IELTS Speaking questions from UAE and Philippines

Today I’ve got 2 sets of Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam, one from UAE and one from the Philippines.

Speaking Test 1

Interview
– What is your name?
– Are you working or studying?
– What kind of work do you do?
– What makes you like your job?
– Did you have experience in painting, when you were little?
– Do you think painting will be good for school age children?
– Why do you think people buy paintings?
– Are you going to buy a painting?

Cue Card
Tell me about the job you would like to have in the future, you should say:
– What kind of job is it?
– Why you would like it?
– What difference does it have with the job you have now?

Discussion
– What kind of friends would you like to meet?
– Are you going to invite them in your house or go out instead?

Speaking Test 2

Interview
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy shopping?
– What do you usually do in your free time?
– Who shops most of the time?
– What is music to you?
– What kind of music do they usually play in the Philippines?
– What is the significance of music for every individual?
– Why do they play music in the shopping malls?
– When you were young, think of a music that you liked most – why did you like that kind of music?

Cue card 1
Talk about a situation you needed help, you should say
– What it was all about
– Who helped you,
– Why it is very important to you

Cue Card 2
Describe a conversation you had in the past, that is very important to you.
– Whom did you have it with ?
– What happened?
– What did your learn from it?
– Why was it important to you?

Discussion
– Do you still talk to that person?
– Did you share the conversation you had with that person with any other family member?
– What do you think would be the problem if two people talking had two different languages?
– Do you think a face to face conversation is better than talking to someone over the phone?
– What do you think is a good conversationalist?
– Do you think using an interpreter would help if two people conversing had different languages?
– What do you think could be a problem when using an interpreter?

IELTS in Legazpi City, Philippines – July 2009 (Academic Module)

From his IELTS in Philippines K only remembered the Writing tasks and the Speaking questions. Nevertheless, this is a very useful information, because these are new topics and questions that never appeared before.
Thanks, K!

Writing Test

Writing Task 1 (report)
We were asked to describe a bar graph on what employees perceive as qualities of a good manager, comparing it for three different years, 1984, 1994 & 2004.

Writing Task 2 (essay)
21st century has brought optimism to people, do you share same optimism and to what degree?

Speaking Test

Interview
– Tell me, what is your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose this work?
– Do you like to work in a group or alone?
– Why?
– How often do you go out?
– When was the last time you went out with your friends?
– Do you prefer to go out alone or with friends?

Cue card
What Television show you enjoy most?
– describe the TV show you like
– why do you enjoy it?
– do you talk much about it?

Discussion
– What particular shows do people here enjoy the most?
– Are there any other shows that they enjoy?
– What is the role TV shows play in your society?
– Would it be better if people would keep watching TV shows?
– In the future, how will TV shows impact the culture of you society?

 

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