IELTS Speaking Part 2-3: New topics and questions September-December

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IELTS Speaking Part 2-3: New topics and questions September-December 2023

– Part 2
Describe an activity you did with another person
You can say:
what the activity was
where and where you did it
who you did it with
and why you chose that person

– Part 3
Can you give some other examples of adventurous or risky activities?
Why do some young people like adventurous activities?
Do older people like adventurous activities?
How do adventurous activities help people to relieve stress?
What skills do people need to take part in adventurous activities?
Why do young people like doing exciting things?
How does friendship affect people’s overall well-being?


– Part 2
Describe an activity that made you feel tired
You should say:
What the activity was
When and where it was
Why you took part in it
And explain why it made you feel tired

– Part 3 – Tiredness / Energy
Why do people feel tired in today’s world?
Does studying and learning make people tired today?
When do people usually feel tired?
Do people have fewer holidays now than in the past?
What are the differences between feeling tired after studying and after exercising?
How can people solve the problem that old people easily get tired?
Can technology, such as smartphones and computers, contribute to feeling tired? How?


– Part 2
Describe a successful person you know
You should say
who they are
what they do
how you learnt about them
and explain why you think they are successful

– Part 3
How do people assess the success of others?
Is money the only measure of success in your country?
Is money a true measure of success?
In your opinion, is success more about luck or hard work?
How important is education in achieving success?
Is being successful and having a lot of money the same thing?
How do people achieve success?
What are some of the factors which influence success at school?
What influences students’ grades at school?
What skills do you think are most important for someone who wants to succeed in business?
How has technology changed the way people do business in recent years?
In your opinion, is it important for businesses to be eco-friendly?


– Part 2
Describe an occasion when you waited for a long time for a nice thing
You should say:
when it happened
what the nice thing was
why you waited for a long time
and explain how you felt about the experience

– Part 3
On what occasions do people have to wait for a long time?
What are the daily experiences when people have to wait?
Do people usually like to wait for a long time? Why?
Why do people dislike waiting?
Why do most children have difficulties waiting for a long time?
Do children have more patience than adults?
Who behaves better while waiting: children or adults?
What can people do while waiting in a line?
Do people in your country like waiting in a line?


– Part 2
Describe someone you know who loves cooking.
You should say:
who this person is
how you know him or her
what kinds of food he/she cooks
and explain why you think this person loves cooking.

– Part 3
What do we need to prepare when we cook?
Why do people cook for others?
Do you agree that food is an important part of the festivals in your country?
Which dishes are a must at festivals?
Lots of people don’t want to cook these days. Why?
Is it important to have a meal together with your family?


– Part 2
Describe a photo that makes you happy.
You should say:
what the photo is like
when and where you took this photo
how often you watch it
and explain why this photo makes you happy.

– Part 3
Do people take more photos now than before?
Do you think equipment is important to photography?
Do you think being a professional photographer is a good job?
Is it easier to take pictures now than in the past?


– Part 2
Describe a foreigner who can speak your language well.
You should say:
who he/she is
how you know him/her
why he/she can speak your language well
and explain how you feel about this person.

– Part 3
When do students in your country start to learn foreign languages?
What foreign languages do they learn in your country? Why?
What qualities should a language teacher have?
Do you have any techniques for learning languages?
Do you think it is faster for children to learn languages than adults?
How does technology influence language learning?
Why are so many people learning English?
How can we help children learn English?
Do you think the way people learn English today is the same as in the past?
What are the benefits of the Internet for people’s learning?


– Part 2
Describe a famous athlete you know.
You should say:
who he/she is
how you knew him/her
what he/she has achieved
and explain why he/she is famous.

– Part 3
What kinds of exercises do people in your country like to do?
What characteristics do you think an athlete should have?
Do you think academic classes should replace PE classes?
How can people know whether a child has a talent for sports?


– Part 2
Describe a time when you solve a problem by using a computer.
You should say:
what the problem was
how you solved the problem
how long it took to solve this problem
and explain how you felt about this experience.

– Part 3
Where can people learn to use electronic devices?
Do you think social media platforms like YouTube are good places for people to learn to use electronic devices?
Do you think current electronic devices are better than those in the past?


– Part 2
Describe a park or garden in your city.
You should say:
when you go there
what it is like
what you do there
and explain how you feel about it.

