IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria – November 2015

An IELTS test taker from Nigeria (thanks, B!) remembered and shared the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Nigeria


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose it?
– Can you describe your home town?
– Do you enjoy working or studying in a group?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Describe a song that reminds you of a particular time in your life. Please say

– What song is it?
– Where and when did you hear it?
– What memories does it bring?


– Do you think everybody can sing?
– What is the difference between those who took music lessons and those who didn’t?
– How does music influence different cultures?
– Why are some musicians more successful than others?
– Who is your favourite musician? Why?

IELTS test in India – November 2015 (General Training)

Below are the questions J remembered from his IELTS exam in India:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Filling out a flight attendant application form.

Section 2. About a certain type of fish in a particular area.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About B.C. times (ancient) research.

Reading test

Passage 1. A guide for buying a second-hand car.
Questions: True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. Advertisements of various flats.

Passage 3. Recruitment policy in a bank.

Passage 4. About people that were famous for mining water from earth in ancient times, but got sentenced to death.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently read that your local newspaper is holding a “Best Neighbours” competition. Write a letter to the editor and include the following:

– Give details about yourself.
– What competition do you want to participate in?
– Why should you and your neighbours win it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some languages spoken by very few people are losing their importance and may become extinct completely. Is it a good or a bad development? What are the reasons for this?



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