IELTS test in India – April 2015 (General Training)

Three IELTS test takers remembered and shared the following details from a recent exam in India:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation between a lady and a furniture removal company.

Section 2. About health club facilities.

Section 3. Information for students about a trip to a desert in Mexico.

Section 4. Information on business ethic and behaviour.

Reading test

Passage 1. Don’t remember.

Passage 2. About public transport and bus stations in particular.

Passage 3. About general employee’s workplace rights.

Passage 4. About glaciers and icebergs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have been invited to your friend’s wedding which will take place in another country next month. Write a letter to the couple and say that you cannot attend.

– Explain why you are unable to come.
– Invite them to visit you after the wedding.
– Describe some activities you can do together when they come to visit.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays there is an increase in people with an unhealthy diet and not doing enough physical exercises. What do you think might be the reason? What can be done to encourage people to have a healthier lifestyle?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you stay?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– What do you like the most about your home?
– What is your favourite room?
– Do you like natural beauty?
– Where do you go to enjoy nature?
– How do you do it?

Cue Card

Talk about the biggest traffic jam that you have experienced. Please say

– Where and when was it?
– What did you do during this time?
– How did you feel about it later?


– How can traffic jams be reduced in cities?
– Will road extensions reduce traffic problems?
– Can you tell me about some initiative by your local municipal authority to reduce traffic?
– How can you persuade people to buy smaller cars?

IELTS test in Australia – April 2015 (Academic Module)

Thanks to the IELTS test taker K from Australia we can share the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A women and a travel agent were discussing a family trip to Vancouver.

Section 2. Description of a leisure centre and its facilities including membership information.
Questions: map labeling.

Section 3. Two people were discussing the Hei-tiki carving artworks of Maori culture.

Section 4. About food safety from different perspectives.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the history of Russian ballet in the past centuries.

Passage 2. About the discovery of episodic memory in various experiments with animals and observation of the human memory.

Passage 3. About the trend of healthy eating and green product launches. Explanation why some green products are selling well while others don’t, and how the green trend impacts on marketing.
Questions: short-answer questions.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the ratio of female and male population on five continents between 1959 and 2005. We had to compare, contrast and summarise the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some teachers tend to reward students with high academic results. Others, however, support and reward students that improved their grades. Discuss both approaches. Give your opinion and provide examples.



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