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IELTS test in Ireland, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

October 2014 (Academic Module)


Three IELTS test takers from Ireland, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (thanks P, A and R!) remembered the
following information about their exams:
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation between a construction company representative
and a customer.
Section 2. About ways to become a millionaire.
Section 3. A description of three different kinds of sharks.
Section 4. A holiday plan, including sightseeing and places to visit.
Reading test
Passage 1. The history of pencils.
Passage 2. About different kinds of parrots.
Passage 3. About children, literature and education.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a diagram showing the process of production of electrical energy using both black and
brown coal. We had to write a report on energy production and loss using these two energy sources.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people think that our behaviour, customs and traditions are no longer relevant, and have to
change due to the influence of modern ways of life. Do you agree or disagree? Include any relevant
examples in your response.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do?
Do you like your job?
Do you like wearing comfortable or fashionable shoes?
How often do you buy shoes?
What kind of shoes are convenient for you?

Cue Card
Describe a nice conversation that you had with someone you know. Please say
- Who was that person?
- Where was it?
- What were you talking about?
Discussion
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Why did you like that conversation?


Nowadays what do men and women like to talk about?
Why do people feel nervous when talking in front of a big audience?
Do you think the use of pictures and graphs helps during public speaking?

IELTS test in Iran and Pakistan September 2014


(Academic Module)
Two IELTS test takers from Iran and Pakistan (thanks N and F!) remembered the following information
about a recent exam. It appears that these two countries had the same exam.
Listening test
Section 1. Information about a camping trip.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. Project discussion between two students.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 3. A student was getting some advice from a friend about a course in Arts.
Questions: multiple choice.
Section 4. About an air pollution problem.
Questions: filling in blanks, information matching.
Reading test
Passage 1. About waste recycling in different countries.
Passage 2. About the mobile phone technology and its use in real life.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, summary completion, match information to
paragraphs.
Passage 3. About a corporation and production of body spray.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table that compared percentages of 7 different social groups in Australia that use
public transport.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Decreasing levels of fresh water sources are becoming a global issue. What are the reasons? What can
be done by governments to prevent it?
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live?
Describe the home where you live.
Is spending holidays in a countryside better than in the city? Why?

Cue Card
Describe a project that you did during your studies. Please say
- What was the project?
- Why did you choose this topic?
- How did you feel after finishing it?
Discussion
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What do you think about homework?


Is it good for children to have homework?
If children do their work at school, how will they spend time at home?
Should they spend some time learning something at home?

IELTS test in Australia September 2014 (General


Training)
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Three IELTS test takers from Australia shared the following information about their recent exam:

Listening test
Section 1. A gym membership application.
Section 2. Application for a fishing license.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. About Air New Zealand.
Reading test
Unfortunately, no one remembered the Reading topics.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have recently attended a conference and found it very informative. Write a letter to your manager
and ask their permission to give a presentation on the same topic to your colleagues. Include the
following details in your letter:
- What was the presentation about?
- Where was the conference held?
- How can it be useful to your colleagues and the company?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people think young people are more influenced by their friends than their parents or teachers.
Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you think about shoes?
Do you like fashionable or comfortable shoes?
How often do you buy shoes?

Cue Card 1
Describe an app that you have downloaded from the Internet and how it is useful to you. Please say
- What app is it?
- How long have you had it for?
- Is it useful in your daily life or not? Why?
Discussion 1

- How do you thick technology affects our daily life?


- Nowadays people are more attracted to technology than in the past, is that right? Why?
- Is life without technology really that difficult? Why?
Cue Card 2
Talk about a sportsman whose performance you have seen. Please say
- Where did you see him?
- What sport was it?
- Why did you like his performance?
Discussion 2
- What sports are popular in your country?
- Do favorite sports vary from boys to girls?
- Do you think sportsmen should be paid more than doctors and teachers?

IELTS test in India and Saudi Ara bia September


2014 (Academic Module)
Thanks to the collective effort of our IELTS-taking friends from India and Saudi Arabia (great job K, D,
V and A!), here are the topics and questions from a recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation about different cars and their fuel efficiency.
Section 2. Dont remember.
Section 3. About the Salsa dance.
Section 4. About obesity in children, including a tutorial on how to avoid it.
Reading test
Passage 1. About food flavour.
Passage 2. About coastline nature sculptures.
Passage 3. About the global warming and its impact on New Zealand.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two maps of Sydney international airport. The first was from 1930 and the second was
a recent map of the airport. We had to identify and describe the changes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)


The government should allocate more funds to public services instead of wasting money on arts such
as music, painting and so on. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do?
Do you like your job?
Do you prefer to have a lot of just friends or a few good friends?
When was the last time you went shopping?
Do you like to buy things from small or big shops? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an old person in your life. Please say
- who he/she is
- how often you see him/her
- how you feel about spending time with him/her
Discussion
- Should we spend more time with old people?
- Should we take advice from them?

IELTS Speaking test in Sofia, Bulgaria September


2014
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When our friend O took the IELTS test in Sofia, Bulgaria, here are the questions he was asked in
Speaking:
Speaking test
Interview
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?

Do you work or study?


Do you live in a house or a flat?
Describe your house.
What would you prefer to have, many friends or a few good friends?
Do you spend time with your friends?
How did you meet your best friend?

Cue Card
Describe a prize that you want to win. Please say
- What is it?
- How did you learn about it?
- Why do you want to win it?
Discussion
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Do you like spending time in green places?


How can we learn about the nature?
Do you like camping?
Do you like sports?
Should money be the motivation for professional athletes?
How can you motivate employees to do their job better?
What is the best way to do it? Why?

IELTS test in Australia September 2014 (General


Training)
Two IELTS test takers from Australia (thanks, N and V!) remembered the following topics and
questions from their recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A parent and a teacher were discussing some changes in the
school schedule.
Section 2. A student and his teacher were discussing different methods of
doing a research.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. About urban living.
Reading test
Passage 1. A discussion about different restaurants and their facilities.
Passage 2. A person was applying for a job online.
Passage 3. Requirements for people working in a foreign country.

Passage 4. A story about the sheep that can recognise faces.


Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have stayed at a friends house last weekend and forgot your watch there. Write a letter to
him/her and say
- Thank him/her for the weekend stay.
- Describe your watch and where you could have left it.
- Suggest a way how to get it back.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Children today are too dependent on computers and electronic entertainment. It would be better to
encourage them to spend more time outside playing sports and games. Do you agree or disagree with
this statement? Give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe your job.
What is your favourite food?
When do you usually eat it?
Do you know how to cook?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a language that you would like to learn. Please say
- What language is it?
- Why do you like it?
- What should you do to learn it?
Discussion 1
- What is the best way to relax?
- Why can some people easily learn a different language and others cant?
- Is it important to learn foreign language in a formal classroom?
Cue Card 2
Talk about something or someone youve been waiting for. Please say:
- Who or what were you waiting for?
- Why were you waiting?
- What happened in the end?

Discussion 2
- Give an example of waiting for something that you purchased (such as a TV, a house or a car).
- Do you think the waiting time for electronics should be decreased?
- Do you like waiting for something? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Malaysia September 2014


Thanks to D who took the IELTS test in Malaysia we can share the following Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your name?


What should I call you?
May I have your ID, please?
Are you still studying?
Why did you choose the subject you are studying?
Do you like going to a museum or an art exhibition?
In your opinion, is it important for students to go to museums or art exhibitions? Why?
Do you think people nowadays have time to relax?
What do people do to relax?
Does exercising help to relax?
What would you like to do to relax?

Cue card
Describe an item that you have but dont really use. Please say
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what the item is,


why you bought it,
why you rarely use it, and
when you usually use it.

Discussion
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Is the online shopping more popular now?


What are the benefits of online shopping?
Why do people usually go shopping?
Do you think recycling is important? Why?

IELTS test in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia


September 2014 (Academic Module)

According to IELTS test takers from Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia the exams in these countries
were the same (thank you N, Y and S). Here are the details they remembered:
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation about a playground and its location.
Section 2. A conversation between two people regarding their Arts resumes.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. A lecture on how to prepare yourself for mountain climbing.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).
Reading test
Passage 1. About the development of banknotes, starting from coins invention.
Passage 2. Dont remember.
Passage 3. An explanation how to present your product in a store or a supermarket.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table with figures of cars production in Argentina, Thailand and Australia between
2003 and 2009. We had to describe the table and make any relevant comparisons.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays more people are living by themselves. What are the reasons for this? Will this have a
negative or a positive impact on the society?
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
Why did you choose this job?
What was your first day experience?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a family member whom you enjoy spending time with. Please say
- How much time do you spend together?
- What do you do?
- Why do you like spending time with him/her?

Discussion 1
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Why do some families have close relationships and others dont?


Do different cultures influence it?
Why are people choosing to live independently?
Did the family system change in your country?
Why are social network sites so popular?
How is Facebook helpful to you?
Would you be upset if there were no updates on your Facebook wall?

Cue Card 2
Talk about a good habit of your friend. Please say
- what habit it is
- why you consider this a good habit.
Discussion 2
- What is your opinion about people who always have a routine schedule?
- What do you think about their creativity?
Cue Card 3
Describe a family celebration. Please say
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what the reason for this celebration was


when it took place
who attended it
how you felt about it.

Discussion 3
- Why is there a tendency to marry later in life nowadays?
- What is your opinion on marriage?
- Is it good or bad for a husband and wife to have the same level of education?

IELTS Speaking test in India September 2014


An IELTS test taker from India (thanks, R!) remembered the following Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
Do you like going shopping? Why?
How frequently do you go shopping?

- What time of the day do you like to shop? Why?


- What item did you buy recently?
- What dont you like to shop for? Why?
Cue Card
Talk about an occasion when you gave someone a handmade gift, that was made by you. Please say
- What was the gift?
- Who was it for?
- What was his/her reaction?
Discussion
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Why did you make it?


What is the importance of public holidays in your country?
In your view, is it right to have restricted holidays apart from public holidays?
In your opinion, is there a need to teach children creativity? Why?
How can this help children?

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia and Indi a September


2014 (General Training)
Our friends A and P took their IELTS exams in Saudi Arabia and India, and shared the following
information:
Listening test
Section 1. A client and a real estate agent were discussing a house for rent
in New Zealand.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. A student was talking to his professor about his broken finger
and asking for suggestions.
Questions: multiple choice.
Section 3. A student was talking about his research on pine trees in Canada.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.
Section 4. Two students were discussing all the pros and cons of living in dormitory.
Questions: filling in blanks, match headings to paragraphs.
Reading test
Passage 1. About scientific discoveries in a museum.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.
Passage 2. About the pension system for retirees in the UK.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. About the structure of dental care system in the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 4. How to join the Civil Voluntary system in Canada.


Questions: filling in blanks, match headings to paragraphs.
Passage 5. A successes story of a certain Norwegian music band.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have recently enrolled in an evening school course. Write a letter to the director about something
youre not happy with.
- Give details of the course.
- Explain what the problem is.
- What do you expect the school to do?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many nations nowadays are competing for the right to host international sport events, however some
people think it is not a good idea. Discuss both views and mention your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why did you choose this job?
What kind of weather do you like?
Do you prefer to spend a vacation in a hot or a cold place?
Do some weather conditions provoke certain feelings? Why?
Do you discuss weather with your friends?

Cue Card
Talk about a person that you know from school. Please say
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Who is this person?


What does he/she look like?
What do you have in common?
Why did you choose him/her as a friend?

Discussion
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What should the qualities of a friend be?


Is it better to have few close friends than many just friends?
Is honesty important in friendship? Why?
Should parents interfere in choosing their childrens friends?
What is more important, friends or family?
If a friend confessed to you something illegal that he/she has done, what would you do?
How can you keep a long term friendship?

IELTS Speaking test in India September 2014


Thanks to S who took the IELTS test in India we are sharing these Speaking questions today:
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
What are your responsibilities there?
Are you happy with this job?
Explain why you are happy.

Cue Card
Talk about your recent experience in a traffic jam. Please say
- When and where was it?
- What did you do during this time?
- How do traffic jams affect your daily life?
Discussion
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How does the increasing traffic congestion affect the environment?


How can we reduce traffic jams?
Do you think they will get worse in the future?
What is your opinion on widening roads?
What is the difference between commuting by bus and by car?
What do you prefer? Why?

IELTS test in Mandalay, Burma September 2014


(Academic Module)
Thanks to A who recently took the IELTS test in Mandalay, Burma we can share these topics and
questions:

Listening test
Section 1. Phone enquiry about an office rental including the required
facilities (essential, desirable and so on).
Section 2. Information about different kinds of whales including their
behaviour and photos.
Section 3, 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. A research about functions of brain in general and memory in particular. Different types of
memory were discussed, semantic and episodic.
Passage 2, 3. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given an emergency exit plan of the second floor of a student accommodation with fire exits
A and B for rooms 1 to 8, two ladders, and a lift. We had to write a description of the exit plan.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays some governments encourage industrial factories and businesses to move out of large
cities. Is it a positive or negative development? Discuss and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
Do you enjoy your work?
What kind of music do you like?
Did your taste in music change since you were younger?
Why do you like this kind of music?
Do you listen to other kinds of music?
What kind of benefits do you get from listening to music?
Is there anything you would like to do if you had more free time?

