IELTS Speaking test in Japan – February 2017

Our friend N took the IELTS Speaking test in Japan and was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Japan


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– Can you describe your place?
– What can you see from the window?
– Do you like to invite people to your home?
– What do you prefer, inviting people over or visiting their homes?
– What is common in your country, meeting with people outside or at home?
– Why is it so?
– What colour do you like the most?
– Did it change compared to the past?
– What colour do you like to use for your home decoration?

Cue Card

Describe a job you would like to do in a foreign country for a short period of time. Please say

– What job would it be?
– Where would you prefer to work?
– Why would you like to do it?


– Who would you like to go there with?
– Do you really want to do that work in the future?
– Is it an advantage for students to work in a different country?
– Why do you think so?
– What job do students usually do for a short time in other countries?
– Why do you think some students don’t work in other countries?
– Is it an advantage for people to work for an international company?
– Why do you think so?
– What skills are valued the most by international companies?
– What is more important for business, academic or practical skills in your opinion?

IELTS test in Pune, India – January 2017 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers S and J remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions after their exam in Pune, India:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Your colleague from a different town is coming next month and you are moving out of your current accommodation. Write a letter to the colleague to recommend they move into your house and say

– Why are you moving to another house?
– Describe your present accommodation.
– Explain why it will suit your colleague.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

In many countries eighteen is considered the right age to start driving a car. However, some people say that the legal driving age should be twenty five. Discuss both views and give your own 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 mirrors? Why?
– Did you buy any mirrors?
– Do you think a mirror is useful for decoration?
– When you shop for clothes, is the mirror important? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a speech that you heard recently. Please say

– What was it about?
– Who gave that speech?
– Did you like it? Why?


– What do you think about public speaking?
– Is it important for a person to be able to speak publicly?
– Have you ever been to any conferences?
– Do you think they are important? Why?



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