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IELTS test in Singapore – March 2017 (General Training)

When N took the IELTS test in Singapore, they had the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Singapore

Section 1. A phone conversation of a man and a camping shop representative about the necessary gear for a camping trip.

Section 2. About application form and membership at a gym.

Section 3. A gym layout description.

Section 4. About issues encountered in an airport and how to address them.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are going on a short holiday soon and would like to invite a friend to join you. Write a letter to him/her and say

– Explain why you need a holiday.
– Explain why you want your friend to come.
– Where and when do you want to go?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that children should learn to paint or draw at school. Others believe it is just a waste of time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What does it look like?
– What can you see from your window?
– What is your favourite colour?
– Did you like this colour as a child?
– What are popular colours among your friends?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Talk about your favourite movie. Please say

– What is this movie?
– Where and when did you watch it?
– What is the movie about?


– Explain why you like the movie.
– What films are popular in your country?
– What films are popular with teenagers and the elderly?
– Why do some people love watching black and white movies?
– Are there any black and white movies screening in your country?
– People spend too much money on making movies, do you think they really need to spend that much to make a good movie?
– Most of the movies have computer-generated graphics, why do you think it is so?
– In the future, do you think computer generated movies will be still popular?

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