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    An IELTS test taker from Sri Lanka (thanks, I!) remembered and shared the following topics and questions:

    Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

    Section 1. A lady complained about fridge malfunction, which was under warranty.

    Section 2. A person described his experience of living in an ancient set up (a Stone Age village or similar).

    Section 3. Two students talked about energy saving on their campus.

    Section 4. About Great Britain’s famous photographers.

    Reading test

    Passage 1. Description of three different types of travel passes, each to suit individual passenger requirements.

    Passage 2. About holiday workers for British agricultural farms. Including details of travel insurance, directions, and mobile houses.

    Passage 3. Explanation on the job search on BBC website. How to find a region, reference number, contact details and about vacancy alert system.

    Passage 4. About an Antarctic expedition to drill the old ice layers to determine whether the global warming is a normal cyclical effect or caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

    Writing test

    Writing task 1 (a letter)

    You recently saw an advertisement about helpers for children summer holiday camp. Write a letter to camp organizers and say:

    – Describe the areas where you can help.
    – Give the time period you are available.
    – Ask some questions about the camp.

    Writing Task 2 (an essay)

    Nowadays the population of the world is increasing rapidly. New homes and accommodation should be built for this additional population. Some believe that more houses should be constructed in existing towns and cities. Others believe that creating entirely new towns in the countryside to accommodate these houses is the best way. What is your opinion?

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    When M took the IELTS Speaking test in Iran he was asked the following questions:

    Speaking testIELTS test in Iran

    Interview

    – What is your full name?
    – Can I see your ID?
    – Where are you from?
    – Do you work or study?
    – How often do you look at yourself in the mirror? Why?
    – Do you look in the mirror after shopping?
    – Do you think a mirror is a good choice for decoration?
    – What items do you take with you when leaving the house?
    – Why is that?
    – How do you make sure that nothing is forgotten?
    – Do you have different items with you in the morning and evening?
    – Why is it so?

    Cue Card

    Talk about a famous or successful person who is important to you. Please say

    – Who is this person?
    – Why is this person important to you?
    – How did he/she influence your life?

    Discussion

    – Do you think it is easier to become famous now compared to the past?
    – Why is that?
    – What kind of people were becoming famous in the past?
    – How about now?
    – What sorts of people become famous in your country? Why?
    – Do you think to be famous one needs a certain talent?

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    Our friend K took the IELTS test in Azerbaijan recently and shared the following topics/questions (K didn’t remember anything about the Listening part):

    Reading testIELTS test in Australia

    Passage 1. About different varieties of pears and their hybridization.

    Passage 2. Discussion about the importance of siblings for children.

    Passage 3. About children and their ability to remember numbers.

    Writing test

    Writing task 1 (a report)

    We were given a line graph showing the usage of oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear fuel to produce electricity in the UK between 1990 and 2006.

    Writing task 2 (an essay)

    Some people believe that professional workers such as doctors and teachers should be paid more than sports and entertainment personalities. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and relevant examples.

    Speaking test

    Interview

    – What is your full name?
    – Can I see your ID?
    – Where are you from?
    – Do you work or study?
    – Describe your hometown.
    – Let’s talk about handwriting.
    – How often do you write by hand?
    – Do you prefer handwriting or typing on a computer?
    – Let’s talk about teaching.
    – Do you enjoy teaching?
    – Have you ever taught somebody?

    Cue Card

    Describe a foreign country where you would like to work for a period of time. Please say

    – What country would it be?
    – What would you like to do there?
    – Why do you want to go to this place?

    Discussion

    – What is so special about this country?
    – Why do people choose going abroad to study or work?
    – What are the advantages of working or studying abroad?
    – Will it benefit you back in your country?

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    When A took IELTS in India he was asked the following questions in the Speaking test:

    Speaking testIELTS test in India

    Interview

    – What is your full name?
    – Can I see your ID?
    – Where are you from?
    – Do you work or study?
    – Do you like sports?
    – Do you enjoy watching sports?
    – What kind of games do you play?
    – What kind of games did you play as a child?

