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

Our friend K took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation with a tourist centre representative.

Section 2. About different water sport events such as swimming, water skating, kayaking and so on.

Section 3. Students discussed their research or assignment with a lecturer.
Questions: match information to paragraphs.

Section 4. About babies, numbers recognition and counting activities for little kids.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a disciplinary policy of a company.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About hire/purchase schemes for bikes and other equipment.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Passage 3. About a grant for employees, for the purpose of purchasing a season-long train ticket.
Questions: multiple choice, match text to paragraphs.

Passage 4. About sheep and their ability to match pictures, recognise or discern things and images.
Questions: multiple choice, match text to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently read an advertisement about the equipment that you bought a few days ago. However, the information in the advertisement was wrong. Write a letter to the manufacturer and say

– What was the advertisement you read?
– What information was wrong?
– What should the manufacturer do about this problem?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays everyone likes to travel. Some people travel alone while others prefer to travel in a group. Discuss both approaches. Give your own opinion with relevant examples from your experience.

IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria – June 2017

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

Speaking testIELTS test in Nigeria


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– How is the place and people where you live now?
– Would you like to move somewhere else in the future?
– Do you prefer indoor or outdoor games?
– Do you engage in indoor sports?
– What indoor games do you like?
– What effect can indoor games have on local community in your opinion?
– Have you ever been given a wrist watch as a gift?
– Why do you think some people wear expensive wrist watches?
– Do you wear a wrist watch at the moment?
– Did you wear a wrist watch as a child?
– Why/why not?

Cue Card

Describe an interesting neighbour of yours. Please say

– Who is your neighbour?
– How did you meet him/her?
– How often do you see the neighbour?


– What makes this neighbour an interesting person?
– How do you think neighbours can be brought together?
– Do you know neighbours by their names?
– How do you think business can impact on local community?
– Do you think your country is a community?
– What do you think about the national identity of your country?
– What do you think is the impact of technology on students?



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