IELTS test in New Zealand – February 2018 (Academic)

The topics and questions below were shared by an IELTS test taker from New Zealand:

Listening testIELTS test in New Zealand

Section 1. A phone conversation between a staff member and a lady interested in a part-time job as a cycling leader.
Section 2. Map of a zoo.
Section 3. Don’t remember.
Section 4. History of bicycles.

Reading test

Passage 1. The history of graphite pencil.
Passage 2. Innovation in sports.
Passage 3. Different theories on the formation of planets.

Writing test

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a pie chart describing the satisfaction level of full-time and part-time students with the services offered by the university library.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

These days the tradition of families eating meals together is declining. Why is this happening? What are the effects on families?

Speaking test


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– When is your favorite time to study?

Cue Card

Think of a time when you had to be polite. Please say

– Where did this happen?
– How did you do this?
– Why did you have to be polite?


– Should children be allowed to say what’s on their mind or do they need to be controlled by parents?
– What are your thoughts on showing respect as a tourist traveling to a different country?

IELTS Speaking test in India – February 2018

When A took the IELTS Speaking test in India, he was asked the following 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 subject are you studying?
– Where do you live now?
– How long have you been in this place?
– Do you read newspapers?
– Did you read newspapers in your childhood? Why?
– What pages do you usually read in newspapers? Why?
– Where do you see crowds in your town?
– Are there any other places you know?
– Are people always interested in attending these places?
– Why is it happening in your opinion?

Cue Card

Describe a place that you would like to visit with your friends. Please say

– What is this place?
– Why do you want to visit it?
– When do you want to visit it and with whom?


– Why do people visit that place?
– Do people understand social responsibilities?
– Why do you think people are more interested in social responsibilities these days?
– Does joining any clubs help people to socialise?
– What impact does it have on the society? Why?



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