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  1. Hi Liz,

    Thank you for all your support. It is very kind of you to spare your precious time to help us all.

    I sat the academic test which was delivered on computer.

    Listening: was fairly easy. It’s exactly the same as paper based exam.
    Reading: there was a passage on how pencils were first found, second: workjng with partners. I can’t recall the third.
    Task 1: two plans of a museum before and after its redevelopment.
    Task 2:
    ‘Some countries spend a lot of money to make bicycle usage easier. Why is this? Is this the best solution?

    I found this question difficult to pick what form of an essay it would be. Could you please guide me? It wasnt the usual agree disagree or discuss. I felt as though it was asking me to evaluate the reasons why and give my opinion.

    Part 1: Asked about seasons, shoes, leisure time.
    Part 2: a foreign language i’d like to learn, why, how, why would it be difficult?
    Part 3: language and culture

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi Liz

    Probably more a question towards the candidates who already took the GT computer based test, but you will probably be able to awnser as well.

    Are you allowed to have a pen and extra paper with you to scraboe some notes,write your awnsers for the listening test and then fill in(I’m not that sufficient on a comp to listen and fill in directly,but am practicingto get bette4),as well as planning of the writing tests?

    Thank you for your info!

    • Yes, you do get a pencil and paper (which will also have your login details) if you want to write something down. I’m not sure if you’ll have enough time to first write the answers on the paper and then enter as you won’t get the 10 min (instead you get 2 min to check your answers) in the end.

    • they will give you a pencil and a sheet of paper for taking notes. But you will not get any time to transfer answers (may be 1 or 2, not more than that) as you only have 2 minutes towards the end of the test (which should be used for checking the answers, not for transfering). You can use the sheet for preparing points for essay writing, though. Good luck 😀

    • Hi,
      I took my IELTS GT computer based on 16th Feb. I was provided with the login sheet, with some blank spaces and pencil. So don’t worry, you are covered.

    • yes, you will be given a pencil and paper but remember in computer based test you don’t get time to transfer your answers, you’ll have to fill in directly.

    • You would be given a new paper for every section of the test and would be collected at the end of the section. Pencil and eraser is provided in the beginning. I wrote the exam 1 week ago and I use the paper only for writing section to plan and organize. Had no time in Listening section to even touch the pencil or paper.

  3. Thank you Liz for your website!

    IELTS Academic 13-Feb-2019

    -Passage 1: History of Potatoes, how they where discovered in South America and brought to Europe.
    -Passage 2: A text describing the link between emotions and smells (Neuroscience)
    -Passage 3: The most difficult one since it had a lot of vocabulary on astronomy. It was a scientific article describing the different theories on planet formation.

    #1. Two pie charts:
    a)The first one showed the population distribution in different regions of the world (Sub-Saharian, South Asia, East Asia, South America and Industrialized countries) in 2010.
    b) Total spending in education for each region in 2010.

    #2 Plastic shopping bags contribute to the pollution of land and sea, some think they should be banned.
    Do you agree or disagree? Give examples of your knowledge.

  4. Ielts Exam on 14-Feb-19, General Training-Computer Based Exam

    Writing Task 1

    Write a letter to your friend to ask for help about a new job you have been placed to, your friend is doing the same job in another company.

    1. What is the problem you are facing in your new role?
    2. How your friend can solve it?
    3. Meeting arrangments and details?

    Writing Task 2

    Some people think that watching sport is wastage of time during leisure time. Do you agree or disagree?

  5. My speaking was on 13 feb
    Part 1 study or work
    Do you like pets animal?
    In your counrty which pets animal is popular?
    Which is the pet you hate most?
    Part 2 tell about the latest party that u attend.
    Part3 (about money) spending a lots of money on wedding is good?
    Why family party is important?
    Whats diff between family and friends party?
    Was in past party was important?
    is culture is saved by tourism?
    What can country get help from tourism industry?
    SEC 1
    SEC 2 MCQ
    TASK 1
    TASK 2
    ECONOMIC GROWTH IS only one key factor for ending world poverty problem.however someone says it leads towards a environment damaging and stop it.

  6. Academic Test: 14th Feb.2019

    Task 2
    Many people today are spending lesser and lesser time at their homes.
    What are the reasons for this?
    What are the effects of this trend on individuals and society?

    Part 2: Describe you idea of a perfect house. Its appearance and its location.

    I can’t remember the other aspects of the speaking test. I wouldn’t want to give inaccurate information.

    Thank you Liz for your assistance

  7. Hi Liz, I would like to share my Ielts questions:
    Academic test 12/02/2019
    Speaking part
    1. Questions related to the sky( Do you like look at sky on day or night, do you like star, where in your city the best place to see the stars, do you have subject at school what you learn the stars)
    2. Discribe the person with whom you enjoyed to work.
    How long you work, what you learn from her etc
    3. All related to the co-workers.
    What is important for you in your colleges, is that important to be friends with them, what help you work in your job, Is that important to give for little children give the choice with whom to sit in the class, is that important having friends at school.
    Writing part1;
    Table, which show three study courses, where students search in the study aspect which has good rate of grade.
    Writing task 2:
    The people spending less and less time at home. Problem and solution.

  8. Test date: 14th February 2019
    General training

    Writing task 1:
    Write a letter to invite your English-speaking friend to watch a new film with you about your country. In your letter,
    1. Include some information about the film
    2. Explain why your friend might be interested to watch the film
    3. Inform other arrangements you will be making for watching the film

    Writing task 2:
    Eating too much sugar is harmful for health. Some people think that it is government responsibility to limit people’s sugar consumption while others think that it is individuals responsibility to limit the amount of sugar they eat. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Please practise multiple choice type questions that come in section 2 and 3. They are bit confusing and you might loose your place in listening to the recording.

    Section 3 contains 8 to 9 passages about ‘Edmund Selous Bird Watching’. Please try to leave more time for section 3 as it takes little bit more reading than skimming and scanning.

  9. 2018.2.14
    IELTS academic writing exam
    Now many people spend less and less time at home.
    What are the causes for this?
    What are the effects of this on individuals and on the society.

  10. Feb 12, 2019
    Questions were related to:
    -Tap water & Bottled water.
    Part 2
    Any gift you presented to your friend on some occasion.
    Part 3
    Questions related to part 2 and creativity. Why girls are more into hand made things?

    Feb 14, 2019
    Writing Task 1
    A letter to a friend inviting him to visit your country.

    Writing Task 2
    Government role is more important in minimization of sugar consumption or individuals is of more opinion. Give opinion with examples.
    (I have rephrased the wording as I don’t exactly remember).

