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IELTS Speaking test in Australia – March 2011 Speaking test

Interview

- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Do you work or study?
- How important is this job to you? How about the the people you work with?
- Do you like flowers? Why or why not?
- What is the meaning of flowers in your country?

Cue Card

Talk about an expensive item that you bought, please say

- What was it?
- When did you buy it? Why?
- Where did you buy it?

Discussion

- Do you think people are spending a lot today? Why?
- What does influence people in their shopping habits?
- Is it good to spend a lot?
- What do people enjoy buying the most these days?
- Do you think people today are becoming more materialistic than in the past?

IELTS test in Tehran, Iran – March 2011 (Academic Module) Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We had a table showing percentage of people in 5 countries who lived in cities (urban areas) in 2001, 2005, 2010 and a projection for 2020.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that government should support artists (poets, musicians) financially, other argue that money should be spent on other, more important, issues. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview

- Which city do you live in?
- Do you go out often?
- Why do young people spend most of their time outside?

Cue Card

Talk about books that you like to read. Please say

- What kind of books do you read (scientific, novels, poems and so on)?
- Why do you like this kind of books?
- Do you suggest these books to others?

Discussion

- Is reading important? Why?
- What is the role of the Internet on our generation’s lifestyle?

IELTS Speaking test in the UK – March 2011 Speaking test

Interview

- What is your name?
- Tell me about your home town.
- What were your favorite books when you were a child?
- What do you know about the history and civilization of your country?
- What did you learn in high school about the history of your country?
- What is your country famous for now in the world?

Cue Card

Talk about something that you have bought as a gift to someone. Please say

- What is it?
- Why have you decided to buy it?
- Who was the person you purchased it for?
- When did you buy it?

Discussion

- Is it common in your country to buy and send a gift to your friends using the Internet?
- Why?
- Is it easy to buy a present for somebody?
- Why?
- What is better as a present, to give money or to buy something?
- Why?

IELTS Speaking tests in Malaysia and Nigeria – March 2011 
Speaking test 1

Interview

- Do you live in a rural or urban area?
- Do you like it there, and why?
- Do you think that people sometimes need time to be alone?
- Why do you think so?
- Do you think it is easy to find time to be alone, nowadays?
- Do you think that choosing a gift is easy?
- Do you prefer to receive or to give gifts, and why?

Cue Card

Tell me about a peaceful place that you like, please say

- Where is the place located?
- What is this place?
- How did you come to know about the place?
- Why do you like that place?

Discussion

- Noise levels in urban area becoming a problem. How do you think this can be reduced?

Speaking test 2

Interview

- What is your name?
- What should I call you?
- May I see your ID?
- Do you live in a city or a village?
- What do you like the most about your home town?
- Lets talk about painting, what kind of painting did you do as a child?

Cue Card

Talk about the oldest person that you know. Please say

- Who is he/she?
- How old is he/she?
- What does he/she do?
- When did you see him/her last time?

Discussion

- What is the attitude towards aged people where you live?
- Do you think it has changed over time and why?

IELTS test in the UK – March 2011 (Academic Module) 
Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart which described foreign students’ applications to a UK university from 1999 to 2003. There were 4 categories of countries of origin (EU countries, Middle East, Far East and African countries).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Costs of international travel are decreasing and the tourism is growing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of an increasing tourism activity in different countries?

Speaking test

Interview

- Where are you from?
- What is your full name?
- What should I call you?
- Can I see your ID?
- Are you currently working or studying?
- What are your responsibilities at work?
- Do you enjoy doing your current job? Why?
- What do you study?
- Which part do you like the most about your studies?
- Do you like flowers?
- Why do you like / dislike flowers?
- In your country, when do people give flowers to others?
- Is there any festival in your country involving the use of flowers?

Cue Card

Describe a successful company that you know. Please say:

- How did you hear about the company?
- How did this company become successful?
-What is your opinion about the company?

Discussion

- In your opinion what is better: working for someone and having a boss above you, or having your own business and managing it yourself?

