An IELTS test taker from Azerbaijan remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions from a recent exam:

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Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the best ranking universities in the world from different countries. We had to summarize the information.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays businesses face problems with new employees who just finished their education and lack some interpersonal skills such as the ability to work in a team. What do you think is the main cause of the problem? How can it be resolved?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?

Cue Card

Describe a person from the news that you would like to meet. Please say

– Who is the person?
– How did you hear about this person?
– Why is he/she in the news?


– Do like hearing news on TV or radio?
– Do you prefer local or international news?
– Can you compare news in the past and today?

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