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IELTS Speaking test in India – March 2018

When M took the IELTS Speaking test in India, the examiner 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 subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose it?
– Is it a popular choice among your friends? Why?
– Let’s talk about music.
– Do you like it? Why?
– What kind of music do you prefer?
– Did it change in the recent years? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a place where you usually go with your friends. Please say

– What place and where is it?
– When did you visit it for the first time?
– What do you do there?


– Explain why you go there.
– Do you like public places?
– Do you like to visit big events?
– Is being social good? Why?
– What are the pros and cons of being social?

IELTS test in Australia – March 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friend N took the IELTS test in Australia and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A customer was lodging a complaint about a defective refrigerator.

Section 2. About a company called “Connections” finding hosts for new overseas students in Australia.

Section 3. Some information and discussion about bacterial diseases in Australia.

Section 4. A discussion about obesity as a disease and increase in cases in the UK.

Reading test

Passage 1. A discussion about company that created a number of courses for different students.

Passage 2. Advertisement about different types of training for schools.

Passage 3. A discussion about team work in a company and how it helps to succeed.

Passage 4. A discussion about skinks (a type of lizard) in New Zealand.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given pictures of a geographical site in 2004 and 2014. In the 2014 picture there were new discoveries such as ancient stadium, houses and reduced forest area. We had to summarise and compare both pictures.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that new houses should be built in the same style as older houses in the local area. Others disagree and say that local authorities should allow people to build houses in the styles of their own choice. Discuss both views and give your opinion.



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