IELTS test in India – May 2017 (Academic Module)

When H took the IELTS test in India she was given the following questions in Writing and Speaking:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a line graph showing the GDP spending in three different areas: health, education and pensions in Australia.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Many parents allow their children to play games on computers and other electronic devices because it helps to develop their technical skills. Do you think the advantages of this approach outweigh the disadvantages?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe your home town?
– What are some interesting things to see there?
– Is it a good place to live in?
– Will you continue to live there in the future?
– Let’s talk about dreams.
– How often do you remember dreams after waking up?
– Do you like to listen to other people’s dreams?
– Would you like to study about dreams in the future?

Cue Card

Talk about a time when you had to wait to hear some important news. Please say

– What was the news or event that made you wait? Why?
– When and where did you hear the news?
– Describe your feelings after hearing it.


– Let’s talk about things that make people wait.
– What are they?
– Can waiting be boring sometimes? Why?
– Some people don’t like waiting, why do you think it is so?
– Adults can wait for longer than children. Why?
– How did people from different countries communicate in the past?
– Do you think being patient is good?
– Is there a change in people’s patience today compared to the past?

Getting IELTS Band 7.5 can be as simple as this:

Different people will tell you different things about IELTS – some think it’s hard, others say it’s quite easy, but everyone tends to agree that it’s NOT the kind of test you can just pass without studying.

Nathaline Onek Aparo, a test taker from Uganda, got Band 7.5 and here is what she thinks can help YOU achieve a similar result:

“First of all, those who intend to take the exam should identify a study partner where you can can access learning materials and get help. I recommend because it helped me exceeding abundantly.

Secondly, practice for the exam non-stop. Use past exam papers, watch news, read newspapers. Generally, being informed about current affairs will be to your advantage. Time yourself as you practice so that you simulate a real exam situation. Time presents a major challenge to most candidates.

A word of caution: do not give more attention to some particular sections while ignoring others. Give all the sections equal yet serious attention.

On the day of the exam, arrive on time at the test venue. This will help you relax and have time to get acquainted with the environment.

Lastly, you need confidence, especially for the speaking test.

Wishing you all the best in your exams. Go make your dreams come true!”



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