    Liz, thank you so much for this courtesy. Secondly, please give your opinion on length of writing tasks. I wrote quite lengthy piece of writing for both. Probably around 300 for task 1 n 450 something for task 2. Does that influence marks?
    Further, please comment on my essay structure. I started with the role of technological advancements and artificial intelligence in replacing older techniques. Then i mentioned both roles that this essay will discuss both opinions followed by a reasoned conclusion.
    To begin with, people of historical times prefer the usage of natural sweetners that doesn’t have any deteriorating effects on human health. However, nowadays corporations and scientists have came up many alternate solutions that are ready to facilitate the unavailability of many natural ingredients.
    For instance, sugar composition involve some ingredients that are also used in manufacturing of paints. Likewise soft drinks manufacturing include a number of harmful chemicals that may lead to heart, sugar and various other physical diseases.
    To minimize these health deteriorating effects, government can restrict the production of these items. Further, price increase can also lead to decreased demand and eventually decreased consumption.
    On the flip side, individuals’ intentions have a role to play too. That is, if government play it’s part but individuals still show an inclination towards increased consumption, issue will remain unresolved. Hence an awareness is required regarding individuals role in abstaining the increased usage of sugar and sugary products.
    To recapitulate, both the government and individuals roles are equally important in restraining the consumer’s increasing sugar consumption. Either way, the purpose can’t be achieved.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 I don’t normally comment on writing, but I will in this case and I hope other people can benefit from it too. Your task 1 should be between 160 and 190 words. You are being marked on selecting and summarising main features. You are marked down if you present too much small detail. Your task 2 should be about 280 words. Your essay should not contain any padding. All sentence must be vital to the aim of the essay. It is about writing a highly focused essay, not a long one. Also a long essay will show more mistakes to the examiner. So, word count is important.

      About your task 2, this is about who is responsible to control sugar consumption. This is a common topic (is the government or individuals responsible for public health). You have stated this is an opinion essay only which means the essay contains your opinion and nothing more. But other people have reported this as a discussion essay with an opinion. In which case, your whole essay discusses both sides and with equal weight presents your opinion.

      Ideas: Governments or individuals responsible to limit sugar consumption = governments can introduce sugar taxes, introduce new laws and also run nationwide promotion campaigns. Their influence is nationwide. Individuals, on the other hand, should be responsible for their own choices which will influence all their family members.

      Once you have the main ideas planned, you need to decide your opinion and present it clearly. You need to decide who is responsible and support your view. You should also avoid using informal language such as “flip side”.

  11. Speaking
    Part 1
    Work or study
    How many hours do you work
    Favorite Celebrity and related Qs
    part 2
    Intelligent person you know
    Part 3
    Are intelligent people successful people
    What are the Public holidays in country
    What do you do on those
    Should there be more public holidays


    Task 1 topic: You are living overseas and you have just come across an article about your country in a magazine where some of the informations are incorrect. Write to the editor pointing out the mistakes and suggesting an alternate topic.

    Task 2: Some people do not mind to spend their leisure time with their colleagues while some people prefer to keep their private life separate from their work life.
    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

  13. I have utilized the information shared by others all this while and now its time to turn the table and contribute for the future exam takers. Experience is included in line with the various sections.

    Exam Date – Feb 12 2019
    Computer Based GT

    Part 2 –
    An activity that you do when you are free alone.
    Cues – What is the activity? Where do you do it? How does it make you feel? How often you do this?

    Part 3 – Continuing discussion about work –
    1. Do you think some people work a lot of hours?
    2. How does company benefit by allowing flexible hours?
    3. Follow up question based on my answer – why do you say this country is more balanced?
    4. Why is the life getting very hectic these days compared to earlier?

    Listening –

    Section 1 was super easy. Conversation b/w a man and woman looking for apartment to rent.
    Section 2 & 3 was too fast. filled with MCQs. So too difficult for me to follow.
    Section 4 – Academic talk about nanoparticles technology and its application. Easier to follow. 1-3 words answer questions.

    At the end of all sections, I was given 2 mins to check all answers.
    After each section was given 30 seconds to check answers of that section. I used that time to start glancing thru questions of next section.

    Reading –
    Passage 1 – Lengthy passage but easy language. Had 7 different advertisements of gyms and art center. Had to match which information matches with which advertisement. Needed attention to skim through all for possible answers.
    Passage 2 – about mouse and keyboard. 1 word and 3 words answer. Easy.
    Passage 3 – Academic language historical passage about Gwen John, her personal life and work. matching which character from the passage did which activity. As usual, this part needs extra attention and fast reading skill.

    I completed Passage 1 & 2 in 27 mins and dedicated all time to passage 3. Took last 4 minutes to check 40 answers once again. For last passage, I highlighted the various names of people in the computer. was very useful to look back and forth, as the passage gets very long and one can get lost searching for the information they had already read.

    Writing –
    Task 1 – You are planning to give a presentation in your large company. Write a letter to your colleague asking for help.
    1. When and where the presentation will be
    2. what is the presentation about
    3. what would you like your colleague to do
    Task 2 – Some people believe that children should be given lessons on how to manage money in the school. Do you agree or disagree.

    I found the topic easy, fortunately. Not very complicated and straight forward.

    Hoping for the desired score.

  14. Speaking test 12 feb

    What’s ur full name?
    Do u study or work?
    Do you like studies when u were in college?
    Were u patient in ur childhood?
    How patience is important in study and at work?
    Do u like to take photographs from camera or phone?
    Y u like taking picture?
    Do u take pictures of humans or places?
    Do u want to learn photography in future?

    Task 2

    What kind of food people like to eat in special event
    What kind of food they like
    How they prepare it

    Why it is important

    Task 3

    Some question abt food don’t remember
    People like to grow food or buy from market
    Now a days people don’t have time to grow food why is that?

  15. First of all, Thank you Mrs Liz for your great website.

    IELTS Academic Test – (11/2/2019)

    Listening Exam: (4 Parts/ Audios)
    Part 1: Some woman need to make subscription for her kid in sport club, and she was talking with the responsible person from the club.
    Part 2: (Sorry, not remembering)
    Part 3: Conversation between 2 students about preparing presentation in the university.
    Part 4: (Sorry, not remembering)
    Reading Exam: (3 Long Passages)
    Part 1: Islands food habits
    Part 2: Memorials in Europe
    Part 3: Music and Language (in humans and animals)
    Writing Exam: (2 Parts)
    Part 1: Describe columnar chart that talk about the urban population in three continents (Asia/ Africa/ Latin America) and the whole world, also the columns represents the population in 3 years: 1950, 2000, 2030 (predicted); and the question is to describe the chart and write your prediction for the urban population in the future.

    Part 2: If you sell a product and the people buy it, then advertising is not necessary and considered as a kind of entertainment.

