?
Why do some parents stop their children from using technology until they are older?


- Part 2
Describe a website that you often use
You should say:
what the website it is
how you first find out about the site
what kind of information is there
and say why you like it

- Part 3
What are some of the most popular websites in your country?
Do people spend more time online now compared to a few years ago?
Do you think that people spend too much time online?
How can we trust information that we find online?
Why do some people prefer to read the news online instead of on TV?
What are the most popular/the least popular apps in your country?
How can parents make sure that their children stay safe when they use the Internet?


- Part 2
Describe something you did with a group of people
You should say:
what the activity was
who was involved
where it happened
and say if you enjoyed the experience

- Part 3
How do children build relationship with each other in a community?
Do you think it’s important to have a good relationship with neighbours?
What are some ways you can get to know your neighbours better?
Are people’s relationships  with their neighbours now the same as in the past?
How do neighbours help each other?
Do you think neighbours’  relations are closer in the countryside than in the city?
Is it easier for people to get to know each other if they live in the countryside?
What makes a neighbourhood a good one to live in?  


- Part 2
Describe a time when you were late or missed an appointment
You should  say:
when it was
what you missed / were late for
why you were late
and say what happened as a consequence

- Part 3
Why are people late for meetings or appointments?
Why do some people find it hard to be punctual?    
Is it important to be on time?
What can people do to be on time?
Do you think people are more punctual now compared to the past?


- Part 2
Describe a skill or something you’d like to learn one day
You should say:
what it is
why you want to learn about it
how you would learn about it
and say whether it would be easy or hard

- Part 3
Is it easier to learn how to learn new things compared to the past?
Why do some people struggle to learn new things when they are adults?
Is it important to keep learning things after you finish your education?
What kinds of subjects are important to learn about for the future?
Is school always the best place to learn something new? 


- Part 2
Describe a daily routine you enjoy

- Part 3
Routine
How important is it to have a daily routine?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of having a routine?
Is having a daily routine boring?
Should children have learning routines?
What are the benefits of children having a routine at school?
Does having a routine give people more time to think?
Do you think that people who have a fixed routine are not creative?
Why don't some people like routine?


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- Part 2
Describe an object that you think is beautiful
You should say:
what it is
where you saw it
what it looks like
and explain why you think it is beautiful.

- Part 3
What does “beauty” mean?
Do you think the definition of ‘beauty’ has changed over the years?  
What kinds of things are considered beautiful?
Do you think there are more beautiful things now than in the past? Why?
What beautiful scenery spots are there in your country?
Where do you think people usually come into contact with beautiful things?
Why do you think people create beautiful things?
Is there a difference between the things that younger and older people find beautiful?
Why do people like to have beautiful things in their home?
What kinds of things or places in your country do you find beautiful?


- Part 2
Describe a fashionable person
You should say:
who he/she is
what he/she does
what kind of clothes he/she wears
and explain why you think this person is fashionable.

- Part 3
Is fashion important?
Why is fashion important to some people?
Are people more concerned about how they look now compared to the past?
Are older people as fashionable as young people?
Why are young people usually more concerned about their fashion than older people?
Are women more fashionable than men?
Will online shopping replace offline shops?
Do you think that you can tell a lot about someone’s personality from their clothes?
Do you think that children should wear uniforms at school?
Is it important for offices to have a dress code for their staff?


- Part 2
Describe a time when you saw a lot of plastic waste (e.g., in a park/on the beach)
You should say:
where and when you saw the plastic waste
why there was a lot of plastic waste
what you did after you saw it
and explain what your thoughts were about this.

- Part 3
Do you think we should use plastic products?
How can we reduce our use of plastic?
What kinds of plastic waste is often seen in your country?
Why do people like to use plastic products?


- Part 2
Describe the home of someone you know well and who you often visit
You should say:
whose home it is
how often you go there
what it is like
and explain how you feel about the house.

- Part 3
What are the differences between houses or buildings in the city and the countryside?
Why do some people prefer to live in the city and some in the countryside?
What are the safety risks in residential buildings in cities?
Is it expensive to decorate a house or an apartment in the place where you live?


- Part 2
Describe a popular place for doing sports (e.g. stadium)
You should say:
where it is
when you go there
what you do there
and explain how you feel about this place.

- Part 3
Is it necessary to build public sports spaces?
What are the benefits of sport for children?
Do children need exercise?
Do young people like to do sports?
Why do some young people do less sport than adults?
Are martial arts useful for the elderly?


- Part 2
Describe a time when you received money on your birthday/as a gift.
You should say:
when it happened
who gave you money
why he/she gave you money
and explain how you felt about it.

- Part 3
Why do people rarely use cash now?
Do you think it is helpful to give money as gifts?
Do people value money the most today?
What do young people usually spend money on?
Why do young people tend to waste money?
Do people in your country like to save money?
What’s the best way of saving money?


