IELTS test in Australia – February 2018 (General Training)

Our friend G took the IELTS test in Australia and remembered the following Writing and Speaking questions:

Writing testIELTS test in Australia

Writing task 1 (a letter)

A while ago you have lent a friend a suitcase, which he/she has not returned yet. Writing a letter to him/her reminding to bring it back and say

– What suitcase and when did he/she borrow it?
– Why do you need it back?
– What should he/she do about it?

Writing Task 2 (an essay)

Some people believe we need to pay higher taxes in order for the government to build population’s basic needs services. Others say government should find other means to get funds for it. What should the government do, 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 do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Do you like rain?
– Why is that?
– When do you have your meals?
– What is your favorite meal? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an item you have bought that you are happy with. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where did you buy it?
– Why do you like it so much?


– What are the purchasing patterns of your community today?
– Why do you think it is so?
– What do you think about a consumerism approach? Why?

IELTS Speaking test in India – February 2018

When S took the IELTS Speaking test in India, she was asked the following questions:

Speaking testIELTS test in India


– What is your full name?
– Are you working or studying?
– Where you are working and what you do?
– Is it necessary to make friends?
– What role do your friends play in personal life as well as in work?
– Do you use a dictionary every day?
– Why do you use a dictionary?
– Will you write a dictionary in the future?
– How much time do humans need to sleep?
– Do senior citizens really require more sleep?

Cue Card

Talk about a country where you want to settle down in the future. Please say

– What country is it?
– Where did you hear about it?
– What attracts you to it?


– What is the role of government in country’s development?
– And then a few more questions related to the country’s governance.



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