IELTS test in Colombia – December 2014 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Colombia (thanks, G!) remembered the following information about a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Colombia

Section 1. A ranger was giving instructions to people who were going to a park. She talked about parking, what to bring, activities and so on.

Section 2. A teacher was explaining to his students about confidential policies, patents, copyright rights and so on.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. There were different publications intended for tourists, talking about different attractions such as parks, a farm and an old ship. These publications helped visitors understand how people spent their time traveling many years ago an so on.

Passage 2. About ants and their roles in a colony (the queen, workers, soldiers and so on).

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have seen a man a few days ago in your local park, causing damage. Write a letter to the park management and say

– What did you see?
– Who are you?
– What do you think should be done about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that modern technology has more negative effects on our lives than positive ones. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose this career?

Cue Card

Describe a primary school that you went to. Please say

– How was it?
– What things were there?
– Do you remember your first teacher?


– Do you still have any friends from primary school?
– What are the benefits of being a primary school teacher?
– Do you think that teachers demand more or less from children now compared to the past?

IELTS Speaking test in the UAE – December 2014

Below are the Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam in the UAE, as remembered by S:

Speaking testIELTS test in the UAE


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a job?
– What do like about this job?
– Why did you take this career path?
– Will you continue it in the future?
– Would you recommend this job to anybody?

Cue Card

Talk about a place that you would like to visit. Please say

– What activities would you do there?
– How long would you stay there?
– What is the best time to visit this place?
– What do you particularly like about this place?


– Let’s talk about tourism.
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of tourism?
– Does tourism have a negative impact on the environment? Why?
– What can be done to address these issues?
– What is the difference between visiting a place and staying there for long period of time?
– Do you need to adapt to the local culture if you stay there longer?
– Do you think travels always bring good experiences?



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