– Part 3
Do you think people should keep parks and gardens clean?
Are public parks or gardens popular among people who live in cities?
Do you like to grow flowers or vegetables?
Do you think people of all ages like to go to parks?
Do young people like to go to parks?
What do old people like to do in parks?
What are the benefits of going to the park for young people and old people?
Why do some people like planting flowers?


– Part 2
Describe a painting
You should say:
when you first saw this painting
what the painting is about
who the painter is
and explain how you feel about this painting

– Part 3
What are the differences between painting and drawing?
Why do some people keep a painting for a long time?
Why do some paintings have more value than others?
How does building style affect people’s lives?
Does the design of a building influence people’s mood?
What kinds of art do people like in your country?
What kind of art is the most valuable in terms of money? Monetary value
Is art important?


– Part 2
Describe a party that you enjoyed.
You should say:
when you went to the party
where the party was
what kind of party it was
and explain why you enjoyed this party

Part 3
Why do people like parties?
Why do some people dislike going to parties?
What do adults do at parties?
Do you think music and dancing are a must at a party?
How do people celebrate their personal events?
What do children do at birthday parties?
Why do people organise family parties in your country?


– Part 2
Describe a science subject (Biology, Robotics) that you are interested in
You should say:
which subject it is
where you learnt it
how you learnt it
and explain why you are interested in it

– Part 3
Is it important to study Science at school?
Why don’t some children like learning Science at school?
Which science subject is the most important for children to learn?
Should people continue to study Science after finishing school?
How do people get to know about scientific news?
Should scientists explain the research process to the public?
Can science change our society?
Which is more important: science or social studies?


– Part 2
Describe a rule that is important in your school or at work.
You should say:
what the rule is about
what happens when people break this rule
why you think it is an important rule
and explain how you feel about the rule

– Part 3
What rules do most families have?
What rules should children follow at home in your country?
On what occasions can children be forgiven if they don’t follow some rules?
What rules do people have in schools and workplaces in your country?
What rules should people follow when using public transport?
Why don’t some people follow the rules?


– Part 2
Describe someone you don’t know, but would like to know more about
You should say:
who this person is
what they are like
what interesting things they have done
and say why you want to know more about him/her

– Part 3
Are there any differences in the relationship between you and your friends and between you and other people?
Do people feel lonely in crowded cities?


– Part 2
Describe a period of time that changed your life
You should say:
when it was
who you were with
what happened
and explain why it changed your life

– Part 3
Do people like new things or changes in life?
Why do some people dislike change?
Why do some people quit and change jobs?
How can people adapt to changes in life?


– Part 2
Describe an activity that made you feel tired
You should say:
when it happened
where it took place
what the activity was
and explain why it made you feel tired

– Part 3
Does learning make people tired today?
When do people usually feel tired?
What do you think about striving for learning and striving for sports?


– Part 2
Describe a place in your country that you’re interested in
You should say:
where it is
how you knew it
why you are interested in it


– Part 2
Why do some people travel a lot?
Do people have different personalities in different regions of your country?
What causes the differences between different regions of your country?
Do children like to try new things, or do people of your parents’ age also like to try new things?


– Part 2
Describe an occasion when you received bad service
You should say:
who provided this service
what service it was
when you received this service
and explain how you felt about it.

– Part 3
What do people do when they get bad service?
How do people respond to bad service?
Why do some people choose to be silent when they receive bad service?
What kind of service should customers expect from a company?
What is good service?
What is bad service?
Who should be responsible for bad service?
What should companies do if their product is faulty?
When does good service play an important role?
Can robots provide better customer service than people?
Are customers’ expectations too high?
Why don’t some companies provide good service?
How can a company maintain the quality of their service?
How can companies improve customer service?
Is service better in large or small shops?


– Part 2
Describe a sports program you like to watch
You can say:
what the sport is
when and where it is held
who you watch it with
and say why you enjoy watching it

– Part 3
What are the benefits of playing sports regularly?
What are the benefits of sports for children?
Do children need to exercise?
Some people prefer to exercise alone, while others prefer to exercise with a group. Which one do you think is better, and why?
What do you think are the most popular sports in your country, and why?
How important do you think it is for children to participate in sports?
Many people have busy schedules and find it difficult to make time for exercise. What advice would you give them to help them stay fit?
What do you think are the potential risks associated with playing sports, and how can they be avoided?