- Part 2
Describe a story you’ve heard.
You should say:
what the story was about
who told you this story
why you remember it
and how you feel about it.

OR

- Part 2
Describe a story or novel you have read that you found interesting.
You should say:
when you read it
what the story or novel was about
who wrote it
and explain why you read it.

- Part 3
Why do children like listening to the same bedtime stories?
Why do children like stories?
What kind of stories do children like to listen to?
What can a child learn from a story?
Do young children like the same stories as older children?
How do people tell stories to children?
How has technology changed storytelling?
How does technology help people tell stories?
Why are mystery novels so popular nowadays?
What kinds of stories do children like?


- Part 2
Describe an important thing you learned (NOT at school or college)
You should say:
what it was
when you learn it
how you learned it
and explain why it was important.

- Part 3
What can children learn from their parents?
Are some children well-behaved because they are influenced by their parents?
Should employees want to constantly learn new things?
Is learning new skills important?
What kinds of things should parents teach their children?
Is learning new things important when you become an adult?
How can people learn new things outside of school or education?
Do you think it’s easier to learn new things now compared to the past?
Why are more people  learning a second language these days?


- Part 2
Describe a photo you took that you are proud of
You should say:
when and where you took the photo
what is in the photo
what the photo means to you
and say why you are proud of it

- Part 3
Is taking photos the best way to remember something?
What can people learn from historical photos?
Do people in your country like to take photos?
What do you think about filters and effects that make photos look better?
What do you think of people who change their faces and post them on social media?
Why do people enjoy remembering certain things by taking photos?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling with a camera?
Do you think photos are more valuable now than in the past?
Why do some people like to take photos of themselves?


- Part 2
Describe a movie you’ve watched recently and would like to watch again
You should say:
what it was about
where you watched it
why you liked it
and explain why you would like to watch it again.

- Part 3
What are the differences between watching movies at home and in a cinema?
Are actors or actresses important to movies?
Why are there fewer people going to the cinema to watch movies?
Do people in your country still like to go to the cinema?
Where do people watch movies?
Should actors be paid more?
What makes an actor a famous star?


- Part 2
Describe a time when you needed to search for information.
You should say:
what information you needed to search for
when you searched for it
where you searched for it
and explain why you needed to search for it.

- Part 3
What are the ways of getting information these days?
How can people check whether a piece of information is correct or not?
Do you think libraries are still important in the digital age?
Will libraries be replaced by the Internet?
Do most people trust information online?
What information can people get from television?
Does the development of the Internet have any impact on disabled people?


- Part 2
Describe a TV program you like to watch.
You should say:
what it is
what it is about
who you watch it with
and explain why you like to watch it.

- Part 3
What programs do people like to watch in your country?
Do people in your country like to watch foreign TV programs?
What shows do old and young people watch?
What’s the influence of foreign shows on the shows made in your country?


- Part 2
Describe an experience of online shopping
You should say:
when it happened
what you bought
what problems you had while shopping online
and explain how you felt about it.

OR

Describe a time when you had a problem shopping online
You should say:
when it happened
what online service you were using
what the problem was
and say if you solved the problem or not  

- Part 3
Why is online shopping so popular these days?
What’s the difference between shopping online and in a store?
What kinds of problems can customers have when they shop online?
What should customers do if there are problems with products they bought online?
What kind of service should customers expect from a company?
What is good service?
What is bad service?
Is it important for a company to provide after sales service?
How can companies make sure they their staff are giving good service?


- Part 2
Describe something you had to share with others
You should say:
what it was
who you shared it with
why you had to share it with others
and explain how you felt about it.

- Part 3
How can parents and teachers teach children to share?
Why don’t some people like sharing?
Is it important to have rules in shared accommodation?
Are there any advantages to sharing your home with other people?
Why do some people like to share accommodation on campus? Any problems?
Do people in your country prefer to share public transport or they prefer private?
Is it good to share personal information on the Internet?


- Part 2
Describe a time when you forgot/missed an appointment
You should say:
when it was
who you made it with
why you miss it
and how you felt about it.

- Part 3
How do busy people remember things they need to do?
What do you think of people using calendars to remind themselves of things?
Is it important to have a daily plan?
What kind of things do people need to plan carefully?
Is there anything that cannot be planned?
Do you think it is important to have a work-life balance?


- Part 2
Describe your favorite childhood friend
You should say:
who he/she is
where you met each other
what you often did together
and explain what made you like him/her.

- Part 3
Why do people lose contact with their childhood friends?
Why is it hard to maintain friendship?
What’s more important: to keep old friendships or make new friends?
How does modern technology influence friendship?
Has social media had a positive or negative impact on friendships and relationships?
What positive and negative effects do mobile phones have on friendship?
Does technology unites or move people apart?
Are old friends more important to the old or young generation?
Will  technology replace face-to-face communication in the future?