    Are you agree or disagree with this?
    Give an example from your experience to support your opinion.
    Speaking Exam: (3 Parts)
    Part 1: Are you study or work?
    What makes you happy in your work?
    Some questions about hand-writing style in general
    Some questions about pet animals in the home

    Part 2: Talk 1-2 minutes about lost something you find it
    – Where did you find it?
    – What did you do with it?
    – What happened when you gave it back to his owner?
    – Describe your feeling with this thing?

    Part 3: Some questions related to the subject I talked about.

  16. Firstly, thanks a lot Liz, you are doing a great job.

    General Training – 09-02-2019
    The test was not that difficult.
    Question types-
    Listening – mcq, information matching,fill-ups.
    Reading – information matching, fill-ups, true/false/motgiven.
    Writing – Task1 Letter to the manager, as he is leaving the company(express your feelings).
    Task 2 While some people say hobby should be enjoyable, it must be difficult.
    Speaking – Part 1- season, sunglasses.
    Part 2 – Comedy show/movie which you had seen.
    Part 3 – questions related to comedy, laughter, children, adults psychology.
    How to make them laugh? Is it good for health? (It was a real fast
    bombardment of questions).
    I hope for the good scores. All the best to all of you who are preparing. 🙂

  17. Thanks a lot Liz, your website is really helpful.

    I gave my exam (Speaking) and 10 (LRW) Feb 2019

    Speaking: Questions were abt; are you working or studying, changes you want to see in your organisation, About hometown. and followed by several other general questions.

    Cue card: Discuss the place whether indoor or outdoor wherein you prefer most to study.

    L1: Write a letter in response to advertisement you saw wrt project on environment development.

    L2: Private schools have undue advantage over other schools hence should be not allowed

    My Advise to others: First of all be confident, that will take you half way towards success, and remaining half way can be achieved by practice and patience. try to give computer based exams as its quick and also convenient.

  18. Exam Date: 09.02.2019
    Module: Academic

    Speaking: some questions about work and study
    Part 1: questions about tea and coffe and about photography
    Part 2: a time when you wish to do something, but you don’t have enough time
    Part 3: questions about time and managers

    Writing: task 1- a chart
    Task 2- if a good diet and regular exercise make your life better or not

  19. Exam GT ielts
    writing task 1
    Complaing about recent flight to the manager
    1 give details of flight
    2 what was d issue with the flight
    3 what you want the manger to do about it

    Task 2
    Public libraries are not important fr people is believed by few and other contradict to this statement. Discuss both views and opine

    I did task on time i m nervous about my results. Hope this questions also help you all as this website helped me alot thanx to mam liz however i m hoping fr positive results
    Good luck all of you who have their exam in upcoming week.

  20. 9th Feb GT
    Writing task 1
    You’re interested in a music course music that you saw advertised.
    Explain why you’re interested
    Request more information about the course
    Talk about your past experiences

    Task 2
    Some people say that Holding sport competitions cause many troubles. Others disagree
    Discuss both views and give your opinion

  21. GT test date – 9th February 2019.
    Writing task 1-
    Write a letter to your manager ,who is leaving the company.
    -include how are you feeling about this
    -what did you like about working with him/her
    -ask questions about his/her future plans.

    some people believe that in order for a hobby to be enjoyable,it needs to be difficult in some way.
    Do you agree or disgaree?

    When I first saw the question,I found it easy however, I wasnot too satistfied by the ideas which I wrote down while brainstorming.
    I disagree to the above statement,therefore I wrote my eassay based on my opinion of why it is not necessary for a hobby to be difficult in order to be enjoyable.
    Please, Can you tell me what ideas I should have included in my essay? Or Direct me where to look for a sample answer in order to compare my writing.

    Listening and Reading was bit easy.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your essay topic is all about the idea that a hobby should be challenging rather than just relaxing or interesting. Your idea would explain why a hobby does not need to be challenging and why a relaxing hobby or an interesting hobby is a more valuable. Personally, I would have taken a different approach. I would have said that some people do enjoy having a challenging hobby because it helps them develop new skills and pushes them outside their comfort zone. However, other people enjoy relaxing hobbies for health reasons or interesting hobbies to give their life a broader interest beyond just work and family. This is a simple Opinion Essay – you either have a one sided approach or a more balanced approach ( a partial agreement).

      • Hi Liz, we can still go with a balanced approach in the case of Agree or disagree essay?

        • The instructions agree or disagree ask for your opinion and your opinion is your own choice. You are not marked on your choice, you are marked on relevant, extended ideas.

  22. Good day gorgeous people of the universe. here are the speaking and writing quetions rephrased.

    Speaking: Who is your favorite co-worker?
    Where did you meet her?
    Do you know her for a long time?
    How can you say that she is your favorite co-worker?

    Writing task 1 was about an income generation in billions within 3 different years illustrated through a bar graph.

    Writing task 2: Some people dont believe in the benefits of good diet and daily excercise. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    Good luck on your exams! Prioritize a positive mindset partnered with proper practice techniques. Cheers!!!

  23. Academic Writing exam 9/2/2019
    Task 1
    Describe a bar chart that has 4 digital games.
    Task 2
    Some people think that a good diet and exercise are not necessary for health and long life. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

    Speaking part 1

    about the area I live in and what would be improved.

    Part 2
    A party I went to.
    What did I do
    How I felt

    Part 3
    Extended questions about part 2 and also about my opinion regarding spending much money on parties and international conferences. Also How you may feel if you are representing your country in international events.

  24. Hi Liz,

    Test Date : 9th Feb
    General Training

    Part 1: Questions about workplace, emails ,importance of study in my current job.

    Part2: Cue Card: Name the food that people usually have at special events.

    Part3: Questions about food, organic food , why people grow their own food. why people use pesticides.

    Task 1: Your friend from another country is interested to visit your home town.
    write a letter to him and describe what’s the best time to visit. How he can enjoy his

    Task 2:

    Some people say that schools do not do enough to teach young people about health.

    Do you agree or disagree?

    Best Regards

  25. 7th Feb,2019 (IELTS,GT)

    Questions about self e.g do you work or study? how can your workplace be improved, have you ever been to a concert, and some general questions on music.
    Cue Card – Describe a good law in your country
    Follow up questions on laws e.g do people follow law in your country? can there be a any case where breaking law could be acceptable?etc
    Task 2: Some people think watching movies is a waste of time. Do you agree or disagree?
    Task 1:You are moving to a new country, write a letter to the accommodation agency – – – introduce yourself and your family
    your preferences about the rental accomomdation
    your preferred location
    (something like this)

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • I finished my test (academic)
      Speaking: part 1: did you grow up in the same city you live in?
      What do you like about it?
      What do you want to improve in it?
      Is sharing important?
      What do you share with your friends?
      Do you like sharing?
      Did your parents teach you to share ?
      Do you think they will share everything in the future ?
      Part 2 : talk about a subject you didn’t enjoy and explain why.
      Part 3: about subjects
      Which better studing one or many subjects?
      Which one provides you more knowledge?
      Is television is good to gain knowledge? Why and why not
      Writing task 1 : two maps of some street now and in the past
      Writing task 2 : the government should make people take responsibility for their actions to the environment. To what extent do you agree?

