Our friend D took the IELTS test in Nepal and remembered the following details:
Section 1. About a ship voyage.
Questions: multiple choice, map labelling.
Section 2, 3. Don’t remember.
Section 4. About crocodiles and their habitats.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).
Passage 1. About different types of apartments.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Passage 2. Instructions for filling in a goods delivery form.
Questions: multiple choice.
Passage 3. Don’t remember.
Passage 4. About the kiwi birds native to New Zealand.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You live in a rental accommodation. Due to a recent bad weather event there was a small amount of damage to your apartment. Write a letter to your landlord and say
– What was damaged and why?
– How is this damage causing you a problem?
– What would you like your landlord to do about it?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that not all criminals should be sent to prison. Instead they should do unpaid work to help people in the community. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and relevant examples.
Our friend H took the IELTS test in Japan and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two tables showing the number of average working hours per week in three European countries: the Netherlands, Germany and the UK in 2012. The first table showed full-time jobs, the second table described part-time positions, also women and men separately. We had to summarize the information.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that computer skills should be added to primary subjects in elementary school such as reading, writing and math. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Is there anything you dislike about your job?
– What kind of TV programs do you watch?
– Do you watch TV alone or with somebody?
– How often do you watch TV?
– Who is your best friend?
– Where and when did you meet?
– What do you usually do together?
– Explain the reasons of your strong friendship.
Talk about a speech you heard recently or an interesting conversation you had. Please say
– Who was the speaker/the person you had the conversation with?
– When and where did you hear the speech/had the conversation?
– What was it about?
– Why was it interesting to you?
– Do you think that it is necessary for children to listen to speeches or lectures in English?
– Why do you think so?
– Many people will be nervous when speaking or presenting to an audience. Why do you think it happens?
– Did you ever do a presentation using a PowerPoint or a similar tool?