IELTS test in Ahmedabad, India – February 2018 (General Training)

Two IELTS test takers from India (thanks, S and P!) remembered the following details about their recent exam:

Listening testIELTS test in India

Section 1. Making a flight booking.

Section 2. About an activity centre.

Section 3. A discussion about robots for medical purposes.

Section 4. The history of Emus.

Reading test

Passage 1. About mountain radio services in New Zealand.

Passage 2. About the Australian travel pass system benefits.

Passage 3. About the use of tidal power for electricity production.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a letter)

You are studying in a college and your friend recently asked your opinion about the college. Write a letter explaining about the college and giving your recommendations. Include the following in your letter:

– Why did you apply for admission to this college?
– What do you like and dislike about it?
– Would you recommend this college to your friend? Why?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Many people say that applying heavy taxes to industries will prevent industrial pollution. Others believe that there are other effective solutions to curb the industrial pollution. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. Include appropriate examples in your response, if necessary.

IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam – February 2018

When S took the IELTS Speaking test in Vietnam, he was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in Vietnam


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What part of the day is the most productive and efficient for you?
– Why is that?
– Do you like computers?
– Do you think computers/mobile apps are helpful?
– What mobile apps do you use the most?
– Would you like to develop an app in the future? Why?
– What kind of app would it be?

Cue Card

Talk about something that you have learned outside of school or college. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where did you learn it?
– How did you learn it?
– Who did you learn it from?


– Did you like it?
– Was it easy or challenging for you? Why?
– Do you think adults should keep learning?
– What do you think adults should learn after college or school?
– Do you think seniors possess better knowledge than current generation?
– How much sleep do you think is sufficient for you?
– Do you think seniors need less sleep compared to younger people?
– Why do you think it is?



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