IELTS test in Pakistan – December 2010 (General Training)

IELTS exam in Pakistan was partially remembered by our friends S and T. Here is what they shared:

Writing Test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You recently visited a foreign country and got some information at the Tourist Information Center. The information given to you was wrong. Write a letter to the center manager and explain
– What was the information required?
– How was the wrong information provided?
– What problems did you have because of this?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Teenagers in school nowadays have to study a wide range of subjects. Some people think it is a waste of time if pupils study subjects they don’t like. What is your opinion?


– What is your full name?
– Where is your hometown?
– Would you suggest any changes in your hometown?
– What kind of weather do you like?
– Do you like shopping in malls or markets?
– What kind of leisure time activities do you prefer?

Cue card

Talk about a piece of home equipment that you have (other than a computer), please say
– what the equipment is,
– how you got it,
– what purpose you use if for.


– What role does equipment play in our life?
– What changes is new technology bringing to the office environment?
– What changes to jobs related to new technologies do you expect in the future?

IELTS Speaking test in UAE – December 2010

These speaking questions belong to the IELTS exam in UAE, published yesterday here. Thanks to N for sharing!

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Where is your hometown?
– Have you studied about the history of your hometown at school?
– What is your hometown famous for (or ‘what is special about your hometown’)?
– What sport did you do when you were a child?
– Do you think your children should do sports?
– Did you like museums as a child?
– Are there many museums in your country?

Cue card

Talk about a friend that you have known for a long time, please say
– What did you like about her/him when you first met?
– Are you in contact with him/her now?
– Why did this friendship become a long one?


– What do you think about making friends?
– Is it possible to have older or younger friends in your life?



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