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IELTS test in New Zealand and India – November 2019 (Academic Module)

Our friends S and P took their IELTS tests in New Zealand and India on the same day. Their tests had identical Listening, Reading and Writing questions, and they collectively remembered the following:

Writing testIELTS test in New Zealand

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the number of people finishing marathon races.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays larger distances are travelled by people to work and study on a daily basis. Some consider it to be a negative development, while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your home.
– What is your favourite room in your home?
– Why do you like it?
– Do you ever share anything with others?
– Is it good to borrow money from others?
– What can a person share with others?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a person who is helping the poor in his/her free time. Please say

– Who is this person?
– How does he/she help others?
– Why does he/she do it?

Part 3 (Discussion)

– What can a person do for charity?
– How can a professional help others?
– Do charity organisations help in career development as well?
– Name the main qualities of a person who helps others.
– Should the government provide budget for people in need?
– How can you personally help others?

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