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IELTS test in India – May 2017 (Academic Module)

Below are the Writing and Speaking questions that H remembered after taking the IELTS test in India:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the correlation between university studies, health, and pension from 1990 to 2015 with a projection to 2050. Also how the government spends the GDP on above matters.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many parents believe that children’s usage of tablets or computers would be good for their future academic career. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such belief? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or 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?
– Do you send emails?
– How will emails work in the future?
– What could emails be useful to you for?
– Where do you live now?
– Can you describe your home?
– Would you like to move to a different place? Why?
– What would be the main reason for you to change your house?
– What will you have in your own house?

Cue Card

Describe your experience of changing schools or moving home. Please say

– What was your experience?
– How did you feel about meeting new classmates or neighbors?
– Would you do it again in the future? Why?


Don’t remember.

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.