IELTS test in Israel – August 2016 (General Training)

Our friend J took the IELTS test in Israel and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in Israel

Section 1. A lady was interviewing a 19 year-old guy about his life.

Section 2. An Australian lady talked about flowers in Canberra.

Section 3. Students were talking to their tutor about nursing subjects.

Section 4. An American marine scientist was describing types of submarines.

Reading test

Passage 1. Description of facilities in different hotels.

Passage 2. About a repair service for some products.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 3. About a phone service that can be used to call other countries for lower price.

Passage 4. About an IT company and its products including rating.

Passage 5. About Malaysian rail station in Kuala Lumpur, its design and history.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You heard that the cafeteria at your work is planned for closure as it’s not in use. Write a letter to your manager and request to cancel this decision. In your letter

– State the reasons for it not being in use.
– Why is it important to leave it open?
– Suggest what to do with this place.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many people go shopping in their free time. Shopping has replaced many other activities that people used to choose as their hobby. What are the reasons for this? Is this a positive or negative development?

IELTS Speaking test in the Netherlands – August 2016

Our friend T took the IELTS Speaking test in the Netherlands and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Holland


– 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?
– How long have you been working there?
– What is the best part of your job?
– Can you describe your hometown?
– Did it change in the recent years? How?
– What is the difference in its present state compared to the past?
– Have you been to other cities in your country?
– Can you describe them, too?

Cue Card

Describe a meal that you have shared with friends. Please say

– Who organized it?
– Who did you share it with?
– What were all of you talking about?


– What was the reason for that meal?
– What kind of food were you eating?
– Who do you prefer to eat with, young or older people?
– Is having a meal together as a family important? Why?
– Do you think fewer families are eating meals together nowadays? Why?
– Is there an advantage to having people from different age groups eat together?



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