IELTS test in Kyrgyzstan – September 2016 (General Training)

Our friend G took the IELTS test in Kyrgyzstan and remembered the following:

Listening testIELTS test in Kyrgyzstan

Section 1. A man spoke on the phone to get details about a car club membership, its terms and conditions.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word or a number).

Section 2. A woman talked about fitness equipment and its use at home.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A discussion between two students about their research.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. A lecture about soundscape or an acoustic environment that can be perceived by humans.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word or a number).

Reading test

Passage 1. Don’t remember.

Passage 2. About ventilation in workplaces.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Passage 3. About travel to and from work by different kinds of transportation. The company policy regarding cover of these expenses.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Passage 4. A text about the Easter Island and researches done there by some scientists.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently bought an item in the supermarket but later found out that something was wrong with it. You came back to the supermarket, but the staff weren’t helpful. Write a letter to the supermarket manager and say

– What item did you purchase?
– What was the problem with it?
– What do you want the manager to do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many countries spend too much money on training of a few individuals for international sports competitions. Some people think that governments should invest more in ordinary people instead. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do at work?
– Why did you choose this job?
– Let’s talk about holidays.
– How often do you go on holidays?
– Do you prefer to take long or short holidays? Why?
– What do you usually do on holidays?
– Why do you choose these activities?
– Tell me about a memorable holiday that you had.

Cue Card

Talk about an event that you organized and prepared. Please say

– What was the event?
– What did you do to prepare it?
– How was it?
– How did your preparation influence the event?


– Let’s talk about planning.
– Do you plan your life?
– In your opinion, are skills like punctuality genetic or acquired? Why?
– Is it possible to learn such skills and how?
– How do you get people around you to be punctual and arrive on time?

IELTS Speaking test in Paris, France – September 2016

Our friend Z took the IELTS Speaking test in Paris and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in France


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– How is the view from your apartment?
– What can you actually see from there?
– Is it better to live in an apartment, in your opinion?
– Is it expensive or cheap to live in such apartment?

Cue Card

Describe a tall building in your country. Please say

– Where and what is it?
– What do you know about it?
– Why do you like or dislike it?


– Is it good to live in a high-rise building?
– Are there many tall buildings in your country? Why?
– What are the advantages of living in a high-rise building?
– Do you think it would be a good idea to build high-rise buildings in historical places?
– What are the disadvantages of a tall building?
– Do you think the government will prefer to build tall buildings in the future? Why?



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