  26. Test date:6 feb 2019
    Speaking part1:
    -ur fullname
    -work or study
    -is it good place to work?why
    -one thing u want to change abt ur workplace
    -do u like drawing
    – which type of drawings do u like more? Why
    -do u like ur room to be decorated with paintings?why
    -ever learned drawing? If not y?
    -which mode of transport do u use more?
    -when was the last time u travelled
    -do u think everyone should learn driving?why

    Describe a place where u study indoor/outdoor
    -how is it like
    -do others study there

    -Why do somepeople fail to study properly
    -do u think it is good to have a timetable and why
    -why do u think girls are more concentrated than boys while studying
    -what is the good way to study
    -why some people fail to follow the timetable
    -which one is better online or classroom teaching
    -advantages and disadvantages of group studies

    Thank you liz for this wonderful site😀😀

  27. Thanks Liz for this amazing website, it was really helpful I must say. I sat for the Computer-Delivered GT test on the 7th of Feb.

    Part 1
    what’s your full name?
    what can I call you
    where are you from?
    Do you enjoy crowd?
    would want to live in a crowded environment? why?
    Part 2
    talk about an old man you know

    who is this person
    how did you know this person?
    what do you like about this person?
    explain what is interesting about the person

    Part 3
    Have you told your friends about this person
    is any similarities between the old and young generation?
    is there anything old people can learn from the young
    are there things that young people can teach the old
    do you think the aged will be willing to learn from the young
    these are the ones I can remember
    I think the listening was easier than the paper based. a considerable number of questions was to write one word while others were basically drag and drop.


    Questions 1-27 were quite easy but 28-40 were hell difficult. I had finished 1-27 in about 20 mins but it seemed 40 mins wasn’t enough time for 28-40. What I noticed at the end of the test was that everyone had a different set of question and everyone complained about the difficulty of their individual section 3.

    Task 1
    You are currently running a course and have a part-time job. You boss suggested that you leave your course and work full time. Write a letter to your boss, in your letter,
    -tell him/her your decision
    -the reason for your decision

    Task 2
    Recently, many people know a few of their neighbours
    -what is the cause of this problem?
    -what can be done to solve this problem
    Give reasons for your answer and any example from your own experience.
    *but the question did NOT state write at least 250 works*

    I hope for the best result in all areas this time.

  28. Speaking Test on 7th Feb 2018
    sorry i don’t remember all the questions…
    Part 1:
    How is whether in your country?
    Practical test is more important that the exam?

    Where do you like to study indoor or outdoor?
    Why do you like that place?

    What are the colors you like? Why?
    What colour you would prefer to paint your house? why?

  29. Exam Date: 7th February 2019
    Part 1 :
    where are you from ?
    your full name .
    what you like to improve in your city? and why ?
    Your favorite place in your hometown.
    Do you like to have pet?
    Which pet is common in your country and why ?
    Did you have pet in your childhood?

    part 2 :
    Describe a situation when someone didn’t tell you the complete truth.

    part 3 :
    actions taken by government against crime.
    situation when someone is speaking lie but it didn’t hurt anyone ?
    are we telling a lie to kids ?

  30. Hey ,
    I had my speaking test. The introduction questions was about park and gardens . The cue card was “ A part of your country you like the most “
    •which part
    •why you like it
    •what people can see and do there
    The follow ups were about towns buildings plans

  31. I appeared in my speaking exam on 5th February 2019 in Academic Ielts. The questions that I recall (not in the exact words) are:
    Part 1
    Where are you from?
    Where are you situated in your city?
    How do you find your hometown? (i.e the advantages and disadvantages)
    Do you know many people where you live?
    Do you like to cook?
    Why do you think some people like to cook?
    Do you prefer home-cooked meal or eating outdoors? (I said home-cooked so then I was asked:)
    When was the last time you ate a good home-cooked meal?
    Part 2:
    Tell about a family business you know.
    The family business you know
    who are their customers?
    (There was one more which I forget)
    Part 3
    Do you prefer working in a small scale business or a large scale business? (I mentioned CPEC-China Pakistan Economic Corridor during my answer so the next question was about that)
    What kind of businesses do you think it will help?
    Name a few of those businesses?

    Read all the tips on the links and videos on this page regarding the speaking test and try to remember them as you prepare for the test. Try to prepare and practice as many topics as you can. Ask a teacher, relative or friend to test you. If not then use a recording device e.g your phone to record your answers. Do not worry if you make mistakes while preparing, you’ll be far more fluent when you are talking to a person/examiner. Specially try to prepare recent topics and common topics. During the test speak fluently and don’t stop, be confident and keep talking until you complete your points or the examiner stops you. Best of luck!

  32. Exam Date : Feb 2019
    Computer Delivered
    I was quite nervous to face the Computer Delivered IETLS (CDI). I was not sure what to expect and now I am glad I choose the CDI. It was not as stressful as I expected it to be. I just practised the few sample exams online.
    Following are the writing questions
    Letter –
    Your local council have asked locals suggestions in how keep the city cleaner
    >Explain what the council can do
    >What the people can do
    >tell how the community will benefit by keeping the city clean

    Some people believe that the museums and historic sites should be open for free for children under 18.
    Do you agree or disagree

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 If you can share any tips about pros and cons of the computer delivered test, please let me know.

    • Hello,
      Glad you found the computer-based exam easier than expected. I’m going to do it on February 20.
      For this reason I’d like to ask you to share where I trained specifically for computer test.
      Thanks in advance

  33. Speaking Test date: Feb 2019
    part 1:
    * give me your full name, please.
    * what would you like me to call you?
    * where do you live
    *how is the neighborhood like where you live
    * do you like the neighborhood? [why?]
    * do you the people who live around you ?
    Lets move on and talk about shoes
    * do you prefer shoes which are fashionable or shoes which are comfortable? [why]
    * do you buy many shoes? [why not ]
    * how many pairs of shoes have you got and do you have a favorite pair? [why is it your fav]
    *what is your favourite color ? [why]
    * did you wear bright colors when you were younger?
    * why don’t you wear them anymore?
    * what color would you prefer your walls to be painted in? [why]
    * does the color of a car matter when you buy? [why not]

    Cue Card:

    * talk about a tv show / film that made you laugh alot.
    – what was the film/ tv show about
    – when did you watch it
    – what were its main characters
    why did it make yiu laugh alot .