Cue Card
Describe something good that you do to help others. Please say
- What do you do?
- Whom do you help? Why?
- How do you feel about it?

Discussion
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Is there anything else you do to help others?


Do you think countries are obligated to share their research discoveries with other countries?
Do you think natural disasters are consequences of the nature or caused by human beings?
Do you think countries should help one another in times of disasters?

IELTS test in Canada September 2014 (General


Training)
A test taker from Canada (thanks, R!) shared the topics and questions from a recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A survey about a resort.
Section 2. Two students were allocating responsibilities for a research on an
old city.
Section 3. Based on the research a map has been prepared and we had to
identify places on it.
Section 4. About some weed species that take over the native plants, and measures to control and
eliminate them.
Reading test
Passage 1. Instructions for an online job application.
Passage 2. Electricians in Ontario, a detailed text on how to get trained, get a job and who controls it.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Passage 4. Dreamwear a text about various types of special clothes and fabrics and their usage.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have moved recently into an apartment and found a few things that werent working. Write a
letter to the landlord and say:
- what wasnt working
- why this is a problem for you
- what you want them to do about it.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
For some people high salary is an important criterion when choosing a new job. Others are satisfied if
the job contributes to the society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
Is it a good place for families and children?
What day of the week is your favourite? Why?
What is the busiest day of the week for you? Why?
What can you do to make your day better?
Do you want to change the way things are happening now?
Lets talk about food.
What is your favourite food? Why?
What is your favourite meal?
Do you cook it yourself or not? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an indoor game that you played in your childhood. Please say
- What game was it?
- Did you like it?
- Will you teach your children to play this game?
Discussion
- Do you think competitive games have an impact on students in schools?
- What can students learn from these games?
- What is better in your view, indoor or outdoor games? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in El Salvador September


2014
Two IELTS test takers from El Salvador shared their Speaking questions, here is what they
remembered:
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a living?
What do you dislike about your house?
Do you plan to live there in the future? Why?
What is your favourite animal?
Do you have pets?
Do you like to cook?
Who does the cooking in your house?

Cue Card 1
Talk about an important event that changed your life. Please say
- What and when did it happen?
- Why was it important for you?
- How do you feel about it now?
Discussion 1
- Why do you think young people move to other countries to study or work?
- What do you think the government should do to minimise this development?
- What do you think about new technological devices?
Cue Card 2
Describe your favourite sport. Please say
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What sport do you practice?


What gear do you need to play it?
Why do you like it?
Explain the rules of this sport.

Discussion 2
- What do you think about people that succeed in sports?
- Why do you think people practice sports on that level?
- Do they set an example for young people?

IELTS test in Egypt, India and Iran September


2014 (Academic Module)
Test takers from Egypt, India and Iran reported seeing the same topics and questions in their exams.
Here is what they remembered:
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation about places to go on vacation with their details.
Section 2. A lecture about recycling.
Section 3. A conversation of two students about their presentation.

Section 4. A part of lecture, with some different dialogues about rural developments in comparison to
urban ones.
Reading test
Passage 1. About the power of business in Australia.
Passage 2. About recycling and landfills in the USA and Germany.
Passage 3. About technology development in general and mobile technology in particular.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table showing the percentage of people using public transport for daily commuting in
seven cities in Australia, in 1996 and 2000.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
There is a growing demand for fresh water nowadays and this is becoming a global problem. Discuss
the possible causes for it. What measures can be taken by governments and individuals to overcome
this problems?
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Did you select this subject for study? Why?
Do you think your hand writing is good or bad? Why?
Can we really learn about someones personality by seeing his/her handwriting?

Cue Card
Talk about something you did for your good health. Please say
- What did you do?
- How did you do that?
- Did you enjoy doing that?
Discussion
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What can people do for a healthier lifestyle?


How can school help to promote healthy lifestyle to children?
What do you think about advertisements on TV?
Do you like them? Why?
Do like to watch them on TV or through the Internet? Why?
Do you think advertisements on TV can help to spread awareness of healthy lifestyle?
Do you think newspapers are helpful too?
Do you think street advertisements are helpful? Why?

IELTS test in Serbia and India September 2014


(General Training)
Two IELTS test takers (thanks, V and B!) shared the writing and speaking questions from a recent
IELTS exam. The topics apparently were the same in Serbia and India.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You want to learn a foreign language for work purposes from a teacher in
your locality. Write a letter to him/her and say
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Explain the reason for learning.


How will it help with your work?
Ask a few details about the course.
How did you hear about him/her?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)


In some countries flights have become much cheaper compared to other forms of transportation.
Some people think this is a good development, while others are concerned about this situation.
Discuss both views and include your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Where is this place?
Is it a place where your parents were born?
Is it a good place to grow up in? Why?
Do you like to write letters?
Do you consider your handwriting to be clear?
Do you like to receive letters?
Do you work or study?
Do you like your job? Why?
Is it easy to find a job in your country?
Do you think there is a difference between working conditions now and in the past?

Cue Card 1
Describe something you have worked on that was a total waste of time. Please say
- What was it?
- When and where did it take place?
- Why do you think it was a waste of time?
Cue Card 2
Describe a job that is very important in your country. Please say

- Why do you think it is important?


- What is needed to be able to do this job?
- Why do you think it is important to have such people in the country?
Discussion
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What age is suitable for young people to start working a full time job?
Are there many young people who decide not to study after they finish high school in your country?
Why do you think it is happening?
How can young people be motivated to do their job better?
Do you think that money aspect is important when looking for a job?

IELTS test in Australia and Nepal September 2014


(Academic Module)
Our friends from Australia and Nepal shared the details of their recent IELTS exams, and the writing
and speaking questions were the same in both countries here is what they remembered:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table showing the length of high speed trains in Japan,
China and France in 1990, 2010 and projected 2020. We had 6 figures to
compare.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that environmental problems are too big to be solved by individuals. Others say
people can take some actions to help the environment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like the place you live in now?
Is it a good place to live with children?
What type of food do you like? Why?
Did your preferences in food change since childhood?
Tell me about an interesting place that you have visited.
Why do people stay in hotels?
What is the relationship between luxury facilities of a hotel and the staff?
Do you think people travel a lot these days? Why?
What is the difference between a museum and an art gallery?

Cue Card 1
Talk about your favourite place that you have visited recently. Please say

- Where and what was it?


- Why do you like it?
- What was the reason for you to go there?
Cue Card 2
Describe a school that you have attended. Please say
- Where and what school was it?
- Describe the appearance of the classrooms.
- Did you like it there? Why?
Discussion
- What do you think good qualities of a teacher should be?
- Do you think people like to teach children more than adults? Why?
- Did the education system change in your country? How?

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia and Turkey August


2014 (Academic Module)
Two IELTS test takers (thanks, G and M!) shared these details about their exams which were the same
in Saudi Arabia and Turkey:
Listening test
Section 1. Someone was applying for a part time job.
Section 2. A student was talking about the requirements for a presentation.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. A lecture about underground structures, their history and features.
Reading test
Passage 1. Dont remember.
Passage 2. About renewable energy sources.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. About honeybees.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs, sentence completion.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a bar graph showing the spending in millions of dollars in five types of retail stores in
Australia in March 2009 and March 2011.
Writing task 2 (an essay)

University students must pay all costs associated with their education, because it benefits mostly them
individually, rather than the society as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your
opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Are you a morning or an afternoon person?
What is your favourite wild animal? Why?
Do you like watching animals in zoos?
What kind of music do you like to listen to?
Did your music preferences change over the years? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a subject that people always ask you about. Please say
-

What is it?
Where did you learn it?
Why do they ask you about it?
How do you feel about it, when they ask?

Discussion
-

Is it necessary to be well-informed?
What is the best way of acquiring information? Why?
What do you think about knowledge quizzes on TV?
Is it necessary to be aware of the general issues around us?
Do you think internet sources provide reliable information?

IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria August 2014


Thanks to the IELTS test taker S from Nigeria we can share these Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
Do you like your neighbourhood?
Is your neighbourhood good for small kids to play in?
What kind of weather do you prefer?
Do you and your friends discuss the weather?
What seasons are there in your country?

Cue Card
Describe a celebration or a wedding that you have attended. Please say
- Where and what was the event?
- Did you enjoy the event?
- Who was there with you?
Discussion
- Do people overcomplicate weddings?
- Why do they do it?
- Do people get married late nowadays? Why?

IELTS test in Jamaica August 2014 (General


Training)
An IELTS test taker from Jamaica (thanks, S!) remembered the following questions from the Writing
and Speaking sections:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You looked after your friends house while he/she was away on holidays.
During the period you have damaged something in his/her house. Write to
him/her and say
- Explain how it happened.
- What is the estimated cost of repairs?
- What are you going to do about it?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that children should have formal training at school to become good parents. Do
you agree or disagree? Give you own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
Where do you live?
Do you like this place?
Is this place suitable for living with children?
Do you use a map?
In your country do people usually use a map?
When you were young did you use one?

Cue Card
Talk about someone who has an interesting job. Please say
- Who is this person?
- What does he/she do?
- Why do you like this person?
Discussion
- Do you prefer a part time or full time job?
- What do most people do in your country?
- Why do some companies invest in educated employees by offering them high salaries?

IELTS test in Singapore August 2014 (Academic


Module)
An IELTS test taker from Singapore (thanks, E!) shared the topics and questions from a recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. About student accommodation.
Section 2. Students talked about their electives.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. About extinct ancient languages.
Reading test
Passage 1. About London coffee houses.
Passage 2. A discussion about the global warming.
Passage 3. About things that motivate people to work.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two bar graphs showing the expenditure of the European Union as a whole.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
The 20th century had a huge breakthrough in air travel and communication. This brought benefits to
many nations through close contact with foreigners on different levels, from tourism to business.
Some people, however, say there were more drawbacks than benefits. Discuss and give your own
opinion.
Speaking test

Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
What do you like about this place?
What dont you like? Why?
Do you plan to stay there longer? Why?
Do you like shopping?
Where do you usually shop?

Cue Card
Describe an object that your family kept and passed on to you. Please say
- What is it?
- Since when do you keep it?
- Why is it so important to your family?
Discussion
-

Do you think its important to keep historical buildings?


Why is it so?
Is it important for people to remember the past or history? Why?
Do you have any old items in your house that you are still using today?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran August 2014


These Speaking questions were shared by E who recently took the IELTS test in Iran:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like it? Why?
Why did you choose this field?
What are your routine eating habits?
Do you eat fast food regularly?
What type of food do you like the most? Why?
Did your food preferences change since you were a child?

Cue Card
Talk about your best friend at school. Please say
- Who is he/she?
- What are your similarities?
- Did your friendship continue for a long time? Why?

Discussion
-

Are you still in touch with your friend?


Do you think nowadays making friends has changed?
What is the difference between friendship in childhood and adulthood?
Do you think parents can decide on their childrens friends?

IELTS test in India and Philippines August 2014


(General Training)
IELTS test takers from the Philippines and India (thanks M and K!) shared the following information
about the recent exam that was the same in these two countries:
Listening test
Section 1. A swimming instructor explained the precautions to be taken by
various categories of people (adults, babies and children) including duration
of the course.
Section 2. About Japanese underground museum, its location and how to
enter it. Then in general on advantages of construction of underground and
overground buildings.
Section 3, 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. Comparison of various restaurants along the bay area.
Passage 2. Transport system in the bay area, talking about discounts for various groups of people
(students, pensioners and so on).
Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. About different walking tracks along the mountains. Explanation of the local nature,
various places to see such as valleys and forests.
Questions: map labelling, summary completion.
Passage 4. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You recently heard about an international company that you would like to work for. Write a job
application letter and say:
- How did you hear about the company?
- What skills and qualifications do you have?
- Why do you want to work there?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays traffic jams are becoming a big problem in most cities and bigger towns. Some people
suggest that widening of roads is a solution to this problem. Do you agree or disagree? Give your
opinion and suggest a solution to this problem.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you watch TV regularly?
How does regular and unlimited TV-watching affect children, in your opinion?

Cue Card
Describe a garden or a park that you have visited recently. Please say
- What is this place?
- Where is it located?
- How often do you visit it? Why?
Discussion
-

Do you think parks are necessary in urban areas?


Is it beneficial for people living nearby in your view? Why?
Will increasing population shrink park areas?
Do you think parks help to reduce crime?

