IELTS test in Vietnam and Singapore – February 2015 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from Vietnam and Singapore (who had the same exam) remembered the following questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Vietnam

Section 1. A conversation between two friends about job vacancies. One of them has also commented on each company.

Section 2. A student was talking to a tutor about his work on the history of football.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. The result of a survey about children’s nutrition in 3 areas.

Reading test

Passage 1. Tattoo as a cultural characteristic of people of Polynesian islands.

Passage 2. How different (Eastern and Western) mentality affects people’s approach in life.

Passage 3. About apes and animal rights.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart illustrating the population in the US, China, India and Japan as a percentage of the world’s total in 1990, 2009 and a projection for 2050.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many people think that too much attention and resources are given to protection of wild animals and birds. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe the amenities around your place.
– Let’s talk about fashion.
– Do you like fashionable things?
– Do you dress differently on weekends and weekdays?
– What is your favourite colour? Why?
– Do you think it will change as you grow older?
– Let’s talk about body language.
– Do Asian people use body language?
– Can we communicate without words?
– Is there a particular form of body language that you find offensive?
– Do impatient people get their way?
– Is it possible to be too nice?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you had to be nice to someone you dislike. Please say

– Who is this person?
– Why don’t you like him/her?
– Why did you still have to be nice to him/her?


Don’t remember.

IELTS test in India – February 2015 (General Training)

Three IELTS test takers from India (thanks K, R, and D!) collectively remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions from a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your employer wants to recruit a new person for the office. Write a letter to your friend about this vacancy and say

– What job is it?
– Why is this job suitable for him/her?
– How can he/she apply for it?

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that money is the most important factor for achieving happiness. However, others believe that happiness has nothing to do with money. Do you agree or disagree? Give your own opinion and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Which part of the country are you from?
– How long do you and your family live there?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What do you think about public holidays in your country?
– Do you think there should be fewer public holidays in your country? Why?
– What is your favourite public holiday? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance when you invited friends or relatives for a meal in a restaurant or at home. Please say

– Whom and why did you invite?
– When and where to did you invite them?
– Describe what happened during the meal.


– Is it common to go to restaurants in your country?
– What do people cook on special occasions?
– Will people stop cooking in the future? Why?
– Why do you think people cook special food on special occasions?



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