IELTS test in India – July 2014 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers from India (thanks, M and A!) shared the following information about their recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A discussion regarding a wedding reception.

Section 2. Directions for getting around some facility.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A discussion about mining in Canada.

Reading test

Passage 1. About traveling by train.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Information about clubs in a certain area for easy selection.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. A text about an autistic person named Tammy.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to a friend who stays in another country that you are planning to visit and say

– What do you plan to see?
– Ask his/her opinion on where to stay.
– Suggest some activities you can do together.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that cell phones should be for personal use only; others, however, feel cell phones should be used mostly for work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Is there a park in your area?
– When did you visit a park?

Cue Card

Describe an important letter that you have received. Please say

– When did you receive the letter?
– Who was it from?
– Why was it important?


– What does ‘effective communication’ mean to you?
– What do you think about the use of pictures in communication?
– How will communication change in the future?

IELTS test in the UK, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia – July 2014 (Academic Module)

Three IELTS test takers from the UK, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia sent information about their exams and it looks like these countries had the same exam. No one remembered the Listening or the Reading, only the Writing and Speaking questions were shared.

Writing testIELTS test in the UK

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the number of cell phones, telephones and internet users between 1995 and 2005 in China.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays children have too much freedom, some people say. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? 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 public transport often?
– Do people use trains in your area? Why?
– Do you prefer to use a train and not your car? Why?
– Is it raining often where you live?
– Do you like rain? Why?

Cue Card 1

Describe a picture of you that you like, taken by somebody. Please say

– Who took the picture?
– Where and when was it?
– What is shown on it?

Discussion 1

– Do you think people are taking many photographs these days?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a beautiful place that you would like to live in. Please say

– Where is this place?
– How did you know about it?
– Why do you like it so much?

Discussion 2

– Why do some people prefer to live in a big city?
– What can be done to stop people from moving to cities from rural areas?



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