The following questions were asked on an IELTS speaking and writing test held in the UK in January 2012. Source: (www.ielts-blog.com)
Writing test IELTS test in the UK
Writing task 1 (a report)
The task 1 was to write a report. Test takers were asked to write a report based on a bar chart showing information about sports men and women in a European country between 1985 and 2005. The sports items were basketball, rugby, tennis and badminton.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that having university education is essential to be successful in life, while others think that it is not important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion based on personal knowledge and experience.
Tell me something about your house.
What do you like about your house?
Do you enjoy reading books?
What kind of books do you read?
Do you like to give books as a gift to your friends? If so, why?
When you were a child, did you use to borrow books from a library?
What kind of books did you borrow?
Speak about a letter you received recently. Please say:
Who sent the letter?
Why did he/she send it?
How did you feel after reading this letter?
Was this letter important to you?
What do you prefer: letters or e-mails? Why?
Do you think sending a formal letter by e-mail is better than sending it via regular post? Why?
What do you think about people who write letters to newspapers?