IELTS Speaking test in India – October 2013

The speaking topics below were shared by L, an IELTS test taker from India.

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like writing emails?
– What type of emails do you receive at work?
– Is it better to communicate via email or a phone call?
– Do you like presents?
– What is your favorite gift? Why?
– Have you received gifts that you did not like?
– How did you feel about it?

Cue Card

Talk about your favorite photograph. Please say

– What is on that photograph?
– Why is it your favorite?
– Who took this photograph?


– Is it better to have a postcard or a photograph of the place you have visited?
– Is it good to take pictures of historic buildings?
– Is it necessary to show photographs of places when advertising?
– Is having a collection of photo albums helpful in any way?

IELTS test in Japan – October 2013 (General Training)

Our friend S shared the IELTS topics from a recent exam in Japan:

Writing testIELTS test in Japan

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You had a job interview recently. Write to the manager of the HR division and say

– Describe yourself and the position you applied for.
– Why do you think the interview result was positive?
– Why do you need the interview result soon?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries young people move into their own homes in their early twenties. In other countries, young people stay with their parents until late thirties. Why is it happening? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both situations?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about a new home you moved into or a new job you started recently. Please say

– When did you move/start working?
– Where did you move/start working?
– Why did you move/start working?


– What are the advantages or disadvantages of moving to a new place/starting a new job?
– In the future, do you think that moving will increase or decrease?
– Do you think that having (buying) our own home is important?



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