IELTS Academic Writing Model Essays

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IELTS Academic – Australia April 2017

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A phone conversation regarding children’s camping trip.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A map description of a park where a festival will be held. The talk instructed volunteers about various locations of festival facilities.
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. Two lecturers discussed the topic of having a hands-on job training and benefits of a reflective journal.

Section 4. A presentation about the conservation of amphibians and toads.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).

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Reading test

Passage 1. About the childhood of Charles Dickens (English writer and novelist).
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About the research of facial expressions.
Questions: filling in blanks, match information to paragraphs, match various statements with different researchers.

Passage 3. About the extinction of a certain species of dinosaurs.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, table completion.

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Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two bar charts showing modes of transport that people were using to travel to university and work in 2004 and 2009. We had to summarize the information.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Consumers nowadays are faced with increased advertising from competitive companies. To what extent do you think consumers are influenced by these advertisements? What measures can be taken to tackle this issue?

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Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you usually do at work?
– What kind of activities do you do at home?
– Are there any household tasks you do not like? Why?
– Did you study music when you were a child?
– Do you play any instruments now?
– Do you think it is easy to learn to play a new instrument?

Cue Card

Talk about a neighbour that you know well. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did you meet him/her?
– Do you like him/her? Why?

Discussion

– Do you know other neighbours in your neighbourhood?
– What kind of people do you think are important for the neighbourhood?
– Do you think local businesses are important to the community?
– Do you have an example of a community becoming better or worse?
– What do you think about the impact of technology on the community?

IELTS General – Saudi Arabia April 2017

IELTS Writing testIELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend and ask him/her to translate an important document you have received. In your letter say

– Why is it important for you?
– How fast do you need it back?
– Why do you need his/her expertise?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that children today are not as fit and healthy as in the past. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give you opinion, reasons and solutions.

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IELT Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What is so special about this place?
– Did you like living in your hometown?
– What is your favorite place in your hometown?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?

Cue Card

Describe a café that you like and visit often. Please say

– Where and what is it?
– When do you usually go there?
– What do you usually order there?

Discussion

– What do you like and dislike about this cafe?
– Will you go there again?
– Do you visit it by yourself or with friends?
– Do you think people are meant to live in big cities surrounded by strangers?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS Academic Speaking – Columbia April 2017

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects are you studying?
– Why did you chose these subjects?
– Where are you planning to work after finishing your studies?
– Let’s talk about photographs.
– Do you like taking photos?
– Why do you keep these photos?
– Do you like taking photos while on a trip?
– What do you do in your free time?
– Where do people usually spend their free time in your country?
– How do you usually spend your weekends?

Cue Card

Describe an event that you enjoyed recently. Please say

– What was the event?
– When and where did it take place?
– Who was there with you?

Discussion

– Did you enjoy the event?
– What was special about it?
– What kind of facilities can you suggest for young people to spend their time effectively?
– Should children spend their entire time with their parents? Why?
– Are there any approaches that can be used when parents cannot spend time with their children?
– What kind of activities are popular with children?
– Do you think that twenty four hours in a day is enough nowadays? Why?

IELTS General Training – Egypt April 2017

IELTS Writing testIELTS test in Egypt

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend who is coming to stay at your apartment while you are away on vacation. In your letter

– Tell him/her about your flat.
– Give him/her some instructions about his/her stay.
– Tell him/her what to do in case of problems.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Governments spend a lot of money on wildlife protection instead of starting new projects. Is this a positive or a negative trend? Give your opinion and examples from your experience.

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IELTS Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Do you work or study?
– Where are you from?
– Did you like your hometown when you used to live in it?
– What was your favorite place in your hometown?
– What special celebrations do you have in your hometown?
– What do you do with pictures you take?
– Do you have a lot of pictures of you as a child?
– Do you like to take pictures when you travel?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite movie. Please say

– What is the movie?
– What is it about?
– When did you see it for the first time?
– Why is this your favorite movie?

Discussion

– What kind of movies do you have in your country?
– What is the difference between movies that older and younger people like to watch?
– Do you think that movie industry in your country can compete with Hollywood?
– Do you think a lot of money is spent on making movies?
– Why do people like the old, black and white movies?
– Do you go to the cinema often?
– Do you think the next movie stars will be computer generated?

IELTS General Training – Ireland

IELTS Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your friend is planning to come and visit you next month. Unfortunately you can’t meet him/her. Write a letter to your friend and say

– Apologise about it.
– Explain the reason why you can’t meet him/her.
– Suggest a different arrangement to meet later.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that for an effective studying process at school students should be involved in decisions how to run the school. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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IELTS Speaking Test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your hometown.
– Do you like children?
– How often do you watch television?
– Did you watch a lot of TV as a child? Why?
– Do you like buying shoes?
– What do you prefer to wear, comfortable or fashionable shoes?
– Have you ever bought shoes online?

Cue Card

Talk about a good time you spent with a young child. Please say

– who the child is
– when you spent time with him/her
– what you did together
– and why you had a good time.

Discussion

– Do you think it is a good strategy for parents to always control their children?
– Why do you think so?
– Are children living differently now than in the past?
– Nowadays children use lots of electronic gadgets, what do you think about it?
– Does it affect children’s development?
– In what way?
– Are there any positive effects of using gadgets?

IELTS Speaking Test – India April 2017

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you chose this profession?
– What do you usually do in your free time?
– Let’s talk about reading.
– Do you like to read? Why?
– What kind of books do you prefer?
– Can you name a few that you like?

Cue Card

Talk about a piece of equipment that you use at home. Please say

– What is it?
– How do you use it?
– How important is it to you and your family members?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about technology.
– How is technology helping you?
– Give some examples, please.
– What are the negative impacts of modern technology on us?
– To what extent did it influence you?
– To what extent did it influence your family members?
– Would you like to have a robot in your home in the future?
– Will robots replace people in the future?