IELTS test in New Zealand – March 2016 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers from New Zealand (thanks, S and N!) remembered the Writing and Speaking questions from their recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in New Zealand

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your friend would like to visit your hometown. Write a letter to him/her and say

– What is the best time of the year to visit your hometown?
– Suggest some places to visit in your town.
– Invite your friend to meet your family.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays media is paying a lot of attention to life stories of famous people in fields such as cinema, sports and modeling. What are the reasons for this? Do you think it is a positive or negative trend?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for work?
– Can you describe your day at work?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Describe your home.
– What is your favorite room or place there?

Cue Card

Talk about a family that you know and like. Please say

– Describe this family.
– When and how did you meet them?
– Why do you like this family?


– What is more important, friends or family in your opinion? Why?
– Do you prefer to spend your time with family or friends?

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