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IELTS Speaking questions from the UK, Germany and Bangladesh – November 2009

Thanks to kindness of L., P. and K. we have the questions from 3 IELTS Speaking exams (in the UK, Germany and Bangladesh):

Speaking test 1

– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose this job?
– Who do you have to communicate at work with?
– What do you write every day?
– Do you prefer working with people or on your own?
– Where do you like to go out? How often?
– Do you prefer to go out with a large group of friends or with just a few?

Cue card
Describe a historic place you visited.

– Do people often visit historic places?
– Why do you think people visit historic places?
– Should there be an entrance fee to visit places like that?
– Where people can get to know history from?
– Is it important for directors of movies about history to show the true facts and why?
– Do you know any example of movies where facts were changed a bit?

Speaking test 2

– What is your name?
– What kind of job do you have?
– What do you like and dislike about this job?
– Why did you chose this job?
– What is included in your job?
– Talk about your daily routine, when do you get up?
– What is your favorite time of the day?
– What would you like to change in your daily routine?

Cue card
Talk about a speech that you heard, you should say
– who the talk was given by,
– where it was,
– what is was about,
why it was interesting to you.

– Talk about speeches and talks in general and about different ways of giving talks.
– Why are so many people nervous when speaking in front of grown-ups?
– What is important to remember when making a speech?

Speaking test 3

– What is your name?
– What do you do? Student or working?
– Why did you choose your subject?
– Why is it interesting?

Cue card
Discuss about your favorite subject at school, you should say:
– Why did you like it?
– How you were taught this subject at school?
– Do you find it helpful now?

– What do you think about teaching as a profession?
– What are the characteristics of a good teacher and what are the characteristics of a bad teacher?
– Which one is most beneficial, studying alone or studying in a group? Why?

IELTS exam in the UK and in Germany – November 2009 (Academic Module)

IELTS exams in the UK and Germany were the same. IELTS-Blog readers K. and P.(thank you very much!) managed to remember the following details:

Listening test

Section 1: A phone call, Patrick was asking about taking part in Sahara race.
Questions: Multiple choice questions and fill in the blanks.

Section 2: A talk about a pre-school co-operative.
Questions: Fill in the blanks.

Section 3: Asian honey bees in Australia
Questions: Multiple choice.

Section 4: Australian railway.
Questions: Fill in the blanks, multiple choice questions.

Reading test

Passage 1: Seaweed in New Zealand.
Questions: Matching headings, fill a flow chart.

Passage 2: Scientific theories about communication / teaching process of ants.
Questions: Matching statements to a person named in the text, True / False / Not given.

Passage 3: About an Arctic explorer and about an author who wrote a book about the explorer.
Questions: Multiple choice, summary completion, matching paragraphs to statements.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)
There was a 4-line graph about development of new homes in a specific region in the UK between 2000 and 2008, plus a prediction about 2010.

Writing task 2 (an essay)
Influence of advertisements on children: parents object to the pressure, while advertisers say that they also give some useful information in their spots. Discuss both sides and state your opinion.

Speaking questions that P. and K. remembered will be published tomorrow.