IELTS test December 2016 General Training

Recent IELTS exam questions

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently received a job offer in a different country. Write a letter to your friend who is living in that country and say:

– Explain why you were looking for a job.
– Describe your new job.
– Ask him/her about the country.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Children nowadays have fewer responsibilities compared to the past. Some people say it is beneficial for children, others claim it is not a good approach. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe your home town?
– Let’s talk about hats and caps.
– Do you wear them?
– What kind do you prefer?
– Do you like leisure activities?
– Do you read newspapers and magazines? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a skill that you have learnt in your childhood. Please say

– What was it?
– Who taught you that?
– Is it helping you in your life?


– Missing



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