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IELTS test in Canada – January 2011 (General Training)

Our friends from Canada shared the recent IELTS exam, and below is what we know. Unfortunately, no Listening or Reading topics were shared, only Writing and Speaking – but something is better than nothing, isn’t it 🙂 ?

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You were invited to a British friends’ marriage, but you are unable to attend the wedding. Write a letter explaining
– why you couldn’t attend it,
– what is your plan to make it up to them
– when you will meet instead.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Technological improvements reduce the role of Olympic Games in this 21st century. Do you agree or disagree, and why?

Speaking test

Interview

– Please introduce yourself.
– What do you do for a living?
– Is this job important in your country?
– Have you traveled on airplanes?
– When was your last trip?
– What are the benefits of air travel?
– Do you think you are going to fly less or more in the next few years?

Cue Card

Describe a person you admire in your family. Please say
– Who is this person?
– Why do you admire him/her?
– When did you last meet this person?

Discussion

– Who makes decisions in your family?
– Is it necessary to consider everybody’s opinion in you family?
– Who makes decisions mostly in families in your country in general?
– What is the importance of joined and nuclear family?
– What will be the future family structure?
– Why do people prefer nuclear families?

IELTS test in Caracas, Venezuela – January 2011 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend R (IELTS tutor from Venezuela), has sent us an update from a recent exam, as remembered by 2 of his students.

Listening test

Section 1. A man was calling a newspaper to to publish an advertisement.

Section 2. Two teachers were discussing with their supervisor the activities they had planned for students.

Section 3. A lecture about plants.

Section 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. An article about child labor.

Passage 2. About the impact of climate on the wealth of countries.

Passage 3. About grammar and words.

Writing test


Writing task 1 (a report)

We had a chart describing the evolution of the level of qualifications among UK workers from 1990 to 2010 (one line chart was showing 4 trends).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think they should keep all the money they earn without paying taxes, others disagree. Discuss, what is your opinion?

Speaking test 1

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Where do you live?
– Is it a big city or a small town?
– How long have you been living there?
– What would you prefer: to attend a concert or to buy a CD of your favorite artist?

Cue card

Talk about the car you would choose if you could buy any car. Please say:
– What car would you buy?
– Why would you buy this particular car?

Discussion

Questions about public transport.

Speaking test 2

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Where are you from?
– May I see your Identification Card?
– Where do you live?
– What can you tell me about your hometown?
– Tell me a little bit about the history of your hometown.

Cue Card

Tell me about a specific skill that you have learned. Please say
– Why did you learn it?
– How did you learn it?
– Why do you find it useful?

Discussion

– Do you think children are better than adults at learning new skills?
– Do you think we have to keep up with new skills?

 

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