IELTS test in India – March 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend K took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing the participation of boys and girls in different sports. We had to make a comparison and describe the diagram.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays the differences between countries are becoming less evident because we see the same TV shows, advertisements, fashion and follow the same brands. To what extent the advantages of this trend outweigh its disadvantages?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– Do you like science or not? Why?
– Why didn’t you choose science as a subject for your studies?

Cue Card

Describe an item you have bought that you were pleased with. Please say

– Where and when did you buy it?
– Describe the item.
– Why do you like it?


– Do you think street shopping is beneficial?
– Why do people choose to go to shopping malls?
– Did you buy something online?
– Were you pleased with the purchase?

IELTS Speaking test in Melbourne, Australia – March 2016

An IELTS test taker from Melbourne (thanks, I!) remembered the following Speaking questions from a recent exam:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Let’s talk about colours.
– Which colour do you normally like? Why?
– Did you like the same colour in your childhood? Why?
– Which colour don’t you like? Why?
– Let’s talk about food.
– Which food do you like the most? Why?
– Who does the cooking in your family?

Cue Card

Talk about a person who does a job that is beneficial for the society, please say

– What job is it?
– Who is the person?
– How long have you known him/her?
– Why do you like to visit him/her?


– Has people’s behaviour changed in your country compared to the past?
– In what way?
– What kind of people are working more in your country?
– In what kind of jobs can people make more money?



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