The questions below were shared by our wonderful friend S.G. who recently took IELTS in Canada:
Writing task 1 (a report)
The table below shows the results of a survey conducted in 2012 in a European country, where viewers were asked about their preferences for TV programs.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
* Note: this isn’t the actual table given in the test, it was recreated for the purpose of demonstration.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
It has been suggested that primary school children should be taught how to grow vegetables and keep animals. To what extent the advantages of this suggestion outweigh its disadvantages?
Part 1 (Interview)
– Where do you live at the moment?
– Who do you live with, and why?
– Do you like snacks?
– What time of the day do you prefer to have snacks and why?
– Do you think snacking is a healthy habit?
– What were your favourite snacks as a child?
– If you had a child, what snacks would you give him/her?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Talk about a person you know from another culture (such as a friend or a teacher). You should say
– who the person is
– how you met him/her
– where you met
– and explain what you learnt about his/her cultural background.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Is it easy to communicate with people from another culture?
– What difficulties do we face when we talk to a person from another culture?
– Is language barrier the main problem or are there other difficulties? What are they?
– Do you think if there was just one language in the world, people from different cultural backgrounds could communicate more easily?
– What would be the impact of a different culture on the local culture?