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IELTS test in Manila, Philippines – February 2011 (General Training)

IELTS exam in Manila was shared by M from the Philippines, who remembered the writing and speaking topics.

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You have attended a short course training at Canada. Your friend wants to attend the same course and he/she sent you a letter to ask about it. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

– Tell what you did in the short course.
– Explain how it has helped you.
– Tell what benefits your friend can get from it.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Older people often say that their life was better in the past than it is now. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– Can I see your ID?
– What is your full name?
– What do you want me to call you?
– Let’s talk about your hometown. Where is it?
– What is your hometown famous for?
– Have you studied about the history of your hometown at school?
– Why do you think that students need to study their hometowns’ history at school?
– Do you like meeting people?
– What are the common places where people prefer to meet?
– What were the places where people liked to meet in the past?
– What sports did you like to play when you were a child?
– What things can children learn from playing sports?
– Would you like your future children to play sports too?

Cue Card

Talk about a job that you would like to have. Please include in your answer:

– What job would it be?
– Why do you want to have that job?
– What skills are necessary to do the job?


– Is it easy to find a job here in your country?
– What do you think people do first to have a job?
– What are the qualities that people must have so they can be employed easily?
– What are the qualities the bosses must have so they will be followed by their employees?
– Do you think it is important for the boss and employees to have a good working relationship?
– What do you think are the common complaints of the workers?

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