IELTS Speaking test in India – January 2015

An IELTS test taker from India (thanks, P!) was asked the following questions in the Speaking test:

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 subject are you studying?
– What weather do you like the most? Why?
– Do you prefer any particular season?
– Would you like it to continue throughout the year or should the seasons keep changing?

Cue Card

Describe an occasion when you received a very good service from a company or a shop. Please say

– What company/shop was it?
– What was the product that you purchased?
– Describe the person that helped you there.


– Do you think that customers should always receive good service?
– If you received a faulty product, would you prefer to repair or to replace it?
– What jobs do you know that deal with public?
– Do you think that they need a special training? Why?

IELTS test in Singapore and UAE – January 2015 (General Training)

The IELTS questions below were shared by two test takers from the UAE and Singapore (thank you, F and S!). Unfortunately they didn’t remember the Reading or the Listening topics.

Writing testIELTS test in Singapore

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a complaint letter to the manager of the airport about a problem with something you have encountered that is important to get fixed. In your letter
– Provide details of your flight
– Explain about the problem that you had
– Suggest a solution

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some say that music is as important as other subjects in schools, especially at the preschool level. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion.

Speaking test 1


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job description?
– What exactly do you do?
– Do you like it?
– Why did you choose this industry?
– Will you stay at this job for a long time? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a person who impressed you with his/her beauty. Please say

– Who is this person?
– How do you know him/her?
– Why do you think he/she is so beautiful?


– Are clothes important for showing personality?
– How would you describe beauty?

Speaking test 2


– Do you like to live in the city or in the countryside? Why?
– Did you buy anything after seeing an advertisement on TV?
– Do you like to watch ads on TV, the internet or in magazines?
– Do road side posters with advertisements attract your attention?
– Do you think cities are developed in a natural way?
– Do you like to be in nature?
– Do you like camping?
– Have you been camping lately?
– How did you feel about it?
– Was it near a mountain or a lake?
– Can you describe that landscape?

Cue Card

Talk about any sports person who did well in a sporting event. Please say

– Who is this person?
– What sport does he/she play?
– Do you like him/her and why?


Don’t remember.



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