IELTS Speaking test in Poland – May 2016

When L took the IELTS exam in Poland he was asked the following questions in the Speaking test:

Speaking testIELTS test in Poland


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your apartment.
– What would you change in your apartment?
– Which room do you like the most? Why?
– What do you usually do in the evenings?
– What did you do in the evenings when you were younger?
– Do you often meet with your friends?
– What do you do together?
– Describe your hometown.
– What do you like or dislike about it?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Talk about your goal for the future. Please say

– What is it?
– How will you achieve it?
– When and why did you decide to set it?


– Why do you think people have ambitions?
– Are ambitious people born that way?
– Is it good or bad to be ambitious?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS test in Canada – May 2016 (Academic Module)

An IELTS test taker from Canada (thanks, J!) remembered the Writing and Speaking questions, below:

Writing testIELTS test in Canada

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the number of people living in rural areas in four different countries.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays university education is very expensive. Some people say that universities should reduce their fees, especially for the less fortunate students or those coming from rural areas. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects do you study? Why?
– What is your major?
– Do you like swimming?
– Is swimming popular in your country?

Cue Card

Describe an occasion when you experienced a very loud noise. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What was the source of this noise?
– What were the consequences of it for you?


– How long did this occasion last for?
– Nowadays noise pollution is more dangerous even compared to air or water pollution, do you agree? Why?
– What are the effects of noise pollution on public places?
– What can be done to decrease noise pollution?



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