    * are children easy to make laugh or adults [why]
    * does it impact the learning of a child if the teacher is funny ? [how ]
    * do you think people understand and enjoy comedy shows from foriegn countries? [ why not]
    * do you think a person from suburbs of your contry would enjoy German or American comedy [why not]

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Christopher Tongol Ponce says:

        Hi Liz 😊 Is there’s a different question in each country? Thanks

      • Dear Liz,
        Thanks for your support. I need a clarification as I purchased your advanced task 2 lectures. If a question says “some people prefer ready-made foods to homemade foods. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?” Am I supposed to state which one I prefer while stating the advantages and disadvantages or I have to write about the Advantages of ready-made foods then that of homemade meals then in another paragraph discuss the problems associated with both? I am confused and my exam is on Saturday.

        • There is only one question to answer: “Do the advantages of ready-made foods outweigh the disadvantages? Of course you will compare them to home cooked foods – that is part of how you will explain the advantages and disadvantages.

  34. Hello Liz,
    I gave my IELTS speaking in India .
    1st part ÷ Question about Work, Emails and Celebrities.
    2nd part (Cue card) ÷ A recent public development in your city ( park, gym or health centre ).
    3rd part ÷ Questions about development of public and transport facility in your city and sense of community in modern days.
    My interview went well and it lasted for 25 minutes.
    But during my cue card I pronounced a local word theek hai( its alright), and I did not took a pause after saying on and continued speaking. Overall I’m pretty confident, I want to know will that error have impact on my result?
    Thanks Liz

    • Thanks of sharing 🙂 The speaking test cannot last less than 11 mins and it cannot last more than 14 mins. These are rules which cannot be altered by any examiner. It is possible you continued to chat after the recording device was switched off, in which case nothing you said after that point would count towards your score. Your score is decided on your overall performance, not on one slip up.

  35. Speaking test (Feb 6, 2019)

    Part 2:
    Talk about a game you enjoyed playing when you were younger.

    -what the game is
    -who you played it with
    -where you played it

    Explain why you enjoyed it (or something like that)

    ***In this part, I foolishly wrote on the task booklet instead of the paper given. Would it affect my score? *facepalm*

  36. Hello Liz & All,
    Speaking Test 4th Feb 2019
    The examiner was very friendly but she bombarded with questions … 🙂
    Liz, I quit speaking in part II approx 10-15 sec earlier, will it effect my score ? Also, please let me know from your experience that why the examiner asked so much questions. Some if the questions in part 3 were totally away from the topic.

    Part 1
    Do you study or work?
    Why you chose this field?
    Are you satisfied with your current job?
    How long you work a day in your job?
    What can make your job more interesting?
    Do you like sky? Why
    Do you like the sky in the morning or in the night? Why
    Lets talk about patience, do you think patience is necessary? Why
    Do you think you had more patience in your young age than now? Why
    Tell me situation when you showed patience? Why

    Part II

    Describe an old interesting person you met in your life.

    — Who the person is
    — Where he lives

    Part 3

    — Do you think older people have a part to play in society?
    — What differences in society you would like to tell to the old person?
    — What experience can a young one learn from the old people?
    — Can old people learn things from the young one’s?
    — How the culture of other countries can be adapted?
    — Do the people in your country stick to their traditional culture or they wanted to adapt the western? Why
    — Do you think tourist can adapt the culture of a particular country.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your score for fluency isn’t based on how many seconds you speak in part 2. It is an overall score and part 2 is just a chance for you to show the ability to speak at length. Stopping 20 secs short makes little difference. The examiner can tell the difference between someone who stops talking because they ran out of ideas and someone who stopped speaking because they do not have the capacity to speak more in English.

  37. Cue card- 03 feb, 2019

    Talk about a good news you heard or received-

    -When and where
    -Who told you about this
    -What was you your reaction
    -how you felt about it

  38. Hi Good morning Liz, Thanks for the materials in this website.
    Academic – 29th Jan 2019 – CBT
    Sorry for the long post. When I tried searching CBT test tips, found only misleading videos and post on net. so I am giving a detailed explanation regarding my experience.
    Reading – Match headings my weakest type of question in section. Got that in every section of my test. Pretty hard on computer as you can not mark important points BUT you do have an option for highlighting which was not useful for me. so i suggest students to practice on computer especially for this section. Any suggestion to improve this questions type. Another trouble is you will to scroll pages if the section is long, so be patient and do PRACTICE a lot in computers.
    Listening – Pretty Easy section for me. Had trouble only in navigation between parts of the sections. Practice typing questions directly into the computer. Use KEYBOARD. Do not practice writing in books or papers as you will not have any extra time to transfer answers. But after each part you will have 30 seconds to check the answers. This time is to check answers not to transfer.
    Writing- Part 1 – Pie Chart regarding employment of graduates in various sectors and a table regarding their annual salary increase (%) from 2003 to 2004.
    Part 2 – Some parents think that Advertisements are misleading to children while advertisers claim that they provide knowledge. Give your opinion.
    Speaking- Don’t Remember much.
    Part 2 – Talk about an Elderly Person – who is that pearson?
    What do you like about him?
    Where did you meet him.

    Part 3 was based on the same topic. – It was like as if examiner was picking questions from my previous answers. Is it normal? Would it affect my score? Like what do elders need to learn from young people? next was do you think young people should learn anything elders? I gave around 3 examples until examiner stopped me. Based on Examples she asked further questions. I am really worried about this.
    Praying to get the desired score.
    Good luck to everyone.

  39. Speaking: Part 1: Describe the place you stay currently. What is the best part?
    About movies and cinema. How your taste has changed as a child and now.

    Part 2:Describe a lecture you recently attended.

    Part3: About communication Technology in Urban Areas and digital Gap.

    Writing topic 2: Books VS Internet for getting information. Is this development positive or negative?

  40. hello friends (03-02-2019) my speaking test and my cue card is talk about your grandfather job

  41. Academic module – 2/2/19

    Part 1
    do I work or study
    what do I like in my course
    how much time I study in the week
    what do I do to study well (a quiet place etc)
    questions about sharing:
    what do I like to share
    if my parents taught me about sharing when I was a child
    if I think that in the future people will share cars

    if I’m a patient person and what do I do when I have to wait

    Part 2
    Talk about and occurrence when someone didn’t tell you the complete truth
    – how was the situation
    – who was involved
    – what did I do

    Part 3
    questions about honesty:
    why sometimes witnesses don’t agree
    how modern technology can help to find the truth and what do I think about this
    what can be done in future to find out the truth
    the importance of teaching children to be honest

    Task 1
    1 table and 3 pie charts about the values and sources of fish imports to the U.S.

