Scared for your upcoming 2018 IELTS test? Want to have an idea of what they are going to test you?
The following is a sample of the predicted set of questions for IELTS examination from July 2018-August 2018 in the North American region (Canada & USA testing centers).
We have collected these based on intel from our students who have taken the IELTS General Training or Academic module in these past two months. This is a list of what has been commonly tested so far.
We do not recommend potential IELTS students to simply find predicted questions and put all their efforts into these since the IELTS has a large database of questions that they randomly choose from. However, it should provide you with some mental preparation on the questions that are likely going to come up during this season in 2018.
1. Nowadays, more people are becoming less fit and less active. What is the cause of this? What can be done to solve this? (General Training) “Normal”
2. Some people believe that hobbies in the past were better because they used the less technological equipment. Other contend that current hobbies that involve more technological equipment are better. Discuss both these points and give your own opinion. (General Training) “Normal”
3. Some people think that international competitive sports such as football bring conflict between people of different age groups and nationalities. Others think sports is helping reach understanding between people and nations. (General Training) “Tricky”
4. Presentation skills and speech should be taught to children in school. Do you agree or disagree? How important is it in general to learn these skills? (General Training) “Normal”
5. Ordinary people try to copy famous personalities by seeing them on TV or reading about them in the newspapers. What is the reason for this? Is it a good idea to copy famous personalities? (Academic) “Normal”
6. Some people feel that entertainers (e.g. film stars, pop musicians or sports stars) are paid too much money. Do you agree or disagree? Which other types of job should be highly paid? (Academic) “Normal”
7. Many people think that more having more money will make them happier. How important is money to happiness? (Academic) “Tricky”
8. All fathers should be entitled to time off work when their children are born. What is your opinion? (Academic) “Tricky”
The above list has been categorized as “tricky” or “normal”. Our IELTS students have been trained to deal with both sets. Those labelled “tricky” require less reliance on common topic-based notes whereas “normal” questions utilize those skills and vocabulary.
In our IELTS lessons, we provide adequate categorization and ideas generating skills which further aid the students’ writing skills.