– Part 2
Describe a successful business person you know.
You should say:
who this person is
how you knew them
what business he/she does
And explain why he/she is successful

– Part 3
What kinds of family businesses are common in your country?
What do you think of family businesses?
Is it good to work with family members?
Why do people want to do family business?
What factors lead to success?
What do people need to sacrifice for success?
Why do some people achieve success faster than others?
Are successful people often lonely?


– Part 2
Describe a person who always has interesting ideas or opinions
You should say:
who this person is
what this person does
how you knew him/her
And explain why you think his/her ideas/opinions are interesting

– Part 3
When do you think children start to have their own ideas/opinions?
Are children’s opinions influenced by their parents?
Do children have similar ideas to their parents?
What encourages people to come up with new ideas/inventions?
How do inventors or philosophers come up with new ideas?
Should people spend more time reading about the ideas of famous thinkers of the past?
Whose ideas and opinions are widely respected in your country?


– Part 2
Describe a beautiful city
You should say:
where the city is
how you knew the city
what buildings the city has
and explain what it is famous for

– Part 3
Why do some people like to visit historical sites?
What are the differences between modern towns and modern cities?


– Part 2
Describe a piece of good advice that you gave to someone
You should say:
who you gave the advice to
what the advice was
why you gave the advice
and explain how he/she followed your advice

– Part 3
Do you think parents should give their children advice?
Should teachers give students advice?
Do you think it is necessary to listen to friends’ and parents’advice?
How to give young people and old people advice?
Why do many young people refuse the advice of older people?
Why is it easier for some people to accept advice?
What people are most suitable to give advice to others?
Is it ok if professional advice costs a lot?
What problems can people have if they ask many people for advice?


– Part 2
Describe a difficult task that you completed at work/study that you felt proud of
You should say:
what the task was
how you completed it
why the task was difficult
why you were proud of the completion of the task

– Part 3
What are the things that make people feel proud of?
Do people often feel proud when they complete a difficult task?


– Part 2
Describe a good advertisement that you think is useful
You should say:
Where you can see it
What it shows
Why you think it is useful
And explain how you feel about it

– Part 3
What do you think of online advertising?
Are there any good online adverts?
Why do people watch useless advertising?


– Part 2   
Describe a time when you saved money to buy an expensive gift for others.
You should say:
what the gift is
who you would give the gift to
how long it will take to save the money
and explain how you felt about it.

– Part 3
Are people good at saving money?
Do you think children should have pocket money?
What do young people save money for?
Do you think it is hard for people to save money nowadays?


OLD TOPICS WHICH STAYED FROM MAY 2023

– Part 2
Describe a water sport you want to learn in the future.
You should say:
what it is
what you need to do this sport
why you want to learn this sport
and explain whether it is difficult or easy to learn this sport.

– Part 3
What types of water sports are popular in your country? Why?
What do you think are the benefits of participating in water sports?
What are the disadvantages of water transport?
Do you think water sports are safe? Why or why not?
Why do people want to try an extreme water sport like skydiving or bungee jumping into water? Why do some people dislike such activities?
Are there many people in your country who often go diving?
How do you think climate change will affect water sports in the future?
Do you think schools should teach children how to swim?


– Part 2
Describe an occasion when you spent time with a young child.
You should say:
who this child is
where you spent time with this child
what you did together
and how you felt about it.

– Part 3
Do you think there are too many rules for children to follow?
Do you think children should have many toys?
Do you think it’s good for parents to help their children choose friends?
How can parents help children make decisions?
At what age should children start to make decisions?
What are some of the biggest challenges that parents face when raising children?
Do you think that parents today face different challenges than parents did in the past?
What do you think are some of the most important things that parents can do to help their children grow up to be responsible and successful adults?
What are some of the most effective discipline techniques for children?


– Part 2
Describe a traditional festival in your country
You can say:
what the festival is
when and where it is held
what happens at the festival
and say if you enjoy the festival

– Part 3
Is it important to celebrate traditional festivals?
Will these traditions be lost in the future?
Do you think that festivals and traditions have an important role in society?
What is a traditional food or drink that people typically enjoy during festivals in your country?
How have festivals and traditions changed over the years in your country?
Do you think they will continue to change in the future?
Do you think that festivals and traditions are becoming less important in modern society?
Are there any traditional festivals that are not celebrated anymore in your country?
Are traditional festivals disappearing?
Should children learn about traditional festivals at school?


