IELTS test in Canada – January 2012 (General training)

The following questions were asked on an IELTS test (General Training) held in Canada in January 2012. Source:

Writing test IELTS test in Canada

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are finding it difficult to pay rent for the house you live in. Write a letter to your landlord explaining your current financial position and ask if it would be possible to lower the rent.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that to be a good teacher, you need to acquire training in teaching, while others believe that teaching capabilities can be developed with experience. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


What is your name?

Where are you coming from?

Do you like to entertain guests?

Where would you like to entertain guests – at home or outside of it? Why?

Tell me something about the house you live in.

What is your dream house like?

What are your goals for the near future?

Cue Card

A cue card was given with the following question:

If you were to start a business, what kind of business would it be?

Test takers were asked to say:

How they knew about it.

What inspired them to do it.

What advantage that business had.


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