    Cue Card

    Describe an interesting song. Please say:

    – what kind of song it is
    – how you found out about it
    – what it is about
    – explain why it is interesting to you

    Discussion

    – Do you like music?
    – What kind of music do you like?
    – When do you usually listen to music?
    – What kind of music did you like when you were younger?
    – What kind of music is popular in your country?
    – Do you play any musical instruments?
    – Do you wish you could play any musical instruments?
    – Which is your favourite instrument?

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    When N took the IELTS test in Singapore, they had the following topics and questions:

    Listening testIELTS test in Singapore

    Section 1. A phone conversation of a man and a camping shop representative about the necessary gear for a camping trip.

    Section 2. About application form and membership at a gym.

    Section 3. A gym layout description.

    Section 4. About issues encountered in an airport and how to address them.

    Reading test

    Don’t remember.

    Writing test

    Writing task 1 (a letter)

    You are going on a short holiday soon and would like to invite a friend to join you. Write a letter to him/her and say

    – Explain why you need a holiday.
    – Explain why you want your friend to come.
    – Where and when do you want to go?

    Writing Task 2 (an essay)

    Some people think that children should learn to paint or draw at school. Others believe it is just a waste of time. 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?
    – Do you live in a house or an apartment?
    – What does it look like?
    – What can you see from your window?
    – What is your favourite colour?
    – Did you like this colour as a child?
    – What are popular colours among your friends?
    – Why is that?

    Cue Card

    Talk about your favourite movie. Please say

    – What is this movie?
    – Where and when did you watch it?
    – What is the movie about?

    Discussion

    – Explain why you like the movie.
    – What films are popular in your country?
    – What films are popular with teenagers and the elderly?
    – Why do some people love watching black and white movies?
    – Are there any black and white movies screening in your country?
    – People spend too much money on making movies, do you think they really need to spend that much to make a good movie?
    – Most of the movies have computer-generated graphics, why do you think it is so?
    – In the future, do you think computer generated movies will be still popular?

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    Our friend Q took the IELTS test in Pakistan and remembered the following questions:

    Reading testIELTS test in Pakistan

    Passage 1. About the evolution of Bovids.

    Passage 2. About some crop and land issues in Australia.

    Passage 3. Group Behavior.

    Writing test

    Writing task 1 (a report)

    We were given a table showing the usage of Internet by people in the UK for different activities like shopping, banking, music, learning, TV, and games in 2007-2009. We had to summarize and compare data.

    Writing task 2 (an essay)

    Nowadays schoolchildren and students are taught to be competitive towards their classmates and aren’t encouraged to help the weaker students. Do the disadvantages of this outweigh the advantages? Give your own opinion and support it with relevant examples.

    Speaking test

    Interview

    – What is your full name?
    – Can I see your ID?
    – Where are you from?
    – What do you do for a living?
    – What do you think shoes tell about someone’s personality?
    – Do you like to wear formal or casual shoes?
    – Do you purchase shoes online?
    – Do you think people have too many pairs of shoes?
    – Do you like to spend money on shoes?

    Cue Card

    Describe customer service you received in any shop or a hotel. Please say

    – What was the place?
    – What was the name of person serving you?
    – How did you feel about it?

    Discussion

    – How can customer service affect a person’s life?
    – What are the main differences of customer service provided by retail and brands’ shops?
    – Have you felt angry because of bad customer service? Why?
    – Why do people feel bad about customer service?

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    Our friend C took IELTS in India and remembered the following questions from the Speaking test:

    Speaking testIELTS test in India

    Interview

    – What is your full name?
    – Can I see your ID?
    – Where are you from?
    – Do you work or study?
    – What do you do?
    – What are your future plans?
    – Do you like holidays? Why?
    – What do you prefer to do on holidays?
    – How long do you usually enjoy holidays?
    – Do you like celebrities?
    – Who is the favourite celebrity from your country? Why?

    Cue Card

    Describe a place where you feel relaxed. Please say

    – What and where is this place?
    – Who do you go there with?
    – Why do you find it so relaxing?

    Discussion

    – Are there any other activities where people feel relaxed?
    – What should companies do for their employees’ relaxation?
    – Are there any changes now in relaxing activities compared to the past?
    – Why do you think it is so?
    – Are there any other ways for relaxation?

