IELTS test in Islamabad, Pakistan – March 2016 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Pakistan (thanks, S!) remembered the following information about the recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Pakistan

Section 1. A conversation between a man and a woman about renting an apartment.

Section 2. A conversation between two friends about university studies and some particular program that one of them is already doing.

Section 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Reading test

Passage 1. About fluoridation of water.

Passage 2. About memory ability and skills.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the percentage of male and female population in secondary schools and in higher education system in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and East Asia in the year of 2000.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that crime rate can be reduced by giving a long punishment, while others say there are alternate ways to reduce crime. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– Please describe your house.
– Which room do you like the most? Why?
– What would you change in your house, if you had a chance? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a difficult choice that you had to make and realised later it was the right decision. Please say

– When and where did you make this decision?
– How did you know it was the right decision?
– Why was this decision important to you?


– What kind of choices do we make in our daily life?
– What kind of choices do children make in daily life?
– Is it important to go for a walk in a park these days?
– What do you do in a park?
– Do you think people these days prefer free time or money?
– When people work long hours, does that affect their family life? Why?

IELTS test in India – March 2016 (General Training)

Our friend M took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following writing and speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You were supposed to meet with your friend yesterday but you were unable to come. Write a letter to him/her and say

– How did you try to contact him/her?
– What was the reason for your absence?
– When do you plan to meet with him/her again?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

The fast food industry has negative effects on our health, the environment and family eating habits. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How different is your work today from the past?
– When are you happy at work?
– Tell me about your city.
– Are there taxi and bus services in your area?
– Why do you think people read magazines?

Cue Card

Talk about an article you have read recently in a magazine or a newspaper. Please say

– When and where did you read it?
– What was it about?
– How did you feel after reading it?


– How often do you read this type of articles?
– Would you suggest this article to your friends?
– Tell me about magazines available in your country.
– Does reading magazines have a negative or a positive impact on teenagers?
– Do you remember news seen on TV or in the newspaper?
– Why do people still listen to news on the radio?



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