IELTS test in India – August 2015 (General Training)

Below are the questions and topics that A remembered from his recent IELTS exam in India:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A telephone conversation between a medical service representative and a patient with back pain in the middle of the night.

Section 2. A beach resort manager explained about the layout and facilities available as well as the resort rules.

Section 3. A conversation between two research students and their professor about their field trip and findings.

Section 4. A monologue about economics and trust.

Reading test

Passage 1. Various advertisements of clubs and resource centres.

Passage 2. An article on hazardous industrial chemicals and related details.

Passage 3. An article about childcare facilities.

Passage 4. A research article about endangered species of frogs in Australia.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You would like to apply for a full-time position at an international company. Write to the human resources department and say

– What job are you interested in?
– Explain what you are currently doing.
– Why do you think you are best candidate for the job?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In some countries people prefer to live alone more often than in the past. Do you think this is a positive or a negative development? Why?

IELTS test in Serbia – August 2015 (Academic Module)

The IELTS topics and questions below were remembered by V from Serbia:

Listening testIELTS test in Serbia

Section 1. A woman and a man discussed available jobs for her in Nottingham.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. A talk about a certain museum in the UK.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 2 words).

Section 3. A student talked with his tutor about his research on football.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 4. About the health state of children in New Zealand.
Questions: filling in blanks, short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), multiple choice.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the history of dolls.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About stress at work and suggestions on how to cope with it.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. About rare and extinct species of lizards in New Zealand.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, match letters to paragraphs.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two maps representing the Sydney International Airport in 1930 and today. We had to compare and describe the changes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

The most important decision young people have to make is about choosing their career. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and examples.


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you like about your studies?
– What is more important, good students or teachers?
– Do you like to eat vegetables and fruits? Why?
– Did you enjoy it as a child, too?
– Is it difficult to find healthy food in your area?
– How important is relaxation for you?
– Do you think students need it more than others? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a place where you can relax other than your home. Please say

– What and where is this place?
– Why do you like it there?
– How did you find it?


– What can employers do for workers to help them relax?
– How important is it? Why?
– Who should be responsible for providing facilities for elderly people?



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