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IELTS test in India and Israel – August 2015 (Academic Module)

Thanks to S, B and A we have the topics and questions from two recent exams in India and Israel for you:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. About a lady who was interested to visit New Zealand.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About genetics and sports performance.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About productivity of crops, its benefits and disadvantages.

Passage 2. About bilingual people and their abilities.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table comparing two groups of people, club members and general public, their opinions about a new theatre in London in 2012.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that governments should not spend money on international aid, as long as there are disadvantaged people such as unemployed and homeless within their own country. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like the most about your study?
– What is more important for you, teachers or friends? Why?
– Did you like to read books as child?
– Do you still have these books from your childhood?
– What are the benefits of reading books? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a person who has learned a foreign language. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What language is it?
– Why did he/she choose this language?

Discussion

– Do you think he/she is good at using the language?
– Would you like to learn a foreign language? Why?
– How do you start to learn a foreign language?
– Is it beneficial for children to learn a foreign language?
– Do you think internet plays an important role in developing language skills?
– Do you think knowing foreign languages will be important in the future?

IELTS Speaking test in Mauritius and South Africa – August 2015

Our friends N from Mauritius and R from South Africa remembered being asked very similar questions in a recent IELTS Speaking test. Here is what they collectively remembered:

InterviewIELTS test in South Africa

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your house.
– What do you like about it the most?
– Is reading necessary in your opinion?
– Are there any local newspapers in your town?
– Do you think communication is important between neighbours?
– Where do people usually meet in your town?
– Why do they communicate?

Cue Card

Talk about a problem in your local area that you noticed. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you think it might be a problem?
– Suggest a solution for it.

Discussion

– Are there any other problems in your local area?
– How can your local area be improved?
– Is the government doing enough to provide better services to people in your country?
– What else can be done to improve the standard of living in your country?

 

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