Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll hear answers to recent 2019 IELTS questions.

These questions were provided by a 3 Keys student in our closed Facebook group.

IELTS candidates are always looking for recent exam questions online.

Be careful when you are searching for these- sometimes they are not real exam questions!

According to our student, the General Writing Task 1 question was:

One of your colleagues is leaving the company and there is a goodbye party, but you can’t go to the party.

In your letter, write about:

  • Why you can’t go to the party
  • Why you liked working with this colleague
  • How you can stay in touch

Click here to learn more about writing a semi-formal letter like this.

Nailing the correct tone is imperative to your Task Achievement score.

Completely addressing the bullet points, structuring your paragraphs, and connecting all your sentences with linking words is necessary for a 7+.

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It’s also vital to brainstorm effectively, for both Task 1 and Task 2.

Her Task 2 question was:

Nowadays, more people would rather buy food than cook at home.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

Advantages of buying food could be ease, saving time, and lack of clean-up.

Disadvantages are that it costs more and unknown ingredients.

You should use personal examples to support these ideas.

For example, as a Type 1 diabetic, Jessica has a tough time eating out due to unknown added carbohydrates which raises her blood-sugar levels.

One danger of getting an advantage/disadvantage essay is knowing how the essay will differ from an argument essay.

Be aware, also, that IELTS will not use these same exact writing questions anytime soon.

Knowing recent questions is good for practice though!

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