IELTS test in Thailand – October 2016 (Academic Module)

Our friend P took the IELTS test in Thailand, and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Thailand

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a graph showing the water levels in reservoirs in six different cities in the years 2009 and 2010. We had to compare the information.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

When it comes to research on family history, some people prefer not to dig into the past, instead they just focus on their future. Discuss the positives and negatives of this approach and include your own opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?
– Are you reading a book presently?
– Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a favourite place in your city. Please say

– How often do you go there?
– What do you usually do there?
– Why do you like that place?


– Do you go there alone or with friends?
– What other places are there in your city?

IELTS test in Venezuela and Pakistan – October 2016 (General Training)

Our friends P and M took their IELTS exams in Venezuela and Pakistan. They remembered the following questions from their seemingly identical exams:

Writing testIELTS test in Venezuela \

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are renting an apartment, but your family situation has changed recently. Write a letter to the real estate agency asking them to find a new accommodation, more suitable for your needs. In your letter

– Explain your current family situation.
– What type of new accommodation do you require?
– When do you need to move?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays with advances in technology and translation software people no longer need to learn new languages to communicate. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your own opinion and relevant examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of bags do you like?
– Did you use a bag during school days?
– What should one keep in mind when choosing a bag to buy?

Cue Card

Describe a person whom you met recently. Please say

– What did you talk about with him/her?
– Where did you meet him/her?
– Are you still in touch with him/her?


– What kind of discussions do you have with him/her?
– Don’t remember the rest of the questions.



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