    Task 2
    Films and games can be accessed at any time from mobile devices, like smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.
    Do the advantages of such developments outweigh the disadvantages?


  42. Hello. February 2 ,2019 academic exam
    Task 1 bar chart – personal income spent on 4 different categories( health care, transportation, food, housing) in the USA, Canada, the UK and Japan.
    Task 2 discuss both views and give your own opinion – testing on animals medicines for human use is necessary / other think it is not right.

  43. Hi
    I would like to share questions with you
    Reading writing listening test date 2 feb 2019
    Task 1
    2 Pie charts
    Compare the streams chosen by students in 1985 and present …
    Task 2
    The gap between rich and poor is increasing what it causes and what are its solutions ….
    Speaking held on 31 jan 2019
    Cue card
    An effigy in your town this was difficult part

  44. Exam date 28 jan 2019 test
    Part 1
    My name
    Meaning of my name
    What i like about my name
    The food i dislike
    My collage and changes i want

    Part 2
    An effigy which i saw in my town
    What it was
    Why it is made
    How you feel about it

    Part 3
    Uses of art and craft
    Why people undervalue art
    What can be done
    Are artistic skills innate
    What things to admire in art

  45. Thank you very much liz for you excellent tips
    I would like to share my speaking topics
    My speaking exam was on 29th jan 2019
    Part 1 :-
    Question about me, my hometown and music(music you dont like, instrument you would like to learn in future, why people listen music )
    Part 2 :- cue card
    Describe a information you got from somewhere
    • what was the information
    • where u got from
    • did you enjoy to get the information

    Part – 3 (follow up question)
    Question about parks, type of information, sourse of information, helpful or not and few more questions regarding this

    My listening, writing and reading is on 2nd feb 2019 , I hope I will manage to do it in a better way as speaking with you helpful tips and video liz

    Again thanks to liz 🙏🙏🙏

    And please guys post your recent exam so it can help other students to achieve a better score

  46. Test type: General
    Medium: Computer-delivered
    Date: 30th Jan 2019

    Writing task 2
    Some people prefer to buy local products while others prefer international products.
    Do you agree or disagree?

    Writing task 1
    Your friend has asked you about the course details you recently did in a training centre. Explain about the course details, why should your friend take this course, how has the course benefited you.

    Task 1: Fruit Picking Farm: Telephonic conversation. Fill in the blanks
    Task 2: Details of the festival arrangement. MCQ’s and Select what is true for given options.
    Task 3: Professor and Student discussion on Houses made of Plastic. MCQs and select what is true for given details.
    Task 4: Impact of birdsong on Humans. sentence completion

    Experience: I have attempted IELTS four times till this date starting from last year October. First two tests I took were paper-based in which it was significantly difficult for me to complete the writing task which is the reason behind my repetition. I was unable to write on paper and organize my ideas properly. Lately, the computer-delivered test was introduced and I decided to attempt it.

    Let me tell you, for the computer-delivered test you need to practice yourself well on the computer. I could see candidates who were not aware of how to move on to the next section in the listening test eventually missing some part of the test. You must be aware of how to drag headings on the passages because they are given right after the question instructions and could be considered as the bullets if you do not read the instructions properly. It is far easy than the written mode. If by chance your country has the facility of computer-delivered test do go for it.

  47. 25th Jan, 2019 – computer-delivered GT

    Sec 1 – fill in the blanks with not more than one word
    Sec 2 – drag and drop(conversation about 2 people talking about children football camp)
    Sec 3 – fill in the blanks (conversation about the remains of an area)
    Sec 4 – fill in the blanks, drag and drop (conversation about a course and feedback on books)

    Experience: It gets harder especially in sec 3 as the conversation ran pretty quickly between the 2 persons talking – need to really focus as the answers are not that explicit. Honestly, I prefer paper-delivered version for Listening.

    Sec 1 – Passage about Lemur (T,F or NG)
    Sec 2.1 – Mini passages about setting-up business (Fill in the blanks)
    Sec 2.2 – Mini passages about a race (Fill in the blanks)
    Sec 3 – long lengthy 11 passages about bears (match summary sentence against the passage; T, F or NG)

    Experience: I finished the first two sections within 5 minutes. I was overwhelmed at first upon seeing section 3’s paragraphs. Took me 10 mins to calm down and got my act together to work it out – quickly read thru the summary sentences and skimmed through/ looked for matching key words in the passages. In the end, I had 20 mins to check my answers for all sections.

    Task 1 – Upcoming meeting with manager to discuss your work done last year. Write a letter to him/ her about your work done past year, what you could have done better, what sort of training do you want to take next year
    Task 2 – Some people say that children given pocket money every week will have lesser money problems when they become adults. Do you agree or disagree?

    Experience: Honestly, an hour is not enough (to plan, structure and write, check). I spent almost 17 mins on Task 1 and stopped myself as I was hitting 300 words. For Task 2, many many thanks to your Advanced Ielts, I tweaked one of your model essays (about children do paid work) with key words into my essay. Honestly, I prefer computer-delivered format as I can type pretty fast – managed to have last 10 mins to recheck both essays. Pray that everything is fine (I had two nights dreaming that I did not write conclusion :-s)

    Part 1 – Questions related to where I live, what do I like about my area, on portraits (although I replied with my views on portraits and drawings – he didn’t stop me and I hope that’s fine)
    Part 2 – Describe a flower which is of importance to your country.
    Part 3 – Questions about living in country side

    Experience: When I was presented with part 2 question, it got the better of me with the timing set. Examiner gave me less than a min to write notes and read the question paper, and was told that I need to talk about it straightaway. I was talking about it and still had about 10-15 secs to go, he looked at me and smiled and I just went on to talk and got stopped in the end – don’t think I did a great job there. With part 3, I sort of lost my composure and said “yup” at times when he was asking questions (my way of acknowledging it) – hope “yup” is fine.

    Hope the above helps. Sharing is caring. Cheers.

  48. 29th of January 2019
    Computer Based

    Where are you from
    Do you work or study
    Do you like where you study
    Do you think there is something your institution could do to improve

    Part 2:
    Book you read
    About the book
    When you read it
    Did you enjoy it (something like that can’t remmeber)

    Part 3:
    Books in society
    Are people still reading
    How can we allow books to be read mor

    There were other speaking questions but i can’t recall all of them.


    Task 1: bar graph and a box with % change . Different types of road vehicles registered in 1996 and 2006.