- Part 2
Describe an impressive English lesson you had and enjoyed
You should say:
what it was about
when you had it
what the teacher did
and why you enjoy the lesson.

- Part 3
Is grammar important?
What qualities should a good English teacher have?
Why do people learn foreign languages?
Is learning a foreign language important?
Why are some people so good at learning languages?
Why do people choose to learn other languages?  
Is it easier to learn a language now compared to the past?
Why are more and more people learning new languages?


- Part 2
Describe a time you decided to wait for something
You should say:
when it happened
what you waited for
why you made the decision to wait
and explain how you felt about the decision.

- Part 3
Is being patient always good for people? Why?
Do people have to have patience?
Are people less patient now than people in the past? Why?
Do children have more patience than adults?
Why do some people like a slow-paced life?


- Part 2
Describe a person you know who is from a different culture
You should say:
who he/she is
where he/she is from
how you met him/her
and explain how you feel about this person.

- Part 3
What’s the best way to learn about a foreign culture?
How can people get to know people from different cultures better?
Do you think that reading is the best way to learn about another culture?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of cultural diversity?
How can traditional culture and other cultures coexist?
Do you think that people from different cultures will understand each other better in the future?  
What can be done to make people more interested in other cultures?
Will cultural differences disappear in the future?


- Part 2
Describe an outdoor activity you have done in a new place recently
You should say:
what the activity was
who invited you to participate in it
whether you asked for help in the activity or not
and explain how you felt about the activity.

- Part 3
What outdoor activities are popular in your country?
What are the differences between after-class activities done by young and older children?
Should young people try as many new activities as possible?


- Part 2
Describe a person who inspired you to do something interesting
You should say:
who he/she is
how you knew him/her
what interesting thing you did
and explain how he/she inspired you to do something interesting.

- Part 3
What kind of international news inspires people?
Do people need to be encouraged when facing difficulties?
What kind of things can inspire people?
What kinds of jobs need inspiration?
What qualities does a role model have?
Why should children learn from role models?
How can parents encourage their children to be ambitious and have goals?
Do you think that negative feedback can encourage people sometimes?
What can employers do to motivate their workforce?
Why do some people need a lot of encouragement sometimes?
How can parents motivate their children to do things that they don’t want to?


- Part 2    
Describe a place in your country that you would like to recommend to visitors.
You should say:
what it is
where it is
what people can do there
and explain why you would like to recommend it to visitors.

- Part 3
What factors affect how people feel about travel?
Is it important to take photos while traveling?
Can you trust other people's journals on the Internet?
What factors affect how people feel about travel?
Do people go to a foreign country to travel because of the distinct landscape?


- Part 2
Describe a person you know who loves nature/to grow plants (e.g., vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc.)
You should say:
who this person is
what he/she grows
where he/she grows them
and explain why he/she enjoys growing plants.

- Part 3
Are there many people growing their vegetables now?
How do people feel when they eat the vegetables they grow themselves?
Do people like to grow vegetables in your country?
Do you think it is good to let kids learn how to plant?
Is farming still important?
What do you think of the job of a farmer?
What are the differences between traditional and modern agriculture/ farming methods?
Is climate change influencing food production in any way?
How will technological and scientific improvements affect food production?
Do people like to grow their own vegetables and fruits in your country?
How do you think people feel when they eat something that they grew themselves?
How can science and technology help us make better food?


- Part 2
Describe a time when you argued with a friend
You should say:
when it happened
why you argued
how you resolved this argument
and explain how you felt about this experience.

OR

Describe a time when you had a disagreement with someone
You should say:
when it happened
where it happened
what you disagreed about
and say what happened after you disagreed

- Part 3
What do people usually do if you disagree with someone?
How can people stop an argument from turning into a fight?
What disagreements do parents and children usually have?
How can people learn to be more respectful when they don’t agree with someone?
Are there any benefits of disagreements?  
Can criticism ever be helpful in the workplace?
Why do some people feel uncomfortable to disagree with others?


- Part 2    
Describe a time when you overcame difficulties in doing something and succeeded
You should say:
what the difficult task was
how you overcame the difficulties
whether you got help
and explain how you felt when you succeeded.

- Part 3
How do people assess the success of others?
How do people judge whether young people are successful?
Should people set goals for themselves? Why?
How do you define success?
What does it take to become successful?
Is being successful and making a lot of money the same thing?
Does success depend on the ability to manage time effectively?
Are successful people often lonely?
Why do some people achieve success faster?
Do people learn the most from their mistakes?
What skills are important for success in business?
How do people achieve success at school?
Which is more important: academic success or success in more practical every day skills?


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