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IELTS tests in Hungary, Kosovo and Iran – May 2010 (General Training)

IELTS exams in 3 countries were the same, so our friends from Hungary, Kosovo and Iran say, and here is what they collectively remembered:

Listening test

Section 1. About the process of water purification.
Questions: diagram labeling.

Section 2. A description of a tour.
Questions: summary completion about 3 types of tour and kinds of tickets.

Section 3. A conversation between a tutor and a student about a report.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. About water purification system.
Questions: Filling in the gaps, diagram labeling.

Reading test

Passage 1. Ads about art programs.

Passage 2. Working environment (lighting, heating, air conditioning).
Questions: filling in the gaps, Q8 – Q17.

Passage 3. About sandwich production, wrapping and ingredients.
Questions: Filling in the gaps, Q18 – Q30.

Passage 4. A long article about Mohamed’s manuscripts in Africa.
Questions: True/False/Not Given + matching statements to paragraphs, Q31 – Q40.

Writing test


Writing Task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to one of your classmates and invite him/her to a class reunion. Please include in your letter:
– when and where is the party,
– give some details about what is going to happen at the party,
– tell him/her what you have been doing recently.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Due to people’s increased consumption, the amount of waste increases continuously. What can be done to solve this problem? What is the situation in your country?

Speaking test from Hungary

Interview

– What’s your name?
– Where do you come from?
– Were you brought up there?
– How did you like living in the countryside as a child?
– What is better: to be brought up in a city or in a village?
– What are the key attractions in your home-village?
– Would a foreigner enjoy them?
– What languages do you speak?
– Why do you study English?
– What about the other 3 languages?
– In comparison to other languages that you speak is English easy for you?

Cue card

Speak about a school that you attended as a young child, please say:
– Where was it?
– What did you learn there?
– What were the classrooms like?
– Why did you like your teacher?

Discussion

– What do you prefer: studying in a small class or in a larger one?
– What are the key features of a good teacher?
– Do young children need strict rules to cope with homework?

IELTS Speaking questions from Sudan and Poland – May 2010

IELTS in Sudan, as we are told by a kind test taker D, was just like this exam in Egypt. Another friend J from Poland also said their IELTS was the same. Here are the Speaking questions that D and J were asked:

Speaking test from Sudan

Interview

– Tell my your full name, please.
– Tell my what you like living in your hometown.
– What do you think needs to be done in your home city to make it better?
– How much free time do you have?
– What do you do in your spare time?

Cue card

Tell me about a tool in your home (not a computer) and say:
– what it is,
– where you got it from,
– what you do with it,
– and why it is special to you.

Discussion

– Let’s talk about modern tools in general.
– Do you think they are difficult to be used by elderly people? Why?
– How can we help the elderly to handle modern tools or devices easily?
– What is the benefit of using modern tools at home?


Speaking test from Poland

Interview

– Tell me about your hometown.
– What food did you like when you were a child?
– What would you recommend to your children to eat?
– Is taking a child to a restaurant good or not?

– Let’s talk about animals. Are people in your country fond of them?
– Do you like animals?

Cue card

Tell me about your first experience with a computer. Please say:
– What did you learn from it?
– When was it?
– Who helped you?

Discussion

– Let’s discuss benefits of computers for your family members.
– Will next generations use the computer in the same way as we do?
– You mentioned your Italian friends and that they are thought to be very sociable. Do you think they know computers to the same extent as we do?
– What can you say about writing by hand and writing on a computer?

 

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