One of our subscribers, J.P. from India, recently took a General Training IELTS test and remembered the following questions:
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your local newspaper wants to reward people who have contributed a lot to the community. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper recommending someone in your community. In your letter
– explain who the person is and how you know them
– describe their contributions to the community
– explain why you think they deserve the reward
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that no one should work after the age of 65, others say that anyone should be able to continue working for as long as they wish. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your full name?
– Where is your hometown?
– How long have you lived there?
– What do you like most about your hometown?
– Do you think your hometown has changed much since you were a child?
– Do you like sharing things with others?
– How do you feel when someone refuses to share with you?
– In your country, is sharing a common practice?
– What is the most valuable thing you have ever shared with someone?
– Would you share with a stranger, or only with a friend?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a piece of good news you heard from others. You should say:
– what it was
– when you heard the news
– how you received the news
– and explain why you feel it was good news.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– How do people share good news?
– Why do you think people like to hear good news?
– How does social media affect the way people share and receive good news?
– What kind of good news people wouldn’t share on social media?
– Can you think of a type of good news that is widely celebrated or enjoyed in your country or society?
– How does good news affect people’s emotions and well-being?
– Can good news sometimes have a negative impact on people? In what way?