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IELTS Speaking test in India – May 2017

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in India recently 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 is your job?
– What do you do there?
– Do you need to work extra hours?
– How would you like to spend free time if you had it?

Cue Card

Tell me about a quiet place that you last visited. Please say

– What and where is it?
– When did you visit it?
– Who did you visit it with?


– Did you like or dislike it? Why?
– Why do you think Golden Temple is a quiet place?
– What are other places people like to go to?
– Are there other places to visit except historical landmarks?
– Please give some examples.
– What are the main sources of noise in your city?
– How can infrastructure be linked?
– How can the government reduce noise pollution?

IELTS test in India – May 2017 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from India shared the following topics and questions after his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Booking of movie tickets for a group of 21 people over the phone.

Section 2. Description of cycling route on the map.

Section 3. About facilities available in different locations at the cycle-race track.

Section 4. About wild boars in Australia: eating habits, preferences and how they cause damage to the local inhabitants.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the swimming instructor job, its responsibilities and selection criteria.

Passage 2. About different campsites and their locations in New Zealand.

Passage 3. About work culture in a company and the employees’ redundancy process.

Passage 4. About local libraries, their facilities and access requirements in New Zealand.

Passage 5. About ants’ survival including details about each member’s responsibility in the ant group.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have just moved to a new apartment. Write a letter to your friend and say

– Why did you move?
– Describe your new home.
– Invite him/her to your new place.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that no homework should be given to children. Others, however, say that extra work is needed after school for children and teenagers in order to succeed. Discuss both the views and give your opinion including reasons and relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.



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