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IELTS test in Kyrgyzstan – September 2016 (General Training)

Our friend G took the IELTS test in Kyrgyzstan and remembered the following:

Listening testIELTS test in Kyrgyzstan

Section 1. A man spoke on the phone to get details about a car club membership, its terms and conditions.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word or a number).

Section 2. A woman talked about fitness equipment and its use at home.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A discussion between two students about their research.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A lecture about soundscape or an acoustic environment that can be perceived by humans.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word or a number).

Reading test

Passage 1. Don’t remember.

Passage 2. About ventilation in workplaces.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Passage 3. About travel to and from work by different kinds of transportation. The company policy regarding cover of these expenses.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Passage 4. A text about the Easter Island and researches done there by some scientists.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently bought an item in the supermarket but later found out that something was wrong with it. You came back to the supermarket, but the staff weren’t helpful. Write a letter to the supermarket manager and say

– What item did you purchase?
– What was the problem with it?
– What do you want the manager to do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many countries spend too much money on training of a few individuals for international sports competitions. Some people think that governments should invest more in ordinary people instead. 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 do you do at work?
– Why did you choose this job?
– Let’s talk about holidays.
– How often do you go on holidays?
– Do you prefer to take long or short holidays? Why?
– What do you usually do on holidays?
– Why do you choose these activities?
– Tell me about a memorable holiday that you had.

Cue Card

Talk about an event that you organized and prepared. Please say

– What was the event?
– What did you do to prepare it?
– How was it?
– How did your preparation influence the event?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about planning.
– Do you plan your life?
– In your opinion, are skills like punctuality genetic or acquired? Why?
– Is it possible to learn such skills and how?
– How do you get people around you to be punctual and arrive on time?

IELTS Speaking test in Paris, France – September 2016

Our friend Z took the IELTS Speaking test in Paris and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in France

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– How is the view from your apartment?
– What can you actually see from there?
– Is it better to live in an apartment, in your opinion?
– Is it expensive or cheap to live in such apartment?

Cue Card

Describe a tall building in your country. Please say

– Where and what is it?
– What do you know about it?
– Why do you like or dislike it?

Discussion

– Is it good to live in a high-rise building?
– Are there many tall buildings in your country? Why?
– What are the advantages of living in a high-rise building?
– Do you think it would be a good idea to build high-rise buildings in historical places?
– What are the disadvantages of a tall building?
– Do you think the government will prefer to build tall buildings in the future? Why?

 

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