IELTS Speaking test in Australia – December 2017

Our kind friend M took the IELTS Speaking test in Australia and remembered 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 subject are you studying?
– Do you remember the first day at secondary school?
– What did you do?
– What decision did you have to make on that day?
– Do you remember teachers from your high school?
– Who was your favourite teacher?
– Why is that?

Cue Card

Talk about a big achievement you made in life. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when was it?
– How did it help you?


– Are you still proud of it?
– What is one of the big achievements worldwide?
– What is the difference between young and old people in their goals?
– What are the main qualities of achievers?
– Is it necessary to have an aim in life?
– Why do you think so?

IELTS test in Egypt – December 2017 (General Training)

A test taker from Egypt (thanks, M!) remembered the following topics and questions from a recent IELTS exam:

Listening testIELTS test in Egypt

Section 1. A conversation about house rental.

Section 2. A discussion about studies of law.

Section 3. About a Vacuum Cleaner Museum.

Section 4. About flight simulation by imitating honey bees.

Reading test

Passage 1. About red nose birds.

Passage 2. About personal rights, complaints at the workplace.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You have been asked to enquire at the nearest local conference centre and organise introduction courses for new company staff. Write a letter to the centre manager and say

– Give some details about the course.
– Explain about the course requirements for materials.
– Ask about the facilities provided.

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

There is certainly a difference in thoughts, ideas and actions between children, their parents and grandparents. Why do these differences exist? Does it cause problems in your community, in your opinion?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe the place you live in now.
– Do you read news in newspapers or the Internet? Why?
– Would you like to be a news reporter? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an instance you were lucky to have a mobile phone with you. Please say

– Where was it?
– What happened there?
– How did you feel about it later on?


– Are mobile phones important in our life? Why?
– Should they be used so much?
– Is social networking also important?



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