IELTS test in Australia – April 2017 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks, D!) remembered the following topics and questions from a recent exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You recently visited a store to repair your computer, but they couldn’t fix it. Write a letter to the store manager and say

– What was the problem with your computer?
– What happened in the store?
– What do you want them to do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that you need more money to be happy, while others prefer to have more free time than money. 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?
– What subject are you studying?
– How do you see your future career?
– Why is that?
– Do you like writing?
– Would you consider becoming a writer?

Cue Card

Talk about a place you use for relaxation. Please say

– What and where is this place?
– How often do you go there?
– How did you find this place?


– How do people in your country like to relax?
– How were people relaxing in the past?
– Is it different today?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS Speaking test in India – April 2017

Our friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in India and remembered 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?
– What are you doing now?
– Who was your favorite teacher?
– Why did you like him/her the most?
– Would you like to become a teacher in the future?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Talk about a gift that you gave to someone and the occasion. Please say

– What was the gift and the occasion?
– Why did you choose this gift?
– Where did you buy it?
– How did the person feel after receiving it?


– Why do people give gifts in our society?
– Why do some people like to give hand-made gifts instead of purchasing them in a store?
– What kind of educational gifts can be given to children?
– What is the significance of these gifts?



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