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IELTS test in Hungary and India – November 2014 (General Training)

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IELTS test takers from Hungary and India (thanks, E and V!) remembered the following details about their apparently identical exams:

Listening testIELTS test in Hungary

Section 1. About a Rhino hostel and its services.

Section 2. A map of “Energy park”, explaining about each building and its purpose.

Section 3. A conversation between two students about bricks which are made from waste products.

Section 4. A link between food and climate change.

Reading test

Passage 1. About car insurance types in the UK.

Passage 2. About certain type of toys for children.

Passage 3. About workplace environment which includes lighting, temperature, noise and so on.

Passage 4. About chocolate, its origin, production and commercial use.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently participated in a training course. Write a letter and give feedback to the organiser.

- Give details about the course.
- What did you like about the course?
- Give some suggestions for improvement.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays young people deliberately damage public places. Why is it happening? What could be a solution for it?

Speaking test


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

Cue Card

Talk about a piece of equipment you have bought that didn’t work. Please say

- What was it?
- What was the problem with it?
- Did you solve it? How?


- Lets talk about inventions.
- Can you name one?
- Do you think inventions directly affect human life?
- Compare the inventions in the past and nowadays.

IELTS test in Canada – November 2014 (Academic Module)

Thanks to V who took the IELTS test in Canada we can share the topics from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Canada

Section 1. On how to organise a surprise party.

Section 2. About hotels reservation.

Section 3. Two students were discussing their thesis.

Section 4. Description of a new resort and its facilities.

Reading test

Passage 1. About graffiti.

Passage 2. About a father and son’s shipping company.

Passage 3. About home advantages in baseball, soccer and ice hockey.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given three pie charts showing the production, consumption and profits in the coffee industry.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

News / Media has an influence on our life and some people think it can have a negative effect. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion.

Speaking test


- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you from?
- Do you work or study?
- Where do you live now?
- Is this place safe for children?
- Can you read maps?
- How often do you use a map?
- What do you prefer, paper or electronic maps?

Cue Card

Talk about a family member with whom you like to spend time. Please say

- Who is he/she?
- Why do you like to spend time with him/her?
- How often do you meet?


- What do you think about social media?
- What are its advantages and disadvantages?
- Do you believe in online friendship?
- Do you prefer to spend time with family or friends?