IELTS test in Tokyo, Japan – August 2014 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker A from Japan remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Japan

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You had an incident during your stay in a hotel. One of the staff members was very helpful. Write a letter to the hotel management about it and say

– What was the incident?
– How did the staff member help you?
– Suggest how the management should show appreciation to him/her.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that the Olympic games don’t have a role to play in the 21st century. Do you agree or disagree? 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?
– What do you do for a job?
– Did you always want to do it?
– How did you feel on the first day at work?
– Let’s talk about your weekly schedule.
– Do you do the same things every day?
– What is your favourite day of the week? Why?
– What is the busiest day of the week for you?
– If you could change something in your daily schedule would you do it? Why?
– What changes would you do exactly?

Cue Card

Talk about a friend that you had during your school days. Please say

– Who was he/she?
– How did you become friends?
– What did you two talk about?
– Why was he/she interesting to you?


– When did you last see your friend?
– Let’s talk about friends and friendship.
– What is the importance of friends?
– Would you like to have a few very good friends or a lot of just friends?
– If you had a problem, would you go to your friends or family? Why?
– Can you give me an example of such situation?
– Do you think it is always better to talk to your friends about such a problem?

IELTS test in Canada – August 2014 (Academic Module)

Thanks to the IELTS test taker S from Canada we can share the topics and questions from a recent exam (except for the Listening, which S couldn’t remember).

Reading testIELTS test in Canada

Passage 1. About a 296 year-old skull of European origin that was discovered in Australia.

Passage 2. How paper banknotes originated from metal coins.

Passage 3. A strategy of superstores.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two line graphs showing the amount of male and female prisoners in Australia from 1911 to 2001.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that mobile phones should be banned in public, especially on public transport, in restaurants and cinemas. Others think that mobile phones should be allowed to use anywhere. 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?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– Did you like the first day of your job?
– What type of weather do you like?
– Do you discuss the weather with your friends?

Cue Card

Describe a law in your home country, that you feel is very good for people. Please say

– What is it?
– How did you get to know about this law?
– Why do you think it is good for people?


– Do you think rules and laws are important? Why?
– What qualities of a police officer are the most important in your view?
– Should a police officer be punctual? Why?
– Are rules and laws strictly obeyed in your country?



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