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IELTS test in Sri Lanka – February 2017 (General Training)

Our friend G took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka and remembered the following questions from the Writing and Speaking sub-tests:

Writing testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You need to attend a family event. Your child will be missing school for a day. Write a letter to the school principal and say

– What is the event?
– Why is it important for your child to be there?
– How will your child make up for missed lessons?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries people tend to buy used things over new things. What do you think the reasons are? Is it a positive or negative trend?

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?
– Why did you chose this job?
– Where do you live now?
– What colours do you like?

Cue Card

Describe something interesting or unusual that you did recently. Please say

– What was it?
– Who did you do it with?
– Would you do it again?

Discussion

– Did you tell anyone else about this?
– How do you spend your weekends?
– How many days do you think are needed for a good vacation?
– Why do you think so?
– Do you think women have more free time than men in your country?
– Why is it so?

IELTS test in India – February 2017 (Academic Module)

Thanks to R who recently took the IELTS test in India we can share the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation between two people regarding a mobile data plan.

Section 2. Description of a garden in Australia. The task was to identify the best location for each plant.

Section 3. A conversation between two nursing students, with an extensive discussion about work and research.

Section 4. A lecture about AUV – Automatic Underwater Vehicle.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of development of modern supermarkets.

Passage 2. A comparison of different, natural methods of sewage treatment and water purification.

Passage 3. About the effects of video games on human brain, views and results of experiments from 3 different scientists.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a flow chart showing the stages of glass recycling process. We had to describe and summarise the stages of this process.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that every individual is responsible for their own healthy lifestyle, others believe that governments should take care of it. Discuss both views and 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 do?
– Can you describe your work?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– What part of your work do you like the most?
– Do you like dreams?
– Do you remember some of your dreams?
– Do you think dreams have meanings?
– Can they be interpreted?
– Do you have a lot of friends?
– Would you prefer to have one good friend or many friends?
– What do you usually do with your friends?
– Do you think you will make a lot of new friends in the future?

Cue Card

Describe an incident from history that has influenced you. Please say

– Where and when did it happen?
– How did you hear about this incident?
– How did this influence you?

Discussion

– Do you like history?
– How do people know of history?
– Do you think only major historical figures are remembered and others are ignored?
– Why do you think so?
– What can one learn from history?
– Do you think studying history in school is important? Why?

 

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