Our friend M took the IELTS test in Ireland and remembered the following questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Ireland

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?

Speaking test


– 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.


– 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?

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