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IELTS test in Canada – September 2017 (General Training)

When D took the IELTS test in Canada, he got the following questions in the Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing TestIELTS test in Canada

Writing Task 1 (a letter)

You will be moving to a new office soon. Write a letter to the general manager to request some necessary equipment for your future office. In your letter say

– What equipment will you need and when?
– Explain why you will need it.
– Suggest where to get it from and why.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people believe sport lessons are important in school timetable. Both boys and girls should take part in sports. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give your opinion and include relevant 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 is your job?
– Do you like it?
– Will you change it in the future?
– Why do you think people like jewellery?
– Why do people buy jewellery?
– Do you like it?
– Did you buy it for anyone?
– Was it a friend or a family member?
– How could we teach children to be helpful members of the society?
– What is the role of community in this?
– Do you think people nowadays have become more selfish?

Cue Card

Talk about a friend who studied with you or helped you in any way. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where and when did you meet?
– Why did he/she do it?


– Do you help others?
– Why do you do it?
– How do you feel after that?

IELTS test in India – September 2017 (Academic Module)

Our Indian friend remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions after his recent IELTS exam:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts. One was showing the amounts of water used for certain agricultural products in Australia in 2004. The other was showing their value to Australian economy in the same year. The two pie charts described 5-6 agricultural products.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Billions of dollars are spent on Space research every year. Instead, this money could be used to improve living conditions of people on Earth. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?

Cue Card

Talk about an activity you had done for the first time, that you were excited about. Please say

– What and where did you do?
– Who was there with you?
– Why did you like it so much?


– Was it a dangerous activity, in your opinion?
– Do people get enough information about it?
– What do you want to try next?
– Why?



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