IELTS test in Singapore – January 2014 (General Training)

This IELTS exam update from Singapore was share by Y (thanks!):

Listening testIELTS test in Singapore

Section 1. A conversation between parents regarding children’s primary school.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Lighting pollution and its effect on endangered species.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A discussion about volunteering activities.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. Development of the modern architecture and housing design.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. About mobile garbage bins company.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, information matching.

Passage 2. The process of labelling canned foods.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage4. About crocodiles.
Questions: filling in blanks, matching headings to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter asking you colleague for assistance with your presentation. Please say

– What is the presentation about?
– What help do you need with it?
– Explain why it is beneficial for everyone.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that cars should be banned from large cities. Do you agree or disagree?

IELTS Speaking test in Punjab, India – January 2014

Thanks to P, an IELTS test taker from India, we have these Speaking questions to share:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Are you interested in this subject?
– Will you stay in touch with your uni friends in the future?
– Let’s talk about children’s activities.
– Which activity was your favorite as a child ? Why?
– What is the difference between children’s activities today and in the past?
– Lets talk about birthdays.
– What do you do on your birthday? Why?
– What did you do on your birthday when you were a child?

Cue Card

Talk about a subject you did not like while studying in secondary school. Please say

– What was the subject ?
– How much time did you spend learning it?
– Explain why you didn’t like it.


– What makes a subject interesting in your opinion?
– What can be done for students who find their subjects difficult?
– How can students be encouraged to study with more interest?
– Which subjects students usually find easy?
– Why are these subjects easy and popular?
– Can you expect a bright career with these subjects?
– What do you think which subjects should not be included in the syllabus?



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