IELTS Speaking test in Uzbekistan – June 2014

An IELTS test taker from Uzbekistan shared the Speaking questions below:

Speaking testIELTS test in Uzbekistan


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose to study this subject?
– How did you celebrate your last birthday?
– Is it important to celebrate birthdays?
– Do children like birthday celebration more than adults? Why?
– Do you like to talk about the weather? Why?
– What sort of climate do you prefer?
– Do you like an extreme climate? Why?
– What season do you like the most? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a school friend that you remember well. Please say

– Who was your friend?
– Describe your friendship with him/her.
– What did you two talk about?
– How long didn’t you see him/her for?


– What is the importance of having friends?
– Do you think today it is easier to make new friends than in the past? Why?
– How do social networks affect this process?
– Why is it so important to some people?
– If not through social networks, how can we make new friends then?

IELTS test in Korea – June 2014 (General Training)

The IELTS test taker C from Korea shared the following information about a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Korea

Section 1. A phone call to reserve some tickets for an event.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. Description of a map and the location of different buildings in the area.

Section 3. A talk about research on different kinds of pigeons and their behavior.
Questions: multiple choice, match facts to paragraphs.

Section 4. About male and female personnel in workplaces, their preferences in work and working environment.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About women’s maternity leave, holiday payments and salary.

Passage 2. About admissions to a college.

Passage 3. A step by step process for filling a Police check application and getting a Police inspection certificate.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Passage 4. About a popular musical band in Norway.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write an application letter asking to delay the essay submission in a course you’re taking.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays cultures of different countries are becoming more similar than they used to be. What are the reasons? Is it a positive or a negative development? Give your own opinion and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you use dictionary?
– How often do you use it?
– How would you feel receiving a dictionary as a gift?
– Where would you like to live?
– What don’t you like in the area where you live now?
– Will you stay in that area for a long time?

Cue Card

Talk about a book that you read recently and were impressed by. Please say

– What book was it?
– How did you feel about it?
– Why did it impress you?


– Do you think people nowadays read more or less compared to the past?
– What is more effective: reading or watching TV?
– Who is reading more in your opinion: young or old people?
– What factors do affect reading?



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