    Task 2: Some people say that family is the most powerful influence in a child’s development. Other’s say that other factors such as ( television friends music etc. ) play a greater role today.

    Discuss both views and give your opinion

    Thank you Liz for your wonderful lessons and tips.

  49. Exam Dates : 18,19 Jan 2019

    Part 1 :
    Name, work environment, bottled water v/s tap water
    Part 2 :
    An important decision you took with the help of someone else
    Part 3 :
    Important decision taken by teenagers, national leaders.
    Who should be considered while taking decisions.
    Should decisions be taken quickly

    Task 1 :
    A colleague is leaving your company and has invited you to a farewell party. But you are unable to attend.
    Task 2 : Most people prefer ready to eat food than homemade food now. Advantages and disadvantages

    Listening :
    Hotel room booking conversation
    A map of playground – identify spots marked as A,B,C etc
    A conversation on project submission : MCQ
    Fill in the blanks : Textiles and art

    Reading :
    Match ques with correct event : Exhibition, concerts
    Fill in the blanks : Dress code at work
    Flow chart completion : Problems at office
    True, false, not given ques : Real Tennis

    My Experience :
    I found listening to be quite easy. I read the question in the time given and focussed to spot the answer. However, the audio clipping was quite long and answers were wide apart. So I read the next question as well, when I felt that I might have missed the current ques.

    Reading seemed fine too. Am just worried about the true, false, not given ones. MA never confident about those.

    Speaking : The interviewer was real friendly. However, I did have issues finding ideas at that moment and struggled with Part 3. I would say practice all topics given in this site. They are real helpful.

    Writing : Time management was my issue in writing. I spent about 30 minutes on the 1st task and hence was in a hurry during the last few minutes for Task 2. I feel like I should have gone with Task 2 first.

    Thanks to you Liz for the website. You are awesome. Hoping for a score good enough to get me through immigration. Will keep you updated.

  50. Hi there, I had the test on the 25th of January. Academic.
    -general questions, if I like music, if I play any instrument,
    topic: an important decision I had made with the help of someone.
    -writing: task 1 2 maps and the changes in a town
    task 2 most people work hard to earn lots of money and there is no other reason, to what extent do you agree or disagree?

  51. My speaking test:
    1. Part 1.
    Free time,
    Get bored
    Comfortable or fashion shoes
    2. Part 2
    Describe a book that you read recently
    You should say:
    What is it?
    When you read it?
    Why you like it?
    3. Followed question about reading habit
    Writing: many people believe that advertising have negative effects on customers. What extend do you agree or disagree?
    My opinion is advertisements do not bring negative effects to customer.
    Whether or not it is Ok. My teacher told that this perception will bring down my score,

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 You are not marked on your opinion. You are marked on whether it is relevant, focused, connected to the task and whether it is well developed. However, you missed the opportunity to write about influencing consumer purchasing, effects on children and encouraging overspending which leads to debt. These are all very strong points which are easy to extend.

  52. hello LIz,
    this is actually very helpful website.

    jan , 2019
    speaking ,
    part 1 : work ,study, sports game related ques
    Part 2 : describe a poisonous plant that you know
    part 3: discussion about plants, flowers , garden and maintenance

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • @liz
      What if I don’t know the English name of the plant? Can I refer its local name and say l don’t know the exact English name?

      • Of course you can say “I don’t know the name in English, but it’s tall, with large leaves, a thick trunk and wide reaching branches offering lots of cool shade in summer.”. You are not marked on your knowledge of plant names. You will be marked on your use of language. My sample answer is high band score with excellent vocabulary.

  53. 27 Jan – General – CBT

    Speaking Topic
    Part 1
    About where u live
    About drinks
    Part 2
    Topic for me
    Talk about a old person you have met?
    Topic for my fellow candidate
    Talk about sense of humour?(looks very uncommon topic)
    Topic for another fellow candidate
    Talk about something u bought and have not used?

    Last passage was tricky

    They gave 11 paragrpahs, with 6 questions for paragraph identification 4 fill in blanks 3 choose the correct option, which was mamoth amount of info and tricky part was they wanted to trace paras containing info rather than naming the paragraph which means u need to have complete overview of passage. I have wasted 10 min just to have an overview and another 20 min finding info for the complete section 3. I was lucky bcz i was quickly able to finish section 1 and 2 in 30 min.

    My suggestion would be as quick as you can in section 1 and 2 which will help in section 3.

    Writing task -1
    U work as part time and you are attending a course and your manager offered you full time and asked to leave the course.
    Write a letter about your decision on job offer.

    How u feel about the job ?( confused me whether about current part time or future full time)
    Tell about u r decision
    Explain reasons of u r decision

    Task – 2
    Some young people are leaving countryside to live in cities and towns, leaving only old people in countryside?

    What are the problems of this issue?
    What can be done to solve this problem?

    Thesis:- while there are some drawbacks to issue, which can be a addressed by young people leaving their counties.

    Bp- tp -1:- old people are effected emotionally.
    in villages people are more connected with each other and support each other.
    If young people leave they are disconnected and there will be no one to support them in later stages of their life.

    Bp 2:- this can be solved by young people planning their vacations to their original homes.
    Adults should plan their vacation to live with old people so that old people are motivated by their children’s regular visits.
    Although life in city is fast paced and could not visit their home, they should stay connected by regularly discussinf about their family well being and discussing with them.

    Final concl- there are issues, young peopel shoulf stay in contact with their elderly family memebers.

    Hi liz,
    Could you please suggest whether i had covered all parts of the question to get high bands in task achievement?

    Will post results in 6 days on followup reply.

    Thanks for creating such a resourceful website and platform to improve language.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 The main problems of young people leaving the countryside and old people staying are: a) lack of support b) economy in rural area. The idea of emotions is connected, but it the main point. It is about lack of support – physical support & emotional support. The best solution is for the government to offer incentives for young people to remain in rural area by setting up employment schemes and benefits. The idea of just visiting on vacation does not solve the problems, it only alleviates them slightly.
      So, your ideas are connected, but not strong. However, your score is based on main things and even ideas are marked not purely on how strong they are but how you use them.
      Good luck with your results 🙂

    • Jasmeet kaur says:

      Reading test 8 of book -12 is in same format

  54. 1. Listening Tes
    I had my computer-based test today and the listening part was the most difficult. Everyone says here that the actual listening test is easier as compared to the material available in the Cambridge books. Moreover, I always scored in the range of 7.5 to 8.5 in listening practice tests. My actual IELTS test score was 8 in the first paper-based attempt. However, this paper was out of the world. They did not follow any set pattern. There were around 20 MCQs and only 14 fill in the blank questions which made it really tough to attempt. At least 2 times, the recording quickly moved to the next part in an unprecedented way and I couldn’t catch 3 questions each time. I have practiced at least 50 listening test from Cambridge as well as other websites but this was the hardest one. I felt like there are two different bodies which are making paper-based and computer-based listening test.

