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IELTS Speaking test in Kenya – January 2016

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The speaking questions below were sent by N who took the IELTS test in Kenya.

Speaking testIELTS test in Kenya


- What is your name?
- Where do you come from?
- What is your hometown?
- Why do you like your home town?
- Do you like the house you live in? Why?
- Which room in the house is your favorite? Why?
- If you could change anything in your house, what would it be and why?

Cue Card

Talk about a time when you had to make a difficult choice. Please say:

- Why was it difficult?
- What and whom did it involve?
- What was the outcome of the choice you made?
- Were there any consequences?


- Looking back, would you have made the same choice now? Why?
- Who do you think has a harder time making decisions, children or adults? Why?
- Do you mostly have hard time making decisions of your own?
- Give examples in the everyday life when people have to make hard choices.
- Choosing between money and freedom, what do you think most people from your country would choose? Why?
- Do you prefer to go to a small shop rather than a big one? Why?
- What is changing in your country?
- Ten years from now, do you think people would have easier or harder decisions to make? Why?

IELTS test in India – January 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend M took the IELTS test in India recently and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Loan application form including details such as the loan amount, personal details, purpose of the loan.

Section 2. A lecture about a man-made Scottish canal.
Questions: multiple choice, map labelling.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of wooden barrels: their origin, construction, current state and use.

Passage 2. About extinction of animals and mammals in particular in Australia.
Questions: match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart showing the number of teenagers who attended universities in four different countries in 2008.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays leisure industry products and modern gadgets are widely used by young people. The use of these products reduces the young generation’s creativity. 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 your house.
- Which room do you like the most?
- Is there anything you want to change in the house?
- What would it be?
- Why would you like to do it?

Cue Card

Describe an item you have recently bought that is useful to you. Please say

- What is it?
- Where and when did you buy it?
- Why did you buy it?


- What do you think about marketing products?
- What do you think about brand value?
- Is there a direct correlation between brand and its quality?



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