IELTS Speaking test in Japan – October 2017

When M took the IELTS Speaking test in Japan, his examiner asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Japan


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– What is your major?
– What is your favourite subject?
– Do you read the news?
– What kind of news do you read?
– Do you prefer to read the news in the newspaper or online? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a person who knows a lot about many things in your opinion. Please say

– Who is this person?
– What is his/her expertise?
– How did you meet him/her?


– Let’s talk about teachers.
– Do you think we still need them, even though we have the Internet?
– What can you do using the Internet?
– What are the benefits of this? Why?

IELTS test in Hungary – October 2017 (General Training)

Our friend T took the IELTS test in Hungary and remembered the following information:

Listening testIELTS test in Hungary

Section 1. Discussion with an apartment owner.

Section 2. Description of holiday park facilities and surroundings.

Section 3. About students graduation process.

Section 4. A lecture about building materials and their deterioration.

Reading test

Passage 1. About Australian parrots.

Passage 2. About desertification.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

Passage 4. About multitasking, its pros and cons.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have borrowed something from your friend for a party and unfortunately it was damaged. Write a letter to your friend to apologise and say

– What and when did you borrow?
– What happened to it? Why?
– What do you suggest to do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays congestion and traffic jams are a common and major problem in most cities. Some people believe it is a good idea to construct wider roads to resolve this issue. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? What can be the solution, in your opinion?



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