When D took the IELTS test in the Philippines he was asked the following Speaking questions:
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy your job?
– Do you think your work will change in the future? Why?
– What kind of TV programs do you watch?
– Why do you like those programs?
– Did you have the same preferences when you were younger?
– What programs do you think will be on TV in the future? Why?
– How much sleep do we need a day? Why?
– Did you have the same sleep habits when you were younger?
– Is the afternoon nap necessary for you?
Describe a place you have been to which is full of colour. Please say
– Where and what is this place?
– What did you see and do there?
– Who was there with you?
– What is your opinion about billboards and street advertisements?
– Do you think they make a place look better?
– What preferences in exterior and interior home design do people in your country have?
– Do you think gender has something to do with it?
– Are pictures necessary in textbooks?
– Is there a difference between children and adults and how they see pictures in reading materials?
Our friend J took the IELTS test in India and remembered the information below (unfortunately J didn’t remember the Speaking questions).
Section 1. A conversation between a man and a woman about a job in summer camps in North America.
Section 2. A lecture about environment protection in Auckland and Tiritiri Islands.
Section 3. A conversation between two people about a translator job for a group of Russian tourists. The students shared their experience with a teacher after the job was over.
Section 4. A talk about ship wrecks submerged under the sea.
Passage 1. About holiday tours and hotels in North America.
Passage 2. About a maternity leave program and child tax credits.
Passage 3. About steps taken by an employer to get its employees’ identity and character checked by the Criminal Records Bureau after the employees clear their interviews.
Passages 4. About Dr. Bill Magee and his contribution in identifying plants’ deceases all over Australia and Africa.
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your friend wants to come and spend his/her holiday staying at your place for a week. Write an apology letter to him/her and say
– Explain why you can’t do it on those particular dates.
– Suggest some alternative dates and things to do.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people think that managers alone should make decisions in the company, while others think that employees should be involved in the decision-making process too. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.