IELTS Speaking test in India – December 2016

Our friend R was asked the following questions in his recent IELTS Speaking test in India:

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 a place that you like in your hometown.
– What transportation facilities do you have in your hometown?
– Let’s talk about hats and caps.
– Do people in your country wear hats and caps? Why?
– Do people wear them for special occasions or in everyday situations?
– Have you ever wore a cap as a child?
– Do you like to dance?
– Why do you like dancing?
– When do people in your country usually dance?

Cue Card

Describe a situation that angered you the most. Please say

– Where and when did it happen?
– What exactly made you angry?
– How did you handle this situation?


– When you replay this situation in your mind, do you still feel angry?
– Do you think expressing your emotions is important? Why?
– How do people in your country express their emotions?
– Does modern society influence positive or negative emotions? Why?
– What are the effects of positive or negative emotions on health?
– Can you explain this?
– Do men and women express emotions in a similar way?

IELTS test in Uzbekistan – December 2016 (Academic Module)

When M took the IELTS test in Uzbekistan the following questions appeared in the exam (M didn’t remember the Listening topics):

Reading testIELTS test in Uzbekistan

Passage 1. About the hazards of multitasking.

Passage 2. About the population of ancient Mesopotamia.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a diagram showing education levels among population of Glasgow in 2010 and a pie chart that described the level of education of men and women.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say that art should be created by people with special abilities. Others believe that everyone is able to do art. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like listening to music?

Cue Card

Describe a song that you would like to listen to in the future. Please say

– What is this song going to be about?
– Who could create this song?
– Why would you like to listen to this song?


– Why do people like to listen to songs?
– Why do people go to music festivals rather than watch them on TV at home?
– Why do parents bring their children to music competitions?
– Why do people like live music better than recordings?
– What kind of songs are popular in your country? Why?



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