IELTS Speaking test in India – May 2016

When V took the IELTS Speaking test in India, he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– What facilities and services are available in your hometown?
– Do you want to stay in this country for a long time?
– Do you like giving presents to people? Why?
– What type of presents do you like to give?
– Do you give presents that you made yourself to anyone?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting tradition that you have in your country. Please say

– What is it?
– Where did it come from?
– Why do you think it is interesting?


– Do you know any other interesting customs or traditions?
– Are there any changes in modern and traditional lifestyles?
– What are the advantages or disadvantages of traditional lifestyle? Why?
– Why did the attitude towards traditional lifestyle change?

IELTS test in Iran – May 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend P took the IELTS test in Iran and remembered the following topics and questions:

Listening testIELTS test in Iran

Section 1. A phone conversation between a female customer and a man about buying insurance for her brother who was coming to the country the next day.

Section 2. A woman spoke during a school’s orientation day for parents, describing different parts of the school area on a map. The same woman later spoke about discipline in the school and what procedure students who misbehave would go through.

Section 3. Two students discussed the benefits and drawbacks of online courses for both students and professors.

Section 4. A lecture on a traditional underground man-made passage of water in the Middle East, especially Iran, which is called Qanat. About the climate it is built in, the engineering and structure, and its social importance.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the birth of television before Second World War and all major scientists and researchers who contributed to its theoretical and practical development before and after this period.

Passage 2. The health of brain among elderly and laboratory studies on rats, which show how physical exercise can be crucial in keeping the brain from deterioration.

Passage 3. About traditional tourism, its economic potential, some disadvantages and possible gains if some modifications are made. Advantages and limitations of Eco-tourism were also discussed in the text.

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a map of the USA on which there were four pie charts in four different parts (North East, Middle part, South and West) showing
the agricultural land used in different ways (Animal use, Forests, Crops, Other uses). We were asked to describe how the agricultural land is in use in the USA.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some believe buildings should be built in a way that serves their purpose rather than just look beautiful. Others, however, say buildings should represent art too. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.



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