IELTS test in Astana, Kazakhstan – October 2019 (General Training)

A. took the IELTS test in Kazakhstan and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Kazakhstan

Section 1. A dialogue about a photography course.

Section 2. About international photographers who were featured in a photo gallery.

Section 3. A discussion between two students about their trip to Bolton Island.

Section 4. A lecture about African nomadic tribes such as Berbers, Tuaregs, Timbuktu.

Reading test

Passage 1. There were five short texts, summaries of films, and the task was to answer 9 questions on the given texts.

Passage 2. How to get a promotion at a workplace.

Passage 3. About employee’s recruitment process. There was a flow-chart with missing words, which we had to fill in.

Passage 4. About the importance of flax plant in New Zealand.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are attending a course at the evening school. Write a letter to the director of the school with a complaint about the course. In your letter

– Describe the course you are taking.
– Explain what you do not like about the course.
– What should be done about it, in your opinion?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays most people are not fit and active enough, compared to the past. What are the main causes of this situation? Suggest some possible solutions.

IELTS test in Nigeria – October 2019 (Academic Module)

Our friend N. remembered the following IELTS Writing and Speaking questions from a recent test in Nigeria:

Writing testIELTS test in Nigeria

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts showing energy consumption for five different industrial sectors in a country for a period of two years. We had to write a report, compare and contrast where necessary.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays media should include more good news in their publications. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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 work do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Why did you choose this job?
– How did you find out about this job?
– Is there anything about your job you don’t like? Why?
– What do you think about making friends through the social network sites?
– Is it a good or bad thing?
– What do you think will happen in the future?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a vacation that you have taken recently. You should say

– When and where did you go?
– Who did you go there with?
– What did you do during the vacation?
– Did you enjoy the holidays or not? Why?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What is your opinion about eco-tourism?
– Do you think more people in your country are travelling because of this?
– What effects will this have on your country’s ecosystem, in your opinion?
– How can these effects be controlled?



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