IELTS test in China – May 2012 (General Training)

Our kind friend T shared the latest IELTS exam in China:

Listening test IELTS test in China

Section 1. A woman was booking a campervan through a rental company. She was asked about her personal details and also other passenger’s details. License, age, insurance details, extras items required in the van and so on.

Section 2. A student was discussing the concept and details of a play she is to put up.
Questions: multiple choice, matching point of view to the person.

Sections 3 and 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently bought a product after seeing it in an advertisement. However, having received the product you’ve realized it did not match the description in the advertisement. Write a letter to the manufacturer saying:

– What was the product?
– What was mentioned in the advertisement?
– Why didn’t the description match the product you bought?
– What would you like the manufacturer to do?

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people are of the opinion that children should be rewarded for good behavior. Others think they should be punished for bad behavior. Discuss both views and give your personal opinion and reasons.

Speaking test


– Describe the house/apartment that you live in.
– Do you entertain people at home often?
– Is it common to entertain people at home in your hometown?

Cue Card

Describe a small business that you would like to start. You should say

– What business is it?
– Where would you like to start it?
– What would it require to make a start?
– Why have you chosen this particular business?


– What are the skills required to start a business?
– Do you think a university degree is more important than getting experience?
– Should academic programs be modified to include an internship?
– If so, what percentage of the academic program should include practical training?

IELTS Speaking test in Malaysia – May 2012

The speaking questions below were shared by our kind friend S whose exam took place in Malaysia.

Speaking test IELTS test in Malaysia


– What’s your full name?
– What can I call you?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like flowers?
– Where do you live, in a house or in an apartment?
– What part of the house do you like the most?
– Why do you feel good in your house?
– What was your favorite toy in the childhood?
– What toys do you like to give to babies?
– What lesson did you learn from toys in your childhood?

Cue Card

Describe a lake or a sea that you visited. Please say

– What is its name?
– Where is it?
– When did you go there?
– What do people do there?


– What was the most memorable part of that visit?
– Would you recommend that place to other people?
– What other water spots are there to enjoy?
– How should the government support these types of places?
– What do you think about people that used to travel by water in the past?
– Is traveling by water more time consuming?
– Can you compare water and air travel?
– How important is sea travel in your home country?
– What do you think about water travel in the future?



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