IELTS test in India – April 2016 (General Training)

Our friend R took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. About form-filing system.

Section 2. About a library and its facilities.

Section 3. An application form for students to register for a certain project.

Section 4. About gardening.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to your friend informing him/her about good news. Please say

– What is the news?
– How will it affect you?
– Suggest a place to meet for a celebration.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays many young people are drawn towards dangerous sports. What makes them so attractive? What measures should be taken to regulate such sports and minimise the risks?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Let’s talk about your home.
– What kind of home do you live in now?
– Do you like it?
– What are the benefits of living there?

Cue Card

Talk about a place that you would like to visit in the future. Please say

– What and where is it?
– When do you plan to get there?
– Why do you want to visit this place?


– Let’s talk about travels.
– Do you like to travel?
– Do you prefer to travel alone, with family or friends?
– Why is that?

IELTS Speaking test in Singapore – April 2016

When R took the IELTS Speaking test in Singapore she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Singapore


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like your home? Why?
– Would you change something in your place?
– Let’s talk about research.
– Have you done any research?
– Did you work with a group or by yourself?
– What problems can you encounter in group studying?
– How can they be resolved?

Cue Card

Talk about a recent event that made you happy. Please say

– What and where was it?
– Who was there with you?
– Why did it make you happy?


– Let’s talk about happiness.
– Do you usually feel happy?
– What makes you happy?
– Is happiness an environmentally or genetically acquired feeling?
– What makes old and young people happy?
– What is the difference between them?



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