Our kind friend M.H. recently took the IELTS test in Germany and shared the questions that she remembered:
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given charts describing the total number of doctors in Australia in 1986, 1996 and 2006, the percentage of each gender and the percentages of Australian born and overseas doctors over the same time period.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that the more a product is advertised, the more people will buy it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your full name?
– Do you work or you study?
– What kind of work do you do?
– What don’t you like about your job?
– What do you like about your home country?
– Would you like to go back and work in your home country?
– Do you take breaks?
– Do you think it is important to take breaks?
– What do you do on your breaks?
– Do you sometimes fall asleep at work?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a house you visited that caught your attention. Please say
– when it was
– where it was
– describe your visit
– and explain whether or not you would like to live in that house.
Follow up question: Why wouldn’t you want to live there?
Part 3 (Discussion)
– In which part of your country would you like to live and why?
– What kind of checklist do people have for buying a house in your country?
– What type of houses do people live in, in your country?
– What is the difference between houses in cities and in the countryside in your country?
– Some people think that it isn’t just the responsibility of the government to provide housing, but of the private sector as well. How do you feel about that?