IELTS test in Sudan August 2014 (Academic


Module)
The IELTS test taker Z from Sudan remembered the following topics and questions (everything except
for the Listening test):
Reading test
Passage 1. About underwater optic cable technology.
Questions : True/False/Not Given, sentence completion.
Passage 2. About Graffiti.
Questions: headings matching, sentence completion.
Passage 3. About different sports and their fans.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, sentence completion.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table showing the numbers of Australian visitors to seven different countries between
1999 and 2009.

Writing task 2 (an essay)


Some people believe that manufacturers and supermarkets should minimise the packaging material
used. However, others think that consumers should avoid heavily packaged goods. Discuss both views
and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why do you do this work?
How did you find your first day at work?
Have you been to a museum?
Do you find museums helpful?
Do you think schools should take students to museums?

Cue Card
Talk about an advice that has been given to you by someone and about the situation. Please say
- What was the situation and the advice given?
- Do you always follow the advice offered to you?
- What quality should an advisor have in your view?
Discussion
-

Do you find internet useful?


Do you use internet to search for advice?
Where should consumers look for prices?
Do you read customer reviews?
Do you find them useful?
Do you think harmful cosmetic products should be banned? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in India August 2014


Below are the Speaking questions that C was asked in a recent IELTS exam in India:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Are you satisfied with the field that you chose?
When did you meet your best friend?
How much time do you spend with your friends?
What type of activities do you usually do together?
Would you like to have few good friends or many just friends?

What is your favourite colour? Why?


Did it change since your childhood?
Do you wear bright colours more than dull colours?
What colours would you choose to paint walls in your house? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about something that was made with your own hands for your friend or relative. Please say
- What was it?
- How did you make it?
- What was the response when he/she received it?
Discussion
-

What type of hand-made products do people usually give to others? Why?


Do people prefer to receive expensive gifts instead of hand-made ones? Why?
Are girls more creative than boys? Why?
Do you know people that prefer to receive hand-made products? Why?
Do you think arts or crafts should be taught at schools? Why?
Do you think it should be a compulsory subject? Why?

IELTS test in the UAE and India August 2014


(General Training)
IELTS test takers O and S remembered the following details from a recent exam that was the same in
India and the UAE:
Listening test
Section 1. About hotel reservation and trips available around the area.
Section 2. A lecture about chimpanzees, their culture, ability to learn and
stages of their development.
Section 3, 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. About Indian legendary heroes.
Questions: summary completion.
Passage 2, 3, 4. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have been sent by your company to attend a course in a college and you lost the certificate
awarded to you. Write a letter to the principal requesting an additional copy of the certificate. Include
the following in your letter

- How did you lose the certificate?


- Why is it important for you?
- What do you want the principal to do about it?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that dangerous sports should be banned. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own
opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you work?
Can you describe your work and the company?
Why did you choose this job?

Cue Card
Talk about a place where you stayed away from home. Please say
-

Where and what is this place?


Why did you go there?
How long have you stayed there?
How did you feel staying away from home?

Discussion
-

Have you stayed at a hotel before?


Do you think people like to stay at hotels? Why?
What are the most important things that a good hotel should have?
Do you think hospitality jobs are desirable?
Do you think the hotel industry should be regulated? Why?

IELTS test in Brazil August 2014 (Academic


Module)
Thanks to the IELTS test taker C from Brazil we can share the following topics and questions:
Listening test
Section 1. A phone conversation about trip booking and the activities in the
area.
Section 2. A school secretary was giving a tour to the parents and talking
about the school year activities.
Section 3, 4. Dont remember.

Reading test
Passage 1. A text about British explorers of the Arctic who never returned from their journey. The text
was also about teams trying to discover what happened to the explorers.
Passage 2. A text about a company that discovered a new source of renewable energy. The company
used it to manufacture textile and plastic components. The text also explained the process of making
plastic from corn and the various applications of the product in daily life and industry.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a few diagrams showing how water is supplied to cities in Australia and how it will be
done in the future. The task was to create a short text stating facts and comparing the diagrams.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people prefer to watch live performances from their home on TV or online, others prefer to be
present at the event and experience it live. Discuss both ways and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your favourite wild animal? Why?
Do you usually go to the zoo?

Cue Card
Talk about something important that you forgot to do recently. Please say
- What is it?
- Why did you forget it?
- What was the impact of it?
Discussion
- Do you usually forget to do things or does it rarely happen to you?
- Do you think adults remember their experiences as children?
- What is the impact of childhood memories on an adult?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran August 2014


The IELTS test taker S from Iran remembered being asked the following Speaking questions:

Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Have you always worked in this field?
Do you prefer to work mornings or afternoons? Why?
What kind of music do you like? Why?
What kind of music do you dislike? Why?
Do you like when it is raining? Why?
Are there many rainy days in your country?

Cue Card
Talk about a course at your school or university that you have done. Please say
-

What course was it?


What was it about?
How long did you take it for?
Describe how you felt after finishing it.

Discussion
-

What do you think about teachers in your country?


Are there any courses for adults in your country?
What are they?
Is education important for people in your society?
Does the government provide funds for education?
Does the government support students financially?

IELTS test in the Philippines and India August


2014 (General Training)
Thanks to the IELTS test takers M and D we know this much about the recent exam, which was the
same in the Philippines and in India:

Listening test
Section 1. A phone conversation about dance lessons.
Section 2. About cars.
Section 3. A conversation between a student and his professor about the
research on obesity.
Section 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. A guide book about different museums.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.
Passage 2. Online job application form for electricians in Canada.
Questions: sentence completion.
Passage 3. About dream weaving and the future of clothing.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs, summary completion.
Passage 4. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have recently had a problem in your area. Write a letter to the council and say
- Where do you live?
- What was the problem?
- What action should be taken by the council?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that competition is good for childrens development while others believe it is bad.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is the meaning of your name?
What do you do for work?
Which tax do you like? Why?
What is your favourite food ?
What food was you favourite as a child?
Did your mother allow you to eat it?
When did you cook something for the first time?

- Do you like to take photos?


- Which type of photos do you like?
Cue Card
Talk about a foreign country that you visited or would like to visit. Please say
- What country is it?
- Why did you choose it out of many others?
- Whom did you travel with?
Discussion
- Why do people travel in your opinion?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling for local people?
- How often do you travel?

IELTS test in India August 2014 (Academic


Module)
An IELTS test taker from India (thanks, V!) remembered the following topics and questions from a
recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A tourist was asked a few questions about his opinion on
attractions at a famous beach, as a part of a survey. The questions were
about the number of visits he made, reasons for his previous and latest
visits, the best and worst attractions, suggestions for improvements, his
personal details.
Section 2. A guide was giving instructions to tourists about a pick-up point, number of places to visit,
and also about famous monkeys they will be visiting at the zoo.
Section 3. Two students discussed an ancient building as a part of their assignment. A map of the
building location was provided, and they were trying to locate particular places on it.
Section 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. About ancient coins.
Passage 2. About historical features of West Africa.
Passage 3. About literature, in particular science fiction.
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two bar graphs showing the number of hours Australian parents spend with their
children during weekdays and weekends. The bar graphs presented the data by different age groups.
Writing task 2 (an essay)

It is believed that everyone should have an ambition to become successful in life. Is it really important
to have these ambitions? Is being ambitious good or bad?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do at your work?
Do you enjoy your job?
Lets talk about photography.
Do you prefer to take photos with your mobile or a camera?
How did people take photos in the past?
Why do people take photos during special occasions?
Would you like to become a professional photographer?
Do you read blogs before planning your travel?

Cue Card
Describe a special gift that you have given to someone that was brought from your recent travel.
Please say
-

What was it?


Where was the gift brought from?
Whom did you give it to?
Did he/she like it?

Discussion
-

Lets talk about gifts.


Do you like gifts? Why?
What type of gifts do you like to give to someone?
What gifts would you like to receive? Why?
What gifts did you like when you were young?
What is the importance of preserving souvenirs?

IELTS Speaking test in Saudi Arabia August 2014


The IELTS test taker S from Saudi Arabia remembered the following Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
What do you like about the place you live in?
Is this place suitable for kids and families?

- What do you like the most about this place?


- Do you prefer to be with relatives or friends?
- Do you think guests should do house chores when they visit?
Cue Card
Talk about a time that you have spent away from home. Please say
-

Where did you spend it?


How long were you away?
Did you like it there? Why?
How did you feel about being away from home?

Discussion
- Describe the hospitality industry in your hometown.
- How does the hospitality industry affect your country in general?
- Do you think the hospitality industry should be regulated or not?

IELTS test in Tokyo, Japan August 2014 (General


Training)
An IELTS test taker A from Japan remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You had an incident during your stay in a hotel. One of the staff members
was very helpful. Write a letter to the hotel management about it and say
- What was the incident?
- How did the staff member help you?
- Suggest how the management should show appreciation to him/her.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that the Olympic games dont have a role to play in the 21st century. Do you agree
or disagree? Give your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
Did you always want to do it?
How did you feel on the first day at work?
Lets talk about your weekly schedule.
Do you do the same things every day?

What is your favourite day of the week? Why?


What is the busiest day of the week for you?
If you could change something in your daily schedule would you do it? Why?
What changes would you do exactly?

Cue Card
Talk about a friend that you had during your school days. Please say
-

Who was he/she?


How did you become friends?
What did you two talk about?
Why was he/she interesting to you?

Discussion
-

When did you last see your friend?


Lets talk about friends and friendship.
What is the importance of friends?
Would you like to have a few very good friends or a lot of just friends?
If you had a problem, would you go to your friends or family? Why?
Can you give me an example of such situation?
Do you think it is always better to talk to your friends about such a problem?

IELTS test in Canada August 2014 (Academic


Module)
Thanks to the IELTS test taker S from Canada we can share the topics and questions from a recent
exam (except for the Listening, which S couldnt remember).
Reading test
Passage 1. About a 296 year-old skull of European origin that was
discovered in Australia.
Passage 2. How paper banknotes originated from metal coins.
Passage 3. A strategy of superstores.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two line graphs showing the amount of male and female prisoners in Australia from
1911 to 2001.
Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that mobile phones should be banned in public, especially on public transport, in
restaurants and cinemas. Others think that mobile phones should be allowed to use anywhere. Discuss
both views and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why did you choose this profession?
Did you like the first day of your job?
What type of weather do you like?
Do you discuss the weather with your friends?

Cue Card
Describe a law in your home country, that you feel is very good for people. Please say
- What is it?
- How did you get to know about this law?
- Why do you think it is good for people?
Discussion
-

Do you think rules and laws are important? Why?


What qualities of a police officer are the most important in your view?
Should a police officer be punctual? Why?
Are rules and laws strictly obeyed in your country?

IELTS Speaking test in Lagos, Nigeria August


2014
The IELTS test taker D from Nigeria remembered the following Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for a job?
Do you use a computer at work?
How important is it for you? Why?
When did you see a computer for the first time?
When did you use it for the first time?
What was it for?
Do you think it is good that children are exposed to computers at an early age now? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a place that you have visited far away from home. Please say
- Where and what is this place?
- How did you travel to this place?
- What did you do there?
Discussion
- What mode of travel do you prefer? Why?
- What are the advantages of travelling by air?
- Do you think air travel is becoming globalised?
- Do you think airlines are managing the gas emissions correctly?
- Do you think that passengers would be willing to pay more for travel to fund a way to reduce these
emissions properly?

IELTS test in Nepal, Saudi Arabia and the UK


August 2014 (General Training)
Three IELTS test takers from Nepal, Saudi Arabia and the UK said their exams were the same. Here
are the Writing and Speaking questions they remembered:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
There is a bad road in your locality. Write a letter to the council telling
about the problem with the road. In your letter
- introduce yourself,
- explain what and where the problem is,
- suggest what the council should do about it.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that competition helps children to be better prepared for their future, while
others say that competition can be harmful for children and should be limited to adults. Discuss both
views and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?

Cue Card
Talk about a city that you have visited recently. Please say

- What and where is the city?


- Why did you go there?
- What did you like or dislike about it?
Discussion
- Do you like travelling?
- Do you prefer to do it yourself or with friends?
- What is your favourite destination?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran August 2014


The IELTS test taker A from Iran remembered being asked the following questions in Speaking:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What kind of work do you do?
Why do you do this job?
Do you like it?
What do you like about it in particular?

Cue Card
Talk about a country that you would choose for travel if you had a chance to go anywhere. Please say
- What country would it be?
- How long would you be staying there?
- What time of the year would you go there?
Discussion
-

When was the last time you used a taxi?


Why did you use a taxi?
Do you think the taxi service is good?
Is travelling abroad popular with young people in your country?
Why is it so popular?
What is your opinion about the advantages and disadvantages of tourism?
Have you ever faced or heard about cultural invasion caused by tourism?

