IELTS test in Singapore – April 2014 (General Training)

Thanks to the IELTS test taker S from Singapore we can share this exam update (Writing and Speaking questions were the only ones S remembered):

Writing testIELTS test in Singapore

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your manager asking for a training course, which you would like to attend. In your letter explain

– what the course is,
– why it is required for your job,
– how you will manage work while doing the course.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that information available in the internet will end the era of newspapers and magazines. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and examples.

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where are you currently staying?
– What do you like about the place you live in?
– What don’t you like about your place?
– How long will you continue staying there?

Cue Card

Talk about a book that you purchased and read recently. Please say

– Where and when did you buy it?
– What is the book about?
– Did you like reading it?

Discussion

– Do you use a train to travel?
– Are there trains in your country?
– Tell me about any unusual train journey that you had.
– Are there any underground trains in your country?
– How important is the time considered in your country?
– Do you like to be punctual?
– Why do you like to be on time?
– What kind of books are usually read in your country?
– Do only older people read books in your country?
– Why are certain books more suitable for elderly people?
– What kind of books do you like to read?
– Does younger generation in your country continue reading books?
– Do younger people read different books compared to older people?
– Do you think there are fewer people who read books?
– Why are books important in primary, secondary schools or in universities?
– What do you prefer, reading books or watching TV?

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