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    Thanks to L who took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka we can share the topics and questions from a recent exam:

    Reading testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

    Passage 1. About the evolution of materials people used for writing, from ancient clay tablets to modern machines.

    Passage 2. About native frogs in New Zealand.

    Passage 3. Don’t remember.

    Writing test

    Writing task 1 (a report)

    We were given a table showing the production of carbon dioxide emissions in five countries (China, the US, India, Australia and the UK) in 2005-2006. We had to summarize and compare data.

    Writing task 2 (an essay)

    Some people say that use of mobile phones should be banned in public places or crowded areas, while others disagree. Give your own opinion and relevant 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 for a living?
    – Do you find your job stressful?
    – What do you do with your friends on weekends?
    – Do you like to make new friends?
    – Do you remember your dreams after you wake up?
    – Do you like to hear dreams of others? Why?
    – Do you like to learn about dreams? Why?

    Cue Card

    Describe a disagreement that you had with someone. Please say

    – When and where was it?
    – What was it about?
    – How did you feel about it later?

    Discussion

    – How can decisions affect a person’s life?
    – What are the main decisions youngsters have to make nowadays?
    – Did you get advice from somebody before making crucial decisions? Why?
    – Why do people make wrong decisions sometimes?

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    Sai Bhargavi Satti is a lovely young lady from India, whose mother tongue is Telugu. She took IELTS for the very first time after some self-preparation at home and achieved an overall Band score of 8.5 (with straight 9’s in Listening and Reading). As a winner of our IELTS results competition Sai had a chance to share her best tips with everyone, and she said:

    Band 8.5 in IELTS“I feel honoured considering that I’ve scored high though for me this was the first time taking the IELTS exam. I’ve practised on my own using the practice materials available on IELTS-Blog.com and they helped a lot.

    Below are some strategies I’ve used and hope would be helpful to others as well:

    1. The first and foremost tip I would suggest is that one must love learning English if they want to do well in the exam. It’s also important to know the test pattern beforehand. “Practice” is the key to success. Make sure you know the instructions and follow them precisely, long before the exam.

    2. For the Listening section: One must get used to listening to the English language and actually understanding it. This is only possible with lots of practice as the audios are of various dialects/accents. Personally, I didn’t find much difference between varied accents. Practice with as many tests as you can. On the test day, relax and tune in. Do not worry about understanding every word. Just listen to the audio and be quick to write down the answers on the question paper first.

    3. For the Reading section: Practice. Analyse your mistakes and try not to repeat them in the next practice test. There are many strategies for good performance in the reading part. Try each one and know which one works for you.

    4. For the Writing section: Lots of practice is quite essential. Know the word limit for the two tasks and practice likewise. Take care not to write below the mentioned word limits in the respective tasks. You lose marks otherwise. Your handwriting must the legible and neat. Grammar, spelling and the content – all are evaluated. Look for a pattern of writing that looks good and works for you. There are many useful youtube channels that telecast videos on writing section like ielts-blog and others.

    5. For the Speaking section: Don’t let nervousness get to you. You must not appear reluctant during the test or answer in very few words. You need to give long and relevant answers. This can only be achieved by practising speaking in English so that you can answer the questions spontaneously.

    6. Last but not the least – time management is important in all the four sections.”

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    Thanks to S who recently took the IELTS test in Pakistan, we can share the following Speaking questions:

    Speaking testIELTS test in Pakistan

    Interview

    – What is your full name?
    – Can I see your ID?
    – Where are you from?
    – Do you work or study?
    – What work do you do?
    – Why did you choose this kind of work?
    – Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
    – Would you like to become a celebrity, if you had a chance?
    – Why is that?

    Cue Card

    Talk about time you were very busy in your life. Please say

    – What did you do?
    – Where and when was it?
    – Did you enjoy that part of your life?

    Discussion

    – Do you like visitors? Why?
    – What do you do when visitors come to your place?
    – What do you prefer, to visit people or to invite them to your place?
    – Do you think children nowadays are overburdened? Why?
    – What can be done about it, in your opinion?
    – Do you think children learn more in school or during playtime?
    – What would be your suggestion about it?
    – Do you think workers should be rewarded for working overtime? Why?
    – How should it be done?

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