IELTS speaking and writing questions

The following questions were asked in an IELTS test held in Australia in July.

The IELTS writing test has two tasks – Task 1 is to write a letter or a report of 150 words. Task 2 is to write an essay of 250 words.
Task 1
You are moving to another city to pursue a short term course. Write a letter to a friend asking him to do the same course with you.
In your letter you should say:
Why you want your friend to do the course
What the benefits of the course are
How joining the course will improve the career prospects of your friend

Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many historical buildings around the world have been destroyed or damaged. What are the reasons for this? How can you prevent this?

Speaking test
The Speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three parts – an interview, a short speech and a discussion.
The following questions were asked during the interview.
What is your name?
What is your full name?
Are you working or studying?
Do you enjoy your work?
Is there anything you don’t like about your work?
Do you want to change jobs?

Do you like your name?
Who names children in your country?

A cue card was given with the following questions:
How would you spend a day off?
Where would you like to go?
What would you like to do?
Whom would you like to go with?