IELTS Speaking test in the UK – September 2017

When F took the IELTS test in the UK, in Speaking she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in the UK


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What kind of house would you prefer in the future?
– How do you feel when it’s a sunny day?
– What do people do usually on a sunny day?
– What do you do when it’s sunny outside?
– How is solar power used in your country?
– Let’s talk about jewellery.
– Do you like jewellery?
– What kind of jewellery do you like?
– When do you wear jewellery?

Cue Card

Talk about a person you know well, who helps and supports you. Please say

– Who is the person?
– How did you meet him/her?
– How does this person help or support you?


– Who is more supportive at a workplace, men or women?
– Why do you think it is so?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a team?
– Do you think companies should provide childcare facilities to employees?

IELTS test in India – September 2017 (Academic Module)

When R took the IELTS exam in India, the following topics and questions appeared in the test paper:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. A lady inquired about Scuba Diving lessons.

Section 2. A discussion between a tutor and a student about corrections in her assignment.

Section 3. A discussion about a company.

Section 4. Information on some business development.

Reading test

Passage 1. About an online shopping website.

Passage 2. About the discovery of Mammoth.

Passage 3. About the NGV museum in Melbourne, Australia.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a table showing the income and expenses of Brockley Hall Hotel in a three-year period. We had to summarize and describe the data.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say job satisfaction is more important than job security. Others believe that we cannot be expected to enjoy the job continually and having a permanent job is more important. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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 your job?

Cue Card

Describe a book that you have read recently. Please say

– What book is it?
– What is it about?
– Did you like the book? Why?


– What was very exciting about this book?
– Would you recommend it to others?



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