IELTS test in Shanghai, China – July 2014 (General Training)

Thanks to B who took the IELTS test in China we can share the Writing and Speaking questions from a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in China

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently travelled to another country and stayed with your friend, write a letter to him/her and say

– How do you feel about this trip?
– What did you do recently after coming back?
– Invite him/her to visit you.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people spend a lot of time using communication technology. What are the reasons for this? What is the impact on the relationships with their families and other people?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– Where are you from?
– How do you feel about living there?
– Is there anything you dislike about this place?
– Do you like shopping?
– What specific shopping center do you like to go to?

Cue Card

Talk about a destination you have recently gone to far away from home. Please say

– When and where did you go to?
– Whom did you go with?
– How did you feel about the place you travelled to?


– Do you think people like to travel far away from home? Why?
– What’s the difference of travel today compared to the past?
– What means of transportation do people prefer while travelling? Why?
– Do you think new trains are more environmentally friendly compared to the older models? Why?
– What amenities do the new trains have?
– Some people like to stay in the same place all their life. Why?

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