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IELTS test in Nigeria – May 2016 (Academic Module)

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An IELTS test taker from Nigeria shared the following details about his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Nigeria

Section 1. A phone conversation regarding hotel reservation.

Section 2. A conversation about bee research in Australia by two researchers.

Section 3. The need for ICT integration for teaching among university lecturers.

Reading test

Passage 1. About a revolution in marketing approach.

Passage 2. About the revolution in Africa.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About the American sign language (ASL).

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the enrollment percentages of female and male students in part-time and full-time programs in an Australian university.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that when children under 18 are committing a crime they should be punished, while others believe they should be educated. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? 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?
- Describe the city you presently live in.
- How effective is the public transport in the city?
- What is the difference in public transport in this city and other cities you visited?
- Do you have flowers in your house?
- Why do people plant flowers?
- Have you cared for a personal flower?
- Do people value flowers in your country?
- Do you read newspapers or magazines?
- Why do you read newspapers?
- When was the last time you bought a newspaper?

Cue Card

Describe a public place in your country. Please say

- why people go there
- who usually goes there, and
- what is so interesting about this place.


- Should there be rules for public places? Why?
- What happens if there are no public places in a city?
- Why would the government want to build public places?
- What challenges would it face most likely?
- Do you think newspapers will not be in existence in the next fifty years? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – May 2016

Our friend B took the IELTS test in Iran and remembered the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Iran


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Which part of your work do you like the most?
- Why is it so?
- Do you prefer to work in the morning or afternoon? Why?
- Describe your hometown.
- Do you like to travel by bus or taxi?
- Is it easy for you to use such transportation method?
- Have you ever been on a long bus journey?

Cue Card

Talk about a photo that influenced you very much. Please say

- Who was the photographer?
- When and where was it taken?
- How did it affect you?


- Do you like taking photographs?
- Do you think taking photos these days is easier compared to the past?
- Do you like other people taking photos of you?
- People like to take photos of their events, celebrations and so on. Why do you think it is so?
- Why do people like to save their photos?
- Some people don’t like to take photos of themselves, why?



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