IELTS test in India – July 2016 (General Training)

Thanks to our friends C, K and V who took their IELTS tests in India we know this much about the recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Flight booking form.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Section 2. About an animal park in Australia
Questions: multiple choice, map labeling.

Section 3. A discussion between a student and a teacher about the assignment and improvements that are needed.

Section 4. About science in the future, environment-related.

Reading test

Passage 1. About archaeological findings in caves.
Questions: multiple choice, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 2, 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have recently ordered two items online, but the items you received are not the same as you ordered and you are not happy with the purchase. Write a letter to the company telling them that they have delivered 2 incorrect items. In your letter

– Describe what you ordered.
– What did you receive instead?
– What would you like the company to do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In many countries school-age children spend their free time doing homework. Is it a good or a bad thing? Give examples based on your own experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a job?
– Why did you choose to do it?

Cue Card

Talk about a mistake that you made as a child. Please say
– What was the mistake?
– Where and when did you do it?
– What did you learn from it?


– What kind of mistakes do children make in school work?
– Do you think children should be allowed to make mistakes?
– Do you think parents make mistakes too?
– Do you think it is in human nature to conceal one’s shortcomings?

IELTS Speaking test in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – July 2016

Today we have another IELTS update from Uzbekistan. Our friends Z and S were asked the following Speaking questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Uzbekistan


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like to work alone or in a team?
– Do you like arts?
– Did you use to draw in school?
– On what occasion do you usually give presents?
– Do you find it difficult to choose gifts?
– Why do you think it is so?

Cue Card 1

Describe a place that you visited recently which is open to public. Please say

– What was the place?
– What did you see there?
– Why do people go to such places?

Discussion 1

– What are your thoughts about public buildings?
– What do you think young people see in public buildings?
– Should there be any rules at public places?

Cue Card 2

Describe a short travel or a holiday that was special in your life. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What did you do there?
– Who were there with you?

Discussion 2

– Explain why it was special for you.
– What is the difference between short and long travels?
– Do you travel a lot? Why?
– Who do you usually go with?
– Do you prefer to travel with family or friends?



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