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IELTS test in India – May 2017 (Academic Module)

When H took the IELTS test in India she was given the following questions in Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the GDP spending in three different areas: health, education and pensions in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many parents allow their children to play games on computers and other electronic devices because it helps to develop their technical skills. Do you think the advantages of this approach outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe your home town?
– What are some interesting things to see there?
– Is it a good place to live in?
– Will you continue to live there in the future?
– Let’s talk about dreams.
– How often do you remember dreams after waking up?
– Do you like to listen to other people’s dreams?
– Would you like to study about dreams in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a time when you had to wait to hear some important news. Please say

– What was the news or event that made you wait? Why?
– When and where did you hear the news?
– Describe your feelings after hearing it.

Discussion

– Let’s talk about things that make people wait.
– What are they?
– Can waiting be boring sometimes? Why?
– Some people don’t like waiting, why do you think it is so?
– Adults can wait for longer than children. Why?
– How did people from different countries communicate in the past?
– Do you think being patient is good?
– Is there a change in people’s patience today compared to the past?

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Getting IELTS Band 7.5 can be as simple as this:

Different people will tell you different things about IELTS – some think it’s hard, others say it’s quite easy, but everyone tends to agree that it’s NOT the kind of test you can just pass without studying.

Nathaline Onek Aparo, a test taker from Uganda, got Band 7.5 and here is what she thinks can help YOU achieve a similar result:

“First of all, those who intend to take the exam should identify a study partner where you can can access learning materials and get help. I recommend IELTS-BLOG.com because it helped me exceeding abundantly.

Secondly, practice for the exam non-stop. Use past exam papers, watch news, read newspapers. Generally, being informed about current affairs will be to your advantage. Time yourself as you practice so that you simulate a real exam situation. Time presents a major challenge to most candidates.

A word of caution: do not give more attention to some particular sections while ignoring others. Give all the sections equal yet serious attention.

On the day of the exam, arrive on time at the test venue. This will help you relax and have time to get acquainted with the environment.

Lastly, you need confidence, especially for the speaking test.

Wishing you all the best in your exams. Go make your dreams come true!”

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IELTS Speaking test in Egypt – April 2017

Our friend E took the IELTS Speaking test in Egypt and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Egypt

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Please describe your city.
– Do you like it? Why?
– What is your favorite TV program?
– Why is that?
– What do you do in your spare time?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting neighbour of yours. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– When and where did you meet him/her?
– What do you do together?

Discussion

– What is the importance of neighbours in our society?
– Do neighbours nowadays differ from the past? Why?
– Do you think smaller communities have better communication than big ones?
– Why do you think so?
– Do people of small community do a better job of developing their community?
– How are small and big businesses involved in developing small communities?

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IELTS Speaking test in Australia – April 2017

When H took the IELTS Speaking test in Australia he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you usually do at work?
– What kind of activities do you do at home?
– Are there any household tasks you do not like? Why?
– Did you study music when you were a child?
– Do you play any instruments now?
– Do you think it is easy to learn to play a new instrument?

Cue Card

Talk about a neighbour that you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Do you like him/her? Why?

Discussion

– Do you know other neighbours in your neighbourhood?
– What kind of people do you think are important for the neighbourhood?
– Do you think local businesses are important to the community?
– Do you have an example of a community becoming better or worse?
– What do you think about the impact of technology on the community?

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IELTS test in Singapore – April 2017 (General Training)

Our friend K took the IELTS test in Singapore and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Singapore

Section 1. About Grand Sands Bay hotel holiday packages.

Section 2. A home store improvement plan.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. The impact of Australian cars between 1940s and 1990s.

Reading test

Passage 1. About museums.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About world tour holiday options.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About the Chartered Institute of Marketing and members’ benefits.

Passage 4. About Benchmark institution, its staff and apprenticeship program.

Passage 5. About volunteering program suitable for all ages.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

One of your colleagues from another country comes to your office for an official meeting. Write a letter to him/her and say

– Describe how to get from the airport to his/her hotel.
– Describe the hotel he/she will be staying in.
– Describe the arrangement for the meeting.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe it is better for children to grow up in the city while others say it is better to grow up in the countryside. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you were prevented from using a mobile phone. Please say

– Where and when did it take place?
– Why did you need to use your phone?
– How did you feel then?

Discussion

– Why was the phone usage prohibited there?
– Don’t remember the other questions.

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