Our friends from Kuwait and Nigeria shared their questions from a recent IELTS exam (it appears the test was almost the same in the two countries). Here is what they remembered:
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two bar charts showing the number of people interested to study media, biology, chemistry and mathematics. One bar chart was describing the numbers in 1998 and another – in 2010.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people argue that air travel should be restricted due to pollution and excessive fuel consumption. To what extend do you agree or disagree?
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What can you see through your windows?
– Let’s talk about farming.
– Is farming important?
– What are the common vegetables grown in your area?
– Are you interested in farming?
– Let’s talk about teaching.
– Do you think everyone can be a teacher, why or why not?
– Can you teach?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Talk about a skill you would like to teach others. Choose from the following: driving, mathematics, cooking. Please say
– What the skill is
– How you learnt it
– Who you would teach
– And explain why you would like to teach that skill.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– What other skills do you think a teacher should have, aside from teaching?
– What are some modern ways to teach?
– Should teaching have elements of fun in it?
– What are the most important skills you can learn?