    Firstly, my examiner interrupted me several times during the speaking test and here interruption does not mean asking me another question but guiding me to the right answer. For example, he asked me how does a routine effects children? I started answering him and gave the example of my toddler son, he interrupted and asked me to not to give the example of my son but talk about the children in general. Another time, when he asked me something about students, I started giving him my personal example, he interrupted again and asked me not to give any personal example but talk about the topic in general. My confidence was so shattered that I did not give an example in the following questions. I messed up everything due to this interruption. Liz, is it normal?

    Second, he gave me only 1 minute to answer my cue card and stopped me when I was in the middle. I had prepared my answer according to 2 minutes and was planning to use some rare vocabulary words but he did not allow me to do so.

    I scored 7.5 last time in the speaking test but it seems that this time he messed up everything.

    Reading on the computer was manageable for me as I am a good reader.

    Writing is the best part as you can type and edit them very easily.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It is important to listen to the question. If the question is about people in general, then your answer will be about people in general. This is because the question is testing your ability to speak in the third person plural – people. A low level English user struggles to do this. A low level English user will immediately start talking about themselves (I, my) because it is easiest. A low level English user will talk about their friends and family but it is easiest. You need to show the examiner that you do not need to do this. This is one aspect of the speaking test that you should know about before entering the test room.

  55. I was a test candidate on Jun.20, 2019 . Here are some speaking questions I still remembered:
    Part 1:
    Living Surroundings:
    Talk about your living environment
    Share my hometown
    What things do you think your living area can be improved?
    Do you have pets?
    Do you like dog or cat?
    Which species are not suitable for being pets?
    Tea and Coffee:
    Do people from your country like to drink tea or coffee?

    Part 2
    Describe an old man you met once

    I got stocked because I rarely meet old people in my immediate circle, hope other candidates can search for a good idea.

    Part 3:
    Do you think old people and young people should get together?
    Do you think young people can learn things from the older generation?

    Writing Task 2:
    Some people think high-end technology can prevent and cut down the rate of committing crime. Do you agree or disagree?

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 It is unfortunate to get a topic about old people if you rarely have contact with them. Hope you do well with your results.

  56. hi Liz,
    Speaking Test GT 24/01/2019
    Part 1
    sky & stars
    Public holidays

    Part 2
    Free day from work or study

    Part 3
    spending holidays

  57. General Training
    Speaking exam: 24 Jan 2019

    Part 1:

    1. What is your name?
    2. Where are you staying at present?
    3. Why do you choose that place?
    4. What would you like to change about your surroundings?
    5. Who is your favourite filmstar, would you like to be superstar oneday?
    6. Are international superstars famous in India?
    7. Do you feel the cities are crowded nowdays?
    8. Which part of the city according to you is most crowded?
    9. How do you feel in crowded place?
    10. A time when you were in a crowded place and it didn’t bother you?

    Part 2:

    Talk about a beautiful/ handsome person you have ever met.

    Part 3:

    1. Today people are focusing on physical appearance. Why?
    2. People’s viewpoint about beauty has changed over past years. How?
    3. Should we dress up according to the latest trends?
    4. Should we consider people’s views or dress up according to ourselves?

  58. Hello,
    I took IELTS on 17 Jan 2019.
    Speaking task 1:
    Do I work or study?
    Where do I work/study?
    Is it the best place to work/study?
    What changes can they make?
    (part 1 was recurring)
    Speaking task 2:
    A time I had to ask someone for advice regarding a decision.
    Speaking part 3:
    questions about decisions of national importance and things like that (except for part 2 and sometimes part 1, other parts tend not to recur, so don’t waste time thinking about these, just prepare naturally)
    Writing (Although I’m sure they change it)
    task 1: 2 pie chart for 2 different years (percentages of attendees in training center courses)
    task 2: some people think people are responsible for a solution to pollution made by transportation and others think governments are. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
    Again, guys it would be pointless to prepare for these except for speaking part 2 and sometimes part 1. Just work on your English and IELTS techniques.

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 You are right. You can’t predict the topic you will get in IELTS speaking or writing. The most you can do is prepare a variety of topics and make sure your IELTS exam techniques are up to scratch. Your response in your IELTS speaking test should be natural and not memorised.

      • Hi Liz,
        Thankyou for all the resources you have shared on this blog, which are really useful..
        My Speaking test happened on 25th Jan 2019 GT
        Part 1:
        About hometown, work, how do you travel to work, would you like to change the mode of travel, how you used to travel in school days
        Part 2:
        An instance when you experienced bad service at a shop or restaurant

        Part 3:
        About jobs where customer service is important and where it is unimportant
        What should employers do to ensure good service
        Some clients may still be irritated, despite all efforts. why

      • Manpreet kaur says:

        hello ma’m … i wnna tll u abt a YOU TUBE PAGE NAMED “Adel samak” has posted ur video last week😒 I suppose i shld infrm so i m writing …

        • Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. I’ve asked the person to remove the content. Thanks – for your support 🙂

  59. General Training Jan 19th

    Speaking: part 2
    Describe a time when you had a problem with a piece of equipment.
    what equipment it was
    what problem you had
    when you had this problem

    explain what you did about this

    Task 1: You are planning a party for your family and want to invite a friend…

    Task 2: People doing different jobs enjoy different amount of holiday time.

    Should people have the same amount of holiday time? Give your opinion…

    My essay was terrible! pretty basic. I wasn’t sure how make the structure. In the Pharagraph 1 I wrote about why some people think that everyone should have the same amount of holiday time even they doing different task, and the second I talked about why some people deserve more days, such as supervisor or manager who have more responsabilities and stress… the reasons and examples were really poor!… but well…

    Thanks for your help Liz! If my score are not good I´m going to practice more essays

    • Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your task is to answer one question only: “do you think people should get the same amount of holidays regardless of the job they do?” Your whole essay answers that question. Your whole essay is your opinion, your answer. If you need to learn more about writing essays, see my Advanced Writing Task 2 Lessons: http://subscriptions.viddler.com/IELTSLizStore

    • Hi Nateep,

      I took my exam also last Jan 19 also general ielts, we have the same question..

      In the essay task 2, I discuss it so briefly.
      I made it clear that its only my own opinion and knowledge I wrote in here that I strongly agree the people must receive equal holidays regardless of their position. I discusses why they deserve this. And then I make at the last part my conclusion.

      Im really nervous for the result

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