IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – June 2011

The Speaking questions below were shared by our kind friend J, who took his IELTS exam in Vietnam:

Speaking test


– Can you tell me your full name?
– Please describe your apartment.
– What do you like about it?
– Is there anything you would like to change in the apartment?
– Is color important when you buy things? Why?
– Do you like dark or light colors? Why?
– How important were colors to you when you were a child?
– Do you like your name?
– Have you ever wanted to change your name?
– Who is the one that usually names a child in your country?
– Tell me about the tradition of giving names in your country.

Cue Card

Talk about a character that you admire from your childhood. Please say

– Who was he/she?
– What was he/she like?
– What did he/she do?
– Explain why you admire this character.


– What types of characters do adults usually admire these days? Why?
– Why do people still admire the character even if they know it’s not real?
– What are the characteristics of an actor that is widely admired?
– How much can a character from a movie affect our real life? Why?

IELTS test in Australia – June 2011 (Academic Module)

The topics and questions below were shared by B who took an IELTS exam in Australia recently. He didn’t remember anything about the Listening or Reading, but had a good recollection of the Writing and Speaking questions.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts comparing the percentages of household energy usage and greenhouse gas produced in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Every year rare languages disappear from the world. Some people say this is not important, because it is better to have fewer languages. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– What would you like me to call you?
– What type of job are you doing?
– Do you like this job?
– If you were given a chance, would you change the job?

Cue Card

Talk about a good quality of your character. Please say

– What quality is this?
– How do you manage to keep this good quality?
– Do your family members appreciate this quality of your character?


– What qualities of character are needed for someone to become your friend?
– Do you think you can make friends only with people of similar character?



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