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IELTS test in Iran and Brazil – July 2015 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers from Iran and Brazil (thanks, N and J!) shared their Writing and Speaking questions. The Writing questions were the same in these two countries.

Writing testIELTS test in Iran

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a local newspaper and describe a restaurant where you and your family have had a delicious meal recently. Please say

– What restaurant and where is it?
– What food do they serve?
– Would you recommend it to others? Why?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people are living longer and some believe that this can contribute to people’s development. What are the causes of this change? Is it a positive or negative phenomenon?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like watching stars?
– Have you studied something about stars?
– How much time do you spend looking at them?
– What is the best place to observe stars? Why?

Cue Card 1

Describe an exciting sport that you enjoy the most. Please say

– What is it?
– When do you usually do it?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion 1

– How did you come to know about it?
– Do you think sport is important for well-being?
– What can the government do to promote sport to people?

Cue Card 2

Talk about an unusual building that you came across. Please say

– What building is it?
– Where and when did you see it?
– Why do you think it is unusual?

Discussion 2

– What is the social importance of modern buildings?
– Some people prefer living in older buildings. Why?
– What are the different styles of architecture in your city?

IELTS Speaking test in the USA – July 2015

When F took the IELTS test in the USA, she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in USA

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the most interesting part of your job?
– What is more important, people you work with or the job that you do?
– Did you read books as a child?
– What kind of books did you read in your childhood?
– What was your favorite book back than? Why?
– Do you still like the same books that you have read as a child? Why?
– Do you usually remember things that you plan to do?
– What is the first thing that you need to remember to do during the day?
– How do you remember it?

Cue Card

Talk about a gift you bought that took a long time to find. Please say

– What was it?
– For whom did you buy it?
– How did she/he feel after receiving the gift?

Discussion

– What kind of gifts do people give to others in your country?
– Do you like giving gifts to others? Why?
– What do you usually give to children as a gift? Why?
– What is men’s and women’s attitude towards gifts?
– Why is this attitude or the way of giving gifts different between men and women?
– What do people consider when buying gifts?
– Do you think gifts that we give to others should be useful? Why?

 

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