– Part 2
Describe a person who moved into new accommodation/who moved to your community.
You should say:
Who this person is
When this person moved to a new place/your community
What this person did
And explain how you feel about this person

– Part 3
Should young people live on their own?
What kinds of people tend to live alone?
Besides cooking, are there any other skills that people need to learn if they live on their own?
Is it good for young people to live by themselves?


– Part 2
Describe an occasion when you got incorrect information.
You should say:
why you need this information
how you got it
how you found it was incorrect
and how you felt about this experience.

– Part 3
What kinds of professions are related to giving information to others?
What is the difference between providing information by phone and by email?
How can people check whether a piece of information is correct or not?
Do people trust the information online?
How do you verify the accuracy of information that you come across online?
Do you think that people are more likely to believe true or false information these days?
What information can people get from television?
What are some of the consequences of misinformation in society?
Are there any news sources that people trust more than others?
Do you think that schools should teach critical thinking skills to help students better evaluate information?


– Part 2
Describe a speech you gave
You should say:
Who you gave the speech to
What the speech was about
Why you gave the speech
And explain how you felt about the speech

– Part 3
Which one is better, being a good speaker or a listener?
What qualities does a person need to have to be a good speaker?
What benefits does the Internet have for communication?
Does technology have a negative impact on communication among people?


– Part 2
Describe a piece of clothing you often wear.
You should say:
what it is
how often you wear it
what it is like
and explain why you enjoy wearing it.

– Part 3
Do you think that fashion trends are important? Why or why not?
Do you think you can tell about someone’s personality based on their fashion choices?
When do people wear formal clothes?
Should people wear formal clothes at work?
Do you think that people dressed more formally nowadays compared to the past?
When do people in your country wear traditional clothes?
Why do some people like traditional clothes?
What is the difference between the clothes of the elderly and the young people in your country?


– Part 2
Describe an adventure you would like to go on
You can say:
where you would go
who you would like to go with
when you want to do this
and explain why you want to go on this adventure.

– Part 3
Who likes to read adventure books?
Do you think children are more interested in adventure stories?
Do people prefer adventure novels or films?
What kinds of people dislike adventures?
Why are some children addicted to adventure games?
Why do some people prefer to read adventure books rather than take an adventure?
Do you think adventures are important in life?
What do you think are the benefits of going on an adventure?
Is it better to go on an adventure alone or with a group? Why?
Are there any risks associated with going on an adventure?
Do you think that people should take more risks in their lives and go on adventurous trips?
What advice would you give to a person who is planning an adventure for the first time?
Does experiencing adventures broaden people’s horizons?


– Part 2
Describe a happy memory in your childhood.
You should say:
What it was about
Who you were with
What you did
And explain how you felt about it.

– Part 3
Why do some people have better memories than others?
When is it important to remember information well?
What kinds of things do people prefer to remember?
What kinds of things do people have to remember?
What kinds of things do people usually forget?
What kinds of people are forgetful?
What are some techniques people can use to help remember important information?
Do you think people can trust their memories?
How do you think technology has affected our ability to remember things?
What childhood memories do people usually have?
Can technology help people remember past events?


– Part 2
Describe an invention that is useful in your daily life.
You should say:
what the invention was
what it can do
how popular it is
and explain whether it is difficult or easy to use.

– Part 3
What qualities do inventors have?
What about scientists?
Do all inventions bring benefits to our world?
Do you think people who haven’t been educated in school can invent things?
Do you believe only scientists can invent new things?
What inventions do you think should be improved?
What have been some of the most important inventions in the past 100 years?
What inventions will we have in 20 years?
What invention would you like to see in the future?
What invention do you wish had never been invented and why?
What invention do you think has had the greatest impact on people’s lives in your country?
Do you think technology has improved our quality of life?
How do you think technology and inventions will change the way we live in the future?


