IELTS test in Brazil – March 2017 (General Training)

The topics and questions below were shared by an IELTS test taker from Brazil:

Listening testIELTS test in Brazil

Section 1. A mother talked with the school principal about her daughter’s enrollment in the school. They just moved from Hong Kong to New Zealand.

Section 2. Conversation about house sales, a real estate agent introduced some houses to potential buyers.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. About a research on the red colour, as a colour associated with fear, in both people and animals.

Reading test

Passage 1. About ancient Egypt.

Passage 2. About theatre facilities such as ticket booths, accessibility of places, cafes and so on.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

The company wants to change working hours of its employees. Write a letter and provide some suggestions to your manager about the matter. Explain why your suggestions will be better for both employees and the company.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays advertisements of toys and fast food mostly focus on children. Some think that eventually it affects both children and their family. Do you agree or disagree?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like to go to places near water (lakes, rivers or the sea)?
– What do you like to do there?
– Do you take your family to those places?

Cue Card

Talk about a recent experience that you had with a wild animal. Please say:

– what animal it was
– when it was
– what happened
– and explain how you felt after the experience.


– Is the contact with wild animals necessary?
– Do you think there are benefits from contact with wild animals only for children, or for adults as well?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS Speaking test in India – March 2017

Our friend T took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following Speaking 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?
– Do you like chocolate?
– What kind of chocolate do you prefer? Why?
– How often do you eat chocolate?
– Did you like chocolate as a child?
– Why do children like chocolate?
– Do you remember an instance when you were given chocolate as a present? Why?
– What is your favourite colour? Why?
– What colour would you like to paint your bedroom or other rooms in your house?
– What colours are popular among your friends? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a team project you were involved in. Please say

– What was the project?
– When and where did you work on it?
– Who did you work with?


– Where can team projects be implemented, other than professional fields?
– Why is that?
– Do you think team projects are possible among students?
– Do you think children should do team projects? Why?
– Do you think working in a team is better than working alone? Why?
– What are the necessary steps to be taken while working in a team?
– What benefits do team members derive from working as a team?
– Do you think a team leader should be responsible for everything in a team?



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