IELTS test in Turkey – July 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend C took the IELTS test in Turkey and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Turkey

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the consumption of bottled water in five countries. We had to summarize and explain the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some countries improve their economy to gain high standard of living, but some social values can be lost during this transition. Do you think the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages? Give your opinion and examples.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the importance of your study?
– What is the main challenge of your work?
– Let’s talk about fruit.
– Do you like fruit?
– How often do you eat fruit?
– What fruits are your favourite? Why?
– Did you eat fruit in your childhood?
– What fruits were the best for you as a child? Why?
– Do you think older people eat less fruit? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a recent important change in your life. Please say

– What was the change?
– What were the reasons for this change?
– How do you feel about it now?


– Do you think changes are important in our lives? Why?
– Do you think we encourage children enough to get new experiences? Why?
– Who is supporting children to change something?
– Do you think people can adapt to changes easily? Why?
– What do you think about the global changes nowadays?
– Can changes be stressful?
– Why is it so?

IELTS test in Sri Lanka – July 2017 (General Training)

When V took the IELTS exam in Sri Lanka, the following topics and questions were given in the test paper:

Listening testIELTS test in Sri Lanka

Section 1. A phone conversation about birthday party celebration.

Section 2. About gardening training sessions.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. A discussion between a student and a lecturer.

Reading test

Passage 1. About Australian dramas.

Passage 2. The claiming of expenses procedure for employees.

Passage 3. A job interview for a permanent position at a certain company.

Passage 4. About the bridge and its history.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to an overseas friend and invite him/her to a party that you arrange. Please say

– What is the reason for the party?
– Give details of the party.
– Suggest an arrangement for your friend.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe that university education is helpful, while others think that university is not the right place to acquire new skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– What are you doing there?
– Let’s talk about mirrors.
– How often do you use a mirror?
– Is it important to have a mirror?
– Can you use a mirror for decoration in your home?

Cue Card

Talk about an unusual food you have ate abroad. Please say

– Where was it and what was the food?
– Did you like or dislike that food? Why?
– Why did you decide to try it?


– Do you prefer to buy foreign foods?
– Why do people buy foreign foods?
– Would you spend more on foreign foods?
– Why is that?



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