IELTS test in Australia – March 2011 (General Training) 
Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

An international company is opening a new branch in your town/city. Write a letter to the Human Resources Department and say

- What job are you interested in?
- Why do you want to work for that company?
- Ask a few questions about the company and the job itself.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Traffic jams are becoming a problem in big towns and cities nowadays. As a solution some people are suggesting widening the roads. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test

Interview

- What is your name?
- Are you studying or working at the moment?
- Why have you chosen this course?
- Do children need to do painting?
- Do you do painting yourself?
- What kind of painting is it?
- Why people do painting?
- Why is painting good for personal development?

Cue Card

Talk about a photograph of yourself that somebody took that you liked. Please say

- Who took that picture?
- Where and when was the picture taken?
- Why do you like it?
- How were you feeling when it was taken?

Discussion

- Why do people take pictures?
- What are the most popular places in your town people take pictures of?
- Is it necessary to keep all the pictures that we shoot?
- What do you mean by ugly pictures?
- Does that means we will forget people if we throw their pictures away?

IELTS test in Brazil and USA – March 2011 (Academic Module) 
Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart describing Aeolic energy production in 4 countries: Denmark, Germany, US and India from 1985 to 2000 in 5-year intervals.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Multi-cultural societies have more advantages than drawbacks. Do you agree or disagree? Support your opinion with examples.

Speaking test 1

Interview

- Do you work or study?
- What is your job?
- Please tell me about a place you have visited lately.

Cue Card

Describe a restaurant you used to have lunch in. Please say

- What does it look like?
- What kind of food do they serve?
- Whom did you go there with?
- Did he/she enjoy this place?

Speaking test 2

Interview

- What is your name?
- What should I call you?
- Tell me about your home town.
- Did you study in school about your home town?
- Talk about your bad behavior, when you were a child.
- Do you like to receive books as a gift? Why?
- Do you hope to be a writer someday? Why?

Cue Card

Describe an important meeting that you were late to. Please say
- When did this happen?
- Why were you late?
- What was the importance of this meeting?

Discussion

- Is it usual in your country to arrive on time? Why?
- Give me the usual reason for being late for people in your country.
- Are you always late? Why?
- Is it the same in government organizations?

IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka – March 2011 

Speaking test
Interview

- What is your full name?
- What shall I call you?
- Do you work or study?
- What is the most interesting thing about your job and why?

- Do you like flowers and why?
- Do any flowers mean something special in your community?
- What are the occasions on which flowers are given as presents?
- Do people in your community tackle housework by themselves or not?
- What part of housework do you enjoy most?
- Is it necessary for children to participate in household chores?

Cue Card

Talk about the aspects of your life that you would consider changing to improve your health. Please say

- What are they?
- How would you change them?
- Do you think you could change them?

Discussion

- What are the most common exercises in your area?
- Do adults and younger people engage in different workouts?
- What type of exercise do you think is better? Outdoor or indoor?

- Are eating habits now the same as they were in the past?
- Are they healthier now than then or not?
- We discussed the aspects that you would like to change in your lifestyle, do you think you will be able to succeed in doing that?

IELTS Speaking test in the UK – March 2011 
 
Speaking test

Interview

- What is your name?
- Tell me about yourself.
- Where do you live, in a small town or a city?
- Why do you like this place?
- What do you know about science?
- Since when are you learning science?
- Do you enjoy it? Why?
- Are there any live music concerts in your town?
- Do you like them?
- How often do you attend live concerts?
- When was your last visit?
- Do you prefer to go to live concerts or to listen to CDs?

Cue Card

Talk about a program you saw on TV that you didn’t like, please say
- What program it was,
- What the content was,
- Why you disliked it and
- What could have been done to make it better.

Discussion

- What educational programs do you watch on television?
- How often do you watch them?
- What do you like about them?
- What is the purpose of advertisements?
- Do they really have an effect on people?
- What is the impact of ads on children?
- Are they necessary at all?
- What do you think about satellite channels?