IELTS Speaking test in Indonesia – October 2012

Our friend M shared her speaking topics from a recent IELTS exam in Indonesia:

InterviewIELTS test in Indonesia

– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– Will you recommend your work to other people?
– Do you like to send postcards?
– When did you send your first postcard?
– Will you send a postcard instead of an email?
– Why do you like to send postcards?
– When was the last time you received a postcard?

Cue Card

Talk about a song that influenced your life. Please say:
– What was the song?
– Why do you like the song?
– In what way did that song influence your life?


– What kind of music is popular with young people nowadays?
– What are the benefits of playing music?
– Can playing music be learned?
– Does music have a positive effect on human life or not?
– How about the music that sends a horrible message?

IELTS test in Romania – October 2012 (General Training)

Our friend S who took the IELTS test in Romania remembered the following topics from the Writing and Speaking sections:

Writing testIELTS test in Romania

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a company manager to apply for a part-time job. Please say

– Why do you want this particular job?
– Why are you suitable for this position?
– When are you available to start work?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Sports help to a greater extent to build peace in world. Do you agree or disagree? Give some examples and include relevant experiences in your response.

Speaking test


– What is your name?
– How can I call you?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the greatest challenge at your work?
– Do people in your country dance?
– Do you dance on special occasions?
– How have you planned to name your child?

Cue Card

Describe a plan that you want to fulfill (unrelated to work or studies in your life). Please say

– What is the plan?
– How will you achieve it?
– What have you already done to achieve it?


– How would you feel after you reach it?
– Do children in your country plan and achieve career goals as per their desire?
– Are they allowed to choose their field themselves?
– What are the changes as of now in the mentality of the parents involving their child’s education and career?
– Why do you think people in your country have this particular attitude?
– Do you think there will be any changes in their attitude in the future?



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