IELTS test in Iran August 2014 (Academic Module)


The IELTS test taker F from Iran remembered and shared the following topics and questions:

Listening test
Section 1. A student was applying for a part-time job.
Section 2. A speaker was talking about swimming lessons.
Section 3. Two students were talking about their presentation.
Section 4. A speaker was talking about a museum.
Reading test
Passage 1. The invention of a new method of time-keeping on ships.
Passage 2. About different types of renewable energy in Australia.
Passage 3. How honey bees can be used in agriculture.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a bar chart showing the amount of money spent in five different retail outlets in
Australia between 2009 and 2011.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Many people believe that university students should pay tuition fees in full themselves, because they
gain education for their own benefit and not for the society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Do you work or study?
Where are you from?
Do you like living there?
Is it an appropriate place for families?
Do you know a lot of people there?
What type of food do you like?
How often do you eat fast food?
Did you learn to cook when you were a child?
What types of material can be recycled?
Do you think peoples attitude toward recycling has changed?
Can people be motivated to recycle? How?

Cue Card
Talk about an object you have bought recently, that you did not use. Please say

What is it?
When and where did you buy it?
Why did you buy it?
Explain why you did not use it.

Discussion
-

What do you think about advertisements?


Are they effective?
Are they useful for people?
Can you compare advertisements on TV and in magazines?
Is the difference only in extent of the audience?
Are their methods always ethical?

IELTS Speaking test in Pakistan August 2014


Our kind friend A who took the IELTS test in Pakistan remembered the following Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
What kind of area is it?
Do you plan to move somewhere else in the near future?
How often do you refer to dictionaries?
Did you ever think about writing a dictionary?

Cue Card
Describe a gift that you have received as a child. Please say
- What was the gift?
- When did you receive it?
- Do you still have it? Why?
Discussion
- Do you think boys and girls will prefer different gifts?
- What is the reason behind this?
- Is it an innate or an acquired behaviour, in your view?

IELTS test in Sri Lanka and India August 2014


(General Training)
Thanks to A and J who took IELTS in Sri Lanka and India (and had the same exam) we can share the
topics below:
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation between a man and a woman about a holiday trip,
hotel reservation and activities organized by the hotel.
Section 2. A conversation between a man and a woman about the soap
opera they watched.
Questions: multiple choice.
Section 3. A conversation between three people about videography.
Section 4. A monologue about the culture of chimpanzees.
Questions: multiple choice, sentence completion.
Reading test
Passage 1. A leaflet with Museum information, including opening days and hours and other details.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 2. About car pool initiative at a certain organisation.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.
Passage 3. About ergonomic chairs.
Questions: multiple choice, sentence completion.
Passage 4. About the Maldive Islands tourism and marine wildlife protection.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your company has sent you to attend a course at college in a different country. You have completed
the course and received a certificate, but you lost it on the way back. Write a letter to the Principal of
the college and say
- How did you lose the certificate?
- Why do you need it?
- What do you expect the principal to do?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people think that dangerous sports should be banned, while others disagree. Do you agree or
disagree? Give reasons and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Speaking test

Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like your work? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a movie that you watched and didnt like. Please say
- what movie it was
- what was the movie about
- why you didnt like the movie.
Discussion
- What do people do in their leisure time?
- Is there any difference between the previous and current generations in the way they spend leisure
time?

IELTS test in India July 2014 (Academic Module)


Thanks to the IELTS test taker D from India we can share the topics and questions from a recent
exam:
Listening test
Section 1. Booking of a caravan for the trip in New Zealand.
Section 2. Plan of the university library.
Section 3. Students discussion about various kinds of bees.
Section 4. A lecture about statistic results of libraries development worldwide.
Reading test
Passage 1. About circadian rhythms.
Passage 2. About different scales of human societies from small groups to a town.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a pair of graphs showing how people spent their free time in 1980 and 2010.
Writing task 2 (an essay)

People continue to commit crimes even after being punished for it. Why do you think this happens?
How can crime be stopped?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What dont you like about the place where you live?

Cue Card
Talk about a time when you saved money for a special occasion. Please say
- What was it for?
- How did it feel?
- Did you tell anyone about it?
Discussion
- Do you think credit cards increased the amount of money people spend?
- Do you think online shopping has increased peoples spending?

IELTS Speaking test in Caracas, Venezuela July


2014
When R took the IELTS test in Venezuela the Speaking examiner asked these questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What kind of work do you do?
Why do you do this job?
Do you like it?
Do you watch TV?
What kind of TV shows do you watch?
Why do you like them?

Cue Card
Describe a subject or a course that you have studied in school or college. Please say
- What was it?
- Did you like it? Why?

- How long did you study it for?


- Explain your feelings towards this subject.
Discussion
- Do you know about any education programs in this country?
- Do you consider teaching profession popular in your country?
- What is better to have, a strict or a permissive teacher? Why?

IELTS test in Shanghai, China July 2014 (General


Training)
Thanks to B who took the IELTS test in China we can share the Writing and Speaking questions from a
recent exam:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You recently travelled to another country and stayed with your friend, write
a letter to him/her and say
- How do you feel about this trip?
- What did you do recently after coming back?
- Invite him/her to visit you.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many people spend a lot of time using communication technology. What are the reasons for this? What
is the impact on the relationships with their families and other people?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Do you work or study?
Where are you from?
How do you feel about living there?
Is there anything you dislike about this place?
Do you like shopping?
What specific shopping center do you like to go to?

Cue Card
Talk about a destination you have recently gone to far away from home. Please say
- When and where did you go to?
- Whom did you go with?
- How did you feel about the place you travelled to?
Discussion

Do you think people like to travel far away from home? Why?
Whats the difference of travel today compared to the past?
What means of transportation do people prefer while travelling? Why?
Do you think new trains are more environmentally friendly compared to the older models? Why?
What amenities do the new trains have?
Some people like to stay in the same place all their life. Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Italy July 2014


The Speaking questions below were shared by A who took the IELTS test in Italy:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you remember the first day at the university?
Lets talk about maps.
Do you use maps?
Do you prefer electronic or paper maps?
Did you learn how to use a paper map?

Cue Card
Describe a beautiful place where you would like to have a home. Please say
- Where and what is this place?
- When did you first see it or hear about it?
- Why do you think it is such a beautiful place?
Discussion
-

Do you prefer small or big houses? Why?


What are the advantages of having a small house?
Do you prefer to live close to your family or far from them?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
Do you think it is better to live in the countryside or in the city?
What are the advantages of living in the countryside?
Do you think that people should have permission to build houses in the countryside?
How should the government improve the lifestyle in the countryside?

IELTS test in Sri Lanka July 2014 (Academic


Module)
This IELTS exam update was shared by A from Sri Lanka, who remembered the following details:

Listening test
Section 1. A discussion of the feedback given by the visitors of a hotel.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. A discussion between two students. They were planning to do
some research to find out more about the old plan of the town. They were
allocated specific tasks according to their convenience and preferences.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words), multiple choice, map
labeling.
Section 3. About visiting a place.
Questions: multiple choice.
Section 4. A scientific botany lecture about weeds and how to cope with them.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Reading test
Passage 1. About coins of the ancient Greece.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word), multiple choice, True/False/Not Given,
diagram completion.
Passage 2. About a culture of a certain tribe group in Africa.
Passage 3. About science fiction.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
Dont remember.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people have great ambitions in life, others dont. Do you think ambition is important to succeed
in life? Is it a positive or a negative quality to have?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like the place where you stay?
Would you recommend families to live there?
Do you know a lot of people living in your area?
What day of the week do you like the most? Why?
What is the busiest day of your week?
Do you want anything to be changed in this routine?
What would you like to do?
Do you like to visit museums?

- Do you think museums are important? Why?


- Did you visit museums when you were a child?
- Do you recommend children to visit museums? Why?
Cue Card
Talk about a city that you have recently visited. Please say
-

What was the city?


Why did you go there?
What did you do there?
What did you like or dislike about this place?

Discussion
-

Can you tell me about the problems many cities have?


Why do you think these problems emerge?
How will these problems affect people?
What are the solutions in your view?
Do you think people in rural area are happier in general? Why?
What will happen in the future if nothing is done about this matter?
Do you think there should be a proper plan for these things?

IELTS Speaking test in Lagos, Nigeria July 2014


When N took the IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria he was asked the following questions:
Speaking test
Interview
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Where do you live?
- Do you like the place?
- Why do you like it?
- Do you intend to move to another place? Why?
- What type of music do you like? Why?
- What music dont you like? Why?
- Can you play any musical instrument?
- What languages do you speak?
- Would you like to learn another language?
- What language would it be? Why?
- Do you think it is difficult to learn English?
- Who should be involved in provision of entertainment facilities the government, corporate bodies
or individuals?
- In the country side would it be good for the government to provide entertainment facilities?
- Should entertainment be banned?
- Can entertainment be used for education?
Cue Card
Talk about a film that you watched and did not like. Please say

- What was the name of the film?


- Where did you watch it?
- Briefly describe the film.
Discussion
- Did you watch it yourself or with friends?
- Did they like it or not?
- Is it better for children to watch films at home or in cinemas?

IELTS test in the USA July 2014 (General


Training)
The IELTS test taker H from the USA shared the details of his recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. About a holiday trip for children.
Section 2. Map of an island a popular tourist destination.
Section 3. Project discussion between 2 students.
Section 4. A discussion about an experiment Trust the stranger and its results. Starting with the
chemical released while you trust somebody, an experiment on animals showed same results. Also
results and conclusions of other scientists.
Reading test
Passage 1. About a ticket system that is working in a new place.
Passage 2. About fire hazards and their prevention in an organization.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Passage 4. About the treasures of Qatar.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You recently sent an application to a certain program in a college and you had no reply to it. Write a
letter to the principal about the delay.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some believe advertisement is useful and informative. Others think it is false and only helps to raise
prices. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Did you always want to work in this field?
What made you choose this field?

Cue Card
Talk about your favourite restaurant. Please say
- What and where is it?
- What do you like there?
- Would you visit it again? Why?
Discussion
- Do you think eating outside is good?
- What are some reasons for eating outside?
- What are the consequences of eating outside?

IELTS test in Canada July 2014 (Academic


Module)
The IELTS test taker J from Canada shared the following Writing and Speaking questions:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a diagram showing the process of production of olive oil
from fresh olives.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Advertising industry has a huge influence on the society. Do you think positive effects of advertising
outweigh negative effects?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live right now?
What do you like about the place? Why?
Lets talk about photography.
Do you like to take pictures?
What do you like to photograph the most?
Do you think cellphones are better in taking pictures than digital cameras?

- Do you like giving gifts?


- Is it important to give presents to others?
Cue Card
Describe a friend that you remember from school. Please say
- What was she/he like?
- Where and when did you first meet?
- Why do you still remember him/her?
Discussion
- Do you think parents should choose friends for their children?
- How do you make new friends?
- Is honesty important in friendship?

IELTS Speaking test in the UAE July 2014


The Speaking questions below were shared by A from the UAE:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like your job?
Will you do it for a long time?
Do you like shopping?
What do you usually buy while shopping?
Would you like to work in a shop?

Cue Card
Talk about a sport that you like to play or watch. Please say
- What sport is it?
- Can you explain the rules?
- Why do you like this particular sport?
Discussion
-

Do you know any famous sportsmen?


Should they always have a good reputation? Why?
Who do you think should support the national team: the government or a private institution?
Do you think international sport competitions should be discontinued? Why?

IELTS test in the UAE, India and Nigeria July 2014


(General Train ing)
It appears that the recent IELTS exams in the UAE, India and Nigeria were the same (thanks to A, U,
M, and C for sharing the topics and questions!).
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation between a personal trainer and a student about
different scheduled programs of physical exercises such as walking, yoga
and so on.
Section 2. A lecture given by a university professor about history and
evolution of sea horses.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. A conversation between two students about their projects and subjects in their forthcoming
educational year.
Reading test
Passage 1. About Yellow Pages and advertisements in it.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word).
Passage 2. About 9 various types of advertisements given in a magazine.
Questions: information matching.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Passage 4. A text about different work models for 24/7 employment. Day and night shift workers,
hazardous workers, permanent and temporary employees. Also about well-being and policies
regarding night and day workers in the organization.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), matching headings to paragraphs.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have forgotten an important thing or document in a taxi on your recent trip. Write a letter to the
taxi company manager and say
- Give details of your journey.
- Describe the importance of what you left in that taxi.
- What do you expect the taxi company manager to do?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays many parents are sending their kids abroad to acquire good education. Discuss the
advantages and the disadvantages of this trend. Give your own opinion.
Speaking test

Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Which city are you living in now?
Do you work or study?
What kind of job do you do?
Do you enjoy doing your job?
Which day of the week is the busiest at work?
Which is the slowest? Why?
Do you use taxis a lot?
When did you last travel by taxi?
Are there traffic concerns in your city?

Cue Card
Talk about the first school you went to. Please say
- Where and when was it?
- What is the most important thing you remember about that place?
- What were the surroundings like in the school?
Discussion
-

How good were the teachers in your school?


Do you think young children have too much pressure in school today?
Is it easy to make friends at school?
Do teachers have a lot of influence on young kids?
Have you had any negative experience in your school?

