IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka – July 2011

Our kind friend R has shared the Speaking questions from a recent exam in Sri Lanka.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Are you working or studying?
– Do you enjoy the job? Why?
– Where do you study?
– How do you travel to school?
– Is it a good school?
– Do you like birds?
– Do you think birds are important in our life? Why?
– Should people protect birds? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a neighbor that you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did you meet him/her?
– How long have you known him/her?
– Why do you like him/her?


– Why do we need neighbors?
– Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having neighbors?
– How often do you meet them?
– Will you meet them during special occasions such as the New Year?
– What social work do your neighbors do?
– What are the advantages or disadvantages of having social groups?

IELTS test in Florida, USA – July 2011 (General Training)

Our friend Y remembered some of the topics and questions they had in a recent exam in the USA.

Listening test

Section 1. A teacher was calling to change the schedule for his daughter’s afternoon class.

Sections 2-4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A restaurant menu.

Passage 2. The appearance of Dodo (a bird).

Passage 3,4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the hotel manager asking for help with your event celebration. Please say

– What kind of event is it?
– What arrangements should be done prior to the event?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Young people prefer living on their own or with friend to living in their parents’ home. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– What would you like me to call you?
– Which part of your apartment do you like the most and why?
– Which part of the apartment would you change?

Cue Card

Talk about the profession that can change the world. Please say

– Do you know anyone working in that profession?
– Why would it change the world?
– What do you think can make this job enjoyable?


Don’t remember.

P.S. Anyone with information about a recent IELTS exam is invited to email and share.



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