IELTS in Iran – September 2009 (General Training)

IELTS test in Iran was shared by N., who remembered the questions in the Writing and Speaking tests. Thank you N., and here are the questions:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (letter)
Your close friend has a new born baby. Write a letter for her/him and say:
– congratulations,
– tell about your gift & explain why you have chosen it,
– suggest a time for your visit.

Writing task 2 (essay)
Advantages and disadvantages of living in apartment blocks. Explain and support your opinion.

Speaking test

– Tell me your full name.
– Where are you living at the moment?
– Why you choose this town?
– Which city is your favorite for living in future? Why?
– Do you like shopping? When were you shopping last time?
– Do you like go shopping alone or with somebody else?
– What was the last things that you bought for yourself?

Cue card
Explain about the last job that you did very quickly.
– what was it?
– who told you to do it?
– how difficult was it?
– explain what was the result.

– When you became familiar with a computer for the first time?
– Do you think computer helps to do work quickly today?
– For which subjects you search the internet?
– What do you think about time management?
– Do you think people have to do it?
– Do you think parents should be concerned with time management for their children?
– Do you know any strategy or technique for time management? Can you explain it?

IELTS Writing – homework

Knowing that many people have exams this weekend, our teachers at BENCHMARK suggested an exercise.

Academic IELTS candidates

This graph is similar to the recent ones that were given in IELTS exams, which is why it makes a good practice. Here is your homework for the day:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The following pie charts and the table show how three countries (USA, UK and Malaysia) deal with dangerous waste. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information below.

You should write at least 150 words.

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Pie Charts

Amount of waste generated in three countries in year 2000:
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Table
mt = million tons

And if you want someone to check your work – use our writing assessment service. Our teachers will be happy to grade your work, give you an approximate Band score and suggest how you could make your report better.

General Training Candidates

Your homework for today is to write a letter as follows, in about 20 minutes:

An Australian company offers money to foreign students to study in Australia. Write a letter to the company.
1. Introduce yourself.
2. Say what do you want to study.
3. How the money will help you.

To get feedback from our teachers, read here how to submit your work for assessment.

Remember – practice is the key!



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