IELTS test in India – August 2017 (General Training)

Our friend R took the IELTS test in India and remembered the following details:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A lady who wanted to buy a fridge talked to a sales person.
Questions: filling in blanks, match a fridge to requirements.

Section 2. About eye care charity organisation.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Section 3. Don’t remember.

Section 4. Lifeguard application form.
Questions: filling in blanks.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You will soon start a home renovation, which will continue for a while. Write a letter to the manager of the neighbouring restaurant and explain.

– What will be happening at your place?
– Explain the inconvenience the restaurant might experience.
– Suggest possible solutions to ease the problem.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that money can buy all the happiness in life. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and include relevant examples to support your answer.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it?
– Do you find your work hard?
– What would you like to do in the future?
– Were you helping parents as a child doing some household chores?
– Should children help their parents at home?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Talk about a new shop that opened recently in your locality. Please say

– What does it sell?
– Did you shop there and with whom?
– Do you think it’s going to be popular?


– What are the benefits of big stores in comparison to small shops?
– Why do people like to buy things from small shops?
– How can the government help small shopkeepers?
– What is the importance of local shops for the community?

IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – August 2017

When D took the IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Vietnam


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– How often do you use a mirror?
– Is it important to use a mirror?
– Do you check yourself in the mirror while choosing your clothes?
– Do you think mirrors can be used for decoration?

Cue Card

Describe an instance when you received a good service at a shop or a restaurant. Please say

– When and where did you receive the service?
– What was the service?
– How did you feel about it?


– What should customers do when they receive a bad service?
– What should managers do in order to provide good service?
– What are the differences of services provided by big and small shops?
– Do you prefer to shop in big or small shops? Why?



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