IELTS in NSW, Australia – October 2009 (General Training)

IELTS in Australia was described by R from NSW, who has kindly shared all he remembered about his exam. Here are the questions R. had in the Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)
A friend of yours has decided to come and visit you in one month. Unfortunately, it will not be possible.
Write a letter and
a. Apologize.
b. Explain why it will not be possible and suggest an alternative.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Many people believe that the members of family are more important than friends in life. Do you agree/ disagree?

Speaking test

– Do you work or study?
– What do you do on weekends?
– Is it important to have weekends off? Why / Why not?

Cue card
Describe about a car or motorbike that you have or would like to have in the future, you should say:
– What car / motorbike is it
– Why you would like to have it
– Will you be able to buy it or not.

We had a conversation about transportation system:
– Is it important to have a good transportation system in a country?
– What benefits does it bring to a country’s economy?
– Does it have effects on social life and community?
– Does it affect the way people work?

IELTS Speaking questions from Kazakhstan – October 2009

IELTS in Kazakhstan was shared by R, who remembered and emailed me his questions. Thank you, R., your help is much appreciated. And a gentle reminder people whose IELTS test is this weekend – please email me anything you remember when your exam is over. Nothing is too insignificant, and every little bit counts.

Speaking test

– What is you full name?
– Where do you live?
– Do you want to move to another city?
– What impression did you get when you used a computer the first time?
– Do you play computer games?
– What gifts are usually offered in your country?

Cue Card
Talk about a specials gift offered by you to somebody, you should say:
– When was it?
– To whom did you offer it?
– What was the gift?

– How do you usually celebrate your birthday?
– What kind of gifts you prefer to offer?
– In your family do you make presents?
– What do think about gifts between companies?
– Can offering of gifts influence an economy of a country?



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