When A took the IELTS test in Saudi Arabia, he remembered the following questions:
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to your friend and ask him/her to translate an important document you have received. In your letter say
– Why is it important for you?
– How fast do you need it back?
– Why do you need his/her expertise?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people think that children today are not as fit and healthy as in the past. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give you opinion, reasons and solutions.
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What is so special about this place?
– Did you like living in your hometown?
– What is your favorite place in your hometown?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
Describe a café that you like and visit often. Please say
– Where and what is it?
– When do you usually go there?
– What do you usually order there?
– What do you like and dislike about this cafe?
– Will you go there again?
– Do you visit it by yourself or with friends?
– Do you think people are meant to live in big cities surrounded by strangers?
– Why do you think so?
Our friend C took the IELTS test in Australia and remembered the following topics and questions:
Section 1. A phone conversation regarding children’s camping trip.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. A map description of a park where a festival will be held. The talk instructed volunteers about various locations of festival facilities.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.
Section 3. Two lecturers discussed the topic of having a hands-on job training and benefits of a reflective journal.
Section 4. A presentation about the conservation of amphibians and toads.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).
Passage 1. About the childhood of Charles Dickens (English writer and novelist).
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 2. About the research of facial expressions.
Questions: filling in blanks, match information to paragraphs, match various statements with different researchers.
Passage 3. About the extinction of a certain species of dinosaurs.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, table completion.
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two bar charts showing modes of transport that people were using to travel to university and work in 2004 and 2009. We had to summarize the information.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Consumers nowadays are faced with increased advertising from competitive companies. To what extent do you think consumers are influenced by these advertisements? What measures can be taken to tackle this issue?