IELTS test in Kazakhstan – November 2017 (Academic Module)

Our friend N from Kazakhstan remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions from a recent IELTS exam:

Writing testIELTS test in Kazakhstan

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the unemployment level of young people in five European countries. We had to summarize the information in a report.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people say governments should build sport facilities for professional athletes. Others believe that such facilities should be open to everyone. 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 the job?
– Would you like to change your job in the future?

– Where do you live now?
– Do you know your neighbors?
– How long have you known them for?
– What is better, to have elder or younger neighbors? Why?
– Do your neighbours help you?

Cue Card

Describe your favorite website. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you find it?
– Why do you like it?


– Some people believe books are used less nowadays. Is it true?
– Do you think the Internet can replace schools?
– Do you think the Internet is a better way to study? Why?
– Would you prefer to study online or with teachers?

IELTS Speaking test in India – November 2017

Our kind friend S took the IELTS Speaking test in India and remembered the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you enjoy your meals?
– When do you usually eat your meals during the day?
– Are there any changes in your food habits in childhood and now?
– Do you often eat take away meals?
– Have you ever traveled by boat?
– Do people in your country use boats as means of transportation?
– Would you like to own a boat in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a traditional object in your country. Please say

– What is it?
– Why did it become a traditional object?
– Do you like it? Why?


– Do you have it in your home?
– Let’s talk about other traditional objects.
– Can you mention other objects that are part of a tradition?
– What is the difference between traditional and modern objects?



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