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IELTS test in Canada – January 2011 (General Training)

Our friends from Canada shared the recent IELTS exam, and below is what we know. Unfortunately, no Listening or Reading topics were shared, only Writing and Speaking – but something is better than nothing, isn’t it 🙂 ?

Writing test

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You were invited to a British friends’ marriage, but you are unable to attend the wedding. Write a letter explaining
– why you couldn’t attend it,
– what is your plan to make it up to them
– when you will meet instead.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Technological improvements reduce the role of Olympic Games in this 21st century. Do you agree or disagree, and why?

Speaking test


– Please introduce yourself.
– What do you do for a living?
– Is this job important in your country?
– Have you traveled on airplanes?
– When was your last trip?
– What are the benefits of air travel?
– Do you think you are going to fly less or more in the next few years?

Cue Card

Describe a person you admire in your family. Please say
– Who is this person?
– Why do you admire him/her?
– When did you last meet this person?


– Who makes decisions in your family?
– Is it necessary to consider everybody’s opinion in you family?
– Who makes decisions mostly in families in your country in general?
– What is the importance of joined and nuclear family?
– What will be the future family structure?
– Why do people prefer nuclear families?

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