– Part 2
Describe an occasion when you got lost and needed help
You can say:
when and where it was
what happened
how you felt
and say how you found your way

– Part 3
There are some people who never get lost. Why?
Why do some people have a good sense of direction?
Do you think it’s easy or difficult to find your way in a new city? Why?
Why do some people dislike asking others for directions?
How do you think technology has changed the way we navigate and find directions?
Should children be taught to read paper maps at school?
Are paper maps still necessary?


– Part 2
Describe a place you would like to visit in the future
You should say:
where it is
what it’s like
how you would travel there
and say why you want to visit that place
OR
Describe a place away from home that you want to visit in the future.
You should say:
Where you would like to go
When you would like to go
Who you want to go with
And explain why you want to visit the place

– Part 3
Do most people like planned travelling?
What factors affect how people feel about travel?
What should be done before a trip?
What preparations should be made before going on holiday?
Do younger and older people choose different places to go to on holiday?
What problems can people have on holiday?
Why do some people dislike travelling abroad?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of travelling alone and with friends?
What kinds of places are popular to visit in your country?
Do you think it’s important to learn about the culture of the places you visit?
How do you think technology has changed the way people travel?
Why do you think so many younger people travel these days?


– Part 2
Describe a job you are interested in.
You should say:
what it is
when you heard about this job for the first time
what qualities it requires
and explain why you are interested in this job.

– Part 3
What kinds of jobs are popular in your country?
Do people in your country do the same job throughout their whole life?
What kinds of people do low-salary jobs?
Is it important doe secondary schools to offer career advice to students?
Should universities arrange classes for students to teach them how to find jobs?
If they do, what skills should students learn in such classes?
When do you think is the right time for young people to start making plans for their future careers?
What professions are popular with young people in your country now?
What kind of job do you think will be popular in the future?
What kinds of jobs are well-paid in your country?
What do you think are the benefits of having a steady job?
Do you think it’s better to work for a big company or a small company? Why?
What do you think are the most important skills for getting a good job?
Do you think it’s important to have a job that you love or a job that pays well? Why?
Do you think it’s better to work in the private sector or the public sector? Why?


– Part 2
Describe a crowded place you went to
You can say:
where the place was
when you went there
how many people were there
and say how you felt about the experience

– Part 3
What do you think of people who stand in a queue for more than an hour?
Are most people comfortable being in crowded places?
What are some crowded places in your city?
Do you think crowded places are becoming more common in modern society?
What are some potential dangers of being in crowded places?
What measures do you think can be taken to make crowded places safer?
Do you think cities should limit the number of people who can visit popular tourist attractions or shopping areas to avoid overcrowding?


– Part 2
Describe an expensive gift you would like to buy
You can say:
what the gift is
who you would buy it for
where you would buy it
and say why you would like to buy it

– Part 3
What is the role of money in people’s lives?
Do you think it is more important to save or to spend money? Why?
Why is it hard for some people to save money?
What is the best way to save money?
Do you think money can buy happiness?
How do people waste their money?
How do people’s attitudes towards money have changed over the years?
Should children have pocket money?


– Part 2
Describe an important decision you made
You can say:
what the decision was
where you were
how you made the decision
and say why it was difficult to make

– Part 3
How do people usually make important decisions?
What important decisions do young people have to make after school?
Do you think it’s important to listen to other people’s opinions before making a decision?
Do you think it’s better to make decisions based on logic or emotions? Why?
What factors should people consider when making a big purchase, such as buying a car or a flat?
Why do some people regret their decisions?
What are some of the most important things to consider when making a decision that will affect other people?
Do ads influence our decisions while shopping?
Is the influence of advertising good or bad?
How does advertising influence children?


– Part 2
Describe an ideal house or apartment
You can say:
what kind of accommodation it is
where it is
what it would look like
and say why it would be ideal

– Part 3
What difficulties do people have living in the city?
What are the most important features of an ideal house for most people?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city center rather than living in the suburbs?
How will technology change the way we find and rent/buy accommodation in the future?
What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of living in a shared apartment?
How does the housing market affect young people who are looking for accommodation?
Do you think it’s important to decorate your living space?


