Our friend M.M. took a computer-delivered IELTS exam in Japan very recently. He said, “Your newsletters have been very helpful. Thanks to you I managed to get my target score. I’d like to share the questions I was asked on the test day. Hopefully this helps someone.”
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table showing the percentages of employees in 5 industries in 1989 and 2009 in Australia.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Many major cities today are becoming bigger and more crowded. Why is this happening? What measures can be taken to solve this problem?
Part 1 (Interview)
– Can you tell me your full name, please?
– Can I see your identification?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your typical day at work like?
– Who is helping you at work?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Talk about a house or an apartment you would like to live in, in the future. You should say
– where it would be
– what it would look like
– why you want to live there
– and explain how you would feel living there.
Follow-up question: Do you think you will be able to live in such a house?
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Different countries have different climates. Because of that, houses differ from country to country. How do you think they can be different?
– What kind of houses do people live in, in your city?
– Nowadays technology is rapidly developing. How do you think technology will change houses in the future?
– Do you think there will be only positive changes, and no negative ones?