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« on: September 30, 2010, 04:42:58 am »

candidates willing to sit for IELTS exam will get recent exam questions (speaking & writing) from the following site

http://www.ielts-blog.com/category/recent-ielts-exams/

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 12:05:48 am »

candidates willing to sit for IELTS exam will get recent exam questions (speaking & writing) from the following site

http://www.ielts-blog.com/category/recent-ielts-exams/

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IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam October 2010
The following speaking questions were shared by H who took his IELTS exam in Vietnam:
Speaking test
Interview
- Where is your hometown?
- What do you think your hometown is famous for?
- Did you learn about your hometown's history in school?
- Do you think that people learn history in school?
- When was the last time you went to a place where people go to dance in your country?
- Do you like dancing?
- Have you ever learned dancing?
- Why do you think people love to dance?
- How many languages do you speak?
- What languages do you want to study in the future?
- Why do you want to study a foreign language?
Cue Card
Describe the last time when you were last late for an important appointment. Please say
- When did it happen?
- What was the meeting for?
- Why were you late?
- Explain the results of being late for that meeting
Discussion
-   Are you angry with people who are late?
- Do you think that people have less free time today than in the past? Why?
- Do you think that the quality of living is increasing? How?
- Today people use machinery to automate everything, is it good or bad?
- How does modern technology help to save time?
- Do you agree that people should let machinery do everything?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran October 2010
IELTS Speaking questions below were shared by H from Iran (thank you!)
Speaking test
Interview
- What is your full name?
- Let's talk about your hometown. What do you think is special about it?
- How can you improve your hometown?
- How has it changed compared to the past?
- Let's talk about the weather. What kind of weather do you have in your city?
- What kind of weather do you like and why?
Cue Card
Describe a fascinating job that you heard about, please say
- where you heard about it,
- what kind of job it was,
- what fascinated you, and
- explain why you thought it was fascinating.
Discussion
-   Was the job in question a well paid job?
- How the working conditions in your country have changed in recent years?
- What was the cause of the change?
- What benefits in your opinion do workers need, apart from salary?
- Does working too much have any influence on family life?

IELTS test in Spain October 2010 (General Training)
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to a singer and invite him / her to your celebration. In you letter
- tell him / her about the event,
- invite him / her to your party,
- explain why you want to have him/ her at this party,
- ask to sing a particular song.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Paying more money is the only possible motivation to make employees work harder and to increase their productivity. Do you agree? Give reasons and include relevant examples.
Speaking test
Interview
- Introduce yourself.
- What is the most beautiful place in your hometown?
- What do you think is worth improving in you hometown?
- What is your favorite season and why?
Cue card
Describe a TV or radio presenter, please say
- what program does he/she present?
- why is he/she a good presenter?
Discussion
-   What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a good presenter?
- What are the necessary qualities of a good presenter?
IELTS Speaking test in Qatar October 2010
The following questions were shared by H from Qatar. Here is what she remembered:
Speaking test
Interview
- What's your full name?
- Do you work or study?
- What do you enjoy more, working or studying?
- Do you have a lot of free time?
- Would you prefer going out with friends or watching TV?
- What kind of food did you eat in your childhood?
- If you had children, would you prefer them to eat in restaurants or at home?
Cue Card
Tell me about a story that people in your country know well. Please say
- what is that story?
- who told you that story?
- why do you remember that story?
Discussion
-   What type of stories do children like?
- Would you prefer telling your children a story or reading to them?
- Do you believe it is important to tell traditional stories to children?
- Do you think the modern generation is interested in traditions?
- Is it important to keep our traditions?
- If so, how can one prevent traditions from disappearing?

IELTS Speaking test in India October 2010
Speaking test
Interview
- What is your name?
- Where are you from?
- Where do you work / study?
- Is it easy to get a job in your country?
- How many languages do you speak?
- Is it easy to learn English?
- How did you learn English?
- How long did you learn English for?
- Do you read newspapers?
- Tell me about newspapers that you read.
- What section of a newspaper do you normally read?
- Do you prefer TV or newspapers? Why?
- Do you watch news over the Internet?
- What type of news are you interested in?
 
Cue Card
Talk about your favorite outdoor activity, please say
- What activity is that?
- Where do you do it?
- How often do you do it?
- Why do you like this activity?
Discussion
Let's talk about indoor & outdoor sports.
- Why do people prefer outdoor sports?
- What were the outdoor activities of the past compared to these of the present?
- Why are children less interested in outdoor activities nowadays?

