IELTS test in the USA – September 2013 (General Training)

Our kind friend S shared the questions he remembered from the Writing and Speaking sections of his exam in the USA:

Writing testIELTS test in the USA

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a complaint letter to the manager of a sports complex about a problem with the staff (non-action of staff in spite of repeated complaints).

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some say good teachers are important for successful education, while others say the attitude of a student is more important. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Who usually cooks in your home?
– Have you ever cooked?
– How was it?
– Do people in your country watch cooking shows?

Cue Card

Talk about a country that you find interesting (except your own). Please say

– Why is it interesting to you?
– What would you like to do in this country?
– When do you plan to visit this country?


– Do you think promotion of tourism is good for economy?
– What is the bad side of tourism in your opinion?
– Do you think it is important to maintain peaceful relations with the neighbouring countries?

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