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IELTS test in India – February 2018 (General Training)

Our friend U recently took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following topics and questions from Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A friend had invited you for a meal at his/her place. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

– Thank him/her for inviting you
– Describe how you felt about his/her family members
– Make suggestions about his/her visit to your place

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that the effective way to reduce pollution is to tax the companies which cause it. Others think that there are better ways to achieve this. Discuss both the sides and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where do you live?
– What do you like about the place where you live?
– What outdoor and indoor activities did you do with your parents when you were a child?
– Has the type of travelling changed since you were a child, and how?
– Do you use a computer? For what?
– Do you think computers have changed peoples’ lives today? How and why?

Cue Card

Describe an advertisement that you like the most. You should say

– What is the product in the advertisement?
– Where did you see it first?
– Why do you like the advertisement the most?

Follow up question: Do you still watch this advertisement?


– What forms of media are used for advertising products?
– Which form is used the most today?
– What does social media advertise the most?
– What role does music play in advertising?
– Does it make any difference, and how?
– How will the media change in the next 50 years?

IELTS test in the UK – February 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friend F took the IELTS test in the UK and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. A phone conversation where a lady was trying to book a camp site in Southern California.

Section 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. A text about American libraries.

Passage 2. About Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the hours spent on domestic chores at three time points, broken down by gender and whether the person was in full or part time employment or unemployed. We had to summarise and describe it.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think parents are responsible for transporting their children to school. Others think it is the government’s responsibility. 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 do you do?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– What time do you have your meals usually?
– Have your eating habits changed since you were a child?
– Why do you think it is so?

Cue Card

Talk about a traditional product from your country. Please say

– What is it?
– Why is it so popular?
– Do you use it yourself?


Further discussion on the importance of traditional customs and who is responsible for upholding them.



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