IELTS Speaking test in Lahore, Pakistan – July 2017

When Q took the IELTS Speaking test in Pakistan, he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Pakistan


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your major?
– Why did you choose this field?
– What is the most important part of your study program?
– How do you celebrate your birthdays?
– What age is important in your country and celebrated the most?
– Did you enjoy your birthdays as a child? Why?
– Is your birthday important to you? Why?
– Let’s talk about sunshine.
– How important is sunshine in your country?
– Do you normally get out and catch some sun or not?

Cue Card

Describe something you have not done so far but would like to do in the future. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where would you do it?
– Why would you like to do it?


– Do you believe that you will do this?
– Is it important to set goals for younger generation in your country?
– What is the difference between men’s and women’s goals?
– Do you think a person can be successful without having any goals?
– Don’t you think that younger generation must have some goals for the progress of their country?
– What steps should the government take to reduce poverty?
– Should the government focus more on poverty rather than literacy?
– What is your own opinion on that?
– Do you have any solution in mind?

IELTS test in Taiwan – July 2017 (General Training)

Following are topics and questions that K remembered from a recent IELTS exam in Taiwan:

Listening testIELTS test in Taiwan

Section 1. A phone call about student placement.

Section 2. Two students were talking about the topic of their study.

Section 3. A manager introduced a new employee to the office and payroll on the first day of new employment.

Section 4. The history of wallets and purses.

Reading test

Passage 1. A description of different museums.

Passage 2. About an internship opportunity in Ireland.

Passage 3. About London fog and its history.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You found a room at your company office that can be used as a relaxation room. Write a letter to your manager and ask to use it for this purpose. In your letter say

– Explain why you suggest this.
– Which room is it? Why?
– What changes will need to be done there?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

There is a trend of increasing amount of noise in our life. Why could this be a problem? What can be done to reduce it? Give your own opinion support it by examples.

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?
– Is it an apartment or a house?
– What type of place would you like to live in, in the future?
– Who is your favourite pop star?
– What is the difference between live performances and recordings?

Cue Card

Describe a drama series that you like to watch. Please say

– Who are the characters?
– What is it about?
– Why do you like it so much?


– What are popular topics on TV in your county? Why?
– What is the difference of TV shows in the past and now?
– Is there any positives in watching TV?
– Why did TV become so popular?



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