Our wonderful friend K.S. remembered the following questions from her recent IELTS exam in Iran:
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a bar chart showing the numbers of graduates in different countries in the last two years. We had to compare the number of people who left their countries and started working in other nations to those who stayed in their own country.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Personal information of many individuals is held by large internet companies and organisations. Do you think the advantages of this situation outweigh the disadvantages?
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you study or work?
– What do you study?
– Where was your first school?
– What did you like/dislike about it?
– How did you go to school?
– Did anyone accompany you on your way to school?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Do you like it? Why?
– Can you describe your house/apartment?
– How many bedrooms does your house/apartment have?
– Describe the view from your house/apartment.
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a tall building in your city that you like or dislike. You should say:
– Where it is
– What it is used for
– What it looks like
– And explain why you like or dislike it.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in tall buildings?
– Do you think there will be more tall buildings in the future?
– Why aren’t there many tall buildings in the countryside?
– Why do some people like to live in tall buildings nowadays?