IELTS test in Australia and Iran – February 2016 (Academic Module)

Here are the Writing and Speaking questions that two test takers from Australia and Iran remembered (their exams were apparently identical):

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a vertical bar graph showing the amount of money spent on developing countries by four different organisations. We had to summarise and explain the graph.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some cities do not restrict how stylish and unique can be houses and offices that people construct. Do you think the advantages of this approach outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like to visit museums?
– Do you go out with your friends?
– When does it usually happen?
– How often do you go out?
– Do you like watching movies?
– What kind of movies do you like the most?
– How often do you go to the cinema?
– Do you think children nowadays watch different movies compared to the past?

Cue Card

Describe a hand craft that you made at school. Please say

– What was it?
– Why did you like it?
– Were you good at it?


– What hand-made items do people give as gifts to each other?
– Are there advantages to giving a hand-made gift?
– Do many people give handmade gifts nowadays? Why?

IELTS test in India – February 2016 (General Training)

Below are the topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam in India, shared by T – thanks!

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A phone conversation regarding booking hotel banquet services to celebrate an event. The options that were discussed included accommodation and food.

Section 2. About a new online bicycle renting system, including information on how to use the booking system.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A floor plan of bicycle parking centre. There was a gym, VIP bicycle parking spaces, towel room and so on.

Reading test

Passage 1. There were six advertisements with different lodging options.
Questions: match descriptions to paragraphs A to E.

Passage 2. About crocodiles during the Mesozoic Era and their survival.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Recently your employer offered some employees to do some work directly from home. Write a letter to your manger requesting the same arrangement. You should say

– Why do you want to work from home?
– Why would it be beneficial for the company and yourself?
– Suggest a suitable arrangement for you to work from home.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays the crime rate among young people is increasing. Why do you think this is happening? What can be done by parents and teachers to reduce it?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Describe a situation where you had to communicate in a foreign language for the first time. Please say

– When and where did it happen?
– What was the situation?
– How did it make you feel?


– What is the right age to start teaching children a foreign language, in your opinion?
– Why do you think so?
– Are there any exceptions?
– What different ways are there to teach a new language to kids?



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