IELTS test in Taiwan – September 2011 (Academic Module)

Our kind friend from G from Taiwan has shared some information about his IELTS exam. He didn’t remember much about the Listening or Reading, but we have his Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph describing data on marriages.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that advertisements targeting children may have negative effects on them, and suggest banning such advertisements as a solution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– Do you like swimming?
– Why do you like it?
– Would you recommend swimming for children?
– Do you like taking photographs?
– What kind of photographs do you like?
– Why?

Cue Card

Talk about the kind of clothes you prefer. Please say

– What kind of clothes do you like?
– Why do you like that particular kind?
– Where do you buy such clothes?


– More questions about fashionable clothes.
– Will you go shopping for clothes or buy them online?
– Do you think clothes can affect people’s behavior?

IELTS Speaking test in India – September 2011

The questions below are from a recent IELTS exam in India, shared by our kind friend B (thank you!).

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– What is your profession?
– What do you like about your home?
– What do you dislike about your home?
– Do you want to change anything in your home?
– What is your favorite place at home? Why?
– Do you like your name?
– Do you know something about the custom of naming children in your culture?

Cue Card

Describe a family function you have attended. Please say

– What was the function?
– Who was there with you?
– How did you enjoy the function?


– What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a joint/big family?
– What are the skills a child learns from the family?
– Discuss the importance of family.
– What is more important to you, family or friends? Why?



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