IELTS Speaking test in Mumbai, India – October 2011

The IELTS speaking questions below were shared by A (thank you!) who took his exam in Mumbai, India. IELTS test in India

Speaking test


– Please introduce yourself.
– Are you working or studying?
– What kind of work do you do?
– What are your job responsibilities?
– What do you like or dislike about your work?
– Was it difficult to find your current job?
– Do you have a mobile phone?
– Do you think we are using them more today then a few years back?
– Do you think our dependency on mobile phones will grow in the future?
– Can you tell me for which purpose are mobiles extremely useful?
– Have you ever had a problem with your mobile while traveling?

Cue Card

Talk about two people from the same family. Please say

– What do they look like?
– How similar are these two persons?
– How much time do they spend together?
– Why did you choose to talk about these two persons?


– How many languages do you know?
– Which language would you like to learn, and why?
– What are the advantages of learning another language?
– How can a person learn a language on their own?
– What difficulties might one face in learning a foreign language?

IELTS test in Saudi Arabia – October 2011 (General Training)

This IELTS exam was shared by S from Saudi Arabia – many thanks to the contributor!

Listening test IELTS test in Saudi Arabia

Section 1. Form filling for a well-being centre. Personal details, current job, phone number, general medical conditions (allergies, headaches, sore eyes), exercises schedule.

Section 2. Discussion between two students about a thesis report.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A lecture about wind farm turbines.
Questions: multiple choice (why turbines are a problem to birds and so on), filling in blanks.

Section 4. A talk from a zoo keeper.
Questions: multiple choice, filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. Various sports competition events.

Passage 2. Return policy guide for online shopping store.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 3. Description of NTC courses.

Passage 4. General information on Polytechnic Courses.
Questions: True / False / Not Given.

Passage 5. Bridge works.
Questions: multiple choice, diagram labeling, matching headings.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently moved to new place. Write a letter to your friend and say.

– Why did you move?
– Compare your new house to the old one.
– Compare the neighborhood.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays parents are leaving their children with someone else during the day, when they are at work. Is it a good or a bad thing to do? Give relevant examples, from your experience or knowledge.



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