IELTS test in India – September 2017 (Academic Module)

Our Indian friend remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions after his recent IELTS exam:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given two pie charts. One was showing the amounts of water used for certain agricultural products in Australia in 2004. The other was showing their value to Australian economy in the same year. The two pie charts described 5-6 agricultural products.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Billions of dollars are spent on Space research every year. Instead, this money could be used to improve living conditions of people on Earth. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

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?

Cue Card

Talk about an activity you had done for the first time, that you were excited about. Please say

– What and where did you do?
– Who was there with you?
– Why did you like it so much?


– Was it a dangerous activity, in your opinion?
– Do people get enough information about it?
– What do you want to try next?
– Why?

IELTS Speaking test in Australia – September 2017

When N took the IELTS Speaking test in Australia she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Australia


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– Would you consider taking a course related to your job in the future?
– Do you like when it rains?
– Did you ever go out when it rained without an umbrella?
– Why do you like/dislike rainy weather?
– Does rain affect your work? In what way?
– What do you do with your family on holidays?
– Where would you like to go on your next holiday?

Cue Card

Describe your perfect home (a house or an apartment) that you would like to have in the future. Please say:

– When you would like to have it
– Where it would be located
– What it would look like


– What is the difference between contemporary and old buildings?
– Why do people migrate to big cities?
– How can it affect city life?
– What changes do you see happening to future buildings?
– Would traditional houses diminish in the future?
– Why were people happy in the past living in traditional houses?



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