IELTS Speaking test in Venezuela July 2014


The Speaking questions below were shared by R who took the IELTS test in Venezuela:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the place you are living in now.
Do you like it? Why?
Is there something that you dont like?
Do you interact with your neighbours?
Have you ever been on a train?
When was your first time?
How did you feel about it?
Is there a train system in your country?
What was your favourite subject in primary school? Why?
What subject didnt you like in secondary school?

Cue Card

Talk about money that you have saved for something special. Please say
- What was it?
- How long were you saving for it?
- How did you feel when you eventually bought it?
Discussion
- Do you think advertisements make people spend more? Why?
- Do you buy products online?
- Who do you think spends more, women or men? Why?

IELTS test in Australia and Cambodia July 2014


(Academic Module)
Two IELTS test takers (thank you M and S) shared the details about their exams in Australia and
Cambodia, and it seems the two countries had the same exam. No one remembered the Listening and
Reading topics, so we only received the Writing and Speaking questions:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given multiple line graphs showing the percentage of people in the
USA using different internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo,
Microsoft and others between 2009 and 2011.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some say that young people are not suitable for decision-making positions in governments; others,
however, disagree. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Can you tell me where you live?
Do you like the place you live in? Why?
What TV programs do you like to watch? Why?
What has changed on TV over time?
Did you watch TV more as a child than now?
Do your children watch TV?
Do you like them to watch it?
What do you think about advertisements on TV?
Is it a good thing or not?

Cue Card 1
Describe one advertisement that you liked the most. Please say

- What was it about?


- When did you see it?
- Why did you like it?
Discussion 1
- What is good and bad about advertisements in your view?
Cue Card 2
Talk about an important email that you have sent to someone. Please say
-

Whom did you send it to?


When did you send it?
What was the email about?
Please tell about the importance of this email.

Discussion 2
-

Did you send an email to anybody recently?


Do you think people will write or communicate via internet only in the future?
What is the effective way of communication in your view?
Why do sometimes people write a message rather than call somebody?
When do you think there should be personal communication?

IELTS Speaking test in India July 2014


The Speaking questions below were shared by P who recently took the IELTS test in India:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the place you are living in now.
Is this a good place to stay with children?
Lets talk about taxis.
Do you travel by taxi often? Why?
When did you travel last by taxi?

Cue Card
Talk about a city you have recently visited. Please say
- Which city was it?
- When did you visit it?
- What did you do there?
Discussion

What type of people live in big city?


Are people migrating to big cities in your country? Why?
Do you think there are more problems in a big city compared to a small town?
What are these problems in your opinion?
How can we overcome these problems?
What can be done to solve them permanently?

IELTS test in India July 2014 (General Training)


Two IELTS test takers from India (thanks, M and A!) shared the following information about their
recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A discussion regarding a wedding reception.
Section 2. Directions for getting around some facility.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. A discussion about mining in Canada.
Reading test
Passage 1. About traveling by train.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 2. Information about clubs in a certain area for easy selection.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Passage 4. A text about an autistic person named Tammy.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to a friend who stays in another country that you are planning to visit and say
- What do you plan to see?
- Ask his/her opinion on where to stay.
- Suggest some activities you can do together.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that cell phones should be for personal use only; others, however, feel cell
phones should be used mostly for work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Speaking test
Interview

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Is there a park in your area?
When did you visit a park?

Cue Card
Describe an important letter that you have received. Please say
- When did you receive the letter?
- Who was it from?
- Why was it important?
Discussion
- What does effective communication mean to you?
- What do you think about the use of pictures in communication?
- How will communication change in the future?

IELTS test in the UK, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia


July 2014 (Academic Module)
Three IELTS test takers from the UK, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia sent information about their exams
and it looks like these countries had the same exam. No one remembered the Listening or the
Reading, only the Writing and Speaking questions were shared.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a line graph showing the number of cell phones, telephones
and internet users between 1995 and 2005 in China.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays children have too much freedom, some people say. To what extent do you agree or
disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you use public transport often?
Do people use trains in your area? Why?
Do you prefer to use a train and not your car? Why?
Is it raining often where you live?
Do you like rain? Why?

Cue Card 1
Describe a picture of you that you like, taken by somebody. Please say
- Who took the picture?
- Where and when was it?
- What is shown on it?
Discussion 1
- Do you think people are taking many photographs these days?
Cue Card 2
Talk about a beautiful place that you would like to live in. Please say
- Where is this place?
- How did you know about it?
- Why do you like it so much?
Discussion 2
- Why do some people prefer to live in a big city?
- What can be done to stop people from moving to cities from rural areas?

IELTS test in Buenos Aires, Argentina July 2014


(General Training)
Thanks to our kind friend E we can share the topics from a recent IELTS exam in Buenos Aires,
Argentina:
Listening test
Section 1. A women was calling a sport club to get some information about
it.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words).
Section 2. A ranger was talking about the main attractions of the park.
Questions: multiple choice, match descriptions to paragraphs.
Section 3. A conversation between two students about new models of submarines.
Questions: information matching.
Section 4. About a new software company.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words).
Reading test
Passage 1. Advertisements of different hotels.
Questions: short-answer questions.

Passage 2. A survey of a telephone company regarding the advertisement of their services.


Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. A test of intelligence of sheep.
Questions: short-answer questions, True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to a rental agency asking for information about available rental accommodation.
- Describe yourself and your family.
- What kind and size of accommodation do you need?
- What area would you like to live in?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays companies and other organisations are requiring their employees to wear a uniform. Think
about jobs where uniform is important. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing a
uniform?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe a normal day at your work.
Did you always want to do this job?
Do you prefer to work in the morning or in the afternoon?
Do you like going shopping?
Which shops do you like in particular?
What is your favourite TV channel?

Cue Card
Talk about a good experience that you had as a teenager. Please say
- What was it?
- Why was it good?
- Who was there with you?
Discussion
-

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a teenager?


Do teenagers get on well with old people? Why?
Do children watch more TV now than in the past?
Do you think that todays TV programs are better or worse than in the past? Why?
What are the disadvantages of being a timid person? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in India July 2014


Thanks to the IELTS test taker S we can share the Speaking questions that were recently asked in
India:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What kind of job do you do?
How did you get this job?
What are your responsibilities there?
Do you find this job interesting? Why?
Are you happy with your job?
What is the value of time in your life?
Do you wear a watch?
When is the most productive time for you: morning or afternoon?

Cue Card
Talk about the most intelligent person that you know. Please say
-

Who is this person?


How did you meet him/her?
Why do you think he/she is intelligent?
Describe any incident showing his/her intelligence.

Discussion
-

Do you like to meet intelligent people? Why?


What can you learn from them?
Do you think intelligent people are the happiest people in the world?
Lets talk about computers. When did you see a computer for the first time?
Do you have a computer at home?
How is it important for you? Why?
When do you use a computer and for what purpose?

IELTS test in Pakistan and Iran June 2014


(Academic Module)
Two IELTS test takers B and A shared the information about the exams in their countries, and it
seems that Pakistan and Iran had the same exam. Unfortunately neither of the contributors
remembered the Listening topics.

Reading test
Passage 1. The text was about museums and how they are changing to
suite customers and new trends.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, match information to
paragraphs.
Passage 2. The text was about an extinct animal, that lived 65 million years
ago.
Questions: short-answer questions with words given in a box, multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. About various methods used by people to find the way when they are lost. A few different
navigation methods including guide, path route, map usage and so on.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match statements to method types.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a map of the mountain in one of the national parks showing the location of the
facilities, such as sunrise and sunset viewing platforms, culture gallery and climbing and walking
tracks, roads, car park, first aid booth and toilets.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays movies and computer games containing violence are very popular. Some people believe
that they have negative effect on the society and should be banned, others, however, believe that it is
harmless entertainment. Discuss both vies and give your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
Why did you choose this field for your study?
Do you prefer to study in the morning or afternoon? Why?
What TV program do you watch regularly? Why?
How often did you watch TV as a child?
Will you allow your children to watch TV?
Do you like shopping?
Did you buy some product online?

Cue Card
Describe an occasion when you met an old friend whom you didnt see for a long time. Please say
- What did you feel when you met?
- What were you talking about?
- Did you enjoy meeting him/her? Why?
Discussion

Do you believe in friends reunions? Why?


Would you like to reunite with your old friends?
What will you talk about with them?
Why do some people cut off old friendships?
Do you think old friends are more long-lasting than new friends? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in the Russian Federation


June 2014
Our Russian friend N shared the speaking questions she was asked in a recent IELTS exam:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do at work?
How do you relax?
Do you think it is easy to relax nowadays?
Are street markets popular in your country?
Do you like to do shopping there? Why?
What do you usually buy there?

Cue Card
Describe a law in your country. Please say
- What law is it?
- How did you know about it?
- What effect does it have on the society?
Discussion
-

Was it important to introduce this law?


Do you know any police officers personally?
Is it a popular occupation in your country? Why?
Why do people choose to become a lawyer more often than a police officer?
What personality traits should a police officer have?
Would you like to become a police officer?

IELTS test in Pakistan June 2014 (Academic


Module)
Thanks to the IELTS test taker from Pakistan we can share the following details about a recent exam
(he only remembered the Writing and Speaking questions):

Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a bar chart showing the percentage of young people at
universities in six different European countries (the UK, Poland, Finland,
Italy, Spain, and Norway) in 2000 and 2007.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people give more importance to artists (painter,writers, musicians) in the current age of rapidly
developing technology and science. What do you think? Do people prefer arts to technology in your
view?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you study?
Why did you select this subject?
What type of weather do you have in your country?
Do you like rain?
When does the rainy season come in your country?
Is there too much or too little rain? Why?

Cue Card
Describe a work that you do at home with an elderly person. Please say
- What is it?
- When did you start doing it?
- How often do you do it?
Discussion
-

Are family gatherings important in your view?


On what occasions do people gather in your country?
What advantages do family gatherings have?
How much is gathering outside of home important?
What impact does it have on the family?
How do working parents affect their childrens lives?
What are the solutions for working parents to accommodate children in their absence?
How does it affect childrens lives when both parents are working?
Does it have any advantages?

IELTS Speaking test in Melbourne, Australia June


2014
Our kind friend H shared the Speaking questions he was asked in a recent IELTS exam in Australia:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Are you a morning or an afternoon person? Why?
Did you enjoy your high school? Why?
What was your favourite subject? Why?
What subject learnt in school was helpful later in life? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a historical building in your country or city that you know. Please say
- What and where is it?
- When was it built? Why?
- What is it known for?
Follow-up question: Do you like it? Why?
Discussion
-

Is it important to conserve old buildings? Why?


Is the history useful for the coming generations? Why?
What is the difference between houses built in the past and now?
What are the differences in sizes of houses? Why?
Do you prefer a big or a small house? Why?

IELTS test in Brazil June 2014 (Academic Module)


Thanks to the IELTS test taker L from Brazil we can share the Writing and Speaking questions from a
recent exam:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table showing the percentage of internet access by adults
for the period between 2006 and 2010. We had to describe the main
features and to make comparison.
Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that certain things taught in school are a waste of time, but others dont agree with
this statement. Discuss both points of view and give your own opinion based on your personal
experience.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your favourite gift? Why?
Do you like to give or receive gifts? Why?
Do you like parks?
How often do you go to parks?
When was the last time you went to a park?
Do you prefer parks with open spaces or facilities? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a language other than English, that you would like to learn. Please say
-

What language is it?


Why do you want to learn it?
How would you do that?
What difficulties would you have while learning it?

Discussion
- Is it important to know a language other than your own?
- Do cultures have influence on languages?
- How does it happen?

IELTS test in Australia June 2014 (General


Training)
IELTS test takers A and U shared the following information about their exam in Australia (they
remembered everything except for the Listening section topics):
Reading test
Passage 1. How and when to purchase tickets to a theatre.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).
Passage 2. About the cafeteria, souvenir shop and disability facilities at the
theatre.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. A letter from the manager to a sick employee who hasnt attended work for a long period
of time. About a meeting that needs to be arranged.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words).

Passage 4. A recruitment agency advertisement.


Questions: filling in blanks.
Passage 5. About shipwrecks and how to preserve them under water.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match headings with their description, choose appropriate subheadings.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your friend is coming over from a different city to attend your relatives wedding and you cannot meet
him/her at the airport. Write a letter to him/her and say
- Apologise about the situation.
- Explain why you cant meet him/her at the airport.
- Give directions to the hotel that is already booked for him/her.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays more people choose to move out from the area where they grew up, in a search for a better
job. Do you think there are more advantages than disadvantages to this development? Why?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
How many seasons are there in your country?
What are they?
What season do you like the most?
Do you have a laptop?
Do you use it a lot?
What do you mostly use it for? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about your favourite sport. Please say
-

What is it?
Explain the rules of this sport.
What clothing and equipment are needed for it?
Why do you like it so much?

