IELTS test in Dubai – July 2011 (General Training)

Our friend J from Dubai has shared the topics from the recent IELTS exam. Enjoy!

Listening test

Section 1. A person who recently moved to the city was talking to an admin office about his medical registration.

Section 2. A teacher was talking with two of his students about their research.

Section 3 and 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. Description of three kinds of city tours.
Questions: about the tour and bookings.

Passage 2 and 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. Article about “The Sea Stallion – Vikings Ships”

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You want to work in another country. Write to your friend who lives there and ask for information about work in that country. Include in your letter the following points:

– why you want to work there and
– what kind of work you are looking for.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some think that giving a weekly allowance to children will help them to face less problems when they are adults. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– What do you do for living?
– Do you enjoy it?
– Do you plan to continue?
– Do children swim in your country?
– Why do you think they are swimming more/less there?
– What are the benefits of swimming?
– Do you like swimming?
– Why do/don’t you like it?

Cue Card

Talk about an unusual activity that you did recently. Please say

– What was that activity?
– With whom did you do it?
– Why did you do it?
– How did you do it?


– Do you think activity is good to improve relationships between parents and children?
– What are the reasons for parents and children not being connected nowadays?
– How can parents be more connected with their children?

IELTS test in Australia – July 2011 (General Training)

Below are the Writing topics and Speaking questions from the recent General Training IELTS exam in Australia (thanks to the contributor K).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have moved to another city to do a short term course. Write a letter to invite a friend to do the course with you. Please say

– why you want your friend to join the course,
– what the benefits of this course are,
– how joining the course will help your friend.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many historic buildings are being destroyed or damaged. What are the reasons for this? What should be done to preserve these buildings?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– Would you like to change this job?
– Do you like your name?
– Who gives a name to a baby in your culture?
– Describe the naming ceremony in your culture.

Cue Card

Talk about a day off and how you would like to spend it. Please say

– Where would you like to go?
– What would you like to do?
– Whom would you go with?
– How do you usually feel at the end of a day off?


– Would you like a single long holiday or many short holidays in a year? Why?
– Do you think men and women have different activities to do in their free time? Why?



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