IELTS Speaking test in Kazakhstan October 2010
IELTS Speaking questions were shared by our friend N from Kazakhstan, here is what we know:
Speaking test
Interview
- What are your favorite colors?
- What do they mean?
- Do you wear clothes in your favorite colors?
- Which colors are important for people in your country?
- Lets talk about fashion: what kind of clothes do you wear?
- Where do you buy your clothes?
- Do you think that in the future you will wear the same clothes as now?
Cue Card
Tell me about a part of your city that is changing, please say
- where is it?
- how is it changing?
- why is it changing?
- how do you feel about that?
Discussion
   - Are the changes in the cities good or bad?
- How do people react to them?
- Which facilities should the government make available for people?
- How do you and your friends spend time?
- What are the differences between the way people were spending time in the past and now?
- Should government consider local people's opinion when deciding on changes in the city?
- Should people know about everything the government is planning?
IELTS test in Indonesia October 2010 (General Training)
Writing test
Writing Task 1 (a letter)
You are a college student in an English speaking country. Write a letter containing your intention to move to a college accommodation. In your letter
- introduce yourself
- give reasons why you are not happy with your current accommodation,
- explain why you think the college accommodation will be better.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
For some people shopping is not just about buying what is necessary, but a form of entertainment. Do you think it is a positive or a negative development? Give your opinion and examples from your experience.
IELTS Speaking test in Indonesia October 2010

Speaking test
Interview
- Tell me about your hometown.
- What do you remember about your hometown from your childhood?
- What is so special about your hometown, in your opinion?
- Did you recently have a vacation?
- Do you think vacations are important? Why?
- Do you enjoy going on vacation on your own or with other people? Who would you take with you?
Cue card
Talk about one of your long-time friends. Please say
- when you first met your friend,
- what made you want to be friends with him/her in the first place,
- how the two of you keep in touch with each other.
Discussion
-   How do people make new friends?
- What do you think makes people have a long friendship?
- Does it make things easier in a friendship if you have similar interests?
IELTS Speaking test in Myanmar September 2010
Interview
- Where are you from?
- What is your hometown famous for?
- Does your country have museums?
- Have you ever been to a museum? When?
- Did you like your visit to a museum?
- Did you enjoy sports when you were young? Why?
- What sports did you play?
- Is there a difference between types of sports that boys and girls play?
Cue Card
Talk about a law or a rule that you would suggest to improve your country, please say
- what law/ rule that is,
- why you think it is needed,
- explain how it would improve the situation in your country.
Discussion
- Do you think that being a policeman is an easy job in your country?
- Do you think men and women make equally good police officers?
- In general, is policeman's job easy?
- Do you think it is a good idea for the police to carry guns around?
- What do you think are the responsibilities of a good lawyer?
- Do you think men and women make equally good lawyers?
IELTS test in Venezuela September 2010 (General Training)
Writing test
Writing Task 1 (a letter)
There will be a traditional celebration in your country and you want to invite your friend from an English-speaking country. Write him/her a letter and
- invite your friend,
- explain what happens at the party,
- describe the tradition and why it's important in your country,
- say why it is important for your friend to be there.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that schools do not do enough to teach young people to look after their health. Do you agree or disagree?
Speaking test
Interview
- Do you study or work?
- What kind of job do you do?
- Describe a normal day in your life.
- What time of the day do you prefer? Why?
Cue Card
Describe a knowledge quiz show on TV; please say
- Why do you like this kind of show?
- Is it easy to prepare for this show?
- Would you like to participate in it?
Follow up question: Why would you like to participate in this kind of show?
Discussion
-   Let's talk about competition in your life. Do you think you are a competitive person?
- Is it important to be competitive? Why?
- In business, do companies need to be competitive?
- Should companies promote competition? Why?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of competition?
IELTS Speaking test in India September 2010
Speaking test
Interview
- What's your full name?
- Tell me about yourself.
- What colors do you like?
- Do you mostly wear clothes in your favorite color?
- What color would you paint your walls? Why?
- Which color do you think India connects with the most?
- Which color represents India?
- What did you collect as a child?
- Did you collect stamps as a child?
- If you had lot of money what would you collect now?
Cue Card
Talk about a childhood hobby of yours, please say
- what hobby it was,
- how you developed this hobby,
- why you liked doing this.
Discussion
- Do you think that hobbies are important?
- What do you think are the hobbies of youngsters in your country?
- What hobbies should children develop that could help them as adults?
IELTS Speaking tests in India and UAE September 2010
Speaking test India
Interview
- Where do you live?
- Do you work or study?
- What part of the day do you like best? Why?
- When do you function best? Why?
Cue Card
Talk about a gift you gave to another person, you should say:
- what the gift was,
- who you gave it to,
- why you gave this gift to that person, and
- why you think the person liked it.
Discussion
- What do you think is better, giving or receiving?
- Why is it sometimes difficult to give people gifts?
- Do you donate to charities?
- Do people still have faith in charities?
- Do you think in the future the number of charities will increase or decrease?
Speaking test UAE
Interview
- What's your full name?
- Tell me about your hometown.
- Do you like movies?
- How often do you watch a movie?
- What is you usual daily routine?
Cue Card
Talk about a teacher who had a significant impact on your life, please say:
- who the teacher was,
- how many years you've known this teacher,
- in what ways the said teacher changed your life.
Discussion
- How do teachers contribute to the society?
- How do teachers motivate students to learn?
- Who do you thinks students nowadays would follow: their parents or their teachers
IELTS test in Dubai, UAE September 2010 (General Training).
Writing test
Writing Task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to your landlord who wants to increase your rent. In your letter
- introduce yourself,
- explain about your current situation and what you want your landlord to do,
- say what you will do if the rent will be increased.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that self employment is better than a job in company or an institution. Discuss, what is your opinion?
Speaking test
- Tell me your full name.
- What shall I call you?
- Tell me about your hometown.
- Tell me about the history of your hometown that you learned in your childhood.
- Where have you visited in your hometown recently?
- Where do you want to spent your holidays?
Cue Card
Talk about your childhood teacher whom you want to meet:
- describe the teacher,
- say what your relationship was,
- and in what ways the teacher was helpful.
Discussion
-   What are the qualities a teacher should have?
- What actions should government take to help a graduate student become a teacher?
- Do you think nowadays there is less value in a teacher's job?