– Part 2
Describe a helpful person
You can say:
who the person is
how you know them
what they do to help people
and say when they help you

– Part 3
What can children do to help their parents?
What are the benefits of children helping their parents?
Should children be taught to help others?
How can high school students help each other?
Should students do community work?
Should people take part in volunteering more often these days?
Why are some people willing to help others?
What motivates people to volunteer and help others in their community?
What are the benefits of volunteering for both the individual and the community?
Why do people volunteer?
How can volunteering and helping others be integrated into schools and workplaces?
In what ways can volunteering and helping others be encouraged in society?
Is it the responsibility of individuals or governments to provide support to those in need?
What skills can be gained from volunteering and helping others?
How can they be useful in personal and professional development?
Is it important to teach children to donate money to those in need?


– Part 2
Describe a book you want to read for a second time.
You should say:
what the book is about
how you knew this book
and explain why you read it more than once.
OR
Describe a book you have read many times
You can say:
what the book is and what it is about
who it was written by
how often you read it
and say why you enjoy reading it

– Part 3
What kinds of books do children like to read?
What can children learn from books?
What’s the difference between e-books or paper books?
Do people prefer e-books or paper books in your country?
Do you think parents should read stories to their children?
What can children learn from books?
How can reading help children?
Do you think it’s important for children to read books?
Do you think reading books is better than watching films?
What benefits do you think reading has for people?
Do you think reading books can help people learn more about different cultures?
Should people read books that are difficult or challenging to understand?


– Part 2
Describe a popular person.
You should say:
who he/she is
why he/she is popular
and explain how you feel about him/her.

– Part 3
Why do some students want to become popular?
What kinds of people are more popular at school?
What kinds of people are more popular at work?
Are smart people popular at work?
Do you think a good teacher should become popular?
What factors do you think contribute to a person’s popularity?
Is it possible to become popular overnight?
How has social media influenced the concept of fame in recent years?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being popular in school?


– Part 2
Describe a long car journey you went on.
You should say:
where you went
what you did there
who you went there with
and explain why you went on that journey by car.

– Part 3
Which jobs require people to be good at driving?
What qualities should a driver have?
What benefits does public transport bring to society?
Are there any drawbacks of public transport?
Do you think the government should make it a rule for people to use public transport more?
Do you think that the government should invest more in public transport?
Is it too late for people to get driving licenses at 18 years old?
What is the most common mode of transport in your city?
How do traffic jams affect people?
What do you think are the benefits and drawbacks of driving a car instead of using public transport?
Will people be driving electric cars in the future?
Are there any traffic laws in your country that you think should be changed or improved?


– Part 2
Describe a new shop that recently opened in your city/town.
You should say:
where the shop is
what it sells
what kinds of people usually go to this shop
and explain how successful you think it will be in the future.

– Part 3
Is location the key factor that attracts customers?
What kinds of shops are popular in your country?
Why do young people enjoy going to boutiques?
Why do people like shopping more now than in the past?
Do you think shopping is good for a country’s economy?
Are shopping centers and malls still popular these days?
What is your opinion about online shopping? Do you think it is better than going to the offline store?
Can shopping be addictive?
How have shopping habits changed in recent years?
Do you think shopping can be a waste of time and money?


– Part 2
Describe a game you enjoyed playing when you were younger
You can say:
what it was
where and when you played it
how you played it
and say why you enjoyed playing it

– Part 3
Why do people like to play different games?
Is winning the most important goal in playing games?
Is it good for children to want to win?
Is it important to develop a sense of competition in children?
Are games important for children’s development?
What games do children play these days?
Which are better: indoor or outdoor games?
How can children benefit from playing team games?
Which are better: team games or individual ones?
What is the most popular game in your country?
Do you think games can help people relax and relieve stress?
Why can video games be addictive?
Is playing games a waste of time?


– Part 2
Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way
who the person is
what the problem was
how the person solved the problem
and explain why you think the person did it smartly

– Part 3
Do you think children are born smart or learn to be smart?
How can we help children realize their talents?
What is the difference between a parent’s and a teacher’s role in a child’s education?
Does the government provide enough support for education?


– Part 2
Describe a film you didn’t like/were disappointed about.
You should say:
What the film was
Why you didn’t like it
Why you decided to watch it
And explain how you felt about it.

– Part 3
Why do some people read movie reviews?
Do most people believe movie reviews?
What are types of films are popular in your country?
Are historical films popular in your country? Why?
Do you think films with famous actors or actresses would be more popular than films with actors who are not famous?

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