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Первая часть (обсуждение вопросов – экзаменатор спрашивает, экзаменуемый отвечает ~ по 30

секунд). Чем больше говоришь, тем лучше (даже на вопросы да \ нет). Основной принцип – не
только отвечать на вопрос, но ещё пояснять и давать примеры.

Короткий список вопросов (можно начать с него): http://ielts-


Полный список вопросов: http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/ALL_PART_1_QUESTIONS.htm

Вторая часть – экзаменуемый минуту готовит речь по карточке, две минуты рассказывает. Третья
часть – экзаменатор задаёт вопросы связанные с карточкой.

Список карточек и вопросов: http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/PARTS_2_and_3_INDEX_P6.htm (с page


Взял темы, по которым тренировался (внёс ниже списком), несколько основных тем (например,
часто повторяются задания по поводу воспитания, технологий, окружающей среды, и т.д).

Task 2 – это эссе (на него нужно тратить около 40 минут), Task 1 – это письмо (около 20 минут). По
шаблонам я потом сделаю и расскажу, пока можно начинать учить слова по темам.

Task 2:
Currently there is a trend towards the use of alternative forms of medicine. However, at best these
methods are ineffective, and at worst they may be dangerous. To what extent do you agree with this

Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on your children.
Do you agree or disagree?

School children are becoming far too dependent on computers. This is having an alarming effect on
reading and writing skills. Teachers need to avoid using computers in the classroom at all costs and go
back to teaching basic study skills. Do you agree or disagree?

Many people say that the only way to guarantee getting a good job is to complete a course of university
education. Others claim that it is better to start work after school and gain experience in the world of work.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems. To what
extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think might be effective?

Governments should make more effort to promote alternative sources of energy. To what extent do you
agree or disagree with this opinion?

In many countries schools have severe problems with students’ behaviour.

What do you think are the causes of this? What solutions do you suggest?

Nowadays we are producing more and more rubbish.

Why do you think this is happening? What can governments do to help to reduce the amount of rubbish
Explain some of the ways in which humans are damaging the environment. What can governments do to
address these problems? What can individual people do?
Some people prefer to spend their lives doing the same things and avoiding change. Others think that
change is always a good thing. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that
children who are taught to co-operate rather than compete become more successful adults. Discuss both
views and give your opinion.

Some people believe that there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however,
argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should always
be taken into account when deciding on the punishment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Machine translation (MT) is slower and less accurate than human translation and there is no immediate or
predictable likelihood of machines taking over this role from humans. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that visitors to other countries should follow local customs and behaviour. Others
disagree and think that the host country should welcome cultural differences. Discuss both views and give
your opinion.

Some people think that parents should teach children how to be good members of society. Others,
however, believe that school is the place to learn this.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some people think that it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools. Others, however, believe
that boys and girls benefit more from attending mixed schools. 
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Nowadays the way people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways
has technology affected the types of relationships people make? Has this become a positive or negative

In some countries the average weight of people is increasing and their levels of health and fitness are
decreasing. What do you think are causes of these problems and what measures could be taken to solve

Task 1:
You have a friend who lives in a city abroad. You have decided that you would like to apply to do a course
at one of the colleges in this city.
Write to your friend explaining
- What you would like to do.
- What type of work or studies you have been doing for the past few years
- Ask for assistance in contacting an appropriate institution.

You want to start your own small business. Write a letter to a bank requesting information about obtaining
a business loan to finance your new company. Include the following information:
- what kind of business you want to start
- how much money you need
- the length of time over which you would expect to repay the money
You are going on a short course to a training college abroad. It is a college that you have not been to
before. Write a letter to the accommodation officer. In your letter

- give details of your course and your arrival/departure date

- explain your accommodation needs
- ask for information about getting to and from the college

You saw an advertisement for a tennis course in England but you have one or two problems and can’t
stay the whole course. Write a letter to the course director. In your letter:

 explain your interest in the course

 describe your problems
 find out if a refund is possible

You have recently bought a Telephone with answer machine from an online shop. The web page said
that the answer machine shows you a list of who left a message so you can choose which to play first.
But after taking it home you find out that only the most recent call is kept in the calls’ list. Write an e-mail
letter to the store manager. In your e-mail:
- say who you are;
- explain the problem;
- say what action you would like the store to take.

You eat at your college cafeteria every lunchtime. However, you think it needs some improvements. Write
a letter to the college magazine. In you letter

 explain what you like about the cafeteria

 say what is wrong with it
 suggest how it could be improved

You are a student at an English language school in Brighton and are living in private accommodation with
other flat mates. You have not had hot water or heating for some time. The landlord’s workmen have tried
to fix the problem but without success. Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter:
• state your reason for writing
• describe the problems and explain how you feel
• propose a solution and risk the landlord to take action

You cannot go to a company where you got an offer. Write a letter to the HR supervisor to
•explain the reason why you decline the offer
•express you gratitude
•explain you like your current job very much

You are looking for a part-time job. Write a letter to an employment agency. In your letter
•introduce yourself
•explain what sort of job you would like
•and say what experience and skills you have

An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for
information and advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
•offer to find somewhere to stay
•give advice about what to do
•give information about what clothes to bring

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend of yours is going on holiday soon and has asked you to recommend a destination.
Write a letter to your friend and recommend a good place for a holiday that you have visited before.
- Say where you went
- where you stayed
- what you can do there

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