IELTS Speaking test in Afghanistan – October 2017

When H took the IELTS Speaking test in Afghanistan, his examiner asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Afghanistan


– 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 prefer to use buses or drive a car?
– Will you be using buses in the future?
– What can your country do to improve the transport system?
– Do you use social media?
– What is the impact of social media on public?
– Do older people use social media?
– How can we encourage them to use social media?
– Do you like boats?
– Did you ever travel by boat?
– Would you like to travel one day by boat?
– Would you like to own a boat?

Cue Card

Talk about something you bought recently. Please say

– What was it?
– Where and when did buy it?
– Why did you buy it?


– How did you feel about your purchase later?
– Did you give someone advice about purchasing a phone?
– Why do people go shopping?
– What do you think about the quality of today’s products compared to the past?
– Do you shop a lot?
– Why do you go shopping?

IELTS test in India and the UK – October 2017 (General Training)

Thanks to two IELTS test takers from India and UK we know this much about a recent exam (which was the same in these two countries):

Listening testIELTS test in the UK

Section 1. About Riverton primary school.

Section 2. About houses and architecture in a certain area.

Section 3. A conversation between two students about a farm project.

Section 4. About the colour red.

Reading test

Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

The company you work for is opening a new branch in another country and you would like to work there. Write a letter to your manager and say

– Why are you suitable to work in that country?
– What job would you like to take in the new office?
– Ask about the work to be done in the new branch.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Nowadays people buy a lot of things even though they don’t really need them. Why is it happening, in your opinion? Is it a positive or negative trend for the individual and the society?



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