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IELTS test in Georgia – May 2014 (General Training)

Our friends A and N shared the Writing and Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam in Georgia:

Writing testIELTS test in Georgia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend from a different country. Invite him/her to a party at your home and include the following

– What is the party about?
– Give directions how to get to your place.
– Suggest how to accommodate him/her.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say language courses using the internet and allowing you to talk to somebody is a good way to learn. Others, however, believe that study in classrooms is still the best way of learning. Give your opinion on these views and include your own experiences 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 your hometown?
– What don’t you like about your hometown?
– Would you like to live in a different town?
– What languages do you know?
– Would you like to learn some other languages?
– What kind of TV programs do you watch?
– How much time do you spend watching TV?
– Did you spend the same amount of time watching TV as a child?
– Would you allow your children to watch a lot of TV? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you forgot something important. Please say

– Where was it?
– What did you forget?
– Why did you forget it?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– Do you think memorising things is important? Why?
– Why do some people remember things better than others?
– Do you think we memorise things differently now compared to the past?
– Do you have a system how to remember things?

IELTS test in Kazakhstan – May 2014 (Academic Module)

The IELTS test taker M from Kazakhstan shared the following questions that appeared in a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Kazakhstan

Section 1. A conversation about a holiday on an island with the description of attractions and facilities.

Section 2. Radio advertisement about weekend events in the city.

Section 3. Students were talking about intellectual property rights.

Section 4. A lecturer was talking about an engineering project.

Reading test

Passage 1. How animals communicate between themselves.

Passage 2. How emotions affect people’s lives.

Passage 3. A research about navigation in the ocean.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing changes in numbers of 4 types of fish within a 20-year period.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Modern technology allows machines to perform the hard work instead of humans. Does this have a positive or a negative effect on people? Give your own 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?
– Did you always want to do it?
– Do you use dictionary?
– Do you prefer electronic or print dictionary? Why?
– Would you like to get a dictionary as a present?
– Do you want to write a dictionary?
– What clothes do you wear to the office?
– Do you change when you come home?
– Did you enjoy wearing special clothes as a child?
– Do people spend a lot on clothes nowadays?

Cue Card

Describe a situation where you helped other people. Please say

– What kind of help and when was it?
– Whom did you help?
– How often do you help others?

Discussion

– Is it important to teach children to help others?
– How can children help at home?
– Do people at work help their co-workers?
– Should one help their co-worker for the same salary? Why?

 

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