IELTS test in Iran and India – December 2013 (General Training)

Our friends P and F shared the following topics and questions from recent IELTS exams in Iran and India, which were the same.

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A woman was answering survey questions. She was asked what she likes about her town and why.

Section 2. Information about music classes.

Section 3. Radio conversation about some cook books.

Section 4. Description of seeds.

Reading test

Passage 1. About whales, the singing giants.

Passage 2. About bus services in New Zealand.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a complaint letter to the owner of the apartment that you have rented for a week about the poor service you received. Please include

– an explanation of the problems you have faced
– what you want the owner to do about them
– a suggestion how the situation can be improved

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that there should be a single official international language. Others oppose to this idea. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like sunny days?
– What do you do during sunny days?
– What is the difference between children’s activities nowadays and in the past?

Cue Card

Talk about a TV program that you watched recently. Please say

– What was it about?
– Did you like it or not? Why?


– Is advertising a good thing or not? Why?
– Should advertising be regulated?
– Why are international channels becoming more popular?
– Is it good to have a 24 hours international news channel?

IELTS Speaking test in India – December 2013

These speaking questions were shared by S who took the IELTS test in India recently:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is you hometown?
– Why do you like living there?
– Do you like growing or keeping plants at home?
– Is it necessary to keep plants at home?
– Did you grow plants when you were young?
– Do you like birthday celebrations?
– Do you like celebrating your own birthday? Why?
– What was so special about birthdays in your childhood?
– What did you do during these birthday parties?

Cue Card

Describe a letter that you received and the reason it was important to you. Please say:

– Who sent this letter?
– When and where was it?
– How did you feel about it?


– Did you show this letter to anyone?
– Do you think nowadays letters are used often enough?
– What about personal letters?
– What are the disadvantages of letters?
– How should one write a business letter?
– Why do people feel better when receiving a hand-written letter?



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