IELTS Speaking questions from Italy and Mongolia – October 2009

People who had IELTS exams in Italy and Mongolia share their questions for everybody to enjoy. Thanks to C. and M., here is what they were asked:

Speaking test in Italy

– What’s your name?
– What do you do? Work or study?
– Why have you chosen your work?
– What are the good things about your work?

Cue card
Talk about an important decision that you had to make that involved other people. You should say:
– What type of decision was it?
– Who were the other people?
– Why was it important?

– Do you think that music is important during school period?
– What’s the most popular instrument chosen by children?
– Do you play some instrument? What kind of instrument?
– Are team sports important for child? Why?
– Is group activity important at work? Why?
– Do you think that competition can affect workplace?
– Do you see any difference between men and women regarding competition at work?

Speaking test in Mongolia

– What is your full name?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose that job?
– Do you like shopping?
– What kind of things do you not like to buy?
– Do you prefer to shop in big supermarkets or in small ones?
– Do you like to travel? Why?
– Which country did you like the most? Why?

Cue card
Talk about a traffic jam you got in, you should say:
– How and where it happened?
– How long did you stay in it?
– How did it make you feel?

I was asked some general questions regarding problems with traffic jams.
– Should governments be responsible for solving this problem?
– Should individuals be involved in this?
– Is public transportation necessary? Why?

IELTS in Brazil – October 2009 (General Training)

IELTS exam in Brazil was shared by J. (thank you!), who remembered this much:

Reading test
Passage 1: Fitness center advertisement.
Questions: Information matching.

Passage 2: Available youth hostel facilities.
Questions: True/False/Not given.

Passage 3: Don’t remember.

Passage 4: Berry picking season, introduction and work instructions.
Questions: Sentence completion.

Passage 5: A detailed study on ants.
Questions: Filling in the blanks, Information matching.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to a friend and ask him / her to look after your house in your absence, give reasons for your travel and any specific instructions / requests.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
The absence of money leads to unhappiness, but money doesn’t bring happiness. What is your opinion?

Speaking test

– The usual questions about name, etc.
– Do you like reading books?
– Do you read a lot?
– What do you like more, reading books or watching TV?
– Do you know of any books adapted for films?

Cue card
Talk about the last book you have read, you should say
– What book was it?
– Why did you choose it?
– What did you like about it?
– Would you recommend it to anyone else?

– Why do you think children like books?
– What kind of books children like?
– What books did you like in your childhood?



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