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IELTS test in the UAE – July 2023 (General Training)

IELTS General Training Latest Questions UAE July 2023

AM took the IELTS test in the UAE a few days ago. Thanks to his kind contribution we are sharing the writing and speaking questions he remembered:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

While on a business trip in another city, you met an old friend who lives there. You are going on another business trip to this city soon and you would like to see him/her again. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

– Tell him/her about your trip
– Say why you were happy to see him/her
– Suggest an arrangement for you to meet

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that schools should invest in the best equipment for students, while others say that funds should be used towards hiring great teachers. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

Speaking test

Part 1 (Interview)

– What is your full name?
– Where do you work?
– Do you like your work, and why?
– What would you like to change or to add in your workplace?
– Do you like going to bed late at night?
– If you go to bed late, what do you do before bedtime?
– How do you feel the next day after having a late night?
– What is your most productive part of the day?
– Was this the same for you as a child?

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a complaint you made that was resolved to your satisfaction. You should say

– when it was
– where it was
– what you complained about and to whom

and explain how it was resolved to your satisfaction.

Part 3 (Discussion)

– Do you wear t-shirts? Why or why not?
– Do people in your country like wearing t-shirts? Why?
– Do you prefer t-shirts with slogans or pictures?
– Are there traditional or cultural designs used for t-shirts in your country?
– Do older people wear t-shirts in your country as much as younger people do?
– Are t-shirts appropriate to wear for any occasion?
– What are some occasions that t-shirts aren’t appropriate for, and why?

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