IELTS Speaking test in Australia – March 2018

An IELTS test taker from Australia (thanks, M!) remembered being asked the following Speaking 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 kind of work do you do?
– What part of the day is the most productive and efficient for you?
– Why is that?
– Do you like to sleep?
– How much sleep do you think is enough for you?
– Do you think a person should sleep on a fixed schedule?
– Do you think sleep can make you feel relaxed?
– Who needs more sleep, young people or the elderly?
– Do you think computer and mobile apps are helpful?

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 was it helpful to you?


– Did you like it?
– Was it easy or difficult for you to learn? Why?
– Do you think adults should keep learning?
– Do you think there should be a fixed age for learning something?
– Will learning be helpful to people in the future? Why?

IELTS test in Ahmedabad, India – March 2018 (Academic Module)

Our friend H took the IELTS test in Ahmedabad, India and remembered the Writing and Speaking questions, below:

Writing testIELTS test in India

Writing task 1 (a report)

We were given a bar graph showing the percentage of adults going to schools in six different countries in 2010. We had to summarize the information.

Writing task 2 (an essay)

Some people feel that robots are very important to humans’ future development, while others think they are dangerous and have negative effects on the society. Discuss both views and give your own 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?
– Did you have training before starting this job?
– Will you need training in the future?
– What do you do in your leisure time?
– How much time do you spend at home?
– Do you spend a lot of time with teenagers?
– What is the best part of being a child?

Cue Card

Talk about a situation when you used your phone and were pleased about it. Please say

– When was it?
– What did you need to use the phone for?
– Why were you pleased afterwards?


– Do you call your friends often?
– What activities do you do with your friends at home?
– How much time do people spend on mobile phones?
– Who is using phones the most, teenagers or older people?
– For what purpose do people use phones the most, in your opinion?
– Is social media a good platform for advertisements?
– Is it annoying to have a person use their phone while a group is having a serious discussion? Why?



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