IELTS Speaking test in India – January 2018

An IELTS test taker from India (thanks, R!) remembered and shared the following Speaking 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?
– What do you do?
– Tell me a bit about yourself.
– Do you smile often?
– What is the importance of smile?
– How often do you spend time outside your home?
– Do you like to travel?
– What are the advantages of traveling?
– Would you like to fly to space?

Cue Card

Talk about a popular person in your country. Please say

– Who is this person?
– How did you first hear about him/her?
– Why is he/she popular?

Follow-up question: Would you like to meet this person?


– Is it easy to become popular nowadays?
– How do people become popular?
– What would you do to become popular?
– Do you think people who are popular now would be still popular in 20 years?

IELTS test in Sydney, Australia – January 2018 (General Training)

Our friend S took the IELTS test in Sydney, Australia and remembered the following topics and questions:

Reading testIELTS test in Australia

Passage 1. About a shared bicycle service.

Passage 2. About the kiwi birds and saving the species.

Passage 3, 4. Don’t remember.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

Write a letter to the airport authority about the bag forgotten at the airport. In your letter

– describe the bag and where it was left
– give details of the bag’s contents
– suggest a way for the bag to be returned to you

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

We were asked to discuss cost consideration when purchasing a product, such a cell phone or a service, such as healthcare.

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is the meaning of your name?
– What are popular names in your country?
– Do you like to travel? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a memorable journey that you had. Please say

– Where and when did you go?
– Who did you go with?
– Why did you go on that journey?


– What happened during the journey?
– What transport is available in your country?
– What is the most popular transport in your country?
– Compare public and private transport.
– What is the future of transport, in your opinion?



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