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IELTS Speaking test in China and India – April 2013

The speaking questions below were shared by IELTS test takers from China and India (thanks, V and A), who were asked about the same things 🙂

Speaking testIELTS test in China

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about your job.
– What is the most challenging part of your job?
– Would you recommend it to others?
– Do you think that you are overloaded?
– What do you usually do after work?
– What time do you usually get up? Why?
– What is the ideal time for sleep?
– Is excessive sleep dangerous?
– What transportation do you often use?
– How would you improve the public transportation?
– Who do you think uses the internet the most in your country?
– What is the difference in internet use between different age groups?
– Do you know anyone who doesn’t use the internet?
– What is the life like for those people who don’t use the internet?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite website for online purchasing. Please say

– What website is it?
– How did learn about it?
– What do you buy there?

Discussion

– What are the benefits of the internet?
– Should internet use be compulsory for all students? Why?
– Can elderly people benefit from using the internet, as well?

IELTS test in New Zealand – April 2013 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from New Zealand (thanks T!) remembered the following details about a recent exam there:

Writing testIELTS test in New Zealand

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A friend who is living overseas should visit you soon and would love to stay at your place. Write a letter and explain

– Why cannot he/she stay at your place this time?
– Suggest an alternative arrangement.
– Invite him/her to stay in the future.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that school studies are not useful and most important things are learnt outside the school. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and examples.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the most used kind of transport in your country? Why?
– What needs to be done to encourage people to use public transport?
– Does your job require concentration and attention to detail?
– How do you concentrate, when you need to?

Cue Card

Describe an event where it was very crowded. Please say

– What event was it?
– Why did you attend it?
– How did you feel at the event?

Discussion

– What do you think about traveling in groups?
– What are the advantages or disadvantages of such a trip?
– Who do you think travels in groups more: younger or older people?

 

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