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IELTS Speaking test in the Philippines – January 2017

When P took the IELTS Speaking test in the Philippines he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in the Philippines


– 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 love your work?
– What are your plans for the future?
– Can you tell me something exciting about your town?
– Do you like celebrations?
– What do you usually celebrate in your town?

Cue Card

Talk about a science subject that you studied and liked. Please say

– What is it?
– Why did you choose it?
– How can you use it in life?


– Why are you interested in this field of science?
– What do you think about the next technological advancements in the future?
– Can you give some examples?
– Do you think scientific discoveries can have some positive and negative effects at the same time?
– What inventions might be developed in the future, in your opinion?
– Do we have self-driving cars already?
– Why do we need them?
– Please give some examples.

IELTS test in India – January 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend P took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation about a film club membership.

Section 2. A talk about berry growing farm, Hawsberry Harvest.

Section 3. A conversation between a professor and two students regarding their field trip.

Section 4. About Baltic amber, its properties and use.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the discovery of ancient printed books.

Passage 2. About combination of Arts and Engineering.

Passage 3. About water fluoridation.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table that was showing the total water usage in four countries: Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Spain and Canada. We had to summarize and compare the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The main aim of advertising campaign is to increase sales of a certain product, but people don’t really need it. To what extent you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.



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