IELTS test in Nigeria – May 2015 (Academic Module)

Two test takers from Nigeria (thanks, S and D!) remembered the writing and speaking questions from a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Nigeria

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram and a graph showing some details about employees and self-employed, men and women in the UK in 2011. The diagram described their working hours and attitude to work. We were asked to explain and summarise all the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

At present the media affects people’s lives significantly. What impact does this have on the society? Is it a negative or a positive development?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you watch TV?
– When do you usually do it?
– Do you like watching advertisements? Why?

Cue Card 1

Describe a situation when you felt that what you do is a waste of time. Please say

– What and when was it?
– Why did feel this way?
– What did you do to change this?

Discussion 1

– Should parents encourage their children to manage time properly?
– When is the best time to start doing it?

Cue Card 2

Describe an event from your childhood. Please say

– What event was it?
– What do you remember about the event?
– Why do you think this event was memorable?

Discussion 2

– Do you have a lot of family events?
– What differentiates childhood from adulthood, in your opinion?

IELTS test in Iran – May 2015 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Iran remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Iran

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar-graph and a chart showing the different ways European country students use to get to school. We had to compare them.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays in some countries the numbers of children aged 15 and younger are increasing. What are the current and future effects of ever increasing population?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Let’s talk about your home.
– Is it a house or an apartment you live in?
– Can you describe it?
– How long have you been living in this house/apartment?
– Which room is your favourite? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a job that is important in your country. Please say

– What job is it?
– Who can work in this job?
– What skills are necessary for doing it?


– Which type of holiday is your favourite? Why?
– Do you think we must have more holidays?
– What do you usually do on holidays?
– Do you plan your holidays ahead?
– Do you think it’s a good idea for everyone to go to university?



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