IELTS test in Bangladesh and Brussels September 2010 (GT)
Writing test.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that to solve today's global problems every nation should have a good relationship with other nations. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Speaking test
Interview
- State your full name.
- Where are you from?
- Do you like animals?
- What animals do you like and why?
- Do you still love the animals that you loved in your childhood?
- Let's talk about weather, what sort of whether do you like the most? Why?
Cue Card
Talk about a work that was done by your friend for which you admire him/her. Please say:
- who that friend is,
- why you admire him/her, and
- explain why it was important.
Discussion
- What do you think, what type of personality do people of the young generation admire?
- Do you think admiration varies according to age?
- What do you think, how important is education in one's life?
- Do you think today education is in demand more than it was in the past?
IELTS test in the Philippines September 2010 (General Training)
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are leaving your flat and going away for a period of time. Write a letter to your flat-mate about your keys that you left somewhere inside your flat. In your letter say
- why you had to leave and describe the location of your keys,
- how long you will be away,
- what you want him to do when you come back.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that schools should teach discipline and the difference between the right and wrong ideas; while others believe it should be the parents' responsibility. Do you agree or disagree?
Speaking test
Interview
- What is your name?
- Where are you from?
- More general questions.
Cue Card
Describe a journey to a place that you would like to take, please say:
- where the place is,
- what type of transport you would choose,
- what the purpose of your journey is.
Discussion
Why do you prefer to travel in an airplane?
In your country, what type of transport do you use the most?
If you had money, would you like to buy a car and use it to travel?
What should you learn from your journey?


IELTS test in India September 2010 (General Training)
Writing test
Writing Task 1 (a letter)
You read a job advertisement for the Children's Care association. They need volunteers (to work without pay). Write a letter to the organization and say
- why you think you fit that job,
- what interests you in this job,
- how soon you are available to join.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people prefer to live in hot climates and like the activities and lifestyle of hot climates, whereas some people love the lifestyle of cold climates. Discuss both views and your own view. You should add some examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Speaking test: Interview
- Tell me your full name please.
- Talk about your hometown.
- What is your hometown famous for?
- Do you think government has built good museums in India?
- Let's talk about holidays.
Do you prefer going on holidays alone or with someone? Why?
- What do you like to do on holidays?
- Why do you think holidays are important to everyone?
- When was the last time you went on a holiday? What did you do?
Cue Card
Describe a naughty thing you did when you were a child, please say
- when and what you did,
- who was with you,
- what happened after that.
Discussion
- When do children become adults? At what age?
- What are the responsibilities of an adult?
- How does an adult differ from a child?
- Are there any celebrations when a child is becoming an adult in your country?
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