Discussion
- What other sports do you like?
- Do you like to watch international sport events?
- What do you think about advertisements during sport events?

IELTS Speaking test in the UK June 2014


An IELTS test taker from the UK (thanks, A!) shared the following Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Describe the place where you live now.
Do you like it? Why?
Do you know many people around you? Why?

Cue Card
Describe the first mobile phone that you have got. Please say
- When and where did you get it?
- What did you mostly use it for?
- What difference did it make to your life? Why?
Discussion
-

What age group do you think is interested more in mobile phones? Why?
Do you think the technology will make international travel unnecessary? Why?
Do you think translation applications on mobiles will make learning another language unnecessary?
How often do you use maps? Why?
Do you know how to use them well?
What do you prefer, using maps or asking people for directions? Why?

IELTS test in Oman, Bangladesh and the UK June


2014 (Academic Module)
Three IELTS test takers (thank you A, C and A!) shared the information below and it appears that
Oman, Bangladesh and the UK had the same test:
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation between two people about Art.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. A discussion between a student and a lecturer about a research on
bridges in the UK.
Questions: multiple choice, matching statements to people.
Section 3. About different types of tea.
Section 4. About a tea tree growing in Australia that is used in oil production.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test
Passage 1. About the Potbelly Hill ruins, an archaeological site at the top of a mountain ridge in
Turkey.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 2. A discussion about intelligence, whether it is a quality people are born with, or an acquired
one.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, statements completion.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table showing the income and expenditure from a public building (BOCKLEY HALL)
hire over a period of three years. The total income was divided into a few sections: rooms hire,
income from cafeteria, funding from the town council and funding from other bodies, then expenditure
on maintenance and services. The last two rows were showing the total profit.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
In the near future it is expected that the proportion of older people will be higher than that of young
people in many developed countries. What are the positive or negative effects of this development?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Is it suitable for living with family and children?
How do you spend your weekends?
Do you spend all weekends in the same way?
What is your favourite day of the week? Why?
What day is the busiest for you? Why?
Are there many street markets in your country? Why?
Do you like buying at street markets? Why?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a beautiful place where you would like to have your dream home. Please say
- Where and what is this place?
- Describe the place.
- Why would you like to live there?
Cue Card 2
Describe a famous person outside of your county. Please say

- Who is this person?


- How do you know him/her?
- What is this person famous for?
Discussion 2
-

Is he/she popular in your country?


Is it good to be famous? Why?
Are there any advantages or disadvantages to being famous?
Why do some people like to stay famous as long as they can and others dont?

IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka June 2014


Thanks to our kind friend R who took the IELTS test in Sri Lanka we can share these speaking
questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
Do you like reading books?
What type of books do you read?
Are you reading a book presently?
Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card
Talk about an event that changed your life. Please say
-

What was the event?


Why did it change your life?
Where and when did it take place?
Who was there with you?

Discussion
-

Who is more prone to change: younger or older people? Why?


Who is more adaptable to changes: younger or older people?
Do you prefer to use an old fashioned dictionary or an electronic one? Why?
Would you like to get a dictionary as a birthday gift?
If you had a chance of writing a dictionary, would you do it?
Would you find it interesting? Why?

IELTS test in Nigeria and Sri Lanka June 2014


(General Training)
IELTS test takers from Nigeria and Sri Lanka (thank you, P and S!) shared the following speaking and
writing topics (the exam was the same in these two countries).
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have been selected for a training course on computer skills that you
cannot attend. Write a letter to your employer and say:
- Explain how this training course would help you.
- Why wont you be able attend it?
- Suggest a way to have that training again.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
In some countries young people at the age of eighteen are considered adults and can drive a car, vote
and get married, while other countries dont allow it. What age do you think is the best to be
considered an adult? Give reasons and examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where are you living now?
Do you like the place?
Why do you like it so much?
Do you interact with your neighbours?
How well do you know them?
Is your neighbourhood suitable for children?
Do you like gifts? Why?
Do you like to give or receive gifts?
Do you have time for leisure?
Do you prefer open spaces or gardens?

Cue Card
Describe the school you went to when you were young. Please say
- Where and what school was it?
- Why did you like it?
- Describe a teacher that you liked the most.
Discussion

- Do you think teachers should have psychological skills?


- Do you think young children would benefit from extra classes? Why?
- What do you prefer, smaller or larger classrooms?

IELTS test in Australia June 2014 (Academic


Module)
Our kind friend A who recently took the IELTS test in Australia shared the following questions:
Listening test
Section 1. A young woman was on the phone to an agency, trying to find
work as a nanny. They talked about her tasks, the family and conditions:
salary, holidays, insurance and so on.
Section 2. A guide was talking to people on the bus tour before they get off.
She was explaining about different shops, markets, their location (street
names and corners), opening times and what they sell.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. A student was presenting his research about windmills and their effect on the environment,
in particular on birds.
Reading test
Passage 1. About forests and the wood industry in New Zealand. Comparison of native wood versus
plantations. About the use of timber in the construction industry, wood export and competition from
other countries.
Passage 2. About the difficulty of reconstructing faces in three dimensions from mummies and other
old head fragments and different techniques that have been used.
Passage 3. On how to keep our brain and memory working when we become older. What seems to
work, suggestions of some scientists what methods are actually working and what methods arent
working.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two maps of the village park, ten years ago and now with some changes. Certain areas
were twice or 2.5 times bigger, some were modified and improved. New facilities were added: toilets
and a cafe, a bike path, a small pond became a boating area with more parking, less woods and so on.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays people tend to change a few careers during their life. What are the reasons for this, in your
opinion? Do you think it is good for the society as a whole?
Speaking test

Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you study?
Where do you study it?
Why did you choose this university?
Lets talk about gifts.
What type of gifts do you like to receive? Why?
What type of gifts do you like to give? Why?
What do you think about online shopping for gifts?

Cue Card
Talk about your favourite place that you visit often. Please say
- Where is it?
- Why do you like it?
- Would you live there?
Discussion
-

What do people in your country like in a house?


What kind of houses do they like the most? Why?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of old houses?
Which one would you choose: an old or a contemporary style house?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran June 2014


These Speaking questions were shared by A who recently took the IELTS test in Iran. The second cue
card was contributed by As friend.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like the place where you live?
Do you know your neighbours there?
Is this place suitable for children? Why?
Do you like to visit museums or art galleries?
Do you think people should visit museums more? Why?
Do you like shopping?
Why do people prefer to buy from street shops?
Do you like to visit street shops in other countries?

Cue Card 1
Talk about money that you have saved for a special thing. Please say

- What was it?


- How long were you saving for?
- How did you feel when you eventually bought it?
Cue Card 2
Talk about a good advice that you have ever received from someone. Please say
- What was the advice?
- When and where did it take place?
- Who gave you this advice?
Discussion
-

Do you usually listen to someones advice?


Do you prefer to listen to your relatives or friends advice? Why?
Who should give young people advice about their future career? Why?
How can people get information about their career? Why?

IELTS test in Qatar June 2014 (General Training)


An IELTS test taker from Qatar (thanks, M!) shared the Writing and Speaking questions he
remembered:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your friend is involved in an import/export business. You have some ideas
that might be helpful. Write to him/her and say
- Suggest a product and explain what is good about it.
- Tell him/her about the product in your country.
- Advise what he/she should do with this product.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Schools dont give proper health education to young people. Do you agree or disagree with this
statement? Give your own opinion and examples based on your experience.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you bumped into an old friend unexpectedly after a long time. Please say
- What was your reaction?
- What did you talk about?
- How did you feel after it?
Discussion
- Do you have many friends?
- Do you think friendship is important? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Australia June 2014


Thanks to A who took the IELTS test in Australia we can share her Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

Where are you from?


Can I see you ID?
Are you working or studying?
Which day of the week do you like the best? Why?
Which day of the week do you like the least? Why?
Given a chance, what daily task would you like to avoid?

Cue Card
Talk about a good law in your country. Please say
-

What law is it?


Why is it a good law?
Who does the law affect?
What would have happened without the law?

Discussion
-

Talk about the role of a police officer in your country.


What is the criteria to be a good police officer?
How about a lawyer?
What job is more popular in your country, a policeman or a lawyer? Why?
Do most people in your country abide the law?
Do you think the law should be broken sometimes? If so, under what circumstances?

IELTS test in Canada June 2014 (Academic


Module)
Thanks to the IELTS test taker F we can share the following questions from a recent exam (F only
remembered the Writing and Speaking)

Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a flow chart that showed the manufacturing process of three
types of tea.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some cultures value elderly people more, while other cultures value the youth more. Discuss both
approaches and give your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where are you living now?
Do you like that place?
Do you know any of your neighbours?
Do you know them well?
Is your neighbourhood suitable for children?
Do you like street shopping?
Why do you think people like street shopping?
Is street shopping common in your country?
Would you recommend that other countries develop street shopping?

Cue Card
Talk about a person who has a good job. Please say
- What does he/she do?
- Describe this person.
- How did he/she get this job?
Discussion
- What jobs are considered desirable in your country? Why?
- Do you like your job? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Uzbekistan June 2014


An IELTS test taker from Uzbekistan shared the Speaking questions below:

Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Why did you choose to study this subject?
How did you celebrate your last birthday?
Is it important to celebrate birthdays?
Do children like birthday celebration more than adults? Why?
Do you like to talk about the weather? Why?
What sort of climate do you prefer?
Do you like an extreme climate? Why?
What season do you like the most? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about a school friend that you remember well. Please say
-

Who was your friend?


Describe your friendship with him/her.
What did you two talk about?
How long didnt you see him/her for?

Discussion
-

What is the importance of having friends?


Do you think today it is easier to make new friends than in the past? Why?
How do social networks affect this process?
Why is it so important to some people?
If not through social networks, how can we make new friends then?

IELTS test in Korea June 2014 (General Training)


The IELTS test taker C from Korea shared the following information about a recent exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A phone call to reserve some tickets for an event.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. Description of a map and the location of different buildings in the
area.
Section 3. A talk about research on different kinds of pigeons and their behavior.
Questions: multiple choice, match facts to paragraphs.
Section 4. About male and female personnel in workplaces, their preferences in work and working
environment.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Reading test

Passage 1. About womens maternity leave, holiday payments and salary.


Passage 2. About admissions to a college.
Passage 3. A step by step process for filling a Police check application and getting a Police inspection
certificate.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Passage 4. About a popular musical band in Norway.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write an application letter asking to delay the essay submission in a course youre taking.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays cultures of different countries are becoming more similar than they used to be. What are
the reasons? Is it a positive or a negative development? Give your own opinion and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you use dictionary?
How often do you use it?
How would you feel receiving a dictionary as a gift?
Where would you like to live?
What dont you like in the area where you live now?
Will you stay in that area for a long time?

Cue Card
Talk about a book that you read recently and were impressed by. Please say
- What book was it?
- How did you feel about it?
- Why did it impress you?
Discussion
-

Do you think people nowadays read more or less compared to the past?
What is more effective: reading or watching TV?
Who is reading more in your opinion: young or old people?
What factors do affect reading?

IELTS test in Singapore and Australia May 2014


(Academic Module)
IELTS test takers from Singapore and Australia shared the following writing and speaking questions (it
was all they remembered):
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a table showing different kinds of sports Australians are
interested in, in the years 2001, 2005 and 2009 and the overall increase
and decrease.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays many young people have negative attitude towards learning after they left school. What is
the cause and what are the steps that can be taken to bring positive attitude towards learning again?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the place you are living in now.
Do you like that place? Why?
What are the main seasons in your country?
Do you like season changes?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a person you know well who has an interesting job. Please say
- Who is that person?
- What kind of job does he/she do?
- Why do you think he/she has an interesting job?
Discussion 1
- Is it better to work in a big or a small company? Why?
Cue Card 2
Describe a garden or a park which you have recently visited. Please say
- Where is the park/garden?
- When did you visit it?
- How did you feel about it?

Discussion 2
- Do you think gardens and parks are necessary?
- Why is that?
- Does it make any difference in nature?

IELTS test in India, Azerbaijan, Nepal and the UK


May 2014 (Academic Module)
The topics and questions below were shared by four IELTS test takers whose exams were in four
different countries, but the content was the same.
Listening test
Section 1. Two people were speaking about arrangements for a lecture in
the guest room of the hotel.
Questions: form completion.
Section 2. A radio program on Buyers Guide.
Questions: table completion, matching ideas to speakers.
Section 3. Two management students were talking with their lecturer about the output of their
assignment.
Questions: multiple choice, match answers to paragraphs.
Section 4. A lecture about aboriginal garment designs.
Questions: sentence completion.
Reading test
Passage 1. About butterfly farms in the UK.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, match answers to paragraphs.
Passage 2. About multitasking.
Questions: match a paragraph to a person and his/her ideas, multiple choice.
Passage 3. About green house emissions and desalination.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, filling in blanks (no more than two words), diagram completion (no
more than three words).
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two maps. The first was showing the current road system with accident-prone areas
and the second was showing proposed changes in these areas including new roundabouts, traffic lights
and so on.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
The famous American actor John Wayne once said Tomorrow is the most important thing in our life.
However, some people think that the present time is more important. How important is it for
individuals and the country to think and do something for the future? What is your own opinion?

Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like the place where you live?
Do you know the neighbours there?
Is this place suitable for children? Why?
Are there any parks near your home?
How often do you visit these parks?
What do you usually do there?
When was the last time you went there?
Do you like open parks or parks with leisure facilities?
What facilities would you like in the park near you?
Do you like taking photos with your phone or camera?
What photos do you like to take?
What will you do with these photos? Why?
Would you like to do a course in photography?

Cue Card
Talk about a person that you know, who has an interesting job. Please say
- Who is this person?
- Describe his/her job.
- Why do you think its interesting?
Discussion
- What jobs do people prefer to do in your country?
- Do you think young people today find career choice confusing?
- Some companies allow their staff to study, what do you think about it?

IELTS Speaking test in Sri Lanka May 2014


A test taker from Sri Lanka (thanks, A!) shared the following questions from a recent IELTS exam:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your hometown?
Tell me about your hometown.
What kind of work do people do in your town?
What do you usually do on weekends?
What are your plans for the next weekend?
Do you go to museums?
Can you describe the museum in your city?

Where is it?
Do you have a hobby?
What is it?
Do you do it every day?
Can you tell me about your family?

Cue Card
Describe your favourite animal. Please say
-

What is it?
Where does it live?
What kind of food does it eat?
Why do you like it so much?

Discussion
- What do you think about animals killed by humans?
- What action should be taken by the government to prevent the killing?
- What can be done by people?

IELTS test in Canada and the USA May 2014


(Academic Module)
Two IELTS test takers from Canada and the USA shared the Writing and Speaking questions from their
exams (which were the same in these two countries):
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a graph showing obesity percentages for men and women in
five different years between 1970-2010 in Australia.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Many people believe that the worlds most urgent problems can only be solved by international
collaboration. Do you agree or disagree?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about your hometown.
Do you like it?
Do you wear a special kind of clothes to social gatherings?
What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
Do you value time? Why?

- Do you wear a watch? Why?


- How do you feel if others have to wait for you?
Cue Card
Talk about a subject that many people discuss with you. Please say
- What is it?
- Why do you think they discuss it with you?
- How do you feel talking about it?
Discussion
-

Why are quiz programs popular these days on TV?


What is your opinion about TV as an educational tool?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
Do you think academic research is important to todays society? Why?
Do you think the research findings should be accessible to all? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in India May 2014


A test taker from India (thanks, A!) shared the Speaking questions from a recent exam:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you like about your work?
What do you dislike about it?
Is your current job keeping you interested?
Do you like challenges at work?
How will you handle a task that is very lengthy and time consuming?

Cue Card
Talk about a place where you would like to build a house. Please say
- What place is it?
- When have you first visited it?
- Why did you like it so much?
Discussion
-

What is your preference, a small house or a big one?


What do you think about building a house in the countryside?
If you could only build your dream home in the countryside (not in the city), would you do it?
How important to you is the locality and the surroundings of your house?

IELTS test in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand


May 2014 (Academic Module)
Thanks to three IELTS test takers from Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand we have this exam
update to share:
Listening test
Section 1. Garbage collection days and types of collected materials.
Section 2. Birds observation study and survey sheet.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. A lecture about web courses, including the kind of courses, how and why to study them,
and what the main obstacles of this approach can be.
Reading test
Passage 1. Watkin Tench and the First Fleet voyage.
Passage 2. About amateur astronomers that converted info from Saturn and Moon to a better usable
image.
Passage 3. Four people gave their opinions about Mozarts music, including amateur and professional
musicians.
Questions: match statements to paragraphs.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two maps of a city in 1950 and now. We had to describe the city changes based on the
maps. The changes were related to more business district developments, sports areas available, and
restaurants and bars available today.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Children can learn effectively from watching television, which is why it should be encouraged at school
and at home. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
Do you really enjoy this course?

Cue Card
Talk about an old friend that you met after a long time you havent seen each other. Please say
-

Who is your friend?


Describe your friendship with him/her.
How long didnt you see him/her for?
What did you two talk about?

Discussion
-

Why is maintaining friendships good?


Why do friendships come to an end sometimes?
Do you enjoy meeting friends and new people?
Why is it so important?
Would you come to your classmates reunion after 10 years? Why?
Is there a benefit to reunions?
How can globalization help people with their friendship?
Would you like to have friends in different parts of the world?

IELTS Speaking test in India May 2014


Thanks to P, an IELTS test taker from India, we can share these questions from a recent exam:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you have your own place?
Do you stay with your relatives or friends?
Why do people stay with relatives or friends?
Are you in college?
How was your first day in college?
Did you enjoy it? Why?
How long will you study there?

Cue Card
Describe the time when you stayed away from your home. Please say
- When and where did you stay?
- How long did you stay there?
- How did you feel about it?
Discussion
-

Lets talk about hotels. Why do people stay in hotels?


What qualities do people look for in hotels?
Is it preferable to stay with relatives or friends?
What is the difference between staying with relatives or friends and living in you own home?

IELTS test in Lithuania May 2014 (Academic


Module)
An IELTS test taker from Lithuania (thank you T!) shared this exam update:
Listening test
Section 1. An application form for a job.
Section 2. A discussion between a student and a lecturer about a project on
ancient arts.
Questions: multiple choice.
Section 3. Information about art festivals and venues.
Questions: match descriptions to venues.
Section 4. A lecture about synaesthesia.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Reading test
Passage 1. About Mongolian horses and how they were saved from extinction.
Passage 2. Antarctica and its influence on the climate and ecology.
Passage 3. Evolution of psychology.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a bar chart comparing water levels in reservoirs in six Australian cities in 2009 and
2010.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people are becoming more interested in family history research. Others, however, argue that
one should focus more on the present and future generations. Discuss both views and give your
opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where are you studying?
Do you use maps? Why?
How often do you use them?
Which maps do you prefer: paper or electronic?

- Do you like to talk about the weather? Why?


- What sort of climate do you prefer?
- Do you like extreme climate? Why?
Cue Card
Describe a good law that you know. Please say
-

What is it?
How did you learn about it?
Why do you like it?
Do you think it should be passed in other countries?

Discussion
-

Why is there a need to have different laws?


Why do people still commit crimes?
Do you think people must obey all the laws? Why?
When one cannot follow the law?
What is the importance of international laws?

IELTS Speaking test in Australia May 2014


The Speaking questions below were shared by C who took the IELTS test in Australia:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What time of the day do you prefer to study? Why?
Do you prefer to work in a silent place or a noisy place? Why?
What kind of food do you like? Why?
What kind of food were you eating as a child? Why?

Cue Card
Describe your first mobile device and how it changed your life. Please say
- What device was it?
- When did you get it?
- How did you feel after using it?
Discussion
-

Who gave that mobile to you? Why?


Are mobile phones popular in your country? Why?
Do young children use mobiles more in your country?
Why is sending text messages from mobile phones so popular?
Do you think the use of mobile devices will increase in the future?

IELTS test in Georgia May 2014 (General Training)


Our friends A and N shared the Writing and Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam in Georgia:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to your friend from a different country. Invite him/her to a
party at your home and include the following
- What is the party about?
- Give directions how to get to your place.
- Suggest how to accommodate him/her.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people say language courses using the internet and allowing you to talk to somebody is a good
way to learn. Others, however, believe that study in classrooms is still the best way of learning. Give
your opinion on these views and include your own experiences and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is your hometown?
What dont you like about your hometown?
Would you like to live in a different town?
What languages do you know?
Would you like to learn some other languages?
What kind of TV programs do you watch?
How much time do you spend watching TV?
Did you spend the same amount of time watching TV as a child?
Would you allow your children to watch a lot of TV? Why?

Cue Card
Describe a situation when you forgot something important. Please say
-

Where was it?


What did you forget?
Why did you forget it?
How did you feel about it?

Discussion
-

Do you think memorising things is important? Why?


Why do some people remember things better than others?
Do you think we memorise things differently now compared to the past?
Do you have a system how to remember things?

IELTS test in Kazakhstan May 2014 (Academic


Module)
The IELTS test taker M from Kazakhstan shared the following questions that appeared in a recent
exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A conversation about a holiday on an island with the description
of attractions and facilities.
Section 2. Radio advertisement about weekend events in the city.
Section 3. Students were talking about intellectual property rights.
Section 4. A lecturer was talking about an engineering project.
Reading test
Passage 1. How animals communicate between themselves.
Passage 2. How emotions affect peoples lives.
Passage 3. A research about navigation in the ocean.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a line graph showing changes in numbers of 4 types of fish within a 20-year period.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Modern technology allows machines to perform the hard work instead of humans. Does this have a
positive or a negative effect on people? Give your own opinion and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Did you always want to do it?
Do you use dictionary?
Do you prefer electronic or print dictionary? Why?
Would you like to get a dictionary as a present?
Do you want to write a dictionary?
What clothes do you wear to the office?
Do you change when you come home?

- Did you enjoy wearing special clothes as a child?


- Do people spend a lot on clothes nowadays?
Cue Card
Describe a situation where you helped other people. Please say
- What kind of help and when was it?
- Whom did you help?
- How often do you help others?
Discussion
-

Is it important to teach children to help others?


How can children help at home?
Do people at work help their co-workers?
Should one help their co-worker for the same salary? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria May 2014


Our kind friend R shared the Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam in Nigeria:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like visiting museums and art galleries?
Do you like street markets?
Are street markets common in your country?
What is usually sold there?
Do you think people like street markets? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an animal that you like. Please say
-

What animal is it?


Where does it live?
When did you first hear about it?
Why do you like it?

Discussion
-

Do you think endangered animals should be kept in zoos? Why?


How can governments prevent their total extinction?
Do you think people have a role in preventing their extinction?
What can be done by people in that regard?
Should animals be used for work?

IELTS test in India May 2014 (General Training)


This IELTS exam update was shared by S from India:
Listening test
Section 1. A man was explaining to a women about a scientific research.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. About the procedure of building approval, including electricity,
water and so on.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 3, 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. About work-related claims, holiday pay, recruitment agency jobs and temporary/casual
labourers minimum wages in the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Passage 2. About railways and conventional trains in China.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3, 4. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are going to have a family party in a private room of a hotel. Write a letter to the hotel manager
and say
- Why do you need to use this private room?
- What do you need them to provide for the party?
- Inquire about the price of the food you are ordering.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some say that due to heavy traffic governments need to build more roads in metropolitan cities, while
others argue this isnt the right solution. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons
and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you like to live in a warm or a cold climate?
Do you work or study?
What are your responsibilities at work?

Why do you prefer this particular job?


Have you purchased any gadget recently?
Did you like it or not? Why?
Why are you having problems with this gadget?
Is it necessary to check reviews online before buying electronic goods?

Cue Card
Talk about a recently purchased gadget. Describe the product and say
- What was the purpose of buying this particular product?
- Where did you buy it?
- Did somebody lend you money to buy it?
Discussion
-

Did you face any problems with this product?


What have you done about it?
How was your interaction with the customer service?
Lets discuss recycling.
Do you like to purchase things in large shopping malls?
Is it necessary to recycle plastic items? Why?
What will happen if plastic is not recycled properly?

IELTS test in Nig eria and India May 2014


(Academic Module)
IELTS test takers from Nigeria and India (thank you, C and P!) shared the following Writing and
Speaking questions, that were the same in their countries.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a bar graph showing the population of old people aged 60+
in four different countries Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA between
1990-2000 with a prediction for 2015.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some people say that the government should make public transportation free for all users. To what
extent do you agree or disagree with it? Give your opinion and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
What dont you like about this place?

Would you like to move out of there?


What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
Do you think people spend more on fashion nowadays?
How many languages can you speak?
Why did you learn all these languages?
Do you think English is a difficult language to learn?
How long have you been learning English?
Would you like to learn other languages?

Cue Card
Talk about a film that you have watched and did not like. Please say
- What was the name of that film?
- Where and when did you watch it?
- What exactly didnt you like about it? Why?
Discussion
-

Is it better to watch films at home or outside? Why?


What other forms of entertainment do you like?
What other things do you think people do in their leisure time?
Do you like to play computer games?
What advantage do computer games have over other games? Why?
What games do you know that can be played on a computer?

IELTS Speaking test in Ecuador and Kazak hstan


May 2014
Thanks to IELTS test takers A and C we can share the following Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you think about helping others?
What do you think about others helping you?
Do you think children can help at home?
What kind of house chores can children do? Why?
Do you think it is important that children help around the house? Why?
Tell me about your hometown.
Can you describe the weather in your city?
How often is it raining over there?
Do you like when its raining? Why?
What do you think about parties?
Why do/dont you like them?
What do you think about politeness?
Do you think people are more polite today than in the past?

