IELTS test in India – May 2017 (General Training)

An IELTS test taker from India shared the following topics and questions after his recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Booking of movie tickets for a group of 21 people over the phone.

Section 2. Description of cycling route on the map.

Section 3. About facilities available in different locations at the cycle-race track.

Section 4. About wild boars in Australia: eating habits, preferences and how they cause damage to the local inhabitants.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the swimming instructor job, its responsibilities and selection criteria.

Passage 2. About different campsites and their locations in New Zealand.

Passage 3. About work culture in a company and the employees’ redundancy process.

Passage 4. About local libraries, their facilities and access requirements in New Zealand.

Passage 5. About ants’ survival including details about each member’s responsibility in the ant group.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have just moved to a new apartment. Write a letter to your friend and say

– Why did you move?
– Describe your new home.
– Invite him/her to your new place.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that no homework should be given to children. Others, however, say that extra work is needed after school for children and teenagers in order to succeed. Discuss both the views and give your opinion including reasons and relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia – May 2017 (Academic Module)

The following topics and questions were shared by G after his IELTS test in Melbourne, Australia:

Listening testIELTS test in Australia

Section 1. A lady who was moving house needed a storage room.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 2. Two students were talking with a supervisor about their research of products and advertising.
Questions: multiple choice.

Section 3. A lecture about IQ.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Passage 1. About human evolution.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, match statements to paragraphs.

Passage 2. A science article about the nervous system, including sensory nerves and so on.
Questions: filling in blanks, match headings to paragraphs.

Passage 3. An article about global warming.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given, match statements to people.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar chart showing the amounts spent in Euro in five countries between 1990 and 2005.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that looking after our health is a duty to the society we live in rather than a personal need. To what extent 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?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like it?
– Will you live there in the future?
– Let’s talk about mirrors.
– Do you have a mirror at home?
– Do you watch yourself in the mirror? Why?
– Would you buy a piece of clothing without checking what it looks like in the mirror?
– Do you think it’s nice to have mirrors in a house?

Cue Card

Describe an event that you had to wait for it. Please say

– What was the event?
– Why did you have to wait for it?
– What did you do while waiting?


– Let’s talk about patience.
– What do you think about patience?
– Do we have to wait more or less for things to happen nowadays?
– Does patience reflect on society?



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