IELTS Speaking test in Lagos, Nigeria – August 2014

The IELTS test taker D from Nigeria remembered the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Nigeria


– 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?
– Do you use a computer at work?
– How important is it for you? Why?
– When did you see a computer for the first time?
– When did you use it for the first time?
– What was it for?
– Do you think it is good that children are exposed to computers at an early age now? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a place that you have visited far away from home. Please say

– Where and what is this place?
– How did you travel to this place?
– What did you do there?


– What mode of travel do you prefer? Why?
– What are the advantages of travelling by air?
– Do you think air travel is becoming globalised?
– Do you think airlines are managing the gas emissions correctly?
– Do you think that passengers would be willing to pay more for travel to fund a way to reduce these emissions properly?

IELTS test in Nepal, Saudi Arabia and the UK – August 2014 (General Training)

Three IELTS test takers from Nepal, Saudi Arabia and the UK said their exams were the same. Here are the Writing and Speaking questions they remembered:

Writing testIELTS test in Nepal

Writing task 1 (a letter)

There is a bad road in your locality. Write a letter to the council telling about the problem with the road. In your letter

– introduce yourself,
– explain what and where the problem is,
– suggest what the council should do about it.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that competition helps children to be better prepared for their future, while others say that competition can be harmful for children and should be limited to adults. 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?
– What subject are you studying?

Cue Card

Talk about a city that you have visited recently. Please say

– What and where is the city?
– Why did you go there?
– What did you like or dislike about it?


– Do you like travelling?
– Do you prefer to do it yourself or with friends?
– What is your favourite destination?



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