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IELTS preparation


IELTS preparation involves preparation for four distinct modules

 
 
 

 
 
 
IELTS preparation involves preparation for four distinct modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. People are evaluated in these different areas on a scale from 1-9, 9 being the highest score.
 

Listening

In order to prepare for listening section of the test you should improve your ability to listen to and understand native English speakers from various areas: English, American, Australian, Scotish, Irish etc. If you are a beginner level student, you should start with some other books. Mastering specific strategies for IELTS listening tests can also be very useful. Time management is critical for this section of the test.
 

Reading

For effective reading you should have a solid vocabulary backgroud. Mastering specific strategies for IELTS reading tests can also be very useful. Time management is critical for this section of the test.
 

Writing

Writing consists of two parts. In academic IELTS test you are to describe a table/graph/chart/diagram/map whithin 20 minutes and write an argumentative essay not longer than 250 words for 40 minutes. Mastering specific strategies for IELTS reading tests can also be very useful. Time management is critical for this section of the test.
 

 

Some governments say how many children a family can hare in their country. They may

control the number of children someone has through taxes.

 

It is sometimes necessary and right for a government to control the population in this way.

Do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

 

You borrowed some books from your school or college library. Unfortunately you have to

go away to visit a sick relative and cannot return the books in time.

Write a letter to the library. Explain what has happened and tell them what you want to do

about it

 

 

Millions of people every year move to English-speaking countries such as Australia,

Britain or America, in order to study at school, college or university.

 

Why do so many people want to study in English?

Why is English such an important international language?

Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

 

 

Popular events like the football World Cup and other international sporting occasions are essential in

easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

 

When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless

to try and keep them alive.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

When a country develops its technology, the traditional skills and ways of life die out. It is pointless

to try and keep them alive.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

 

 

Some people believe that children’s leisure activities must be educational, otherwise they

are a complete waste of time.

Do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is generally accepted that families are not as close as they used to be.

Give some reasons why this change has happened and suggest how families could be brought

closer together.

Include any relevant examples from your experience.

 

 

 Many people belieae that the Internet is tlte most reaolutionary

new inaention of the last century. Do you agree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

b) The Internet has revolutionised the modern world, but many

people argue that it has also created new problems and inequalities.

What is your opinion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Internet could revolutionise the world in future, if everyone

could have easy Access to all the information that is available on

the World Wide Web. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful sports professionals can earn a great deal more money than people in other important

professions. Some people think this is fully justified while others think it is unfair.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on your children.

Do you agree or disagree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some people say that governments should try to reduce air traffic by taxing it

more heavily.

Do you agree or disagree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking

 
Speaking lasts about 10-15 minutes. It consists of three parts. 1. Introducing yourself/Basic questions 2. You have to prepare for 1-2 minutes for specific questions given on the card 3. The examiners will ask you further questions in more details
 

Possible Questions from the Interviewer of the IELTS Test

1. What is the meaning of your given name?

2. Does your name affect your personality?

3. Tell me something about your hometown.

4. What are the differences in accent between your hometown and Beijing?

5. What is the character of the people like in your hometown?

6. What is people's favourite food in the region where you live?

7. What will you do during the Spring Festival this year?

8. Are there any traditional festivals in your region?

9. Describe a typical Spring Festival for a Chinese family.

10. Tell me something about the Lantern Festival.

11. How have weddings changed in recent years?

12. Tell me something about the Qing Ming Festival.

13. Describe a traditional wedding ceremony.

14. How do Chinese usually celebrate birthdays?

15. Are there any traditions concerning the birth of a baby?

16. How do you like Beijing? Compare it to your hometown.

17. What place do you like best in Beijing?

18. What places in Beijing should a foreigner visit?

19. What places would you recommend a visitor to go to in your region/hometown?

20. If you had the choice, where would you choose to live in China?

21. Which parts of China would you recommend a foreigner to visit?

22. Tell me something about your family.

23. Which is the worst place you've been to in China?

24. Who takes the greatest responsibility for bringing up your child in your family?

25. Which is the best place you've been to in China?

26. Who does most of the household chores in your family?

27. Are the traditional sexual roles within the family changing?

28. Why is the divorce rate increasing so rapidly? Is it a problem?

29. What is your opinion of the one-child policy?

30. How do you discipline your child?

31. Is it acceptable for couples to live together without marrying?

32. If you had the choice, would you have a son or a daughter?

33. Are you going to bring your child up any differently to the way your parents did?

34. What hopes do you have for your child?

35. Do women still have too heavy a burden in their day to day life?

36. Is the increasing influence of the West largely a positive or negative thing?

37. What, according to you, has been the greatest change in recent years?

38. What, according to you, has been the most problematic change in recent years?

39. What, if you are a lecturer what changes have you seen in education over the past few years?

40. Who should bear the responsibility for payment of tuition fees?

41. What can be done to improve education in rural areas?

42. Have recent changes affected your job in any way?

43. Do you agree with private education?

44. What can be done to close the gap between urban and rural areas?

45. If you had the power, what reforms would you carry out within education?

46. Describe a typical working day for you.

47. How do you see yourself in ten years time?

48. If you had the opportunity to change your job, what would you do instead?

49. If you had one million yuan, what would you do with it?

50. If you could start your life again, would you do anything differently?

51. Do you have any ambitions?

52. Which country/place would you most like to visit?

53. What changes do you think China will see in the next few years?

54. Will any possible future changes affect your job in any way?

55. How do you think you will cope in Britain?

56. Does anything worry you about going to the UK?

57. Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Britain?

58. What are your plans on your return to China?

59. What do you do in your spare time?

60. What will you do if you fail the IELTS? 

 

 


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