IELTS Speaking test in Karachi, Pakistan – June 2011

Our kind friend D from Karachi shared his recent IELTS speaking test questions. Enjoy!

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– Where do you live?
– What do you like about your apartment?
– What would you like to change in your apartment?
– What is your idea of happiness?
– What does make you happy?
– Is happiness important?
– Is unhappiness always a bad thing?

Cue Card

Talk about a job that helps people and the society we live in. Please say

– What is this job?
– How did you come to know about it?
– What kind of people can do this job?
– How does this job make this world a better place?


– What is your opinion about people who work as security guards?
– Why do they take up such jobs?
– Should they get higher salaries? Why?
– Are there any other important industries in a country?
– Do you think they are responsible for pollution of the environment?
– Should these industries be banned ?
– Will industries adapt to climate change in the future?

IELTS test in Australia – June 2011 (Academic Module)

Below are the topics and questions shared by our kind friend J after his IELTS exam in Australia. The only sections J remembered were Writing and Speaking.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a production diagram of canned fruits. It was showing the whole process from picking up fruits to the distribution of final product.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

News is a source of knowledge about the world. How much can we trust the journalists? What are the qualities a good journalist should have?

Speaking test


– Talk about the weather.
– Compare the weather in Australia and your country of origin.
– What is the importance of flowers in your country?
– Do they have some special meaning in your country?
– Do you know any particular flower that is important?
– What do public holidays mean to you?
– How important to you to have holidays from time to time?

Cue Card

Described a place near water ( lake or river) that you have visited recently. Please say

– Where is it located
– Who did you go with?
– What did you do there?
– What did you like or dislike about this place?


– What do you think about the global warming?
– Do you like to travel by ships?
– Compare traveling by ships/boats in the past and nowadays.
– How does the global warming affect the oceans?



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