IELTS test in India and UAE – August 2017 (Academic Module)

Two IELTS test takers from India and UAE (thank you, D and T!) remembered the details of their apparently identical exams:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A conversation between a lady and a real estate agent about home rental.

Section 2. Explanation about fire safety and women as safeguards.

Section 3. Two students discussed their project about different kinds of pigeons, their habits, colour and other characteristics.

Section 4. About palm trees and their usage.

Reading test

Passage 1. About the game of golf, use of torch and materials used for torch.

Passage 2. About a farmer and his business.

Passage 3. About termites and how they build mounds.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a flow chart of cans recycling process, starting from the recycling bin, transportation, cleaning, hot temperature melt, processing to make aluminium sheets and so on.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people think that travel is necessary to learn about other nations. Others, however, think that TV and the Internet are the best ways to learn about other countries. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria – August 2017

When F took the IELTS Speaking test in Nigeria he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Nigeria


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Where do you live?
– Do you leave in an apartment or a house?
– Do you like living there?
– Will you move out of there in the near future?
– What kind of apartment would you like to move to?
– Why do you want to do it?
– What time of the day do you like the most? Why?
– What is your daily evening routine?
– Has your evening routine changed compared to the past?
– What are your preferable means of communication, e-mail or phone? Why?
– Do you think in the future people will communicate more via e-mail or phone?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting couple whose marriage is successful in your opinion. Please say

– Who is this couple?
– How and when did they meet each other?
– Why do you think their marriage is successful?


– Do other people think this marriage has been successful?
– What are the roles of husband and wife in a marriage in your country?
– Do they have equal rights?
– Whose responsibility is it to bring up children in a marriage?
– What is the role of family in raising a child to be a responsible citizen of his/her country?



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