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IELTS test in Ireland – November 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend S took the IELTS test in Ireland, and her Writing and Speaking questions were as follows:

Writing testIELTS test in Ireland

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given tables showing information about non-graduate and graduate average salaries in the UK between 2000 and 2010.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people support the development of factory farming and the science creation of fruits and vegetables in agriculture, but others oppose to these developments. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What training did you do?
– Are you planning any additional training in the future?

– Does a name have any importance in your culture?
– Is there a particular meaning to your name?
– Why were you given this name?
– Is naming a child a big occasion in your country?
– What did you do in your free time with your family as a child?
– Do you ever do the same activities in your free time and on holidays?

Cue Card

Talk about a park or a garden you have visited in your childhood. Please say

– Where and when was it?
– Who did you go there with?
– Did you like it? Why?


– Are national parks common in your country?
– Do you think parks are necessary in our cities? Why?
– What facilities should be in a park? Why?
– Should parks be free or have an entry fee?
– Do people in your home country go to visit scenic routes or places?
– Do you think people in this country would like to visit these places?
– Are scenic places in your home country and here the same?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – November 2017

Our friend M took the IELTS Speaking test in Iran and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– 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 it?
– What is the interesting point in your field of study?
– Do you use e-mail a lot?
– When do you usually use it?
– Who do you mostly send e-mail to?
– Is it common to send e-mail in your country?
– Do you like to read magazines?
– What kind of magazines do you prefer?
– Who mostly reads magazines, younger or older people, in your opinion?
– Why is that?
– What is the positive side of reading magazines?
– What is the status of reading magazines in your community?

Cue Card

Talk about a company that employs a lot of people. Please say

– What company is it?
– How did you hear about it?
– Why does it employ so many people?


– When is the best time to retire, in your opinion? Why?
– Do you think early retirement is good? Why?
– What is the employment rate in your country?
– What are the benefits of having a job?
– What is more important, a good salary or a good team to work in?
– What other features of a job would you consider?



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