IELTS test in New Zealand – November 2019 (General Training)

Our friend A took the IELTS test in New Zealand, and remembered the Writing and Speaking questions as follows:

Writing testIELTS test in New Zealand

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently stayed at a hotel. Write a letter to the hotel manager about a helpful staff member of the hotel. In your letter

– Describe the situation.
– Explain how the staff member was helpful to you.
– Suggest a form of appreciation for that staff member.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that competitive sports have advantages for people from different groups and countries, while others believe that competitive sports only create problems between people. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Let’s talk about patience.
– Do you think it is good to be patient?
– Do you consider yourself a patient person?
– Can patience help in life? How?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe someone who travels a lot by plane. Please say

– How do you know him/her?
– Why does he/she travel a lot?
– Where does he/she travel to?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you like to travel by plane?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
– Can you compare it to other means of transport such as the bus, train or a car?
– Why do people travel by plane?

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – October 2019 (Academic Module)

When J. recently took the IELTS test in Saudi Arabia the following topics and questions appeared in the exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. Lifeguard application form.

Section 2. About driving lessons.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A lecture about ants.

Reading test

Passage 1. About food production process.

Passage 2. Discovery of an ancient ship.

Passage 3. About some scientific discoveries or experiments related to communication between people.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing different types of noise pollution in cities and rural areas in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe that teachers can influence the intellectual and social development of children, more than parents do. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and include relevant 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?
– Do you like music?
– What is your favourite music? Why?
– Let’s talk about teamwork.
– Do you think it is important?
– What is more important to you, the job or your colleagues?
– Does teamwork benefit all people? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about your favourite toy as a child. Please say

– What was it?
– Who gave it to you?
– Why did you like it so much?


– What are the benefits of playing for children?
– How are children lured by advertising?
– Is it a good or a bad development?



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