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IELTS test in India – December 2016 (General Training)

When R took the IELTS test in India he was asked the following questions in Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your local council about garbage and other problems on your street. In your letter

– Describe the problem.
– What are the causes of the problem, in your opinion?
– Suggest a solution to this problem.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that a person’s success depends on his/her upbringing by parents. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and examples from your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Where do you live now?
– What can you see from the window?
– Why do people like chocolate?
– On what occasions do you give chocolate as a present?
– Did you have a chance to meet any celebrities in public places?
– Would you like to be a celebrity? Why?

Cue Card

Describe your favourite advertisement. Please say

– What is it about?
– Where and when did you see it?
– Why did you like it?


– Did it influence you in some way? How?
– Do you think advertising plays an essential role in our life?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS Speaking test in Iran – December 2016

Our friend M took the IELTS Speaking test in Iran and remembered the following 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?
– Let’s talk about your free time and weekends.
– What do you usually do during this time?
– Do you plan your weekends ahead?
– Why do you do it?
– What’s your plan for the next weekend?
– Let’s talk about gifts.
– On what occasions do people give presents to one another in your country?
– Why do people give presents?
– Do you like to give or receive presents?
– Why is it so?

Cue Card

Talk about a time when you had to get up early in the morning. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Why did you have to do it?
– How did you feel later in the day?


– Do you prefer to wake up early in general?
– When is it important to be on time?
– Why is it important?
– On what occasions it’s not good to be on time?
– Why is that?



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