IELTS speaking and writing task 2 topics for July, 2014 (Greece)

Writing Task 2 topics

  • ‘Is ambition  a positive or a  negative characteristic ? What do you believe?’

  • ‘Technology has made our life complicated . A lot of people believe that our life would be easier without it. What is your opinion? ‘



Part 1

Do you work or do you study?

What do you study?

Why did you choose this field of study?

Did you watch a lot of tv when you were a child? How many hours a day?

In the future, if you have children, will you allow them to watch tv?

Part 2

Describe a situation when  someone gave you a gift. Please say :

  • Who gave it to you?

  • What was it?

  • How did you feel?

Part 3

What kind of gift would you give to a little boy?

What kind of gifts should we buy to children generally? Why?


More IELTS speaking topics for July, 2014 (Greece)

More  IELTS speaking topics (July, 2014) in Greece, as our students who have recently sat the exam  remember them :


Part 1

– What is your full name?

– Can I see your ID?

– Where are you from?

– Do you work or study?

– Do you use computers?

– Are computers useful to children?

– What don’t you like in them?


Cue card

Describe a restaurant you have visited recently. Please say :

– When and where was it?

– Describe the restaurant. What kind of food was served there?

– Who was with you?

– Why did you like it?


Part 3

-Do you prefer local restaurants better?

– Do you like restaurants with live music? Why?

– Are expensive restaurants better than  the rest?

– Can you think of any disadvantages of eating out?



New IELTS Speaking Topics (July 2014, Thessaloniki – Greece)

New IELTS speaking topics (July, 2014) in Greece, as our students who sat the exam  remember them :


Part 1

– What is your full name?

– Can I see your ID?

– Where are you from?

– Do you work or study?

– Is it important to know a language other than your own?

– Which foreign language would you like to learn apart from English?

– Is it good to learn a foreign language in school?

Cue Card 

Describe a famous person outside  your county. Please say :

– Who is this person?
– How do you know him/her?
– What is this person famous for?

– Is he/she popular in your country?
– Is it good to be famous? Why?
– Are there any advantages or disadvantages of  being famous?
– Why do some people like to stay famous as long as they can and others don’t?


For IELTS, every month it’s this time of the year!



10469813_10202868840894890_1549760541_oPetra Examiliotou has kindly agreed to give useful tips of advice to all exam candicates. Petra holds a BSc., Psychology University of North Wales, Bangor, UK ( and an MSc., Psychosocial Studies University of Brighton ( Petra has been teaching Psychology at private Colleges in Greece and since 2013 she has been working with students with learning disabilities at the Dyslexia Center – PAVLIDIS.


It’s the time of the year (and not a jolly one indeed!!) where nails get bitten, sweat is usually cold and food is either fast or absent. Why???? Simply because it is the exam period and time is just not enough!! Relax people….

We all know that a little bit of stress can be a good thing as it can keep us motivated to get down to business and focus on reading. However, too much stress could be lethal for our concentration and performance. Have you ever experienced instant amnesia the moment the exam paper reaches your desk? Yeap, this the result of stress!!

So let me give some help 🙂

To start with, STOP comparing your reading abilities with friends. We all have different reading routines so don’t try to change it simply because your friend Helen suggested that you should rewrite this essay two more times!

Stick to your timetable. ‘Later’ simply is just not good enough. Organizing your time is vital if you also want some free time

Eat right. Drink water. We are a human machine that is in need of fruit and vegetables to work properly. Dehydration could mess up your memory and without nutrients your mind won’t reach its potentials. No I am sorry, coffee is not water and a chocolate bar is not real food!

Breathe right.Whenever you feel that your pulse is starting to rise up, close your eyes, take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. 4-5 deep breaths will work their magic

In your free time do things you enjoy.Watch your favorite movie, chat with your best friend, listen to your favorite music, hug your boyfriend/girlfriend or even your mum. Anything that brings you joy and relaxes you.

Take a looooooong bath.Shower just won’t do it! You need to fill your bathtub sprinkle with Epsom salts that detox you, some essential oils that relax you (lavender, chamomile), light up some candles and just relax and enjoy.

Love your mistakes. None is perfect. Perfection is a utopia. You do not love yourself unless you love your mistakes so do not over criticize your performance. It is not the end of the world if you can’t score high or even fail. There is always a second chance.

In sum, try to take it one step at a time. Organize, read and relax. Even if things don’t go as planned, summertime is close! Best of luck !!


Petra Examiliotou