IELTS test in India – August 2017 (Academic Module)

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

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A lady talked with a person from a real estate agency.
Questions: filling in blanks on a personal details form.

Section 2. A lady talked about a university.
Questions: filling in blanks, multiple choice.

Section 3. A student and his tutor talked about a project assignment on extinct species in New Zealand, including the bird Moa.
Questions: multiple choice, match characteristics to paragraphs.

Section 4. A person talked about the history and evolution of bicycles over the years.
Questions: short-answer questions (no more than 3 words), diagram labelling.

Reading test

Passage 1. About an oil refinery plant.
Questions: multiple choice, True/False/Not Given.

Passage 2. About Nicholas Kaldor employment theory. He developed the “compensation” criteria for welfare comparisons.
Questions: True/False/Not Given, summary completion.

Passage 3. About West African culture and people.
Questions: filling in blanks, True/False/Not Given.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two diagrams showing the student accommodation building in 2010 and now. We had to describe and compare changes.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

In many countries today the numbers of plants and animals are declining. Why is it happening, in your opinion? What can be the solution to this situation?

IELTS Speaking test in India – August 2017

Thanks to K who took the IELTS test in India we can share these Speaking questions today:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What part of the country do you live in?
– Is it good to live there?
– Would you like to live there in the future?
– Are there any famous places in your city?
– What are they famous for?
– Let’s talk about mirrors.
– How often do you spend time looking in the mirror? Why?
– Did you ever buy a mirror?
– Do you think it is important to have a mirror at home? Why?
– Do you think you spend too much time watching TV?
– Why is that so?
– Did you watch it a lot as a child?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting house or apartment you have visited. Please say

– Where is it?
– What does it look like?
– When and why did you visit it?


– What are the common types of houses in your city?
– Why do you think they are so popular?
– What other types of accommodation are there?
– Why do people prefer that?
– Are there any authentic houses in your city?
– Do people prefer living in the city area or countryside nowadays?
– Why is it so?
– What is the best part of living in the countryside?
– Do you think people are wasting too much energy?
– What can be a solution to preserve energy sources?



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