PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS – GENERAL Set 3

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Hello There!

Here is the third set of IELTS Speaking Sample Questions and Writing Practice Tasks for the General Module.

Speaking Questions

PART 1: INTERVIEW

  • What is your full name?
  • Can I see your ID?
  • Where are you from?
  • Do you work or study?
  • Do people in your country like to give presents?
  • Do you enjoy shopping for presents?
  • What was the last gift that you received?

PART 2: Cue Card (Long Turn)

Talk about a toy you had when you were a child. Please say

  •  What was the toy?
  • Who gave it to you?
  • What was special about this toy?

 

PART 3: Discussion

  • Did you play with this toy with someone?
  • What kind of toys do children like?
  • What is the difference between toys for girls and boys?
  • What were the common toys in your childhood?
  • Do you think children can learn something from toys?
  • Do you think children these days still play with those toys?
  • Should children be allowed to choose their toys?

 

WRITING PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Writing Task 1: Letter 

You traveled recently and have forgotten one of your bags on the bus. Write a letter to the bus company and:

  • describe the bag and where it was left
  • give details of the bag’s contents
  • suggest a way for the bag to be returned to you

 

Writing Task 2: Essay

Nowadays people who live in big cities are faced with different problems. Discuss the common problems these people encounter on a daily basis. Do you think it is a good idea for governments to encourage people to live in smaller towns? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in big cities and small towns.

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IELTS Vocabulary: How to Effectively Describe a Book

WORDS TO DESCRIBE A BOOK

One of the most common IELTS Speaking Questions is related to books. Specifically, test takers are most of the time asked to describe a book they just read or talk about their favorite book.

Here are words and phrases you need to learn to effectively describe a book. Being able to correctly use these set of vocabulary during the IELTS Speaking Test will certainly give you a chance to get a high score.

There are 2 types of books: Fiction and Non-Fiction and there are many genres of books.

WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE GENRE OF THE BOOK

Travel Guide Novel
Self-help book Autobiography/Biography
Science Fiction (Sci-fi) Satire
Drama Romance
Horror Suspense
Thriller Health
Historical Comics
Journals Diaries
Religion, Spirituality & New Age Fantasy
Series Trilogy

 

ADJECTIVES FOR DESCRIBING A BOOK

POSITIVE NEGATIVE
Amusing Boring
Easy-to-read Hard-to-read
Brilliant Silly
Captivating Predictable
Gripping Confusing
Informative uninformative
Entertaining Inaccurate
Hilarious Complicated
Well-written Creepy
Deep Deceptive
Funny / Goofy Dreary
Action-packed Erratic
Addictive Gross
Astonishing Haunting
Inspiring Obnoxious
Adventurous Redundant
Breath-taking Terrifying
Charismatic Tragic
Futuristic
Goofy
Mystical

Read our sample responses to the IELTS Speaking Questions about Books in the link below:

IELTS VOCABULARY: HOW TO TALK ABOUT BOOKS

TIPS ON HOW TO STUDY FOR THE IELTS

We have been shopping around for the best IELTS preparation tips and we are glad we found this simple video from IELTS Simon of ielts-simon.com. We have summarized the 10 Tips he presented in this video as follow:

  1. Have a method
  2. Aim for small improvements at a time
  3. Spent more time preparing than testing yourself
  4. Understand vocabulary, not just use it.
  5. Learn from your mistakes
  6. Do not focus on difficult words and complex grammar
  7. Simply answer the question
  8. Learn topic vocabulary
  9. There is no secret in your IELTS success
  10. Spend your time working on your IELTS preparation, rather than worrying.

Simon explained these 10 IELTS Preparation Tips in detail in his video lesson. Click below to watch it.

TOP TIPS FOR IELTS PREPARATION

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS – ACADEMIC Set 2

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Hello There!

Here is set 2 of the IELTS Practice Questions for the Academic Module.

Speaking Questions

PART 1: INTERVIEW

  • 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? Do you like it?
  • Do you have a mirror at home?
  • Do you often use a mirror?
  • Can mirrors be used to decorate a house?

 

PART 2: Cue Card (Long Turn)

Talk about a polite person that you know. Please say

  • Who this person is
  • How did you know him or her?
  • What makes him/her polite?

PART 3: Discussion

  • Do you consider yourself a polite person?
  • Do you think it is important to be polite?
  • What are the situations a person should show politeness?
  • Do you think the older generation is more polite than the younger generation? Why?
  • How do people in your country show respect to others?
  • Do you think older people should be polite to younger people? Why?

 

WRITING PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Writing Task 2: Essay

In order to promote their products, well-known companies sponsor sport events. Discuss the positive and negative effects of this to sports. Do you think the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of such events? Support your answer with examples from your own experience.

PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS – GENERAL Set 2

photo credit: alliance-scotland.org.uk

Hello There!

Here is the second set of IELTS Practice Questions for the General Module. Find time to answer these sample Speaking and Writing Questions before you take the EILTS test.

Speaking Questions

PART 1: INTERVIEW

  • What is your full name?
  • Can I see your ID?
  • Where are you from?
  • Do you work or study?
  • What do you do?
  • Do you like your job?
  • Do you like to use public transport or drive to work?
  • What are the transport facilities available in your hometown?
  • Do people in your country prefer to travel by public transport or use private cars? Why do you think so?
  • Do you think that people will use private transport more in the future? Why?

PART 2: Cue Card (Long Turn)

Talk about a day you had a great time in the countryside. Please say

  • Where and when did you go?
  • Who were you with?
  • What made you enjoy the experience?

PART 3: Discussion

  •  Do you think living in the countryside is good for young people? Why?
  • What are the differences in the countryside now compared to the past?
  • Are these differences good or bad?
  • What changes do you think will there be in the countryside in the next 20 years?

 

WRITING PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Writing Task 1: Letter 

You have recently purchased some goods but you encountered certain issues with the delivery. Write a letter to the logistics manager you have spoken with on the phone to arrange the delivery of the said goods.  Say:

– What items you have purchased.
– What issues did you encounter with the delivery?
– Suggest what can be done to address the issue.

Writing Task 2: Essay

Fast food advertisements nowadays are targeting children. Some think that these have negative effects to the children and their families. Do you agree or disagree?