IELTS test in Canada – November 2015 (Academic Module)

A Canadian IELTS test taker (thanks, C!) remembered the following topics and questions after a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Canada

Section 1. A conversation between a man and a woman about booking a place on a playground for his son.

Section 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Discussion of a presentation of sculptures from Nigeria.

Reading test

Passage 1. A report featuring an interview with a famous Australian writer.

Passage 2, 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the number of hours men and women spent daily on household tasks in Britain in 2012.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that air travel should be restricted because it causes great pollution. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about the place where you grew up.
– Was it a safe place for kids?
– Would you like other children to grow up in this town?
– How often do you spend time with friends?
– When was the last time you went out with friends?

Cue Card

Talk about something that you have borrowed from somebody. Please say

– What was it?
– Why did you borrow it?
– Did it help you?


– What is the acceptable duration of borrowing and return time of an article?
– How do you feel about others borrowing ideas for business?
– Do you think it is appropriate?
– How can musicians stop people from getting their music for free online?

IELTS test in Dubai (UAE) and India – November 2015 (General Training)

Our friends P and V took their IELTS exams in Dubai (UAE) and India, and remembered the following writing and speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in the UAE

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently saw an advertisement about business conference that can be helpful for your work. Write a letter to your manager asking permission to attend the conference. In your letter say

– What is the conference about?
– How did you know about the conference?
– Explain to him/her why it is important that you attend this conference.
– Inform him/her about the schedule and venue of the conference.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Airline companies in many countries have reduced the cost of tickets. Discuss whether this is a positive or negative development. Give some examples based on your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What part of your job do you like the most?
– Why is that?
– What is more important for you, the people you work with or the job itself?
– Why is that?
– What stages of any person’s life are celebrated in your society, for example marriage or graduation? Why?
– Do you think it is necessary to celebrate the above events?
– How is it useful in that person’s life?
– Do you like to read?
– What type of books do you read?
– Do you like movies?
– Where and when do you usually watch them?
– Would you like to participate in movie production?

Cue Card 1

Talk about the best stage in your life from childhood till now. Please say

– When was it?
– Why do you think it was the best?
– How did you feel about it then?

Discussion 1

– What is your opinion about the current status of older people in our society?
– People are living longer nowadays, what challenges does it bring?
– How can retired people help the society?

Cue Card 2

Talk about a film that you have watched recently. Please say:

– What movie was it?
– What was the movie about?
– What lesson did you learn from it?

Discussion 2

– What is the most popular movie in your country?
– How did the movie affect your life?



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