IELTS Speaking tests in Malaysia and Nigeria – March 2011

Our kind friends S and K sent us the Speaking questions that they were asked in their exams in Malaysia and Nigeria.

Speaking test 1


– Do you live in a rural or urban area?
– Do you like it there, and why?
– Do you think that people sometimes need time to be alone?
– Why do you think so?
– Do you think it is easy to find time to be alone, nowadays?
– Do you think that choosing a gift is easy?
– Do you prefer to receive or to give gifts, and why?

Cue Card

Tell me about a peaceful place that you like, please say

– Where is the place located?
– What is this place?
– How did you come to know about the place?
– Why do you like that place?


– Noise levels in urban area becoming a problem. How do you think this can be reduced?

Speaking test 2


– What is your name?
– What should I call you?
– May I see your ID?
– Do you live in a city or a village?
– What do you like the most about your home town?
– Lets talk about painting, what kind of painting did you do as a child?

Cue Card

Talk about the oldest person that you know. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How old is he/she?
– What does he/she do?
– When did you see him/her last time?


– What is the attitude towards aged people where you live?
– Do you think it has changed over time and why?

IELTS test in the UK – March 2011 (Academic Module)

This IELTS exam was shared by D (thank you!), who remembered this much:

Listening test

Section 1. A phone conversation between two friends.

Section 2. Don’t remember.

Section 3. A discussion about project work among 3 people.

Section 4. A professor was presenting his report.

Reading test

Passage 1. A report about usage of electronic devices in airplanes.

Passage 2. A research into sea cows.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a chart which described foreign students’ applications to a UK university from 1999 to 2003. There were 4 categories of countries of origin (EU countries, Middle East, Far East and African countries).

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Costs of international travel are decreasing and the tourism is growing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of an increasing tourism activity in different countries?

Speaking test


– Where are you from?
– What is your full name?
– What should I call you?
– Can I see your ID?
– Are you currently working or studying?
– What are your responsibilities at work?
– Do you enjoy doing your current job? Why?
– What do you study?
– Which part do you like the most about your studies?
– Do you like flowers?
– Why do you like / dislike flowers?
– In your country, when do people give flowers to others?
– Is there any festival in your country involving the use of flowers?

Cue Card

Describe a successful company that you know. Please say:

– How did you hear about the company?
– How did this company become successful?
-What is your opinion about the company?


– In your opinion what is better: working for someone and having a boss above you, or having your own business and managing it yourself?



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