Cue Card

Describe a book that you have recently read. Please say


- What was the name of the book?
- What was the book about?
- Do you think it was interesting? Why?
Discussion
- What do you think about being famous?
- How do you think the family members of a famous person feel?
- How can it affect them? Why?

IELTS test in the UK and Sri Lanka May 2014


(Academic Module)
IELTS test takers from the UK and Sri Lanka (thank you M and P!) shared the following information
about their exams, which were the same.
Listening test
Section 1. A telephone conversation between a woman and a man regarding
a first aid training program.
Section 2. Information on holidays and bookings at Australian tourist sites.
Questions: multiple choice, map labelling.
Section 3. Two people were talking about their experience in different areas at their workplace.
Questions: short-answer questions.
Section 4. A talk on helping people with disabilities.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Reading test
Passage 1. About an ancient plant which can help people.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 2. About stress at work with views of different researchers.
Questions: 4 questions on matching the correct person with the comment followed by filling in blanks.
Passage 3. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a diagram describing how a desalination plant works (extracting fresh water from sea
water). We had to explain the process in detail.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many young people get involved in criminal activity. Why is this happening? Give reasons
followed by examples and suggest preventive measures to eliminate this problem.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the place you live in.
What do you dislike about this place?
Will you stay in this place or do you plan to move away?
Who does the cooking at home?
Do you help with cooking?
What do you think about involving children in cooking?

Cue Card
Describe a beautiful garden that you have visited. Please say
- What garden is it?
- When did you visit it?
- What did you do there?
Discussion
-

Do you think more places on earth should be green? Why?


Do you think gardens are destroyed for the purpose of building new apartments?
Do you go to nature parks a lot?
Why do you do it?

IELTS Speaking test in Italy May 2014


Thanks to F, an IELTS test taker from Italy, we can share these Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Tell me about the country you are from.
Do you like it?
Do you like the weather there?
Is that kind of weather suitable for children?
Do you like museums?
What museum do you like the most?
Why do you like it so much?
Do you remember the museum you went to as a child?

Cue Card
Describe your first mobile phone. Please say
- How old were you when you got it?
- When and why did you buy it?
- How did you feel when you first got it?
Discussion
-

Do you like having a mobile phone?


Is it a good or a bad thing to have a mobile phone? Why?
What can you do with a mobile phone?
Do old and young people use mobile phones in the same way?
What can be done to avoid children getting inattentive in class?

IELTS test in Australia and Singapore May 2014


(General Training)
IELTS test takers from Australia and Singapore (thank you, R and S!) shared the Writing and Speaking
questions from a recent exam.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your children are learning a foreign language at school, but they need some
extra help. One of your friends suggested to contact a language tutor. Write
to him/her and say
- Why are you writing to him/her?
- What do your children need help with?
- Ask the tutor about his/her experience and suggestions.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays there are many traffic jams that cause long delays on the roads. Why is this happening?
Suggest a solution to the problem.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you like the place where you live?
Is that a good location to keep in touch with your friends?
Do you remember a useful advice somebody gave you?
Was it a family member or a friend?
Who do you think is better at giving a person advice? Why?
What personality does somebody need to help or give a good advice?

Cue Card
Talk about a friend that you had. Describe him/her and say
- How did you meet?
- What did you do together?
- What do you think about this friendship now?
Discussion
- What do you think about the traffic in your city?
- Do you think exercising is healthy?

IELTS Speaking test in India April 2014


The Speaking questions below were shared by S who took the IELTS test in India:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What subject are you studying?
Why do you think people would choose such a subject in your country?
Do you like reading books?
What type of books do you read?
Are you reading a book presently?
Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card
Describe an advertisement that you saw and liked. Please say
- What advertisement was it?
- Why did you like it so much?
- How did you feel after watching it?
Discussion
-

Do you think advertising is good for people? Why?


Do you think targeting children in advertising is a good or a bad practice?
Is the present situation of consumerism good or bad in your opinion?
Why do you think so?
What needs to be done to change this situation?

IELTS test in Malaysia April 2014 (Academic


Module)
The Writing and Speaking questions below were shared by L who took the IELTS test in Malaysia:
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given two bar graphs. The first bar graph was showing film types
released between 1996 and 2002. The second bar graph was showing
tickets sales for the movies released in that period.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
In some countries, with the widespread use of the internet, people are able to work or study from
home, instead of having to travel to work or college. Do the advantages of this outweigh the
disadvantages? Discuss and state your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- What did you enjoy doing as a child?
- What did you usually do during your free time as a child?
- Have you had a hobby as a child?
- Do you think there is a difference between childrens activities and hobbies today compared to the
past?
- What is the main difference in your opinion?
Cue Card
Describe a famous person in your country. Please say
-

Who is he/she?
What does he/she do?
Why is he/she so famous?
Why do you think people like him/her?

Discussion
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of being famous?
- Do you think many people would like to be famous?

IELTS test in Singapore April 2014 (General


Training)
Thanks to the IELTS test taker S from Singapore we can share this exam update (Writing and
Speaking questions were the only ones S remembered):
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to your manager asking for a training course, which you would
like to attend. In your letter explain
- what the course is,
- why it is required for your job,
- how you will manage work while doing the course.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people believe that information available in the internet will end the era of newspapers and
magazines. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where are you currently staying?
What do you like about the place you live in?
What dont you like about your place?
How long will you continue staying there?

Cue Card
Talk about a book that you purchased and read recently. Please say
- Where and when did you buy it?
- What is the book about?
- Did you like reading it?
Discussion
-

Do you use a train to travel?


Are there trains in your country?
Tell me about any unusual train journey that you had.
Are there any underground trains in your country?
How important is the time considered in your country?
Do you like to be punctual?
Why do you like to be on time?
What kind of books are usually read in your country?

Do only older people read books in your country?


Why are certain books more suitable for elderly people?
What kind of books do you like to read?
Does younger generation in your country continue reading books?
Do younger people read different books compared to older people?
Do you think there are fewer people who read books?
Why are books important in primary, secondary schools or in universities?
What do you prefer, reading books or watching TV?

IELTS Speaking test in Sa udi Arabia April 2014


The IELTS test taker R from Saudi Arabia was asked these questions in a recent Speaking test:
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you watch the news?
What is the significance of reading the news?
How do you prefer to get the news?
Why do you listen to the news?
Do you think that the youth are less interested in the news than older people?
What significance do birthday celebrations have in your country?
Do you celebrate your birthdays?
How did you celebrate your birthdays when you were young?
What is the significance of birthdays in ones life?
Why is it important to you?

Cue Card
Talk about a family business that you know. Please say
- How does this business operate?
- Were you a part of this business, and if yes what did you do?
- What kind of business model did it follow?
Discussion
- What reasons can lead to failure in business?
- What business do you think is better to do nowadays?

IELTS test in the UK and Saudi Arabia April 2014


(Academic Module)
IELTS test takers C and A from the UK and Saudi Arabia shared the following exam update:

Listening test
Section 1. A phone conversation between a jobs seeker and an employment
agency.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Section 2. An induction given by a teacher to new students, including
description of different subjects and where they are located.
Questions: match a subject with the correct room number.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. A research presentation about the importance of salt in Sweden.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Reading test
Passage 1. About the history of public transport.
Passage 2. On how contagious yawning and empathy can be.
Passage 3. About the use of misleading words in Science and how they affect the knowledge of
ordinary people.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a graph comparing the percentage of men and women employed in different
occupational areas.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Celebrities are usually famous for glamor and wealth rather than their achievements. Some say taking
them as an example can be dangerous for young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What do you do for living?
Describe your hometown.
Did you have any pets in your life? Why?
What wild animal do you like? Why?
Do you think a teacher should encourage students to ask questions?
Do you think the Internet is a good source of information?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a subject that people usually ask you about. Please say

- What is it?
- Why do you think they ask about it?
- How do you feel about these questions?
Cue Card 2
Talk about something you have read. Please say
-

What is it?
When did you read it?
Who is the writer?
Did it affect you in any way? How?

Discussion 2
- What do you think about reading in general?
- Did it change compared to the past?
- Do young people still like reading nowadays in your opinion? Why?

IELTS test in India April 2014 (General Training)


This exam update was shared by K, who took the IELTS test in India:
Listening test
Section 1. A discussion about film making.
Questions: filling in blanks, table completion of films.
Section 2. A discussion between two friends about a survey on a few cities.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to cities.
Section 3. Dont remember.
Section 4. About a manufacturing company.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Reading test
Passage 1. Different kinds of hotels.
Questions: short-answer questions, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 2. Information about car parking and car rental at the airport.
Questions: filling in blanks.
Passage 3. Information given by HR management
Questions: filling in blanks.
Passage 4. A story about one scientist and his tour around the world.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match headings to paragraphs.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are planning a holiday in another country. Write a letter asking your friend to join you and explain
- Why are you taking a holiday?
- What is your holiday plan?
- Why would you like him/her to come?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
We are facing too many noise problems these days. What are the main causes of this situation? What
can be done about it?
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you work in the same field that you studied?
Describe your high school.
What was your favourite subject?
Why did you like it?
Were there lessons in your favourite subject that you disliked? Why?

Cue Card
Talk about an activity that you would like to do with older people. Please say
- What would you like to do?
- When and where would you do it?
- How often would you do it?
Discussion
-

When did you perform last time?


What do older people do in your country?
What do people do together?
What other activity should families do together?
Why is it beneficial for them?
Do you think husbands and wives both should work? Why?
What is your favourite animal or pet?
Do you like pets? Why?

IELTS test in the USA, Lithuania and India April


2014 (Academic Module)
Thanks to IELTS test takers T, S and R we can share this update from a recent exam, which was the
same in the USA, Lithuania and India.

Listening test
Section 1. A phone call for a room reservation.
Section 2. A lecture about ancient tribes.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 1 word)
Section 3, 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. About obesity issues in the USA.
Passage 2. About the scientist Jean Piaget and his theory that placed great importance on childrens
education.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions, True/False/Not Given.
Passage 3. About monitoring of weather conditions in the 19th century.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a report)
We were given a line graph and a pie chart. The line graph showed the female prisoners population in
a European country between 1909 and 2001, while the pie chart illustrated the type of crime
committed by the prisoners.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some children nowadays take sports seriously while others play sports in their free time. Is it a
positive or negative development? Give your own opinion and examples.
Speaking test
Interview
-

What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Do you work or study?
Where are you from?
What region do you live in?
Do you enjoy taking photos?
Do you think it is important to be a good photographer?
Do you enjoy learning history?
Do you like to watch historical films?
Which period of history do you like in particular?

Cue Card 1
Talk about a famous person in your country. Please say
- Who is this person?
- What does he/she do?
- What do you like the most about this person?

Cue Card 2
Talk about a website that you like to visit. Please say
- What is the name of this website?
- What is the most interesting thing about it?
- Why do you like it?
Discussion
- Do you use internet a lot?
- Do you shop online?

IELTS Speaking test in Lithuania April 2014


Thanks to the IELTS test taker T from Lithuania we can share these Speaking questions:
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Where do you live now?
Do you like living there? Why?
Are there a lot of bicycle riders in your city?
Is it popular to ride a bicycle in your country?
Do you have a bicycle?
How often do you go for a walk?
Do you think people will walk more or less in the future?

Cue Card
Describe a statue or a work of art that you saw recently. Please say
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Where and when did you see it?


What does it look like?
How did you feel about it?
How did other people feel about it?

Discussion
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Do you think the government should pay for publicly displayed works of art?
Do you think that artists are undervalued? Why?
What makes a work of art valuable, in your opinion?
What is the difference between a well made object and a work of art?
Do you think an advertisement can be considered a piece of art?

IELTS test in Australia April 2014 (General


Training)
Thanks to the IELTS test taker A from Australia we know the questions and topics from a recent
exam:
Listening test
Section 1. A customer called an insurance company to make a claim.
Section 2. A student and a teacher were talking about how to approach a
project with three sections.
Section 3, 4. Dont remember.
Reading test
Passage 1. Different ads promoted different venues and courses for water sports.
Questions: match ads with the corresponding sentences.
Passage 2. A lecture about hornbills (birds).
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.
Passage 3, 4. Dont remember.
Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
Write a letter to a friend inviting him/her to watch a movie that he/she wanted to see. Tell him/her
- What movie is it?
- Why do you think it might be interesting?
- Make arrangements to watch it together.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Some people think one should stay all their life in the same job, whereas others advocate changing
jobs from time to time. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Speaking test
Interview
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What is your full name?


Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?

Cue Card
Talk about a situation when a stranger did something kind for you. Please say

- What did he/she do?


- When and where did it happen?
- How did that make you feel?
Discussion
- How do people get involved in community services?
- Why do they do it, in your opinion?