IELTS test in Canada – November 2012 (General Training)

The information below was shared by Z (thanks!) who recently took the IELTS test in Canada. Z didn’t remember the Listening or the Reading sections, but had a good recollection of the questions in the Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing testIELTS test in Canada

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have borrowed something from your friend for a party, but it was damaged during the party. Write a letter to your friend and say

– What was it?
– How was it damaged?
– What will you do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people these days travel far for work or spend more hours working. Does this trend have more advantages or disadvantages? What do you think about work-life balance?

Speaking test


– Do you work or study?
– When did you decide you wanted to work in your profession?
– What do you want to do in the future?
– Did you spend more time with your relatives than your friends as a child?
– How often do you see your relatives now?
– Do you think you’ll see them more or less, in the future?
– Who is the most important relative to you?
– Do you like flowers?

Cue Card

Talk about your childhood friend whom you haven’t seen for a long time and want to meet again. Please say

– Who is that person?
– Where did you meet last time?
– What was he/she doing that time?
– Why do you want to see him/her again?


Don’t remember.

IELTS Speaking test in Uzbekistan – November 2012

Thanks to D who recently took the IELTS test in Uzbekistan we can share these questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Uzbekistan


– Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
– What is your favourite room? Why?
– What is your favourite colour?
– Do you think your friends like the same colours as you?
– Did you have the same favourite colours when you where a child?
– Do you like flowers and why?

Cue Card

Describe a job you would like to have. Please say

– why you would like to have this job,
– what skills you need to do this job, and
– where you think you will be able to get this job.


– Do you think this job is popular today?
– What do people usually pay attention to when they choose a job?
– Is it important to achieve work and life balance?
– How can this be achieved?
– Do you think teamwork is important? Why?
– Describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of teamwork.



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