IELTS exam in the UK – November 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS exam in the UK, according to our friend T., was the same as the exams in India and Denmark. Of course, the Speaking section is different for every candidate – here is what T. was asked:

Speaking test

– Can you please tell me your name?
– Where do you stay?
– Do you like your home?
– What could possibly take you out of your home?
– What is the transportation system like?
– Do you drive?
– What age do you think is the best to start driving?
– Do you think it is important to drive well?
– Do you like reading?
– What type of books do you like?
– Where do you read and why?

Cue card
Talk about one important conversation that you have heard, you should say:
– when it happened,
– whom that conversation was with,
– why it was important.

– Why do you think conversation is important?
– What effect does language barrier has in conversation?
– What do you think of the role of an interpreter in international politics?
– What are the advantages of global common language?

IELTS Speaking questions from Uzbekistan – November 2009

IELTS in Uzbekistan according to our kind friend A was the same as the exams in Denmark and India – all the sections except for Speaking, of course. Here is what A. was asked in his Speaking test:

Speaking test

– What is your name?
– Do you work or are you a student?
– Why did you choose to study this subject?
– When did you go shopping last time?
– Do prefer large shopping centres or smaller ones?
– Is there anything you particularly do not like buying? Why?

Cue card
Talk about your favorite place in your hometown, you should say:
– Where is this place located?
– Why you like it?
– How often do you go there?

– Do people in your country prefer living in a city to living in rural areas?
– What influence do you think provincial residents have on urban life?

– How often do city residents travel to the countryside?
– Will urban residents have desire to settle in the country in the next 20 years?

Many thanks to A. from Uzbekistan for sharing the questions, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the British Council library there has my book! So if you’re from Uzbekistan and have no means of getting my book, go to the library.



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