IELTS Speaking test in India – December 2015

When D took the IELTS Speaking test in India, he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– What is more important to you, people you work with or the work itself?
– Do you like to celebrate holidays?
– Do you prefer public (national) or personal holidays? Why?
– How did you celebrate your last holiday?
– Are holidays important?
– Do you think your country needs more holidays?

Cue card

Talk about a place (not your home) where you like to read or write. Please say

– what place it is
– when you go there
– why you like to read or write there.


– Do you take anybody else there?
– What are some of the other places available for teenagers to read or write?
– Why do teenagers prefer the library?
– At what age do children start to read or write in your country?
– What difficulties do children and adults face when they start to read or write?
– Who is responsible for teaching reading and writing to children? Teachers or parents?

IELTS test in Canada – December 2015 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Canada remembered the following topics and questions from a recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Canada

Section 1. About hotel accommodation options.

Section 2. Descriptions of parks in New Zeeland and a recommendation of must-see places.

Section 3. A discussion about art and music in hospitals.

Section 4. A discussion about CO2 emissions.

Reading test

Passage 1. A lie detection technique.

Passage 2. About ancient cities.

Passage 3. Oil as a source of energy.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing three different types of storms that took place worldwide from 1975 to 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some say that advertisements of toys and snacks have a huge impact on children and their parents, and therefore advertising to children should be banned. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Give your own opinion.



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