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IELTS test in Perth, Australia – January 2018 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Perth, Australia (thanks, K!) remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions from a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing how many people visited cinemas in three different years in one European country during 7 days.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many business meetings and training are happening online and not in real offices. Do you think advantages outweigh the disadvantages in this matter?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Is it a full time or a part time job?
– Do you like it?
– Where do you live now?
– How long have you been living there?
– How far is your home from here?
– Do you like animals? Why?
– What kind of wild animal do you like?
– Do you have a pet at home?

Cue Card

Describe an important event in your life that you have celebrated recently. Please say

– What was it?
– Who was celebrating it with you?
– How did you celebrate it?


– How did you feel after that?
– Do you like big or small celebrations?
– Why is that?

IELTS Speaking test in Ecuador – January 2018

Today’s IELTS update comes from a very exotic country – Ecuador. Our friend M took the IELTS test there and remembered the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Ecuador


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What activities do people do on holidays in your country?
– Were the things you did on holidays as a child different from now? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about something you bought that made you happy. Please say

– What was it?
– What did you do with it?
– Why did it make you happy?


– What kind of things do people like to buy?
– Why do people buy those things?
– When something breaks, do people prefer to buy a new item or to fix the old one?
– Why is that?



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