IELTS test in Sri Lanka – January 2017 (General Training)

Our friend L took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka and remembered the following:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation between an overseas student and a foreign students club member.

Section 2. A guide was telling about a leisure camp and its facilities.
Questions: map labeling.

Section 3. Two students were talking about their project.

Section 4. A lecture about an emperor.

Reading test

Passage 1. Information about some tourist destinations.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About Australian ants.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You found a job opportunity in a foreign country. Write a letter to your friend who knows about the country. In your letter mention the following:

– What is the nature of your future job?
– Why did you apply for that job?
– Ask for details and his/her advice about the country.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays in some countries children are given fewer responsibilities compared to the past. Some people believe it is a positive development while others argue otherwise. Discuss both views. What is your opinion? Give some relevant examples from your own experience.

IELTS Speaking test in India – January 2017

Thanks to J who took the IELTS Speaking test in India we can share the following questions:

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?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?
– Are you reading a book presently?
– Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a small business that you would like to have. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and why would you do it?
– What will you need to start it?


– What are the qualities required for a businessman?
– Why do you think they are necessary?
– Do you think a businessman needs more practical or theoretical knowledge?
– Why do you think so?
– What are the advantages of owning a business rather than working as an employee?
– Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?



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