IELTS test in Singapore and Australia – March 2015 (General Training)

Thanks to K and R who took the IELTS test in Singapore and Australia, we know that their exams were the same, and here are the questions they remembered (only the Writing and Speaking questions were shared).

Writing testIELTS test in Singapore

Writing task 1 (a letter)

The company you work for introduced a work-from-home scheme. Write a letter to your manager asking for the work-from-home option. In your letter say

– What part of your job can be done from home?
– How many hours will you be able to work from home?
– How will it be helpful to you as well as your employer?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Usually students have to study a range of different subjects. Some people believe that learning subjects without being interested in them won’t be beneficial. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you go on weekends?
– Do you plan your holidays or vacations?
– How do you plan them? Why?
– How did you learn to do it?

Cue Card

Talk about a famous public figure that you like. Please say

– Who is this person?
– Why do you like him/her?
– When did you first come to know about him/her?


– Sometimes old musicians come back to perform. Why?
– Why is there a need for them to perform again, in your view?

IELTS Speaking test in Nepal – March 2015

An IELTS test taker from Nepal (thanks, B!) shared the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Nepal


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– Do you like living there?
– Are there any shops close to your place?
– How do you manage your time?
– Where did you learn to do it?

Cue Card

Describe a song that you remember from your childhood. Please say

– What kind of song is it?
– Why do you remember this song?
– How do you feel while listening to it?


– What music is popular with people in different age groups in your country?
– Does the kind of music we like change as we grow older? Why?
– How does a song become a symbol of cultural identity of a country?
– How important is teaching a child about music or to play a musical instrument? Why?



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